Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Encapsulated DC-DC Converters withstand demanding environments.

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December 10, 2012 - Offered in aluminum package with quarter brick and half brick footprints respectively, 50 Watt VQE Series and 100 Watt VHE Series feature internally potted and encapsulated design for protection against dust, moisture, shock, and vibration. Board mount units provide output voltages of 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24, or 48 Vdc with efficiency up to 93%. In battery-powered designs, 4:1 input range of 9–36 or 18–75 Vdc makes converters suited for equipment where fluctuating voltage must be precisely regulated.

Original Press Release

CUI's Encapsulated 50 W and 100 W DC-DC Converters Improve Reliability in Demanding Environments

Press release date: December 4, 2012

TUALATIN, Ore. – CUI Inc has introduced a new family of board mount dc-dc converters housed in a rugged aluminum package.  The internally potted and encapsulated design provides increased system reliability through added protection from environmental factors such as dust, moisture, and shock and vibration.  Offered in industry standard quarter brick and half brick footprints respectively, the 50 W VQE series and the 100 W VHE series reach efficiency levels up to 93%, making them suitable for use in industrial, automation, transport, security, and telecom equipment where energy consumption is a concern.  In battery-powered designs, the modules’ ultra-wide 4:1 input range of 9~36 or 18~75 Vdc makes them ideal for equipment where a widely fluctuating voltage must be precisely regulated.

The VQE and VHE series provide output voltage options of 3.3, 5, 12, 15, 24 or 48 Vdc and an operating temperature range of -40°C to 60°C at full load, derating to 50% load at 85°C. Protections for over voltage, over current, short circuit and over temperature are included. Additionally, all models provide remote on/off control, remote sense, and carry CE and UL/cUL 60950-1 safety certifications. The VQE and VHE series are available immediately through Digi-Key with prices starting at $85 per unit for 100 pieces.  Please contact CUI for OEM pricing.

Product Name: VQE50W series, VHE100W series
Availability: Stock to 8 weeks
Target Markets: Industrial, automation, transport, and telecom equipment
Primary Features: High efficiency, rugged package
Cost: Starting at $85 per unit for 100 pieces through Digi-Key

About CUI Inc
CUI Inc is a technology company dedicated to the development and distribution of electro-mechanical products. Their broad power and component product portfolios allow customers to address design challenges across a range of industries and applications. Built on a solid foundation of core operating principals, CUI seeks to maximize value for customers through their engineering, manufacturing, and supply chain capabilities. As an industry leader, CUI continues to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach. For more information, please visit

CUI Inc is a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc., a publically traded company under the ticker symbol NASDAQ: CUI.

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