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—2017—

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Generations of Acopian

Acopian Technical Co., which began in 1957, continues to be a family owned and operated business. From left are Alex Karapetian, sales and marketing director; Jeff Acopian, vice president; Greg Acopian, president; and Ezra Acopian, purchasing and facilities manager.

Powering products to the moon, Acopian marks 60 years

One Greater Lehigh Valley manufacturer helped Americans walk on the moon with its ground support technology, created the first solar-powered radio and provided energy for a South Pole project.

With 60 years in business, the company doesn’t plan to slow down anytime soon.

Not many people know what goes on behind the walls of its nondescript building in Palmer Township near Route 22, but Acopian Technical Co. has been making power supply products for industries all over the world. Its first product, in 1957, was the solar-powered radio.

From aerospace to energy and medical to defense, Acopian serves a wide range of companies.

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Acopian Custom Bench Power Supply

Five Challenges Engineers Face in Power Supply Design

Electronic system designers, engineers, program managers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) must address numerous challenges in the selection or development of an appropriate power supply for their systems. These challenges include a multitude of aspects related to the product development cycle, time-to-market, reliability and warranty, parts availability, and life cycle costs. In some cases, an existing power supply can be readily adapted from a different application. In other cases, it may be necessary to develop a new or custom power supply. Let’s examine the five major challenges faced in the design of power supplies and determine the solution.

1. Physical Size – Much as Moore's law observes an increase in the number of components in a decreasing amount of available space, so too have advances in miniaturization technologies had a dramatic impact on the power supply industry. Electronic systems, such as computers, cell phones and televisions – which once occupied large volumes – can now fit in the palm of a hand. The trend in miniaturization requires the shrinking of the power components that keep them running. Older systems that have not been updated for several years tend to use older-generation power supply technology with larger form factors. Depending upon the physical requirements of an application, power supply designers have had to become increasingly creative to adapt to changing space demands. We have reached a point where “off-the-shelf” supplies might not be enough. We see this, for example, in the healthcare industry, where new sets of power demands are needed for bedside care and personal monitoring devices such as glucose monitors and blood pressure machines.

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Control Design
Austin Park, the 2017 Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship winner.

Austin Park, the 2017 Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship winner.

Acopian announces 2017 Power Supply Engineering Scholarship winner

Acopian Power Supplies announced that Austin Park of Santa Cruz, California, has been named the winner of the first annual Acopian Power Supply Engineering Scholarship.

According to Acopian, the scholarship program was established to help talented engineering students, enrolled full-time in an undergraduate US college or university, pursue careers in power electronics or a related discipline.

Park, who recently received a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Electrical Engineering from UCLA with a grade point average of 3.9, will use the $1,000 scholarship towards tuition and other educational expenses at Stanford University, where he has been accepted into the Masters of Science (MS) program in Energy Resources Engineering.

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Lafayette College

Wired for Success

From NASA to Hollywood, Acopian powers the world.

Acopian - From NASA to Hollywood, Acopian powers the world - 60 years
By Matt Birkbeck

Jeff Acopian ’75 can’t understand the fuss. What, he asks one dreary day in late March, is so interesting about the 60th anniversary of an unassuming Lehigh Valley company that produces, of all things, power supplies?

“I don’t see it,” he says, shaking his head. It would be easy to suggest that the younger son of the company’s co-founder and namesake is merely being coy. But it’s clear as he sits in an office at Acopian Technical Company’s Easton headquarters discussing family business with older brother Greg ’70, nephew Alex Karapetian ’04, and other nephew Ezra ’03 joining in on the phone from the company’s Florida manufacturing facility, that he’s anything but.

Unassuming? Perhaps to a fault given that it’s just not in the Acopian family’s DNA to brag about a Who’s Who client list that includes Walt Disney Company, General Motors, and Boeing. NASA came calling in 1969 for Apollo 11, which delivered the first men on the moon, and again in 1995 with specific power needs for the Hubble Space Telescope. Hollywood film production companies also have sought out Acopian as do the Oscars and Times Square New Year’s Eve ball drop. And perhaps there was no bigger patron than the U.S. government, which in 1971 tapped Acopian for President Nixon’s historic trip to mainland China. Since its founding in 1957, the privately held company has sold millions of power supplies around the world.

After some more discussion and reflection on their milestone, Jeff grudgingly agrees that yes, there is something special about Acopian and the family of Lafayette graduates behind its success. But getting them to talk about it is a different matter.

Over the course of the next 60 years, Acopian’s power supplies have been used in ground support for NASA; mission critical test equipment for Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman; nuclear power plants such as Westinghouse, Duke and Dominion; in major amusement parks to power rides; and in stadiums and arenas to power audio and lighting. Acopian even bailed out the National Football League one year to power the Super Bowl as well as assisted in a New Year’s Eve ball drop!

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Acopian: Powering the World Behind the Scenes for 60 Years

Generations of Acopian

The late Sarkis Acopian, founder of Acopian Technical Company

In every industry, in every market, there is one thing that will always be needed—a source of power. Whether it be for audio or video, airplanes or spacecraft, infrastructure or lighting, power plants or military bases, and all the electronics that enable telecommunications, the internet and computing to function.

Yet, sometimes power supplies are a forgotten market—an afterthought in the building of a new datacenter, airplane or power plant; working in the background to enable everything to actually function.

Acopian may not be a household name and you won’t find the company developing anything flashy like an electric car or the latest iPhone, but the company has been steadily and reliably manufacturing power supplies for decades, working with name brands every day to power the world.

The Easton, Pa.-based company last month celebrated its 60th anniversary, no small achievement in an electronics market wrought with turnover, takeover and flash-in-the-pans.

Founded in 1956, Acopian was years ahead of its time when its founder, Sarkis Acopian, developed something that is in wide use today—the solar radio. Marketed as "Revolutionary— No Batteries or Outside Electrical Plug-in—Uses light for source of energy," it was the first recorded solar powered radio manufactured for sale to the public.

Over the course of the next 60 years, Acopian’s power supplies have been used in ground support for NASA; mission critical test equipment for Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman; nuclear power plants such as Westinghouse, Duke and Dominion; in major amusement parks to power rides; and in stadiums and arenas to power audio and lighting. Acopian even bailed out the National Football League one year to power the Super Bowl as well as assisted in a New Year’s Eve ball drop!

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Acopian Power Supplies Named a 2017 Raytheon Supplier Excellence Program Award Winner

Left to Right: John Bergeron, Vice President, IDS Mission Assurance, Raytheon; Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing, Acopian Power Supplies; and Mike Shaughnessy, Vice President, Raytheon IDS Integrated Supply Chain, Raytheon.

Acopian Power Supplies announced that it has received the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Of Raytheon’s more than 3,500 supplier partners participating in the annual event, only 84 were granted 4-Star honors for outstanding performance.  The award was presented at Raytheon's Supplier Appreciation Event on May 2nd at the Marriott in Copley Square, Boston, MA. Acopian Power Supplies won the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award in 2015 and 2014, as well as the 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award in 2013.

Now in its tenth year, Raytheon's Supplier Excellence Program identifies mission critical suppliers for better engagement and communication; provides quantitative and qualitative measurement of supplier performance; and recognizes and rewards top performers who contribute to Raytheon's business success. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality and on-time delivery.

“Acopian is proud to have received a Supplier Excellence Award for four consecutive years,” stated Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian, upon accepting the award. "We are honored to again be recognized for our commitment to the IDS business by providing levels of service and support that surpass customers' requirements. Reaching this standard of achievement is testament to our steadfast dedication to supply Raytheon, and the defense industry, with the most robust and reliable power supplies available.”



The Morning Call

Acopian Puts a Charge in Local Manufacturing

Generations of Acopian

Left to Right: Alex Karapetian, Jeff Acopian, Greg Acopian, Ezra Acopian

During the 1950s, Sarkis Acopian, who had arrived in America less than a decade earlier, developed a solar-powered radio.

Acopian couldn't sell enough radios to make a living, according to his son, Jeff Acopian. But his father's dream of making it in his adoptive homeland didn't end with his first business. He found a niche building power supplies.

