Series TC.GSS

Product Description

Overview: Bidirectional, high power sources - Series TC.GSS

Programmable Grid-tie Source & Sink Technology 
Wide range of power 20 to 512 kW, expandable up to several MW
DC output voltages from 0-65 VDC up to 0-1500 VDC, +/- 40 A up to +/- 600 A

 

 

Our modern grid-tie inverter technology handles both current flows from and to the load and our modular design provides great flexibility in terms of voltages and power.
The units can be easily assembled in standard 19” racks with an absolute minimum of additional wiring. Even our higher power systems only need a fraction of space and wiring compared to other conventional solutions on the market.

Models

SERIES TC.GSS, 20kW - 128kW
Programmable Bidirectional Regenerative DC Power Supply

20kW & 32kW = 1 Module, 40kW & 64kW = 2 Modules, 96kW = 3 Modules, 128kW = 4 Modules
Prices for systems above 128kW up to the 1 MW range are available on request

Multi-module systems (≥40 kW) allow for parallel-, series- or mixed-parallel-series operation to increase output current
and voltage range.

Output
voltage

Output
power

Output
current

Model number

Order code

0…65VDC

+/-20kW

+/- 0-385A

1x TC.GSS.20.65.4WR.S

GSS.20.65.385

+/-32kW

+/- 0-600A

1x TC.GSS.32.65.4WR.S

GSS.32.65.600

+/-40kW

+/- 0-770A

2x TC.GSS.20.65.4WR.S

GSS.40.65.770

+/-64kW

+/- 0-1200A

2x TC.GSS.32.65.4WR.S

GSS.64.65.1200

+/-96kW

+/- 0-1800A

3x TC.GSS.32.65.4WR.S

GSS.96.65.1800

+/-128kW

+/- 0-2400A

4x TC.GSS.32.65.4WR.S

GSS.128.65.2400

0…130VDC

+/-20kW

+/- 0-192A

1x TC.GSS.20.130.4WR.S

GSS.20.130.192

+/-32kW

+/- 0-308A

1x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.32.130.308

+/-40kW

+/- 0-384A

2x TC.GSS.20.130.4WR.S

GSS.40.130.384

+/-64kW

+/- 0-616A

2x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.64.130.616

+/-96kW

+/- 0-924A

3x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.96.130.924

+/-128kW

+/- 0-1232A

4x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.128.130.1232

0…260VDC

+/-40kW

+/- 0-192

2x TC.GSS.20.130.4WR.S

GSS.40.260.192

+/-64kW

+/- 0-308A

2x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.64.260.308

+/-128kW

+/- 0-616A

4x TC.GSS.32.130.4WR.S

GSS.128.260.616

0…400VDC

+/-20kW

+/- 0-63A

1x TC.GSS.20.400.4WR.S

GSS.20.400.63

+/-32kW

+/- 0-100A

1x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.32.400.100

+/-40kW

+/- 0-126A

2x TC.GSS.20.400.4WR.S

GSS.40.400.126

+/-64kW

+/- 0-200A

2x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.64.400.200

+/-96kW

+/- 0-300A

3x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.96.400.300

+/-128kW

+/- 0-400A

4x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.128.400.400

0…500VDC

+/- 20kW

+/- 0-50A

1x TC.GSS.20.500.4WR.S

GSS.20.500.50

+/- 32kW

+/- 0-80A

1x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.32.500.80

+/-40kW

+/- 0-100A

2x TC.GSS.20.500.4WR.S

GSS.40.500.100

+/-64kW

+/- 0-160A

2x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.64.500.160

+/-96kW

+/- 0-240A

3x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.96.500.240

+/-128kW

+/- 0-320A

4x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.128.500.320

0…600VDC

+/- 20kW

+/- 0-40A

1x TC.GSS.20.600.4WR.S

GSS.20.600.40

+/- 32kW

+/- 0-66A

1x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.32.600.66

+/- 40kW

+/- 0-80A

2x TC.GSS.20.600.4WR.S

GSS.40.600.80

+/- 64kW

+/- 0-132A

2x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.64.600.132

+/- 96kW

+/- 0-198A

3x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.96.600.198

+/-128kW

+/- 0-264A

4x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.128.600.264

