Powernet Power Supplies and Converters for Railways
Powernet designs and manufactures custom-design solutions for demanding power conversion applications. Over the years, we have become a well-known and trusted supplier of highly efficient, high-reliability power supplies and converters in Finnish and European markets.
Powernet’s success is based on our extensive research and development combined with strong sourcing and manufacturing competence. We offer the full service from research and development to prototyping, extensive testing, manufacturing and lifecycle management of the products delivered.
The company is based in Vantaa Finland with a highly skilled R&D team and a partner network, including the best EMS companies in the Nordic region.
Powernet is experienced in engaging our clients in specific products based on proven platforms designs and in addition has an extensive portfolio of standard power supplies to offer. Our goal is to be the chosen long-term power supply partner for our customers.
Rail approved auxiliary power ADC9000 – modules 500W-3,200W
Powernet’s ADC9000 series design platform covers the power supplies, converters and battery chargers from 500W-3,200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. Final products will often be optimised in co-operation with our clients.
This is a perfect combination of the latest design knowledge and the individual needs of each client.
The ADC9000 series module family currently offers the following solutions:
- AC / DC 500W power supplies and chargers (230VAC / 24VDC)
- DC / DC 500W converters (24VDC / 36VDC / 110VDC – 24VDC)
- DC / DC 1kW converters (24VDC / 36VDC / 110VDC – 24VDC)
- DC / DC 1,5kW converters 110VDC / 24VDC
- AC / DC 3kW 3-phase 400VAC / 24V or AC 3-phase 400VAC / 110VDC
- DC / DC 3,2kW converters 110VDC / 24VDC
MSR9800 battery management systems 3kW-20kW
Combining several ADC9000 modules into a battery management system, the MSR9800 system offers solutions from 3kW-20kW, including customized charging algorithms, temperature compensation and CAN bus interface. Integrating the MSR9800 with the train management system battery condition and charging rates can be monitored centrally.
Also, with a modular approach n+1 redundancy is achieved by installing one extra module in the system. The MSR 9800 is designed using a 2in x 19in rack width. Higher power (n x 3,2kW) can be obtained by connecting several units to the system or even several systems to each other.
Versatile trackside solutions
Powernet’s standard products have been used in trackside communication systems and railway crossing systems since 2000. The ADC5000-series power supplies and battery chargers offer a very reliable and proven solution with some 30 versions to choose from. For particularly harsh environments, the units are offered ‘ruggedized’ with both conformal coated PCB and silicone glue to support the main components against vibrations.
Powernet DAC60000 – inverters offer a high-end backup solution to convert battery power (24VDC / 48VDC / 110VDC / 220VDC) to high quality sinusoidal 230VAC. The DAC6000 family is highly modular and covers power ranges from 1.5KvA (one unit) up to 90kVA featuring also modular static switches and By-pass units.
The Powernet advantage
Powernet offers a unique combination of innovativeness and reliability based on proven platform designs.
Powernet advantages include:
- -40°C to 55°C ambient temperature
- Cold start at -50°C (reduced performance)
- Compact aluminium IP21 enclosure
- CAN bus interface
- Rail approved (EN50155)
- GOST approvals (project specific)
Products and Services
At Innotrans 2018, Powernet will showcase its new IP65 housed Battery Management System (BHC) / PSU for rolling stock applications and introduce innovative rail communication system TRDP.Read more
Powernet and Amaronia Signs Co-Operation Agreement to Sell Powernet Auxiliary Power Solutions for the Rail Segment
Auxiliary power, battery and battery management technology has made a huge jump forward during the last years.Read more
At Innotrans 2016 Powernet will show the new BCS Battery Management System (up to 12.8kW) for rolling stock applications as well as exhibit the whole ADC9000-series modules for auxiliary power need in the 500W-3,200W range.Read more
Powernet's well known ADC9000 series design platform covers power supplies, converters and battery chargers from 500W-3,200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. The latest branch of the family, the DDC8600-series DC/DC converters are now available for the general market.Read more
EKE-Electronics, a leading train control and management system (TCMS) solution provider, will supply its Trainnet® system for the high-profile Haramain project. Powernet Oy will supply the power supply units used in this project.Read more
The ADC9000 rail-approved auxiliary power family has grown with several new members. At Innotrans 2014, Powernet will show new modules (both DC/DC and AC/DC) in the range of 500W-3000W, as well as the MSR9800 system solutions based on the use of multiple ADC9000 power modules.Read more
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Launched in 2012, Powernet new ADC9000 series design platform covers the power supplies and battery chargers from 500W-3,200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. Final products will be optimised in co-operation with our customers. This is a perfect combination of the latest design knowledge and the individual needs of each customer.Read more
Powernet's new ADC9000 series design platform covers power supplies and battery chargers from 500-3200W with rail approvals according to EN50155. Final products will be optimised in co-operation with our customers. This is a perfect combination of the latest design knowledge and the individual needs of each customer.Read more
Powernet's new ADC9000 series design platform covers power supplies and battery chargers from 500W-3200W with rail approvals according to EN50155, while the final products will be optimised in co-operation with customers. The product offers a perfect combination of the latest design knowledge and the individual needs of each customer.Read more
The Powernet ADC5000 power supply series recently passed a significant milestone when the 350,000th power supply, a celebratory version of the product, was delivered to Australian customer MPower. MPower has been using the ADC5000 series for several years, in control systems of railway crossings.Read more
The London Underground Central Line is ensuring its reliability for the 2012 London Olympics by upgrading electronic component systems together with two Finnish companies. The power supply expertise of Powernet complemented the overall solution implemented by EKE-Electronics. The FinniRead more
Following a strong start, new appointments are made in support of Powernet Oy’s expansion in the Scandinavian market. Finnish power electronics supplier, Powernet Oy, has opened a new office in Sweden and has appointed Fredrik Wedén as Sales Manager for Sweden. Fredrik has a long track record froRead more
Finnish power electronics supplier, Powernet, has appointed MScTech Harry Lilja as vice president, marketing and sales, effective from 13 September 2010. The former general manager of the European sales division at VTI Technologies has accrued more than ten years of international sales experienceRead more
Stadler Rail and Powernet have signed a contract for the delivery and services of a 3kW high-power DC/DC converter. The converter will be installed in Stadler's railway vehicles in the Stadler Switzerland plant. Stadler chose Powernet, in part, because of its lightweight 3kW DC/DC coRead more