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Publication Date: 06/1/2007
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Intelligent Battery Breaker from Spectrum Power
Hybrid DC power relay.
Fairview, PA — Spectrum Power Management Systems is introducing a new hybrid of two standard battery distribution circuit breaker DC SMARTstart models that combine high power direct-feed breakers with discrete low power breaker channels. This new SMARTstart configuration will allow the Power Distribution Unit (PDU) to provide remote breaker cycling capabilities within the same 1RU package for applications with both direct-feed high power and intermediate power requirements.

The company's new hybrid breaker provides easy power cycling to DC powered routers/switches, DSLAMS and other enterprise or telecom related equipment. This unit has auto reset circuit breaker capability with a high power circuit breaker rated from 30 to 100 Amps for higher rated applications, and individual discrete solid state breakers for low to intermediate rated current rating from 2 to 20 Amps per channel. Integral to the PDU is the feature to perform a low voltage disconnect in the same package without the need of an additional piece of hardware. The input voltage range is 38.5 to 72VDC with an individual output steady state load range of 4 to 100 Amps.

The hybrid also includes an SNMP agent and on-board event log that can track up to 6 months of data, is flash upgradeable in the field and provides reverse polarity protection. The equipment monitors battery feed voltage status and the internal temperature of the PDU while the front panel mounted ROCBs (remote operated circuit breakers) provide over-current protection.

Applications include geographically remote sites with a DC power plant, portable telecom equipment, USV/Unmanned Surface Vessels for defense and homeland security, mobile observation towers, automated test sets designed to simulate real time power outages and data centers.

For more information, contact: Spectrum Power Management Systems, 1900 West College Avenue, State College, PA 16801 814-474-4362 fax: 814-474-3110 E-mail: Web:

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