The features that UPS users need most – and how suppliers are providing them
Today's business and technical environment requires IT facilities to expect a great deal from their UPSs. A recent survey by Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd investigated these expectations; this article reviews the results, looks at how UPS vendors are responding, and suggests ways in which users can achieve a configuration best suited to current conditions.
Battery Pack and 5-Bay Battery Charger System for Mobile Handheld Equipment Applications
GlobTek's 5-bay Lithium-Ion and Lithium Polymer Charging Cradles meet IEC 60950, UL 1310 and International EMC standards. The charger charges battery in three phases: conditioning, constant current and constant voltage. Charge is terminated based on minimum current level and a programmable charge timer provides a safety backup for charge termination.
Wall Mounted True On-Line UPS System From Powersolve - Ideal For Outdoor Applications
Powersolve's WM Series of Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) is designed for use in industrial and commercial applications where a wall mounted unit capable of withstanding the ingress of dust and moisture is required or recommended.
High Efficiency MIL COTS Power Solutions from Powerstax
Powerstax, one of Europe's leading application-rich power solutions manufacturers, announces the publication of its new MIL COTS Power Solution short-form catalogue. The six page brochure outlines the wide range of high efficiency power supplies now available from Powerstax for Military and Non-Tactical, fixed and mobile communications and security systems.
Campbell Collins - Fully Regulated Alternatives to Unregulated or Semi-Regulated Bus Converters
Campbell Collins Ltd, a specialist supplier of power supplies, capacitors and hi-rel power semiconductors, is pleased to announce the availability of the new range of Energy Optimised Intermediate Bus Converters from Ericsson Power Modules of Sweden.
Murata Power Solutions adds ultra-wide input range and low output current PoL converters in iLGA format
Murata Power Solutions has added the OKL-T/1-W12 to its Okami series of point of load (PoL) DC-DC converters for embedded applications. The OKL-T/1-W12 is designed in an iLGA (inspectable land grid array) format, an innovative package design that allows easy access for testing and inspection of the solder joints.
200 Watt Medical And ITE Power Supplies, in A Compact 3 X 5in Package
The new PM202 and PU202 Series' of AC/DC power supplies from Protek Power offer 200 watts of performance packed design and compliance to EN60601-1 medical safety standards or EN60950-1 ITE safety standards. They are ideal for a variety of applications, including patient vicinity medical devices, dental electronics, and laboratory equipment, as well as commercial process control, communications, and instrumentation applications.
TDK-Lambda releases new Power Products Catalogue
TDK-Lambda has compiled its new Power Products Catalogue for 2011 which is available online at: http://emea.tdk-lambda.com/Catalogue. Featuring 13 new products, the catalogue provides comprehensive details, including full datasheets, of TDK-Lambda's complete range of AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, programmable (laboratory) supplies, custom products and EMI filters.
Compact industrial and medical 400 W power supply provides 600 W peak within 6 x 4 footprint
XP Power today announced the FCM400 series of single output high efficiency 400 W AC-DC power supplies suitable for a wide range of industrial and medical applications. Having an enclosed low noise fan and measuring just 152.4 x 101.6 x 49.0 mm (6 x 4 x 1.93 inches), the compact units have a power density of 13.9 Watts per cubic inch and a typical efficiency rating of 85%. It is believed that the FCM400 has one of the highest power densities of any 400 W power supply with medical safety approvals.
PSMA Announces Special Presentation Session on Capacitors in Power Electronics at APEC 2011
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Magnetics Committee is sponsoring a Special Presentation session at APEC 2011 titled "Capacitors in Power Electronics." The session will take place on Wednesday afternoon, March 8, 2011, at the Fort Worth Texas Convention Center, and will feature seven experts from capacitor companies that serve the power electronics industries.
