Frequently Asked Questions
Are the SVC Series converters designed for marine use?
Are the SVC Series converters linear or switched-mode in design?
Our SVC Series converters feature switched-mode technology in order to provide compact size and high efficiency, which cannot be obtained with conventional linear design (commonly known as voltage droppers).
Are the SVC Series converters isolated?
Our SVC Series converters are electrically insulated from the case (ungrounded) as opposed to automotive style converters, which are grounded to the case. They are not however, galvanically isolated (DC-DC) as they use a common negative. Please use our SVCi Series if you require galvanic isolation.
Do the SVC Series converters run hot?
Because of the efficient design, the SVC Series converters run considerably cooler than most comparative brands even in high ambient temperatures. These have been designed for use in high ambient temperatures such as those encountered in Australia.
Are the SVC Series converters well regulated?
Our SVC Series converters are regulated to the nominal voltage and retain excellent accuracy up to and including the maximum rated load.
Are the SVC Series converters noisy?
Our SVC Series converters produce less than 20 mV ripple (peak to peak), considerably less than most comparative brands, resulting in imperceptible noise levels.
Do the SVC Series converters have any approvals?
Our SVC Series converters conform to Australian and New Zealand standard AS/NZS 2064 and European standard EN50081-1 / EN50082-1 for EMC (Electro-magnetic Compatibility). As a result the products display both the ‘C Tick’ and the ‘CE’ marks respectively. A declaration is also available online.
Are the SVC Series converters safe?
Are the SVC Series converters easy to install?
Our SVC Series converters are simple to install and connect and are supplied with a comprehensive instruction manual which is also available online.
Are the SVC Series converters reliable?
Our SVC Series converters are exceptionally reliable. For peace of mind they are covered by a full two-year manufacturers warranty (see warranty policy information).