With the new Power Start moduls Infineon Technologies Bipolar offers now the most complete portfolio for soft start applications. The need for this development comes from the trend in the market towards soft starters and away from drives caused by increasing demands for cost effective solutions. Furthermore the reduction of components and complexity leads to more reliability.
Main benefit of the new design concept in comparison to existing soft starter solutions is one slim foot-print (55 mm) fitting all current classes which allows contactor compatible designs (LxWxH 134x55x100 mm).
The modules provide integrated heatsink and can be mounted without thermal grease. By using double side cooling, these modules can withstand overload currents up to 2200 A for a 21s duration of overload which allows contactor compatible designs.