SpellmanHV Series PFE (HV) High Voltage Power Feed Equipment (Featured)

Series PFE - HV

  • 6, 9, 12, 15, 18kV Versions Available
  • 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, (PFE-HV). This PFE-HV 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)