Power Flexes Its Fluxes

Part of the World’s Energy Solution Could Be in Power Supplies

By Patti Pool

The Electric Power Research Institute (www.efficientpowersupplies.org) says nearly 2.5 billion electrical products containing power supplies currently are used in the U.S., and about 400–500
million new power supplies (linear and switching) are sold in the U.S. each year. The total amount of electricity these power supplies consume is more than 207 billion kWh/year, or about 6% of the national electric bill.

“More efficient designs could save an 15-20% of that energy,” reports EPRI. “Savings of 32 billion kWh/yr would cut the annual national energy bill by $2.5 billion, displace the power output of seven large power plants and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 24 million tons/yr.”

According to a report from Electronics.ca Publications (www.electronics.ca), “2007 saw double-digit revenue growth in the power supply market, which was estimated at $17.1 billion.”

There is work to be done in all aspects of energy costs in the U.S., and power supplies are part of that process. Suppliers must continue to respond to market needs for energy-efficient technologies and processes
in all sectors.

Step power supplies for small loads have a voltage versus current characteristic output. For heavy demands, it provides constant current output for starting lamp loads or capacitive loads.  SMALL LOADS
Step power supplies for small loads have a voltage versus current characteristic output. For heavy demands, it provides constant current output for starting lamp loads or capacitive loads. Some modules have adjustable output voltages, allowing for lead length compensation. The unit can be mounted on a rail or in a panel.
Phoenix Contact
717/944-1300
Model 859-801 24 Vdc/5 Vdc step-down converter produces 5 Vdc at up to 500 mA from a 24 Vdc source. Measuring 7mm with end plate, the DIN-rail mount converter is a drop-in for space-constricted applications.  DC-DC CONVERTER
Model 859-801 24 Vdc/5 Vdc step-down converter produces 5 Vdc at up to 500 mA from a 24 Vdc source. Measuring 7mm with end plate, the DIN-rail mount converter is a drop-in for space-constricted applications.
Wago
262/255-6222
CSF power supplies have short circuit, overload, overtemperature, and input/output overvoltage protections.  SAVE SPACE
CSF power supplies have short circuit, overload, overtemperature, and input/output overvoltage protections. High outrush current guarantees downstream blown fuse indication. Single-phase units are available 1–20 A/24 Vdc with adjustable range of 23-27.5 Vdc, 12-15 Vdc with adjustable range of 12-15 Vdc or 48 Vdc with adjustable range of 45-55 Vdc.
ASI
877/650-5160
Rhino PSP line of power supplies include DC-DC converters with inputs 9.5–18 Vdc and 18–75 Vdc.   DC-DC CONVERTERS
Rhino PSP line of power supplies include DC-DC converters with inputs 9.5–18 Vdc and 18–75 Vdc. The four models can be operated by all popular DC supply voltage systems. Tightly regulated output voltage provides a power source for factory automation and other equipment exposed to critical industrial environments.
AutomationDirect
770/889-2858
 FPS200 TrunkGuard fieldbus power conditioner provides conditioned power for Foundation fieldbus H1 networks in general purpose and non-incendive applications. REDUNDANT POWER
FPS200 TrunkGuard fieldbus power conditioner provides conditioned power for Foundation fieldbus H1 networks in general purpose and non-incendive applications. A simplex model allows up to eight power conditioner modules on a single DIN-rail carrier to power up to eight individual fieldbus segments. Duplex configuration provides redundant, load-sharing, hot-swappable power conditioners.
Moore Industries-International
818/894-7111
Sitop power supply for applications under high shock and vibration conditions meets IEC 68-2-27 Basic Environmental Testing Procedures, Part 2; International Standard IEC 60529 Ingress Protection Rating; and MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Vibration.  WALL-MOUNT
Sitop power supply for applications under high shock and vibration conditions meets IEC 68-2-27 Basic Environmental Testing Procedures, Part 2; International Standard IEC 60529 Ingress Protection Rating; and MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Vibration.
Siemens Energy & Automation
770/871-3946
Phaseo switch-mode power supplies are designed for 24 Vdc output of 0.3–40 A. In addition to 100–120 Vac input, the single-phase units can accept up to 200–500 Vac input.  AUTOMATION ENERGY
Phaseo switch-mode power supplies are designed for 24 Vdc output of 0.3–40 A. In addition to 100–120 Vac input, the single-phase units can accept up to 200–500 Vac input.
Schneider Electric
847/397-2600
S8VS switching power supplies have built-in diagnostic displays to support preventive maintenance and troubleshooting inside the control panel, providing status of output voltage, output current and peal hold current.   DIAGNOSE IT
S8VS switching power supplies have built-in diagnostic displays to support preventive maintenance and troubleshooting inside the control panel, providing status of output voltage, output current and peal hold current. The single-phase, single-output AC-to-DC units are available with display on models ranging 60–480 W.
Omron Electronics
888/45-omron