0…800VDC

+/- 40kW

+/- 0-63A

2x TC.GSS.20.400.4WR.S

GSS.40.800.63

+/- 64kW

+/- 0-100A

2x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.64.800.100

+/-128kW

+/- 0-200A

4x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.128.800.200

0…1000VDC

+/- 40kW

+/- 0-50A

2x TC.GSS.20.500.4WR.S

GSS.40.1000.50

+/- 64kW

+/- 0-80A

2x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.64.1000.80

+/-128kW

+/- 0-160A

4x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.128.1000.160

0…1200VDC

+/- 40kW

+/- 0-40A

2x TC.GSS.20.600.4WR.S

GSS.40.1200.40

+/- 64kW

+/- 0-66A

2x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.64.1200.66

+/- 96kW

+/- 0-100A

3x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.96.1200.100

+/-128kW

+/- 0-132A

4x TC.GSS.32.600.4WR.S

GSS.128.1200.132

0…1500VDC

+/- 60kW

+/- 0-50A

3x TC.GSS.20.500.4WR.S

GSS.60.1500.50

+/- 96kW

+/- 0-80A

3x TC.GSS.32.500.4WR.S

GSS.96.1500.80

+/-128kW

+/- 0-100A

4x TC.GSS.32.400.4WR.S

GSS.128.1500.100


Energy feed back to the grid

The active grid-tied interface block eliminates the well-known problems created by passive 6-pulse rectifiers. All relevant grid regulations are met. The medium frequency transformer ensures a complete isolation of the DC bus versus the grid potential. 

Development, tuning and testing of today’s energy technologies call for active source / sink systems. Up to now,
bidirectional power supplies of medium to high power levels were synonymous with heavy and bulky systems and most power supply providers either offer split source / sink systems or integrated fixed power supply systems without any modularity. Our bidirectional source & sink power sources TopCon.GSS include a modern grid-tie inverter technology in order to handle both current flows from and towards the load.

The series TC.GSS is a full digital controlled, bidirectional switch mode DC power system which looks like a normal DC power supply!

The entire modular character of the TC.GSS series enables the user to build-up his system starting with a single-unit configuration of 20 or 32 kW DC power growing to a bidirectional power system of hundreds of kW’s and voltages up to 1500 VDC.

Grid compatibility

The bidirectional power supply series TC.GSS is intended for general industrial and laboratory operation and therefore do not fall under the regulations of Electric Power Generation and Distribution.
Nevertheless, the units dispose of a fully automated grid monitoring system able to detect phase voltage, current and frequency and islanding conditions as well.
In the case of a transgression of the programmed limits the unit comes to an immediate stop and the grid lines are disconnected. The TC.GSS firmware is based on a software successfully tested and certified and complies to UL-1741 harmonized with IEEE 1547 regulations.

System operating options

This concept not only offers a very compact cabinet sizing, but also an extended modularity. TopCon.GSS systems can easily be designed to the customer’s needs in terms of voltage and power. An existing system can be upgraded at any time by simply adding further TC.GSS units with an absolute minimum of work!

TopCon modularity not only offers serial or parallel operation in order to increase the system voltage or current, the unique mixed mode wiring allows for configurations fulfilling every need in terms of voltage and power. 

System operating area

General rules:

P1.....80%Vnom/100% Inom;         P2.....100%Vnom/80%Inom;        P3.....100%Vnom/-80%Inom

P4.....80%Vnom/-100% Inom;        P5.....17%Vnom/-100%Inom;       P6.....13%Vnom/-11%Inom

