Power Solutions . June 20, 2017

Bel Power Solutions Introduces High-Power LBC Series Railway Battery Chargers Designed for Train Manufacturers

LBC8000/12000 Provides 8 kW / 12 kW at 110 VDC Output

Santa Clara, CA [June 20, 2017] – Bel Power Solutions, a Bel group company, (NASDAQ: BELFA and BELFB) and premier global manufacturer of power management devices, today introduced the LBC Series, a ruggedized battery charger consisting of two or three parallel independent AC-DC converter modules employing PFC stage and isolated
DC-DC stage to convert the 3-phase input voltage 400 / 480 VAC (line to line) to a
bus voltage suitable for 110 V battery charging for decentralized railway applications. Rolling stock and train manufacturers will realize greater flexibility to distribute weight more efficiently away from the traction inverters, pantograph and auxiliary converter,
with which historically it was integrated.

 

The system includes a DSP for control and monitoring. Rack dimensions are 347/406 x 600 x 166 mm / 13.7/16 x 23.6 x 6.5 in (W x D x H) (2-3 PSU inside the shelf with control unit and distribution). Two or three parallel independent units (4 kW each) inside the shelf with active current sharing are used, safeguarding reliability and providing partial redundancy of the system. The PSU includes DSP, which enables monitoring of electrical parameters (including input voltage of all 3 phases) and control of the PSU from the system controller. Flexible communications are built-in, including CAN bus and Ethernet.

 

LBC Series is designed to meet railway standards EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2, EN 45545 and NFPA 130, and custom solutions can be configured for a variety of railway and industrial applications. LBC Series product details can be found here and the LBC Series datasheet can be accessed here. You can also send an email to Tech.Support@psbel.com for
any technical inquiries.

 

About Bel

Bel (www.belfuse.com) designs, manufactures and markets a broad array of products that power, protect and connect electronic circuits. These products are primarily used in the networking, telecommunications, computing, military and aerospace, transportation and broadcasting industries. Bel’s product groups include Magnetic Solutions (integrated connector modules, power transformers, power inductors and discrete components), Power Solutions and Protection (front-end, board-mount and industrial power products, module products and circuit protection) and Connectivity Solutions (expanded beam fiber optic, copper-based, RF and RJ connectors and cable assemblies). The Company operates facilities around the world.

 

Forward Looking Statements

Except for historical information contained in this press release, the matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements are: the market concerns facing our customers; the continuing viability of sectors that rely on our products; the effects of business and economic conditions; difficulties associated with integrating recently acquired companies; capacity and supply constraints or difficulties; product development, commercializing or technological difficulties; the regulatory and trade environment; risks associated with foreign currencies; uncertainties associated with legal proceedings; the market’s acceptance of the Company’s new products and competitive responses to those new products; and the risk factors detailed from time to time in the Company’s SEC reports. In light of the risks and uncertainties, there can be no assurance that any forward-looking statement will in fact prove to be correct. We undertake no obligation to update or revise any forward looking statement.

Media Contact: Susan Rawlish, susan.rawlish@belf.com