1.6kW high density hot swap front end power supplies
Leading power supply manufacturer TDK-Lambda EMEA introduces the HFE1600 series; 1U high, single output AC-DC hot swap front end power supplies that have an industry leading power density for a 1.6kW front-end of 25.2W/in3. Intended for equipment requiring reliable 12V, 24V and 48V bulk power, typical applications include communications, broadcast, military (COTS), laser and process control. Up to 20% output voltage adjustment is possible, enabling the HFE1600 to be customer set according to specific needs. Operating from a universal 85 to 265Vac input, the high efficiency of up to 92% minimises heat dissipation and power consumption thus meeting Climate Savers Computing efficiency standards.
XP claims smallest 45 W 'green' power supply has medical and industrial safety approvals
XP Power today announced what is believed to be the world's smallest open frame 45 W AC-DC power supply. Setting a new benchmark at this power level, measuring just 50.7 x 76.2 x 26.7 mm (2 x 3 x 1.05 inches), the ECS45 single output power supply is 25% smaller than the current industry standard of 2 x 4 inches. All models have a no load power of less than 0.3 W, helping the end equipment comply with internationally recognized energy efficiency standards. In addition, these convection cooled units are highly efficient, typically 87%, resulting in less waste heat to dissipate. The lower profile ECS25 model provides 25 W output within the same footprint. They can provide full power output up to + 50 degrees C without the need for any external fans or forced airflow and operate up to + 70 degrees C with derating.
AEG Power Solutions strengthens Channel with appointment of COMPUTERLINKS
AEG Power Solutions announces the addition of COMPUTERLINKS, the next generation distributor of IT security and Internet technology solutions, to its channel sales network. As part of its expanding business continuity portfolio COMPUTERLINKS will now be able to provide its channel partners with the full range of AEG Power Solutions' uninterrupted power supply (UPS) and power protection products and solutions to ensure their customers networks are available 24/7/365.
Vicor Introduces MIL-COTS VI Brick Filter
The Brick Business Unit of Vicor has announced the introduction of the MIL-COTS VI BRICK Filter, available as a stand-alone filter or integrated with the PRM™ Regulator Module. The integrated filter is an efficient (~95%) non-isolated regulator capable of both boosting and bucking a wide-range input voltage (16.5 – 50 VDC) and delivers output power up to 120 W. Smaller than comparable competitive products, it provides compliance to MIL-STD-1275A/B/D and MIL-STD-704A-F for transients and MIL-STD-461E/F for EMI.
Medically approved adapter operates from mains voltage or 12 VDC
Gresham Power Electronics announced the introduction of a portable 90W converter that can be powered from many different sources. It is intended for use with a wide variety of mobile devices in industrial, IT, communications, scientific and medical applications.
Solar PV inverters broaden support for renewable energy
Carlo Gavazzi is extending its support for renewable energy installations with the introduction of grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic Inverters. Complementing the company's energy management range, the new Solar PV Series embodies state-of the art inverter technology. As well as best-of-breed efficiencies (better than 94.37 per cent EU), the inverters incorporate Carlo Gavazzi's exclusive Smart MPPT technology and PV string control software to deliver up to 20 per cent more energy compared with alternative solutions.
CUI Adds Multi-Blade Adapters to Their Level V Line-Up
CUI Inc's power line, V-Infinity, announced a further expansion to their line-up of high efficiency external power adapters. CUI's latest release includes 6 W, 18 W, 30 W and 40 W multi-blade wall adapters. All meet Level V efficiency standards and exceed the current US EISA 2007 efficiency regulations. Offered in a wide range of output voltages, these high efficiency adapters are a continuation of the company's strategy to offer a full line-up of Level V products.
SemiSouth demonstrates 1200V, 100A, half-bridge, all-SiC power module at Oslo conference
SemiSouth Laboratories, Inc., the leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) technology for high-power, high-efficiency, harsh-environment power management and conversion applications, today presented a paper entitled 'Low Switching Energy 1200V Normally-Off SiC VJFET Power Modules' at the European SiC and Related Materials Conference.
