A rectifier is an electrical device that converts alternating current (AC), which periodically reverses direction, to direct current (DC), which flows in only one direction. The process is known as rectification. These devices are modules and are important component in DC Power Plants. All rectifiers listed below can be ordered as a replacement or upgrade on an existing power plant. These devices are not stand alone and therefore cannot be used as such.
DC Distribution Equipment are used to divide and isolate individual loads from a primary power source (usually the power plant). The main benefits to additional DC distribution is the ability to feed more loads to more equipment. Also, each load can be monitored individually in order to understand the power being drawn from that equipment. There are several different types of DC distribution equipment that allow for extra load monitoring, load maintaining, and fuse/circuit breaker options.
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Large Power Plants provide over 960,000 Watts in an integrated multi-cabinet configuration, which is 20,000 amps at 48VDC. These systems are capable of receiving AC power from 3-phase 208/240VAC or 480VAC inputs. Large plants have efficiency rating approaching 97% and are specifically designed for small, medium, or large data scale centers.
Medium Power Plants provide power up to 65,000 Watts, or 1200 amps at 48VDC. These systems are capable of supporting dual voltages, providing power to both +24 and -48 equipment at the same time. Medium plants provide a larger amount of distribution compared to small power plants and have an efficiency rating of up to 97%.
Small Power Plants provide up to 3000 Watts of power, or 60 amps at 48VDC. These systems are rack mountable either in a 19-inch or 23-inch rack configuration, only taking up 1RU of shelf capacity (approximately 1.75in). The power plants are lightweight, only having a depth of only 10.3 inches (26.2 cm) and have an efficiency rating of up to 95% depending on the load size.
A DC Power System is used to provide uninterrupted DC power to telecom, utilities, railroad, renewable or any other type of equipment requiring DC power. Its main function is to convert AC power to DC power as well as to charge and maintain the back-up battery system. DC Power Systems also monitor and control the power being outputted to the equipment, maintain correct voltage and trigger alarms when necessary. By providing filtering and surge protection, these systems create an extra layer of protection for the equipment being powered.