Thursday 5 December 2013

Modular power supplies!

Gresham Power Electronics has announced the availability of its BL series of 200W pluggable, hot-swap, modular power supplies.

Developed to provide a fast response, pre-approved power solution for customers assembling instrumentation, test and measurement systems or industrial control applications the new BL series offers a simple, cost effective replacement to CompactPCI and similar “high overhead” power solutions.

The high efficiency universal input voltage BL Series features power factor correction and is housed in a 3U high, 10HP wide, 160mm deep 19” rack mountable cassette enclosure with a rear mounted multi-pin bus connector. The BL series offers hot-swap interchange and is intended to be connected in N+1 redundant configuration for high integrity systems.

Announcing the first model in the range, the 12V/200W output BL175-112, Jake Moir, Managing Director of Gresham Power Electronics, comments; "Our new BL series of power supplies continues our move to UK designed power solutions which offer our customers shorter development times and fast response engineering services. We are very successful in the CompactPCI power supply market and are finding a growing number of requirements for lower cost, reduced intelligence power solutions for instrumentation which has prompted the design of this new product range."

A key feature of the Gresham Power BL series is its flexibility. The enclosure is designed to accept a wide range of standard form-factor power supplies to provide bespoke power solutions on short lead-times and with very low non-recurring engineering costs (NRE). The BL series features over voltage and over current protection, an auxiliary output for cooling fan use and LED indicators for power on and power good. RoHS compliant the BL Series has full international safety agency approvals.

The BL Series is suitable for a wide range of commercial and scientific instrumentation and test applications and military COTS projects. The 12V BL175-112 will be followed by introductions of 3.3,5,24 and 48VDC versions.

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