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Medium Voltage Laboratory

Power Electronics Converters, Electrical machines, Medium voltage power supply, Test and validation of power electronics components and systems, Thermal management
Research Area: 
Physical Sciences
Engineering & Technology

Pº. J. Mª. Arizmendiarrieta, 2
20500 Arrasate-Mondragón
Tel. +34 943712400
Fax. +34 943796944


Luis Mir. Power Electronics Area

Available for external users?: 
Access protocol: 

The access protocol shall be defined according to the case.


The Medium Voltage Laboratory is the centre of the characterization and validation of Power Electronics and Electric Machines developed in IK4-Ikerlan. The laboratory consists of two different zones, the Electrical Machines Laboratory and the Power Electronics Laboratory.
The Electric Machines Laboratory is a totally enclosed and isolated room equipped with two machine tests-benches, each one based on a 120 kW commercial motor and drivers as load connected to the grid, as well as a 4 kV/200kW dc power supply for the developed prototypes. The aim of this laboratory is the characterization and validation of developed electric machines, drive converters and control strategies.
The Power Electronics Laboratory is a medium voltage cage equipped with medium voltage high power (4 kV/200 kW), low voltage high current (24 V/1000 A) and a high voltage low current (12 kV/250 mA) dc power supplies, as well as high power passive loads. The aim of this laboratory is the characterization and validation of the developed power converters (grid connected converters, dcdc converters, energy storage systems, auxiliary converters, etc.) and Power Electronics components (IGBTs, drivers, transformers, etc.).
The equipment of the Medium Voltage Laboratory offers the capability to test not only the components individually, but also the whole system, control strategy and thermal management.

Other relevant information: 

The equipment consists of
• Two Medium voltage dc power supply (4 kV / 200 kW)
• One Low voltage high current dc power supply (24 V / 1000 A)
• One High voltage low current dc power supply (12 kV / 250 mA)
• One ac power supply (3-p 400 V/200 kW)
• Two electrical asynchronous machines and drives (3-p 400 V / 120 kW)
• Torquemeter
• Oscilloscopes
• Data loggers
• Wattmeters