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Publication Date: 06/1/2008
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Cherokee Intros 2500-Watt 1U Front End/Rectifier
2500 watt rectifier.
Tustin, CA — Cherokee International has introduced its 2500 watt CAR2512 front end intended for low profile, 12V distributed power architecture applications, such as high-performance enterprise and service-provider switches and routers, mid- to high-end servers, and storage equipment. Packaged in a small, 1U-high footprint and measuring 1.65 x 4 x 14.88-in., the CAR2512 has an ultra-high power density of 25W/in.3.

The unit delivers 208 amps, supporting 12V bus architectures that power point-of-load converters. As a standout feature, it can achieve 90 percent efficiency at just 20 percent of load, with a peak efficiency of 91.5 percent — enabling it to surpass today's application-orientated efficiency standards such as the 80 Plus Gold Standard.

The small form factor is suitable for space-constrained applications where system real estate is at a premium. Up to four units can be mounted side-by-side to deliver 10,000 watts of power in just 1U height.

Protection features on the rectifier include input over and under voltage, output over voltage, over temperature and over current. In addition, a microprocessor-based design allows for automatic fan speed control, which is suitable for optimizing noise levels of sensitive office-environment applications. This model is also available with full I2C communications, providing intelligent monitoring and control of critical parameters.

Contact: Cherokee International, 2841 Dow Ave., Tustin, CA 92780 714-544-6665 fax: 714-838-4742 Web:

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