dc Power Supplies (PowerShift Macro)
Ensuring continuity in your macro network when the grid is down is becoming more critical, difficult and expensive. Today’s macro cell site designs call for more high-powered remote radio units (RRUs) atop the tower. As the distance between the battery plant and RRUs increases, so does the drop in voltage to the RRUs. To compensate, operators must use more power cables or heavier conductors; either way, they face increased cost, schedule delays and tower loads.
CommScope offers a better idea. PowerShift® Macro, intelligent power delivery for a more reliable macro cell network.
High Density and Capacity
Where cell capacity is critical, you can now power up to 12 RRUs in 1-RU of rack space with 1,460 watts and -54 Vdc per RRU.
Get the highest level of reliability with two independent, redundant circuits per RRU with bypass redundancy in a 3-RU chassis.
Modular High Power
Four 2,000-watt, -54 Vdc circuits in a 1-RU chassis deliver the power and agility to support future network growth.
Designed to meet budget constraints for applications involving a low number of high-power RRUs, where deployment speed is key.
During an outage, PowerShift Macro automatically senses and adjusts the battery’s output to maintain optimal voltage to the RRUs—regardless of power supply, distance, conductor size or RRU power requirements. Inserted into the existing power infrastructure, between the battery plant and trunk cable, PowerShift Macro supports multiple RRUs per circuit and a variety of RRU configurations and power requirements.
With PowerShift Macro, operators can:
- Reduce CapEx
- Extend RF battery uptime by up to 50%
- Achieve 97.7% power efficiency
- Build a future-ready infrastructure
- Improve cost effectiveness of RRU upgrades
The PowerShift Macro family provides a best-fit solution for virtually any site configuration, deployment schedule and power challenge– high-density, high-capacity, incremental growth, high-power, cost-efficiency and more.
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