Excelsys power supply experts have an extensive knowledge of power supplies, technology and the challenges facing system designers. In conjunction with the Xgen Designers’ Manual, and Application Notes, we also prepare Videos on topics that are relevant to system designers.
Technical Support Videos
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Introduction
This video introduces the latest design platform from Excelsys Technologies. With patented design, this platform provides the same reliability that users of our modular and configurable designs are used to with a number of key design improvements, that will future proof your design needs for the next decade and more.
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Value
With the release of the CoolX , this new platform provides a series of value propositions to the end user that will simplify the design in sequence, create value add by ease of integration, and reduce the total cost of ownership. This video will take the user through a number of such value propositions to give you an insight of the latest design from Excelsys Technologies.
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Medical
If you are designing a medical system, there are a number of key points that will be of interested to your specific industry sector. This video will take the viewer through a series of specifically designed features that will be applicable to the medical industry.
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Connectivity
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Configure
With isolated and floating outputs, including the 24 Watt auxiliary, the CoolX provides the ideal scalable solution for higher power or higher voltages. This video will provide an insight to the viewer on how this can be achieved on this new platform. By using parallel or series configuration, CoolMods can be used as building blocks to meet your application needs.
Video – Excelsys – CoolX Analog Interface
With the CoolX platform there are number of analogue interfaces that the user can make use of to monitor and control the performance of the power supply. These include remote sensing, enable and disable, PowerGood monitoring, AC fail etc. This video will outline to the user how to incorporate these features into their design.
Video – Excelsys – CoolX External Cooling
With the low thermal impedance design feature of the CoolX platform, the usability of the output power can be increased by use of external cooling methods. This video will describe this feature in detail and outline to the view how this can be implemented in a system.
Video – Excelsys – Hi-Pot testing
A grey area often exists in users minds in relation to production testing requirements v’s type testing on power supplies. In many cases, this can lead to unnecessary damage to power supplies, especially when applying a hazardous hi-pot test across the isolation barrier. Type testing remits the removal of components prior to such testing, which prevent will prevent the damage, and this video discusses the limitations for in-circuit testing across the isolation barrier on a switch mode power supply. It also details how to overcome these limitations and the permitted guidelines for safety type testing. In taking the user through a number of different test options it provides details on how to safely carry out a type test hi-pot procedure on a finished unit.
Video – Excelsys – Input & Ouput Signals
On the UltiMod design, we have designed a number of features which are specifically targeted to address customer design issues. By interfacing correctly with these options it can reduce your design time, total cost of solution, and simplify the design process. This video discusses these very input and output signal connections on Excelsys platforms to provide ease of integration in your design. It focuses on the performance and implementation of the power good and enable /disable features. And demonstrate to the user how these feature are designed onto our power supplies. BY viewing this vidoe the viewer will quickly familiarise themselves with how these features can be invoked on their end designs.
Video – Excelsys – Laser Diode Applications
The flexibility of the UltiMod platforms lends itself very favourably to many different industry segments. For each of these segments there are distinct design capabilities that can be optimised by the user for their particular segment requirements. This video focuses on the feature set of the Excelsys platforms which make them suitable for Laser diode applications. It provides three key aspects of our designs that can be manipulated by designers to reduce the total cost of ownership for these types of designs. It details each of these and provides a good insight to the viewer as to how these capabilities can be invoked when designing your power needs for Laser diode applications.
Video – Excelsys – Medical Power Supplies
This video looks at the specific design requirements when designing power supplies for medical applications. In many cases when designing for medical applications, the safety requirements and knowledge of same can be cumbersome for the end user, especially if you are not a safety expert. At Excelsys we have the skill set and knowledge to ease the process of this when designing with our power supplies for medical applications. This video takes the user through such requirements and discusses this in the context of off the shelf platforms that can be used in such applications.
Video – Excelsys – Ruggedised Power Supplies
With the expansion of commercial off the shelf power supplies being used in harsher environments, there is a need for such supplies to meet the stringent shock and vibration requirements when operating under such conditions. At Excelsys we have addressed this directly. This video looks at the specific design enhancements of Excelsys platforms that make them suitable for use in highly rugged environments with additional mechanical stresses. It takes the user through the design approaches adopted and tested that allow our platforms to be used in harsh operating conditions, with a specific focus on such platforms.
Video – Excelsys – Wide Trim
As we engage with our customer we learn more about the challenges and requirement they face with developing architectures As part of this ethnography research, we have learned that more of our customers needs a wider voltage trim capability on many power platforms. This need has been addressed with the recent design and addition to the PowerMod product ranges, which allow the user to trim down to 1V. This video focuses on the new range of PowerMods which allow the user to trim between 1 and 58V on a single platform PowerMod. It discusses the application advantages to such capabilities on these new design platforms.
Video – Excelsys – Inductive & Reactive Loads
When driving inductive and reactive loads a challenge faced by many designers is how to protect the power supply when, for example, a back EMF is generated. In many cases this invokes adding external circuits such s series diodes ptr crow bar circuits. With the recent design and release of the XgR & XgT’s, Excelsys has addressed this particular issue. This video focuses on the new platforms which allow the user to drive reactive and in particular inductive loads without the need for external protection devices. This ability provides the user with a cost effective and performance enhanced solution without compromise for the end user.
