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Military Systems Power Supplies

Military systems require power supplies that consistently provide performance in the most demanding applications. This is one of the reasons that the military has standards to cover input parameters that powe...
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Power Supplies for Military Environments

For more than 30 years, Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) has been a partner with the American military and its network of defense contractors. We are a leading manufacturer of the military-grade ...
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High-Voltage Power Supply Design Considerations

From providing large amounts of power efficiently to consistent heating, a high-voltage power supply needs to maintain its fitness for use in the most challenging environments. Everything from...
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What is MIL-STD-461?

MIL-STD-461 is a military standard that establishes electromagnetic interference (EMI) limits and test procedures for military equipment. EMI consists of any undesired signals, “noise”, generated by electronic equip...
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Power Distribution Systems

ACT has utilized a “COTS” design approach that has been embraced by the Navy to provide cost effective solutions for several high visibility programs in need of power distribution systems....

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Veteran Owned Businesses

Supporting veteran-owned businesses is a great way to give back to the people who have given so much to this country. Veterans can face challenges when transitioning to civilian life. A veteran who has spent years i...
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Military-Grade Tech in the Private Sector

What Are Military-Grade Electronics?

More and more businesses and individuals are pursuing military-grade phones, laptops, and other tech, even if they are not in the military. What is the...
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Isolated vs Non-isolated Power Supplies

What is the difference?

When a power supply is listed as isolated, it is normally referring to input to output isolation. This isolation is typically achieved by the use of a transformer. A ...
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Advanced Conversion Technology's Products See Service All Over the World

Many organizations make great use of Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) power supply products throughout the United States. Both military and private sector industri...
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By Land, Air and Sea - Power Conversion Technology in ACTion

Reliable power is a must for any vehicle. In the trucks, planes, ships and equipment protecting U.S. troops abroad, it's doubly important. Keeping American interests safe around t...
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MIL-STD-1275E Power Supplies

Power supplies designed to meet the MIL-STD-1275E standard requirements are typically used in military ground vehicle power applications. They can also be useful to civilian manufacturers of off-road vehicles an...
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What Are Commercial Off-the-Shelf Power Supplies?

Commercial Off-the-Shelf Power Supplies are extremely durable power supply solutions used by all branches of the military and government since the mid 1990s. These power supplies are manufac...
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ACT – Empowering US Operations around the Globe

America's role as the world's largest military and leading superpower brings U.S. troops to remote locations in all corners of the globe. Aside from active combat situations, U.S. military p...
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Keeping Your Power Supply Cool

The requirements for power density are increasing, resulting in smaller form factor devices, which produce more heat. A good thermal design is essential to ensuring the reliability and life of a product used i...
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The Pros and Cons of Custom Power Supplies

Manufacturers, custom equipment makers and companies adjusting equipment for optimal use often face the dilemma of choosing an off the shelf catalog power supply that does not meet all of their nee...
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Why Choose ACT for Military Power Supplies

Choosing a power supply company to meet your needs is not an easy task. Trying to determine if the company will be able to meet your stringent electrical and environmental specifications based on a...
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The Benefits of Military Power Supplies

Power supplies used by the military may be similar to those used in other industries, but the demands of military operations require increased ruggedness, durability, and ...

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Why are active PFC power supplies desirable for military applications?

In today’s military environment many platforms (ships, planes, tanks etc.) are adding more and more electronics in order to increase the capabilities and functionality...
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Military PFC Power: 9 kW Ruggedized Bulk Power Supply

This system provides users with the ability to use COTS devices and have the overall system meet conducted mil spec EMI requirements without having to test each individual device to thes...
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