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Press Release 2007-1: AM Power Systems Acquires AMI Electronics' Low-Power High-Voltage DC to DC Converters

AM Power Systems (AMPS) family of DC to DC converters offer proportional, regulated, isolated high voltage low power output at low cost

Release: January 2007
Details of the new product family can be seen at: Thunder Series

The Thunder DC to DC Converter Product Family

AMPS Thunder family of low-power, high-voltage low-power DC to DC converters offer proportional, regulated, isolated high voltage low power output, encapsulated in high thermal conductivity epoxy resin for use in harsh environmental environments. These single output devices are available in a variety of input ranging from 3.3, 5, 12, or 24VDC inputs up to 5000VDC outputs at 2.0W. Output Voltages (Vout) range from 500 volts to 5000 volts.
AMPS will also offer custom designs for high volume applications.

“Thunder’s unique combination of rich features/low-cost makes it a compelling alternative to existing DC to DC converters,” said Ron Engelbrecht, President of AMPS. “As well-funded research projects have evolved into value-conscious commercial programs, AMPS fills a need for compact, reliable, cost-effective high-voltage low-power DC to DC converters for applications from photomultiplier tubes (PMT), to consumer air and water purifiers to piezo devices to analytical imaging and instrumentation and more. By offering our high-voltage electronics to the broader market AMPS is responding to a growing demand for reliable, high-voltage components for today’s increasingly sophisticated electronics.”

A division of Artificial Muscle, Inc., AMI Electronics has provided high-voltage products to a broad spectrum of aerospace, automotive, medical, consumer electronics, and other Fortune 500 companies and international academic and research institutions since 2004. AMI’s corporate heritage traces itself back to a number of DARPA projects in the early 1990's. This agreement will make it much easier for customers, other than customers of AMI’s Electroactive Polymer products, to purchase AMI’s patented high-voltage electronic components separately.

About AM Power Systems:
AM Power Systems is located in the Carson City, Nevada area and can be reached at 775-241-0937 or (c)408-691-3738. Details of the AMI Electronics division and the Thunder DC to DC converter product line can be seen at the AM Power Systems or AMI Electronics websites.

http://www.ampowersystems.net
http://www.amielectronics.com
Artificial Muscle, EPAM, Universal Muscle Actuator, UMA and Thunder are trademarks of Artificial Muscle Inc.

AMPS Contact Info:
Ronald Engelbrecht
Tel: (c) 408-691-3738
Phone: 775-241-0937
Fax: 775-241-0937
Email: am_dcpower@yahoo.com
WEB Site: http://www.ampowersystems.net



Press Release 2008-2: AM Power Systems introduces a 200 watt DC-DC converter that has a variable input range of 11-16 VDC and a fixed output voltage of 24 VDC to the LIGHTNING Series of products.

LIGHTNING SERIES
AM12f024-PM

A compact 200 watt DC-DC converter with a variable input voltage (Vin) from 11volts to 15 volts and a fixed 24 volt output (Vout). This high power DC-DC converter was designed for the medical industry. The wide input voltage range and the high efficiency factor makes this a prime power conversion device for new designs needed for industrial temperature range equipment. Housing is a chassis mountable, metal case to reduce RFI/EMI interference.

Applications include: Medical equipment, Industrial equipment, Solar Power Interface & Control

SPECIFICATIONS
Input Voltage (Vin) Range: 11 ~ 16 VDC
Output Voltage (Vout): 24 VDC (Nominal)
Max Output Current (Iout max): 8.4A
Min Output Current (Iout min): 0.84A
Max Output Power: 200W
Efficiency: 88% min
Max Ripple & Noise: 150mV max
Max Line Regulation: ±1%
Max Load Regulation: ±3%
Over Current Protection: 9.2~10.9A
Over Voltage Protection: 27~32V

Operating Temperature: 0 ~ +50 degrees C.
Storage Temperature: -30 ~ +85 degrees C.

Package Size (W x D x H): 175mm x 100mm x 45 mm (metal can) (refer to drawing)

For price and delivery information call ( O ) 775-241-0937 or ( c ) 408-691-0937 or go to www.ampowersystems.net.
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Press Release 2008-3: AM Power Systems introduces an additional Lightning family of compact, very low power, high output voltage DC-DC converters. With a variable input voltage ranging from 3 to 5.5 volts the single outputs are 500V, 600V, 800V, 1KV and 1.2KV. Applications include hand held test and measurement equipment. Package has a metal can to reduce EMI and RFI issues.

