Operation Characteristics of a MOS Controlled Thyristor (MCT) Using a Liquid Cooling Approach 929477
This paper describes the potential of indirect liquid cooling to remove the waste heat generated while a MOS controlled thyristor (MCT) is operating at various power levels and switching frequencies. An MCT is mounted on a copper heat exchanger which is capable of removing up to 50 W of heat while maintaining the case temperature of the MCT below 50°C. At low switching frequencies, the MCT operates as expected at an applied voltage of 90 and 270 V. However, at 270 V, the device fails after a few minutes of continuous operation when the switching frequency is increased to 10 kHz.
Citation: Reyes, A., Nguyen, B., Weimer, J., Beam, J. et al., "Operation Characteristics of a MOS Controlled Thyristor (MCT) Using a Liquid Cooling Approach," SAE Technical Paper 929477, 1992, https://doi.org/10.4271/929477. Download Citation
Angel S. Reyes, Bick T. Nguyen, Joseph A. Weimer, Jerry E. Beam, Louis Chow
27th Intersociety Energy Conversion Engineering Conference (1992)