Ecopac Power has launched the PB-230 battery charger series to extend the current range of 120 watt – 1000 watt battery chargers available from Mean Well
The Mean Well PB-230 series battery charger has universal 90 – 264Vac full range input with active PFC function and using the standard IEC320-C14 inlet as the input connector, the units conform to the harmonic requirements of EN61000-3-2.
Maxwell Technologies Reports Strong Demand for BOOSTCAP Ultracapacitor-Based Energy Storage Solutions for Wind Turbines
Maxwell Technologies Inc. (Nasdaq: MXWL) reported today that sales of BOOSTCAP® ultracapacitor products for wind energy applications through the first three quarters of 2010 are running more than 40 percent ahead of wind-related sales in the same period last year, and estimates that more than 13,000 BOOSTCAP-equipped turbines are now in operation worldwide.
Spellman Launches New Korean Language Website
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation (Hauppauge, NY) announced the launch of their Korean language website, www.spellmanhv.kr. This website provides a comprehensive parametric search engine and Product/Application Matrix. The new website also offers an online Request for Quotation form and a Technical Resources section with numerous articles, application notes and answers to frequently asked questions.
Ecopac Power adds a 120-watt high efficiency and high IP rated model the HLG-120 series
After the successful launch of the HLG-240 series, Mean Well has now developed a 120-watt high efficiency and high IP rated model the HLG-120 series. With built-in active PFC function and input range of 90 - 264VAC the HLG-120 series not only meets the harmonic current limitation per EN61000-3-2 Class C, they also fulfil PF>0.9 if loading is over 50 - 60%.
AEG Power Solutions Wins Frame agreement for 260 MW PV Power Plant equipment
AEG Power Solutions has been awarded a major PV contract for utility scale equipment of globally 260 MW. Starting December 2010, over a period of one year, AEG PS will provide complete balance of electrical system for 13 PV power plants in Eastern Europe, each of 20 Mega Watts. AEG Power Solutions, wholly-owned by 3W Power Holdings S.A. (Euronext Amsterdam 3WP, ISIN GG00B39QCR01, WKN A0Q5SX), is a global provider of premium power electronics.
ESA36 Series of 36W Plug-Top Power Adaptors From Powersolve Meet CEC Requirements
Powersolve just announced the ESA36 Series of plug-top adaptors designed to accept a wide 90 to 264VAC input while providing single outputs from 9 to 24VDC. They meet the latest CEC requirements, feature efficiency levels to Energy Star Level V (V2.0) and a no load input power of 0.3W max.
Martek’s JL Series Open Frame DC/DC Converters for Railway Applications Have A Smaller Footprint
Martek Power, an industry leader in power supplies designed specifically for railway applications, announces significant additions to its industry leading Powertron family of DC/DC converters. The new DC/DC converters are extensions to Martek's established and successful JL series of open frame units originally designed for on-board passenger information systems.
1U 100W Low Cost General Purpose Power Supplies from Gresham Power
Gresham Power Electronics, the Salisbury based MIL and Commercial power conversion specialist is able to supply from stock its 1U, 100W quad output power supply the UPFS105-405. The UPFS105-405 is part of the high efficiency "flexibility series" offered by Gresham Power Electronics. Output voltages are 3.3V DC at 15A, +15V DC at 2A, +24V DC at 2A, and +5.1V DC at 5A and the power supply has active power factor correction with a universal input of 90-250Vac over the frequency range 47-63Hz.
Extreme Engineering Solutions - XPm2010 3U Power Supply with 60ms Hold-Up Capacitance
Extreme Engineering Solutions (X-ES) is shipping XPm2010, an innovative 3U PICMG 2.11 power supply solution, taking in MIL-STD-704 28V-DC input voltage and providing up to 300W on 3.3V, 5V, and 12V at 90% efficiency.
Online UPS systems from Zigor – high reliability and efficiency
The new Volga Plus series of UPS systems from Zigor UK is ideal for supplying critical systems that require high reliability and quality power supply with low operating and maintenance costs. Using on line double conversion high frequency technology, the Volga Plus continuously monitors the power supply, removing distortions to provide clean, safe and more efficient energy.