Video – Excelsys – Xsolo Power Supply
This video focuses on the new single output platform from Excelsys. It compares the feature set with our existing configurable platforms, and talks the viewer through the details of the full range of products available on this platform. The Xsolo has been designed to compliment our existing configurable platforms while at he same time providing a cost effective single output platform without compromising the quality , performance or reliability of the product ranges offered by Excelsys.
Video – Excelsys – Xgen Powerpac Description
This video describes in detail the topology of the PowerPacs and provides an insight how they provide a supply voltage for any PowerPacs that are inserted into them. It also describes the feature set available to the end user.
Video – Excelsys – Xgen PowerMod Description
This video describes in detail the topology of the PowerPacs and provides an insight how they interact with the PowerPac that they are inserted into. It also describes the feature set available to the end user.
Video – How to connect to your Xgen
This video describes the various AC inlet options that are available on the Xgen series Power Supplies.
Video – Enabling & Disabling your Xgen PowerPac
This video demonstrates to the user how they incorporate the enable and disable function on the PowerMods of the Xgen series Power Supplies.
Video – Xgen Power Supply Thermal Shut Down Protection
The Xgen Power Supply has many safety features designs on board. This video demonstrates to the user how the thermal shut down protection feature of the Xgen functions.
In the video we artificially simulate an over temperature event by heating a thermistor with a hot air knife. We show the user how the part shuts down , and how the open collector output can provide the user with 10mS advance notice of the shut down occurring.
Video – Xgen Power Supply Short Circuit Protection
The Xgen Power Supply has many safety features designs on board. This feature focuses on how the PowerMods will protect themselves in the event of an external short circuit being placed across the output.
In the video we discuss in detail the protection mode commonly referred to as hicc-up mode. We show the viewer through use of an oscilloscope, the timing sequence of the output stage turning itself on and off. This ensures that the unit can remain in this mode indefinitely without any concern for damage to our power supply or the customer’s application.
Video – Xgen Power Supply Current Limit Protection
The Xgen Power Supply has many safety features designs on board. This video demonstrates to the user how the current limit protection on the individual PowerMods functions.
In this video we use electronic loads to purposely overload the PowerMod and we show the shut down feature and how the unit protects itself , and the customer load from being damaged.
Video – Xgen XF Series Power Supply
The XF range of Xgen power supplies are designed to meet the demands of harsh operating environments. Ruggedised to withstand extremes in shock and vibration and is certified to Mil-STD 810G, Integrity Test for Shock and Vibration.
Ideal for use in applications subject to extremes in temperature, the XF family will deliver up to 1000W over a wide temperature range from -55 to 70ºC and is conformal coated as standard, ensuring additional protection from water and dust.
This video takes the viewer through the highlights of the XF design, and will compare and contrast the design with the standard Xgen platform.
Video – How to Configure your Xgen
The Xgen series of user configurable power supplies offer system designers greatest flexibility, highest efficiency and highest reliability for their application.This video provides a technical overview of the Xgen platform. It provides the user with an insight into the engineering make up of the design.
It discusses the design from both a mechanical and electrical over view, and talks the user through a very high level schematic. It shows the viewer how the entire package is assembled to provide market leading performance ,on a modular based, configurable power supply that can easily be assembled to meet all of your power needs.
Video – Xgen Reliability
The Xgen platform has been designed to meet the high performance demands of mission critical applications in the Medical, Industrial and Military environments. Each of these parts carries the appropriate safety agency approvals and has been designed with these applications in mind.
This video will take the viewer through the engineering approaches ingrained in the Excelsys culture, which ensures a market leading part, not just from an electrical point of view, but more importantly with market leading reliability ingrained in its DNA.
Video – Xgen in Parallel
The Xgen platform has been designed to allow the individual PowerMods to be used as building blocks for higher current demands. The way to meet this is to parallel the output modules.
This video demonstrates to the viewer how the platform can be easily used to parallel several modules. It also takes the user through a technical discussion forum of how this is achievable through a white board demonstration process.
Video – Xgen in Series
The Xgen platform has been designed to allow the individual PowerMods to be used as building blocks for higher voltage demands. The way to meet this is to use the output modules in a series configuration.
This video demonstrates to the viewer how the platform can be easily used to use several modules in series. It also takes the user through a technical discussion forum of how this is achievable through a white board demonstration process.
Video – PLE Group
The PLE continues the Excelsys tradition of providing an instant, no compromise power solution for any application where a unique set of voltage and current requirements is needed.
An acronym for Product Line Extension, this video outlines how the Excelsys engineering team can take any existing platform and modify it accordingly if any of our existing parts dow not support all of your power needs.
Video – What is Xgen
The Xgen series brings modular power supplies to a new paradigm, combining technical excellence with logistics simplicity to exceed the most demanding requirements from any industry.
This video takes the user through the step by step process in selecting the correct part, and how to assemble the final solution. It also introduces the viewer to an online tool that is available on the Excelsys webpage , that will automatically generate the optimum solution for your power needs.