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Front End/Rectifier Touts High Frequency at Light Loads

Wed, 04/02/2008 - 10:02am

1U front end rectifierCherokee International announced its 2,500W CAR2512 front end intended for low profile, 12V distributed power architecture applications such as high-performance enterprise and service-provider switches and routers, mid- to high-end servers and storage equipment. Packaged in a small, 1U-high footprint and measuring 1.6" × 4" × 14.88", the CAR2512 offers a power density of 25W per cubic inch. It provides 208A, supporting 12V bus architectures that power point-of-load (POL) converters.  According to the company, it can achieve 90 percent efficiency at 20 percent of load, with a peak efficiency of 91.5 percent.  Protection features on the rectifier include input over and under voltage, output over voltage, over temperature and over current.  In addition, a microprocessor-based design allows for automatic fan speed control, which can be used to optimize noise levels of sensitive office-environment applications.  This model is also available with full I2C communications, providing intelligent monitoring and control of critical parameters. The CAR2512 is priced at $395 in OEM quantities. 

Cherokee International


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