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XGap Technology

XGap Technology

Xgap technology is a multi-gap core approach for transformers and inductors developed in-house to reduce AC losses in the windings that allows for the creation of cost-effective solutions for maximum power densities.

What is Xgap Technology?

  • The multi-gap technology has been developed by PRAX to reduce winding AC losses. 
  • It allows to use big gaps distributed around the toroid to minimize fringing effect.
  • It consists on splitting a big gap into smaller gaps. These smaller gaps are distributed around the toroidal core.
  • Losses are reduced exponentially when we use up to 12-15 smaller gaps because of Rac reduction.

 

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Advantages of Xgap Technology 

  • Gap distributed component, minimizing fringing losses.
  • Increases winding area by using toroid formats. Not needed to keep windings far away from the gap.
  • High current and high frequencies handling by means of using low losses ferrite material
  • Best dissipation of windings in any type of cooling systems
  • Tighter tolerances for the inductance value (from ±25% to ±10%)
  • Reduction of core volume around 30%, allowing an overall size reduction of around 15-20% Cost-effective solution (i.e. compared with PQ or PM format)


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Johan De Ceuster Johan De Ceuster
Please contact Johan with any questions or business opportunities relating to Electronic Components and RF. We love to be involved in developing new solutions and bringing these to the Belgian and Luxembourg market. Contact form johan.de.ceuster@heynen.be
+32 (0)11 60 09 10

Marcel van Venrooij Marcel van Venrooij
Please contact Marcel with any questions or business opportunities relating to Electronic Components. We love to be involved in developing new solutions and bringing these to the Dutch market. Contact form marcel.vanvenrooij@heynen.nl
+31 (0)485 55 09 18

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