Emerson Network Power - IPM300 Compact and Rugged Dual-Input Power Module for AdvancedTCA Applications
Emerson Network Power launched the IPM300, a 300 W dual-input power module for AdvancedTCA(r) (ATCA(r)) boards. The IPM300 provides board designers with a rugged quarter-brick solution to implementing dual-redundant, hot-swap -48 V inputs with EMI filtering. The new module also includes ORing, inrush control and protection, and power management functionality. When combined with a variety of Emerson Network Power standard dc-dc converters, the IPM300 provides a comprehensive power solution for a wide variety of ATCA, telecom, and server and storage applications.
Launching at Southern Manufacturing - a new slim line 60 watt external power supply from Ecopac Power
The Ecopac Power LH60 series is a new addition to the successful range of Ecopac products. With a full 60 watts of power this ultra small, cost effective external power supply offers users a 2-year warranty. With a standard IEC320-C14 inlet as the input connector, the LH60 series have 100-240vAC full range input, available in 12/15/18/24 volt versions, meeting CEC efficiency Level V and LPS with full CE approvals.
250W Desktop Power Supply Features Medical Safety Approvals and Level V Efficiency
Designed to cost effectively power today's medical devices, the PPWAMD250 Series of medical desktop power supplies from Power Partners provides an industry leading 250 Watts of power in a compact 7.42" x 4.1" x 2.36" package.
Ericsson’s Digital Voltage Regulator Offers High Levels Of Control And Energy Saving
Ericsson Power Modules' 3E series BMR463 is a second-generation, digital point-of-load regulator with unprecedented functionality. It enables systems architects to fully monitor and dynamically control the energy that is delivered to strategic components such as processors, FPGAs, ASICs and others, down to a very low, highly economical level.
Avnet Abacus targets energy reduction with Power microsite
Avnet Abacus is bringing its portfolio of power technologies together online with the launch of the Avnet Abacus Power microsite. Engineers developing and designing new power projects will have direct access to a comprehensive array of power based solutions.
New Hall Effect current sensor up to 1000 Amps for Renewable Energies
The continuous shortage on Hall Effect sensors in the market is generating big troubles on the industrial field and, of course, also in PV and wind inverters manufacturers.
Agilent Technologies Introduces Power Integrity Solution to Solve Key Challenge in Designing Power Distribution Networks
Agilent Technologies Inc. today introduced its power integrity solution to quickly and accurately solve the perforated-plane power integrity challenge. Available in Agilent's Advanced Design System 2011 Momentum, the solution is used for designing a power distribution network with the heavily perforated power and ground planes found in modern printed circuit board designs.
Vicor Corporation Introduces Bus Converters in Industry Standard Packages With Leading Power Density and 98% Conversion Efficiency
Vicor Corporation today announced the introduction of the IBC048 series of VI BRICK Intermediate Bus Converters, which offer double the power density and half the conversion loss of competitive devices. Available as drop-in replacements for industry standard eighth-brick and quarter-brick 5:1 and 4:1 intermediate bus converters, initial product offerings include 300 W and 500 W models, providing 9.6 V or 12 V outputs from a nominal 48 V input with a voltage range extending from 38 V to 55 V.
Almag High Inductance HVSM Differential Chokes
Almag have released new HVSM Hi-Inductance differential EMC inductor range, offering two to three times the inductance of conventional chokes from the similarly sized RVSM range. Mounted on an industry-standard vertical base to occupy minimum board area, all chokes use distributed-gap powder toroids for soft-saturation and low flux-leakage.
GE to Bring High-Efficiency Energy Solutions to Telecommunications and Datacenter Industries with Acquisition of Lineage Power from The Gores Group
GE today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire privately-held Lineage Power Holdings, Inc., from The Gores Group, LLC. Lineage Power is a leading global provider of high-efficiency power conversion infrastructure technology and services for the telecommunications and datacenter industries. The deal will open the door for GE Energy technology to be deployed in the $20 billion per year power conversion space, where the demand for reliable, high-quality power is driven by the growth in cloud computing and mobile internet voice, video and data applications.
