American Power Systems, Inc.’s bi-directional DC-DC converters function as an essential component for in-vehicle power distribution with 12/48V and other dual-voltage battery configurations.
Modern vehicles rely on high-power, fast-charging solutions, such as lithium-ion energy storage systems or batteries, to provide greater current to energize cabin comforts or mission-specific equipment. While these high-voltage systems can better support such equipment, traditional vehicle chassis platforms still require current at 12 volts. The challenge today, then, is integration.
The APS 3000 Series Bi-Directional DC-DC Converter integrates dual voltages effectively and efficiently. Units serve a variety of applications -- including trucks, vans and micro- or mild-hybrid automotive systems -- and operate as an ideal current source with variable direction, thus allowing seamless energy transfer between the two voltage domains.
Our bi-directional converter used in conjunction with the APS-500 Alternator Regulator represents a simple solution for total energy management. Read more about modular energy management for dual-voltage systems on our blog.
An IP-rated variant currently is in final testing. Please inquire for specifics.
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Clients use our bi-directional DC-DC converters in a variety of scenarios, from commercial to defense. A variant of this product enclosed in an IP-rated case is currently undergoing final testing. Please inquire for specifications.
Units include voltage feedback that maintains the output voltage within the acceptable operating range and allows a custom charging profile for batteries.
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Seamless integration. Works with automotive battery systems with a low-side (12V) range of 6-18 volts and a high-side (48V) range of 24-58 volts.
Layers of protection. Built-in overcurrent, overvoltage and overtemperature protection. All protections are latching.
Disconnection switches on both low and high sides.
Custom charging capability for battery packs.
Low-profile, mechanically-enclosed package (8.67 X 6.14 X 1.008 inches) weighing 3.04 pounds.
CAN 2.0b interface, including remote on/off.
Efficiency up to 97%.
Constant switching frequency.
Designed to meet MIL-STD 810G for functional shock and vibration.
Please contact us to make a purchase or inquire about solutions for your application.