Silicon Carbide-Based Circuit Breakers for High-Power DC Systems


Circuit breakers are one of the most common components used in a short-circuit and overcurrent protection circuit, especially for higher-power systems. There are many considerations for designing in this kind of protection, and this article will show why it’s important to build in the protection, advantages of SiC-based solid-state circuit breakers, reference designs/circuits, tips on designing for transient or surge immunity, and explanations of how SiC provides an edge over traditional silicon (Si) devices and other circuit-breaker technologies...

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