Products, Materials + Tools | May 13, 2013

Don’t care on your Battery Voltage? The RBD DC/DC LED Driver “thinks” for you!

When driven from batteries i.e. in solar powered applications like off-grid street lighting or temporary traffic lights, the number of individual LEDs within one string is limited by the battery voltage. A 24V battery for example can support six LEDs with a standard buck driver. When the voltage drops below the required level of approximately 22V the LEDs turn dark long before the battery’s energy is fully used. The RBD-12 driver puts an end to such limitations!

When driven from batteries i.e. in solar powered applications like off-grid street lighting or temporary traffic lights, the number of individual LEDs within one string is limited by the battery voltage. A 24V battery for example can support six LEDs with a standard buck driver. When the voltage drops below the required level of approximately 22V the LEDs turn dark long before the battery’s energy is fully used.

The RBD-12 driver puts an end to such limitations. As soon as the input voltage drops below the threshold of the string it automatically switches into “boost” mode and generates a constant current of either 350 or 500mA at output voltages up to a maximum of 40VDC. The RBD-12 can drive up to 12 LEDs in one string from input voltages as low as 8VDC. Our revolutionary “buck/boost” technology makes LEDs shine until a battery source is fully depleted.

RECOM’s highly automated SMT mass production capabilities makes the new RBD-12 a cost efficient solution for public transport, marine and aircraft applications even when compared with “boost only” drivers. With it’s 33 x 17mm footprint, and weighing only 13 grams the RBD-12 is also ideal for portable equipment. It is available with wires (IP67 rated) or with standard pins for PCB mounting. The operational temperature range is up to -40°C to +75°C without derating. The drivers are EN/UL60950-1 certified and carry a 5 year warranty.

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About Recom:
Recom has become an innovative leader over the past 35 years in the manufacture and distribution of DC/DC and AC/DC converters, switching regulators and LED drivers, offering vast distribution and customer support networks that reach around the globe. Customers recognize Recom's ability to deliver top-notch products at competitive prices as well as their worldwide positioning through the establishment of proprietary production facilities that meet the highest international standards and global product availability. Recom's commitment doesn't end with the purchase of the product, but rather, customers can enjoy exceptional after-sale service and support. For the past 10 years, Recom has invested heavily in product development, quality assurance lab, and expanding their global presence to accomplish the mission of meeting customer need wherever it may arise.
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