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SEMIKRON MiniSKiiP Modules: The Benefits

07-17-2017 04:47 PM CET | Logistics & Transport

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SEMIKRON’s MiniSKiiP Modules are designed for 600V/650V, 1200V and 1700V with a power range that covers 4A – 400A, providing a possible inverter output power of 90kW.

One of the major benefits of the MiniSKiiP Modules is the easy assembly and service friendly spring-contacts for the load and gate terminals. Compared to conventionally soldered modules, where an expensive soldering equipment and time consuming solder process is required, no special tools are needed for MiniSKiiP assembly, only a one or two screw connection is required. For ease, the printed circuit board (PCB), the power module and the heatsink are all assembled in one mounting step.

It features the shortest assembly time with solder-free SPRiNG technology; the module, PCB and cooler can be mounted in one easy step reducing the cost of production. The PCB routing is easy and flexible without pin holes and the PCB assembly and disassembly without the need of special tools. This module is available with pre-applied high performance thermal paste.

With almost two decades of experience and more than 30 million modules in the field, SEMIKRON’s module platform has proven successful in all standard applications, such as: standard drives, standalone drives, servo drives, system drives, solar inverters, UPS systems and welding machines.

Product range
The MiniSKiiP modules are designed for 600V/650V, 1200V and 1700V with 4A-400A nominal chip currents. In addition to CIB, 6-pack, twin 6-pack, H-bridge, half bridge and 3-level, customer specific modules are also available. For fast evaluation, lab test boards can be ordered for each module type.

SEMIKRON Product Overview

1997 – Launched the first power module with SPRiNG connection
2006 – First power module featuring pre-applied TIM launched
2014 – One-platform motor drive solution from 1 to 90kW
2016 – 35million MiniSKiiP modules are in the field
2017 – The Power Density Master launches with optimised thermal performance and increased lifetime

GD Rectifiers are a UK Distributor for SEMIKRON, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power modules and systems. GD Rectifiers have distributed SEMIKRON products for over 50 years, making them the UK’s preferred partner.

For further information on SEMIKRON’s MiniSKiiP Modules please call: 01444 243 452 or email:

GD Rectifiers is a Global Manufacturer and Distributor of products, services and solutions to commercial and industrial users of power electronic components.

Established in 1964, GD Rectifiers has over 50 years of extensive experience across a large range of markets, specialising in new and current technologies for industrial power control applications. An extensive product offering has built GD Rectifiers exceptional reputation as the go-to power specialist with innovative experience across: Aviation, Automotive, Rail, Medical, Industrial and Electronics markets.

GD Rectifiers have extensive experience in the rail industry and are RISQS Qualified.

GD Rectifiers are an ISO 9001:2008 registered company that design and develop bespoke power semiconductor assemblies to control voltage, current and frequency for international industrial markets.

GD Rectifiers designs and manufactures Selenium and Silicon Rectifiers, Suppressors, Converters, Inverters, Regulators and all other power products for Industrial power control applications. The company distributes state of the art Diodes, Thyristors, IGBTs and MOSFETs from the world’s leading manufacturers including: IXYS, IXYS UK Westcode, Semikron and EDI.

GD Rectifiers manufacture an extensive range of power components and assemblies. The company also supplies a wide range of Heat Sinks suitable for Power Semiconductors, LED Lighting and similar applications. GD Rectifiers also offer a repair and replacement service for faulty or ageing Semiconductor Rectifiers, Converters, Inverters and Regulators.

GD Rectifiers
Bentley House
2 William Way
Burgess Hill
West Sussex
RH15 9AG

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