"He kept getting people who wanted him to make power supplies," another son, Greg Acopian, said. "It took him a long time until he finally said, 'You know what, we can make power supplies. We can make them very quickly, and there's a market.'"

So Sarkis started Acopian Technical Co. outside Phillipsburg, N.J., in 1957. Within 10 years he moved the business twice before settling on about five acres adjacent to eastbound Route 22 in Palmer Township.

He died in 2007 — the 50th anniversary of his company's founding. Last month, Acopian Technical marked 60 years in business, with Acopian's sons and now a third generation of three cousins running the company.

Acopian Technical's power supplies take energy and convert it to direct current at a specific voltage, ranging up to 30,000 volts. It also regulates the voltage, and that's important, considering the power coming from a utility pole to a home or business does not always run evenly. With computers and many other electronics sensitive to sudden power spikes, power supplies help keep the voltage humming more smoothly.

Read the full story from The Morning Call.



—2016—

Acopian's 288 Watt Narrow Profile DC-DC Regulated Power Supply Series Now Conforms to UL, CE and RoHS Standards

288 Watt Narrow Profile DC-DC Regulated Power Supplies

Converters Available with Wide Selection of Input Ranges,Output Voltages and Current Ratings

Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, announced that their Narrow Profile DC-DC Regulated Power Supply Series is certified to UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment) and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment) Safety Standards, conforms to the low voltage directive legal requirements to achieve CE marking, and is RoHS Compliant. The over 150-part series comprises 100 kHz single-output power supplies in DN8 and DN8A case sizes that support inputs from 110-350 VDC, outputs from 3.3 to 125 VDC, and up to 288 watts of power. Units provide excellent load regulation, overall stability and low output ripple and noise. These forced-air converters are supplied with either one or two fans, and are offered in dimensions as small as 1.7" x 3.5" x 8.78".

Due to the series' narrow profile, small footprint and wide selection of input ranges, output voltages and current ratings, the power supplies are suitable for use in the broadest spectrum of industrial, consumer and industrial applications in which component size and weight are restricted. Parts are ideal for employment in nuclear, coal and gas power generation/storage/distribution, automotive, manufacturing, oil exploration and refinery, as well as information and communications technology equipment (ICT). They are also appropriate for instrumentation, test and measurement, R&D, industrial automation, mass transit and railway industry applications.

Models included in Acopian's Narrow Profile DC-DC Regulated Power Supply Series offer integral input filtering, and has an output transient response for a 50-100% load step change of 300 microseconds. Output voltage can be adjusted by remote a 1K potentiometer. The converters' floating outputs may be referenced positive or negative by the user. Additional electrical specifications include ±0.05% typical line regulation and ±0.05% typical load regulation. Input/output isolation exceeds 2828 VDC.

In addition to no-load operation and remote sensing, Acopian's single-output DC-DC converters feature overload/short circuit, overvoltage, thermal protection, and output inhibit. A green LED output indicator is lit when the power supply is on (DC on). The units support an ambient operating temperature range of 0° to 71° C. An extruded aluminum case encloses all circuitry to provide EMI shielding.

The models are delivered with threaded mounting holes to permit mounting to a chassis, cabinet wall or bracket and are appropriate for use on a test bench or tabletop. Accessory mounting kits for wall mounting or DIN rail mounting are available.

To learn more about Acopian's Narrow Profile Series of DC-DC Regulated Power Supplies, visit https://www.acopian.com/dcdc-narrow-m.html, or call 1-800-523-9478. For a quote, or to order online, visit https://www.acopian.com/store/dcdc-narrow-t.aspx?min=110&max=350.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's narrow profile DC-DC regulated power supplies start at $320.00 each. Order quantities of 1-5 units ship within three days ARO and come with a full 5-year warranty. All Acopian products are made in the USA.



—2015—

Paultre on Power - talking about linear power supplies with Acopian (Podcast)

Acopian's Mark Wilkins and Alex Karapetian talk about linear power supplies

Mark Wilkins and Alex KarapetianIn this podcast, Acopian's Chief Engineer, Mark Wilkins and their Sales & Marketing Director, Alex Karapetian talk to Power Systems Design about linear power supplies and how they aren't going anywhere anytime soon. From Medical applications to precision industrial processes, many power solutions need the low noise linear supplies are known for. Even in areas not thought of as particularly "linear" applications like LED driving and battery management can be served well by linear power supplies. Here is a link to download the podcast to play on your own device: Mark Wilkins & Alex Karapetian of Acopian interview

Power Systems Design

Acopian Receives a Gold Level

2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award

Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, today announced that it was awarded a 2014 Gold level Boeing Performance Excellence Award. The Boeing Performance Excellence Award is an annual program that recognizes suppliers that achieved superior performance in consistent quality manufacturing and on-time delivery. Acopian Power Supplies maintained a Gold composite performance rating for each month of the 12-month performance period, from October 1, 2013 to September 30, 2014. This year, Boeing recognized 548 suppliers that achieved either a Gold, or Silver level Performance Excellence Award. Acopian Power Supplies is one of the 119 suppliers to receive Gold level Recognition.

"It is a tremendous honor for everyone at Acopian to have received a Gold level 2014 Boeing Performance Excellence Award," said Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian Power Supplies. "Acopian has been a direct supplier of ac-dc power supplies and dc-dc converters to the commercial and defense aerospace market for several decades. We are pleased to have been recognized by Boeing, the world's largest aerospace company, for our superior manufacturing standards and on-time delivery."

About Acopian

Acopian Technical Company has been designing, manufacturing and distributing custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies since 1956. Their products are commonly employed in a broad range of electronics applications in such strategic markets as computing, aerospace, automotive, medical, telecommunications, and industrial control. Acopian's comprehensive portfolio consists of full lines of

AC-DC single, dual and triple output power supplies, AC-DC wide adjust output power supplies,

DC-DC converters, high voltage AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, redundant systems, N+1 power supplies and systems built to customers' unique requirements. Standard models have outputs from 1 V to 30 kV, and up to 1200 W. Each is shipped within 3 days (larger units ship within 9 days) after receipt of order. Redundant power systems come with a full 5-year warranty and ship within 9 days after receipt of order. All Acopian products are built in the USA and shipped factory direct to customers worldwide.


Acopian's "Infinity" Series of AC-DC Linear Power Supplies Now Available with Extensive Selection of New Options

Goldbox Infinity Power Supplies

Application-Specific and Standard Modules Ship within Days to Accelerate Products' Time-to-Market

Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, significantly expanded the array of options on their "Infinity" Series of AC-DC linear regulated (to 150 watts) power supplies. Offered in single output or wide-adjust output versions, with among the industry's largest selection of options, the modules are applicable for use in the broadest range of applications, including R&D, OEM, ATE, instrumentation, and control systems. The Infinity Series' standard and customized power supplies provide engineers with the utmost in flexibility, while cost effectively shortening development time. Line and load regulation for most modules is 2 mV, and ripple is less than 0.25 mVrms, 0.75 mVp-p with virtually no common mode noise.

The highly configurable power supplies are provided standard with remote sensing, open sense protection, isolated output, short circuit and overload protection with enhanced start-up surge capabilities, no minimum load required, internal EMI filtering, and touch-safe pluggable connectors. Single output units feature output ranges from 1.5V to 150V and output current ratings up to 13.2 A, whereas wide-adjust units' output ranges are 0V to 150V and output current ratings up to 8.8 A. Acopian's modules and systems ship fully assembled, wired and 100% tested within 6 days after receipt of order, depending on complexity of requirements.

The newly available options to Acopian's Infinity Series of AC-DC linear regulated power supplies include front or rear panel touch safe, IEC inlets, an on/off rocker switch, AC "on" indicator and a 115/230V selectable switch enabling products to be used worldwide. Programmable models are available with a choice of 0V-5V or 0V-10V analog programming and monitors. The Series further now offers units with AC inrush limiting, transient protection, thermostatically controlled fan, and temperature monitor. Modules may be customized with front panel control knobs, rubber feet, latching over current and over temperature protection for use as tabletop lab power supplies for powering components or circuits. For critical applications, provisions for redundancy and paralleling for higher current are also possible. The redundancy option enables multiple units to be wired together, and includes a blocking diode, remote sensing of the load and non-latching overvoltage protection.

