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How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

March 20, 2017
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How to Start a BCM in Reverse Mode in “DC Transformer” Applications

Power components, such as the Bus Converter Modules (BCMs) and Non-Isolated Bus Converters (NBMs) can be used as bi-directional devices, stepping the voltage up or down

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The Answers to Your Questions About Power Averaging

March 14, 2017
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The Answers to Your Questions About Power Averaging

Power averaging is an approach that uses a power chain designed to supply the average current required by a pulsed load

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The Top Questions About EMI

February 22, 2017
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David Bourner’s recent webinar “Simple Ideas to Make EMI Issues a Thing of the Past” generated some great questions about approaches to mitigate EMI.

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Video: The Challenges of Powering High Power LED Design

February 3, 2017
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LEDs have revolutionized applications form lighting to video walls, but there are many challenges to be overcome when designing power systems

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Hot Swappable BCMs Increase System Uptime

January 25, 2017
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Hot Swappable BCMs Increase System Uptime

Many large systems, such as data centers, rely on hot-swap (also sometimes called “hot plug”) to allow modules to be changed without powering down the system.

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The Most Popular Blog Posts in 2016

December 20, 2016
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What were the most important topics for power developers in 2016? To find out, we’ve put together a league table of the 10 most popular posts on the PowerBlog

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When Selecting Capacitors, Think About Resistance!

December 15, 2016
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After our recent webinar, Maximum Load: The Wrong Specification for Pulsed Power, several attendees asked interesting questions about capacitor selection.

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