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Airflow direction, Does it matter in a power system?

Posted on 28-Apr-2016 03:16:00

Does airflow direction matter in a power system? Absolutely!, well actually it depends. It depends on many factors and they all need to be considered at the beginning of the product design cycle. Before I sit down and start the 3D design, one of the first questions I ask is “what is the airflow direction within the customers system?” I also need to know what type of cooling the power supply that I am integrating requires.  

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Tags: Power Supply Enclosures

Cooling Power Supplies

Posted on 13-Aug-2015 09:26:06

Power supplies generate waste heat which has to be dissipated. They typically have either convection cooled or forced cooled ratings or, in some cases, both. Forced cooled power supplies may incorporate a cooling fan, or may specify the user cooling required to operate the unit at maximum load and ambient temperature.

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Tags: Power Supply Enclosures, Reliability

Getting heat out of sealed power supply enclosures

Posted on 02-Jun-2014 11:26:00

In harsh environments where a sealed enclosure is necessary, baseplate cooling is a simple and inexpensive solution to thermal management of power supplies, says Peter Blyth, XP Power. A new approach using discrete components can make baseplate cooled power supplies smaller, more efficient and more flexible.

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Tags: Power Supply Enclosures