Emerson Network Power Identifies Key Applications for Its 400 Vdc Technology
“Recent advances in power conversion technologies, combined with rapidly increasing dc-based equipment growth, have created an environment where 400-Vdc power distribution should be—and is being—actively considered,” said Mark Murrill, director of 400-Vdc power initiatives for Emerson Network Power. “Global architecture standards required for widespread implementation of 400-VdcC are well under way, as demonstrated with the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) EN 300 132-3-1 standard released in February 2012. As more and more vendors support this standard, the adoption of 400V DC will begin to rapidly increase in various applications and further standards will be clarified and adopted.”
Emerson Network Power currently sees four primary applications for 400V DC technology: telecom central offices, data centers, commercial buildings, and transportation—each with its own drivers for adoption.