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Voltage surge protection modules for railway applications

TRACO POWER has released the TFI Series of surge filters designed to clamp momentary over-voltage transients up to 385 VDC (20 ms) to protect the DC/DC converter from being damaged.

Input transients defined by EN 50155 (up to 154 VDC) are covered by the wide input range of dedicated railway converters. This level of protection is specifically required in railway applications where high voltage transients are expected and can also be used for 72, 96 and 110 VDC battery systems.

The series consists of 3 wattage models, the TFI 20 (20 W in a DIP-24 Package), TFI 150 (150 W in a 1.6 x 2.0" footprint) and TFI 300 (300 W in a 1.6 x 2.0" footprint).

Each TFI filter operates over the 43-160 VDC and is fully encapsulated within a plastic package for MIL-STD-810 Thermal Shock and Vibration protection.

Features include an operating temperature range of -40 to +95°C and minimum 36 VDC brownout. During normal operation the output voltage follows the input voltage (Vout = Vin -2 VDC typ.) up to the point of 168 VDC where the voltage is actively clamped.

All models are RIA 12 and NF F 01-510 compliant for surge susceptibility protection and are supported by TRACO POWER's 3-year product warranty.

Neil Tyler

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