High Voltage Power Supplies


Our high voltage DC power supplies meet a wide range of high performance demands

For over four decades EMCO High Voltage Corporation, now a part of XP Power, has led the industry in designing and manufacturing high voltage power supplies for original equipment manufacturers, research laboratories and educational institutions worldwide. Our mission is to provide you with performance driven, space saving, cost effective and highly reliable high voltage solutions backed by on-time, zero defect production support. 

XP EMCO has been continuously advancing high voltage technology by introducing new products offering superior performance in smaller packages at comparable or lower prices. In fact, many of today's industry standard footprints for high voltage modules are XP EMCO originated designs.


Our uncompromising commitment to quality and reliability throughout the last four decades has resulted in our products becoming a trusted part in many generations of our customers' products. Whether operating in outer space, deep underground or in sensitive laboratory equipment, our products are depended upon for their high performance and reliability.


Our extensive high voltage design and manufacturing experience enables us to develop and manufacture new products using proven high reliability components and processes. All XP EMCO products are designed and manufactured in XP EMCO’s "Flex-Chain" lean, demand-flow process that provides maximum quality, short lead-times, and assures our customers the lowest total cost of ownership.


High Voltage Power Supply Products

Our high voltage DC power supply products meet a wide range of high performance demands. From precision analytic instruments to mission-critical equipment, our customers’ applications all have one thing in common: the need to deliver consistent performance without fail. For over 40 years, XP EMCO High Voltage has been meeting and exceeding the requirements of our customers. Whether you are developing sensitive laboratory instruments or scientific equipment that must perform under the most rugged conditions, you can depend on our products to fulfill your need for high performance and reliability.

Proportional

Provides versatile low cost DC to high voltage DC conversion with proven reliability. The output voltage is directly proportional to the input voltage and is linear from 0.7V to the maximum input. Options include an output centre tap to provide both positive and negative outputs from one low cost module.

Regulated

Precision regulated DC - HVDC modules that feature easy external control and design-in. Providing a stable HVDC output over the specified input voltage and load range. Fully programmable from 0 - 100% of the nominal output voltage via a linear low voltage control input.

Custom

Let XP EMCO design a custom or semi-custom power supply that meets your project's individual specifications. We have experience designing high voltage products for a broad spectrum of applications, from satellite communications systems to precision scientific instruments. AC inputs are also available.

Proportional vs. Regulated

In this video tutorial, Mike Doherty, Vice President, High Voltage Products, describes the features and benefits of proportional and regulated DC to high voltage DC converters.

Other High Voltage Video Tutorials

Applications by Market

From satellite communications systems to spacecraft charge monitors, aerospace technologies require HV power supplies that provide a stable source of high voltage under the most extreme conditions. Undergoing rigorous temperature, shock, electromagnetic, and vibration testing, XP EMCO's high voltage power supplies demonstrate consistent performance and reliability.

  • Charged Particle Energy Analyzer
  • Satellite

High stability, low ripple, and well-regulated output levels make XP EMCO HV power supplies perfect for integration into precision measurement devices and other high sensitivity equipment. Through the use of sophisticated filtering and shielding techniques, our power supplies exhibit exceedingly low ripple, noise, and EMI/RFI. Our units are ideally suited for a wide range of consumer and industrial high voltage applications.

  • Air Filtration
  • Air Quality Testing
  • Dielectric Testing
  • Electro-Static Chuck
  • Food and Beverage Testing
  • Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
  • Water Quality Analysis

XP EMCO helps further the advancement of medical high voltage technologies by delivering compact, reliable, economical products that can be produced in high volume with consistent dependability. Our miniature high voltage power supplies are immune to electrostatic discharge events and radiate neither emissions nor noise. These and other reliability features make them suitable for use in sensitive equipment.

  • Capillary Electrophoresis
  • Cell Separation
  • Imaging
  • Quadrupole Mass Spectrometers
  • Spectrometry

A trusted supplier of high voltage power supplies to military and defense programs for over 40 years, XP EMCO meets the most exacting demands for performance and reliability. In mission critical applications, there is no room for error. Our power supplies are designed with redundancy and protection for primary circuits and are immune to electrostatic discharge events and RF.