Additionally optionally provided are an inhibit or enable option, high frequency pulsed load filtering, output programming, voltage and current monitoring, high isolation output, alarm with relay contacts, "voltage output OK" monitor, auxiliary low current output and final test data options.

The robust power supplies in Acopian's Infinity Series are supplied in extruded aluminum cases. Mounting kits are offered to accommodate DIN rail, wall mount, horizontal and vertical mounting applications.

For a comprehensive list of the options and features pertaining to Acopian's Infinity Series of AC-DC linear regulated power supplies, or to order online, visit www.acopian.com/infinity/.

 While firm prices are quoted according to customers’ specifications, single output module pricing starts at $280.00 each, and wide-adjust unit pricing starts at $365.00 each. Modules in Acopian's Infinity Series of AC-DC linear power supplies are shipped within 6 days after receipt of order, depending on complexity of requirements. Units come with a full 5-year warranty. All Acopian products are made in the USA.



450W 1U Programmable Wide-Adjust-Output AC-DC Power Supplies Released by Acopian

Rack and Benchtop Units Offered in Every Rating Ranging from 0-5V to 0-135 Vdc

Announced today by Acopian, is the expansion of its 1U AC-DC programmable power supply portfolio to include an extensive family of 450W 1U programmable wide adjust-output AC-DC power supplies. Offered in rack and benchtop models, the new power supplies are notably available in different voltage ratings spanning from 0-5 Vdc to 0-135 Vdc and feature current ratings up to 40 A. The high efficiency, high-density 450W family is specifically engineered to satisfy the requirements of a broad array of OEM, industrial and laboratory applications including automated test equipment (ATE), water purification, electro plating, product development, industrial controls, motor controls and cathodic protection.

The power supplies accommodate the universal AC input voltage of 95 to 265VAC, 49-420Hz with active power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 to ensure operation in challenging AC environments and compliance with European EMC requirements. For added support, units are configurable with an optional fixed auxiliary output of between 3.3Vdc and 125Vdc, up to 180W.

A comprehensive and intuitive front panel supports reliable linear controls for precise adjustment, and optional digital LED voltage and current meters. Voltage and current monitor outputs, and provisions for N+1 redundancy and paralleling for higher current, are also optionally available. Pluggable connectors facilitate quick and easy wiring of control and input leads.

Common to all models within Acopian's latest family of 450W 1U programmable single-output AC-DC power supplies are PFC, universal input, built-in over voltage protection (OVP), and constant current control to provide further flexibility. Standard features additionally include short circuit and overload protection, "soft start" and "no load" operation, internal EMI filtering, thermal protection, remote sensing and RFI shielding. Moreover, all models can operate in a constant-current or constant-voltage mode.

Digital interfaces, including RS232, RS485, Ethernet and USB, are available upon request.

To learn more about Acopian's new family of 450W 1U programmable wide-adjust-output AC-DC power supplies, or to order online, visit www.acopian.com/wide-s-1u-m.html.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's rack mounted 1U 450W programmable AC-DC single-output power supplies start at $835.00 per unit. Benchtop unit pricing starts at $845.00 each. All Acopian products are made in the USA.



Acopian's AC-DC Mini Encapsulated Linear Power Supplies Now UL and CE Certified

Mini Encapsulated - Linear Regulated Power Supplies

Single and Dual Output Parts Feature Screw Terminal Connections and Precision Power Regulation

Announced today by Acopian Power Supplies, is the UL recognition and CE approval of their mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies. The AC-DC power supply series is encapsulated in an ultra-compact, low profile housing to provide the ultimate in environmental protection in space-limited applications. Featuring excellent regulation and ripple parameters, the single and dual tracking output devices are provided with screw terminal connections. The modules feature regulated voltage outputs ranging from 1 V to 75V DC, current as high as 2.5 A, and an output power range of 0.5 W to 14 W.

Boasting a 3.5" x 2.5" footprint, and linear operation to minimize output noise, Acopian's high performance power supplies are ideal for use on a test bench or tabletop, and are particularly suited for computer room, test equipment, analog systems, aircraft, hand-held machine tools, and R&D applications. They moreover are constructed with a thermal barrier running through the module, which isolates the heat-generating components from the more sensitive components to further ensure optimal performance.

The power supplies include short circuit protection and may be used in series. They are provided standard with an input range of 105 to 125 VAC, 47 to 420 Hz single phase and may optionally be supplied with an input range of 210 to 250 VAC, 47 to 420 Hz. Modules offer 3K VAC isolation, while line and load regulation is +/-0.2% to +/-0.05%, and +/-0.05% to +/- 0.25% respectively. Output and ripple noise is 1 mV.

Acopian's mini encapsulated power supplies' operating temperature range is -20 to +71 °C without derating, and storage temperature range is -55 to +85 °C. By connecting an external resistor to the T/C terminal, users can trim the output precisely to the nominal voltage. Typically, the parts' feature a temperature coefficient of 0.015%/°C for 9 V to 75 V output ranges, and 0.03%/°C for 1 V to 8 V output ranges. Output impedance is approximately 0.07 Ohms at 1 kHz and 0.2 Ohms at 10 kHz. Modules may be wall or DIN rail mounted.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's mini encapsulated series of linear regulated power supplies with screw terminals start at $99.00 per unit. Modules are shipped within three days and come with a full one-year warranty. Made in the USA.



Acopian's 1U 720W AC-DC Switching Power Supplies Now RoHS Compliant and Certified to UL and CE Safety Standards

1U Switching Regulated Power Supplies - Rack Mount and Benchtop

Units Feature Digital Interfaces, Power Factor Correction and Universal Input

Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, today announced that the 1U Switching Regulated 720W AC-DC Power Supply family is now RoHS Compliant and certified to UL Safety Standards UL 60950 (Information Technology Equipment), and UL 508 (Industrial Control Equipment). It also now conforms to all of the legal requirements to achieve CE marking. Shipped standard with power factor correction and universal input, the power supplies feature single output voltages from 1V-135V, wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0V-135V and current capabilities up to 70A. They offer 720W of output power and are available with an optional auxiliary output (to 180 watts). The power supplies may be ordered online  and are provided in either rack or benchtop configurations.

Featuring high power density, low ripple and a user-friendly front panel, Acopian's programmable power supplies are suitable for use in a broad range of ATE, OEM and laboratory applications. They are commonly employed in electronic component testing, semiconductor burn-in, test and measurement, RF Amplifiers, LED/laser testing, as well as a variety of electromagnetic and electromechanical applications.

The Acopian power supplies accommodate the universal AC input voltage of 95 to 265VAC, 49-420 Hz, single phase. They feature active power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 typical at 115VAC, 60 Hz and full load to ensure operation in challenging AC environments and compliance with EN61000-3-2.

An intuitive front panel supports reliable linear controls for precise adjustment, and optional digital LED voltage and current meters. Options include voltage and current monitor outputs, provisions for N+1 redundancy, paralleling for higher current, as well as Ethernet, USB, RS232 or RS485 digital interfaces. Pluggable connectors are provided to facilitate quick and easy wiring of control and input leads.

All models within Acopian's 1U 720W AC-DC power supply family incorporate active power factor correction (PFC), universal input, constant current and constant voltage modes, and built-in over voltage protection (OVP). Additional standard features include "soft start" and "no load" operation, short circuit and overload protection, thermal protection, internal EMI filtering, RFI shielding, and remote sensing.

To learn more about Acopian's family of programmable AC-DC power supplies, email 3day@acopian.com, visit www.acopian.com, or call 1-800-523-9478.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's rack mounted 1U 720W switching regulated AC-DC power supplies start at $875.00 per unit. Benchtop unit pricing starts at $885.00 each. Units are shipped within 9 days ARO and come with a full 5-year warranty. All Acopian products are designed and built in the USA.



