596 Rectifier Retrofit
GE has offered the 596 family of rectifiers from the early 1990s. 596 rectifiers can be found in the GPS4812, 2424, PXS Shelves, and OCS Cabinet applications. These power systems have a long history of service and through the evolution of technology have experienced a series of rectifier upgrades. To date, all changes have included the continued use of the original rectifier case. This new 596 replacement allows these legacy power systems to be upgraded with modern rectifiers, while leaving the distribution, shelves and frame in place.
To accommodate the Infinity, a host-carrier is installed in each rectifier slot for a seamless transition to the Total Efficiency* (TE) rectifier technology. Functionally, the Infinity rectifiers are designed to work with all existing controllers where the 596 rectifier was used. This would include the Vector, Pulsar, Pulsar Plus, Millennium 1 & 2 as well as the Galaxy SC controllers.
Replacing all the rectifiers will gain the greatest system efficiency, however the existing 596 units can continue to work side by side with the new Infinity rectifiers. No change is needed to the output distribution, batteries, or LVD contactor of these plants with this upgrade.
The Infinity rectifiers provide a cost-effective means of modernization and growth to this installed base of 596 rectifiers. For most applications the upgrade process is no more than the removal of the 596, replacement with a carrier and the insertion of the new Infinity rectifier.
Features and Benefits
- Replace discontinued 596 product with Plug-and-Play module
- Saved distribution and cabling infrastructure
- NEBS and CEus Certified Infinity Rectifiers
- Efficiency approaching 97%