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Custom Power Supply Design Challenges

Whenever a customer commissions the design of a custom power supply the engineer is faced with many requirements. Some of the factors to consider in determining requirements are listed below. Meeting the individual requirements is challenging. However, multiple requirements create opposite demands on the design

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man looking at computer Commissioning a Custom Power Supply

Commissioning a Custom Power Supply

We live in a world where almost everything we use is powered by electricity. Raw electrical power sources can be mains alternating voltage, batteries, wind mill turbine output, solar panel output, batteries etc. In almost all cases a product designer will need a converter to transform the raw electrical power into an output compatible with the intended use. Power Supply manufacturers offer a wide variety of off-the-shelf converters for this purpose. However, there are many cases where this broad market offering will not suit the designer’s need.

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Power Supplies For Harsh and Demanding Environments

Power Supplies For Harsh and Demanding Environments

What is a harsh or demanding environment? This term can refer to a large variety of challenging environments.

Generally, if it’s a harsh environment for the general public, then you can bet that electric equipment will also have a hard time. The following environments are the kind that can damage electrical equipment.

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Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Vs. Backup Generators

Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Vs. Backup Generators

Uninterruptible power supply and backup generators both sound like the answer to your power outage problems – but they are actually two very different systems that can either work independently or in-line with each other. We discuss the differences between the two in detail and the merits and disadvantages of each.

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What is Rugged Power Supply & Why Do I Need It?

What is Rugged Power Supply & Why Do I Need It?

A rugged power supply is essentially a durable power unit that can withstand challenging and harsh environments, bringing power to places the mains doesn’t or can’t reach. They are designed and built with the ability to withstand extremes in altitude, temperature, shock and vibration -making them the best power solution for a wide range of industries.

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