To enable design and development of AC to point-of-load (PoL) power system using ultra-thin, very high-performance, highest density power components, Vicor Corp. has readied a new AC to PoL development kit (ACPoL DKit). The ACPoL DKit comprises an AC front-end (ACFE) chassis, which receives power from the AC line and delivers up to 400 Watts of power via an isolated, regulated, distribution bus voltage, and a PoL chassis, which receives the distribution bus voltage and generates three independent regulated DC outputs. While one version of the development kit offers a 24 V DC distribution bus, another features a 48 V DC bus-- it includes all the necessary ancillary components, including a bus hold-up capacitor assembly and an AC line cord.
Kit Eases Development of AC to PoL Power System
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