IXYS UK Westcode

IXYS UK Westcode Ltd has evolved into one of the world’s leading manufacturers of very high power semiconductors. IXYS UK Westcode’s comprehensive product range includes IGBTs, diodes, thyristors, rectifiers and fuses.

Together, IXYS and Littelfuse leverage their combined technology portfolios and expertise to enhance customer value.

IXYS UK Westcode is one the of the UK’s leading semiconductor manufacturers. Formerly known as Westcode, they launched the world’s first commercial rectifier in the early 1920’s. Westcode was acquired by IXYS Corporation in 2002, and shortly after changed its name to IXYS UK Westcode. Today, they manufacture high power thyristor capsules (GTO, fast & standard recovery), diode capsules (fast & standard recovery) and IGBT capsules.

As IXYS UK Westcode’s Official UK Distributor, we stock Europe’s largest range of IXYS UK’s semiconductors, fuses and capacitors. The company provide a large range fuses offering fast-acting, ultra rapid protection against device rupture and external short circuits. IXYS UK’s range of fuses feature proven advanced technology to international standards and are UL recognised. IXYS UK Westcode offer a range of power electronic capacitors to suit almost any application from filtering and smoothing DC voltages to GTO/IGBT snubber circuits and medium frequency applications.

One of the industries leading power semiconductor manufacturers, IXYS UK Westcode supplies high technology components to a wide range of applications, including: welding, AC and DC drives, rectifier supplies, uninterruptible power supplies, motor soft starts, transportation, induction heating and power conditioning.

IXYS UK Westcode Products

IXYS UK Westcode is a world leading manufacturer in power semiconductor design. Supporting a diverse marketplace, IXYS UK Westcode has evolved into one of the world's leading manufacturers of high power semiconductors.

IXYS UK Distributor since 1994

We pride ourselves on our long lasting relationship with IXYS UK, and customers who love their products.

GD Rectifiers is IXYS UK Westcode’s Official UK Distributor, we stock Europe’s largest range of IXYS UK’s semiconductor components, accessories, capacitors and fuses.

GD Rectifiers is an official distributor for IXYS UK Westcode, formerly known as Westcode until IXYS Corporation acquired the company back in 2002. IXYS UK Westcode specialise in the design and manufacture of industry-leading power semiconductors including an extensive range of diodes, thryistors and press pack IGBTs.

Since the early part of the 20th Century, the Company has been at the forefront of power semiconductor design. In the early 1920’s IXYS UK Westcode introduced the world’s first commercial rectifier and have continued to push ahead bringing ever more advanced power management solutions to market. In almost every corner of the globe IXYS UK products are hard at work keeping the industry moving forward.

At GD Rectifiers, we’ve been partnering with IXYS UK Westcode since 1994 to offer our customers IXYS UK semiconductors, power capacitors and fuses.

For further information, please call: 01444 243 452 or email: enquiries@gdrectifiers.co.uk.

Diodes

IXYS UK Westcode offers a broad range of diode products including rectifier diodes, fast recovery, soft recovery, extra fast recovery and high power Sonic FRD’s. Rectifier diodes and soft recovery diodes are both available as capsules or studs.

Rectifier Studs:            428Amps to 735Amps, 1200-3200V
Rectifier Capsules:         507Amps to 9830Amps, 200-5600V
Fast Recovery Capsules:        588Amps to 3770Amps, 200-4500V
Soft Recovery Studs:         130Amps to 336Amps, 1200-2500V
Soft Recovery Capsules:     225Amps to 2413Amps, 800-6000V

Extra Fast Recovery Capsules:    240Amps to 1346Amps, 800-5500V
High Power Sonic FRD Capsules:    208Amps to 4080Amps, 1400-4800V

 

Thyristors

IXYS UK Westcode offers a broad range of Thyristor products to suit your application. These include: Phase Control, Fast Turn-off, Distributed Gate, Medium Voltage and Asymmetric Thyristors. This range includes the new WESPACK outline for Phase Control Thyristors, with voltage ratings up to 2.2kV, giving maximum power rating for weight and volume, without compromising on quality and reliability.

Phase Control Studs:        131Ams to 416Amp, 400-1600V
Phase Control Capsules:        255Amps to 6974Amps, 800-4500V
Fast Turn-Off Studs:        128Amps to 431Amps, 400-1200V – 10 to 30uS
Fast Turn-Off Capsules:        295Amps to 1007Amp, 400-1200V – 10 to 30uS
Distributed Gate Capsules:      472Amps to 4001Amps, 800-4500V – 10 to 300uS
Medium Voltage Capsules:    349Amps to 3503Amps, 3000-6500V
Asymmetric Capsules:        516Amps and 1237Amps, 2400-2800V

 

Thyristor & Diode Modules

IXYS UK Westcode offers a wide range of Thyristor & Diode Modules for isolated heatsink applications and has a UL Certification for most modules. They offer: Standard Circuits, Dual Diode, Dual Thyristor, Single Thyristor or Diode, Common Cathode and Water Cooled versions.

