Mpod Micro power supply

Mpod Micro power supply

The programmable Mpod Micro power supply is the most flexible and economical solution because it only supports two high power modules at the most. The programmable Mpod Micro power supply delivers powers of 600 W for the 1 slot model and of 1200 W for the 2 slot model. A new controller card with Ethernet and USB interfaces monitors the proper functioning of the chassis, fan tray, power supply and low voltages. Two CANbus input – output ports allow active daisy-chaining of this chassis.

Low voltage modules are available with 4 or 8 channels with a maximum of 100 W per channel for 400 W per module. The proposed voltages range from 8 V to 120 V.

The slow control of the programmable Mpod Micro power supply is executed from an integrated web server (iCS). The system works with a local Ethernet network or with a WiFi wireless station. No external software should be installed. Communication takes place with an internet browser (web browser) which makes function calls to the server. In return, the server  sends information about the monitoring. The iCS server offers the possibility of managing control – command but also of saving a user profile, configuring alarms, viewing voltage and current graphs. Alternatively, the iCS server is capable of providing APIs for OPC, SOAP or even EPICS types.

Please refer to the dedicated page of our supplier W-IE-NE-R Power Electronics for a view of the entire range.

Mpod Micro power supply specifications


  • Mixed aluminum – very rigid steel construction (5 mm sides)
  • “Zero tolerance” insertion rails, precision horizontal bars for fixing the modules
  • Multilayer backplane, live insertion of modules
  • Front cage for 6U, 8TE modules (40.3 mm), depth 220 mm
  • Ventilation, distributed voltages and currents, internal temperature are microprocessor-controlled
  • Redundant operation for 2 Mpod Micro chassis
  • Ethernet, USB, CANBus and Interlock interface
  • Dimension: 19’’ * 1.5U * 480 mm (1 slot) or 19’’ * 3U * 480 mm (2 slots)

Ventilation unit integrated into the chassis

  • Fan with variable speed, air flow from front to back
  • Temperature control (° C / ° K) with integrated sensors

Power supply integrated into the chassis

  • Mpod Micro power supply with switching technology
  • Switch mode power supply 600 W and 1200 W
  • 380 VAC via busbar for low voltage modules
  • Very low noise switching technology < 10 mV
  • Modular design using primary DC-DC blocks (MEH, MDH, MDL)
  • Microprocessor control, adjustable voltages
  • Protection against short circuits, undervoltage and overvoltage
  • Protection against high temperature
  • Main supply from 90 VAC to 265 VAC



Local control
(digital display)

No. of slots


Backplane (primary LV)

Chassis Mpod Micro-1 LV Yes (LX option) 1 600 W 380 VAC
Chassis Mpod Micro-2 LV Yes (LX option) 2 1200 W 380 VAC


Mechanics / Electronics

Power supply 90 VAC to 265 VAC
Mains input current Suffix H : 16 A max.
Input fuse External
Internal for specific request
Input-output insulation CE EN 60950, ISO 380, VDE 0805, UL 1950, C22.2.950
Output power 600 W ... 1200 W (3 * 1.5 mm2 cord for 16 A)
Operating temperature 0 ... 50 ° C without derating
Storage: - 30 ° C ... + 85 ° C
Temperature coefficient < 0,2 % / 10 °C
Drift in time 10 mV or 0,1 % for 24 hours
25 mV or 0,3 % for 6 months
(under other constant conditions))
Current limitation Adjustable to any lower value
Establishment of voltages 50 ms in continuous ramp, processor-controlled
Over-voltage protection Crowbar protection (trip off)
Adjustment to 125% of nominal voltages
Power failure (Trip off and DC off) 5 ms after deviation of 5% from the nominal values
Overload, over temperature, over voltage, under voltage, fan fault
Efficiency 75% ... 85% depending on the modules used
MTBF Fans: 65,000 Hrs at 40 ° C and 100,000 Hrs at 25 ° C
Electronics: 100,000 Hrs at 40 ° C