Isolated DC-DC converters convert a source of direct current (DC) from one voltage to another, and contain an electrical barrier between the input and output to improve safety. They are suitable for a range of applications, including telecommunication equipment, industrial equipment and consumer electronics.
What are isolated DC-DC converters used for?
Isolated DC-DC converters are used within equipment and devices containing different circuits or sub-circuits where it is necessary to convert the voltage of a DC supply from one level to another. For converting AC to DC, an AC-DC converter would be used.
Types of isolated DC-DC converters
Isolated DC-DC converters come in a wide range of input and output voltages and a variety of mountings, such as:
- Chassis mount
- DIN Rail mount
- Flange mount
- PCB mount
- Rack mount
- Surface mount
- Through hole
The advantages of isolated DC-DC converters:
- Meet international safety standards and regulations.
- Electrical isolation provides additional safety to personnel in case of internal failure.
- Wide range of voltage conversion with high efficiency.
- Certain models are railway- and medical-approved.