Small and Powerful 270Vdc VPX Power Card Now Available

Aegis Power Systems released their first VPX power card, supporting a variety of markets including unmanned and industrial robotic applications employing VITA 62 standards.

A robust new VPX power card has been released from industry-leader Aegis Power Systems, Inc this week. The lightweight 3U unit gives industrial, commercial, military, and aerospace engineers a power supply option with higher efficiency and greater power outputs than previous competitors.


These powerful single slot rack cards are ruggedized and designed to meet portions of various military standards including Mil-Std-704, Mil-Std 461e, and Mil-Std-810f. The new 270Vdc VPX power supply units are suitable for use in VITA 62 standard rackmount chassis across many markets including military (including COTS), industrial, and commercial.

The specifications of the VPX 270-500 power card exceed competitor models by yielding up to 93% max efficiency, 500 watts total output power, and a smaller 4HP size. The conduction cooled unit offers six output voltages, short circuit protection with automatic recovery, option to parallel units, and a quick start-up time. Modifications may be available per customer request.

The new VPX DC-DC power converter card is available directly from the manufacturer. Spec sheets and quote request forms are available at: http://aegispower.com/index.php/202-vpx-power-card.

About Aegis Power Systems
Aegis Power Systems is an award-winning custom power supply design and manufacture center based in Murphy, NC. First founded in 1995, the company has developed a robust line of efficient and highly reliable AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters for specialized markets. Aegis Power Systems is ISO 9001:2008 certified, veteran-owned, and a member of the IPC electronics association.

For further information, please contact:
Aegis Power Systems, Inc.
805 Greenlawn Road
Murphy, NC 28906
(828) 837-4029

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