Acopian Power Supplies Receives 4-Star Honors at Raytheon’s 2015 Supplier Appreciation Event

Left to Right: Mike Shaughnessy, Vice President, Raytheon IDS Integrated Supply Chain; Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing, Acopian Power Supplies

Acopian Power Supplies announced that it received the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award for 2015 from Raytheon's Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Of the over 11,000 supplier partners participating in the annual event, only 300 were granted 3-, 4-, or 5-Star honors for outstanding performance. The award was presented at Raytheon's Supplier Appreciation Event, held May 27, 2015 at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough, MA. Acopian Power Supplies won the 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award in 2014 and the 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award in 2013.

Raytheon's Supplier Excellence Award program recognizes supplier partners who support the IDS business by providing levels of service and support that surpass customers' requirements. This year's Award candidates were judged on specific criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery, process improvement initiatives, innovation, and success in meeting or exceeding safety standards. The Four-Star requirements for quality and delivery are 97%, and Acopian achieved 100% in both categories.

“All of us at Acopian are extremely honored to be a recipient of Raytheon's 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award for two consecutive years,” stated Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian, upon accepting the award. “Achieving this recognition clearly demonstrates our unwavering commitment to supply Raytheon, and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, with the industry's most robust and reliable power supplies. We greatly appreciate the opportunity to partner with Raytheon in supporting the defense industry.”



Acopian Power Supplies Wins 2015 ECN Impact Award in Social Corporate Responsibility Category

Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing, Acopian Power Supplies

Acopian Power Supplies announced that it has won the 2015 ECN Impact Awards for establishing the Acopian Engineering Center as well as starting an Internship program through the Career Services Office at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. The ECN Impact Awards are sponsored by ECN Magazine to recognize the products and services that had the most noteworthy influence on the electronics components industry in 2014. Acopian won in the category of Social Corporate Responsibility. The 90,000-square-foot Acopian Engineering Center is funded by the late Sarkis Acopian and his wife Bobbye. Sarkis is the founder of Acopian Power Supplies and graduated from Lafayette College in 1951 with a BS in mechanical engineering. Acopian Power Supplies also won the 2014 ECN Impact Award in the Power Sources and Conditioning category for its 1U 750W AC-DC Power Supply family.

The winners of the ECN Impact Awards were announced in conjunction with EDS 2015 (Electronics Distribution Show), at a ceremony at the Mirage, Las Vegas, on May 13, 2015. This premier electronics industry distribution show was co-sponsored by the ERA (Electronic Representatives Association) and ECIA (Electronic Components Industry Association).

“Everyone at Acopian, as well as the entire Acopian Family, is excited to have won the 2015 ECN Impact Award,” stated Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing of Acopian Power Supplies, and nephew of the Acopian family. “The Acopian Engineering Center is testament to our ongoing commitment to honor my uncle's philanthropic legacy by championing students who wish to pursue careers in engineering, and realize the 'American Dream'. We are honored to be acknowledged for our dedication to the quality of engineering undergraduate education, and support of programs that increase retention and recruitment,” he concluded.

The Acopian Engineering Center houses laboratories specifically for student-faculty research, classrooms equipped with state-of-the-art instructional technology, and student learning centers customized to the specific requirements of each engineering program and department. Included are learning centers focusing on chemical and biomolecular engineering, civil and environmental engineering, computer science, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering.

At the Acopian Engineering Center, students are equipped with the skill set necessary to define and influence the future of their fields. Faculty and students collaborate on independent studies and research, including projects undertaken through the EXCEL Scholars undergraduate research program. EXCEL Scholars helped build Microsoft's consumer Cloud, won awards from the National Science Foundation, received a Goldwater Scholarship, were awarded an Udall Scholarship, and presented research to the American Society for Cell Biology.



Narrow Profile, High Efficiency Units Feature Wide AC or DC Input Range

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, today announced the availability of the WN8B power supply, a member of the Narrow Profile, three-day power supply series of switching regulated power supplies. The AC-DC single-output units provide up to 75 Watts of output power, with convection cooling (no fans required). The convection-cooled design eliminates the need for fan maintenance, along with audible/ambient noise and vibrations. Notably, the modules measure 1.7" (L) x 3.5" (W) x 8.8" (H) and can therefore be mounted in tight spaces where most standard units do not fit.

In addition to their narrow profile and small footprint, the WN8B power supplies' current limiting capabilities make them ideally suited for a range of applications in which high inrush loads are used. They are most commonly employed in industrial automation, high-power LED lighting, test and measurement equipment, broadcast equipment, gaming and point-of-sale equipment, and IT equipment as well as in communications, motor control power, and motorized entrance gates, shades and blinds.

Acopian's WN8B power modules operate from a universal input of 90-265 VAC, 49-420 Hz, single phase, or 110-350 VDC. They are offered with power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 at 115 VAC, 60 Hz and full load, to ensure compliance with EN61000-3-2. Units are available with 39 output voltages ranging from 3.3 V to 125 V, and with a +/- 0.5 V or +/- 1 V user-adjustment range. The output voltage may be controlled by an external 1K potentiometer.

The convection-cooled ambient operating temperature range is from 0 to +71 °C, while power-saving efficiency is up to 81%. Common to the entire Narrow Profile Series of switching regulated power supplies are universal input, PFC, high surge current capability, soft-start function, cold-start function, input overvoltage protection, overload/short circuit protection, output inhibit, input undervoltage, internal EMI filtering, remote sensing, and thermal protection. A green LED output indicator is lit when the supply is on (DC). Modules are CE Marked, and feature general-purpose safety agency certifications per UL60950 and UL508. The series further meets the conducted and radiated EMI requirements of EN55022, Class A.

A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding, while an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line. The WN8 power supplies are delivered with threaded mounting holes to permit mounting to a chassis, cabinet wall or bracket. Units may also be used on a test bench or tabletop. Accessory mounting kits for wall mounting or DIN rail mounting are available.

To learn more about Acopian's convection-cooled WN8B single output, switching regulated power supplies, visit https://www.acopian.com/single-s-narrow-m.html, or call 1-800-523-9478.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's WN8B convection-cooled power supplies start at $300.00 per unit. Modules are shipped within three days ARO and come with a full 5-year warranty. All Acopian products are made in the USA.



—2014—

Lafayette College

Keeping machines up when power goes down

Find out what you need to know about redundant power designs to provide fail-safe production and manufacturing lines

Redundant power systems

Turnkey redundant power systems include over/undervoltage, surge protection, isolation diodes, alarms and remote voltage sensing.

By ALEX KARAPETIAN (Acopian Director, Sales and Marketing) and THOMAS SKOPAL Acopian Applications Engineer

One way to fail-safe production lines and manufacturing processes is to use a redundant power supply system. A well-planned system includes not only multiple power supplies, but several redundant ac input power lines as well.

In a redundant arrangement, more than one power supply feeds a single voltage rail. If one power supply fails, the other continues to provide the entire power needs of that rail. Furthermore, a separate feed to each power supply input helps stem failure on the primary side.

Redundant power systems come with various features. Some are complete turnkey assemblies that include over/undervoltage, surge protection, isolation diodes, alarms and remote voltage sensing. Others are more basic, consisting of just power supplies and mounting frames. However, most power supplies cannot simply be connected in parallel, so for these systems users must add isolation diodes and perhaps special features required by the particular installation.

Over the course of the next 60 years, Acopian’s power supplies have been used in ground support for NASA; mission critical test equipment for Boeing, Raytheon, Northrop Grumman; nuclear power plants such as Westinghouse, Duke and Dominion; in major amusement parks to power rides; and in stadiums and arenas to power audio and lighting. Acopian even bailed out the National Football League one year to power the Super Bowl as well as assisted in a New Year’s Eve ball drop!

Read the full story from Electronic Products.



Manufacturer Acopian never wavered on its made–in–USA stance

By Ken Datzman

Acopian Technical Co. designs and manufactures power supplies that make electrical systems work. Most of the manufacturing is performed at its 45,000–square–foot Melbourne plant. The late businessman and philanthropist Sarkis Acopian founded the firm on the East Coast and expanded to Melbourne in 1971. All Acopian products are American–made. The business is led by the second and third generations of the family. From left: Ezra Acopian, purchasing manager; Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing; and Jeff Calhoun, quality liaison.

