Mitsubishi develops tiny inverters for HEV

Mitsubishi announced that their team developed an ultra-compact Full Silicon Carbide (SiC) inverter, targeting HEV (Hybrid & Electric Vehicle) applications. They claim it to be the world smallest with a volume of 5 litres.

The power density is 86 kVA/L, which is 10x more than CE+T Power, winner of the Google Little Box Challenge, with exactly 8.85 kW/L.

Mitsbishi Electric SiC inverter electric hybrid vehicle

Mitsubishi did not release more technical details than the picture up here. On the other side, they claimed to use solder to connect power semiconductors and cooling elements, in order to reach the best performance and lifetime. Commercialization is not planned before 2021… But more technical details will come during the National Convention of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (IEEJ) from March 15-17, 2017.



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