Founded in 1980, Power Control Systems (PCS) is a leading provider of switching technologies. As a UNI EN ISO 9001-2008-certified company, PCS focuses on total client satisfaction and the continuous quality improvement of its products and services.

Railway power supply units

The wide range of products offered by PCS can satisfy client requests of power supply units up to 4,000W. Its R&D department, provided with the most updated CAD facilities, can design and develop customised products in short lead times with competitive costs.

PCS’s products cover a broad range of industrial, communications and railway applications, with AC-DC power supplies, DC-DC converters, DIN-rail power supplies, board-mounted, 19in rack power supplies, and customised products specifically made to customer requirements.

High-quality switching technology

In line with its fundamental philosophy, PCS ensures the maximum quality and reliability of its products. These are guaranteed by strict tests which are carried out during every single phase of the product process, from design to delivery.

In PCS’s San Vendemiano, Italy, headquarters, a 4,500m² plant, each unit undergoes complete testing, including an active BURN-IN cycle. Modern ATEs record all test results and make them available to clients. PCS offers a sales and after-sales service managed by a network of agents and distributors, covering all of Europe and the Middle East.

Electrical and mechanical products for railway power supply

During the last five years, PCS has increased its design and manufacturing capabilities for railway applications. It manufactures robust electrical and mechanical products designed for rugged railway power supply applications, which are designed to meet the most stringent of specifications and are produced under strict quality control.

Multi-output AC-DC power supply unit

PCS offers the VP8DC-24, a multi-output AC-DC power supply unit specifically designed for railway applications –Field Vital I/O.

The VP8DC-24 has an input voltage of 230V, an input frequency of 50Hz, a 150W power supply, and an output of 8 x 24V/0.3A.

The power supply unit complies with CENELEC EN 50129, EN 520124-1, FSIS402, CENELEC EN 50121-4, CENELEC EN 50125-3, CENELEC EN 60950-1, CEE 73/23 and CE.

Multi-output DC-DC converter

The MD61-CX is a multi-output DC-DC converter for railway applications with a MMI-SCMT interface. The MD61-CX has the following specifications:

  • Input voltage: 16V–36V (14.4VDC/40VDC)
  • Power supply: 59W
  • Output: +3.3V / 3A, +5V / 1.5A, +5V / 1A, +12V / 3A

The converter complies with EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2, EN 50125-1, FSST306158 and CE.

Single-output DC-DC converter with I/O isolation

The SD986-I-X-128 is a single-output DC-DC converter with I/O isolation, designed for din-rail applications. It has the following specification:

  • Input voltage: 128V (89.6VDC/160VDC)
  • Power: 960W
  • Output: +24V / 40A

The converter complies with EN 50155, EN 50121-4, EN 50121-3-2 and CE.

Multi-output DC-DC converter for PSU railway signalling

The MD146-I-R-X-2-N1 is a multi-output DC-DC converter designed for signalling PSU railway applications. Its specifications are as follows:

  • Input voltage: 72V – 96V – 110V
  • Power: 150W
  • Output: +28.5V / 4A /+28.5V / 2A

The converter complies with EN 50155, EN 50121-3-2, IEC 62380, EN 60529, EN 61373, EN 50125-1, EN 60 068-2-1, EN 60 068-2-2, EN 60 068-2-30, EN 61000-42, EN 61000-4-3, EN 61000-4-4, EN 61000-4-5, EN 61000-4-6, EN 55011, NFF 16-101, NFF 16-102, EN 60950-1 and IP 40.

DC-DC converter for metro signalling equipment

The RACK-4XSD206-I-RX-96-1 is a single-output DC-DC converter with I/O isolation for din-rail applications, specifically metro signalling equipment. The converter has the following specifications:

  • Input voltage: 55/110VDC
  • Power: 880W
  • Output: +24V / 32A

The RACK-4XSD206-I-RX-96-1 complies with IP 20, EN 50155 T3, ST 306158, EN 60950-1, CEI 20-22, CEI 20-37 and CEI 20-38.