New variable DC power supply makes electrical testing easier

Manufacturers’ interest in solar energy continues to grow, following VAT reductions on energy-efficient systems and the growing need to reduce companies’ growing energy bills. Solar panel manufacturers must meet this growing demand, despite the global shortage of semiconductors leading to lack of availability and longer delivery times for vital products used in their manufacture and other thin film manufacturing processes. . To help manufacturers solve these problems, electrical goods manufacturer REO UK has launched REOTRON SMP250-30, a unique variable direct current (DC) power supply that delivers up to 250 volts (V) at 30 amps (A) with a maximum power of 5 kW.

The new REOTRON SMP250-30 variable DC power supply has been created as a more flexible solution, which allows current and voltage to be set at the factory for a wider range of applications compared to other units in the REOTRON range. The unit is supplied with a Profibus or EtherCat interface as standard, so it can be easily integrated into a manufacturer’s process management systems.

The REOTRON SMP250-30 provides the variable DC power which is essential in the manufacture of solar cells and other products and applications requiring thin film deposition. The unit supplies a constant voltage or current to the process which ensures that the coating has the correct thickness, measured in nm, and with low variability to ensure that each solar cell meets the appropriate standards.

“The electrical components industry has faced many setbacks as a result of COVID, manufacturing site closures and natural disasters,” said Steve Hughes, Managing Director of REO UK. “Many of these challenges have negatively impacted component availability and increased lead times, causing manufacturers to experience price spikes.”

“Rather than building multiple variable DC power supplies to varying specifications, REO UK instead focused on a single approach,” Hughes explained. “This means REO UK can provide variable DC power quickly and cost effectively to its customers.”

Additionally, REO UK uses software to configure REOTRON SMP250-30 units to supply any voltage between 10 and 250V, and between 1 and 30A. use for any power between 10 and 5000 watts (W).

The REOTRON SMP range includes primary switching power supplies with DC output, which electronic design engineers can be widely used in renewable energy applications, electric vehicle testing, for battery emulation and general process applications. and testing. Design engineers interested in the latest editions of the REOTRON SMP range of variable power supplies can call +44 (0) 1588 673411 or visit the REO UK website for more information.

Alan A. Seibert