6 kW output from 1U-height DC power supply

February 09, 2015 // By Graham Prophet
Magna-Power Electronics has added 17 models to its SL Series of programmable DC power supplies; the range now comprises models with power levels of 1.5 kW, 2.6 kW, 4 kW, and 6 kW, all in a 1U, 1.75-inches high rack-mount form-factor.

With programmable DC output voltage ranges from 0-5 Vdc to 0-1000 Vdc and programmable DC output current ranges from 0-1.5 Adc to 0-250 Adc, the product line satisfies requirements in a variety of industries including: automated test equipment (ATE) system integration and automotive testing.

The company says that the 6 kW maximum rating is the result of development work in power electronics and heat management; the SL Series models come standard with monitoring and control from a variety of sources, including: front panel, computer interface and an isolated analogue-digital I/O connector. A Standard Commands for Programmable Instrumentation (SCPI) command set is supported, allowing ASCII text programming over a computer interface. In addition, an IVI driver is included for the Visual Studio programming environment along with a dedicated National Instruments LabVIEW and LabWindows driver. Additional computer interface options include LXI TCP/IP Ethernet (+LXI), IEEE-488 GPIB (+GPIB), USB and RS-485.

All SL Series models are available with three-phase input, including 208 Vac, 240 Vac, 380 Vac, 415 Vac, 440 Vac, or 480 Vac. 1.5 kW models are also available with a single-phase active PFC Universal Input (UI), allowing for an input voltage range spanning 85 Vac to 265 Vac.

Magna-Power Electronics; www.magna-power.com