VPT Inc. Launches New 5W Dual Output DC-DC Converter for Rugged Unmanned Systems

By Caroline Rees / 13 Nov 2012
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VPT's new 5W dual output DC-DC converter for rugged unmanned systems

VPT Inc., a HEICO company, announces the availability of a new dual output DC-DC power converter to power electronics in unmanned vehicles, ships, armored ground vehicles, and other rugged systems.

The VPT5-2800D DC-DC power converter delivers up to 5 watts from a small footprint of approximately one square inch, meets several military standards, and features a six-sided metal package.

“At VPT, we design for extreme reliability from the start,” said Monty Pyle, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at VPT. “Like all of our products, the new VPT5 dual output converter satisfies rigorous design standards that include MIL-STD-704 input voltage requirements, full operation over an extended temperature range, and all-sided metal packaging to provide excellent EMI shielding. This product is on the shelf and ready to provide smooth power through harsh environments.”

About the VPT5-2800D Dual Output DC-DC Converter
The VPT5-2800D is a step down DC-DC power converter delivering up to 5W from two outputs.


  • Wide input voltage range: 15 to 50 volts per MIL-STD-704 and MIL-STD-1275
  • High input transient voltage: 80 volts for 1 sec per MIL-STD-704A
  • Dual outputs of +/- 5V, +/- 12V and +/- 15V
  • Full operation over -55 degrees C to +100 degrees C military temperature range
  • Low input/output noise
  • Input undervoltage lockout, output soft start, short circuit protection, current limit protection
  • Fixed frequency
  • Magnetic feedback circuit with no optoisolators
  • High efficiency


  • Six-sided rugged metal enclosure
  • Internally conformal coated
  • Size 1.110″ x 1.110″ x 0.4″ (1.23in2), weight just 22g
  • Designed for duty in harsh environments including shock, vibration, temperature cycling and more

Compliances and Certifications:

  • MIL-STD-1275 input voltage range
  • MIL-STD-704A input voltage requirements
  • MIL-STD-461C-F when used with a VPTF1 Series EMI filter
  • DO-160
  • ISO-9001
  • DEF STAN 61-5 and DEF STAN 59-411 when used with a VPTc10-28 EMI filter
  • Environmental screening to JESD22, MIL-STD-810, MIL-STD-883
  • J-STD-001, ISO-9001, IPC-A-610 manufacturing
Posted by Caroline Rees Caroline co-founded Unmanned Systems Technology and has been at the forefront of the business ever since. With a Masters Degree in marketing Caroline has her finger on the pulse of all things unmanned and is committed to showcasing the very latest in unmanned technical innovation. Connect & Contact