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Safety Power Introduces New 1.6kW Power Supplies for Bench or Rack-Mount Applications

November 29, 2009 by Jeff Shepard

The Safety Power Group announced a new range of 1.6kW power supplies for bench or rack-mount applications that offer high power density rating in a 1U, 19-inch rack package. The company says the range delivers the industry’s best cost-to-power ratio, says the company.

The Bonafide SPS 1.6kW power supplies offer a choice of 16 models with outputs from 16Vdc upwards including two exclusive 800 and 1000Vdc models to meet high-voltage requirements. Standard programmable interfaces on basic models include RS-232, RS-485 and USB. Premium models provide an advanced digital platform with GPIB/Ethernet, keypad and encoder, high resolution VFD display and VLIST/ILIST auto-sequencing.

The power supplies are seen as ideal for ATE applications and offer increased reliability with front and rear air circulation to effectively cool high-heat power components and ensure performance in high ambient conditions. Quiet and powerful, the SPS 1.6kW features fan speed control to reduce acoustic noise.

Additional features include advanced remote control and monitoring such as fault dry contact for automated protection trip alarms, remote shut down for interlock and redundant system protection, flexible 0 to 5VDC or 0 to 10VDC range selection and factory configured voltage or resistance programming. The units can also operate in constant voltage, constant current or auto-crossover modes.

For high-voltage/current applications, the SPS power supplies can be connected in series or parallel while remote sensing compensates line-drop measurement errors for flexible testing.

To help maximize the user’s investment, Bonafide SPS 1.6kW power supplies offer in-rack, closed-case digital calibration to save on annual calibration costs and feature standard over-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. The units are designed so that output voltage is quickly drained during protection trips. In addition, in-field firmware updates keep features and functions up-to-date.

The SPS 1.6kW 1U power supplies target a wide range of rack and bench-mount applications including aerospace/satellite testing, water purification, semiconductor processing, industrial automation, gas, chemical, petroleum/ utility plants, EOL test/QC inspection,automotive component, ECU/HIL testing, telecommunications/IT, industrial automation/process control, magnets, RF amplifiers/beam steering, heater supplies, battery validation/testing, electroplating, sputtering/coating, electrical component validation, laser diode validation/testing, and PV inverter/renewable energy R&D, said the company.