GE Introduces Line of High-Power, Space-Saving Rectifiers

March 19, 2015 By Karen Henry

GP100 Energy ManageGE’s Critical Power business has introduced its new GP100 line of power rectifiers, providing data- and power-intensive three-phase applications with compact, 1U1, 6-kW 54-volt AC-to-DC power rectifiers. The GP100 line includes GE’s GP100R compact module for data center and telecommunications rack or cabinet mounting and its GP100M for embedded data, networking and industrial power supply solutions.

Ideal for high-density data and communications settings, the new rectifiers take up less than half of the space required to install similar products, says GE. Two GP100s can be mounted together in 1U of rack space, providing power density of 12 kW per 1U. The GP100 rectifiers can be paralleled into packaged systems ranging from 12 kW to 432 kW, providing efficient power to high-density and high-capacity applications such as 48-kW power bays and cabinets. This enables these applications to implement three-phase power supplies instead of being limited to single-phase options due to space requirements.

The new rectifiers have an energy conversion efficiency level of up to 96.5 percent. The product line also helps eliminate potential single-phase balancing issues as power requirements grow by ensuring that electrical phases grow in equal increments.

The GP100 rectifier line of power conversion products also includes a 1U, high-density product that is specifically engineered for single-phase power supply designs. The rectifier platform offers expanded communications and diagnostics, such as black box capture capability, field installable firmware upgrades and improved AC measurement accuracy.

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