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Magnetic core mounting system

United States Patent

May 21, 2002
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A mounting apparatus for an electromagnetic device such as a transformer of inductor includes a generally planar metallic plate as a first heat sink, and a metallic mounting cup as a second heat sink. The mounting cup includes a cavity configured to receive the electromagnetic device, the cavity being defined by a base, and an axially-extending annular sidewall extending from the base to a flange portion of the mounting cup. The mounting cup includes first and second passages for allowing the leads of first and second windings of the electromagnetic device to be routed out of the cavity. The cavity is filled with a polyurethane potting resin, and the mounting cup, including the potted electromagnetic device, is mounted to the plate heat sink using fasteners. The mounting cup, which surrounds the electromagnetic device, in combination with the potting resin provides improved thermal transfer to the plate heat sink, as well as providing resistance to vibration and shocks.
Ronning; Jeffrey J. (Fishers, IN)
Delphi Technologies, Inc. (Troy, MI)
09/ 706,488
November 3, 2000
This invention was made with U.S. Government support through Definitized Subcontract C-HEV-5A under MRI/CHRYSLER LETTER SUBCONTRACT NO. ZAN-6-16334-01, which subcontract was in turn issued uder MRI/CHRYSLER PRIME CONTRACT NO. DE-AC36-83CH10093 awarded by the Department of Energy, and, in accordance with the terms set forth in said contracts, the U.S. Government may have certain rights in the invention.