Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulator

Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulator

Vicor Corporation announced a addition to its growing PI37xx family of Cool-Power ZVS Buck-Boost Regulators. Delivering up to 140 Watts of power, and up to 8 Amps of output current, at up to 96% efficiency, the new PI3740 Cool-Power regulator features an input operating voltage range of 8 – 60 VDC and a regulated output voltage range of 10 – 50 VDC. Incorporating Vicor’s proprietary high frequency zero-voltage switching (ZVS) technology, and featuring a best-in-class combination of conversion efficiency, power density and performance, the PI3740 is an ideal choice for demanding, automotive, industrial, test automation, LED lighting, and battery charging. 

Like all members of the PI37xx family, the PI3740 meets its performance specifications “out of the box” across the full breadth of its operating voltage ranges without the need for special circuit customizations. Wide operating voltage ranges can enable a reduction in both the number of regulators and the number of power supply designs that must be designed, configured, manufactured, inventoried and maintained. The PI3740 converter, for example, can be used in a range of applications that would otherwise require the use of several different alternative regulators having narrower operating voltage ranges. 
 

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