Test and Measurement

15kW Full-Rack Programmable DC Power Supply in 3U Height

TDK Corporation announced the introduction of the higher power 3U full-rack 15kW models to the Genesys™ Programmable DC Power Supply Series to complement the recently released high power density Genesys™ 2U 10kW platform. This continued expansion into higher power now provides the user with 15kW of output power in a 3U high package and a choice of ten different models (ranging from 10V/1500A to 600V/25A).

These Programmable DC Power Supplies include advanced performance and functionality well suited for laboratory/R&D, design and test & measurement environments and addresses broad market segments including automotive, aerospace, industrial semiconductor, and renewable/alternative energy.

Built into a lightweight 3U high, 19" (483mm) wide rack-mountable chassis, the Genesys™ 3U full-rack 15kW DC Programmable Power Supply Series offers five embedded front panel setup menus that address digital communication, protective functions, operating configuration, system configuration, and system triggering. These embedded menus offer user-selectable functions including internal resistance simulation and slew-rate control of output voltage/current and have the capability to generate, store, recall and activate up to four on-board arbitrary waveform profiles.

All models can operate in constant-current (CC), constant-voltage (CV) as well as the newly-offered constant-power (CP) limit and have conversion efficiencies up to 92%. Three-phase ac input options include 208Vac (170- to 265-Vac) or a wide-range 400Vac/480Vac (342- to 528-Vac) and have built-in active power factor correction (0.94 typical) with cooling fan speed control (for reduced audible noise and extended life).

Standard safety features include user-selectable safe-start/auto re-start and last setting memory along with other built-in protective functions that include output over-voltage protection (OVP), output under-voltage limit (UVL), output under-voltage protection (UVP), fold-back protection (FOLD) for CV or CC mode, output over-current limit (OCL) and over-temperature protection (OTP).

All model functions can be programmed locally via the menu-driven front panel display or remotely using software instrument drivers with any one of the three built-in standard digital interfaces (LAN (LXI 1.5), USB (2.0) and RS-232/RS-485). Other programming interfaces include the built-in standard 5V/10V isolated analog program/monitor/control interface and the optional IEEE (IEEE 488.2 & SCPI compliant) digital interface.

The Genesys™ 3U 15kW Power Supply Series carries a five-year warranty, has safety certifications to IEC/EN/UL/cUL 60950-1 and is CE marked in accordance with the Low Voltage, EMC (IEC/EN61204-3; industrial environment) and RoHS2 Directives.

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