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Power Supplies for Military & Defense Applications

This section presents information and resources to help designers select and evaluate power supplies for military and defense applications. This section covers both military-grade and COTS power supplies, off the shelf and custom, including ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, dc-ac inverters, battery chargers and EMI filters. Resources for designing these types of power supplies for military applications are also referenced here.

Where to find power supplies for military applications

(A source list of manufacturers offering military-grade and COTS ac-dc power supplies, dc-dc converters, inverters, battery chargers, EMI filters, etc. with overviews of their product offerings; mil specs and other certifications; design, test and manufacturing capabilities; and other experience.) View this manufacturers list.

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News about military-grade and COTS power supplies and related products

Military-Grade UPS Delivers High Performance In Shallow Depth
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes SynQor’s UPS-1500-S-2S shallow depth (13.6-in.), 1250-W (1500-VA) version of its line of military-grade uninterruptible power supplies that is designed for the extreme environmental and demanding electrical conditions of military/aerospace applications. Read the article»
Isolated DC-DC Converters Deliver High Efficiency For Mil/Aerospace Applications
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Modular Devices’ Models 3715, 3716, 3717 and 3718 of isolated 2-W and 6-W dc-dc converters offering high efficiency for demanding military and aerospace applications. Read the article»
MIL-COTS Parts Help Simplify Designs And Optimize SWaP-C Attributes
Press release introduces Vicor’s four new MIL-COTS (M-Grade) versions of its VIA DCM modular dc-dc converters, which operate down to -55°C, with 28-V input and nominal output voltages of 5 V, 12 V, 24 V and 28 V and up to 320 W of output power. Also introduced is a 28-V filter module. Read the article»
3000-W Military-Grade Expansion Battery Module
Press release introduces SynQor’s EBM-1000 military-grade expansion battery module (EBM), which is designed for use with the UPS-1500 and UPS-3000 series uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs). Read the article»
Improved Communication And Remote Programming Options For AC Power Sources/Frequency Converters
Press release introduces a high-performance interface for three of Behlman Electronics’ P-Series ac power sources. Called Option U, this interface includes USB, Ethernet, and RS-232 using SCPI protocol, enabling faster communication speed, programming the power supply remotely from greater distances, and compatibility with newer computers. Read the article»
40-W DC-DC Converters
Press release introduces Gaia Converter’s compact 1.68-in. x 1.25-in. x 0.31-in. MGDD40 series of 40-W dc-dc converters with 9-V to 60-V and 4.5-V to 33-V input ranges. These are designed for use in distributed power architectures where variable input voltage and transients are prevalent. Read the article»
COTS Power Supply Is Reconfigured For Shipboard Gun Control Systems
Press release describes Behlman Electronics’ design of its 3-output shipboard power supply, P/N 94039-1, which has been specially enhanced to meet the shipboard input-power requirements of MIL-STD-1399, Section 300B. Read the article»
3U OpenVPX Power Products
Press release describes Behlman Electronics’ 800-W, 3-phase ac-dc power supply with 50-millisecond energy storage, which enables system designers to meet MIL-STD704. Read the article»
6-W, 12-V To 160-V Input DC-DC Converters
Press release introduces Gaia Converter’s MGDDI06 series 6-W dc-dc converters with 12 V-160 V input range, which covers all typical 24-V, 28-V, 36-V, 48-V, 72-V, 96-V, 110-V, and 125-V nominal input voltage systems with a single device. Read the article»
350-W Military Power Factor Correction Modules
Press release introduces SynQor’s newest Military PFC modules, the MPFC-U-390-QP and MPFC-115-270-QP, which produce 350 W of output in a quarter-brick package while achieving 95% efficiency at full load. Read the article»
Liquid Cooled 20- to 25-kW Power Systems Target Heavy Industrial And Military Projects
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Schaefer’s CPW-5700 series of ac-dc supplies and BPW-5700 series of battery chargers. Read the article»
Hermetically Sealed Linear Regulators Offer Dramatically Lower Cost And A Range Of Grades
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes DATEL’s LVR-7815 series of 15-V 0.5-A linear voltage regulators which offer hermetically sealed packages at half the price what of what’s currently available on the market—according to the vendor. Read the article»
COTS DC-DC Converters And EMI Filters Feature Wide Input Range And Advanced Packaging
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes VPT’s VXR series of dc-dc converters and EMI filters featuring dc-dc converters from 7 W to 100 W with a wide input range of 9 V to 60 V. Read the article»
High-Rel DC-DC Converter Features Epoxy Encapsulation, Greater Power Density
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes VPT’s VPT250-2800S series single-output 250-W isolated dc-dc converters, which are designed for military vehicles, ships, weapons, and other rugged systems requiring higher power density combined with high reliability. Read the article»
Epoxy Encapsulated Package Streamlines Assembly Of High-Rel DC-DC Converters In Customer’s Applications
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes VPT’s encapsulated epoxy package option for its VPT series of high-reliability dc-dc converters, EMI filters and accessory products. The epoxy packaging allows for aqueous cleaning processes often required in higher-volume circuit board production. Read the article»
12:1 Input Range Simplifies Transient Protection For High-Rel DC-DC Converters
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY describes Gaia Converter’s MGDD-60W series of 60-W dc-dc converters with 12-V to 160-V input range. These converters are well suited to comply with Mil-Std-1275, 704 or DO160 standards without requiring an additional front end protection device. Read the article»
DC-DC Converters Push Limits On Power Density For A Range Of Applications
News story in HOW2POWER TODAY includes the introduction of Vicor’s 320-W ChiP DCM with a 16-V to 50-V input range and a nominal 28-V output, optimized for 28-V MIL-COTS systems. Read the article»

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