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RIPEnergy has specialized in power conversion solutions for military environments in ground-mobile and shipboard applications. It also offers an extensive range of COTS products that operate in:
- Special vehicles for fire fighting, off-road missions, defence and civil protection
- Heavy-duty industrial environments
- Oil and gas industry
The products are field-proven designed for extreme environments:
- High performance pure sinewave inverters
- Sinewave inverters with integrated 5 stage charger
- AC-DC power supplies
- Battery chargers
- DC-DC converters
- Phase and frequency converters
- DC-input dimmable LCD display back-light
Sinewave inverter and charger according to MIL STD 461E and MIL STD 810
ComboV/S/RS product series are modular building block sinewave inverter/chargers that can be used for both small and large power systems in stationary applications or vehicles. Each inverter/charger is a complete power conversion system - DC to AC inverter, intelligent battery charger and AC-Transfer switch. Additional inverter/chargers can be connected at any time in either parallel or in three-phase configuration. This allows a system to be tailored to meet the specific power requirements of the application.
The inverter and charger are fully programmable. Special input and output filtering designed to meet MIL STD 461E for RMI requirements. The connectors can be adapted to the requirement of the application. Combo RS Inverter / Charger is considered the most rugged design available on the market.
Conformal coated circuit boards, a powder coated die-cast aluminium chassis protects the unit's internal components from the environment, resisting water, dust and corrosion. COMBO RS also meets part of MIL STD 810 and MIL STD 1275D for wheeled and tracked profiles.
Rugged DC battery charger for vehicles
BCD800 battery charger provides up to 800 watts to charge a 12V or 24V battery system from a 12V source. Both the 12V source and the batteries under charge must share a common ground. This all-new single board design incorporates state of the art switch mode technology for unmatched efficiency and ultra-quiet operation. Extra features include audible indicators for low input voltage, low output voltage and over temperature. Safety features include reverse input protection, over-temperature shutdown, current limiting, short circuit protection with automatic recovery, input under voltage shutdown, reverse battery protection and output overvoltage crowbar.
200W and 400W MIL STD DC-to-DC converter
DC200MIL series dual output, converter provides 200W. This high density-power unit is designed to meet MIL-STD-461E.
The converter is conduction cooled via a base plate and designed for operation within a wide temperature range. The Input is fully isolated from the output. The use of components with many years of established reliability and generous headroom contribute to a high MTBF.
DC400MIL series single output, push-pull converter provides 400W. The converter is entirely potted with a thermally conductive MIL-spec. silicon rubber compound for resistance against shock, vibration, humidity, moisture, dust and insects. The converter is conduction cooled via a base plate and designed for operation within a wide temperature range without de-rating. The use of components with many years of established reliability and generous headroom contribute to a demonstrated MTBF exceeding 1,000,000 hours at typical operating temperatures. The units are intended for military, transportation, mining, oil rigs and other harsh environments.
UVMP - Multipurpose robot vehicle platform
UVMP is a Robot-Vehicle with 6x6 AWD. In combination with a remote control it can be used for applications of all kind. Especially for applications in dangerous areas like nuclear zones, mine detection or tunnels just to mention a few. The vehicle is used as platform to install measuring equipment, cameras or tools - inboard or outboard. The technical information refers to the standard version and could be adapted to meet the most demanding application requirements.
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RIPEnergy Gateway RB-Bi-Directional Relay RIPEnergy Gateway RB-Bi-Directional Relays are designed to switch direct current (DC) current up to 200 amps, and allow current to flow bi-directionally.
RIPEnergy Gateway RY-Uni-Directional Relay The RIPEnergy Gateway RY-uni-directional relays can be programmed to behave as Voltage Sensitive Relays (VSR) or Low Voltage Disconnects (LVD) and are designed to monitor source (battery) voltage while providing current to a load (accessory) as long as the battery voltage stays above a particular preset level.
Combo MIL Sinewave Inverter / Charger This one unit offers three functions: charging, UPS and AC-power. The sinewave inverter is designed to survive harsh environments anywhere in the world.
Sinewave Inverter: Series Combo V / S / RS The ComboV/S/RS series are modular 'building block' sinewave inverter/chargers that can be used for both small and large power systems.