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GP100 low line rectifier

ABB Expands Offerings to Provide Reliable, Quality Power for Global Telecommunications Infrastructure

10/05/2021 Press Releases

  • Low-line GPS4830 power systems and GP100 rectifiers provide the building blocks for high-efficiency telecom, networking, and data center power.
  • New versions of ABB’s proven rectifiers and power systems establish comprehensive portfolio of solutions to support customers regardless of their regional utility power levels.

Building on its proven GP100 rectifier platform, ABB Power Conversion has developed a new lower-voltage, true three-phase, 6-kilowatt (kW) version to provide the power levels needed in telecommunication and networking applications. The low-line rectifiers provide the foundation for a variety of lower-voltage power systems to be developed by ABB, starting with its low-line GPS4830.

Both the low-line GP100 and GPS4830 help power designers and engineers demands for high-density data and communication solutions where high-line 380-480V feeds may not be available – and in regions, such as Japan, where lower-voltage (200-, 208- and 240-volt) AC utility power is prominent.

“With voltage levels varying by region, a one-size-fits-all approach to power conversion topologies cannot effectively meet the capacity demands of telecom applications responsible for keeping our world connected,” explained Vito Savino, wireline and data center segment leader at ABB Power Conversion. “By expanding our line of GPS4830 power systems to now support lower-voltage environments, we can meet the needs and requirements of our global customers while helping to provide the reliable, quality power they require.”

The GP100L3R48TEZ rectifiers deliver the same amount of power as competitive AC-DC power supplies but in half the rack space – significantly improving power density. This high power density, combined with the rectifiers’ compact design and high efficiency operation, helps it meet the evolving needs of customers and original equipment manufacturers within the telecom, cable, and data center segments. For example, the rectifiers provide the 48V DC output voltages required for many of today’s distributed power architectures, telecom switches, LAN/WAN/MAN applications, file servers, and enterprise networks.

When used in ABB’s GPS4830 power systems, the efficiency levels achieved with the low-line GP100 rectifiers combine with the proven cabinet design and distribution of the GPS4848 to provide a robust solution for telecommunications applications. A fully equipped low-line GPS4830 bay can achieve 144 kW of capacity with 12 rectifier shelves incorporated while still allowing 44 inches of vertical space for the installation of distribution panels.

“The addition of the low-line GP100 to our product portfolio enables us to provide a complete range of GPS4830 power systems to meet our customers’ needs regardless of the utility voltage available near their facility,” Savino continued. “And with both high-line and low-line variations now available, we can provide a one-stop-shop for our customers to meet their global telecom power needs.” 

Additional Features

The low-line GP100 rectifiers also feature:

  • 200/208/240 VAC input.
  • 42-58 VDC output.
  • Up to 96.5% efficiency.
  • Three means for monitoring/control: Analog, PMBus™, or Galaxy-based RS485 protocol.
  • Comprehensive input, output, and over-temperature protection.
  • Redundant, parallel operation with active load sharing and redundant +5V auxiliary power.
  • Power factor correction that meets both EN/IEC 61000-3-2 and EN 60555-2 requirements.
  • Conformally coated design.

To learn more about the new three-phase, low-line GP100 rectifiers click here. And to learn more about the lower-voltage GPS4830 power systems, click here.

ABB (ABBN: SIX Swiss Ex) is a leading global technology company that energizes the transformation of society and industry to achieve a more productive, sustainable future. By connecting software to its electrification, robotics, automation and motion portfolio, ABB pushes the boundaries of technology to drive performance to new levels. With a history of excellence stretching back more than 130 years, ABB’s success is driven by about 105,000 talented employees in over 100 countries. www.abb.com 

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For more information please contact:

Matt Falso 

ABB Power Conversion

+1 518 902-5038