Vicor BCMs

Find out more about the Vicor Bus Converter Modules (BCMs) in these recent posts from the Vicor PowerBlog

Home Energy Storage – Bidirectional Control to Balance Power Transfer

August 21, 2017
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Home Energy Storage – Bidirectional Control to Balance Power Transfer

The variability of renewable power sources such as solar and wind for home energy means that batteries are needed to balance the system: either storing excess power from the grid or supplying power back to the grid as necessary.

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Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

April 18, 2017
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Analyzing the Impact of Cabling in Power Systems

Cabling can have a major impact on the performance of power systems. To determine the impact of cabling, we recently added the capability to analyze the impact of resistance

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Scalability of Bi-Directional Power Design: Your Questions Answered

March 20, 2017
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Scalability of Bi-Directional Power Design: Your Questions Answered

Our recent webinar, Enabling Bi-Directional Energy Flow Using DC Power Transformers generated a lot of interest

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A Power Solution for Line Cards

Power systems have been thought of as a commodity in applications such as line cards. Increasing density means that this lack of focus makes it difficult for power engineers

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Elegant Startup Solution for BCMs Powering High Capacitance Loads

Elegant Startup Solution for BCMs Powering High Capacitance Loads

Some applications, such as radar systems and LED displays, require the connection of a large capacitance at the load input to accommodate a high pulsed power demand.

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The Importance of Hot-Swap and Transient Suppression in HVDC Systems

Why is hot-swapping so important in DC systems? If you have only worked with AC systems, this question might baffle you.

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Bi-Directional Power Design from 200 W to 20 kW and 10 V to over 700 V

August 23, 2016
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Bi-Directional Power Design from 200 W to 20 kW and 10 V to over 700 V

In the final part of the interview series with Harry Vig about the Enabling Bi-Directional Energy Flow Using DC Power Transformers webinar, he discusses the wide range of power and voltage levels that are supported by Vicor’s bi-directional power components.

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