Author Topic: Popped two IRFP460s while testing at 325V  (Read 250 times)

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Popped two IRFP460s while testing at 325V
« on: October 25, 2020, 11:25:26 PM »


It also fried both MOSFET drivers (somehow through the GDT) and charred one of the gate resistors.

I guess I'll add a few turns to the primary to increase reactance. I'll also add those gate resistor bypass diodes.
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Re: Popped two IRFP460s while testing at 325V
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2020, 01:03:25 AM »
Sorry to hear of the part failures.

Inductance from half-bridge to bulk cap could also be an issue.  I see the 3300uF 400V cap close to the FETs, but it looks like wiring loops around to connect the cap to half-bridge.  Short wires reduces inductance and associated voltage spikes during switching.  A film capacitor soldered directly to the half-bridge VBus pins also helps (low-side source to high-side drain).
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Re: Popped two IRFP460s while testing at 325V
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2020, 08:38:51 AM »
Sorry to hear of the part failures.

Inductance from half-bridge to bulk cap could also be an issue.  I see the 3300uF 400V cap close to the FETs, but it looks like wiring loops around to connect the cap to half-bridge.  Short wires reduces inductance and associated voltage spikes during switching.  A film capacitor soldered directly to the half-bridge VBus pins also helps (low-side source to high-side drain).
Hmm I'm not sure I'll be able to put them any closer. I barely succeeded in cramming everything into the PSU enclosure. I'll try and see of I can turn the MOSFETs around.

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