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Power Supplies for Industrial Applications

This section presents information and resources to help designers select and evaluate power supplies for industrial applications, which typically feature challenging or unusual electrical, mechanical and/or environmental requirements along with demands for high reliability and long operating life. These power supplies find use in areas such as industrial/factory automation; railway; ships; industrial vehicles and construction equipment; energy generation, power utilities and power distribution; mining; oil & gas; medical equipment and scientific research. This section does not cover power supplies for space, military/aerospace, telecom and data center applications.

The resources provided here include a source list of industrial power supply manufacturers; news about the latest industrial power supply products; links to articles about designing power supplies for industrial applications and a list of industrial automation-related conferences and trade shows.

Where to find power supplies for industrial applications

(A source list of manufacturers offering ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, battery chargers, dc-ac inverters, ac-ac converters, EMI filters and other power supply functions for industrial applications with descriptions of each company’s product offerings and capabilities. Companies in this list offer standard, modified standard and/or custom power supplies.)
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News about industrial power supply products

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Press release, Jan 2021
Press release introduces Calex Manufacturing Company’s 250-W LHC series ac-dc power supply in a ruggedized, IP67-rated enclosure, which is designed for use in severe weather conditions and in harsh shock and vibration environments.  Read the article»
Press release, no author specified, Oct 2020
Press release introduces AEG Power Solutions’ AC7000 N1 series, a a new generation of its AC7000 industrial SMPS rectifier. With 8000-W output, it targets power generation and nuclear, oil & gas and petrochemical, transportation and signaling, and other industrial applications.  Read the article»
Press release, Oct 2020
UNIPOWER has announced a program for faster delivery times of its ac-dc power solutions. The first products to benefit are the robust ARE-M and ARE-S battery chargers targeting utility, communication and industrial power systems in remote settings.  Read the article»
Press release, Sep 2020
Press release introduces TRACO POWER’s 125-W TPI 125 series of 2-x 3-in. footprint open frame ac- dc power supplies, which are optimized for price-sensitive industrial, automation and IoT applications.  Read the article»
Press release, Aug 2020
Press release announces COSEL’s MH3 series of 3-W SIP-style dc-dc converters for medical and industrial applications, which has a reinforced isolation of 3 kVac and 4.2 kVdc. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Aug 2020
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces UNIPOWER’s family of Bravo inverters, the ECI and TSI models, which provides customers with a highly efficient and modular ac or dc power solution.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jul 2020
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces ABSOPULSE Electronics’ PFL 2K-E/110-F6W, a switching power supply designed for rugged 2-kW industrial applications that require power factor correction.  Read the article»



Press release, Jul 2020
Press release announces that TDK-Lambda Japan has received the ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices— Quality Management System—certification for its Nagaoka Technical Center, said to be a first for a standard switching power supply manufacturer in Japan.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, May 2020
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces Murata Electronics’ UWE-Q12 series converters, which deliver 120 W with high efficiency and high power density while operating from a 9-V to 36-V input range.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, May 2020
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces Dean Technology’s UMR collection of standard dc-dc high- voltage power supply modules, which are form-fit-function replacements for industry-standard solutions covering two package sizes and biasing or capacitor charging variations. Read the article»
Press release, Apr 2020
Press release announces the TDK-Lambda PH600A280-24, a 280-V input, 24-V 600-W output dc-dc converter intended for use in HVDC equipment for data communications, high voltage transmission, renewable energy applications, robot controllers and factory automation. Read the article»
Press release, Apr 2020
Press releases announced Powerbox’s ENMA500D24/2x27-CC ruggedized power supply, which provides two 27-V/20-A isolated outputs and 540-W total output power. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2020
News story in How2Power Today describes Applied Power Systems’ BC-6494 battery charger for use in hazardous locations where explosion proof operation is required with Class 1 Div 1 and 2 ratings. The BC-6964 accepts three-phase 60-Hz ac input and generates 24-Vdc 50-A nom. output. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2020
News story in How2Power Today describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 5K-3U7 series 5-kW high-input-voltage dc-dc converters. A built-in redundancy diode allows for parallel connection of multiple units to create a 10-kW, 15-kW, or higher dc-power solution and N+1 operation.  Read the article»
Press release, Jan 2020
Press release announces Powerbox’s SMM3000A80024C series power supply, which delivers 2.25-kW repetitive peak power to medical lasers with high efficiency. Read the article»



