VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter

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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 Valid for Updated Download File type
Case story - AE Astrid_Helene English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 439.1 KB PDF
Case story - AE DC backup protects power plant English Multiple 23 Aug, 2019 290.6 KB PDF
Case story - AE Future of the Fjords catamaran English Multiple 09 Apr, 2019 482.1 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM Hybridization English Multiple 01 Sep, 2019 2.4 MB PDF
Certificate - BG ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 01 Jan, 2019 278.5 KB PDF
Application guide - AB VACON DC DC Converter ADFIF101V079 ApplM English Multiple 11 Apr, 2019 788.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon DC DC Converter Operating Guide English Multiple 13 Jan, 2017 1.0 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VACON Hybridization Design Guide English Multiple 13 Jan, 2017 3.8 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® NXP DC/DC Converter English Multiple 01 Sep, 2019 2.0 MB PDF

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
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 CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC3/C5 PROFIBUS GSD 11 Jan, 2016 RL 748.0 B ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC4 LonWorks XIF 11 Jan, 2016 RL 1.3 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® NX OPTC6 CANopen EDS 27 Feb, 2018 RL 2.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG 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 CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS 30 Sep, 2019 RL 70.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 SIMATIC PDM EDD 30 Jun, 2017 RL 436.6 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9/EA EtherNet/IP AOI 16 Feb, 2018 RL 531.9 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPTEA Adv. DualPort Eth. Firmware 07 Aug, 2019 004 RL 7.0 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA EtherNet/IP EDS 13 Nov, 2018 RL 54.0 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA PROFINET IO GSDML 13 Nov, 2018 RL 23.6 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEA SIMATIC PDM EDD 13 Nov, 2018 RL 461.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® Safe 24 Jun, 2019 1.0.2.0 RL 3.9 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® TIA Portal Function Blocks 16 Feb, 2018 RL 2.9 MB ZIP

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Case studies

  • Flexible DC backup protects Russian power plant
    Flexible DC backup protects Russian power plant

    A large Russian power plant vulnerable to main supply interruptions is now equipped with VACON® NXP DC/DC Converters for industrial DC backup. The system ensures uninterrupted power plant operation during even the briefest of supply voltage drops.

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