Brusa Introduces Fullbridge Converter for High Performance Applications

SEP 21 2013 BY MARK KANE 5

BRUSA Elektronik AG will not allow itself to be forgotten after the long summer break.

The Swiss company recently introduced its new buck- & boost fullbridge converter system called FCS546.  This unit can be used in various applications.

“The FCS546 is a buck- & boost – converter in one box. Due to that, the component can smoothly handle an overlapping voltage range. Furthermore the device allows an unrestricted bidirectional operation. Hence the FCS546 offers unreached versatility for all stationary and mobile high voltage applications.”

This means that FCS546 can be used either in a quick DC charger or in an electric vehicle as an inverter and because of its bidirectional capability, it can transfer energy the other way if needed – for example in V2G, V2H etc.

We are curious who and for what purpose the unit will by used in the EV world.

Continuous power output seems to be up to 175 kW @600 V and typical efficiency over 97%.

FCS546 Fullbridge Converter System Application Examples

FCS546 Fullbridge Converter System Application Examples

Additional specifications for these device can be found here (FCS546).

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97% conversion efficiency is very impressive. Is this percentage with all modes listed? 97% at 50 volts to 400 seems pretty good, if true.

It was only a partial spec sheet, but if the specs hold under all circumstances that means 96 kw charging in the states at home (better upgrade that service to 400 amps), and 175 kw with absolutely anything else. Sounds like it would be great for a huge EV or Bus. Now whats the price?

Brusa has never been relevant due to their headless prototype pricing.
This product is perhaps more a curiosity at 55kg and presumably similarly hefty price tag.

Though I appreciate they are expensive, you can’t expect them to just donate at a dumped price for the common good of everybody. Like most private companies, I’d hazard a guess that they’re probably driven by profit, and base their prices on the old rule of supply and demand – they tried it the other way round in Russia, but had to give up about 25 years ago.. And if their products are on par with other goods coming out of Switzerland, it could prove to be ok value for money, but its probably too early to tell – they tend to last for a long time.

Do you need a swiss bank account for that 1?