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kaiserParticipantkaiser April 14, 2022 at 9:44 am
I know that the power input is 9-16VDC.
It’s literally the only device I have in some of my systems that isn’t 24/28V compatible, and most run from 9-36VDC or something like that. But typically we get supplied 24/28VDC, which we just use to power everything. So, for the SM200B it’s a separate power converter/supply, separate terminals to distribute it, monitor it, etc. It kinda snowballs into a decent amount of space, cost, and time.
Is there a possibility of getting extended power range versions? What’s the limitation there versus matching a more typical available power range?
Justin CrooksModeratorJustin Crooks April 14, 2022 at 10:21 am
Unfortunately we have several switching regulators in our power supply that have a maximum operating input voltage of 16 volts. We could have added an additional DC-DC conversion in front to extend this, but this would have reduced efficiency and added heat for all customers.
There are quite a few 24V – 12V DC-DC converters on the market. I realize it’s not an ideal solution, but hopefully it will work for you.
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