At the National Electronics Week exhibition tomorrow, Powerstax will launch its latest power converter. The F501-385 500W output full brick high voltage DC-DC converter complements the Powerstax line- up of patented power converters allowing customers to configure compact, high power density, base plate cooled AC-DC power systems suitable for rugged environments. The new DC-DC converter operates over the input range 355-400VDC and provides 24, 28, 48, 56VDC output and 500W power. By combining a number of F501-385 bricks in series significantly higher output voltages can be produced and if up to twenty F501-385 bricks are paralleled a 10kW system can be produced. With a power density of 5.53W/cm3, typical efficiency of 90%, active load sharing, remote on/off, base plate cooling, low start-up temperature of -40ºC and a 2 year warranty, the Powerstax F501-385 offers users reduced energy costs, greater return on investment, greater reliability and longer product life. The converter provides system designers with a comprehensive list of in-built protection functions such as over-voltage protection, under-voltage protection and short-circuit protection are complemented by unique features such as a thermal monitoring signal to provide early warning of potential system faults.
It is designed to operate as an integral part of a complete distributed power system, with or without hold-up. Typical applications for the F501-385 include military and commercial based wireless systems, radar and communication systems, telecom infrastructure and security systems.