Product Announcement from Analytic Systems
The operation of a motor control device, commonly used on forklifts, front end loaders, small utility vehicles utilizing thyristors, can cause a negative spike to be generated. Any electronics sharing a common power system can be affected by these negative spikes. Analytic Systems has developed a modification to prevent these negative spikes from accidentally shutting down its power conversion units.
We are often called upon to supply fully isolated DC-DC converters to produce 15 - 16 volts DC, at 5 to 7 amps from forklifts, 36 or 48 volts DC to run notebook computers. These are particularly tough applications as the thyristor-based motor drives for the forks and tires produce large amounts of overlying AC on the batteries and will cause many converters to fail unless proper input-circuitry is used. We call this the ‘Forklift’ Modification. If your application is for any system where such motor drives are used on the source voltage side, let us know so we can make the proper modifications.