These are all with a positive output voltage. Semi-customs with negative output voltages or variable output voltages are possible. Please contact factory for more information.

LIGHTNING SERIES
AM0503-PM, AM0603-PM, AM0803-PM, AM1003-PM, AM1203-PM

SPECIFICATIONS
Single Output Vin = 3.0-5.5V Fixed Output Voltage, Low Power
+500V AM0503-PM,Iin = 40-80 ma Vout = 500V, 1/8-1/10 W
+600V AM0603-PM, Iin = 40-80 ma Vout = 600V, 1/8 W
+800V AM0803-PM, Iin >= 40-80 ma Vout = 800V, 1/8 W
+1,000V AM1003-PM, Iin >= 40-80 ma Vout = 1KV, 1/8 W
+1,200V AM1203-PM, Iin >= 40-80 ma Vout = 1.2KV, 1/8 W
     
     
- Ripple & Noise +/- 1% PP (20 Mhz. magnitude)
- Regulation (Line & Load) 10% max.
- Efficiency >= 50%
- Package Size 38 mm X 22 mm X 14 mm.

this is a low power, high output voltage family of DC-DC converters designed for the industrial equipment and Homeland Security markets. Potential applications are hand held radiation detectors, fuel control and management, solar power control, or other hand-held or portable equipment designs.

For price and delivery information call ( O ) 775-241-0937 or ( c ) 408-691-0937 or go to www.ampowersystems.net.
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Press Release 2008-4: AM Power Systems introduces a family of compact, low power, single output voltage DC-DC converters to the LIGHTNING Series. With a nominal input voltage of 28 volts with a 20% variability, the single outputs are +5V, +15V and -8V. The package is a metal can to reduce EMI and RFI issues.

These are fixed output voltages. Semi-customs with special output voltages are possible. Please contact factory for more information.

LIGHTNING SERIES
(mid-power range)


SPECIFICATIONS
Single Output Vin = 28V, +/-20% * Fixed Output Voltage, Low Power
+ 15 V AM28f015-PM (#1) Vout = +15VDC, 25W
+ 5 V AM28f005-PM (#2) Vout = +5VDC, 30W
- 8 V AM28f008-NM (#3) Vout = -8VDC, 2W
     
Ripple & Noise +/- 1% PP
Regulation (Line & Load) 5% max.
Efficiency (#1 and #2) >= 80%
Efficiency (#3) >= 60%
Package Size (#1 and #2) 38 mm X 38 mm X 13.5 mm.
Package Size (#3) 100 mm X 50 mm X 15 mm.
Non-isolated

Part Type Vin Vout Iout Power Rating Efficiency
AM28f015-PM +28V* +15V 1.6A 25W >80%
AM28f005-PM +28V * +5V 6.0A 30W >80%
AM28f008-NM +28V* -8V 0.6A 2W >65%

* the input voltage (Vin) has a +/- 20% variation with a fixed output voltage (Vout) allowing for a more flexible design criteria.

This family of mid-range DC-DC converters was designed for the industrial equipment market. These compact, highly efficient converters are convenient for hand-held or portable equipment designs.

For price and delivery information call ( O ) 775-241-0937 or ( c ) 408-691-0937 or go to www.ampowersystems.net.
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Press Release 2008-5: AM Power Systems introduces a family of compact, low power, variable input voltages, dual output voltage DC-DC converters called the CYCLONE Series. Products have one variable negative output voltage (Vout1) and one fixed or variable positive output voltage (Vout2). Customer specific products requiring two outputs with fixed and /or variable outputs may also be possible. Contact factory for more details.

CYCLONE SERIES
(very low power, dual output)

ULTRA-LOW Power DC-DC Converter w/Variable Input (3-5V) and w/Dual HI-Voltage Outputs

- AM60v120-RCM - Vout1 of -600V (w/Control Pin#1 adjustment) and Vout2 of +1.2KV (fixed)
- AM60v120v-RCM - Vout1 of -600V (w/Control Pin#1 adjustment) and Vout2 of +1.2KV (w/Control Pin#2 adjustment)

The AM60v120-CM and AM60v120v-CM are ultra-low power, multiple output, high voltage DC-DC converters with the input voltage (Vin) range being 3.0 to 5.0 volts and the two output voltages (Vout) being -600V and +1,200V. Applications include photo-multiplier applications as with radiation detection, industrial control verification, medical imaging or other Homeland Security detection equipment. With the latest in PWM integrated circuit (IC) design, these high efficiency parts have an output ripple less than 1%.

