Application Solutions

Mobile air compressor

Posted by Dulcie on August 11, 2015

Diesel powered portable air compressors are used extensively by construction companies to provide large amounts of pressurised air to power pneumatic tools. The available DC voltage to operate control circuits is often unregulated, requiring any DC-DC converter to operate over a wide range dc input. TDK-Lambda’s DPX30-12WS12 DIN rail mount DC-DC converters are able to operate reliably from a 9.5 to 36Vdc input. This, and a modification to provide a regulated 6V output, was the reason one manufacturer is using the DPX series in their latest mobile air compressors.