Acopian Power Supply Blog
Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on August 26, 2014
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When the reliability of your system is essential, and a sudden loss of power would lead to disaster, you need more than just a reliable power source – you need two. Acopian has a full range of rugged, redundant, active-active and active-passive (N+1) power supplies and systems designed to ensure that your power source remains uninterrupted, even in the event of a failure.
Our Redundant Power Supply Packages use linear-regulated or switching-regulated power supplies and are available in wall-mounted, rack-mounted, bench top, low-profile, modular, programmable, and pluggable models. Installation is easy, because we do all of the wiring. All you need to do is connect the input and output terminals, and your power system is protected.
With an Acopian redundant power system, you can change a failed power source rapidly and safely, while the redundant system continues to furnish uninterrupted power to the load. All Acopian redundant power supplies provide overvoltage protection under any condition, including incorrect application or adjustment.
Our Acopian Applications Engineers are standing by to help you choose the redundant power supply that’s right for you. If we don’t already have it, we’ll build it to meet your exact specifications. When your system simply cannot fail, choose a power supply to make sure it doesn’t. Acopian Redundant Power Systems. We’re here for you. Twice.
Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on August 13, 2014
In : Blog Archive
The Power is in Your Hands
While Acopian has thousands of standard power supply models, we know that sometimes your business can be anything but ordinary. So we put the power in your hands with our online custom power supply System Builder.
The possibilities are endless. With just a few clicks you can get a quote on a power supply system customized to your unique requirements, from the number of outputs and the type of circuit design to any additional assembly features you could want.
• 1-60 DC output ratings (and multiple outputs)
• Non-standard input/output voltages
• Up to 2400 W
• Rack Mount
• Wall Mount
• DIN Rail Mount
• 1U-7U High
• Pluggable Configuration
• High Voltage
• And more!
And since endless options can sometimes be overwhelming, our Acopian Applications Engineers are standing by to answer your questions. Simply give them a call. Once you submit your request, a distinctive system model number will be assigned and a firm price will be quoted.
Our custom power systems are wired, tested and shipped within 9 days after receipt of order. *Systems requiring non-stocked components or unusual in size or shape may require more than 9 days.
So the next time you need power your way, take it into your own hands with Acopian’s online custom power supply System Builder.
Read how these customers built custom power systems to meet their unique needs.
Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on August 06, 2014
In : Blog Archive
All Acopian low profile power supplies are now UL508 Listed.
These little power supplies may be compact, but they don’t fall short when it comes to meeting quality and safety standards. Acopian’s low profile AC-DC single output, AC-DC wide adjust output and DC-DC converters are now UL508 Listed power supplies.
UL508 standards for industrial control equipment cover industrial applications including starting, stopping, regulating and controlling electric devices rated 1500 volts or less. The standards require control equipment to meet performance goals in the areas of:
- Overvoltage and undervoltage
- Dielectric Voltage-withstand
- Secondary circuits
- Short circuit tests standard fault current circuits high available fault current circuits
- Breakdown of components
- Strain relief
- Push-back relief
- Wire flexing
- Terminal torque
- Printed wiring board abnormal operation
- Leakage current
- Protection against contact with live parts of door mounted components
The UL508 certification is just the icing on top of the cake, guaranteeing our low profile power supplies are engineered to provide uninterrupted power in some of the toughest environments and applications. Order yours today and it will ship in 6 days or less! Learn more about our UL508 Listed low profile power supplies.
Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on July 24, 2014
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Powering The Ohio State University
The Ohio State University’s Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is well-known for their undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in aeronautical and astronautical engineering. Strong research relationships with the Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA Glenn Research Center and GE Aviation have allowed OSU graduates to discover and develop innovative solutions that have advanced air and space exploration. In order to give students the best education possible, OSU has built and stocked their laboratories with all the equipment for prototyping and experimentation, including custom power systems from Acopian.
With Acopian's online custom power supply system builder, it's easy to create your own custom power supply with just a few clicks. From the number of outputs to the type of circuit design (switching, linear, unregulated) you need, it's never been easier to build the power supply that's right for your project.
If you can't find a standard power supply, no worries. Go to our custom power supply builder and create your own. And if you want to talk with one of our engineers, feel free to give us a call.
Acopian is no stranger to the aerospace industry, having played vital roles in the 1969 moon landing and Hubble Space Telescope repair, in addition to supporting clients like Caltech, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, the U.S. military and more. These applications require reliable, rugged power supplies to keep their critical electrical systems running. Acopian is proud to power the future of aerospace exploration by supplying custom power supplies to The Ohio State University.
Posted by Acopian Power Supplies on July 15, 2014
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Let’s face it. When critical applications demand uninterrupted power, you can’t afford to bet on just ANY manufacturer to get the power supplies you need.
Acopian holds a 40-year record for shipping AC to DC power modules within just three days after receipt of an order! With other manufacturers, you have to take risks and hope they have the power supply you need in stock, otherwise it’s a four to six week delay!
Acopian's 3-day shipment promise applies to ALL 3-day models (larger units ship within 9 Days, though) and is not dependent on the quantity in stock. We build each unit right after the order is received. We can fulfill a variety of options and specifications to deliver exactly what you need within the time frame you require. And if an order is needed faster, we can often ship in less than 3 days!
For your critical power supply needs, choose the manufacturer with the best track record: Acopian Power Supplies.
Learn more about our 3-day shipping promise. But don’t just take it from us, hear what our customers have to say!