Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems
Programmable DC Power Supply offers application versatility.
Press Release Summary:
February 11, 2013 -
Featuring load-dependent, variable-speed fans, 1U (1.75 in.) high, rack-mount SL Series includes 54 models with ratings from 1.5–4 kW, 5–1,000 Vdc, and 1.5–250 Adc. Various interfaces and controls are available to suit diverse applications, however front panel control, external 37-pin isolated analog and digital I/O, and RS232 computer programming interface are standard. Remote Interface Software is provided along with Magna-Power Electronics IVI Driver for computer communications.
Original Press Release
1.5 kW to 4 kW 1U Programmable DC Power Supply Released by Magna-Power Electronics
Press release date: February 5, 2013
Magna-Power Electronics, a leader in high power programmable DC power supplies, released to production its new SL Series 1U (1.75”) high programmable DC power supply. The SL Series continues the company’s commitment to market-leading power density, offering models ranging from 1.5 kW to 4 kW, all in a 1U rack-mount package. The new SL Series is released with 54 different models, with voltage ratings ranging from 5 Vdc to 1000 Vdc and current ratings ranging from 1.5 Adc to 250 Adc. With extensive interfaces and controls, the new series satisfies the requirements for a wide range of applications, including: automated test equipment (ATE), automotive and hybrid/electric development, semi-conductor burn-in, battery charging, among a wide variety of research and development activities.
All SL Series models come standard with front panel control, external 37-pin isolated analog and digital I/O, and a RS232 computer programming interface. For computer communications, Remote Interface Software is provided, along with Magna-Power Electronics IVI Driver, enabling programming from a variety of environments, including LabVIEW and Visual Studio. Load-dependent variable speed fans are also standard on all models. Available options include: LXI TCP/IP Ethernet Interface (+LXI), IEEE-488 GPIB Interface (+GPIB), USB Edgeport (+USB), and High Slew Rate Output (+HS) for fast output transitions. Master/slave operation will be available with the UID47 device, enabling multiple units to be tied in series or parallel.
All SL Series models are available with three-phase input, including 208/240 Vac, 380/415 Vac, or 440/480 Vac. 1.5 kW models are also available with a new single-phase Universal Input (UI), allowing for an input voltage range spanning 85 Vac to 265 Vac. The Universal Input for the 1.5 kW models implements active power factor correction (PFC) for a 0.99 power factor at maximum load, keeping input current draw to a minimum.
The new SL Series product line is Magna-Power Electronics first 1U product, building upon the immense success of the company’s 2U rack-mount XR Series, which now spans from 2 kW to 8 kW. All of the company’s product lines, including the new SL Series, use the company’s signature current-fed power processing topology to deliver superior control and enhanced system protection, with a greater tolerance to abusive loads.
The new product series was designed and is manufactured at the company’s vertically integrated headquarters in Flemington, NJ USA. In early-2012, the company completed an expansion, which more than doubled its Flemington, NJ USA manufacturing facility and added a new research and development center. The company’s first international sales office, Magna-Power Electronics GmbH, was also opened in 2012. The company continued construction at its headquarters with the third phase of its manufacturing facility expansion, set for completion in early 2013.
About Magna-Power Electronics
Magna-Power Electronics designs, and manufactures robust current-fed power supplies in the USA that set industry standards for quality, size, and control. Its products can be found around the world feeding power to national laboratories, universities, and a wide range of industrial sites. The company’s experience in power electronics is reflected in its 1.5 kW to 2000 kW+ product line, quality service, and reputation for excellence.