ABB Power Conversion
Helping to address the evolving power needs of 5G equipment, ABB Power Conversion recently introduced additions to its low-power Barracuda-series of DC/DC converters, its KBVS008 and KBVW010 modules. The 1/16th-brick converters offer high power density and efficiency in a compact footprint that aligns with an industry shift from 1/8th brick solutions to 1/16th brick isolated DC/DC bus converters. The KBVS008A0B641-HZ provides 100-watt (W) output power and features a 30-60-volt (V) input range. The KBVW010 is available in two versions, one with a heat plate (KBVW010A0B641-HZ) and one with an open-frame design (KBVW010A0B641Z).
ABB Power Conversion is helping to energize the rollout of 5G repeaters with solutions like its new RP450 power system. The all-in-one solution meets the power density, footprint, and availability needs of 5G repeaters, helping to extend network coverage. The pole-mounted RP450 power system is specifically designed for 5G repeater application, with its integrated design housing a rectifier, distribution equipment, a surge protector, and a service-entrance-rated AC input breaker within a single enclosure.
Like their eight-circuit predecessor, ABB’s two- and four-circuit combiners receive and combine multiple 100-volt-ampere (VA) NEC Class 2 power circuits into a bulk -48V nominal output circuit with a smaller form factor that opens the door for users to better tailor power solutions to their specific load and budgetary needs. At just 6 inches wide and 1RU high, the Power Express two- and four-circuit options are half the width of the eight-circuit Power Express combiner, offering a space-conscious solution to users whose power needs fall between 150 and 300W. The innovative builds of the Power Express Combiners avoid connecting circuits in parallel without galvanic isolation, offering peace of mind that NEC requirements are met when powering larger loads.