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COTS

Commercial 'Off-the-Shelf' Power Supplies Quick Navigation: COTS Power Supplies Qualifications & History COTS Power Supplies Military Applications & Benefits COTS Power Supplies Private-Sector Applications & Benefits COTS ...
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Military off-the-shelf (MOTS)

Background When the US government started looking for ways to save money and speed up development cycle time, they started looking at using commercially available products to satisfy their program needs. These type of products are known as COTS – ...
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Linear vs Switching Power Supplies

What is a Linear Power Supply? Linear power supplies are designed for low noise and are often considered quiet since there is no high-frequency switching. They are used anywhere that excellent regulation and/or low ripple is required as well as need ...
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MIL-STD-704

ACT is proud to offer MIL-STD-704 products. MIL-STD-704 power supplies are aircraft power supplies that meet the requirements called out in MIL-STD-704. Not all power supplies meet this, which is often required for US military aircraft, and it is a s ...
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AS9100D Certification ACT is proud to announce that we have earned our AS9100 certification Revision D. If you are looking for a trustworthy source of power supply solutions for extreme conditions, either for the military or for civilian applica ...
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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 power supplies see —MIL-STD-1275, MIL-STD-13 ...
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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 power sup ...
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High-Voltage Power Supply

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 X-ray ma ...
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Overview of MIL-STD-461

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 equipment. Kee ...
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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. In general we select automotive grade, industrial discree ...
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