P7.....7.5%Vnom/0%Inom

Vnom = rated DC output voltage
Inom = rated DC output current

System features

  • Excellent matching to grid with three phase PFC (Power Factor Correction)
  • Full modular concept, providing easy system upgrade
  • Wide range of power 20/32kW, expandable up to several MW
  • Galvanic isolation towards grid and ground (4500 V)
  • High dynamic response in both quadrants, fast quadrant crossover
  • Operation in CV, CC, CP and internal resistance (IR) modes
  • Full digital control
  • Proprietary inter-unit bus system for easy master-slave operation
  • Parallel-, serial-, parallel- & serial system configuration
  • A wide range of controller parameter settings allows for adapting even to complex loads
  • A number of interfaces is available to fit most digital/analog control requirements
  • Full real-time on-board system delivering time-consistent data
  • Active grid interface offering a power factor of 1. and excellent sine current shape
  • Advanced medium-frequency switch mode stands for excellent efficiency up to 91%
  • Special circuitry is used to minimize also common-mode voltage towards ground

TopControl service and operation software is scope of delivery with each power supply

TopControl software includes:
- 8 channel oscilloscope with access to any of the system variables
- various trigger- and pre-trigger facilities
- SCOPE images may be exported easily for factory assessment of user system
- Zoom and autoScale functions for SCOPE images, cursor functions
- Alarm and error management, programmable protection menu for voltage and current
limiting with integrated time-off functionality for transient based error suppression.
- VLS – a programmable, versatile limit switch function for monitoring output variables in
terms of limit violation, value window monitoring, including hysteresis definition and timer
functions acting on peripheral relays or digital outputs.

Optional function generator

  • Self-contained, very versatile built-in TopCon TFE function generator for generation of time dependent pulses and pulse trains with a time resolution of 50 microseconds
  • The optional TFE function generator outputs may be directed as set values to any of the controllers, e.g.current, voltage, power
  • Standard pulse shapes available as pre-sets
  • User-defined arbitrary curves can be edited, stored and called up directly or imported from spread sheet programs e.g. EXCEL etc.
  • The selected pulse shape is visible and scalable in a special PLOT window inside the ‘TopControl’ software
  • In addition to time-domain pulses, TFE provides a further unique feature: The Application 
    Area Programming AAP. This feature allows to arbitrarily inter relate any output variable to
    any set value input by defining a function y=f(x) graph. By this, the functional behavior of an electrical two-pole network may be executed in quasi-real-time.
    As mentioned above, the function curve values also may be edited, stored and recalled directly on the TopCon TC.GSS.

Options

  • BatSim Battery simulation software
  • BatControl Battery testing, cycling and management control software
  • Solar Array Simulation Software (for Development and Process Automation)
  • Fuel Cell Simulation Software (for Development and Process Automation)
    Reverse Polarity Protection (for TC.GSS 400...600 VDC)
  • DC load disconnector, maximum rating 1500 VDC / 500 A (Rack / Cabinet option)
  • VLI - Voltage Level Indicator, adjustable, passive (Rack / Cabinet option)
  • Rear Panel Integrated Fiber Optic Interface (ST)
  • Integrated safety relay providing shut down safety (Rack / Cabinet option)
    Interface for external emergency stop, switch off of external safety systems,
    external reset and status indication.
  • AC Terminal Protective Cover
  • DC Terminal Protective Cover
  • TFE Integrated Function Generator, Time-based & Parameter Programming
  • Upgrade from TFEAAPControl to SASControl
  • USB Interface
  • Integrated Ethernet Interface
  • Ethernet to RS232, External Converter Unit
  • RS232 on rear panel
  • RS422, not simultaneously usable with RS232
  • GPIB / IEEE488.2 / SCPI
  • CAN/CANopen
  • CANmp programmable fast data link
  • 3-Point Calibration and Adjustment
  • 10-Point Calibration and Adjustment of internal data conversion
  • 19-Inch Rack-Mount Remote Control Unit with Emergency Stop Button (1-Channel)
  • 19-Inch Rack-Mount Remote Control Unit with Emergency Stop Button (2-Channel)
  • Desk-Top Remote Control Unit with Stop Switch (1-Channel)
  • Front Panel Air filter
  • Liquid Cooling
  • LC Liquid cooling option for TC.GSS
  • Ruggedized Option, Shock & Vibration protected
    Shock tested according to IEC 60068-2-27, Vibration tested according to IEC 60068-2-64
    Humidity, dew, pollution, salt water & corrosion protection