Behlman designs VPX AC-to-DC power supply to solve 3-phase versus 1-phase input power challenge

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 30 Sept. 2016. Behlman Electronics Inc., provider of power products for military airborne, shipboard, and mobile programs, is introducing its VPXtra1500CS3 power supply to support high-end industrial and military applications in which only single-phase AC power is available.

Sep 30th, 2016
Behlman designs VPX AC-to-DC power supply to solve 3-phase versus 1-phase input power challenge
Behlman designs VPX AC-to-DC power supply to solve 3-phase versus 1-phase input power challenge

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y., 30 Sept. 2016. Behlman Electronics Inc., provider of power products for military airborne, shipboard, and mobile programs, is introducing its VPXtra1500CS3 power supply to support high-end industrial and military applications in which only single-phase AC power is available.

The new product, produced within Behlman’s new VPXtra Reconfiguration Program, joins its Behlman VPXtra1500CS predecessor, designed for applications powered by a 3-phase AC power source. The new Behlman VPXtra1500CS3 is targeted at applications powered by 1-phase AC power source.

In September 2016 Behlman reconfigured the VPXtra™1500CS, to create the new VPXtra™1500CS3, which provide 1500 watts of highly regulated DC power from a 1-phase AC source.

Both units are VITA 62, Open VPX-compliant 6U front-end modules that deliver 1500 watts of 33 volts DC (VDC) power, and have input current harmonics that comply with MIL-STD-461 (CE101) and MIL-STD-1399. In addition, these front-end modules have no minimum load requirement and have over-voltage and short-circuit protection, as well as over-current and thermal protection.

“When we introduced the Behlman VPXtra1500CS in 2014, we knew we had a winner, because it was the first system of its kind that converted both local three-phase AC and aircraft three-phase AC to the highly regulated DC output needed for mission-critical airborne, shipboard, vehicle, and mobile applications,” says Behlman President Ron Storm. “The popularity of the VPXtra1500CS quickly lead to requests for a single-phase version that would provide essentially the same performance and benefits. Now, our recently launched VPXtra Reconfiguration Program has made it possible to deliver the Behlman VPXtra1500CS3.”

VPXtra1500CS is Power Factor Corrected and can be powered from 3-phase 115/200 VAC, 60Hz utility ground power, 400Hz aircraft power, or 115 VAC, 3-phase, Delta shipboard power. The new VPXtra1500CS3 is also Power Factor Corrected, and accepts from 85-265 VAC, 47-440Hz input, which assures compatibility with standard U.S. or aircraft single-phase power as well as 220, 230, or 240 VAC Euro power at 50Hz.



In 2014 Behlman introduced its VPXtra™1500CS to provide 1500 watts of highly regulated DC power from a 3-phase AC source.

Behlman Electronics Inc. (www.behlman.com), a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., manufactures and sells high-quality standard, modified-standard, custom, and COTS power solutions, including AC power supplies, frequency converters, inverters, DC-DC, AC-DC, DC-AC, uninterruptible power supplies, the VPXtra line of VPX/VME Power Supplies, and the IQCM Intelligent Chassis Manager.

Orbit International Corp., based in Hauppauge, New York, is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications. Other subsidiaries and divisions include Orbit Instrument, Tulip Development Laboratory, and Integrated Combat Systems, all of which are members of the Orbit Electronics Group.

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