Hybrid Vehicle Traction Inverter

Product Brand: Arens Controls

The WTI-Traction Inverter series offers state-of-the-art technology and innovative design for use in hybrid and pure-electric applications.


  • 360-600Vdc supply, 160-530KVA peak power
  • Efficient control of AC induction, PMS and IPM motors
  • Heavy-duty, automotive-grade components throughout
  • Accurate, fast current and internal temperature measurement
  • Rated to over 7 million power cycles
  • Field-oriented control with space-vector modulation
  • Torque, speed and DC bus voltage control modes
  • Customizable vehicle interface
  • Versatile, dual CAN bus communications
  • Rugged, die-cast aluminum construction, sealed to IP67/69K
  • Automotive-grade connectors
  • Touch-proof high-voltage connectors

These inverters operate with multiple motor technologies, including AC induction, permanent-magnet synchronous (PMS) and interior permanent-magnet (IPM) types. Major components – insulated-gate bipolar transistors (IGBT), capacitors, filters and circuit boards – are all automotive-grade and certified to AEC-Q100, Q101 and Q200 to ensure electrical reliability and an impressive power-cycle rating in excess of 7 million.

Additionally, WTI-Traction Inverters offer a high level of self-protection with both current and transistor temperature measuring locally to the IGBTs, rather than through remote components. This technique delivers fast and accurate temperature measurements, offering effective protection against adverse high-current conditions including short-circuit or thermal overload.

Advanced motor control algorithms using field-oriented control with space-vector modulation, combined with a 2-10kHz variable switching frequency means high operating efficiency and increased operation time. A fundamental frequency up to 1000Hz allows these inverters to drive high pole-pair, high-speed motors, which are popular in hybrid applications. A torque motor-control mode is also available for hybrid applications, speed mode for pure-electric applications or DC bus voltage mode. In DC bus voltage mode, the inverter can moderate adverse and damaging voltages resulting from situations including regenerative braking from high speed.

WTI-Traction Inverters offer a versatile connection to master control systems by either standard J1939 or customer-specific CANbus protocols. A customizable discrete interface also supports digital, analog and solenoid-drive control options.

A die-cast enclosure and proven, vehicle-grade connectors provide a high level of mechanical robustness, while environmental ratings of IP67 and IP69K mean the units are protected against ingress of liquids and dust. High-voltage connectors are electrically-safe, touch-proof and rapidly discharge internal high voltages at shutdown.

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