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700W power supply optimised for conduction cooling applications

Powerbox has released a new 700W power supply for industrial applications, the OFI700A.

Optimised for conduction cooling, the OFI700A delivers high performance levels across a baseplate temperature range of -40 to +95C, without the use of a fan. The power supply operates with a wide universal input range from 85 to 264VAC with power factor correction (PFC) and is available with DC outputs of 12V, 28V (adjustable to 24V) or 48VDC. A 12V auxiliary is also provided.

In many industrial applications cooling of the dissipating elements relies on the use of fans and blowers. However, in harsh environments or in applications where the required reliability level imposes the need to remove all possible risk of failure, fans and blowers are not allowed..

Conduction cooling requires very specific building practices and the PRBX OFI700A has been designed to guarantee optimal heat transfer from the dissipating components to the baseplate, delivering a high level of performances within an operating temperature of -40 to +95C at baseplate. Depending on the assembly method and the overall cooling conditions, a derating may apply as specified in the technical documentation.

To cover a wide range of applications, the OFI700A operates with a wide universal input range from 85 to 264VAC. The unit includes a PFC with a coefficient of 0.95/0.92 (110VAC/230VAC). For applications powered by a DC bus e.g., mining equipment, the OFI700A operates from 120 to 350VDC.

The OFI700A is available in three versions of single output DC voltage, 12V/58.4A ; 28V/25A and 48V/14.6A. The output voltage can be adjusted using the provided onboard potentiometer. For example, the 28V output can be adjusted from 22.4V to 33.6V, covering the 24V applications. An additional voltage of 12V/0.1A is provided for auxiliary functions.

For applications requiring 1+1 redundancy it is possible to connect two units in parallel, adding an external diode to protect the unit. Using a diode for this purpose is a simple solution but it increases power losses which depending on the output current could be as high as 30W. So, to maintain the highest level of efficiency when operated in redundancy-mode, an ‘option O’ OFI700A version is available with active ORing circuitry deploying high performance FET technology. In this version the power losses are minimized to an excellent less than 1.5W.

For safety, the OFI700A has an IN/OUT isolation of 3,000VAC and IN/FG of 2,000VAC. Output isolation to FG is 500VAC. The power supply includes over current protection with auto recovery, over voltage and over temperature protection.

The OFI700A board includes easy access to auxiliary functions via on board connectors, namely: Remote Control, Output Voltage Sensing, DC-OK, Inverter Operation Mode (IOG) and auxiliary 12V.

The OFI700A has endured shock and vibration testing as specified in MIL-STD-810H. In that respect the products have been tested to levels far above normal operating conditions and are specified to sustain a high 20G vibration level during transportation.

In its open frame format, the OFI700A measures 126 x 38 x 250mm (4.96 x 1.5 x 9.84 inches) and weighs 0.95kg max. An optional metal cover is available, adding just 2mm to the height and 150 grams to the weight (Option N).

The OFI700A is certified in accordance with UL62368-1, C-UL (equivalent to CAN/CSA-C22.2 No.62368-1), EN62368-1.

The OFI700A series has a full three-year warranty and conforms to the European RoHS, REACH and Low Voltage Directives. The product carries the UL, CE and UKCA marks.

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Neil Tyler

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