VPT Series Toroidal Power Transformers Offer Efficient Electronics Design Solution
Featuring up to 97.4 percent power efficiency and a highly efficient design using nearly 30 percent less material, the new VPT Series Toroidal Power Transformers from Triad Magnetics provide an innovative green power electronics solution that is also smaller and lighter than traditional transformers.
Excelsys expands high efficiency LED Power Supply Range
Excelsys Technologies, technology leaders in high efficiency power supply design, announce the introduction of the LXC60, LXC120 and LXC150 families of compact, high efficiency, high reliability, and waterproof power supplies for LED lighting solutions.
Combined inverter-chargers offer versatile solution for off-grid and UPS applications
Now available from Lincoln-based power-supply specialist VxI Power is the versatile Xtender range of inverter-chargers, which can be used in a variety of configurations to charge a bank of batteries and convert their DC output into a stable AC supply.
Environmentally Friendly Waste Water Treatment System uses a Powerstax 500A Reversible Power Source
Powerstax plc, the Farnborough UK based high efficiency power conversion specialists and their high-energy partners DP Energy have provided a power solution for an electrochemical water-treatment system (electro-coagulation) used for removal of dissolved and suspended contaminants from waste-water streams. The development system has successfully completed a commercial-scale pilot trial at the UK wastewater treatment works of a multinational manufacturer.
High density programmable power supply has very low noise
Sorensen has extended the DLM600 series of high-density programmable DC power supplies to cover voltages up to 300 V and currents up to 75 A. The DLM600 provides up to 600 W of power with unusually low levels of both differential and common-mode noise.
High Efficiency Medical & Industrial Power Supplies launched
Photon Power has launched several new high efficiency industrial and medical rated power supply models. New models ranging from 200 - 400W are available with convection cooled ratings of 50°C and feature active power factor correction in low profile chassis.
PSMA Announces Special Presentation Session on Power Electronics and Alternative Energy At APEC 2011
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Alternative Energy Committee is sponsoring a Special Presentation session at APEC 2011 titled "Power Electronics and Alternative Energy." The session will take place on Thursday afternoon, March 10th, 2011 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas and will feature seven experts from the government, universities and manufacturing industries. The session will include field examples where alternative energy technologies are applied in buildings, computers, electric vehicles, etc. thus providing attendees first-hand insight into real- life applications.
Extreme Weather Shows Need For Power Protection
The recent extreme weather caused countless problems for UK businesses. From heavy snow preventing employees reaching work and bringing road and air transport to a standstill, to power outages effecting residential and commercial areas the length and breadth of the country. This again raises the question of how do businesses ensure they protect their critical applications from circumstances beyond their control? The answer according to Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd's (UPSL) Technical Sales Manager, Mike Elms, is power protection.
Martek Power gets IRIS certification
Martek Power, a world leader in the design and manufacture of power supplies and converters, announced the IRIS certification of its French subsidiary.
DARPA Awards $1.7 Million Contract to Maxwell Technologies for Development of Advanced Energy Storage Device
Maxwell Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) announced today that it has been awarded a $1.7 million technology development contract by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for the initial phase of a multi-phase program to develop a lighter, longer-lasting, energy source for field radios and other portable electronic equipment carried by military personnel.
Soitec reports excellent performance of Concentrix CPV system connected to Jordan's grid
Soitec (Euronext Paris), the world's leading supplier of advanced solutions for the electronics and energy industries, reports excellent results for the company's concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) system in Jordan, which is connected to the nation's electrical grid. The system, which was jointly installed with Azur Space Solar Power, ran continuously through the extremely hot summer and fall months, demonstrating full reliability and excellent results under the most demanding conditions.
