Innovative electronic security and fire products manufacturer, Elmdene International Limited – a subsidiary of Potter Signal, LLC – announces the launch of four new 12V low-profile, lockable, PSUs (Power Supply Units) to further expand its top selling Vision CCTV range. Featuring the very latest high efficiency switch mode technology, the Vision units reflect the increased demand for this power option across all types of CCTV applications, with the latest figures from Elmdene showing the customer conversion rate, from more traditional linear models, standing at an impressive 75 per cent.
The newest Vision units can be purchased as 4A versions, with a choice of 4 or 8 output circuits, or 8A models comprising either 8 or 16 output circuits. A practical outcome of this approach is that each powered output is individually fused. This means that protection can be tied-in to each circuit, easing servicing and, crucially, ensuring that when a fuse blows the integrity of the rest of the system is maintained. A ‘fuse health’ LED also facilitates fast-track fault finding and the value of fuses can be tailored for each output depending on the type of device being supported, whether it be a CCTV camera or security lighting.
One of the stand-out features of the latest Vision models is a robust, lockable, lid as part of their white power-coated steel enclosures, so enhancing protection against unauthorised access. The PSUs are also installer safe as all high voltage electronics are carefully shrouded. When it comes to cable installation, the Vision PSUs have been designed with flexibility in mind with the potential to use strategically positioned cable gland knockouts or two cable slots.
Said Justin Roberts, Sales and Marketing Director at Elmdene International Limited: “The latest aesthetically pleasing low profile models in our Vision range are designed to further extend the choice, and flexibility, for customers when it comes to rolling out switch mode power technology for their CCTV solutions.
“Our tests have shown that switch mode power offers a high level of efficiency – 80-87%. Not only does this have a positive impact on running costs – an important consideration for end users – but, equally pivotal, this type of PSU is able to deliver enhanced reliability as less heat is generated to impact on the performance and life of the components. The modular construction of the low-profile units, which is common to all models in the Vision range, also ensures ease of installation and servicing.”