What you will learn?
This course has been built to be accessible to anyone. It will propel you into Power Electronics. It's intended to all staff part of power electronics company, that do not hold an engineering degree. It will turn attendees into professionals able to apprehend, exchange and discuss power electronics systems, designs or parts, both technically or on a marketing aspect.
It includes technical explanations in graphics and videos, but also market trends, power electronics applications and their environment. This course is the only power electronics course mixing technology and marketing in order to bring non-engineers to a new technology understanding level.
Sales team members, marketing and communication experts, will become knowledgable in power electronics technology. This will accelerate the work and exchange within and between teams of a different background.
What to expect ?
As a student, you will go through short and clear videos explaining power electronics topics. Each chapter will be validated through a series of tests, quiz, drag and drop or identification exercises. Additional external content is provided too: links, blog articles, videos and books, in order to know where to look to dive more into each topic.
The course starts with explanations of Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current principles. It introduces the concept of electric power, its use, and explains the necessity for it. It then defines the role and operation of the different parts of an electric conversion system: resistors, capacitors, transformers and inductors.
A chapter is dedicated to the semiconductor world. It explains in video, how a transistor is made. Each power electronics transistor technology is explained, showing a cut of the components and the current flow. Bipolar, MOSFET or IGBT operations are clearly but simply explained.
We added information about the packaging of these semiconductors, as well as how components are mounted in a power stack or an inverter. The main conversion topologies are also explained. You will learn about Buck, Boost, Half-bridge, Full-bridge and even NPC three-level converter topologies. Examples of real converters with pictures and schematics are added. Apple laptop charger will be no secret for any student.
Last chapters explain the operation, requirements and specificities of the main power electronics applications: rail traction, wind turbines, photovoltaic inverters, motor drives, home appliances and small chargers.