AEG Power Solutions Offers 3-Year Warranty on UPS to 24KVA
AEG Power Solutions announced the introduction of an extended warranty for its range of UPS and power protection solutions including the AEG PROTECT Home and compact UPS products through to the high performance PROTECT 1M UPS. The warranty offer recognises the demonstrated reliability of these high efficiency UPS, which offer back-up power from 600VA to 24KVA.
CUI Adds Compact 2 A model to DC Switching Regulator Series
CUI Inc's power line, V-Infinity, announced the addition of a 2 A model to their V78XX switching regulator series. The compact V78XX-2000 series has been designed to be a high performance alternative to linear regulators. Unlike linear regulators, this series does not require a heat sink, making it ideal for applications where board space is at a premium and energy efficiency is a concern.
Ecopac Power announced the introduction of the Mean Well 120-watt GS120 series
Mean Well has now developed a full range of external power supplies from 6 watts to 220 watts. Incorporating the standard IEC320-C14 inlet as the input connector, the GS120 series has 85 - 264VAC universal input with PFC function and uses an Led indicator to show operating status.
High Frequency PFC Inductors
Designed for active power factor correction circuits running at up to 200kHz, Almag have released their Type WKM high frequency PFC inductor range.
Powerstax 500W “Full Brick” DC:DC Converter Steps Up as well as Down
Powerstax, one of Europe's leading application-rich power solutions specialists, offers system builders one of the most flexible, off the shelf, high power DC:DC converters backed by outstanding application support. These 500W output, industry standard "full brick", ultra-high efficiency and flexible converters have been designed to provide both conventional step-down voltage conversion as well as the more unusual step-up conversion. The key to this is the patented "integrated magnetic" which combines the transformer and inductors for the converter on a single assembly allowing high efficiency conversion and simple to achieve custom voltage configurations.
A123 Systems Solidifies Leadership Position in Delivery of Lithium Ion Technology for the Power Grid With Order of 44MW of Smart Grid Stabilization Systems (SGSS(TM))
A123 Systems today announced that AES Energy Storage, a leader in the use of fast-responsive energy storage for the grid, has ordered and is deploying 44MW of A123's Smart Grid Stabilization Systems (SGSS) for various new projects—including an energy storage project in Johnson City, N.Y.
GS Series Low Cost Desktop Power Supplies from ALL PSU
ALL PSU have introduced the new GS series of desktop style power supplies. 8 Power ranges are available at 18, 25, 40, 60, 90, 120, 160 & 220 Watts. Models are available with single output voltages of : 5, 7.5, 9, 12, 15, 18, 20, 24, 28 and 48 Volts DC.
Ecopac Power launches the Mean Well HLG-240 series an IP rated 240-watt fully enclosed metal cased power supply
Ecopac Power announces the introduction of the Mean Well HLG-240 series of power supplies, a successful addition to the large range of LED and harsh environment power supplies available from Ecopac Power.
New air-cooled electronic loads from Safety Power feature industry’s smallest footprint
Industrial and programmable power supply specialist, Safety Power Group, has introduced a new range of air-cooled programmable DC electronic loads that offer the industry's smallest footprint to save valuable rack space in automatic test equipment (ATE) applications.
Third edition of power supply technical guide now available
XP Power today announced the third edition of their 144-page technical guide for power supply specifiers. Spanning all the major aspects of power supply integration, the guide has several new sections covering topics such as the characteristics of battery power sources, high peak load capability, powering LEDs and high voltage safety testing. Where appropriate, approvals and standards information has been updated to the most current legislation. The EMC considerations for defense and avionics applications section has been revised and the energy efficiency chapters have been expanded to include an explanation of efficiency specifications relating to both external and component power supplies.
Cypress's Programmable Powerline Communication Solution Selected as Editor's Choice Product by Industrial Embedded Systems
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. (Nasdaq: CY) today announced that its programmable Powerline Communication (PLC) solution for data communication over existing power lines was selected as an Editor's Choice product by Industrial Embedded Systems magazine in the 2010 Resource Guide issue. Leveraging the programmable analog and digital resources of Cypress's PSoC® programmable system-on-a-chip architecture, the new PLC solution integrates multiple functions beyond communication, such as power measurement, system management and LCD drive. The solution offers the flexibility to communicate over high-voltage and low-voltage power lines for lighting and industrial control, solar, smart energy management and home automation applications.
