DC/DC converters focus on curved, uneven or thermally non-conductive surface applications

September 17, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
ABSOPULSE Electronics has introduced the company’s BAP 236TH Series dc/dc converters that generate up to 250 W output power.

Cooling is by heat-sink fins on the top of the units - no fans and no attachment to a heat-sinking surface are required. The converters can be installed on curved, uneven and non-conductive surfaces, such as plastic, and are ideal for installation on the curved surfaces of vehicles or machine chassis. They have generous design headroom and are rated for operation over a -20 to +50°C temperature range for full specification. The units comply with EN/UL60950 and equivalent industrial safety standards. A railway grade version which meets EN50155 is also available.

The BAP 236TH converters operate from inputs of 24 V (21-30 V), 48 V (42-60 V) or 125 V (105-145 V) and provide tightly regulated outputs of 24 V, 48 V or 125 Vdc. Other input/output configurations are available on request. An optional built-in redundancy diode allows for paralleling and N+1 operation. The redundancy diode also allows for connection to a back-up battery. Efficiency is 85% at full load, depending on the input/output configuration.

The converters are filtered to meet EN55022 Class B conducted and radiated requirements. Protection features include 2250 Vdc input/output isolation, overload, over-voltage and short circuit protection with thermal shutdown and self-resetting.  An output fail alarm (Form C) is available as an option.  Other options include conformal coating, heavy ruggedizing and extended temperature ranges.  The units are housed in compact, ruggedly constructed 113 x 115 x 261 mm chassis-mount enclosures.

Standard versions of the series are priced in the $260 range in quantities of 100.  

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