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A better approach to building military-grade rapid-start power systems

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The cornerstone of successful military maneuvers is precision. In the field of battle, seconds save lives. Milliseconds can be the difference between a successful mission and a failed mission.

Rapid-start power applications play a critical role in numerous military applications today, where "good enough" is not an acceptable standard.

To design a flawless rapid-start power system, there are three essentials that you need to consider:

  • Input dV/dt
  • Input capacitance
  • Output capacitance

It is possible to design an isolated power system that can start up within 10ms from application of input power source. But careful attention needs to be devoted to design if the power source is not always present.