SDN-P power supplies in 12 and 48 Vdc outputs offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance.  POWER SUPPLIES
SDN-P power supplies in 12 and 48 Vdc outputs offer sag immunity, transient suppression and noise tolerance. Three models were designed for power factor correction to meet European directives. SCP-X units are sealed in a metal case to eliminate a separate enclosure and can be mounted virtually anywhere on a machine.
SolaHD
877/999-7652
The 300 W EFE-300W and 400 W EFE-400 single output supplies deliver 133% peak power capability for 10 sec with efficiencies of 90%.  TO THE NEXT LEVEL
The 300 W EFE-300W and 400 W EFE-400 single output supplies deliver 133% peak power capability for 10 sec with efficiencies of 90%. The power supplies use an eight-bit microcontroller for full digital control of the output. Power densities to 22 W/in³ are achieved at peak load conditions and 16.6 W/in³ at continuous loading.
TDK-Lambda Americas
619/575-4400
WL9 low-profile switching power supplies are available in outputs to 135 Vdc with an output power rating of 720 W.  HIGHER VOLTAGES
WL9 low-profile switching power supplies are available in outputs to 135 Vdc with an output power rating of 720 W. Some have slot output voltage ranges ±1 Vdc from the nominal; others have adjustment ranges 0–5 Vdc to 0–135 Vdc. All models can provide constant voltage or constant current.
Acopian
610/258-5441 
ML 100.200 converts AC voltage of a typical three-phase system into regulated DC voltage. It requires two legs of the three-wire system, making it suited for when a control power transformer is changed out for a power supply.  SWITCH AC TO DC CONTROLS
ML 100.200 converts AC voltage of a typical three-phase system into regulated DC voltage. It requires two legs of the three-wire system, making it suited for when a control power transformer is changed out for a power supply. It is rated for 4.2 A at 24 Vdc (100 W).
Puls
603/587-9780
Diagnostic power conditioner (DPC) for Foundation fieldbus has an integrated diagnostics module that provides statistics to help diagnose problems associated with the fieldbus physical layer.  POWER CONDITIONER
Diagnostic power conditioner (DPC) for Foundation fieldbus has an integrated diagnostics module that provides statistics to help diagnose problems associated with the fieldbus physical layer. It can aid in commissioning and maintenance of the fieldbus system.
Turck
800/553-0016
TEP-100 isolated DC/DC converter modules are used where PCB mounting is not an option.   DC/DC CONVERTERS
TEP-100 isolated DC/DC converter modules are used where PCB mounting is not an option. It has a metal enclosure with four M3 inserts for attaching to a chassis or heat sink. Twelve models offer 100 W output with input ranges 18–36 Vdc or 36–75 Vdc and outputs 5–48 Vdc to 3–48 Vdc.
Traco Power
866/588-1750
PS5R-SB 10 W and 15 W Slim Line power supplies range 10–240 W, available in 5 V/10 W and 12 V/15 W or 24 V/15 W.  SLIM IS IN
PS5R-SB 10 W and 15 W Slim Line power supplies range 10–240 W, available in 5 V/10 W and 12 V/15 W or 24 V/15 W. They are UL 508 listed, designed for hazardous locations and are NEC Class 2-rated.
IDEC
800/262-idec
RNB130 primary switchedmode power supply comes in a 35-mm-wide DIN-rail-mount housing per IEC 60715.  SLIM AND TRIM
RNB130 primary switched-mode power supply comes in a 35-mm-wide DIN-rail-mount housing per IEC 60715. It can be connected to mono-phased AC networks or to two-phase conductors of three-phase supply networks (TN, TT or IT networks as per VDE 0100 T 300/IEC 364-3) with 100–240 Vac nominal voltage.
Endress+Hauser
888/endress
ESX10-T electronic circuit protector has electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation to allow selective disconnect of loads wired to 24 Vdc power supplies.  PROTECT YOUR POWER SUPPLY
ESX10-T electronic circuit protector has electronic trip characteristics and active current limitation to allow selective disconnect of loads wired to 24 Vdc power supplies. It limits the highest current to 1.3–1.8 times the rated capacity, making it possible to switch on capacitive loads up to 20,000 microfarads. Failure and status indication are provided by a multicolor LED and status output signal.
E-T-A Circuit Breakers
846/827-7655
FieldConnex fieldbus power hub (FPH) modular power supply for Foundation fieldbus (FF-H1) provides multiple power supplies for fieldbus devices.  ALL LINES ARE OPEN
FieldConnex fieldbus power hub (FPH) modular power supply for Foundation fieldbus (FF-H1) provides multiple power supplies for fieldbus devices. Fieldbus segment connections can be integrated with appropriate terminators and host-specific system plug connectors. The hub follows the passive design of powering the fieldbus network, while providing redundant galvanic isolation and host spur protection.
Pepperl+Fuchs
330/486-0002
1609 UPS line can power control panel and programmable controller devices to bridge a short-term outage or provide backup power to allow devices to save needed data and shut down safely.  BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATTAGE
1609 UPS line can power control panel and programmable controller devices to bridge a short-term outage or provide backup power to allow devices to save needed data and shut down safely. The units can deliver 500 VA for nine minutes and can be DIN-rail mounted inside a control panel. The UPS is equipped for remote monitoring.
