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Wide Input 8th Brick DC/DC Converter exceeds 92% efficiency.

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Press Release Summary:

July 23, 2014 - Featuring 18–72 Vdc input range, CPE9B36 Cool Power Technologies open frame module provides full 108 W of 12 V power at 55°C and 200 lfm airflow. This 12 V, 9 A DC/DC converter has 8th brick pinout and 2.3 x 0.9 in. footprint with max height of 0.465 in. Other features include 2,250 Vdc input to output isolation; fixed-frequency operation; auto-restart OVP, OCP, and OTP protections; and Remote ON/OFF. Positive or negative logic options are available.

Original Press Release

Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. Introduces the CPE9B36 "Cool Power Technologies" 12V, 9A Wide Input Range 8th Brick DC-DC Converter.

Press release date: July 18, 2014

Atkinson, NH — Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. introduces the CPE9B36 “Cool Power Technologies” 12V, 9A wide input range 8th brick DC-DC converter. This open frame module provides a full 108W of 12V power @ 55C & 200lfm of airflow – ideal for bus converter or distributed power architecture applications. This module is compliant with DOSA footprint and interface standards. It has a wide input voltage range of 18 to 72VDC & provides 2250VDC input to output isolation.

The CPE9B36 is a high efficiency module with efficiencies exceeding 92%. It meets EN 60950 basic insulation requirements and is UL94 V-0 flammability rated. The module complies with all of the typical industry requirements including no load operation and 100V/100mS input voltage transient.

Other features include: fixed-frequency operation, auto-restart OVP, OCP & OTP protections, UVLO, remote sense and +/-10% output voltage trim using industry standard equations. Remote ON/OFF is standard with positive or negative logic options available.

The module features a standard 8th brick pinout and dimensions of 2.3” L x 0.9” W (58.4mm x 22.9mm.) It has a maximum height of 11.8mm (0.465”) which accommodates tight card spacing with minimal airflow blockage of downstream components.

A product brief and technical datasheet is available at & sample quantities can be ordered directly from stock via the website. Please contact or call 1-888-GET-DCDC (1-888-438-3232) toll free for OEM pricing and availability. Other output voltages in the 2:1 input series are available upon request. We also welcome quick-turn modifications and custom configurations to meet our customer’s particular requirements.

Semiconductor Circuits, Inc. has been designing and manufacturing AC/DC & DC-DC modules for over 45 years (founded in 1966.) Module applications include: industrial, test, telecom/communications, networking, data-processing, railway, military, medical and aerospace. Please visit our website at for more information.

Semiconductor Circuits, Inc., 14 Industrial Way, Atkinson, NH 03811. 1-888-GET-DCDC (1-888-438-3232) or

Made in New Hampshire, USA

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