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GE Launches First Fan-Less, Half-Height, Conduction-Cooled Front-End Rectifier

September 18, 2014

Small Footprint of Scalable Solution Enables Compact, Portable Equipment

DALLAS --- Sept. 18, 2014 --- GE's Critical Power business (NYSE: GE) today introduced its CCR0512FP 12-volt, conduction-cooled, front-end rectifier, measuring half the height of traditional, industry-standard rectifiers. The new "tablet-sized" rectifier delivers 19 watts (W) per cubic inch (W/in³) of high-efficiency power to low-end data and telecom applications including network routing, semiconductor test equipment, network design equipment and thin client workstations.

The fan-less operation of GE's CCR0512FP eliminates audible noise typically produced by the power supply, providing original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with a more reliable solution. In addition, the conduction-cooling feature enables system designers to consider alternative methods of cooling including air, liquid and convection. For more information on fan-less conduction cooling, GE has developed a white paper, which is now available for download.

"As the leader in testing communication networks, devices and services, managing power and thermal requirements of our products is critical," said Neil Tsutaoka, hardware platform manager, Spirent Communications. "GE's CCR0512FP front-end rectifier offers a paradigm shift: fan-less cooling in a small form factor that has enabled our designers to develop more flexible and efficient test products."

Key Features and Benefits of the CCR0512FP Front-End Rectifier:

  • Compact device (3.35 inches by 8.79 inches), which is half the height of a traditional rack unit.
  • Fan-less, noise-less conductive cooling.
  • 500-W output power with 19 W/in3 of power density.
  • 91.8 percent efficiency (Vin = 230Vac, 50 percent load).
  • Auxiliary support---3.3 volts or 5 volts standby power at 2A.
  • Hot plug/hot swap enables ease of field upgrade or service.

"OEMs are constantly seeking slimmer and smaller components to improve their designs," said Karim Wassef, vice president of the embedded power product line, GE's Critical Power business. "GE's fan-less, conduction-cooled rectifier meets this challenge by enabling OEMs to offer an ultra-low profile, modular product that is easy to upgrade in the field."

Availability and Pricing:

The CCCR0512FP front-end rectifier is now available volume quantities now. Pricing begins at $209 for 1,000 units. For more information, please call +1 877 546 3243 or +1 972 244 9288.

GE's Critical Power business provides mission-critical applications with end-to-end power product and service solutions specifically designed to maximize uptime while improving energy efficiency. The solutions offered by the Critical Power business add to GE's broader Industrial Solutions portfolio of leading technologies designed for the delivery, management and optimization of electrical power for customers across multiple industries. To learn more about GE's Critical Power business, visit:

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