Power supplies for configuration and diagnostic applications
Phoenix Contact’s Quint Power power supplies are designed to give control engineers improved configuration and diagnostics to ensure reliable power to the control system. The models feature near-field communications (NFC), real-time monitoring, coordinated surge protection, and a configurable dc output. With secured NFC, the power supplies can be configured while still in the box. User-definable settings allow monitoring of real-time dc current, power, or voltage using a 4 to 20 mA analog output. The Quint power supplies can also be made tamper-proof by locking out the push buttons on the front panel and creating a user-defined password.
In addition, operating hours, dc input voltage, overvoltage, and temperature derating can also be monitored with dry contact outputs. Quint power supplies’s upgraded models add a gas-discharge tube (GDT) for coordinated protection. Other features include power boost and selective fuse breaking (SFB) technology. The static boost with up to 125% of the rated current is available at all times, allowing the system to be conveniently expanded. For starting heavy loads, the dynamic boost with up to 200% of the rated current for up to five seconds is also available.
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