Reprinted with permission from Brevard Business News -- Easton, PA -- Though the hemorrhaging has slowed in the last two years, the U.S. trade deficit with China either eliminated or displaced more than 2.7 million American jobs between 2001 and 2011. It was a brutal period for U.S. workers. All 50 states lost jobs to China.

More than 2.1 million, or 76.9 percent of the jobs eliminated or displaced were tied to the manufacturing of computers and other advanced technology products.

The in–depth research is detailed in a paper by the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C., which spells out the financial impact of global outsourcing.

The states with the biggest net losses, in terms of jobs, were California, New York, Illinois, North Carolina, Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Georgia.

Hard–hit sectors in manufacturing, other than computer and electronic parts, include apparel and accessories, textiles, fabricated metal products, plastic and rubber products, and motor vehicles and parts.

During that 10–year period, businesses of all sizes rushed to outsource their work, not only to China but also to a host of other labor–cheap countries far away. Organizations such as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency, which help protect workers in America, do not exist in foreign lands.

“We could have done that, too, but we chose not to,” said Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian Technical Co., a family owned and operated business headquartered in Easton, Penn., with manufacturing operations in Melbourne.

“As a company, we won’t compromise our principles. Our products are 100 percent American–made. We’re proud of that. We’ve been manufacturing in the U.S. for more than a half–century and we will continue to do so.”

Acopian — which sells to government, industrial, and commercial customers — designs and manufactures power supplies that make electrical systems work. Most of the manufacturing takes place at its 45,000–square–foot Melbourne plant. An additional 20,000–square–foot storage facility is nearby.

These power supplies operate inside computers, communications equipment, lighting systems, and other critical applications.

“We offer 30,000 different voltages at different amperages,” said Karapetian, adding that Acopian does not discontinue product lines. “That is huge and the customers love it. They know they can count on us for their supplies.”

Closely held Acopian, with a worldwide customer base, has been designing and manufacturing power supplies since the late 1950s. The company touts its fast shipping turnaround on orders — three days or sooner. “We’re known for that customer promise.”

Acopian’s client list includes some of the most visible brands in America and around the world, such as Raytheon, Harris Corp., Boeing, Rockwell Collins, General Electric, Walt Disney, NASA, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.

The company, with roughly 150 employees at the two sites combined, built its Melbourne plant on West Nasa Boulevard in 1971. Many of the associates who work at the local facility have been employed there for three decades, or more. Employee longevity is also the same at the Pennsylvania location, said Karapetian, whose company holds the ISO 9001 certification. “We have a very dedicated work force and little turnover.”

Acopian in Melbourne is one of the longstanding businesses in what has grown into a high–tech corridor over the years that now includes Northrop Grumman, Harris Corp., General Electric, Rockwell Collins, and Symetrics Industries.

In the early 1970s, developers were trying to attract businesses to that part of Melbourne, and they ran advertisements in publications. The Sarkis Acopian family came from Pennsylvania and looked at the area, which showcased large tracts of undeveloped land close to Melbourne International Airport.

“Business was growing and Sarkis thought it was a great place to expand and set up a manufacturing facility,” said Karapetian. “There was a lot of land available to build on and the area was beautiful. We wanted to preserve much of the land, too, and that is one of the reasons why we purchased additional acreage for our Melbourne facility.”

The company’s wooded Melbourne campus is across the street from Northrop Grumman. “A lot of our customers are our neighbors,” he said. The local Northrop Grumman facility recently placed an order with Acopian and requested UPS ground shipping.

“I called and asked if they really wanted us to ship their power–supply order. I told them we would be more than happy to personally deliver it because we are just across the street from them. ‘Oh, you are in the building with the blue roof and the American flag.’ We’ve kept a low profile in the community,” he said.

Acopian, while on the cutting–edge of technology and innovation, is often viewed as an old–school American business, one that still holds strongly to its heritage and the principles upon which the company was founded.

Conservatively run with no ambition to overextend itself by moving beyond its market niche, Acopian, positioned in a competitive global industry, has thrived by sticking to the core principles established by its founder, the late businessman and inventor Sarkis Acopian.

He invented the solar radio in the 1950s. The radio used light as the source of energy. “Sarkis was definitely ‘green’ before it was cool,” said Karapetian.

The Acopian Solar Radio was advertised as “revolutionary — no batteries or outside electrical plug–ins.” It’s believed to be the first solar radio manufactured for sale to the public. “Obviously, that wasn’t going to make a lot of money back then, but Sarkis was ahead of his time.”

An Armenian, Sarkis Acopian came to America and to Easton in 1942 to study mechanical engineering at Lafayette College. His schooling was interrupted with U.S. Army service during World War II. Sarkis Acopian finished his engineering degree in 1951. The family has a long history with Lafayette College. Generations have earned their degrees from the Lehigh Valley institution.

Sarkis Acopian was a self–effacing man who passionately believed in supporting the community quietly. He made numerous donations to local, national, and international causes that have included the Acopian Engineering Center at Lafayette College.

Locally, he endowed the environmental education program at Florida Institute of Technology. It’s called the Sarkis Acopian Endowed Chair in Environmental Education.

His philanthropic efforts in Pennsylvania include the Acopian Center for Ornithology at Muhlenberg College, the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, and the Nature Conservancy’s Acopian Big Turtle Preserve.

In 1995, he purchased and donated a Spanish colonial mansion to the Embassy of the Republic of Armenia in Ottawa, Canada. And Sarkis Acopian helped fund the construction of two churches, including one in Charlotte, N.C., built in memory of his mother, Dr. Arax Acopian.

“Giving back was extremely important to him and it is to all of us,” said Karapetian. “Whether it was education or the environment or another cause, he wanted to help make the world a better place. And he did it without pomp and circumstance. Sarkis did it because he cared. Some of the charitable contributions he made to organiztions were made anonymously.”

Sarkis Acopian showed his great sense of gratitude to his adopted country by being the largest individual donor to the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. This generational contribution was unknown to the public until after he passed away in 2007. Pennsylvania Congressman Charles Dent, in a speech before the U.S. House of Representatives commemorating Sarkis Acopian’s life, recounted the story behind the WW II Memorial.

In return for his contribution, Sarkis Acopian only asked for a seat at the dedication ceremony. But because of very limited seating at the event, he decided not to attend. He gave up his seat so that another veteran could be there.

Sarkis Acopian’s charitable spirit and the business philosophy he honed lives on today through the second– and third–generation leadership of the family.

The emphasis on high–quality USA–made products and personalized customer service head the list that he penned decades ago as a guiding light for his firm.

“Sarkis founded this company on the basic principles of quality, reliability, fast shipping, and unsurpassed customer service,” said Karapetian, who is a graduate of Lafayette College and has an MBA degree from New York University. “We strive every day to live up to those guiding principles.”

On the customer–service front, for example, Acopian does not use an automated software–answering system, and clients embrace the direct connection.

“When a customer calls, he or she does not press ‘extension 1’ for assistance and then gets redirected somewhere overseas where ‘Jacob’ wants to help the customer. That is not done at this business.” Karapetian added, “Family businesses evolve and grow and sometimes they lose that personal touch, that connection with the customer. We have not changed from our core principles.”

Karapetian, who once interned at the office of Rep. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and worked on Capitol Hill raising awareness for Armenian causes, joined the company in 2006.

The current family management tree also includes Greg Acopian, company president; Jeff Acopian, vice president; Ezra Acopian, purchasing manager; and Jeff Calhoun, quality liaison.

Greg Acopian and Jeff Acopian, second generation family members, are based in Pennsylvania. The other team members work at the Melbourne plant.

One of the company’s components even powered a New Year’s Day ball–drop countdown in Times Square, an event where the system’s reliability is critical.

“We ‘burn–in’ our power supplies for eight hours. When they ship out of our facility, we know we have turned out a high–quality, reliable product for the customer,” said Karapetian. The purpose of the hours–long burn–in process is to weed out underperfomers.

In June, Acopian received the “4–Star Supplier Excellence Award” for 2014 from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems business. Supplier partners that support the IDS business were recognized for outstanding performance at Raytheon’s facility in Andover, Mass.

