TDK-Lambda announces the introduction of the GH 1.5kW series of 1500 W rated, 1U high half-rack wide, programmable DC power supplies. This latest extension to the GENESYS+™ series has the same functionality and programming as the standard full rack 1.7 kW to 15 kW models. Applications include bench-top or rack mount laboratory use as well as component, automotive and aerospace testing, semiconductor fabrication, solar array and battery simulation, plating and water treatment.
Ten models are available rated at 0 V to 10 V, 20 V, 30 V, 40 V, 60 V, 80 V, 100 V, 150 V, 300 V and 600 V, with output currents of 0-2.6 A to 0-150 A. All models are capable of operating in constant voltage, constant current and constant power modes. Up to four power supplies can be connected in parallel with an advanced master/slave system that provides dynamic load response and ripple and noise characteristics comparable with that of a single power supply. The input voltage range is 85 to 265 Vac facilitating global use.
Excluding the busbars, the GH1.5kW measures 214mm wide, 43.6mm (1U) high and 441.5mm deep. Two units can be mounted side by side in a standard 19″ rack, with the GH/RM option kit. The GENESYS+™ half-rack units weigh less than 3.5kg for easy movement or installation. A blank front panel option (with no metering or control functions) is available where user access is not required or needs to be restricted. Snap-on dust filters can also be added to restrict airborne contamination.
Programming is standardised across the GENESYS+™ series by either utilising the front panel controls, remotely via LAN (LXI 1.5), USB 2.0 and RS232/485 communications or by using the isolated analogue control and monitoring (0-5V, 0-10V) which are provided as standard. Optional interfaces include a choice of GPIB (IEEE488.2) and the Anybus CompactCom interface platform for EtherCAT, Modbus-TCP and other interface options as they are released. Software drivers, a waveform creator and a virtual front panel GUI are provided in the software package. Safety features are standard in all GENESYS+™ power supplies, providing Safe/Auto Re-Start, Last Setting Memory and built-in protection functions. Control of voltage and current slew rate, internal resistance simulation and display brightness control are all standard features.
Warranty and Certifications
The five-year warranty series is safety certified to IEC/EN/UL 60950-1 (61010-1 pending), is CE marked to the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS Directives and is compliant to the industrial IEC/EN 61203-3 standard for conducted EMI, radiated EMI and EMC immunity.