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Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies and a leading force for four decades in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, and actively engaged in the development of sustainable power solutions, has become a ‘participant’ of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate responsibility initiative. In this capacity Powerbox incorporates the Compact’s 10 principles in its way of working, and in aligning its business activities with sustainability and social responsibility.
At Powerbox, both individually and collectively through its business associations, it embraces, supports and enacts a compendium of core values in the areas of human rights, labor standards, and environmental practices. In its way of working it implements -
“Electrical power is the energy efficient infrastructure through which we create solutions for generations to come. Powerbox supports everything from sustainable transportation and automation to tomorrow’s healthcare” says Martin Sjöstrand, CEO Powerbox. “Our promise is that we will act as good global corporate citizens and actively contribute to shape a better common future in all aspects. We are highly committed to the United Global Compact 10 principles.”
Human Rights – Powerbox’s business activities support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights. The company will be not complicit in human rights abuses.
Labor – Powerbox upholds the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced and compulsory labor, the effective abolition of child labor, and the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
Environment – Powerbox’s businesses support a measured, precautionary approach to environmental challenges. It undertakes initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility and encourages the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
“Powerbox’s environment, social and governance (ESG) commitment begins with the company’s value system and a strict, principled approach to doing business. This means operating in ways that as a minimum, meet fundamental responsibilities in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-
Powerbox supports the United Global Compact 10 Principles
From left to right: Martin Sjöstrand – CEO Powerbox ; Patrick Le Fèvre CMCO Powerbox
The Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact
The UN Global Compact’s Ten Principles are derived from: the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, and the United Nations Convention Against Corruption.
Powerbox, one of Europe’s largest power supply companies, and for more than four decades a leading force in optimizing power solutions for demanding applications, announces the launch of a new series of power supplies for medical applications requiring BF (Body Floating) class insulation and full, reliable operation up to 5,000 meters altitude to power medical healthcare facilities and equipment. Complying with the latest EMI coexistence standard IEC 60601-
Many countries such as China or those in South America are bringing healthcare to mountainous region based populations, and it is very common in those countries for healthcare centers and hospitals to be located at altitudes higher than 3,000 meters. Medical equipment must be designed to guarantee the highest level of safety up to 5,000 meters. The base design altitude for power supplies is 2,000 meters but as the altitude increases, the insulating qualities of the thin air diminish and the clearance distances have to be increased from 8 mm at 2,000 meters, up to 11.84 mm at 5,000 meters, thus requiring power supplies to be designed in accordance with the needs of such physical requirements and in some cases to comply with local approvals such as the CCC (China Compulsory Certification). The Chinese Safety Standard GB 4943.1-
Designed with high altitude applications in mind, Powerbox’s PRBX OBR04 withstands an isolation voltage of 4,000 VAC (2MOPP) from the input to the output, 1,500 VAC (1MOPP) from the input to ground and 1,500 VAC from the output to ground, when most products currently available are offering only 500 VAC. The OBR04 leakage current is 300 µA maximum, and the touch current is 100 µA maximum at 264 VAC and 63 Hz.
Powerbox’s OBR04 is available as standard in twelve output voltages; 12, 15, 18, 24, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 48, 57 and 58 VDC, covering a large range of applications from 12 VDC intermediate bus voltages through to point-
“Designed for medical and high altitude applications, the OBR04 is also suitable for other types of applications such as radio-
The output voltage of the OBR04 is protected against overvoltage exceeding 115-
The OBR04 input voltage spans from 90 VAC to 264 VAC and includes an active PFC, typically 0.98. Exhibiting versatility, the power supply is designed for global operation with an input frequency range of 47 to 63 Hz. The input current at 115 VAC and 60 Hz is 8.4 A (RMS), and 4.2 A (RMS) at 230 VAC 50 Hz. The power supply can be safely operated within a temperature range of -
Housed in an aluminum chassis, the OBR04’s dimensions are 165.8 x 101.6 x 62.5 mm (6.53 x 4.0 x 1.95 inches) and it is available in a ‘U’ shape chassis or an enclosed box with built-
Targeting demanding application and low EMI, the OBR04 series meets EN55011, FCC and VCCI Class B conducted and emitted standards. It also complies with safety standards TÜV EN60601-
Founded in 1974, with headquarters in Sweden and operations in 15 countries across four continents, Powerbox serves customers all around the globe. The company focuses on four major markets -
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