High power grid simulator saves energy during testing

08-09-2020 | MDL | Power

MDL Technologies offers researchers and manufacturers a new high power density grid simulator to enable testing of the performance of an EV, photovoltaic and Smart Grid components. The four-quadrant, fully regenerative Chroma 61815 generates an AC power output of up to 15kVA in a form factor of only 3U.

The simulator is excellent for testing electric vehicle power supply equipment, on-board chargers and bidirectional on-board chargers, as well as renewable energy equipment including PV inverters, energy storage systems, power conditioning systems, micro grids and power hardware-in-the-loop systems.

"With a rack height of only 3U, the Chroma 61815 offers the highest power density on the market," said MDL managing director Mark Lucock.

Output can be single-phase or three-phase, and with voltage ranges of up to 350VLN and 606VLL the simulator can produce 700VLN in a single-phase three-wire setup. If greater output power is required, up to three units can be configured in parallel to provide 45kVA from a 9U form factor.

The 61815 can be utilised for testing to rigorous regulatory standards such as IEC 61000-3-2/-3-3/-3-11/-3-12 and IEC 62116, and for testing electric vehicle to grid, electric vehicle to load, electric vehicle to home and energy storage system systems.

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