Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is introducing its third-generation RP-26200 solid-state power controller (SSPC) for military armored vehicle applications and unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs). The power electronics device has enhancements such as higher power output, low power dissipation, and extended operating temperature, compared to previous generations. DDC's RP-26200 power controller provides solid-state protection, control, and power management for 16 independent 28-volt DC channels, with power output of more than 8 kilowatts.
Programmable trip points, channel paralleling, and power-on defaults support maximum power distribution system flexibility for vehicle electronics. The RP-26200 vehicle power device is based on established DDC technology, with more than 500,000 nodes installed since 1988 on vehicles including the M1A2 Abrams main battle tank and the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle, and on future unmanned ground vehicles and tactical wheeled vehicles. The RP-26200's embedded controller and network interface enable real-time load monitoring for load management and preventive maintenance. The RP-26200 is for tactical wheeled vehicles "where weight, size, and flexibility are at a premium, and where reliability under harsh operation is vital to mission success," says Steve Rood Goldman, DDC's marketing manager. For more information, contact DDC online at www.ddc-web.com.