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ECI: the future of power conversion. Three solutions in one. 

As of today, the power electronics experts work mainly with three types of converters:

  • Inverter, converts direct current to alternating current
  • Rectifier, converts alternating current to direct current
  • UPS, solution that combine an inverter and a rectifier with a battery to support critical application

The Enhanced Conversion Innovation combines those three energy converters with a high-efficiency and an energy buffer within a single module, offering a vast range of power conversion configurations for critical systems with up to 96% (AC/AC) and 94% (DC/AC & AC/DC) efficiency.


The benefits of Enhanced Conversion Innovation (ECI)

Flexibility: ECI technology brings unprecedented efficiency, optimised availability and high power density to any conceivable power conversion scenario. Users can set up each conversion stage to work in either one or two directions, depending on the host product’s intended use.

This means that each power port - AC IN, DC IN and AC OUT – can be configured in uni- or bidirectional mode, for use in inverters, UPSs, multi-conversion platforms or any other application as required.

Efficiency: ECI delivers 94% isolated DC/AC conversion efficiency – the best on the market. It also provides 96% AC/AC conversion efficiency, with a unity input power factor.

Availability and redundancy: ECI eliminates the static switch and also any single point of failure. Up to 32 modules can be paralleled on a single bus, allowing highly granular redundancy. Hot swappability minimises repair time, further improving availability.

Lifetime cost-effective solution: ECI’s incremental modularity means you can size your energy system according to your load, and scale it as it grows – no wasted capital or space. Operating costs are minimised too, due to ECI’s electrical efficiency and zero maintenance requirements.