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

Documents

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English 17 Mar, 2017 1.6 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN NX DC Fan Retrofit Kit with ext supply English 23 May, 2017 9.9 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English 11 Dec, 2018 3.4 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon DC DC Converter Operating Guide English 13 Jan, 2017 1.1 MB PDF
Application guide - AB VACON DC DC Converter Programming Guide English 13 Jan, 2017 2.0 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VACON Hybridization Design Guide English 13 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® Advanced Safety Options English 24 Mar, 2017 415.8 KB PDF
Case story - AE VACON® NXP Drive English 05 Apr, 2018 725.5 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC DRIVE FIRMWARE VACON® Advanced Safety Option Firmware No language 11 Jun, 2018 308 RL 1.0 MB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® NCDrive No language 13 Nov, 2018 2.0.39 RL 4.8 MB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® NCIPConfig No language 29 Jan, 2018 1.6.5.6 RL 1.2 MB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® NCLoad No language 13 Nov, 2018 1.0.31 RL 3.6 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC3/C5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 11 Jan, 2016 RL 748.0 B ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC4 LonWorks XIF No language 11 Jan, 2016 RL 1.3 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC6 CANopen EDS No language 27 Feb, 2018 RL 2.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC7 DeviceNet EDS No language 01 Jan, 2012 RL 3.5 KB ZIP
VACON® NX OPTCP PROFINET GSDML No language 19 Feb, 2015 RL 7.4 KB ZIP
VACON® OPTCQ EtherNet/IP EDS No language 08 Jan, 2015 RL 13.2 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS No language 15 Mar, 2018 RL 67.9 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML No language 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD No language 30 Jun, 2017 RL 436.6 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware No language 13 Nov, 2018 003 RL 7.2 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA EtherNet/IP EDS No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 54.0 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA PROFINET IO GSDML No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 23.6 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA SIMATIC PDM EDD No language 13 Nov, 2018 RL 461.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI No language 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® Safe No language 29 Oct, 2018 1.0.1.0 RL 3.8 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® TIA Portal Function Blocks No language 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.9 MB ZIP

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