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Frequency Converter | Shore Power

FCX designs and manufactures all aspects of large KVA Frequency Conversion Systems for Single and Multiple Frequency Applications as well as Single and Multiple Berth Configurations. Using the most advanced solid-state technology available, FCX produces all aspects of large KVA Frequency Conversion Systems to convert any conventional electrical power to either 60 Hz or 50 Hz power for dock/port applications. Each solid-state converter is configured in a vertical, stand alone NEMA 12 rated cabinet (Stainless steel, NEMA 4X, enclosures are available). These converters offer the most advanced solid-state technology, which enables these high performance power units to convert any conventional electrical power to either 60 Hz or 50 Hz power for your dock application. This allows service to all ships at facilities with shore power, regardless of electrical design of the ship. In today’s “service”-driven world, FCX is capable of providing the best in shore power for all ships worldwide. The FCX Shore Power compact solution dramatically reduces ship emissions as well as noise and vibration from ships in port . . . at a lower operating and maintenance cost than motor generator sets or running the ship’s motors.
  • Laminated bus design eliminates transient voltage surges for high performance and increased reliability
  • Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) inverters controlled by drivers specifically designed to monitor the health and protect the transistors
  • Built-in failsafe modular system design ensures continuous operational dependability
  • Unique microprocessor controller guarantees long lasting performance under all conditions
60hz-50hz shore power up to 4000kva

    Input Voltage 208 to 600VAC three phase +/-10%, typical (other voltages are available)
    Input Phase Rotation Any (automatic phase lock)
    Inrush Current None (soft start to rated power)
    Input Frequency 45 to 65 Hz
    Protection Overload, short circuit, over voltage, under voltage, phase loss, over temperature, access door interlock

    Output Power 200 KVA to 4000 KVA
    Output Voltage 115V to 960V, 3 phase
    Output Frequency 50Hz and 60Hz
    Voltage Balance ± 1% for balanced loads, ± 2% for 25% unbalanced loads
    Harmonic Content 2% max., 1.5% typical (line to line or line to neutral)
    Overload Capacity 125% for 10 minutes (standard)
    Protection Overload, short circuit, over and under voltage, over temperature, isolation, and access door safety interlock
    Efficiency 85% above 75% load
    Output LDC 7% standard (higher compensations available)

    Enclosure NEMA 12 equivalent
    Ambient Temp. Range Operating: -40˚C to +55˚C (-40˚F to +131˚F)
    Humidity 10% to 100%
    Altitude 0 to 3,000 meters (10,000 ft.) without derating
    Wind Up to 145km/hr (90 mph)
    Operational Life 30 to 35 years

    Digital Monitor LED display
    Meters Elapsed time
  • Suitable For:

    Container Terminals and City Ports
    Cruise and Container Ships, Ro-Ro Vessels and LNG Carriers
    Single and Multiple Frequency Applications
    Single and Multiple Berth Configurations
    Dry Dock Applications

    IEEE C62.41
    IEEE 519
    IEEE 1100
    IEEE 1159

    NEMA 4X equivalent stainless steel enclosures
    12 pulse and 24 pulse input rectification systems
    Ethernet communications
    Distribution panels
    Distribution transformers (for providing higher voltages)
    Remote operators station(s)
    Fully automatic paralleling system

    One-year warranty included, options available for extended warranty plans
    Spare parts kit
    Backup FCX service centers worldwide
    Factory 24-hour service assistance
    In-house factory service engineers
    Factory engineers available onsite
    Remote monitoring by computer interface system
    Onsite customer personnel training in operation, maintenance and servicing



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Powering F-35s Aboard Aircraft Carriers Anticipating the deployment of F-35 airplanes aboard aircraft carriers, the U.S. Navy issued a requisition for development of a system to feed power to 400 Hz AC and 270 VCD aircraft with a minimum impact on the existing equipment and space. FCX used its experience with the 400 Hz AC […]


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