The space-saving NetSure IPE Series is ideal for use in network edge and access applications, including 5G small cells, RAN, and distributed antenna systems (DAS). Rapid deployment outdoors is easy, since the unit is hardened and does not require a separate housing for protection against the elements. With the frequent introduction of new technologies in the telecom space, many customers are finding that traditional rectifier solutions are not providing the protection required to handle startup current. With its higher-rated output fuse, NetSure IPE has helped customers overcome this issue.
The Vertiv NetSure IPE Series high-efficiency R48-2000C2 outdoor rectifier is designed to support 5G radio applications with low power requirements, such as small cells and remote radio heads (RRHs). Fanless cooling eliminates maintenance and results in silent operation — ideal for rapid deployment in urban, rural, and noise-sensitive areas. The rectifier meets IP65 rating for use in harsh outdoor environments while delivering up to 96.3% efficiency. The rectifier is also available with lithium-ion battery backup to ride through power outages.
Extensive design, research, and testing went into maximizing the power output and efficiency while minimizing the size of the enclosure. Another important focus in the development was to minimize installation time to support a speedy rollout of 5G networks. This is especially relevant to the industry, as 5G adoption is increasing globally. Bluetooth and a dedicated app help simplify installation and service, addressing common customer challenges with other solutions that can cause delays in deployment and availability.
Rectifiers at cell sites convert AC to DC power, which is used by telecommunications devices in concert with batteries to enable remote radios and ensure 99.999% availability. Thus, these rectifiers play a vital role in enabling connectivity for new applications relying on 5G technology. Given space constraints atop cell towers and highly congested urban areas, remote radios, outdoor rectifiers, and batteries must have a small form factor.
The compact size of this product, along with the power savings realized by eliminating a dedicated cooling system, enable 5G providers to deploy these units deep into the network to extend reach or dramatically simplify infrastructure at the base of the tower. With natural convection-cooled rectifiers and batteries, operators can remove enclosures and forced cooling equipment from the site, enabling savings in energy consumption and maintenance as well as in initial investment.