SPECIFICATIONS:
I
nternal regulation with solid-state PWM design and with the capability of output voltage setting by an external control voltage feature
Input voltage (Vin): Vin  +3.0V  +5V
Multiple Output voltages (Vouts 1 & 2):
V out1 (+/-25% variable) -600V (negative )
Vout2 (isolated and fixed) +1200V (positive)
w/10% Vout tolerance at nominal input voltage
Output voltage (Vout1) adjustment range: 25% w/Vin adj. or separate control pin #2 (-400V to -800V)
Maximum load/output current: 100uA for -600V and 1uA for 1.2KV
Maximum input current: 27mA at 5V input voltage and max load
Maximum power consumption: 0.15W at max load with 10 Mohm resistance.
Maximum “no load” power consumption: 0.03W.
Vout1 (-600Vout#1) stability over temperature: +/- 3%
Capability of auto thermal and over-voltage shutdown included
Min Efficiency: 40% with maximum load.
Output voltage ripple: 1% max. V out
Regulation: referenced to -600V output (V out#1)
Max Size: 38x38x13.5 mm 2mm.
EMI shielding: optional w/metal can/cover

For price and delivery information call ( O ) 775-241-0937 or ( c ) 408-691-0937 or go to www.ampowersystems.net.
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Press Release 2008-6: AM Power Systems introduces two new piezo-electric actuators for miniature mechanical manipulation applications.

The AMC0212 and AMC0612 products are now available from stock.

APPLICATION INCLUDE:

  • Micro-Valve Operations
  • Micro-positioning Applications
  • Nano-positioning Applications
  • Miniature Electronic Actuators
  • Miniature Mechanical Actuators
  • Key Switch Actuators

AMC0612-P3 - This is a specially designed piezo-electric actuator for miniature mechanical manipulation applications. Output drive capability of up to 600Vout will cause actuations for capacitance loads of 20 pf to 100 nf. Rise (Ton) and Fall (Toff) times specifications are guaranteed to be less than 30 ms.

AMC0212-P1 - This is a specially designed piezo-electric actuator for miniature mechanical manipulation applications. Output drive capability of up to 200Vout will cause actuations for capacitance loads of 20 nf to 2 uf. Rise (Ton) and Fall (Toff) times specifications are guaranteed to be less than 25 ms.

GENERAL SPECIFICATIONS :

  • Package outline w/PCB Size: 1.5 X 1.0 X 0.6 (double sided, two (2) layer PCB)
  • Input voltage = 12 VDC ± 10% nominal or 10.8 volt to 15 volt Vin range (RED Wire)
  • (reverse voltage protection to 50 volts)
  • Input control voltage of 0 - 10Vin (YELLOW Wire)
  • Charge time: with 23nf load and 200 volts: < 3 ms. (Ton @ 10% of final value)
  • w/ no resistive load on output voltage
  • Discharge time: with 23nf load to 12 volts: < 2 ms. (Toff @ 10% of final value)
  • w/ use of internal active discharge circuit.
  • Quiescent power:
    • AMC0212 type: w/no load and Vout at 0 volts: <85 mw.
    • AMC0612 type: w/no load and Vout at 0 volts: <125 mw.
  • Accuracy: ± 5% w/ Vin set voltage
  • Power output : 2 watt at full output voltage
  • Efficiency: >60% at full power and full output voltage
  • Protected against input short circuit and output overloads to ground
  • Line and Load Regulation £ 0.1% (w/ No Load to Full Load and 12VDC ± 10%)
  • Interface connectors Molex 3 pin #87438-0342 on the PCB (compatible w/ Molex housing #87439-0300 w/ terminal pins #87421 used on the wire harness)
  • Coating: parts supplied with silicone epoxy spray coating
  • Operating Temperature range = 0C to 50C at full power

PRICING / AVAILABIITY:

