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Publication Date: 10/1/2012
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Aimtec Intros First Ultra-Cold Startum LED Drivers
LED driver for cold-weather startup.
Vaudreuil-Dorion, Canada — Aimtec has released the industry's first and only AC/DC LED drivers that are capable of an ultra-cold startup at -55°C. This new line of rugged LED drivers has been designed to support the integration of SSL technology in extreme cold climates and high altitudes, such as Alaska, Arctic, Antarctic, Siberia and northern Canadian regions, and regions where lighting applications can be subject to severe drops in temperature. Capable of operating in either constant current or constant voltage modes, the AMERx-CAZ power supplies also accept flexible input ranges of 90 to 305VAC at 47 to 440Hz or 120 to 430VDC (surge up to 440V) to accommodate the variables involved with the design process from inception to completion.

Available in output power ranges of 61W to 151W, with output currents of 1.8 to 6.3A, the AMER90-CAZ, AMER120-CAZ, and AMER150-CAZ operate at efficiency rates as high as 91 percent. All models are enclosed in waterproof IP68 cases to ensure uninterrupted performance under the most extreme environmental conditions. Other important features include power factor correction up to 0.98, and continuous short circuit protection. Over voltage/over current protection are also included to preserve the longevity and performance of the drivers under fault conditions, even when operated at or near full load.

Designed to meet UL8750, UL60950-1, EN55022, class B, EN60529(IP68), EN61347-1, and EN61347-2-13, the new AMERx-CAZ series currently have the CE mark for compliance to EN55022, class B, EN60529(IP68), EN61347-1, and EN61347-2-13.

Contact: Aimtec Inc., 205 rue Joseph Carrier, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Quebec J7V 5V5, Canada 888-924-6832 or 514-620-2722 fax: 514-620-2725 E-mail: Web:

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