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High-Density Convertor Offeredin Small Package

Article-High-Density Convertor Offeredin Small Package

Originally Published MPMN November 2003


High-Density Convertor Offered in Small Package

The product supplies more than twice the power output of full-size convertors

The APC500 high-density dc/dc convertor integrates 
the power transformer 
and the input and output inductors at the same 
ferrite core.

Suitable for space-sensitive OEM designs, a high-density dc/dc convertor delivers 500 W from a single low-voltage output. The APC500, offered by Advanced Power Conversion (Hampshire, UK), integrates the power transformer and the input and output inductors on the same ferrite core. The APC500 represents an advance in the development of high-power, high-density dc convertor modules according to the firm. It provides 500 W of power in the industry-standard "full-brick" size. The 5.53-W/cm3 power density represents more than twice the power output of conventional full-brick-size convertors. Built-in protection functions are complemented by features such as a thermal monitoring voltage, which provides early warning of a system failure.

The unit can be easily modified for customer-specific requirements. The transformer windings can be tailored to create a model with a different output voltage. The convertor can also be changed to user-adjustable current limits. A custom convertor can be optimized for maximum efficiency at the user's anticipated output power.  

Advanced Power Conversion

Unit B5, Armstrong Mall
Southwood Summit Centre
Farnborough, Hampshire
GU14 0NR England
tel: +44 (0) 1252 407800,
fax: +44 (0) 1252 407810
[email protected] 

Rita Emmanouilidou

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