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Platinum Efficiency 3600W Power Supply for Big Data and Cloud Computing

January 18, 2019 by Paul Shepard

Bel Power Solutions announced the Platinum efficiency PFE3600 series power supply, which delivers more power in a standard form factor for big data and cloud computing applications. This power supply features a compact form factor (69 x 42 x 555 mm) which converts standard AC mains power or high voltage DC bus voltages into a main output of 12Vdc.

The new PFE3600 series is designed to meet the growing power requirements of high performance servers and super computers running scalable and distributed computing of large volumes of data. Sometimes referred to as hyperscale computing, these applications include blockchain processing, artificial intelligence (AI), data analysis in scientific/medical research, cyber security and real-time consumer analytics. Many of these datacenters are following the principles of the Open Compute Project (OCP).

The PFE3600-12-069RA (reverse airflow) 3600W is available as an ac-dc power-factor corrected or dc-dc power supply, for the growing number of dc-powered datacenters and for powering high voltage dc equipment. The PFE3600-12-069RA is hot-pluggable and includes parallel operation with active current sharing or analog bus and full digital controls for improved performance.

An always-on +12V 60W standby output is provided, as well as I2C communication. The PFE3600 meets international safety standards and displays the CE-Mark for the European Low Voltage Directive.

The PSU can be used interchangeably with Bel's PFE3000 to upgrade power levels in one of the company's standard 6-position shelves, such as the Bel SPSPFE3 power shelf, which can provide a maximum power output of 21.6kW in a single 23-inch shelf. The new power supply would provide 20 percent more power in the same rack space.