Application of I.R. Calorimetric Method for Power Losses Measurements in Power Electronics Components and Systems

International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering
© 2020 by SSRG - IJEEE Journal
Volume 7 Issue 12
Year of Publication : 2020
Authors : Elysée Obame Ndong, Olivier Gallot - Lavallée, Frédéric Aitken
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Elysée Obame Ndong, Olivier Gallot - Lavallée, Frédéric Aitken, "Application of I.R. Calorimetric Method for Power Losses Measurements in Power Electronics Components and Systems," SSRG International Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, vol. 7,  no. 12, pp. 1-9, 2020. Crossref,


Calorimetric measurement methods allowed to investigate power losses for high frequency and high-efficiency power electronics components and systems, where electrical methods reach their limits. In the present work, a special calorimetric method based on radiation heat transfer between the device under test and the measuring cell is used for power loss measurements of electrical resistance, a fly-back converter, a self-inductance, and a film capacitor for illustration. The aim is to highlight our device's experimental performance, for which the accuracy is close to 2% for a measurable power loss higher than 100 mW.


Calorimeter, dielectric loss, heat radiation, measurement, power loss.


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