COTS remote power controller
Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is releasing a remote power controller (RPC) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications.
Data Device Corp. (DDC) in Bohemia, N.Y., is releasing a remote power controller (RPC) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Ruggedized for military use, the RP 26000 series has features for military, commercial, and industrial systems that require power management and wire-overload protection. With as many as 16 user-programmable channels onboard, the RP 26000 offers a substantial reduction in both weight and cost per channel over mechanical contacts and single-channel solid-state power controller (SSPC) modules. Individual channels of the same current rating can run in parallel to increase single-channel current capacity. The maximum current-carrying capability for the card is 160 amps. Digital signal processing (DSP) technology enables intelligent processing power, with each channel’s controls and current ratings set independently of the others’; the Built-In Test (BIT) provides continuous status reports. The RP 26000’s communication protocols include CANbus, RS 232, RS 422, and RS 485. Conformal-coated to provide moisture resistance, and designed to operate in temperatures from -40 to 85 degrees Celsius, as well as in humidity, vibration, and electromagnetic interference (EMI). The card’s mechanical design complies with MIL STD 475, commonly used in ground vehicle and aircraft environmental requirements. “DDC’s RPC card technology provides a method of reducing price per channel and simplifying power distribution system development, while minimizing inventory requirements,” says Amir Massumi, marketing director at DDC. For more information contact DDC online at www.ddc-web.com.