DC/DC Converters for Oil and Gas Applications

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — Phoenix Contact's QUINT POWER family of DIN rail DC/DC power converters now includes three models listed for IECEx, ATEX, and  Class I, Division 2 applications. These approvals allow for global acceptance and ensure high reliability in critical applications.

In process applications such as oil and gas, the DC/DC converters commonly provide galvanic isolation for sensitive 24 V controllers. They can also monitor and regulate the battery voltage in a back-up power application. This technology for the DC/DC converters is complemented by its ability to provide current pulses to trip breakers (selective fuse breaking technology) and to monitor the voltage or current on the DC output.

These DC/DC converters accept 24 V DC input and provide 24 V DC output. They are available in power outputs of 120, 240, and 480 W. The converters' PCBs are completely dipped in conformal coating, making them moisture-proof and resistant to corrosive gasses/spray and conductive debris. This coating also allows for these products to obtain an ATEX system-level approval.

The QUINT POWER line also includes seven additional DC/DC converters without conformal coating rated for Class I, Division 2 applications.

About Phoenix Contact

Phoenix Contact develops and manufactures industrial electrical and electronic technology products that power, protect, connect and automate systems and equipment for a wide range of industries. Phoenix Contact GmbH Co. KG, Blomberg, Germany, operates 50 international subsidiaries, including Phoenix Contact USA in Middletown, Pa.

For more information about Phoenix Contact or its products, visit www.phoenixcontact.com/dctodchazloc, or call technical service at 800-322-3225, e-mail info@phoenixcon.com

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