Westcor introduces high-power-density PFC FrontEnd

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 23 Nov. 2006. Vicor Corp.'s Westcor Division in Sunnyvale, Calif., is releasing the 1 RU, high power density PFC FrontEnd for use with its modules, ViPAC arrays, or any other modules.

SUNNYVALE, Calif., 23 Nov. 2006. Vicor Corp.'s Westcor Division in Sunnyvale, Calif., is releasing the 1 RU, high power density PFC FrontEnd for use with its modules, ViPAC arrays, or any other modules.

The PFC FrontEnd is an ultra-low profile, fan-cooled, power factor corrected AC-DC front end. Operating from a wide range 85-264 volts AC input, the PFC FrontEnd provides 375 volts out with a power density larger than 28 Watts per cubic inch.

"The PFC FrontEnd is the only non-isolated front end module with over 300 Watts output that is only 1RU high", says Jeff Lally, senior product marketing manager. "It also offers unprecedented control and signaling flexibility, supplying AC OK, power OK, temp failure warning, and four discrete isolated enable/disable lines for block control."

Measuring 6.4 by 7 by 1.72 inches, the PFC FrontEnd provides power outputs of 1,100 Watts at 115 volts AC or 2,200 Watts at 230 volts AC through four non-isolated outputs. Compact and rugged, the PFC FrontEnd meets MIL-STD-810E for vibration. It also has worldwide safety agency approvals from CE and cTÜVus.

For more information contact Vicor online at www.vicorpower.com.

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