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Reviewing the comparison data we see that the data measured and the data calculated track within a 2% window below 35% dutycycle while delivering up to 65 amps rms current to the inductive load as shown in GRAPH - 1. After 35% dutycycle the error between the data sets increases. This error is mainly due to the MOSFETs Rds ON being set to a constant 6.0 milli-ohms in the analysis. Since the FETs Rds-ON increases with temperature we should see a larger error window as the FETs temperature increases due to the current drive to the load. This is also shown in the graphs of the Thermal Stack and current drain in the Bridge Test System TDA where we can see a 30캜 rise in less than 30 seconds for a drive current 60 amp RMS to the inductive load.

GRAPH - 1
COMPARISON OF EMPIRICAL TO THEORETICAL DATA
FET ON RESISTANCE FIXED AT 0.006 OHMS

The FETs that were used for this test are shown to have a 3 to 4 milli-ohm change in Rds ON for thermal changes due to high currents. Knowing this we adjusted the resistance of the FETs in the MathCAD file to add a total of 4 milli-ohms to the FET ON resistance as we increased the current.

As we can see in the graphs below This simple adjustment brings us to within a 2% error margin of the empirical and theoretical  data sets. This confirms the analysis methodology for simple inductive loads and allows us to move forward to a complex load mechanism. We are now ready to characterize 3 FET power module with the Bridge Test System for simple inductive loads which was the intent of this TDA. Comments on these articles are welcome via e-mail JT. As time permits I will put together the complete analysis of this TDA in both MathCAD and MatLab format. As time permits discussions of FET switching characteristics and inductive loading will be covered. Since the inductance load in this TDA was small and the switching frequency was high in does not mean in any way that we should not be concerned. This will be discussed in a later TDA.

GRAPH - 2
COMPARISON OF EMPIRICAL TO THEORETICAL DATA
FET ON RESISTANCE TEMPERATURE CORRECTED
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Error Graph After FET Thermal Correction
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