Published: 21 May 2021
We are truly at the beginning of the electric car age. With countries around the world introducing mandates to cut the number of diesel and petrol cars – including the UK with the Government’s scheduled ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in 2030 – drivers are looking towards the future dominant car technology: electric vehicles (EVs).
Published: 13 May 2021
Industry commentators point to the 2020s as being the decade for Industry 4.0 to really take hold. In multiple sectors of the economy, large strides in technology are changing the way businesses operate and how we live: moving towards an Internet of Things approach where Machine-to-Machine communication facilitates complex and reactive pipelines.
This “fourth Industrial revolution” is taking its hold in the agricultural sector too: with one tool driving this change and providing a generational leap in farming efficiency for those with the foresight to buy in: the industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)… or more commonly known as the drone.
Published: 13 May 2021
Medical devices (patient contact devices) need to have means of patient protection (MOPP). For a 1xMOOP, power components must have an isolation of 3000Vac, a creepage of 4mm and basic insulation. If the system requires a 2xMOPP, this is the most stringent standard so far: with an isolation of 4000Vac, a creepage of 8mm and double insulation. It is a 2xMOPP compliance that provides the highest level of safety in a medical device.
If you’re opting for an AC/DC power supply that adheres to only 1xMOPP, introducing a DC/DC converter meeting 1xMOPP can help you gain two means of patient protection. However, most system designers in the medical industry prefer to ensure that all power components reach the necessary standards instead of ‘doubling up’ to increase safety.
Published: 6 May 2021
Components Bureau, part of the Fortec group, are pleased to announce MORNSUN has recently become a new sales partner for the Fortec power supply group.
The formal agreement took place by video conference between Jörg Traum, Managing Director Emtron (Fortec) and Tiger Li, Managing Director MORNSUN Power.
Published: 4 May 2021
New addition of 1500W power to the Cosel PCA series extending the range from 300W up to 1500W.
Available in six different output voltages, the PCA series covers the whole range of applications from 5V to 48V and embraces 5, 12, 15, 24, 32 and 48V. All output voltages can be adjusted to near zero volts and operated in constant voltage or constant current mode. Worthy of highlighting, the 5V model trims down to 3V and so covers 3.3V for computing applications, whilst the 48V model trims up to 57.6V covering some of the growing Power over Ethernet (PoE) applications.
Published: 14 April 2021
Many view the agricultural sector as one of the most traditional and old-fashioned sectors in our modern economy. Whilst it is true that farming has, since the dawn of civilisation to recent times, been largely unchanged. In the last few decades, this has changed dramatically. Modern agriculture uses state-of-the-art technology to drive down operational costs and improve profitability in the sector. Farmers are now turning to a new tool to revolutionise their trade: powerful drones.
Published: 6 April 2021
Most standard power supplies are controlled by analogue signals from passive components. Even the most sophisticated power systems have an extremely limited pathway for configuring and monitoring crucial parameters like fault data and adjusting output voltage.
But as the industry has developed greater need for power systems with greater accuracy and precision control in key adjustable operating parameters, many system designers have turned to digital controlled power supplies for on-the-fly monitoring and management of their crucial power systems.
Published: 30 March 2021
Adored for its intelligence and flexibility, the stunning Artesyn iHP series of power systems has, since its release in 2017, been well renowned for providing accuracy, resolution and stability as either a programmable voltage or current source in both medical and industrial settings.
Artesyn’s parent company Advanced Energy, in a recent study, certified these business gains by observing their product’s effects on operating expenses and capital expenditure in the horticultural sector and their findings are telling of how the iHP Series can improve the bottom line for your business.
Published: 30 March 2021
Artesyn’s new AIF06ZPFC series offering 97.3% efficiency.
The compact brick (the size of a smart phone) is ideal for a wide range of high-voltage applications including medical devices, unmanned aerial, rough terrain vehicles and industrial applications where extreme heat and cold are a significant factor.
Published: 25 March 2021
Whilst standard industry-grade power supplies are great for commercial and industrial workloads, when it comes to defence appliances, there exists a whole host of different requirements to meet the standards for use in the military.
Defence applications are one of the most demanding scenarios for power appliances, combining the high DC output needed to drive complex machinery with extreme endurance and ruggedisation to increase the safety and longevity of devices.
Published: 23 March 2021
When do I need a high voltage power supply?
A high voltage power supply is a power conversion circuit that converts a low potential difference input to a high potential difference. With an AC current, it’s fairly simple to variate voltage levels via a transformer, but this isn’t the case for DC power.
In the past, there was little need for high voltage applications, with low voltage 12V/24V/48V industrial power supplies being the norm. However, nowadays, as industrial applications become more and more demanding, the demand for high voltage outputs has grown accordingly. Whilst many companies have opted to research and develop their own bespoke DC-DC solutions, the astronomical cost involved in designing industrial power supplies makes this option off-limits to smaller firms and users.
Published: 19 March 2021
Cosels new PJMA series focused entirely on Medical applications offering 600W and 1000W.
Offering up to 88% efficiency the 600W PJMA600F and the 1000W rated PJMA1000F have a universal input range of 85 to 264VAC and comply with international safety standards.
Published: 23 February 2021
Components Bureau part of the Fortec Group based in Cambridgeshire are pleased to add the new ruggedised power supplies from Powerbox designed specifically for the military/defence market. The new product line includes seven series of new power supplies, comprising three DC/DC (DAA-DAB-DAC), four AC/DC (DBA-DBB-DBC-DBD) and embracing a power range from 50W up to 1,200W.
Published: 4 February 2021
We are pleased to add the Cincon CFM500M with PFC new series to our range of Medical power supplies. The new baseplate cooled power supply offers an efficiency up to 94.5%.
Comes in compact size 3” x 5” with a wide operating temperature range of -40°C ~ 85°C and approved to EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES 60601-1 and 2MOPP making it suitable for critical applications in the Medical market.