PSMA Announces Special Presentation Session on Nanotechnology at APEC 2011
The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Nanotechnology Committee is sponsoring a Special Presentation session at APEC 2011 titled "Nanotechnology: Enabling the Next Generation of Power Electronics." The session will take place on Thursday morning, March 10th, 2011 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas and will provide a broad overview of current nanotechnology applications, materials and opportunities.
TDK-Lambda unveils new designs for Southern Electronics 2011
Understanding the application and the environment in which it operates is essential for good power supply design; at this year's Southern Electronics & Manufacturing Show world-leading power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda UK will launch many new and innovative products that address the specific needs of the medical, industrial, broadcast, telecoms, test & measurement and factory automation markets.
Riello UPS and Vycon announce a powerful partnership
Riello UPS, Europe's leading manufacturer of uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) has just signed an exclusive distribution deal with Vycon, the world's leading flywheel energy storage systems designer and manufacturer. The relationship allows Riello UPS to supply the innovative and highly efficient Voltage Direct Connect (VDC) flywheel in Europe, the Middle East & Africa (EMEA).
PSMA to Introduce Updated Power Technology Roadmap as Plenary Presentation at APEC 2011
The 2011 Power Technology Roadmap, produced and published by the Power Sources Manufacturers Association, will be summarized as part of the plenary session keynoting the APEC 2011 Conference on March 7, 2011 in Fort Worth. Mr. Aung Thet Tu, Product Line Director at Fairchild Semiconductor, and co–chair of the PSMA Roadmap Committee, will deliver the presentation highlighting some of the technology trends that will shape power conversion products for the next two to five years.
NuPower C-Band Power Amplifier
NuWaves Engineering has expanded their NuPower series of power amplifiers with the introduction of the C-Band PA. NuWaves' NW-SSPA-20W-4.0-6.1 is a high-performance solid-state power amplifier delivering 20 watts across the frequency band of 4 GHz to 6.1 GHz. The small form factor of 3 cubic inches brings state-of-the-art miniature power amplifier technology to the war fighter, meeting present challenges in size and weight reduction. The NW-SSPA-20W-4.0-6.1 is ideal for C-Band RF telemetry and military communication systems that require high reliability and high efficiency in a compact housing.
Magnetek Receives Orders Valued at Over $8 Million for E-Force® Renewable Energy Inverters
Magnetek, Inc. (NYSE: MAG) today announced that it has received production orders over the past five weeks for its E-Force power inverters valued at over $8 million. Magnetek's modular utility-scale power inverters regulate and transform DC power generated by renewable sources into utility-grade AC power, which is distributed to the power transmission grid. The orders received include inverters for wind turbines as well as an initial production order valued at nearly $1 million for inverters to be used in the operation of variable speed turbine generators for combined heat and power (CHP), a new market for the Company. The orders are currently scheduled for delivery between April 2011 and July 2011.
UPSL launches the next generation of modular UPS
Uninterruptible Power Supplies, A Kohler Company, released the first images of the all-new and ultra compact PowerWAVE 5000/TP UPS System. The advanced 5000/TP is designed to raise customers' expectations for a UPS in this class, through a combination of advanced technology and precision engineering.
Kepco appoints EOX Sales in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC
Kepco Inc., a leading manufacturer of DC Power Supplies, announced the appointment of EOX Sales, LLC as its exclusive manufacturer's representative in the Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC territory.
Saelig Introduces Easy-use Economical PoE Boards
Saelig Company has introduced a unique range of economical PoE (Power-over-Ethernet) boards that allow remote device operation and control without the need for a local power source. TEK-PoE 2 DC-12W is a PoE power source which delivers regulated DC power for Ethernet-connection of devices that are not PoE-ready. TEK-PoE 2 DC-12W uses standard PoE switches, cables and RJ45 connectors, delivering regulated DC output at a user-selected level of 5V, 9V, 12V or 24V, and passing a 10/100base-T Ethernet connection through to the output jack. A Keep Alive circuit provides a minimum load to keep the PoE source connected under no-load conditions.