Dual Thyristor Modules:     327Amps to 719Amps, 1200-3600V
Dual Diode Modules:         600Amps to 1080Amps, 1400-3600V
Thyristor Diode Modules:     327Amps to 719Amps, 1200-3600V
Single Thyristor Modules:     765Amps to 830Amps, 1400-2200V
Single Diode Modules:         1520Amps, 1400-2200V

 

Gate Turn-off Thyristors

IXYS UK Westcode offers a broad range of high specification Stud and Capsule Gate Turn-off Thyristors. IXYS UK Westcode GTO Thyristors incorporate advanced features such as: buffer layer, fine pattern and transparent emitter technologies. Devices with voltage ratings of 6kV (3.8kV DC link) and controllable current ratings of up to 4kA are available to meet the toughest demands in applications such as traction propulsion and auxiliaries, AC industrial drives, FACT’s and active VAr controllers. iXYS UK Westcode offer both symmetrical devices for applications with reverse blocking requirement, their GTO Thyristors are still the go-to component for high power converters.

IGBTs

IXYS UK Westcode is also a pioneer of Press-Pack IGBT technology, offering world-class leading devices with voltage ratings of 2.5kV (1.25kV DC Link) and 4.5kV (2.8kV DC link) and have now also introduced its first 6.5kV Press-Pack IGBT. The construction of these devices is totally free from wire and solder bond which all but eliminates the problems of mechanical fatigue associated with conventional IGBT modules. Details on ratings are available on request.

 

Power Capacitors

IXYS UK Westcode offer a range of power electronics capacitors to suit almost any application form filtering and smoothing DC voltages to GTO/IGBT snubber circuits and medium frequency applications. IXYS UK Westcode also offers a range of bespoke DC-link capacitors, designed specifically for use in application designed to utilise their range of 2.5kV, 4.5kV and 6.5kV press-pack IGBTs.

Power capacitors can be used for a wide range of applications where extremely non-sinusoidal voltages and pulsed currents are present, IXYS UK provide both AC and DC Capacitors.

IXYS Westcode are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of power semiconductor devices. IXYS Westcode provide a wide range of fuses which offer fast-acting, ultra rapid protection against device rupture, external short circuits, destructive energy let through and excessive peak currents. Westcode fuses are manufactured to advanced technology to international standards and the majority of them are UL certified.

Westcode Fuses include:

– PSC (American Standard – Square Body, French Standard – European Square Body, German Standard – European Square Body)

– British Standard BS88 Fuses

– DIN80 Standard Fuses

– French Cylindrical Fuses

– Associated Microswitches

– Associated Fuse Holders

 

Download IXYS UK Westcode’s Semiconductor Fuse Brochures here

Download IXYS UK Westcode’s PSC Square Body Fuse Selector Guide

 

North American Mounting Style Fuses

Fuse Type         Part Number        Voltage Range (V)    Current Range (A)      Body Size   Outline
500-700V End Contact 070US0UxxxxB 700 63 550 30 F1
500-700V End Contact 070US1UxxxxB 700 200 800 31 F1
500-700V End Contact 070US2UxxxxB 500-700 400 1800 32 F1
500-700V End Contact 070US3UxxxxB 500-700 500 2500 33 F1
500-700V Blade Contact 070US0BxxxxB 700 50 550 30 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US1BxxxxB 700 160 800 31 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US2BxxxxB 700 400 1000 32 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US3BxxxxB 650-700 500 1600 33 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US0DxxxxB 700 50 630 30 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US1DxxxxB 700 160 800 31 F2
500-700v Blade Contact 070US2DxxxxB 500-700 400 1800 32 F2
500-700V Blade Contact 070US3DxxxxB 500-700 500 2500 33 F2
650-1300V End Contact 130US0UxxxxB 1200-1300 63 350 30 F1
650-1300V End Contact 130US1UxxxxB 1200-1300 160 630 31 F1
650-1300V End Contact 130US2UxxxxB 1200-1300 280 800 32 F1
650-1300V End Contact 130US3UxxxxB 600-1300 315 1800 33 F1
1000-1300V Blade Contact 130US0DxxxxB 1200-1300 63 350 30 F2
1000-1300V Blade Contact 130US1DxxxxB 1300 160 630 31 F2
1000-1300V Blade Contact 130US2DxxxxB 1100-1300 280 800 32 F2
1000-1300V Blade Contact 130US3DxxxxB 1000-1300 315 1100 33 F2

 

European Mounting Style Fuses

Fuse Type           Part Number      Voltage Range (V)    Current Range (A)       Body Size    Outline
450-660 (690)V End Contact 069UR0SxxxxB 690 40 550 30 F3
450-660 (690)V End Contact 069UR1SxxxxB 690 160 800 31 F3
450-660 (690)V End Contact 069UR2SxxxxB 450-690 400 1800 32 F3
450-660 (690)V End Contact 069UR3SxxxxB 450-690 500 2500 33 F3
660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UF0AxxxxB 690 63 400 30 F4
660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UF1AxxxxB 690 200 700 31 F4
660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UF2AxxxxB 690 400 1000 32 F4
660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UF3AxxxxB 690 500 1400 33 F4
600-1250V End Contact 125UR0SxxxxB 1100-1250 63 350 30 F3
600-1250V End Contact 125UR1SxxxxB 1100-1250 160 630 31 F3
600-1250V End Contact 125UR2SxxxxB 1100-1250 280 800 32 F3
600-1250V End Contact 125UR3SxxxxB 600-1250 315 1800 33 F3

