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Reduce SWaP-C, Increase Reliability, and Implement Smart Power Control with DDC’s Ruggedized 28V, 200A, 8-Channel SSPC PDU!

Bohemia, New York (January 2015) Data Device Corporation (DDC) now offers its 8-Channel, Solid-State Power Controller (SSPC) in a ruggedized military-grade form factor, offering advanced programmability and high-power density in a compact, highly reliable package. In addition to improved reliability and smart power control, the 8-Channel SSPC Power Distribution Unit (RP-20S19XXX) provides significant Size, Weight, Power and Cost (SWaP-C) savings.

Reduce SWaP-C
DDC’s highly efficient SSPCs enable significant SWaP-C savings compared with mechanical switches, breakers, and relays, saving space for other components and expanded functionality. These compact, high density 8-channel PDUs enable a 7X power-to-volume and 5X power-to-weight savings, compared with larger enclosed mechanical alternatives, enabling reduced space consumption and fuel costs, while extending mission range. Additional SWaP-C savings are realized through a 70% reduction in power dissipation, along with energy savings through intelligent load shedding and prioritization. Inventory costs can be saved, as these PDUs can be programmed to support multiple platforms and varying mission requirements.

Increase Reliability
DDC’s SSPCs have a 25X improved MTBF compared with mechanical switches, breakers, and relays, that have moving parts which are more prone to failure. They also provide real-time vehicle health and diagnostic data, enabling improved mission uptime, safety and longevity through preventative and automated maintenance. The high reliability of our SSPCs is further ensured by our battle proven technology, with more than 800,000 DDC SSPC nodes installed on military vehicles since 1988.

Smart Power Control
DDC’s SSPCs enable network control, programmability, and autonomous operation — simplifying vehicle control and freeing crew members’ time, so they can concentrate on mission critical tasks. They also provide channel paralleling, controlled rise/fall times, and I2t trip protection, to deliver high precision load protection and flexible power distribution. DDC’s SSPCs also offer flexible control options, including CANbus interface, and a range of discrete control interfaces. These high power PDUs allow each channel to be individually programmed within a 10:1 current range, from 2.5 to 25 amps.

“By controlling up to 200 amps to 8 independent loads, in a compact, ruggedized military grade form factor, DDC’s new high power density SSPC PDUs provide a highly efficient, mission ready power control solution, offering significant SWaP-C savings and advanced functionality, along with increased reliability”, stated Steve Rood Goldman, DDC’s Marketing Manager.

Data Device Corporation (DDC) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-reliability Connectivity, Power and Control solutions (Data Networking; Power Distribution, Control and Conversion; Motor Control and Motion Feedback) for aerospace, defense, space, and industrial applications. With awards for quality, delivery, and support, DDC has served these industries as a trusted resource for more than 50 years... providing proven solutions that are optimized for efficiency, reliability, and performance. Data Device Corporation brands include DDC, Beta Transformer Technology Corporation, National Hybrid Inc., North Hills Signal Processing Corp., Pascall Electronics Ltd., and XCEL Power Systems Ltd. DDC is headquartered in Bohemia, NY and has manufacturing operations in New York, California, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit:

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