Advanced Energy Launches New AC/DC Converter

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August 4, 2022

Denver-based Advanced Energy Industries, which develops precision power conversion, measurement and control solutions, has announced the launch of the AE Artesyn AIF42 AC/DC converter. The new converter reduces system size, delivers 93% efficiency and enhances reliability by minimizing the need for external components. The company said the new converter will expand its presence in the industrial, robotics and 5G telecom markets.

The AIF42 full brick module is rated for 500 W of continuous power, and provides integrated functionality for rapid application design and speedy time to market. This includes a proprietary internal inrush current limiting function, which the company said saves space, reduces overall system cost and improves reliability by eliminating the need for external components to provide inrush current protection. A 10 V auxiliary output also enables low-power housekeeping circuitry to be supplied directly from the module rather than a second AC/DC converter.

“AE’s new module is designed for applications that require high performance and reliable operation in harsh environments,” said Joe Voyles, vice president of marketing, industrial power conversion products at Advanced Energy. “The new AIF42 offers industry-leading efficiency, simplifies and speeds application design, and minimizes overall bill of materials by providing built-in, application-focused features.

The high operating efficiency across a wide load range also lowers energy consumption and minimizes heat dissipation, Advanced Energy said. The module’s design is optimized for I.P.-sealed applications in high-pollution environments or externally mounted systems, which require solutions that are thermally bonded and contact-cooled to a cold-wall or heatsink. The company said this results in 100% available output power at baseplate temperatures as high as 100 degrees C.

The converter also features PMBus control and monitoring, which lets designers optimize power supply operation to specific needs of a target application. This connectivity can also be used to access information on power supply and system health during field operations.

The AIF42 full brick module features a wide universal input range of 90-264 VAC, and also provides a nominal isolated 12 V output with load rating from 0 A to 42 A. An external hold-up function can be implemented by adding recommended capacitors to the module’s HVDC port. Active current share and start-sync functionality simplify solutions implementations for applications that require two units to operate in parallel, Advanced Energy said.

For more details and technical specifications, visit this Advanced Energy website

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