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

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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.

Semiconductor Circuits, Inc.

14C Industrial Way, Atkinson, NH, 03811, USA

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

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