  • Baggage Scanners
  • Radiation Detection
  • Threat Detection

The development of precision scientific instruments demands power supplies with proven long-term reliability. Miniature high voltage power supplies designed by EMCO meet the most extreme performance criteria. We have experience designing power supplies for use in mission critical applications that must deliver in any clime and place.

  • Neutrino Telescope

Case Study

IceCube Project

The IceCube Neutrino Observatory is the first detector of its kind, designed to observe the cosmos from deep within the South Pole ice. An international group of scientists responsible for the scientific research makes up the IceCube Collaboration.


Encompassing a cubic kilometer of ice, IceCube searches for nearly massless subatomic particles called neutrinos. These high-energy astronomical messengers provide information to probe the most violent astrophysical sources: events like exploding stars, gamma-ray bursts, and cataclysmic phenomena involving black holes and neutron stars.


The Antarctic neutrino observatory, which also includes the surface array IceTop and the dense infill array DeepCore, was designed as a multipurpose experiment. IceCube collaborators address several big questions in physics, like the nature of dark matter and the properties of the neutrino itself. IceCube also observes cosmic rays that interact with the Earth’s atmosphere, which have revealed fascinating structures that are not presently understood.


The National Science Foundation (NSF) provided the primary funding for the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, with assistance from partner funding agencies around the world. The University of Wisconsin–Madison is the lead institution, responsible for the maintenance and operations of the detector. Funding Agencies in each collaborating country support their scientific research efforts.


More info on the project can be found on the link https://icecube.wisc.edu/about/overview


The Detector



IceCube is the first gigaton neutrino detector ever built and was primarily designed to observe neutrinos from the most violent astrophysical sources in our universe. Neutrinos, almost massless particles with no electric charge, can travel from their sources to Earth with essentially no attenuation and no deflection by magnetic fields.


The in-ice component of IceCube consists of 5,160 digital optical modules (DOMs), each with a ten-inch photomultiplier tube and associated electronics. The DOMs are attached to vertical “strings,” frozen into 86 boreholes, and arrayed over a cubic kilometer from 1,450 meters to 2,450 meters depth. The strings are deployed on a hexagonal grid with 125 meters spacing and hold 60 DOMs each. The vertical separation of the DOMs is 17 meters.


Eight of these strings at the center of the array were deployed more compactly, with a horizontal separation of about 70 meters and a vertical DOM spacing of 7 meters. This denser configuration forms the DeepCore subdetector, which lowers the neutrino energy threshold to about 10 GeV, creating the opportunity to study neutrino oscillations.


More Info about the detector can be found on the link https://icecube.wisc.edu/science/icecube/detector


The research updates are posted on the link https://icecube.wisc.edu/science/highlights


XP POWER’s High Voltage Division, previously known as EMCO High Voltage Corporation (EMCO), in Sutter Creek, was honoured by principals from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a "Key Partner Award", recognizing XP EMCO as a key supplier to Project ICECUBE. The award recognizes XP EMCO’s exceptional design, reliability, and delivery.



XP EMCO was selected for the award because of the company's design and manufacture of the high voltage DC power supplies used in 5,000 Digital Optical Modules (Photomultiplier tubes) buried two-kilometre-deep in the Antarctic polar ice at the South Pole. XP EMCO's custom devices must survive for more than 20 years in the South Pole's harsh environment. There, they are buried in deep ice at minus 40 degree centigrade, with no opportunity for repair. As only a three-month work window exists at the South Pole each year, on-time delivery was vital, and the manufacturing team at XP EMCO successfully met this challenge.


  1. High Voltage Product Selection Guide

     

A

1 Watts

AH

1.5 Watts

AG

1 Watts

AGH

1.5 Watts

C

1 Watts

CA

1 Watts

CA-T

1 Watts

CB

1 Watts

E

2-3 Watts

F

10 Watts

FS

10 Watts

G

1.5 Watts

GP

1 Watts

P

0.002-0.0024 Watts

Q

0.5 Watts

QH

1.25 Watts

SIP

0.1-1 Watts