150W AC-DC power supply holds medical certification

May 08, 2013 // By Graham Prophet
XP Power has announced the GCS150 series of IT and medically approved 150W single output AC-DC power supplies that meet the stringent internationally recognised 80 Plus Silver energy efficiency specifications.

With active power factor correction (PFC), the series have a typical efficiency of 93% and a no load input power consumption of less than 0.5W. The 80 Plus Silver certification applies to power supplies specified for enterprise computing and data centre applications.

The GCS150 is available with a +12, +15, +24, +28 or +48 VDC single output voltage, an additional 12V fan output is also available. Using convection cooling alone the GCS150 can deliver up to 110W. When using 7 CFM of forced air flow, or by specifying an optional fan model, the full output power of 150W is available. Multiple mechanical formats give the design engineer choice when incorporating into the end-application. A standard 3 x 5 inch (127 x 76.2 mm) open frame or enclosed cover options are available as convection cooled formats. Top mounted or end mounted fan formats are also available. Operating temperature range of – 40 to + 70 degrees C will suit most environments and there is no derating until +50 degrees C.

Accommodating both Class I and Class II input construction gives the designer the choice of using an earth connection or not. The series meets the Class B limits of both EN55011 and EN55022 for conducted and radiated emissions without the need of additional filtering components. The GCS150 series complies with the IT equipment safety specifications of UL/EN/IEC 60950-1 and the current 3rd edition medical safety standards of EN 60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1 and CSA22.22 No 60601-1. The units provide 2 x MOPP and risk management files are also available on request.

The GCS150 series is available from Farnell, element14, approved regional distributors, or direct from XP Power and comes with a 3 year warranty.

XP Power, www.xppower.com