Choosing The Right High Voltage Power Supply

Take a few moments to find out about choosing the RIGHT high voltage power supply and why we Genvolt, as a leading manufacturer, can help you every step of the way.

When we talk about High Voltage Power Supply units (HVPSU) at Genvolt, we are nearly always referring to a power supply that produces a DC (Direct Current) output in excess of 500 volts.

These HVPSU are designed for applications ranging from general research to specialised plasma control solutions, including such projects as Tokamak, Large Hadron Collider (LHC), down to Electrospinning and Electrospraying in laboratories, capacitor charging and nano technology applications.

Whilst Genvolt are involved in some very large projects indeed, we are also very flexible in our manufacturing and design, enabling us to address the needs of all the markets we operate in.

So, if you are a PhD student working on your research project or a design engineer involved in a complex installation we will probably be able to help you with a solution.

There are always, in life, a few fundamental rules to follow, so set out below is a basic guide on choosing the correct power supply for your particular application. If at any stage you are unsure, then pick up the telephone and call us for assistance.

It is best to make a “Wish List” of the criteria you require in a HVPSU before you begin your search, some of the specifications you seek may be fixed and some flexible, so let’s take a look at how we should lay them out:

INPUT VOLTAGE Mains/DC Normally 240VAC or 24VDC
OUTPUT VOLTAGE Minimum/Maximum Normally stated in Kilovolts (kV)
OUTPUT POLARITY Either Positive or Negative Normally stated as +ve or -ve
OUTPUT CURRENT Minimum/Maximum Normally stated in milliamps (mA)
POWER Minimum/Maximum Normally stated in Watts (w)
FIXED/ADJUSTABLE Minimum/Maximum Adjustment required on output
FORM FACTOR Bench/Rack Mount Bench standing or 19” Rack mount

The above represents the minimum requirements that you need to decide upon before making your choice, so with that to hand off we go the website:

The vast range that is available sometimes can be confusing and indeed seem very difficult to navigate. That why we have put the power supplies into labelled sections, such as Capacitor Charging, Laboratory Power Supplies, and X-Ray etc.

We understand how daunting this choice can be for new and experienced users of these extremely specialised units. To meet these demands we have a very specialised team, with the required expertise, to assist you in making the right choice!

Date: 27/01/2020 | By

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