Innovative Power, Inc. has released new three-phase transformers for heavy-duty instrumentation controls in industrial and manufacturing environments. With three sets of primary and secondary windings sharing a common core, the company says its IPI Three-Phase Transformers series is an efficient alternative to ganging standard single-phase transformers, which requires more space, more connections, more weight and more potential points of wear or failure. The transformers provide efficient power distribution, stepping voltages up or down.
--are manufactured according to strict standards in IPI's cellular manufacturing facility, which meets ISO 9001-2008.
--can withstand high temperature soldering and operating temperature environments from –40ºC to +240ºC.
IPI Three-Phase Transformers come standard in tube packaging for auto insertion equipment, as well as other packaging options upon request. In 1,000 piece quantity, the IPI Three-Phase Transformers are available beginning at $1.00 each to $6,000.00 each depending on specific performance features and other customer requirements.
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