AEG Power Solutions Launches SMi2000FE, Ultra High-Efficiency Rectifier for DC applications

The new platform is part of the ecopx range of energy supplies from the group, engineered to decrease environmental impact and save operating costs.

July 19, 2012 NANTERRE, France & ZWANENBURG, Netherlands- AEG Power Solutions announces the SMi2000FE, its new ecopx category rectifier, offering class-leading power conversion efficiency. The SMi2000FE, using the new Full Efficiency platform, is an ultra-high efficiency 48VDC rectifier, fully plug & play with backwards compatibility for use with installed systems using rectifiers from the previous generation. As part of AEG Power Solutions' ecopx range, the SMi2000FE is engineered for low environmental impact and to deliver a massive reduction in CO2 emissions.

Its compact, high power density (1351W/L) design maximizes the space available for active equipment which generates revenue.

In a highly competitive business environment and with concerns for global warming, telecom OEMs and Communications Service Providers are looking ever closer at their operating costs. AEG Power Solutions supports them with the exceptional performance of the SMi2000FE.

With a typical flat efficiency feature higher than 96% achieved within 30-70% of load, OPEX is reduced. The ability to operate at high temperatures, without de-rating, reduces or eliminates the need for expensive air conditioning with its accompanying heavy CO2 burden and high OPEX.

In addition to this, AC input has been designed to operate in the most demanding environments so that it can resist much higher surge levels. It also comprises embedded galvanic auto-disconnection by relay for mains AC high voltage protection, including neutral opening.

Finally, the all-digital single processor (DSP) architecture achieves very high levels of circuit integration to realize the very best in reliability. This translates into a less frequent need for service calls and maintenance trips, reducing CO2 (up to 80% in some cases) throughout the product's life time and lowering OPEX even further.

The compatibility of the SMi2000 FE with former AEG Power Solutions systems makes it possible to use it in combination with earlier generation equipment. This offers the ability to achieve immediate savings on energy consumption by enhancing the efficiency of deployed MPi series & MTPi systems, replacing the SMi2000HD with SMi2000FE. This protects your original capital investment while reducing operating expense by means of higher efficiency. SMi2000FE is optimized for a wide range of system sizes. Digital communication over CAN bus with our controller ACMi1000HD (as well as ACMi1000e) simplifies system design and enhances flexibility.

The SMi2000FE rectifier was developed by AEG Power Solutions competence center in France, benefiting from decades of experience in powering telecom applications. "SMi2000FE is one more step in our ecopx range" explains Dominique Manet, VP Communication Division. "The next step is to use it in our hybrid system launched last year which is the only fully integrated solution on the market".

About AEG Power Solutions
AEG Power Solutions (AEG PS) Group is a global provider of power electronics systems and solutions for all industrial power requirements offering one of the most comprehensive product and service portfolios in the area of power conversion and power control. Two complementary operating business segments, Renewable Energy Solutions (RES) and Energy Efficiency Solutions (EES) serve customers worldwide. The RES product and service portfolio consists of systems and solutions for solar power plants, such as solar inverters, monitoring and control systems as well as power controllers for a wide range of industrial applications such as polysilicon, energy storage, sapphire, and glass. The EES product and service portfolio includes high-performance uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs), industrial chargers, DC systems and converters.

Thanks to its distinctive expertise, bridging both AC and DC power technologies and spanning the worlds of both conventional and renewable energy, the company creates innovative solutions for smart grids.
AEG PS' global footprint includes 17 subsidiaries and competence centers around the world with 1,700 employees.

AEG Power Solutions Group is the sole subsidiary of the holding company 3W Power S.A. (WKN A0Q5SX / ISIN GG00B39QCR01), based in Luxembourg. The Group is headquartered in Zwanenburg in the Netherlands. The shares of 3W Power are admitted to trading on Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: 3W9) and the warrants are traded on NYSE Euronext, Amsterdam (ticker symbol: 3WPW).

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