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Development of dust test method for motor drives

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2017 IMAPS Nordic Conference on Microelectronics Packaging, NordPac 2017
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538630556
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2017
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventIMAPS Nordic Conference on Microelectronics Packaging -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceIMAPS Nordic Conference on Microelectronics Packaging
Period1/01/00 → …


Motor drives are used in various industrial processes. Some of the operational environments of the drives may contain contaminations like dust, salts and gases. Dust combined with humidity may cause electrical shorts, decreased insulation resistance, and corrosion on the electronics of the device. Therefore, it is essential to study the behavior of the devices under such conditions. In this study, a product level dust test method for low voltage motor drives was developed. Method was successfully used to study the accumulation of the dust inside devices and the behavior of the devices under dusty and humid conditions.


  • dust test, motor drive, reliability

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