Compact fluid cooled power converter supporting multiple circuit boards

  • US 6,865,080 B2
  • Filed: 12/23/2002
  • Issued: 03/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A modular power converter comprising:

  • a thermal support configured to receive and circulate a coolant stream for extraction of heat; and

    at least two power electronics circuits secured on the thermal support, the power electronics circuits including a switching circuit for outputting controlled output power, and a separate circuit board supporting a separate circuit for enabling operation of the switching circuit, the power electronics circuits generating heat during operation that is at least partially extracted by the coolant stream via the thermal support.

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