RP24 power system is rugged for mission-critical applications, says Elma

Designed to withstand harsh environments, the RP24 power system can be used in mission-critical applications, including those up to 3500m altitude.

The RP24 incorporates reinforced insulation to meet IEC Class II requirements, eliminating the need for a ground connection. The compact 1,000W AC/DC power supply can be used as a 24V DC supply for field-deployed radios and other communications equipment, advises Elma Electronics. It can also be used to supply auxiliary DC power to air and ground vehicles in harsh environments.

Markus Van Arx, Director Systems for Elma Electronic, noted, “In remote deployments, such as a dry desert or arid, mountainous terrain, it can be difficult to secure proper grounding contact,” The RP24 conforms to IEC Class II requirements by including additional safety precautions to ensure reliable power through its double-insulated protection, while eliminating the risk of shock to the user, he added.

In addition to full load operation from -35°C up to +60°C at an altitude of 3500m, the new IP67-rated unit also provides protection from EMP, over voltage, shock and vibration.

The RP24 also meets the drop test requirements for MIL-STD-810G as well as MIL-STD-461G for high-altitude electro-magnetic pulse (HEMP) and lightning over voltage protection, via the built-in ground bolt.

 Up to five units can be networked in parallel, providing up to 5,000W of continuous power, while still meeting all EMC requirements, says Elma. Each power supply has two separate inputs and outputs for battery and load with uninterruptible switching between the AC and battery input.

Elma Electronic is a manufacturer of commercial, industrial and rugged electronic products for embedded systems and application-ready platforms – from components, embedded boards, backplanes, chassis and enclosures, power supplies, to fully integrated subsystems.

The company’s product portfolio is claimed to be one of the widest product ranges available in the embedded industry, with standard and custom cabinets and enclosures as well as precision components such as rotary switches/encoders, LEDs, front panels and small cases.

Elma leverages proven technology based on VITA, PICMG, and other standards-based architectures (i.e. OpenVPX, SOSA, VME, CompactPCI Serial, COM Express and PCIe/104). Elma is also actively engaged in designing solutions for applications requiring smaller footprints.

Elma Electronic manages entire projects from initial system architecture to specification, design, manufacturing and test through its worldwide production facilities and sales offices. The company serves the mil/aero, industrial, research, telecom, medical and commercial markets and is certified to ISO 9001 and AS 9100.


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