Kyoto Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (President and CEO Tsuneo Takahashi, Head office: Fushimi-ku, Kyoto city), a leading optical device solution manufacturer with world-class technologies and Japanese quality, has announced the new high-power photovoltaic power converter, KPC8H-FC.
It has been 10 years since the company announced its existing model; KPC8-T optical power converter in 2011. Up to now, it has been adopted in various applications using optical power transmission*1 over optical fiber, such as the aircraft equipment, the equipment sensitive to electromagnetic noise, or the equipment in a remote place where the power transmission is difficult. The new high-power photovoltaic power converter KPC8H-FC has improved two features that many KPC8-T customers requested.
Sample shipment of the KPC8H-FC high-power photovoltaic power converter is scheduled to begin on September 15, 2021, and mass production is expected to start on April 28, 2022.
For more information on KPC8H-FC, visit: https://www.kyosemi.co.jp/en/products/kpc8h-fc/
*1 Optical power transmission: A method of transmitting power using a photoelectric conversion element for laser light over an optical fiber cable or wireless. Since laser power transmission over optical fiber cables has less loss than metal wires and can be completely electrically isolated, it is possible to transmit power to outdoor equipment or remote equipment where the surge protection is required and the metal wires are difficult to use, or where the electromagnetic noise is strong.
*2 Kyoto Semiconductor’s current photovoltaic power converter KPC8-T: https://www.kyosemi.co.jp/en/products/kpc8-t/