CINERGIA, the Power Electronics company dedicated to the development and commercialization of Regenerative Power Converters for testing applications in the Electrification & Energy Transition, proudly announces the launch of its latest breakthrough product family: the Rack Series. This series includes a 19-inch rack format for their most significant regenerative products: the Grid Simulator 4Q AC&DC, Electronic Load 4Q AC&DC and the All-Terrain Grid Simulator & Electronic Load 4Q AC&DC.

The Rack Series family combines all of CINERGIA’s know-how in a compact and highly efficient unitrepresenting the culmination of their extensive expertise and dedication to excellence. It is a milestone that positions the company in the present and future of the testing and measurement sector.

“This new lineup of highly efficient converters will set a new standard for regenerative energy testing, offering the ultimate combination of versatility, efficiency and performance,” said Miquel Teixidó, Sales Manager at CINERGIA. This is an undeniable advancement of the market and will help further establish CINERGIA as a key player in the sector.  With its compact 19-inch rack format and advanced functionalities, including unique features that will be added to the family, the new Rack Series is poised to redefine the way testing platforms and EOL applications operate”.

CINERGIA’s combined know-how condensed in 19”

The cumulative expertise of CINERGIA has been condensed into this compact unit that simultaneously excels in robustness, efficiency and cutting-edge technology for optimal performance.

The compatibility of the Rack Series with universal rack cabinets sets a new standard for space efficiency, modularity, and scalability, resulting in high versatility and easy integration into a comprehensive testing environment.

Special mention to its High Efficiency

The Rack Series family offers the highest efficiency in comparison to similar options on the market, a key factor in end-of-production-line testing, resulting in greater energy savings and reduced installation size requirements.

Cost Savings: By reducing energy losses, a more efficient regenerative power converter can lead to significant savings in electricity consumption, especially in applications where power conversion plays a critical role.

Heat dissipation: Inefficient power converters generate excess heat. This poses thermal management challenges within the system.

Environmental Impact: With growing concerns about climate change and sustainability, optimizing efficiency in regenerative power converters aligns with global efforts to minimize energy wastage and promote eco-friendly practices.

Reduction in electrical installation rating: More efficient converters draw less current from the power source for the same output power. This leads to reduced requirements for wire sizing and CAPEX of the overall electrical installation.

Key features of the new Rack Series family

Highest-efficiency: Our Rack Series offers the highest efficiency in the market in both sourcing and regenerating energy, resulting in greater energy savings, less environmental impact and a reduction in electrical installation rating.

Space-efficiency: Being designed to fit standard 19-inch racks, with 7 U and 675mm depth, is particularly advantageous for burn-in and end-of-life testing within production or systems integration environments. 

Easy integration: The Rack Series’ units can be easily integrated into automated test lines thanks to the analog & digital IO and the open MODBUS/TCP protocol.

Larger Touchscreen and User Friendly Interface: Its 7-inch touchscreen monitor, with an intuitive interface designed by engineers for engineers, allows for easy local operation.

SiC Technology: Built with cutting-edge SiC (Silicon Carbide) technology, the SiC-RS ensures exceptional efficiency, minimising energy losses and maximising performance.

Higher switching frequency: Thanks to the SiC MOSFETs, which enables much better transient response compared to IGBT equipment, the switch increased up to 50kHz, reducing the current-voltage crossover duration and the losses at each commutation.

Transient time: Thanks to the use of Silicon Carbide technology combined with the control hardware and firmware, the RS products achieve high transient times needed for grid and power hardware in the loop testing applications.

Regenerative Technology: Like all CINERGIA products, the GE AC/DC SiC-RS allows for the re-injection of used power back to the grid, resulting in a reduction of both consumed energy and required power.

Made in Europe: SiC-RS family products are fully designed and manufactured in Europe, subject to the most rigorous testing, and complying with all CE and quality standards.

The GE AC/DC SiC-RS, the first to arrive

The GE AC/DC SiC-RS proudly leads the way as the inaugural release of our Rack Series family. It is a pioneering high-efficiency converter, meticulously designed for end-of-production-line (EOL) testing applications, elegantly encapsulated in a compact format for effortless integration.

As the first member of our Rack Series (RS) family, the SiC-RS sets a new standard for efficiency, reliability, and quality. It harnesses the power of cutting-edge SiC technology, with lower switching losses and reduced size and weight, making it an ideal solution for EOL testing applications where space and efficiency are critical.

This regenerative converter has been specifically designed for test applications in the fields of electromobility and charging infrastructures, smart grids, distributed energy resources, aerospace, Power HiL, battery inverter, and energy storage systems.

Amongst its main functionalities, it stands out as a Regenerative 4Q AC Grid Simulator, DC Bidirectional (source/sink), Battery Test, Cycling and Emulation, PV Panel Emulation.

Experience CINERGIA’s trademark guarantee of quality with the GE AC/DC SiC-RS – the first of its kind, only the best for your testing needs.

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CINERGIA is a global leader in innovative energy testing solutions, committed to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the field of regenerative energy testing. With a relentless focus on quality, efficiency, and performance, we strive to empower organisations worldwide to achieve their testing goals with confidence.

The new Rack Series family, like the majority of the CINERGIA catalogue, has been entirely designed and manufactured in Europe, ensuring superior build quality, reliability, and adherence to stringent regulatory standards.