With its new “BDC” series, Bicker Elektronik, of Donauwörth, Germany, is presenting a range of completely encapsulated DC/DC converter modules in shielded aluminium cases. These extremely compact converters for industrial applications are available both as printed circuit modules (BDC) with industry standard pinning, as well as DIN rail versions (BDCD) with practical terminal strips. The removable DIN rail mounting bracket enables the chassis to be mounted flexibly and quickly with four fixing screws. With output power ratings of 10 to 50 watts, the modules are ideal as space-saving and cost-effective power supplies in many different applications. Typical uses are in decentralized power supplies, in vision, data and communication systems, as well as in all types of measurement, control and monitoring technology.
The 38 different models of the new series of converters feature a 2:1 input voltage range (9-18 VDC in the V series; 18-36 VDC in the C series, and the 36-75 VDC in the T series). The precisely controlled BDC modules provide single DC output voltages of +5 V, +12 V, +15 V and +24 V or dual DC output voltages of ± 12 V and ± 15 V. Adjustment of the output voltage in the ± 10% range is possible with the 30 W and 50 W converters when an external trimming resistor is used. All the models in the new series impress due to their low ripple and the high isolation voltage between input and output (1500 VDC), and their very good EMC characteristics (CISPR22 / EN55022 Class A). An external remote on/off control feature and numerous standard integrated protective functions round off the functional and safety profile of the BDC series.
These DC/DC converters of high-quality construction allow fan-less operation in an extended temperature range of -40 to +85°C. Due to their high level of efficiency – as high as 93% – the heat generated by the energy-saving BDC series is kept to a minimum. An MTBF of more than 1,000,000 hours (at 25°C as per MIL-HDBK-217F) underlines the high reliability of the modules, especially in harsh 24/7 industrial operations. In addition to the long-term availability of at least five years, Bicker Elektronik guarantees the new BDC series for three years, so providing its customers with a high level of investment security.