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How programmable power supplies are used to degauss ships

Posted by Martin on October 31, 2019

On a regular or continuous basis, ships are degaussed to remove unwanted magnetism that has built up due to the earth’s magnetic field and on-board machinery. One way to avoid the magnetic field disrupting on-board navigation systems is to install electromagnetic coils, and control the amount of current passing through the coils to offset the hull’s magnetic field.

The amount of power and current needed varies by the size of the ship. Requiring a broad range of models, a manufacturer of degaussing equipment contacted TDK-Lambda regarding their Genesys™ programmable power supplies.  Multiple part numbers ranging from 60 to 600V are now being used in ships around the world.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of programmable AC-DC power supplies, click for more information