How2Power Today, Jan 2020
News story in How2Power Today describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HTH 1K-F6W three-phase high-voltage ac-dc power supply for 1000-W industrial applications such as dc motor control, battery charging, dc bus voltage for distributed systems and power servos . The unit delivers a 200-Vdc output.  Read the article»
Press release, Jan 2020
Press release announces XP Power’s 30-W HRL30 series dc-dc power module, which can generate up to 6 kVdc from a single 24-Vdc input. With 22 voltage models in the series, a wide range of fully controllable outputs from 0 to 200 Vdc to 0 to 6 kVdc are available in positive and negative polarities. Read the article»
Press release, Jan 2020
Press release announces UNIPOWER’s 400-A dc power system retrofit kit to provide customers with a cost-effective alternative to replacing entire power management control systems. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Dec 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Cosel’s four new series of open-frame, low- profile, compact power supplies (LHA30F, LHA50F, LHA75F and LHA100F), which cover the 30-W to 100- W range and are UL/EN62368-1 certified.  Read the article»
Press release, Dec 2019
Press release announces TDK-Lambda’s TPS4000-24, which delivers up to 4,080 W (24 V at 170 A) in a 2U high package, while operating from a delta or wye 350- to 528-Vac three-phase input. Applications include test and measurement equipment, semiconductor fabrication, additive manufacturing, printers, lasers and RF power amplifiers.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Nov 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 41R-F1, a 50-W, 750-V input railway dc-dc converter, which employs silicon carbide semiconductor technology to deliver high efficiency and high power density.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Nov 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Magna-Power Electronics’s expanded offering of MagnaLOAD dc electronic loads to include low-voltage, high-current models up to 4,800 A. The ALx series models are suited for testing of traditional 12-V and plug-in hybrid 48-V automotive applications.  Read the article»
Press release, Nov 2019
Press release introduces TDK-Lambda’s 1U Full-Rack 3.4-kW ac-dc programmable power supply series, which builds on the already released 1.7-,2.7-, 5-, 10- and 15-kW platforms, and offers advanced performance and functionality.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Oct 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 2K-F6W series of high- input voltage dc-dc converters, which deliver up to 2000 W for size and weight constrained applications. Heavy ruggedizing ensures immunity to shock and vibration and internal boards are conformal coated.  Read the article»
Press release, Oct 2019
Press release introduces Bel Power Solutions’ ABC800 Series and MBC800 Series, which are U- channel power supplies for industrial (ABC Series) and medical (MBC Series) applications and are available in a variety of single output voltages.  Read the article»
Press release, Oct 2019
Press release introduces TDK-Lambda’s DRB480-48-1 ac-dc DIN rail-mount power supply, which offers up to 93% efficiency and a power density of 6 W/in3 for applications in factory automation, process control and test and measurement. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Sep 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ LQC 2K-3U2LC, a liquid- cooled, dc-dc converter that delivers up to 2000 W at 24-V/80-A output. Unit is designed for dense enclosed spaces where heatsinks, fan or pure convection cooling are not feasible.  Read the article»
Press release, Sep 2019
Press release introduces Bel Power Solutions’ ACC600 series and MCC600 series of convection- cooled open-frame power supplies for industrial (ACC series) and medical (MCC series) applications, which are available in a variety of single-output voltages and measure just 5.0 x 8.5 x 1.61 in. Read the article»
Press release, Jun 2019
Press release introduces Bel Power Solutions’ Melcher LR Series 300-W ac-dc cassette converters for railway and rugged industrial applications. These supplies feature universal input, active inrush current limiting and PFC, and two isolated outputs of 12 or 15 V. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jun 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces Cosel’s 300-W PCA300F and 1000-W PCA1000F high power density power supplies with extended communications I/O for demanding medical and industrial applications. The supplies have a built-in extended-UART interface supporting up to 83 commands.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jun 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces Magna-Power Electronics’ upgrade to its 1U SL series, offering up to 95% efficiency and carrying an NRTL safety listing.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Apr 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ FCP 1K-F7W series compact, ac- ac frequency converters, which are designed for rugged industrial applications that require universal ac-input voltage and split-phase ac-output with pure sine-wave output.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY announces ABSOPULSE Electronics’ RWY 200-HSA-P2 series of fully encapsulated railway-quality dc-dc converters with pure convection cooling. The 200-W converters deliver a single, regulated output of 12 V, 24 V, 36 V, 48 V or 110 V.  Read the article»
Press release, Jan 2019
Press release introduces TDK-Lambda’s GXE600 series of 600-W programmable, convection-cooled, ac-dc power supplies certified to medical IEC 60601-1 and industrial IEC 60950-1 and IEC 62368-1 standards, targeting applications with sensitivity to noise from cooling fans. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jan 2019
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Aimtec's AM20CWR-ZK 20-W dc-dc converter series for railway and industrial applications. The converters are said to offer greater cost effectiveness and a wide input range of 13 V to 176 V.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Dec 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Magna-Power Electronics’ upgrade to its rack-mount TS series MagnaDC programmable dc power supply line, with 102 new models providing up to 25 kW in 4U and 50 kW in 8U height.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Oct 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ RWR-350-P600 series fully encapsulated RIA12 railway-quality dc-dc converters, which have an input voltage surge withstand capacity 3.5 times the nominal input voltage for 20 ms.  Read the article»
Press release, Sep 2018
