Emerson Debuts UFE Series Programmable AC-DC Front-end Power Supplies

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE: EMR) and the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm], has launched a new series of programmable ac-dc front-end power supplies that provide a world-class power density of 22 watts per cubic inch. The new UFE series power supplies have an exceptionally compact 5.5 x 10.7 inch footprint and a height of just 1.6 inches, enabling up to three supplies to be contained on a single 1U high 19 inch rack-mounting chassis. The highest power model in the series – the UFE2000 – has a 2 kW output rating, so OEMs and system integrators can now configure individual power shelves with up to 6 kW of available power, or up to 4 kW of redundant power. Furthermore, the power supplies can be stacked up to 6U high, to provide up to 36 kW of available power.

Emerson Network Power UFE Series Programmable AC-DC Front-end Power SuppliesThe UFE series currently comprises two models – a 24 Vdc output model with a power rating of 1,300 watts, and 48Vdc output model with a power rating of 2,000 watts. Both power supplies generate a main payload output and an auxiliary 260 mA @ 11 Vdc output for powering standby circuitry. The 1,300 watt model has a very wide range 90 to 264 Vac input and can deliver up to 65 A from its main output, while the 2,000 watt model has a 180 to 264 Vac input, and can deliver up to 52 A from its main output. The main output of each power supply is isolated and floating, enabling positive or negative polarity operation, and has a hold-up time of 20 ms minimum at full rated power.

The power supplies’ main output is digitally programmable, and users have a choice of standard I2C or advanced PMBus communications. The output of 48 Vdc model can be adjusted over the range 42 to 57 Vdc, while the output of the 24 Vdc model can be adjusted over the range 21 to 28.5 Vdc. In both cases, the output voltage can be adjusted on the fly, with a setpoint accuracy of ±0.5 percent.

UFE series power supplies employ an advanced power conversion topology and use a fixed 450 kHz switching frequency to minimize RFI and maximize efficiency – they provide a full load efficiency of up to 91 percent. The supplies have no minimum load requirement, and support current sharing via internal ORing FETs (Field Effect Transistors). In standard operational mode, the supplies’ tight dynamic regulation ensures that the main output voltage will not deviate by more than 2.5 percent for a 25 percent step change in load current. However, the supplies also offer a droop compensation mode to help balance current sharing; when enabled, this increases the dc output impedance of the power supply, thereby lowering its output voltage, as the load current increases. The 48 Vdc models have a droop characteristic of 80.6 mV/A from 10 A up to the supplies’ power limit, and the 24 Vdc model has a 40.3 mV/A characteristic.

Emerson Network Power’s UFE series power supplies are primarily intended for high availability central office, telecommunications and server type applications, such as data centers. A three-slot rack, known as a UFR6000, is available. The power supplies are hot pluggable and are comprehensively protected against faults – including overvoltage, overcurrent, overpower, overtemperature and short-circuit conditions. They also feature extensive remote monitoring and diagnostic facilities – the supply’s output current and voltage, internal temperature and hours of operation values can be retrieved via I2C or PMBus – and realtime alarms are provided in the event of an ORing fault or fan failure.

UFE series power supplies incorporate low-noise fan cooling with automatic speed control, and have an ambient operating temperature range of -33 to +70 degrees Celsius. They can cold- start from temperatures as low as -40 degrees Celsius. The power supplies meet the rigorous EN55022-B and FCC part 15 Class B conducted emissions standards, and comply with applicable EMC immunity standards, including EN61000-3-2 and EN61000-4-2, -3, -4, -5, -6 and -8. The supplies carry VDE EN/IEC60950-1 and UL/cUL/VDE 60950-1 safety approvals.

Sample quantities of UFE series power supplies are available for immediate delivery. Standard lead-time is stock to 8 weeks. Pricing starts at US $665 for both models, in quantities of 100.

About Emerson Network Power
Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson (NYSE:EMR), is the global leader in enabling Business-Critical Continuity[tm] from grid to chip for telecommunication networks, data centers, health care and industrial facilities. Emerson Network Power provides innovative solutions and expertise in areas including AC and DC power and precision cooling systems, embedded computing and power, integrated racks and enclosures, power switching and controls, monitoring, and connectivity. All solutions are supported globally by local Emerson Network Power service technicians. For more information on Emerson Network Power’s embedded power products and services for original equipment manufacturers and system integrators visit www.powerconversion.com. Learn more about Emerson Network Power products and services at www.emersonnetworkpower.com.

About Emerson
Emerson (NYSE: EMR), based in St. Louis, is a global leader in bringing technology and engineering together to provide innovative solutions to customers through its network power, process management, industrial automation, climate technologies, and appliance and tools businesses.