Following the success of the PFE range of AC-DC full-brick power supplies, TDK-Lambda has introduced the PFE-S series with enhanced circuitry to improve lightning surge capability (up to 6kV) and line interrupt hold-up time. Like the existing range, the PFE-S series combines the AC to HVDC front-end with DC-DC converter into a single standard format, full-brick solution. In addition, the high efficiency of the units, which exceeds 83% in all versions, greatly simplifies the thermal design of the equipment in which they are used.
The fully-regulated PFE300S and PFE500S models are available in 12, 28 and 48V nominal outputs and can be adjusted over a ±20% range. The 12V versions deliver 396W with a maximum base-plate temperature of 85°C, while the 28V and 48V models provide 504W at 100°C base-plate temperatures (PFE500S). Line and load regulation is 0.4%.
The 12V output models of these integrated 2-in-1 PCB-mounted power bricks are ideal for Distributed Power Architectures because they can drive Point of Load (POL) converters directly. With no intermediate bus voltage needed the use of multiple low-cost, non-isolated POL converters in conjunction with the combined AC-DC module offers significant cost savings and improved efficiency.
The semi-regulated PFE700S can deliver 714W with a nominal output of 51V and provides a very high efficiency (up to 89%) AC-DC stage for powering regulated DC-DC converters for multiple output applications – both parallel and series operation are possible. Maximum base-plate temperature is 100°C, derating linearly to 85% load above 85°C. Line and load regulation for the PFE700S is 4V.
All versions of the PFE-S series have a wide-range AC input that allows operation from any voltage between 85V and 265V at 47 to 63Hz. As standard, they incorporate active power factor correction and input-to-output isolation of 3000V AC for one minute. Over voltage, over current and over temperature protections are included. All PFE-S models are delivered with TDK-Lambda’s two-year warranty, are safety-approved to UL60950-1, CSA60950-1 and EN60950-1, and carry the CE mark.
TDK-Lambda is a subsidiary of the TDK Corporation (NYSE: TDK), a leading global electronics company (www.tdk.com). TDK-Lambda has been a major provider of power solutions for over 60 years. The company designs and manufactures a wide range of AC-DC and DC-DC power products for Industrial, Medical, Telecom, Datacom, and Test & Measurement applications worldwide. For more information, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856666