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  • Aug 5, 2020

Increase Quality of Service and Reduce Down Time with Reliable DC Power Solutions for Wireless Communications Sites

Why DC Power Infrastructure for Communications Sites?

     Providing reliable broadband internet service to remote, often rural locations can present many challenges. Due to the remoteness of many fixed wireless broadband networks, any network outage can result in loss of broadband service to customers for extended periods.

     Frequent power outages are not uncommon, so being able to maintain power for network devices is critical. 

     Many regions also  experience temperature extremes, with temperatures ranging from +30°C in summer, to below –20°C in winter. 

     These temperatures can cause issues with network equipment at communications sites, particularly batteries, which are susceptible to extreme temperatures and may not operate or charge correctly. 

ICT has addressed these challenges by developing the IntelliCharge Series battery charger/power supply. The IntelliCharge Series is a three-stage battery charger/power supply combination, which provides consistent, reliable 48, 24, or 12 volt DC power for remote communications sites. Power output is 180 or 360 watts, suitable for many wireless applications and devices.

The IntelliCharge Series provides the power to network devices at  communication sites, in addition to charging backup batteries, which are critical for when AC mains power from the utility is lost.

     When AC power is not available – this can be a relatively common occurrence – the IntelliCharge Series battery charger/power supply uses power from the backup battery banks installed at sites to provide continuous power to network devices. When AC power is restored, the IntelliCharge Series will power all load devices and recharge the depleted battery.

     Temperature compensated charging allows for correct charging voltages based on the ambient temperature at the site, which is critical when ambient temperatures fluctuate.

     For more information, please contact Primus at 800-435-1636 or [email protected]

Contributed by - Rob Menees

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