Press release introduces Bel Power Solutions and Protection’s TSR10, a robust 10-kW, dc programmable laboratory power supply in a 3U, 19-in. rack mount package, which delivers clean and stable dc power, with operation allowed on any load from short- to open-circuit and CV/CC auto crossover.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jul 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE’s CSH 2K-3U7 series rugged sine wave inverters, which are designed to run peripheral equipment in crane operator cabins such as air conditioners, heaters and lights. They offer a 250-Vdc nominal input voltage with a 230-V to 600-Vdc range.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, May 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CTP 1000-F7W, a 1-kVA addition to its line of compact, low-profile dc-ac inverters with three-phase pure sine output voltage. The use of the latest SiC semiconductor technology contributes to 90% efficiency at full load.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Mar 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Vox Power’s VCCM600 series conduction, convection and forced-air cooled configurable power platform, which offers customers 600 W of conduction cooled power and 750 W of peak power in just 175 mm x 100 mm x 41 mm (7 x 4 x 1.61 in.) of space.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ BUR 3K-P600, a compact, encapsulated, industrial grade, stepdown regulator that delivers up to 3000 W of output. The unit is typically used in applications that require a stable regulated output voltage from a wide input voltage range and for generating a stable voltage for motor drive units.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jan 2018
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ RSI 30-D1 series railway quality sinewave inverters, which deliver 30-VA pure sinewave output voltage. The inverters meet the requirements of EN50155.  Read the article»
Press release, Dec 2017
Press release introduces Bel Power Solutions and Protection’s LDD240-WU DIN rail dc-dc converter for industrial applications requiring flexibility, compactness, high reliability and ease of installation including control panels, instrumentation, machine building and railway. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Dec 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Excelsys Technologies’ CmE bulk power module for its CoolX series of convection-cooled modular configurable power supplies. Typical applications for the series include medical clinical diagnostic equipment, medical lasers, dialysis equipment, radiological imaging and clinical chemistry.  Read the article»
Press release, Dec 2017
Press release, introduces Bel Power Solutions and Protection’s 0RQB-D0W12LG, a 200-W quarter brick dc-dc converter equipped to run from an input range of 50 V to 136 V, which covers the 72-V, 96-V and 110-V railway bus voltages while providing for the 43-V to 156-V transient condition. Read the article»
How2Power Today, Nov 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSI 100-3W-F1 series dc-ac inverters, which deliver up to 100 VA pure sine wave output. The units are suitable for operation in electrical utilities, power plants, telecom, industrial automation and control.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Oct 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HTP 1K-F6W, an addition to the company’s line of compact, three-phase, high input voltage ac-dc power supplies. Applications include factory automation, industrial machinery and equipment.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Aug 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HVI 500-1K-XX-FX series dc-dc converters, which are designed for rugged industrial applications that require high-input voltages and wide dc-input ranges.  Read the article»
Spencer Chin, How2Power Today, Aug 2017
This Power Product Roundup on railway power supplies primarily highlights dc-dc converters though some models also offer battery charger or ac-input versions. The power converters featured in this article were introduced over the past 12+ months.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jul 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Glassman Europe’s GX Series of programmable, dc regulated, air insulated power supplies with ratings from 25 kW to 200 kW. This series has nineteen models, with output voltages from 0 to 1 kV through to 0 to 100 kV.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jul 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Powerbox’s PRBX VB410-380 power solution, which delivers 48 Vdc for powering subsea equipment such as gas and oil monitoring and control systems.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jun 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ HHT 500-FX series of dc-dc converters, which is designed for heavy-duty industrial applications that require high dc- input voltage at high operating temperatures.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Apr 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ PHR series of industrial quality ac-dc power supplies with active PFC-input. These supplies are suitable for environments where power supply repair or replacement is not feasible.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Powerbox’s coreless technology platform, which is designed to power medical and industrial equipment operating in very high magnetic field environments such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners and particle accelerators.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Feb 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes ABSOPULSE Electronics’ CSH-400-F6 series of heavy- duty, high-input-voltage dc-ac sinewave inverters, which use microprocessor-controlled, high- frequency PWM technology to deliver 400-VA pure sinewave output.  Read the article»
How2Power Today, Jan 2017
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes XP Power’s ECE80 series power supplies, which feature the smallest footprint and highest power density in the industry for an 80-W encapsulated power supply module, according to the company.  Read the article»

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Power for Rail Applications

How2Power Today, Feb 2021
This Power Product Roundup covers railway power converters introduced over approx. the past two years, mainly dc-dc converters, but also some ac-dc power supplies, USB chargers, and sinewave inverters.  Read the full article»

How2Power Today, Aug 2017
This Power Product Roundup on railway power supplies primarily highlights dc-dc converters though some models also offer battery charger or ac-input versions.  Read the full article»

How2Power Today, Dec 2013
This Power Product Roundup highlights dc-dc converters and battery chargers developed for railway applications.  Read the full article»

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