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Thermal Design and Application of Sixteenth Brick Converters

With the introduction of the Sixteenth Brick converter, the first question some may ask is why would I want a smaller version of my 20A Eighth or Quarter Brick - won't it just run hotter? Isn't bigger better? The answer is not necessarily. Several factors including conductive path length, series heating of forced airflow, boundary layer effects, hot spots and, of course, overall unit efficiency influence the thermal performance of a converter in it's operating environment. A smaller heat source in a real-world application can act more like the ideal or uniform heat source.
Having presented an empirical case for smaller-can-be-better, this whitepaper will examine some of the key technical attributes of the new Sixteenth-Brick as they relate to achieving higher power density.
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Published: August 26, 2022 Lang: ENG
Type: Whitepaper Length: 8 pages

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