Features and Benefits

  • +36V to +72V or -36V to -72V Input Range
  • +5V Output at 10A
  • VOUT Regulation better than 0.1% over Line and Load
  • 86% Efficiency at 48V Input and 5V/5A Output
  • Half-Brick Module Footprint and Pinout
  • Short-Circuit Protection
  • 275kHz Switching Frequency
  • Designed for 1500V Isolation
  • Soft-Start
  • Fully Assembled and Tested
  • Remote ON/OFF
  • Remote Sense

Product Details

The MAX5015 evaluation kit (EV kit) is a fully assembled and tested printed circuit board (PCB) that contains a 50W forward converter in the industry-standard half-brick footprint. The circuit is configured for a +5.0V output voltage and provides up to 10A of current. Power for the circuit can be provided from either a +36V to +72V or -36V to -72V DC source.

High efficiency of 86% is achieved at 5A using a single transistor, forward converter topology providing output power up to 50W. The surface-mount transformer provides galvanic isolation and has a reset winding to recover magnetic energy. Galvanic isolation up to 1500V is achieved by an optocoupler and surface-mount transformer.

Operation at 280kHz allows the use of small magnetics and output capacitors.

Warning: The MAX5015 EV kit is designed to operate with high voltages. Dangerous voltages are present on this EV kit and on equipment connected to it. Users who power up this EV kit or power the sources connected to it must be careful to follow safety procedures appropriate to working with high-voltage electrical equipment.

Under severe fault or failure conditions, this EV kit may dissipate large amounts of power, which could result in the mechanical ejection of a component or of component debris at high velocity. Operate this kit with care to avoid possible personal injury.


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