LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies for Horticulture Lighting Applications

By Rob GrayOctober 10, 2017

Today, most lighting applications are being replaced by LEDs. This is primarily because of the wide-ranging benefits this technology offers. But, not just in home or office lighting, LEDs have been making innovative forays into horticulture as well.

 

New-generation farmers are realizing the tremendous potential of LED lighting, particularly, as a supplement or replacement for natural sunlight. Now, with the rapid availability of LED technology, farmers are increasingly adopting it to boost their overall productivity.

 

LEDs supplementing the natural sunlight in horticulture or growing warehouses is an emerging phenomenon, which is significantly helping to control the nutrient balance of various plants, improving their growth cycle.

 

One of the leading manufacturers of agricultural LEDs wanted to upgrade their product design and were in need of an advanced power supply for their full-spectrum LED grow light. The agricultural LED light manufacturer, after a considerable amount of trial and error, selected Artesyn's LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies. After implementing the LCC600 Series, the company successfully created an IP65 rated light, which saves over 40% on energy costs even in wet and humid conditions.

 

Major Advantages of Artesyn's LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

Artesyn's LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies, has been made available in four models, offering main output voltages of 12 V, 28 V, 36 V, and 48 V. Each of the four models can offer an output standby of 5 Vdc with a supply of up to 1.5 amps.

The high-quality 600 watts AC-DC Power Supply series, incorporating a thermal baseplate, is capable of providing full output power over a wide operating temperature range of -40 to 85˚C with a universal input of 90–264 Vac.

Additionally, the LCC600 Series incorporates adjustable features, enabling precise adjustments of the main output of each power supply model according to specific application needs. For instance, the 48V model can be adjusted from 44 V to 54 V with a maximum current rating of 12.5 amps.

Key Features of Artesyn's LCC600 Series of Fully Enclosed Conduction Cooled AC-DC Power Supplies

The Conduction Cooled LCC600 Series Power Supplies are thoroughly protected against output overcurrent and overtemperature conditions, with latching overvoltage protection for both main and standby outputs. Other prime features of the industrial-grade power supply series include:

  • 600 W full power at elevated temperatures
  • Wide operating temperature range (-40 °C to 85 °C baseplate)
  • Adjustable output
  • Remote output On/Off
  • AC_OK; DC_OK signals
  • 5 V standby voltage
  • Active current share
  • Conduction-cooled/fanless
  • I 2 C / PMBus
  • Medical and ITE Safety3
  • Suited for BF-type applications
  • Active power factor correction
  • Optional IP65 variant
  • Optional 277 Vac input variant

Artesyn's LCC600 Series of AC-DC Power Supplies, housed in a compact 4 x 9-inch metal case footprint, is ideal for rugged applications in extreme environments.

The series, incorporating a PMBus™-compliant I2C communication interface to enable monitoring and remote set-up, is either offered with standard input/output connectors, or in fully sealed versions, carrying an IP65 rating against dust and water ingress. The industry-leading LCC600 Series is RoHS compliant, and it adheres to all necessary safety approvals and certification requirements.

For more information and product queries about Artesyn's LCC600 Series, please contact our WPGA Power Solutions Director Rob Gray.