VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter

  • Overview
  • Documents
  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies

Energy support close to the consumption

To help improve performance by making better use of energy, energy storage is increasingly being introduced into systems to create hybrid solutions. Various storage methods are being used but, due to reductions in battery costs and increases in energy density, battery utilization is seen as being the fastest growing and more easily integrated storage medium available today. DC/DC converters can be used to connect to sources such as batteries, super capacitors, fuel cells and solar panels.

Due to the wide input range of the source voltages, for example battery, the VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter application can be used to match source voltage to a common DC bus system in order to utilize the stored energy to create the right DC bus voltage required to operate the machinery running on these hybrid systems.

The VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter application can be installed in both liquid- and air-cooled VACON® NXP drive modules.

Supply voltages and power range

Air cooled:

  • 3 x 380-500 V...180-1100 kW with battery voltages from 100Vdc* to 800Vdc**
  • 3 x 525-690 V...200-1200 kW with battery voltages from 100Vdc* to 1100Vdc**

Liquid cooled:

  • 3 x 380-500 V...160-1800 kW with battery voltages from 100Vdc* to 800Vdc**
  • 3 x 525-690 V...210-1800 kW with battery voltages from 100Vdc* to 1100Vdc**

*Minimum voltage is case dependent
**Depending on system DC bus voltage. Source (battery) voltage must always be lower than the DC bus voltage.

Features and benefits

Using the same VACON® NXP hardware and control platform, DC/DC converters require very little additional investment for the same amount of system flexibility

A modular solution, DC/DC converters are easily added to the DC bus of a system providing almost instant access to additional DC sources and easy expansion

Utilizing the same VACON® NXP hardware configurations, service teams require little to no additional training

Wide range of current ratings ensures simpler integration of an extensive variety of common battery bank voltages

Aging battery stacks are easy to replace to ensure reduced downtime

Compatible with a wide variety of DC voltage sources or energy storage mediums

Learn more about the benefits of hybridization

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Case story - AE Astrid_Helene English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 439.1 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Case story - AE DC backup protects power plant English Multiple 01 Nov, 2019 295.8 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Documentation Information Leaflet English Multiple 01 Oct, 2019 340.7 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Coverage English United States 13 Jul, 2017 322.4 KB PDF
Case story - AE Future of the Fjords catamaran English Multiple 09 Apr, 2019 482.1 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English United States 01 Nov, 2019 2.3 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English Multiple 01 Sep, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Marine and Offshore solutions English United States 29 May, 2018 9.1 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® Advanced Safety Options English Multiple 12 Jul, 2019 231.9 KB PDF
Design guide - AJ VACON® Hybridization Design Guide English Multiple 01 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN VACON® NX DC Fan with ext supply English Multiple 01 May, 2017 9.9 MB PDF
Application guide - AB VACON® NXP DC DC Converter ADFIF101V079 English Multiple 01 Apr, 2019 788.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VACON® NXP DC DC Converter Operating G. English Multiple 01 Jan, 2017 1.0 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter English Multiple 01 Sep, 2019 2.0 MB PDF

Software

Software
Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® Advanced Safety Option Firmware 30 Aug, 2019 003 RL 3.1 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® Advanced Safety Option Firmware 16 Dec, 2019 004 RL 3.1 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCDrive 05 Jun, 2019 2.0.40 RL 4.8 MB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCIPConfig 19 Dec, 2018 1.6.5.7 RL 672.6 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® NCLoad 05 Jun, 2019 1.0.32 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC3/C5 PROFIBUS GSD 11 Jan, 2016 RL 748.0 B ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC4 LonWorks XIF 11 Jan, 2016 RL 1.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC6 CANopen EDS 27 Feb, 2018 RL 2.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® NX OPTC7 DeviceNet EDS 01 Jan, 2012 RL 3.5 KB ZIP
VACON® NX OPTCP PROFINET GSDML 19 Feb, 2015 RL 7.4 KB ZIP
Application Software VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter Application 01 Mar, 2019 079 RL 1.3 MB ZIP
VACON® OPTCQ EtherNet/IP EDS 08 Jan, 2015 RL 13.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD 04 May, 2020 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE3/E5 TIA Portal Library 08 Jul, 2020 014 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 30 Sep, 2019 RL 70.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 03 Sep, 2020 RL 72.1 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 03 Apr, 2020 RL 204.3 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD 30 Jun, 2017 RL 436.6 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD 16 Dec, 2019 RL 667.4 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
PLC LIBRARIES VACON® OPTE9-EA TIA Portal Library 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware 07 Aug, 2019 004 RL 7.0 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware 30 Mar, 2020 005 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA EtherNet/IP EDS 13 Nov, 2018 RL 54.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA PROFINET IO GSDML 25 Nov, 2019 RL 58.0 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEA SIMATIC PDM EDD 13 Nov, 2018 RL 461.7 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI 20 Feb, 2020 RL 162.7 KB ZIP
Software Tools VACON® Safe 24 Jun, 2019 1.0.2.0 RL 3.9 MB ZIP

Related applications

  • Peak shaving
  • Integrating renewable energy sources (solar, fuel cells) to common DC bus systems
  • Adding energy storage (batteries) to common DC bus systems
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Case studies

  • VACON® drives power hybrid ferries 24/7
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