Award candidates were judged on specific criteria, including overall quality, on–time delivery, process–improvement initiatives, innovation, and safety standards. This award places Acopian among the top 0.5 percent of the 10,000 Raytheon suppliers.

Also this year, Acopian was presented with the inaugural ECN Impact Award in the category of “Power Supplies and Conditioning” for its “1U” 750 watt AC–DC Power Supply family, which targets a broad market range including original equipment manufacturers and laboratory applications. The event was held in Las Vegas.

Karapetian represented the company at both award gatherings.

He said Acopian is “on track to have a good year. We have some new products coming out. We’ve won some big awards within our industry and we’re poised to grow.”

Acopian is among an elite group of small businesses in America that have survived into the third generation. Only about 30 percent of family firms make the cut to the second generation, and only 12 percent are viable into the third generation, according to the Family Business Institute.

“If everyone in a family business has different interests, that business is going to suffer. At Acopian, we share the same interests. We are all working together to achieve one common goal — to make this company better and better. That will drive our future success as a company,” said Karapetian.



Acopian Awarded Raytheon's 2014 Four Star Supplier Excellence Award

Alex Karapetian with Mike Shaughnessy,
Vice President, Integrated Supply Chain at Raytheon.

Acopian Power Supplies, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of standard, modified-standard and custom power supplies, today announced that it received a 4-Star Supplier Excellence Award for 2014 from Raytheon’s Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) business. Over 180 supplier partners, that support the IDS business, were recognized for outstanding performance. The award was presented at Raytheon’s Supplier Appreciation Event, held June 4, 2014 at Raytheon’s Andover, Massachusetts facility. Acopian Power Supply had won the 3-Star Supplier Excellence Award in 2013.

Raytheon’s IDS business instituted the Supplier Excellence Awards program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service and partnership in exceeding customer requirements. Award candidates were judged on specific criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery, process improvement initiatives, innovation, and success in meeting or exceeding safety standards. This places Acopian among the top 0.5% of the 10,000 Raytheon suppliers. The Four-Star requirements for quality and delivery are 97%, and Acopian achieved 100% delivery and 100% quality scores.

“The entire Acopian team is again honored to be recognized with a Raytheon Supplier Excellence Award,” stated Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing for Acopian, upon accepting the award. “Achieving a 4-Star rating is a tribute to everyone at Acopian’s ongoing commitment to excellence in customer service and product quality. For over 60 years, Acopian has supported the defense industry’s most stringent requirements for reliable, state-of-the industry power supplies. We are proud to be members of Raytheon’s award-winning team.”



Acopian Hosts Engineering Externs From Lafayette College

Armen Mkhitarian ’16, Nicholas DiNino ’15,
Brendan Malone ’15, Alex Karapetian ’04,
and Sam Cesario ’15 at Acopian Power Supplies

Easton, PA -- Acopian, a leader in the design and manufacturing of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, recently hosted four students from Lafayette College for a week-long externship. The electrical and computer engineering majors had the opportunity to gain field experience by shadowing Acopian engineers as they went about their day.

Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing for Acopian and president of Lafayette’s Alumni Association, served as host to the students, leading them through the design, manufacturing, production and testing process. The students participated in design review meetings and created product user tables for a new digital interface development project. They even had the opportunity to help build a piece of equipment to test a new Acopian product line.

Acopian Power Supplies has a long history of connections with Lafayette College. Sarkis Acopian, the company’s founder, graduated from Lafayette in 1951. In addition, alumni Alex Karapetian ’04, Greg Acopian ’70, Jeff Acopian ’75 and Ezra Acopian ’03, work alongside one another at the company.

“We’re glad to be able to offer this opportunity for Lafayette students, because that was us at one time. We hope their externship at Acopian helps reinforce their passion and gives them valuable insight that will guide their future career choices,” Karapetian said.



Acopian Power Supplies Wins Inaugural 2014 ECN IMPACT Award

Alex Karapetian, Director of Sales and Marketing at Acopian Power Supplies accepts the 2014 ECN Impact Award.

Acopian, a leader in the design and manufacturing of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, is the recipient of the celebrated 2014 ECN IMPACT Award. The company received the award in the category of Power Sources and Conditioning for its 1U 750 watt AC-DC Power Supply family, which targets a broad range of ATE, OEM and laboratory applications. The ECN Impact Awards were presented at the inaugural ECN-sponsored reception on Tuesday, May 6 at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, NV. Winners were selected by a judging panel comprised of 15 category-specific industry experts to recognize the products and services having the most significant impact on the electronics industry during 2013.

Alex Karapetian, Acopian's Director of Sales and Marketing, who accepted the award at the ceremony, stated, "We thank ECN for acknowledging our 1U 750 watt AC-DC Power Supply family at this truly exceptional event. Being named a winner of a 2014 ECN IMPACT Award demonstrates Acopian's long-standing commitment to provide our customers with innovative and reliable products to help them stay competitive and grow their business. We are proud to be among the winners recognized for this honor."

Available in rack and benchtop configurations, Acopian's 1U 750 watt AC-DC power supplies feature wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A. Notably, the single output programmable power supplies provide high power density, low ripple and a user-friendly front panel. These devices accommodate the universal AC input voltage of 95 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz with active power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 single phase.

Models can be configured with a fixed auxiliary output of between 3.3Vdc and 125Vdc, up to 180W. An intuitive front panel supports reliable linear controls. Voltage and current monitor outputs, and provisions for N+1 redundancy and paralleling are also available as options. All units are provided with pluggable connectors, active PFC, universal input, built-in over voltage protection (OVP), and constant current control.

Additional standard features include "soft start" and "no load" operation, short circuit and overload protection, thermal protection, internal EMI filtering, RFI shielding, and remote sensing. Available digital interfaces include RS232, RS485, Ethernet and USB. Moreover, the extensive menu of options enable customers to "build their own" customized power supply online at "off-the-shelf "prices. Customers only pay for the functions required, thereby keeping their cost down.

All Acopian's products are built in the USA.



Acopian's New Programmable 1U 750W AC-DC Power Supply Family Features Wide-Adjust Output Voltages

Rack Mountable and Benchtop Units Provide Power Factor Correction and Universal Input

Easton, PA ...Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, today announced the availability of a new family of programmable AC-DC power supplies. Featuring wide-adjust output voltages from 0V-5V to 0-135V and current capabilities up to 70A, the 1U format single output voltage power supplies offer 750W of output power. These rack and benchtop modules notably provide high power density, low ripple and a user-friendly front panel.

Acopian's programmable switching power supplies with wide-adjust output voltages are suitable for use in a broad range of ATE, OEM and laboratory applications such as component testing, semiconductor burn-in, test and measurement, RF Amplifiers, LED/laser testing, as well as a variety of electromagnetic and electromechanical applications.

The power supplies accommodate the universal AC input voltage of 95 to 265VAC, 50/60Hz with active power factor correction (PFC) of 0.99 single phase to ensure operation in challenging AC environments and compliance with European EMC requirements. For added support, models can be configured with an optional fixed auxiliary output of between 3.3Vdc and 125Vdc, up to 180W.

An intuitive front panel supports reliable linear controls for precise adjustment, and optional digital LED voltage and current meters. Voltage and current monitor outputs, and provisions for N+1 redundancy and paralleling for higher current, are also optionally available. Pluggable connectors are provided to facilitate quick and easy wiring of control and input leads.

All models within Acopian's latest family of programmable AC-DC power supplies are provided standard with active PFC, universal input, constant current, built-in over voltage protection (OVP), and constant current control to provide further flexibility. Additional standard features include "soft start" and "no load" operation, short circuit and overload protection, thermal protection, internal EMI filtering, RFI shielding, and remote sensing.

Digital interfaces, including RS232, RS485, Ethernet and USB, are available upon request.

To learn more about Acopian's new family of programmable AC-DC power supplies with wide-adjust output voltages, or to order online, visit https://www.acopian.com/wide-s-1u-m.html.

