Behlman’s Power Solutions for a Major SATCOM Terminal Manufacturer have Proven to be Fail-safe for More than Six Years

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Another Behlman design has been delivered for new SATCOM systems.

Behlman 94044 power supply

“The fact that we could design and build highly reliable redundant COTS power supplies, that for more than six years, have never been returned from the field due to failure, demonstrates Behlman’s total commitment...

Behlman Electronics, Inc., known for its leadership in providing power products for military, industrial, and commercial applications, has delivered the new Behlman 94075 COTS VME power supply with special features that will help ensure long-lasting uninterrupted performance of its client’s UHF SATCOM terminals.

Behlman to the rescue.

The SATCOM manufacturer originally approached Behlman in 2005, when another power supply manufacturer’s units in two models of their UHF SATCOM terminals failed to live up to their requirements and their customer’s expectations. After experiencing frequent returns from the field caused by power supply failure, the company asked Behlman to provide redundant power supplies in the same size package as the original single supply.

Behlman designed and manufactured units that contained dual redundant power supplies that fit into the same space as the old single supply. Two different Behlman designs were produced: the 94028 VME COTS power supply for a shore-based UHF SATCOM terminal, and the 94044 VME COTS power supply for a Shipboard UHF SATCOM terminal. To date, with 150 of these Behlman power supplies installed, there have been no returns from the field. Based on this indisputable testimony to the rugged, reliable performance provided by Behlman, this client has placed additional orders for both of these power supplies, along with orders for the new Behlman 94075 power supply.

History repeats itself.

“The fact that we could design and build highly reliable redundant COTS power supplies, that for more than six years, have never been returned from the field due to failure, demonstrates Behlman’s total commitment to providing form, fit and superior performance for all of our clients,” said Ron Storm, Behlman Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Now, it is especially gratifying for Behlman to be able to satisfy our client’s 2011 power requirements for their new SATCOM terminal with our new 94075 VME power supply.”

Behlman received an order in December, 2010 for their first batch of fifty Behlman 94075 power supply units. The first qualification unit was delivered in May, 2011 with the balance to follow shortly.

Behlman’s 94028 and 94044 are redundant, VME units designed to provide power to rack equipment. Each has two independent sets of eight DC outputs with battery backup on critical voltages. These supplies have universal single-phase AC inputs and can supply loads up to 500 watts. The new Behlman 94075 power supply is similar, but is designed to provide up to 150 watts of power without redundancy.

Behlman Electronics Inc. (, a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., manufactures and sells high-quality standard, modified standard, custom and COTS power solutions, including AC power supplies, frequency converters, inverters, DC-DC, AC-DC,     DC-AC power supplies, and UPS (uninterruptable power supply) units. Behlman’s COTS division provides power consultations, at no charge, for government contractors and industrial and commercial organizations worldwide.

Orbit International Corp., (, based in Hauppauge, New York, is involved in the manufacture of customized electronic components and subsystems for military and nonmilitary government applications. Other subsidiaries include Orbit Instrument, Tulip Development Laboratory, and Integrated Combat Systems.

For more information contact Behlman Electronics, Inc., 80 Cabot Court, Hauppauge, New York 11788 USA; TEL: +1 631 435-0410; FAX: +1 631 951-4341; sales(at)behlman(dot)com;


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