Power Electronics

Full-Power Converter for Wind Applications

The Switch introduces a totally new full-power converter design that features top fault ride-through (FRT) capability, allowing better grid side performance. Matching the most stringent grid codes in the world to date, the converter stays connected to and supports the grid - even with zero-voltage ride-through capability. This results in future-proof grid compliance.

The new converter design is ideal for offshore wind power installations, as the cabinet has been improved to minimize the impact of environmental influences in harsh ocean conditions. Upgrades include a more rugged enclosure and a better sealing. In addition, the converter includes a built-in humidity regulation system that instantly removes any humidity from inside the cabinet, making it a highly reliable solution.

Designed to match all turbine applications ranging from 1 to 6 MW, the new converter design also reduces cabinet size up to 30%. The length of The Switch 2 MW cabinet is now only 2.4 meters, which makes the placement of the converter easier in the nacelle or the tower.

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