About Advanced Conversion Technology

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Ground Vehicle Power Supply

Advanced Conversion Technology (ACT) is proud to be an emerging leader in the field of ground vehicle power supply, including power supplies that conform to MIL-STD-1275 standards.

With vertically-integrated manufacturing capabilities and over 40 years of engineering expertise, we develop low-cost, off-the-shelf solutions for delivering reliable power in tanks, mine rollers and other military ground vehicles as well as various ground equipment.

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Our Facility

Our 63,000 square foot, vertically-integrated facility in Middletown, PA is the key to our advanced production capabilities.  We control all aspects of the production and development cycles, resulting in a final product that is cheaper, faster to produce, and subject to higher levels of quality control than power supplies manufactured overseas. Vertical integration gives us greater flexibility to accommodate rush or custom orders, as we can prioritize production requirements.

ACT’s quality system is certified to AS9100 and ISO9001:2015. A full-time inspection team performs multiple QC checks on each piece of hardware we deliver, ensuring we meet the demanding requirements of our defense industry customers.

Ground Vehicle Power Supply

Developing reliable power supplies for military ground vehicles and equipment presents challenges that require precision-engineered solutions. Unlike air or naval platforms, ground vehicles are frequently deployed in dusty, humid or sandy conditions — anticipating these environmental concerns is essential in the design of our power supplies. Hardware must withstand the bumps and shocks associated with travel in rough terrain.

At ACT, our ground vehicle power supply products can be mounted in a ruggedized frame to protect them from damage. We offer hermetically-sealed modules that keep out dust particles and keep your equipment safe at any temperature or humidity level.

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Meeting MIL-STD-1275 Power Supply Requirements

MIL-STD-1275 power supply standards outline requirements for military ground vehicle power supplies.  Military vehicles employ a nominal 28 V power supply system and much of MIL-STD-1275 requires ensuring these systems are able to handle transient spikes and surges.

According to MIL-STD-1275, ground vehicle power supplies must be able to handle:

  • Transient spikes of up to ±250 V for 50 µs with durations no longer than 1 ms with maximum energy of 15 mJ
  • Surges of 100 VDC for 50 ms from a 0.5 ? impedance source repeated five times per second

For more information and detailed technical requirements for MIL-STD-1275 power supply standards, contact ACT and speak with one of our engineers directly.

Our Products

ACT offers both off-the-shelf like and modifiable MIL-STD-1275-compliant power supplies for military ground vehicles. Our products include AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies with multiple outputs, EMI shielding, and other advanced features that make them ideal for powering communications, engine control, guidance and other sensitive systems. Key features of our products include:

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  • Short circuit, reverse polarity and overload protection
  • High reliability for use in the most demanding applications
  • Superior EMI/RFI control and management
  • Remote on/off control
  • Many additional features

Our forced air and natural convection cooled products can be utilized in temperatures ranging from -40 to 71°C. Rugged housings and complex packaging options further add to the versatility of our ground vehicle power supplies.

Application-Specific Military Power Supplies

ACT products include AC-DC and DC-DC power supplies in a variety of sizes and input/output configurations. Our products bridge the gap between custom and commercial-off-the-shelf, offering ample opportunities for modification with a lower cost and shorter lead time. We can design what you need, whether it’s high or low voltage, rack mounted or bench top, or ruggedized for use in the most demanding applications. Features such as remote on-off control, short circuit, reverse polarity and overload protection, and many additional features add to the versatility and functionality of our military-grade power supplies.

For more information about our manufacturing and testing capabilities, contact Advanced Conversion Technology today.

The Industry Leader in Ground Vehicle Power Supplies

Since 1981, we have been an important ally to America’s defense contractors.  If you’re in need of a reliable power supply, contact Advanced Conversion Technology first.

Our products are simple, stress-resistant and fully compliant with MIL-STD-1275 and related standards such as MIL-STD-461, MIL-STD-810 and MIL-STD-202. All fabrication and acceptance testing is done in house. This allows us to maintain an exceptionally high level of quality control when producing ground vehicle power supplies for military and civilian use. We can quickly turn around any order at a price that works for your budget.

Contact ACT Today to Request a Quote

When you work with ACT, you are working with a team that has years of combined engineering expertise. We have a long history of supporting some of the country’s most demanding defense contractors with products that meet or exceed all relevant standards.


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