Testing Criterias and Related Parameters of DC High Power Contactors
Electromechanical high power and high voltage DC contactors are mandatory in several new energy applications to ensure a safe and reliable galvanic isolation. All possible operating modes (from normal to abnormal) have to be covered. Depending on the final application, the load and lifetime specification can have a wide range. The dissertation focuses on the key parameters and related testing criteria that must be considered for the use of DC high-power contactors.
Dipl. Ing. Günther Rott is Head of Business Development Unit - New Energy at Schaltbau GmbH. He has more than 20 years of experience in electromechanical switching – especially high power and high voltage DC switching. From 1995-2013, he worked for Panasonic Electric Works in various functions (Application Engineer, Product Manager, Key Account Manager, Automotive).