Electronics and Semiconductors

Onsemi to provide power chips for Kempower EV chargers

17 May 2023
Silicon carbide MOSFETs and diodes will be used in next generation Kempower EV chargers to provide higher power density and better reliability. Source: Onsemi

Under a new strategic agreement, electric vehicle (EV) charging solution house Kempower will use silicon carbide (SiC)-based power semiconductors from Onsemi for scalable EV chargers.

Kempower’s suite of EV charging solutions will be using a variety of electronic components from Onsemi, specifically its EliteSiC MOSFETs and diodes. The devices will be used in the active AC-DC front-end and in the primary and secondary DC-DC converters.

The power semiconductors will give the EV chargers:

  • Low on resistance
  • Minimal gate and output capacitance
  • Increased system efficiency
  • Reduced end system size

Overall, these lead to higher power density and better reliability for Kempower’s EV charging solutions, the companies said.

The EV chargers from Kempower are cloud-connected and scalable, allowing fleet and charging point operators to scale systems with demand and flexibility.

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