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At Project IceCube, it’s absolutely critical to have a good power supply. The ice must be as pure and clear as possible. If the power to the ice top senor system were to fail, we would risk the tank water freezing without being controlled, resulting in bubbles and impurities, and very much reducing the quality of ice and quality of information that we can see with our detectors. We chose Acopian power supplies to power our pumping and degassing systems because of their reputation for reliability. The people at Acopian met all of our highly demanding specifications and, despite very little time until our window to ship to the Pole, they met our schedule. We were 100 percent satisfied.”

– Jim Baccus, Cable System Manager, Project IceCube.

When scientists were developing the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole in Antarctica and needed a rugged, reliable power supply for the observatory’s pumping and degassing systems, they chose an Acopian switching power supply. Specifically, they chose our Narrow Profile, Switching Regulated, AC-DC, Single Output power supply with Power Factor Correction and Universal Input – to keep these essential systems operating.

Functioning continuously in the coldest place on earth – a climate with an average annual temperature of -57.1 °F – and supporting a project that involves approximately 300 physicists and engineers from 12 countries, Acopian power supplies help keep polar ice clear and free of bubbles and impurities so the project’s 5,160 highly sensitive, digital-optical modules embedded in a cubic kilometer of ice can search for and detect high-energy neutrinos resulting from violent, astrophysical sources such as exploding stars, gamma-ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars.
Acopian’s reputation for rugged reliability has led us to the ends of the earth and to reach for the stars for our customers.

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In celebrating its 58th anniversary, Acopian remains the leader in the power supply industry, manufacturing millions of models of AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters. Models include linear, switching, unregulated, programmable, high voltage, redundant and custom power supplies ranging from 0v to 30kV and up to 1400 watts. Acopian power supplies are made in the USA and shipped within 3 DAYS!

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