Need HV? Tiny DC/DC converters output up to 10,000 V

September 08, 2015 // By Susan Nordyk
Housed in miniature 1.0 × 0.5 × 0.5-in. plug-in packages, unregulated DC/DC converters in Pico’s AVP/AVN series deliver output voltages of 6 kV to 10 kV at 1.25W. These devices, which were originally designed for a space platform application, are now available as standard products with a choice of five input voltages and either positive or negative output.

The single-output converter modules operate over a temperature range of -25°C to +70°C with no heat sink or electrical derating. An expanded temperature range of -55°C to +85°C is optional, as is environmental screening to MIL-STD-883.

Comprising 50 different standard models, the AVP (positive output) and AVN (negative output) series offer a selection of five input voltages: 5V, 12V, 15V, 24V, and 28V. Models in each series also offer output voltages of 6 kV, 7 kV, 8 kV, 9 kV, and 10 kV. Output is directly proportional to the input. Converter frequency is 20 kHz to 40 kHz, and the output temperature coefficient is 0.05%/°C for all models.

In addition to standard devices, custom modifications of the AVP and AVN series are available with delivery times of typically two to four weeks.

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