SPMS Launches Rugged Intelligent PDU for Mission Equipment Packages “MEP”
10/1/2009 8:01:00 AM
Spectrum Power Management Systems
State College, PA – October 1, 2009 – Spectrum Power Management Systems, a division of Spectrum Control, Inc., presents the Rugged AC SMARTStart® PDU for military applications subject to extreme climate conditions.
The Rugged AC SMARTStart® PDU provides 120 VAC or 230 VAC power to eight AC loads while monitoring input line voltage and total load current. Units are available with NEMA 5-20R outlets or IEC C13 outlets. Current rating for the PDU is 20 Amps; however, higher ratings and 3 Phase solutions are also available.
The user is able to define power up sequence order and time delay between individual electronic devices at start up. Additionally, and most importantly, the user is able to lockout receptacles that are not needed and prevent unauthorized loads from being added that may inadvertently exceed the permitted load of the PDU. Remote power monitoring and power management is performed via 10/100 Base-T LAN Telnet or an onboard Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) agent capable of SNMPv2 encrypted communications. SNMPv3 can also be incorporated, if desired.
The architecture of the Rugged AC SMARTStart® PDU has been hardened to meet extreme temperature requirements as well as the mechanical shock and vibration attributes associated with defense applications. To protect the LAN connector from dust and debris during transit, an RJFC2G protective cap is utilized. Also, the unit features a wide operating temperature range of -40°C to 60°C to assure constant communications no matter what the climate may be. If desired, the PDU can be equipped with an external temperature sensor to enable a cool down or hot start mode depending on the ambient temperature experienced in the enclosure or structure that the PDU occupies.
Another enhancement the Rugged AC SMARTStart® PDU features is the addition of surge protection. The input and outputs are protected from voltage surges with the use of MOVs. The peak surge current rating is 10,000 Amps with an 8/20µS pulse. The maximum rated clamping voltage is 340 Volts with an 8/20µS pulse at 100 Amps.
For more information about the Rugged AC SMARTStart® or other Spectrum Power Management Systems products, visit the company's website at www.SpecPower.com or contact a sales representative at 814-272-SPMS.
About Spectrum Power Management Systems
Spectrum Power Management Systems is a well-respected manufacturer of power
strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for AC and DC
power applications. They have developed products as an OEM/ODM global partner to
the industry's top names. Power solutions include off-the-shelf products as well
as customized products or systems designed to suit specific user
About Spectrum Control, Inc.
Founded in 1968, Spectrum Control, Inc. is a leader in the design,
development and manufacture of high performance custom solutions for the
defense, aerospace, communications, industrial and medical industries worldwide.
Spectrum Control, Inc., an ISO 9001:2008 and TS 16949 certified company, is
comprised of four businesses: Power Management Systems, Advanced Specialty
Products, Microwave Components and Systems, and Sensors and Controls.
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products produces coaxial filters &
interconnects, advanced ceramics, antennas & assemblies, specialty
connectors & harnessing and power filters & film modules.
Spectrum Microwave Components and Systems produces a wide range of microwave
components and systems. Products include microwave filters, amplifiers, mixers,
voltage-controlled oscillators (VCOs), dielectric resonator oscillators (DROs)
and a wide range of RF & microwave systems & assemblies.
Spectrum Sensors & Controls' Precision Positioning Sensors Operation
produces potentiometers and position sensors including rotary, motorized, hollow
shaft, linear and fader types, as well as element segments and custom
assemblies. The company's Advanced Thermal Products Operation produces
temperature sensing probes and assemblies, PTC and NTC thermistors and resistive
temperature detectors (RTDs).
For further product information, contact Leonardo Marsala, Director of Sales & Marketing, 1900 W. College Ave., State College, PA 16801. Phone: 814-272-2737. Fax: 814-272-2702. E-mail: Marsala@SpecPower.com. Website: www.SpecPower.com.