Models added to rail DC/DC converter family

A total of 72 new models has been added to Artesyn’s ERM family of DC/DC converter modules designed to meet the power demands and safety standard requirements of railway rolling stock applications.

Covering 10 and 20W power output ratings, each series includes models with single 5V, 12V, 15V, 24V, or dual +/- 12V or +/- 15V outputs and input ranges of 9V DC to 36V DC, 18V DC to 75V DC or 40V DC to 160V DC.

Encapsulated in a 25.4 x 50.8m DIP package, the ERM family is said to be protected from atmospheric conditions without additional conformal coating. The modules operate in temperatures ranging from -40 to 85°C with derating. An optional heat sink can help heat dissipation and improve performance at high operating temperatures.

A reinforced insulation system with 3000V AC RMS I/O isolation, combined with high EMC immunity, meeting the many demanding embedded power applications in railway and other transportation systems.

The converters are also suitable for rolling stock applications such as engine management, traction control, door control, video surveillance, communications, entertainment, lighting and other on-board electrical equipment.