Precision Control Systems

Distributed Power Nodes

Distributed Power Nodes

The power node has been specifically developed by Ultra to provide the core building block for military vehicle distributed and intelligent power management systems.

Utilising Ultra’s latest solid state switching and protection circuitry, each node can supply up to ten discrete consumer circuits, greatly enhancing protection and reliability over legacy distribution panels. The power node uses CANbus messages for switching, monitoring and reset following a trip scenario.

Moving protection away from large legacy panels of manual breakers regains space in the operator’s immediate environment. By locating the power node close to its consumers, a significant saving can be realised in vehicle harnessing cost and space.

Key information

  • Ten power channels
  • Latest solid state circuit protection
  • Up to 15 amps per channel
  • CANbus (MilCAN  & J1939 capable)
  • Fully configurable circuit protection
  • Hardware secondary trip protection
  • Real time current reporting
  • Thermal protection

For product specifications and datasheet downloads click on the links below:

Main image courtesy Richard Watt/MOD / Open Government Licence v1.0