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Gas cooled traction drive inverter

United States Patent

October 8, 2013
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The present invention provides a modular circuit card configuration for distributing heat among a plurality of circuit cards. Each circuit card includes a housing adapted to dissipate heat in response to gas flow over the housing. In one aspect, a gas-cooled inverter includes a plurality of inverter circuit cards, and a plurality of circuit card housings, each of which encloses one of the plurality of inverter cards.
Chinthavali; Madhu Sudhan (Knoxville, TN)
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN)
13/ 312,548
December 6, 2011
This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC05-00OR22725 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.