The Integrated Gate Commutated Thyristor, or short IGCT, is a power electronic device with excellent performance in the middle to high-power range. It offers significant advantages when it comes to robustness, losses, and performance in mission-critical applications e.g. off-shore wind, rail-intertie or medium voltage drives. In the first part of the webinar, learn more about IGCT device theory and the functionality of the IGCT, including its integral part, the gate unit. The different device configurations, namely asymmetric, reverse conducting, and reverse blocking IGCTs, will be discussed as well.
In the second part of the presentation, explore the leading IGCT offerings from Hitachi ABB Power Grids, especially the record-breaking IGCT Generation 3 that offers best in class turn-off current, losses, and performance. The 4.5 kV rated device is available in reverse conducting or asymmetric configuration. Based on the field application case "Gotthard Lift" we will also present the outstanding quality and robustness of IGCT devices, and will provide a technology outlook of IGCT products.