Rockwell Automation
800/226-5354
SPD series includes a 480 W, three-phase switching power supply available in 24 and 48 Vdc output voltages, universal input voltages of 340–575 Vac and 480–820 Vdc and has power factor correction and parallel functions.  POWER ON DEMAND
SPD series includes a 480 W, three-phase switching power supply available in 24 and 48 Vdc output voltages, universal input voltages of 340–575 Vac and 480–820 Vdc and has power factor correction and parallel functions. The DIN-rail power supply has short circuit, overvoltage and overload protection, power-OK and low-output-voltage diagnostic LEDs and a relay output for a power-ready signal.
Carlo Gavazzi
847/465-6100
HSF series of hot-swappable plug-in power supplies (50–1,500 W) are designed to be combined with an N+1 faulttolerant power system.   HOT-SWAPPABLE POWER
HSF series of hot-swappable plug-in power supplies (50–1,500 W) are designed to be combined with an N+1 faulttolerant power system. Built-in forced current sharing and OR-ing diodes are provided. It can be used independently as a multi-output power supply.
Kepco
718/461-7006
General-purpose, switchmode power supply is threephase 120 W and has adjustable output voltage, LED operation display, automatic restart with output power overload and internal surge protection.  SWITCH-MODE SUPPLY
General-purpose, switchmode power supply is threephase 120 W and has adjustable output voltage, LED operation display, automatic restart with output power overload and internal surge protection. The DIN-rail mountable housing has CE and cULus 508 approvals.
Weidmüller
800/849-9343
Eco-Rail multi-functional power supply has a slim metal housing and IP20 pluggable screw terminals.  BE FLEXIBLE
Eco-Rail multi-functional power supply has a slim metal housing and IP20 pluggable screw terminals. Available 1.3–10 A, it has adjustable voltage input, and output voltage adjustable 23 –28 V.
Murrelektronik
770/497-9292
Quad Output DC power supply has two 0–30 V/0-5 A outputs with selectable constant voltage and current modes.  4-IN-1
Quad Output DC power supply has two 0–30 V/0-5 A outputs with selectable constant voltage and current modes. Two auxillary outputs with fixed current of 3-6.5 V/3 A and 8-15 V/1 A are provided. It has short circuit protection, a power cord and four pairs of test leads.
Extech
781/890-7440
The b maXX 4100 regenerative controllers can be used for power ratings 35–180 kW.   FEED BACK THE ENERGY
The b maXX 4100 regenerative controllers can be used for power ratings 35–180 kW. For machines running in reversing duty, where sudden acceleration followed by deceleration is typical, the units feed the energy generated back into the system while the controllers compensate the prevailing energy losses, which are relatively insignificant. The b maXX converters supply power to one or a number of power modules and feed brake energy back into the system.
Baumüller
847/956-7392
Two DIN-rail-mount power supply control modules enable parallel/redundant operation and battery backup/UPS to a power products ranging 20–960 W in industrial electrical enclosures.  POWER, POWER
Two DIN-rail-mount power supply control modules enable parallel/redundant operation and battery backup/UPS to a power products ranging 20–960 W in industrial electrical enclosures.
Bravo Electro Components
800/392-6318
  TRANSIENT BLOCKER
Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) circuit-protection technology is designed to block a transient through a current-disconnecting mechanism, rather than diverting or shunting the surge to ground. This technology virtually eliminates latency in the circuit protection design, which results in surge protection for sensitive electronic equipment within nanoseconds. The devices provide wide bandwidth circuit protection against lightning, power induction, power cross and short circuit events.
Bourns
951/781-5397
USHA SNMP/HTTP agent facilitates remote UPS monitoring and management over any Ethernet LAN, Enterprise Network or the Internet.
UPS POWER MANAGEMENT
USHA SNMP/HTTP agent facilitates remote UPS monitoring and management over any Ethernet LAN, Enterprise Network or the Internet. Users install the agent board in this company’s SG, SSG or FN series UPS and connect to any Ethernet LAN. If a DNCP server is present, an IP address will automatically be assigned.
Falcon Electric
800/842-6940
 VDC and VDC-XE direct connect DC power system for UPS applications use flywheel technology to provide up to 220 kW, while the VDC-XE model supplies up to 300 kW in a single cabinet GREEN ENERGY
VDC and VDC-XE direct connect DC power system for UPS applications use flywheel technology to provide up to 220 kW, while the VDC-XE model supplies up to 300 kW in a single cabinet. For longer run times and higher capacities, they can be paralleled without a special communication link.
Vycon
714/386-3800
 Model 9135 5 kVa and 6 kVa UPS meet the demands for mission-critical computer networks in medium-density power centers and comes in a 3U (5.14 in.) enclosure. MISSION-CRITICAL UPS
Model 9135 5 kVa and 6 kVa UPS meet the demands for mission-critical computer networks in medium-density power centers and come in a 3U (5.14-inch) enclosure. Models operate at 97% efficiency in high efficiency mode and up to 91% in double conversion.
Eaton, Electrical Group
919/870-3236
 
