Converters & Transformers
Industrial power DC/DC and AC/DC converters step up or step down the voltage that originates from the input energy source, helping consumers use power efficiently. AC/DC converters use regulators and reservoir capacitors to convert input AC power source to DC output. DC/DC converters store the incoming power temporarily and regulate the voltage to the output. Consider the nature of components, the capacity, the form factor and the price, when purchasing industrial power converters. Both DC/DC converters and AC/DC converters come in various types, such as with or without printed circuit boards (PCB), open frame or enclosed, and more. There are also niche categories, such as UPS devices. The power capacity can range widely, from anywhere between 7.5W and 3000W, or even more. Similarly, identify whether the converter can generate the required output voltage. The size and form factor also has a big say in whether the device works optimally for the use-case envisaged. For some installations, accessories such as front panels, connector kits and others may be required. When considering the price factor, do not go by upfront cost alone, but evaluate the overall lifecycle costs. The best industrial power AC/DC or DC/DC converters optimise the power supply to the output reliably, even under adverse conditions.