The modules in the FC series accept 50V to 120V input direct from many popular fuel cells and deliver a stabilised output of up to 500W
Powerstax, the provider of highly optimised power sources, has launched a new series of DC-DC converter power modules aimed specifically at fuel cell power generation. The efficiency of the modules are as high as 91 percent and they are offered as an industry standard full brick (11.68cm x 6.10cm x 1.27cm) format, with power densities of up to 5.53W/cm3.
The FC series modules are available with output voltages of 12VDC, 24VDC, 28VDC and 48VDC in order to increase flexibility and over-voltage, under-voltage and short circuit protection mechanisms have been integrated into each module. There is also a proprietary monitoring feature which safeguards against system failure and active load sharing helps to maximise output from an array of multiple modules. The FC series has an operational temperature range of -20°C to +100°C, with a MTBF value of 1.1 million hours assuring continued system reliability.
“There is a growing need for fuel cell technology in many sectors including large or small fixed installations, as well as portable and e-mobility/transportation.” said Rob Hill, Director of Sales & Marketing at Powerstax. “Powerstax has a long history in highly reliable power systems and is rapidly becoming more and more involved in the fuel cell arena, both with our off-the-shelf solutions like the FC series but also with full custom, intelligent solutions which are tailored for individual customer needs.”