Series PFE - HV

  • 6, 9, 12, 15kV Versions Available, each @ 1.5A
  • Full Array of Dry Contact Closures for Remote Station Alarm Monitoring
  • Fully-Programmable Electronic Test Load Bay Capable of Dissipating 22.5kW
  • Electroding Functions Provided
  • 3-Bay Design. Rear Doors Provided for Safety Interlocking
  • Built-in Data Logger Functions Capture Data Every 10ms

CE Marking

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

High Voltage 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 High Voltage Power Feed Equipment, (HVPFE). This HVPFE is targeted at the emerging requirements for longer submarine cable installations, while addressing underlying issues such as lower cost, smaller foot print, and easier operation.

Key features:

  • Redundancy is provided for the converters (n+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, mouse pad and CPU
  • Simplified keylock scheme ensures safety of operating personnel
  • Highly visible Vacuum Fluorescent Display (VFD) on the output module (OMU) and each converter displays voltage, current and modes of operation
  • Unique protective “trap door” barrier allows a converter to be replaced safely while the PFE is still powering the cable

(Ref. 128119-001 REV. B)

Output Voltage:

18kV maximum rated continuous operation, up to 15kV nominal

Output Current:

1.8A maximum rated continuous operation, 1.5A nominal

Output Power:

Up to 22.5kW for n+1 redundancy

Input Voltage:

-40.5Vdc to -60Vdc


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

Dimensions: (per bay)

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

Weight: (per bay)

900 pounds (335.9kg)

Regulatory Approvals:

Compliant to EEC EMC Directive. Compliant to EEC Low Voltage Directive. 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. Safety IEC 60950-1 E148969- (A5) (X4146, X4147, X4148, X4149, X4750)


Series PFE (HV) High Voltage Power Feed Equipment (Image 1)