Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

Open-Frame AC/DC Power Supplies come in 150-250 W models.

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Open-Frame AC/DC Power Supplies come in 150-250 W models.

Jul 30, 2014 - Certified to industrial and medical international safety standards, GCS series includes 3 x 5 in. open frame, enclosed covered, and top- or end-mounted fan covered versions. Open frame format allows delivery of up to 180 W by convection cooling and full 250 W with 7 cfm airflow or optional fan mounted configurations. Delivering up to 93% typ efficiency, single-output units operate from 85–264 Vac supply over -40 to +70°C range and offer outputs covering nominal voltages from +12 to +48 Vdc.

Original Press Release

XP Power Extends GCS Series of Open-Frame AC-DC Supplies up to 250 Watts

Press release date: Jul 01, 2014

XP Power today announced the addition of a 250 Watt range to its GCS series of high efficiency single output AC-DC power supplies. Certified to both industrial and medical international safety standards, and comprising 150, 180, and now 250 Watt models, the GCS series is available in multiple mechanical formats. Ensuring the range is suitable for multiple applications, the GCS series is available in an industry standard 3 x 5 inch (127 x 76.2 mm) open frame package, an enclosed covered version, and top or end-mounted fan cover options.

The open frame format allows the GCS250 to deliver up to 180 Watts by convection cooling, and the full 250 Watts when provided with only a 7 CFM airflow or when using the optional fan mounted configurations. With both Class I and Class II input construction techniques used, designers can opt to use an input earth scheme or not. These highly efficient supplies, typically up to 93% efficiency, are available with outputs covering all the popular nominal voltages from +12 to +48 VDC. A secondary 12 VDC / 0.6 A fan supply is also a standard feature, with remote on/off being available as an option.

Suiting a wide range of application environments, the GCS250 can operate over the extended temperature range of – 40 to + 70 degrees C with no derating until +50 degrees C. The supplies operate from a wide input range of 85-264 VAC, with full power available from 90 VAC and higher.

No additional EMC filtering components are required since the GCS series meets Class B conducted and Class A radiated criteria as stipulated by the internationally recognized standards of EN55011 and EN55022. Also, the units comply with the 3rd edition medical safety standards EN60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, CSA22.2 No 60601-1, and the IT equipment safety standard UL/EN 60950-1.

Ideal for use in any ‘1U’ equipment, the GCS250 is suitable for a multitude of applications within the industrial and healthcare markets.

The GCS250 series is priced at $81.90 for 500 pcs orders and is available from Newark, Digi-Key, or direct from XP Power and come with a 3 year warranty.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Duane Darrow
XP Power
990 Benecia Avenue
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Tel: (971)-322-0326
Fax: (408)-732-2002 

William Sng SK
XP Power (Singapore) PTE LTD
Tel: +65 68469368  
Fax: +65 67418730  

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XP Power is committed to being a leading provider of power solutions, including AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters. With ISO9001:2008, XP Power offers total quality, from in-house design through to manufacturing facilities around the world. The company offers the widest range of power products available from one source and unrivalled technical and customer support, aiding both vendor consolidation and cost reduction programmes. XP has 27 sales offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

XP Power Ltd, a London Stock Exchange listed public company, has design centres in Fyfield (UK), Orange County (California), and Singapore, which also serves as the company’s headquarters. Manufacturing is carried out near Shanghai, China and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The design teams push back the boundaries of cost and technology, providing market leading power products. Dedicated in-house Engineered Solutions teams provide customer specific solutions, with rapid response times. The applications team provide expert technical support to help customers integrate and use XP power products worldwide.