NOVEL SENSORS AID TIDAL TURBINE DEVELOPMENT
Non-contact torque sensors from Sensor Technology are playing a key role in the development of commercial-scale in-stream tidal turbines produced by Irish company, OpenHydro. The company is using these novel sensors, which are based on surface acoustic wave (SAW) technology, to accurately measure rotational speed and frictional forces in a simulator for the turbine bearings, thereby allowing it to optimise the performance and reliability of its innovative products.
Saft and Acciona Energia join forces to offer improved stability, power management and grid connection
Saft has announced a three-year deal to work with Spain's Acciona Energia SA as part of a Eurogia+ labelled project aimed at improving the viability of photovoltaic and other renewable energy source power plants. The project will demonstrate the technical and financial benefits of using a containerized energy storage, conversion and management system to provide grid ancillary services as well as power management to help smooth the plant output.
Underwriters Laboratories Creates Electric Vehicle Charging Equipment Installation Training Programs
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), a world leader in safety testing and certification, announces a new initiative to develop and launch electric vehicle installation training programs aimed at furthering the development and installation of electric vehicle charging equipment.
Spellman High Voltage Announces Release of New Monoblock Reference Guide
Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation announces the release of the X-Ray Source Reference Guide to its rapidly expanding Monoblock (Spellman Registered Trademark) family of products. Spellman currently offers more than a dozen innovative Monoblock designs spanning voltage ranges from 75 to 200kV and power levels from 10W to 1kW. These compact X-Ray Sources combine high voltage generation, filament power, control circuitry and X-Ray tube in specially designed "tanks" insulated with dielectric oil for superior thermal management.
AM10TW-Z: 10watt DC/DC power converters have Ultra wide (4:1) input
With the launch of the AM10TW-Z series of 10 watt DC/DC power converters, Aimtec has broadened is product line of DIP24 DC/DC converters with a feature rich and highly cost effective product that can be designed into a multitude of applications with operating temperature range of -40 ºC to +85ºC.
Gresham offer CompactPCI Power Supplies on Short Lead Times
Gresham Power Electronics is able to offer some models of its market leading, high efficiency 3U, 250W CompactPCI power supply range on very short lead times.
DC/DC Switching Regulators from Powersolve are ideal for distributed power systems
Powersolve's PMQ7861 series are non-isolated 3A or 10W DC/DC switching regulators designed for battery or distributed power applications. The new regulators feature a wide 4.5 to 20V DC input range and offer a 1.2V to 12VDC adjustable output (a 1.5V overhead voltage is required between input and output).
Gresham Introduce Power-over-Ethernet Power Supplies AC or DC Input Indoor and outdoor versions
Gresham Power introduced a flexible range of Power-over-Ethernet (POE) power supplies with an integral DC injector. Power-over-Ethernet provides a means to safely pass electrical power alongside data on Ethernet cabling. Power can come from a power supply within a POE-enabled networking device or from a device built for injecting power onto the Ethernet cabling, such as a Gresham Power-Over-Ethernet Power Supply.
Laser Drive Inc. acquired by Martek Power
Martek Power announced the acquisition of Laser Drive, Inc. in Pennsylvania. Laser Drive, Inc. is a company specializing in the design, development, and production of power supplies for various laser and light sources. This latest addition to Martek Power is now Martek Power Laser Drive, LLC.
USB Compatible High Efficiency Power Manager and Charger for 1-Cell Lithium Iron Phosphate Batteries
Linear Technology introduced the LTC4098-3.6, an autonomous high efficiency power manager, ideal diode controller and battery charger for 1-cell Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries used in portable devices such as industrial meters, media players, digital cameras, PDAs, personal navigators, and especially high peak-power and safety critical equipment.
Arrow and Traco expand European distribution agreement
Arrow Electronics and Traco Electronic AG have expanded their long lasting successful collaboration in Southern Europe to Central and Northern Europe.