Rugged environmental control unit with refrigeration introduced by Aspen Systems for mobile electronics enclosures

MARLBOROUGH, Mass., 17 Aug. 2010. Aspen Systems Inc. in Marlborough, Mass., is introducing the ECU-Chill environmental control unit (ECU) with refrigeration for cooling electronics in mobile military or other harsh-environment applications, and enabling commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics to be used for computing and communications in extremely hot or cold environments.

Aug 17th, 2010
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MARLBOROUGH, Mass., 17 Aug. 2010. Aspen Systems Inc. in Marlborough, Mass.,, is introducing the ECU-Chill environmental control unit (ECU) with refrigeration for cooling electronics in mobile military or other harsh-environment applications, and enabling commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) electronics to be used for computing and communications in extremely hot or cold environments.

ECU-Chill maintains sealed electronics enclosures at or below ambient temperatures, and is designed to meet the requirements for a transit case mounted ECU with enough cooling power to keep COTS electronics at or below design temperatures while in a portable rack mount transit case.

ECU-Chill is ruggedized to MIL-STD 810, and maintains a temperature at or below 125 degrees Fahrenheit inside an electronics enclosure in a 125 F ambient environment while dissipating 550 Watts of waste heat. The electronics remain sealed against environmental contamination.

ECU-Chill weighs less than 20 pounds, is 18.5 inches wide, nine inches high, and 6.7 inches deep. It mounts directly to the cover of a transit case or the side wall of the electronics enclosure, and draws no more than 420 Watts of power at 28 volts DC. As a environmental control unit, it also provides up to 300 Watts of heating when the electronics enclosure is at temperatures below 40 F. It will operate at temperatures as cold as -40 degrees Celsius.

For more information contact Aspen Systems online at www.aspensystems.com.

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