New line of DC-DC converters ideal for renewable energy applications

12-03-2018 | CUI Inc | Power

CUI’s Power Group has a new line of DC-DC converters available, ranging from 5W to 40W. The AE series is offered in chassis mount, board mount, and DIN rail mount configurations, with power ratings of 5W, 10W, 15W and 40W with input voltages up to 1500VDC and input ratio ranges up to 10:1. Designed for dependable operation in renewable energy applications including wind turbines, solar power equipment, and electric charging stations, the new models feature 5600 VDC input to output isolation and a wide operating temperature range up to -40C to +70C at full load. The series is also rated to work at up to 5000m, allowing it to support remote, high altitude installations. These new isolated DC-DC converters are housed in fully encapsulated packages for use in harsh environments with measurements beginning at 2.75" x 1.89" x 0.93" (70mm x 48mm x 23.5mm). Output voltage options of 5, 9, 12, 15, and 24VDC are available, depending on the series, with efficiency ratings up to 84%. Protections come as standard for over voltage and over current as well as continuous short circuit with automatic recovery. The series also carries EN 62109 safety approvals and complies with CISPR22/EN55022 Class A limits for conducted and radiated emissions, while the AE-UW series is designed to meet an additional UL 1741 safety standard.


By Craig Dyball