5-Watt DC/DC converter delivers cold start up benefits at -55 degrees C

January 26, 2013 // By Paul Buckley
Aimtec's 5 watt DC/DC converters series, AM5E-FZ, has been developed to operate at -55°C to +85°C, without derating, to support all outdoor applications, including those at risk of being exposed to severe temperature conditions this winter.

Applications for the devices include solar inverters, smart meters, transmission equipment, security systems, traffic and advertising signage.     

AM5E-FZ series offers 21 models with a choice of wide, 2:1 input ranging from 9 to 72 VDC, stepping down to single or dual output ranges of 3.3 to 15 VDC, at efficiency rates as high as 87%.  Design engineers will also appreciate the tight line and load regulation of 0.5%(single output models), as it ensures that stable voltages are delivered throughout the operating range, under all loading conditions.     

With a fixed switching frequency of 300 KHz, designs using the AM5E-FZ seris beneift from a simplified filter design process, which also translates to smaller, more compact filters.      

Other design value features include  I/O isolation of 1.5K VDC, continuous short circuit protection, over load and voltage protection, all housed in a compact 2 x1 inch case which stands 0.40” inch high.     

Samples are available from stock and can be ordered immediately from any of Aimtec's global network of franchised distributors.     

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