While firm pricing is determined according to customers' specifications, prices for Acopian's rack mounted 1U 750W programmable AC-DC power supplies featuring wide-adjust output voltages start at $835.00 per unit. Benchtop unit pricing starts at $845.00 each. Modules are shipped within three days. Made in the USA.



Acopian's Newest Online Custom Power Supply System Builder Speeds Time-To-Market

Multiple Output Power Systems Configured in an Array of Outputs, Power Levels And Voltages to Satisfy Virtually Any Application.

Easton, PA ...Acopian, a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of custom, standard and modified-standard power supplies, launched its newly expanded Online Custom PowerSupply System Builder. The Online Custom Power Supply System Builder is developed to assist design engineers meet the market’s demand for fast delivery of customized multiple output power systems at off-the-shelf prices. Through a series of intuitive steps, engineers are able to custom design DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies, high-voltage DC-DC and AC-DC power supplies, redundant systems and unregulated power supplies. The custom-designed units are notably available in voltages ranging from 0V-30kV, with 1 to 30 outputs, and with 0.025W to 2400W of output power. Moreover, they are offered in every physical configuration, comprising rack mount from 1U to 7U, wall mount, bench-top, modular, DIN rail, NEMA 4X enclosed, UL508, and in an unlimited array of custom designs. Modules and systems are shipped fully wired and 100% tested within 3-9 days after receipt of order, depending on complexity of requirements.

Provided standard with an input power switch, the robust, feature-packed units are the perfect solution to design challenges in which shortening development time and competitive pricing are factors. Acopian’s multiple output power systems are employed worldwide in high-, medium- and low-power consumer, industrial, telecom, and medical applications. They are most commonly utilized in electronic equipment, manufacturing, machinery, process control, factory automation, astrophysics, aerospace, power and energy, nuclear, industrial controls, chemical processing, monitoring systems, audio systems, scientific research, amusement, and wastewater treatment facilities (WWTF) applications.

The Online Custom Power Supply System Builder prompts users to indicate the number of outputs (1-30), voltage (0V-30kV) and current (0.025W-2400W) specifications for each output and type of supply (switching, linear, unregulated), and to select such common options as over-voltage protection, remote sensing, and enclosure type. Users are further asked to specify input voltage, and are given the option to select controls for sophisticated sequencing as well as built-in active ORing control function for N+1 redundant applications. Input connectors (IEC, screw, terminal strip) and output connectors (circular and euro-style), digital or analog voltmeter or ammeter, Amp-hour meter and Variac variable transformers are also selectable. Digital interfaces, along with RS232, RS485, USB and GPIB are offered. Acopian’s Online Custom Power Supply System Builder further provides choices of colored LED output indicators, screwdriver or knob output adjustment, and test-point styles.

Units are supplied with a distinctive model number and in a variety of front panel color options (grey, black, stainless, gold, etc.). They may be ordered with custom engraved or label marking and with a choice of environmental coating. Private labeling is additionally available. Users can input special instructions or speak to an Acopian engineering design consultant anytime throughout the order process. To view Acopian’s newest Online Custom Power Supply System Builder, visit https://www.acopian.com/powersys.aspx.

While firm prices are quoted according to customers’ specifications, standard module pricing starts at $62.00 each and shipped 3-9 days after receipt of order, depending on complexity of requirements. Units come with a full 5-year warranty. All Acopian products are made in the USA.



—2013—

Acopian Awarded Raytheon's Prestigious Three Star Supplier Excellence Award

Easton, PA ...Acopian, a leader in the design and manufacturing of AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies, today announced that it has been honored by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) as a recipient of their prestigious “Three Star Supplier Excellence Award” at the annual Raytheon Supplier Excellence Awards Ceremony.  The award was presented in recognition of Acopian's exceptional performance over the past year. 

"The Acopian team is very proud to be honored in this manner by Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems," said Alex Karapetian, Director, Sales and Marketing at Acopian, who accepted the award on the company's behalf on May 8th, in Andover, MA.  In awarding this preferred rating, Raytheon designated Acopian as a top-performing supplier, acknowledging Acopian’s stellar record of providing reliable products, on-time delivery and outstanding customer service. "This award is a testament to the hard work and dedication exemplified by each and every Acopian employee. It's nice to be recognized for providing this level of quality and dedication to our customers,” said Karapetian. Acopian prides itself on providing this same outstanding service to every one of their customers.

Raytheon IDS instituted the annual Supplier Excellence Award program to recognize suppliers who have provided outstanding service. Award candidates are judged on certain criteria, including overall quality, on-time delivery, customer service and continued demonstration of a commitment to improvement. 



Acopian Featured in Pennsylvania Business Journal

"Acopian is tower of power supplies for a half-century"

Reprinted from Lehigh Valley Business


August 14th, 2013

LVB

by Jennifer Troxell Woodward

A nuclear power plant with a 30-year-old part that no longer worked called Acopian Technical Co. in Easton, PA and within days it had a replacement part that may have otherwise been obsolete.

“They thought for sure that they would not be able to find a place that would be able to help them, but we made their power supply and shipped it to them so they had it in three days,” said Alex Karapetian, director of sales and marketing at Acopian, adding that other power supply manufacturers likely would not have been able to replace that old part.

Karapetian credits advances in technology for allowing Acopian to provide customers with customized orders that fit their needs. The company’s goal is to get the customer a product within three days and offer a five-year warranty.

Read the entire article at Lehigh Valley Business

 Acopian family

Some of the family members who are running Acopian Technical Co. are, from left, Jeff Acopian, Alex Karapetian, Greg Acopian and Ezra Acopian. All are alumni of Lafayette College, as was the late Sarkis Acopian, the company founder.


Acopian launches 1U Switching Power Supplies
1U Switching Regulated Switching Power Supplies (to 720 watts)

Click here for the single output models

Click here for the wide adjust output models

 

1U Switching Regulated
Switching Power Supplies
(to 720 watts)
RACK MOUNTING & BENCHTOP

OPTIONS AVAILABLE

  • Digital interfaces including RS232, RS485, Ethernet, and USB.
  • Output Enable
  • N+1 Redundancy
  • Parallelable
  • Thermostatically Controlled Fan
  • Output Blocking Protection Diode
  • Auxiliary output (to 180 watts)

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Five Year Warranty
  • 3.3 Volts to 135 Volts
  • 3.3 Amps to 70 Amps
  • PFC and Universal Input
  • Output Inhibit
  • Constant Current/Voltage Control
  • 1U High
  • Rack Mounting or Benchtop

—2010—

Acopian's New Gold Box "Infinity" Power Supplies
Linear Regulated (to 150 watts)


Highly configurable, with a seemingly infinite number of options, the new Acopian "Infinity" power supplies are an engineer's/designer's dream.

Click here for the single output models

Click here for the wide adjust output models

 

Gold Box "Infinity" Power Supplies

AC-DC (to 150 watts)
Single Output & Wide Adjust Output
Five Year Warranty

OPTIONS AVAILABLE

  • Four different Overvoltage Protection Options
  • IEC AC Input Connector Options
  • Four different AC Input Voltage Options
  • Power Switch Options
  • Voltage Output Adjust and Current Limit Adjust Options
  • Inhibit or Enable Options
  • Output Programming Options (voltage and/or current)
  • Voltage and Current Monitoring Options
  • AC on/off Control Voltage Option
  • Latching Overcurrent Control Option
  • Over Temperature Protection Option
  • Thermostatically Controlled Fan Option
  • Output Blocking Protection Diode Option
  • Transient Protection for electrically noisy environments Option
  • High Frequency Pulsed Load Filtering Option
  • Series Operation Diode Option
  • High Isolation Output Option
  • AC Inrush Current Limiting Option
  • Table Top Rubber Mounting Feet Option
  • Alarm with Relay Contacts Options
  • Status LEDs on Front Cover Option
  • ‘Voltage Output OK’ Monitor Option
  • Temperature Monitor Option
  • Eight Additional, Low Current, Auxiliary Voltage Options
  • Redundancy (‘OR-ing’ or ‘Blocking Diode’) Option
  • Rear Panel AC Input Fuse Option
  • Final Test Data Option

