innolectric and CBMM test new magnetic materials
In a joint research project, the cooperation partners innolectric and CBMM are investigating the possible increase in efficiency of charging components using nanocrystalline magnetic materials with niobium.
The innolectric project team is testing the innovative soft magnetic core material in direct application in the innolectric On-Board Charger. There is potential to reduce the weight and size of the OBC and achieve even higher efficiencies.
Felix Burmeister, system engineer and project manager at innolectric, is optimistic: “Whether on land or water – our customers already cover a very wide range of different vehicles and fields of application. We want to offer them a product that provides great added value across its many features. We are very pleased to have gained a partner with a large network in CBMM, with whom we can take our technology another decisive step forward. We are excited to see what new ways of optimization the new magnetic materials will enable, first in our lab and later in the field!”
The goal of the international collaborative project is to publish a study comparing nanocrystalline and ferrite-based magnets in terms of thermal behavior, size, cost and efficiency to gain insights for applications in electromobility.
The innolectric On-Board Charger provides AC and DC charging capability as an integrated system solution and delivers 22 kW of charging power in AC mode. It is available as a 400 V and 800 V variant. Currently, the maximum efficiency is 96 %.
Learn more about the international research project of innolectric and CBMM in our latest press release.