IEX-EX CERTIFIED SUPPLIES
TSP Series DIN-rail power supplies are certified to the IECEx Scheme for explosive atmospheres. Featuring a metal case with shock- and vibration-proof construction, 14 standard models are available with regulated, adjustable output voltages of 12, 24 and 48 Vdc with ratings up to 25 A. Remote on/off is standard.
Power Sources Unlimited
800/966-7784
 PSA120U desk-top style, single-output adapters include a three-wire, 120 W universal adapter available with outputs of 12, 24 and 48 V, all of which comply to CEC and EISA standards. POWER GOES GLOBAL
Primary-switched power supplies include a single-phase power supply featuring 24 V and 20 A or 40 A, and a Class 2 power supply (3.8 A, 24 V, 92 W), with an input range for AC and DC supply suitable for global industrial applications. They offer outputs of 5 V, 12 V, 15 V, 24 V or 48 V, and efficiency is rated at 92%.
Lutze
800/447-2371
 PSA120U desk-top style, single-output adapters include a three-wire, 120 W universal adapter available with outputs of 12, 24 and 48 V, all of which comply to CEC and EISA standards. ENERGY EFFICIENT
PSA120U desk-top style, single-output adapters include a three-wire, 120 W universal adapter available with outputs of 12, 24 and 48 V, all of which comply to CEC and EISA standards. Used as a power solution for networking, peripheral, industrial and test and measurement applications, the adapters are sealed in non-vented, spill-proof cases.
Phihong USA
510/445-1678