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ELK Products Introduces 12VDC Supervised Remote Power Supply

February 16, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

ELK Products Inc. introduced its ELK-P212S – a supervised remote power supply / battery charger, providing 12Vdc output with up to 2A of total current. It supervises the ac power Input as well as the rechargeable battery, and can report abnormal conditions back to an ELKM1 control over the RS485 four wire data bus. It also features relay outputs for ac and low battery to allow "stand-alone" operation with other controls (security, access, CCTV products, etc.).

Power from the P212S can be used to increase the capacity of a control, or to remotely power devices such as motion detectors, keypads, zone expanders, sirens, annunciators, etc.

The P212S monitors the ac power input and periodically loads tests the battery. There are two sets of 12Vdc power outputs with a combined rating of 2A. The outputs are protected against overcurrent by PTC self-restoring circuit protectors. A convenient on/off switch provides the ability to quickly and easily disconnect both the ac and dc for maintenance. The P212S also includes automatic low battery disconnect circuitry to protect against battery deep discharge during an extended power outage.