Lambda's Popular FPS1000 Line Adds 12V Hot-Swap Front End for Distributed Power Systems
SAN DIEGO, CA (June 11, 2007) - Lambda has launched a 12-volt output version of its
popular FPS1000 front-end power supplies for driving non-isolated point-of-load DC-DC
converters in distributed power systems without the need for intermediate bus converters. The
12-volt output can be adjusted from 10.5 to 13.2 volts. The new 864-watt model FPS1000-12
complements Lambda's existing line of 24-, 32- and 48-volt output models.
The FPS1000-12 supplies – each measuring 1.61 x 5 x 11.4 inches – can be used
individually, or as many as three can be mounted in an optional 1U-high 19-inch rack-mount
enclosure to form an N+1 redundant and hot-swap power system. In addition, they have
integrated OR-ing MOSFET switches that will automatically disconnect a faulty supply from the
load (or from other paralleled supplies) should a failure occur.
The rack-mounted supplies can have different output voltages (e.g., 12, 24, 32 or 48-volt)
when installed in the optional FPS-T1U rack – which provides separate output terminals for each
supply – or supplies with the same output voltage will be connected together automatically within
the FPS-S1U rack. Up to eight supplies can be combined in a current-sharing arrangement
between these racks. In either case, the racks can be zero stacked, with no airspace required
above or below because cooling airflow is integral to each supply, from front to rear. Each supply
has two variable-speed cooling fans and can operate in temperatures ranging from 0°C to 70°C,
with some derating starting at 50°C. Key applications for the FPS1000 series include
communications, factory automation, and RF power amplifiers.
For system monitoring, opto-isolated signals are provided – including DC-OK, AC-Fail and
Over-temperature – and front-panel LED displays indicate AC-OK, DC-OK or DC-Fail conditions.
A remote On/Off control is also standard, as well as remote sense to compensate for voltage
drops in the cables that connect the supply outputs to the load. Other standard features include
single-wire current-share and an auxiliary 12-volt output (diode ORed). Available options include
I2C monitoring of the output current/voltage, internal temperature and alarm status, and frontpanel-
mounted IEC320 AC power connectors.
All models in the FPS1000 series can operate from a universal 85 to 265VAC, 47 to 63Hz,
or 120 to 360VDC. The units are fully RoHS-compliant, carry the CE mark, and meet
UL/EN60950-1 safety specifications, as well as EN55022 level B and FCC level B EMC
specifications, conducted and radiated.
The FPS1000-12 supplies are available now, with prices starting at $400 each in 100-unit
quantities. More information can be found at Lambda's web site: www.lambdapower.com.
Lambda Americas is a unit of TDK Corporation (NYSE: TDK) and has been a leading global provider of power solutions for over 50 years.
The company designs and manufactures a wide range of AC-DC and DC-DC power products for Industrial, Medical, Telecom, Datacom, and
Test and Measurement applications worldwide. Additional information is available at 800-LAMBDA-4 (toll free) or 619-574-4400.
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