P/N - Quantities
3-9 units
10-19 units
20-29 units
30-49 units
50-99 units
Availability
AMC0212-3PE
$109.00
$92.00

$79.00

$69.00
$65.00
Stock
AMC0612-1PE
$109.00
$92.00

$79.00

$69.00
$65.00
Stock

AMW0612-9

$8.00
$6.50
$5.50
$5.00
$4.85
Stock

CALL FACTORY for P&D over 100 units

NOTE: Compatible wire harnesses (AMW0612-9) required for input connections of V in, V cc and V control

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Press Release 2009-7: AM PowerSystems announces a family of intelligent solar powered trickle chargers for standard sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries used on electric golf carts, light all terrain vehicles or other types of SLA battery operated electric vehicles,  remote data gathering equipment or recreational vehicle back-up power sub-systems.
These SPC units are designed to interface with industry standard photo-voltaic (PV) type solar panels.

The SPC units are over 90% efficient to ensure a faster, more effective charging cycle. The SPC units are designed for various battery sub-systems with voltage levels of +12V, +24V, +36V, +48V or +72V (volts) single output or a dual output version with +12V and+ 36V (volts). Various solar panel wattage values are required to matchwith each type of SPC input power level.

These intelligent SPCs will automatically “shut off“ when the battery sub-system is fully charged and is designed for automatic “turn on” when batteries have discharged to 90+% of full charge capacity. The single output units are housed in aluminum “U” frame package with dimensions approximately 1.7” X 3.5” X 5”.

Single Vout Versions:

AMSPC1-12 – is a single +12V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**
AMSPC1-24 - is asingle +24V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**
AMSPC1-36 - is a single +36V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**
AMSPC1-48 - is asingle +48V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**
AMSPC1-72 - is a single +72V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**

Dual Vout Versions:

AMSPC2-48 – is adual +36V and +12V trickle charger for standard SLA battery**
AMSPC2-60 – is adual +48V and +12V trickle charger for standard SLA battery***

** Available from stock
*** Availability TBD

COST:

AMSPC1-12 - $119.00 for 1-3 units
AMSPC1-24 - $129.00 for 1-3 units
AMSPC1-36 - $219.00 for 1-3 units
AMSPC1-48 - $269.00 for 1-3 units
AMSPC2-48 - $269.00 for 1-3 units
AMSPC1-72 - $359.00 for 1-3 units

DELIVERY: STOCK

 Contact AM Power Systems for additional technical details, pricing or delivery:

AM Power Systems
Ron Engelbrecht
PO Box 1492
Dayton, NV89403
Phone & FAX: 775-241-0937
WEB sites: www.ampowersystems.net or  www.solecoverdrive.com

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Press Release 2009-8: AM PowerSystems announces a line of solar charged battery power cabinets wired for applications such as remote or unattended power stations. The power packs are charged by solar panels of various sizes depending on voltage levels and power requirements. The Power Cabinets can be delivered with or without batteries or solar panels.
The Solar Power Cabinet can be configured with AC or DC output voltage

Applications include:

  • Remote Data Gathering/ Data Recording Equipment
  • Warning Lights
  • Warning Signals
  • Signals
  • Electronic Equipment Power Systems
  • Charging Stations
  • Remote Dispensing Equipment
  • Unattended Test Equipment
  • Portable Battery Powered Tool Charger

The size of the cabinet depends on battery count and power requirements. We can provide 12V, 24V, 36V, 48V and 72V battery packs.

The cabinets can be fitted with pole mount hardware, ground or platform configuration or portable wheeled cart configurations.

Dimensions:
(Width” X  Height” X  Depth”):

  • 1 Battery (12V) 12.25” X 9.5” X 10.5”
  • 2 Battery (24V or 2X 12V) 18.75 X 11.75 X 10.5”
  • 4 Battery (36V and 48V or 2X 24V) 32” X 16” X 14.4”
  • 6 Battery (72V or 2X 36V) TBD

Material:

  • Aluminum w/Brushed Aluminum
  • Aluminum w/Power Coating

Pricing and Delivery: Depends on size of battery cabinet, power requirements, solar panel energy needs and final configuration.

Call Factory for Details:
AM Power Systems
Ron Engelbrecht
775-241-0937
WEB site: www.ampowersystems.net
 or  www.solecoverdrive.com

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