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Rugged power supplies for demanding environments

A standard Power Supply will often not be sufficient to cope with the extreme conditions in which it may be required to operate in many environments and applications. In military, marine and railway applications, for example, a power supply may have to be able to cope with excessive vibration or shock, moisture, corrosion or temperature extremes.

Rugged power supplies for demanding environments

For such applications, varying degrees of ‘ruggedisation’ may be required. Compared to standard power supplies, this could include conformal coating or potting of PCBs and adding a ruggedised case. In addition, water or weather proofing of an enclosed power supply may also be required. Cables external to the enclosed power supply also have to be up to the job - tough enough to survive crush forces or a corrosive environment, for example.

Sourcing power supplies suitable for harsh working environments can be a challenge. As well as a requirement for ruggedisation, some products need to be designed to give decades of service so it is important that products are thoroughly tested and the correct materials used for longevity and reliability. In addition, space constraints and the environmental demands also need to be catered for.

YEG Powerline is a specialist power supply manufacturer and distributor with facilities to convert harsh design requirements into rugged solutions. The company believes that it is able to provide cost-effective solutions to meet almost any environmental or electrical demand and mechanical configuration, with output power ranging from a few watts to well over 30kW.

The company’s approach, where possible, is to adapt from standard designs - or from several hundred field proven custom designs - to meet demanding design challenges. This keeps design costs low and development time short.

YEG Powerline has experience of many extremely rugged applications, including railways, industrial machinery, cranes, earth moving equipment, power utilities, oil exploration, airborne, military, marine, industrial PC and telecom with some products designed to give up to 30 years service. The company’s customers also have the benefit of complimentary use of a fully equipped EMC Testing facility at its High Wycombe-based headquarters.

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