Behlman Announces That New Orders for Its BL1500 Down-Hole Power Supply Raise the Total Units Used in Oil and Gas Exploration to 2,300

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This milestone considered by many to be proof that BL1500 delivers the high performance and reliability needed for remote monitoring and control of drill heads.

The Behlman BL1500 power supply enables oil industry users to power AC equipment up to five miles "down hole."

The Behlman BL1500 has been constantly improved over the last 18 years, to keep it on the cutting edge.

Behlman Electronics Inc., known in the oil industry for its ultra-reliable power supplies that enable companies to power AC equipment up to five miles down-hole, in even the most adverse field conditions, has announced that additional orders for their Model BL1500 power supply have raised the oil industry global total to 2,300 units.

Although the Behlman BL1500 has been helping oil-industry companies succeed for eighteen years, it has been continuously improved to keep up with the leading edge of emerging exploration technology. As a result, no matter how old or new the exploration system, BL1500 is the perfect choice for delivering ultra-reliable down-hole power.

The Behlman BL1500 unit is powered from 115 VAC, 47-63 Hz and provides two ranges of high-voltage AC at 60 Hz. Units can be stacked for increased power. Protective circuits include input, short circuit, constant current and thermal protection. BL1500 power supplies have an RS 485 interface, allowing units to be controlled and monitored remotely from a central station. They operate from 32 to 131 degrees F (0 to 55 degrees C), and have high-strength 19-inch rack mount chassis 3.5” high x 21.5” deep (48.25 cm wide x 7.87 cm high x 54.61 deep).

According to Behlman President, Ron Storm, “The Behlman BL1500 has been constantly improved over the last 18 years, to keep it on the cutting edge of down-hole power requirements for oil and gas exploration systems. As petroleum demand increases and prices rise, drilling systems evolve, improve, and get more use. We ensure that BL1500 keeps up, to give these systems the highest reliability and performance needed to meet their owners’ strategic and economic goals.”

Full specifications for the Behlman BL1500 Power Supply are immediately available at

The BL1500 is one of many Behlman power supplies that support the petroleum industry.

For example, the Behlman BL5000-CE-5758A Frequency Converter is both a rugged 19-inch rack mount system and a highly portable four-case mounted system, to meet long-term stationery needs, as well as the need for periodic location changes. It can be powered from either 120 VAC or 230 VAC input at 47 to 63 Hz. Output power is 700 VAC, L-N, three-phase at 5,000 VA.

Full specifications are available at, and virtually unlimited modifications are possible.

Behlman Electronics, Inc. is a subsidiary of Orbit International Corp., and the basis of the Orbit Power Group. Behlman 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, uninterruptible power supplies, and VPX/VME power supplies.

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. The Orbit Electronics Group includes 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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