Simplicity makes next-generation power converter for rail industry run at 93% efficiency

One of Europe’s largest power supply companies, Powerbox, introduces the next generation of  innovative power converters  –   the ENAR150D family! Developed with simplicity in mind, this compact, high efficiency, DC/DC converter has excellent design features using a limited number of components, streamlining functionality with very good predictions of lifetime and MTBF (Mean Time Between Failures).

The ENAR150D is a rugged DC/DC power solution for customers needing reliability in hostile operating environments. Feature-rich, scalable, and adaptable, the ENAR150D is a cost-effective, differentiated solution for power-critical applications” says Christopher Lins, Powerbox Vice President of Sales, North America.

Thanks to creative engineering, the ENAR150D is highly reliable, and compact in size.  Along with the H15 connector, it is form, fit and function compatible with several current industry standard products. It is ideal to be used in rack systems, or mounted stand-alone, and has a width of only 18.5mm, a height of 111mm, and a depth of merely 162mm, fitting into the Eurocasette system.

“With a proven design platform, few component design, and production in an experienced and well recognized factory, we are convinced that we can offer high reliability and a price competitive solution to most applications in the rolling stock or trackside market” says Jan Ancker at Powerbox.

The input voltage is 110VDC according to the EN50155 rail industry standard. The output voltage of the first ENAR150 model is 2x24V (3.2A). The outputs are isolated and can be used as two different 24V sources connected in parallel for 150W on one output, in series for 48VDC output, or in series with center zero for +/-24V configuration.

The next product in the family will be a 24VDC input version introduced Q4-2014, and later both 48VDC and 72VDC input versions will be available. A dual 12V DC/DC output version is also planned for future release. Other voltages may be available upon request.

The efficiency of the ENAR150D is 93%, typical, making it one of the most energy efficient DC/DC converters in this market segment. The operating temperature range is -40 to +70degC (some additional cooling needed above 55degC). ENAR150D series has all relevant approvals for the railway industry - EN50155, 50121-3-2, EN61373 and EN45545.

The ENAR150D family will be displayed at the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, Texas, October 12-15, 2014, Powerbox booth #5909. The expo will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

For more information

Please contact your local Powerbox office, or send your request to info.us@powerboxcraftec.com

Powerbox USA, Inc., 1 Tara Boulevard, Suite 200, Nashua, NH 03062, 603-324-7195  

www.powerboxusa.com

Powerbox-Craftec, founded in 1974, is one of Europe’s largest power supply companies. With the headquarters in Sweden and local operations in 16 countries on four continents Powerbox-Craftec serves its customers around the globe. The organisation has extensive experience in designing, manufacturing, marketing and selling of power conversion products into demanding applications, within the electronics industry.

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The ENAR150D is a rugged DC/DC power solution for customers needing reliability in hostile operating environments. Feature-rich, scalable, and adaptable, the ENAR150D is a cost-effective, differentiated solution for power-critical applications
Christopher Lins, Powerbox Vice President of Sales, North America