Step Outside With The IP68 rated ABS601 PSU Series

21st September 2021

Step Outside With The IP68 rated ABS601 PSU Series,
from Bel Power Solutions

The advent of 5G and the proliferation of digital signage means that more equipment is located outdoors which requires a special power supply. In this blog, we look at the ABS601 Series, the strict requirements for efficient operation outdoors, and what power designers need to consider to ensure a reliable power supply.

The power supply must also be securely installed so that it is not dislodged. Installation must be as straightforward as possible and bearing in mind that the power supplies may be located in hard-to-reach areas, they must also be compact and discrete to remain in keeping with the aesthetics of their surroundings. After all, in the case of digital signage, in particular, the equipment being powered is the focus of the user, not the power supply!

ABS601 Series Product Banner | 600 Watt | Built-In PFC & Rugged Design | Bel Power UK

Rugged Design

The housing, while being discrete and meeting the aesthetics of the system design, must also be rugged. The power supply will be subjected to extremes of temperatures but must also be able to repel dust, salt, grit and any other ingress which may corrode or otherwise adversely affect the operation of the power supply or its component parts. It may also be subject to vibration, especially if sited by the side of a rail system or an area of heavy vehicle or foot traffic, or if located on a pole that might be subject to weather elements.

For some of the toughest outdoor power needs, Relec Electronics offers the ABS601 Series of AC-DC power supplies, manufactured by Bel Power. It provides up to 600W of regulated output power through a wide input voltage range of 85 to 305 VAC in a single output of 24 VDC or 48 VDC.

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ABS601 Series, Highly Efficient & Compact in Size

The power supplies have high efficiency up to 94% at 50% to 100% load. They also have low standby power consumption of less than 0.35 W and input inrush current limiting of less than 30A. Peak power is 800 W up to 10 seconds.

It is compact, measuring just 4.92 x 9.86 x 2.36 inch or 125 x 250 x 60mm. It is designed to be easy to install with input / output connections fixed to the aluminium extruded chassis through watertight glands. The chassis design also includes fins to optimise heat dispersion through natural convection.

The sealed enclosure are fully potted and provides protection to IP66 / IP67 / IP68 ingress protection, to protect against dust, water jets / temporary immersion / long periods of immersion under pressure.

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Up to Date Approvals & Built-In PFC

The ABS601 series also has an -SL option of the ABS601 Series which offers a 5 VDC stand-by output and a set of control signals: +/- remote sense, remote on / off, power good and I-share.

The ABS601 Series complies with the latest international safety standards and displays the CE-Mark for the European Low Voltage Directive (LVD). It has active power factor correction (PFC) and is EN61000-3-2 compliant (Class C, above 25% load). The power supplies are also approved to IEC / EN 60950-1 and IEC / EN 62368-1 for IT equipment. In addition, the power supplies have LED lighting approval to UL 8750 and are RoHS 3 -compliant according to Directive 2015/863/EU.

Over temperature, over voltage, over current and short circuit protection features are integrated in the compact power supply. The input and output cables are UV-resistant to ensure uninterrupted transmission.

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Short Lead-times & Competitively Priced

The ABS601 Series power supplies are versatile and can be used in clean operating environments where the elimination of acoustic noise and dust disturbance is required. Typical applications are therefore in telecom, datacom, broadcast equipment, video wall display and solid state lighting. In the industrial market, the ABS601 Series can be used in process control and automation.

Here at Relec we are a happy to offer free of charge samples, many of which we have in stock for immediate delivery.  We will also offer full technical support to help integrate the converters into your design as well as finding solutions for other aspects of your power topology…

ABS601 Series from Bel Power Solutions

ABS601 Series | 600 Watt | Industrial & Broadcast | Belpower Solutions UK

ABS601 Series

Input: 85 – 305Vac
Outputs: 24 – 48Vdc
Power: 600 Watt
Tamb: -30 to 70°C
Dims: 250.5 x 125.0 x 60.0mm
IEC / EN 62368-1, UL 60950-1, UL 62368-1 Compliant
Sealed to IP66/67/68


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