STANDARD FEATURES

  • Highly Configurable, with a seemingly Infinite number of Options
  • Any slot voltage from 1.5v to 150v is available
  • Remote Sensing
  • Open Sense protection
  • Isolated output
  • Short circuit and overload protection with enhanced surge capabilities
  • No minimum load required
  • Internal EMI Filtering
  • Pluggable connectors
  • Can be mounted on two surfaces in any orientation

 

—December 2008—

Programmable Power Supplies
available in Higher Voltages
single output models

wide adjust output models

N+1 redundant models

SWITCHING REGULATED (to 720 watts)

Models with single outputs from 3.3V / 70A to 135V / 5.3A

Wide adjust models with ranges from 0-5V / 70A to 0-135V / 3.7A

Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC or DC-DC

  • Shipped Within 6 Days
  • Five Year Warranty
 

Standard Features:

 


—June 2008—

Low Profile (WL7 Series)
single output models

wide adjust output models

N+1 redundant models

 

SWITCHING REGULATED (to 450 watts)
Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC or DC-DC

  • Shipped Within 6 Days
  • Five Year Warranty
   
 

Standard Features:

 


—May 2007—

Low Profile
single output models

wide adjust output models

N+1 redundant models

SWITCHING REGULATED (to 720 watts)
Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC or DC-DC

  • Five Year Warranty
   

Standard Features:


—OCTOBER 2006—

Narrow Profile - UL508 Listed Models now Available!
SWITCHING REGULATED (to 288 Watts)
Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC single output
(accepts either AC or DC input)

Small yet providing up to 288 watts of well regulated DC, these supplies can be mounted in spaces where many others won’t fit. A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding and an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line.


—AUGUST 2006—-

The New DC Voltage Finder!
Find Acopian AC-DC catalog models in most every DC output voltage, and not just the common 12v, 24v, 48v, etc.

Click and find your Acopian power supply


—JUNE 2006—-

We now accept American Express.


—MAY 2006—

NEMA 4X ENCLOSED Power Supplies


—MARCH 2006—

Acopian's online System Builder
Design Your Own Custom Power System Online

Acopian Custom Power Systems - shipped within 9 days!
Design your custom Acopian Power System on the phone, or with our new System Builder. Acopian can fill your requirements for completely wired multiple-output Power Systems without mechanical layouts, purchase requisitions or searching through a power supply catalog.

 

 

 


—MARCH 2006—

Narrow Profile - 3.3v to 48v Models now CE certified!
SWITCHING REGULATED (to 288 Watts)
Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC single output
(accepts either AC or DC input)

Small yet providing up to 288 watts of well regulated DC, these supplies can be mounted in spaces where many others won’t fit. A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding and an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line.


—SEPTEMBER 2005—

N+1 Redundant Systems



—MARCH 2005—

Pluggable Redundant Power Packages
SWITCHING REGULATED
AC-DC single output

The power supplies used in these systems are plugged in from the front, and can be easily changed in just a few seconds.


—JANUARY 2005—

Narrow Profile - 50v to 125v Models Added!
SWITCHING REGULATED (to 288 Watts)
Power Factor Correction and Universal Input
AC-DC single output
(accepts either AC or DC input)

Small yet providing up to 288 watts of well regulated DC, these supplies can be mounted in spaces where many others won’t fit. A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding and an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line.

 


—DECEMBER 2004—

DC-DC CONVERTERS (to 288 Watts)
Narrow Profile
REGULATED
wide input ranges
single output

These state-of-the-art DC-DC converters combine excellent regulation and ripple specifications with broad input ranges, and they are available in a large selection of output voltages and current ratings. Accessory mounting kits permit easy installation on a vertical panel, wall or on a DIN rail.

 


—JULY 2004—

NARROW PROFILE
SWITCHING REGULATED
AC-DC single output
DC-DC (DC input can be used on 230 VAC input models)

This newest group of Narrow Profile switchers includes convection cooled models less than 7" long that provide outputs up to 75 watts and fan cooled models less than 8" long that provide outputs to 120 watts.


—MAY 2004—

MODULAR REDUNDANT SYSTEMS
SWITCHING REGULATED
AC-DC single output

These versatile Modular Redundant Systems may be mounted on a DIN rail, wall, chassis or cabinet frame.

 


—MAY 2004—

Under/Overvoltage Monitors
These modules can be used with any manufacturer’s power supply between 5 Vdc and 125 Vdc.

Contacts to control an external horn or light, or to signal your PLC are now available on independent accessories for any power supply. These modules can be used on power supplies with DC voltages from 5 to 125 Vdc. SPDT contacts switch if the power supply’s output deviates by:
1.0 volt or more (for 5 volt outputs)
2.0 volts or more (for 6 to 48 volt outputs)
3.0 volts or more (for 49 to 125 volt outputs)

Contact ratings: 120 VAC, 8A / 60 Vdc, 1A. (To comply with SELV requirements, limit switched voltage to 60Vdc/42 VAC.)

 


—APRIL 2004—

Under/Overvoltage Alarm Contacts option
is now available on...

Gold Box
LINEAR REGULATED
AC-DC single output

OPTIONS
Under/Overvoltage Alarm Contacts: To control a horn or light, or to signal your PLC. Available on models with nominal outputs of 5 Vdc to 125 Vdc. SPDT contacts switch if the power supply's output deviates by
1.0 volt or more: 5 volt models.
2.0 volts or more: 6 to 48 volt models.
3.0 volts or more: 50 to 125 volt models.
Contact ratings: 120 VAC, 8A / 60 Vdc, 1A. (To comply with SELV requirements, limit switched voltage to 60Vdc/42 VAC.)
To order, add suffix "L"to model number and $35.00 to price.

Models with this option are not yet UL Recognized/CE certified.

 


—FEBRUARY 2004—

Circuit Enclosure Boxes
Versatile enclosures for housing prototypes, adapters, testers, etc.


You can now package your own circuits in the same rugged casework used for Acopian power supplies. The sides and bottom are an attractive extruded aluminum channel that withstands even severe abuse. The aluminum top, perforated for ventilation, slides into slots in the sides without need for mounting hardware. (There are also slots above the inside bottom of the case for holding an Accessory circuit board.) Moderate-dissipation components may be directly mounted to the case for heat sinking. Connectors, switches, controls and indicators are easily installed on the front and back panels. The boxes are finished in flat gold enamel.

 


—DECEMBER 2003—

Vertical DIN rail Mounting Kits for all Acopian Narrow Profile Power Supplies

Narrow Profile LINEAR REGULATED, AC-DC single output
Narrow Profile LINEAR REGULATED, AC-DC dual tracking outputs
Narrow Profile LINEAR REGULATED, AC-DC wide adjust output
Narrow Profile SWITCHING REGULATED, AC-DC or DC-DC single output

 


—NOVEMBER 2003—

Narrow Profile - More Models Added!
SWITCHING REGULATED
AC-DC single output
(accepts either AC or DC input)

Small yet providing up to 288 watts of well regulated DC, these supplies can be mounted in spaces where many others won’t fit. A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding and an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line.

 


—SEPTEMBER 2003—

We now accept VISA and MasterCard.



—AUGUST 2003—

Gold Box - Programmable
with a Control Voltage or a Potentiometer

Rack Mounting - Programmable
with a Control Voltage or a Potentiometer
LINEAR REGULATED
AC-DC wide adjust output

The output voltage of these power supplies may be manually controlled either at the power supply or remotely, or it may be programmed with the analog output from a PLC or digital-to analog converter. They have the broad adjustment capability required for analog instrumentation and circuitry, process controls, basic research, and similar applications.


—AUGUST 2003—

Narrow Profile
SWITCHING REGULATED
AC-DC single output

Small yet providing up to 288 watts of well regulated DC, these supplies can be mounted in spaces where many others won’t fit. A metal case fully encloses all circuitry and provides EMI shielding and an AC input filter attenuates both common and differential mode noise conducted to the line.

 


—MARCH 2003—

MODULAR REDUNDANT SYSTEMS
LINEAR REGULATED
AC-DC single output

These versatile Modular Redundant Systems may be mounted on a DIN rail, wall, chassis or cabinet frame.


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