Series PFE

  • Full Array of Dry Contact Closures Available for Remote Station Alarm Monitoring
  • Fully-Programmable Electronic Test Load Capable of Dissipating 5kW
  • Electroding Functions Provided
  • Single Cabinet. Rear Door Provided for Safety Interlocking

Land-Based Power Feed Equipment (PFE)

Spellman High Voltage Electronics, the leading indepen­dent supplier of Power Feed Equipment to the Telecom industry, has developed a new generation of Low Voltage Power Feed Equipment, (LVPFE). This proposed new LVPFE is targeted at the emerging requirements for short­er submarine cable installations, while addressing underly­ing markets issues such as lower cost, smaller foot print, and easier operation.

Key features:

  • Redundancy is provided for the converters (1+1)
  • Simplified sliding drawers for PFE open, grounding, test modes
  • Redundancy is provided for the LCU. In case of failure of LCU, the PFE will continue to operate normally
  • LCU contains pull-out 17. LCD screen, keyboard, trackball and CPU
  • Simplified keylock scheme ensures safety of operating personnel
  • Highly visible Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) on each Converter displays voltage, current and modes of operation
  • Unique protective “trap door” barrier allows a convert­er or test load to be replaced safely while the PFE is still powering the cable

CE Marking


(Ref. PFE REV. E)

Output Voltage:

6kV maximum rated continuous operation, 5kV nominal

Output Current:

1.2A maximum rated continuous operation, 1.0A nominal

Output Power:

5kW for 1+1 redundancy

Input Voltage:

-40.5 VDC to -60 VDC


Full-featured programming, monitoring, alarms, diagnostics, and ramping functions provided via LCU module.


Full local and remote monitoring via Ethernet connection.

Current Ripple:

10mA peak to peak of maximum output

Voltage Ripple:

0.2% peak to peak of maximum output

Current Stability:

0.1% (constant load) after a 4 hour warm up

Operating Temperature:

5 to 40°C operating

Storage Temperature:

-40 to +85°C storage


5% to 85%, non-condensing


Forced Air


86.68”H x 23.64”W x 23.64”D (2200mm x 600mm x 600mm)


900 pounds (335.9kg)

Regulatory Approvals:

Compliant to 2004/108/EC, The EMC Directive and 2006/95/EC, The Low Voltage Directive. Also complies with: GR-63-CORE, GR-189-CORE, ETSI ETS 300 019, ETS 300 118, ETS 300 127, ETSI EN 300 132-2, ETSI EN 300 386, EN 60950.

Tables & Diagrams



Land-Based Power Feed Equipment (PFE) (Image 2)


Land-Based Power Feed Equipment (PFE) (Image 3)

Note: All specifications are subject to change without notice. Please consult the PDF version of this datasheet for the most up-to-date revision.