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500W ‘full brick’ DC:DC converter steps up as well as down

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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.

Tim Worley, CEO of Powerstax, comments;"Our F501 high efficiency converter gives power system designers enormous versatility and space saving in a cost effective package. It represents a major achievement in the development of high power, high-density DC converter modules. By simply combining a number of F501s in series a DC output up to 1200 volts may be created from a 12 volt input and up to 8KW of output power can be obtained by running them in parallel."

The F501 achieves exceptional power density of 5.53w/cm³ (90w/in³) and up to 90% efficiencies. With fixed frequency operation and low ripple the F501 is ideally suited for the telecoms and IT industries, while automated production and test ensure high reliability. The 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.

Powerstax F501 DC:DC converters carry a 2 year warranty, are fully safety agency approved and include the following features; standard "full brick" package 116.8 x 61 x 12.7mm (4.6 x 2.4 x 0.50"), low input & output ripple currents, input transient voltage protection, thermal monitoring voltage to provide early warning of system fault, single connection for parallel operation to provide true N+1 redundancy capability, no need for master/slave operation, external synchronisation facility, hot plug in capability, remote sensing provided, remote shutdown, wide input voltage range, output current monitor voltage, thermal protection & current limit protection, STEP-UP version also available, e.g. 12Vi to 28Vo

Typical applications for the Powerstax F501 include military and commercial vehicle based mobile wireless, radar systems and communication systems, telecomm infrastructure and security systems.

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