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Bidirectional dc-to-dc Power ConverterSolid-state, series-resonant converter uses high-voltage thyristors. Converter used either to convert high-voltage, low-current dc power to lowvoltage, high current power or reverse. Taking advantage of newly-available high-voltage thyristors to provide better reliability and efficiency than traditional converters that use vacuum tubes as power switches. New converter essentially maintenance free and provides greatly increased mean time between failures. Attractive in industrial applications whether or not bidirectional capability is required.
Document ID
19860000101
Document Type
Other - NASA Tech Brief
Authors
Griesbach, C. R. (Martin Marietta Corp.)
Date Acquired
August 12, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1986
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Tech Briefs
Volume: 10
Issue: 2
ISSN: 0145-319X
Subject Category
ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND CIRCUITS
Report/Patent Number
MFS-28095
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.