Power Supplies for Outdoor Wireless
PowerShift® is the intelligent, plug-and-play dc power supply. Are you ready for a PowerShift?
Not only are today’s high-performance, higher-wattage remote radio units (RRUs) consuming more power, operators are installing more of them to better support skyrocketing data traffic. These RRUs demand thicker, more expensive copper cables.
Avoid the LTE, 5G, and mMIMO power squeeze
The wireless network experts at CommScope—and power experts at ABB—have partnered to create PowerShift®, the industry’s first intelligent, plug-and-play dc power supply. PowerShift is designed to optimize the transmission of electrical power by regulating voltage at the RRU or remote, eliminating the need for a tower-top converter. PowerShift also increases the amount of time your battery backup runs, allowing your RRUs to stay active up to 50 percent longer in case of a power outage.
Whether you’re adding or replacing RRUs, building new macro sites or deploying DAS, PowerShift tilts the power in your favor by helping you:
- Simplify installations and save CapEx
- Increase RRU uptime on battery backup
- Expand cable lengths and standardize cable sizes
The PowerShift family includes the PowerShift 1460 (one rack unit, able to handle 12 circuits, best for DAS), the PowerShift 2000R (2KW output per circuit, optimized for 12 RRU sites), and the PowerShift 2000FA (one rack unit, 2kW output per circuit, front access connections) versions.
Shift the balance of power
Since CommScope has a proven track record of problem solving, world-class engineering and the ingenuity to bring powerful ideas to market, you can be confident that you will benefit from our infrastructure experience and power expertise. Shift the balance of power: choose PowerShift.
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Brochure: Take back the power with PowerShiftPowerShift is an intelligent, plug-and-play power supply that delivers DC voltage to the remote radio units (RRU) using existing wiring infrastructure.
White Paper: Robust power feeds in the 5G eraHow to dimension cell site power delivery systems to ensure that tower-mounted radios receive sufficient voltage, during normal operation and power outages? The CommScope PowerShift dynamic power supply solution delivers an inherently robust power feed while reusing existing power trunks.
Ground Base vs. Remote Radio Head (RRH) System Return Loss ComparisonsOperators are finding inconsistent test results for return loss as they deploy remote radio units (RRUs) at the top of the tower. Rob Cameron, CommScope Applications Engineer, explains why in his white paper,  Return Loss Comparisons: Ground Based System vs. Short Remote Radio Head Jumper.
White Paper: Maximizing Cell Site ReliabilityThis paper describes the increasing impact from the rising power demand of remote radio units and how PowerShift can help extend the life of the cell site.
White Paper: Reducing dissipation-induced dc power losses at macro cell sitesAs the power demand of remote radio units (RRUs) has risen in the era of LTE—and will continue to significantly increase with the arrival of 5G—it becomes more important to find ways to improve power efficiency and minimize power dissipation in wireless cell sites.