Are you given a list of parts by the technical team or a customer and when you read through it you wonder what it is you’re buying? How often do suppliers come back with alternatives and give you technical information that you don’t quite understand. In this blog we will take a look at the basics of what Ferrite is and some of the applications it can be used in.
With the worldwide adoption of smartphones and other mobile devices, which now play such pivotal roles in our day-to-day lives, charging requirements have both increased and changed in their demands. Users are now demanding more flexibility when It comes to charging their devices, not always being able to or just not wanting to plug in. This is where wireless charging really shines as a great and simple way for users to get the power they need!
In today’s constantly evolving society we are becoming ever more connected with one another, allowing for further advancements and growth. This is facilitated by the amazing telecommunications networks that we have developed and the use of both small-scale and large-scale server networks. This infrastructure requires vast amounts of power to keep it all functioning and providing the services we have become dependent upon, that’s where the new µPOLTM Technology from TDK comes in.
Electric vehicles’ design and construction are relatively similar to an ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicle’s however due to one key change in how the electric vehicle delivers its power they require 60% fewer components than the power train of an ICE vehicle.
With increasing demands from power systems and electronic devices with electromechanical elements, such as the movement towards electric vehicles, power and signal transfer on rotating components is becoming increasingly important.
Wind turbines produce a good amount of energy and are becoming a larger source of the overall power supply each year with more and more wind farms being constructed. However, several studies have shown that wind turbines are sources of significant levels of interharmonics.
Ferrite sheets provide the benefits of traditional soft-magnetic materials whilst providing far more flexibility and versatility, freeing you from the typical mechanical constraints of Ferrite cores. Typically well suited for RFID and EMC protection due to its flexible nature and minimal material thickness (typically less than 0.2mm), Ferrite sheets can also improve the efficiency of wireless power transfer.
Gateway Electronic Components have been awarded a Silver Senten Manten award from TDK this Autumn in recognition of the company’s unique and differentiated position in the ferrite and power sectors and the contribution made to supply competence and efficiency in the TDK distributor channel.
Having issues with your power solution? Need better Power Quality and Energy Efficiency? There are many factors that can negatively impact on the power supply, and this can cause an increase in energy drawn from the network to compensate for these issues, which in turn increases energy costs and could reduce the life expectancy of some parts.
Ferrite cores and single air gaps are very common as this technique of a single gap is able to delay the core saturation and as a results increase the cores performance. However its not all good as these relatively large single gaps cause higher fringing flux which will lead to additional copper losses in the windings, especially when operating at high frequencies. Now single gaps aren’t bad by any means as the pros out way the cons, however can we improve this technique even further and reduce the cons?