 

German Mounting Style Fuses

Fuse Type     Part Number     Voltage Range (V) Current Range (A) Body Size Outline
DIN80 500-660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UR0AxxxxB 690 63 550 30 F25
DIN80 500-660 (690) V Blade Contact 069UR1AxxxxB 660-690 160 800 31 F25
DIN80 500-660 (690) V Blade Contact 069UR2AxxxxB 500-690 400 1250 32 F25
DIN80 500-660 (690) V Blade Contact 069UR3AxxxxB 600-690 500 1600 33 F25
DIN110 500-660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UR0DxxxxB 690 63 550 30 F25
DIN110 500-660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UR1DxxxxB 690 200 800 31 F25
DIN110 500-660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UR2DxxxxB 690 400 1000 32 F25
DIN110 500-660 (690)V Blade Contact 069UR3DxxxxB 600-690 500 1600 33 F25
DIN110 900-1250V Blade Contact 125UR0DxxxxB 1100-1250 63 350 30 F25
DIN110 900-1250V Blade Contact 125UR1DxxxxB 1000-1250 160 630 31 F25
DIN110 900-1250V Blade Contact 125UR2DxxxxB 1000-1250 280 800 32 F25
DIN110 900-1250V Blade Contact 125UR3DxxxxB 900-1250 315 1100 33 F25
NR Size 000 & 00 Knife Blade Contact 066NRCKxxxxF 660 16 125 000 F26
NR Size 000 & 00 Knife Blade Contact 066NRDKxxxxF 690 16 160 00 F27
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NHCKxxxxF 690 16 315 000 F28
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NHDKxxxxF 690 20 315 00 F28
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NH0KxxxxF 690 32 315 30 F28
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NH1KxxxxF 690 63 400 31 F28
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NH2KxxxxF 690 160 700 32 F28
NH Size 000, 00 & 0 Knife Blade Contact 069NH3KxxxxF 690 315 1000 33 F28

European Semiconductor Fuses – British Standard BS88 Fuses   

Fuse Type       Part Number        Voltage Range (V) Current Range (A)    Diameter (mm)     Outline  
BS88 250V xLCW 250 5 32 10 F5
BS88 250V xLEW 250 7 180 17 F6
BS88 250V xLEWI 250 7 180 17 F7
BS88 250V xLMW 250 50 525 36 F8
BS88 250V xLMWI 250 50 525 36 F9
BS88 250V xLMMW 250 315 1000 36 F10
BS88 250V xLMWWI 250 315 1000 36 F11
BS88 660V-690V xCW 660 5 20 10 F12
BS88 660V-690V xEW 660 12 100 17 F13
BS88 660V-690V xEWI 660 12 100 17 F14
BS88 660V-690V xMW 660 160 400 36 F15
BS88 660V-690V xMMW 660 180 710 36 F16
BS88 660V-690V xMMWI 660 180 710 36 F17
BS88 660V Twin xEEW 660 65 160 17 F18
BS88 660V Twin xEEWI 660 65 160 17 F19
BS88 660V Size 000 070BQCLxxxxN 660 75 400 F20
BS88 660V Size 000 070BQCLxxxxI 660 75 400 F21

European Semiconductor Fuses – DIN80 Standard

Fuse Type      Part Number     Voltage Range (V)    Current Range (A)    Body Size     Outline
DIN80 Size 000 070GQCAxxxxF 500-700 80 400 000 F23
DIN80 Size 000 070GQCAxxxxN 500-700 80 400 000 F22
DIN80 Size 000 070GTCAxxxxF 500-700 80 400 000 F24
DIN80 Size 000 070GGCAxxxxF 700 20 125 000 F23
DIN80 Size 000 070GGCAxxxxN 700 16 125 000 F22
DIN80 Size 000 070GSCAxxxxF 700 20 125 000 F24
DIN80 Size 00 069GSDAxxxxF 690 16 160 00 F24
DIN80 Size 00 069GUDAxxxxF 600-690 16 450 00 F24

French Cylindrical Fuses

Fuse Type      Part Number      Voltage Range (V)   Current Range (A)
Ferrule Fuses F070AxxxN 700 1 32
Ferrule Fuses F070BxxxN 700 1 50
Ferrule Fuses F070BxxxS 700 1 50
Ferrule Fuses F070CxxxN 700 20 100
Ferrule Fuses F070CxxxS 700 20 100

 

For further information on IXYS UK Westcode products please contact us on 01444 243 452 or email enquiries@gdrectifiers.co.uk

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