Favorite Power Supply Manufacturer 2018

By Brian Rhodes, Published Sep 28, 2018, 07:18am EDT

While power supplies are becoming less important as PoE matures, they remain vital to access control systems, where increased power for locks, readers, and controllers is needed. Companies such as Altronix and LifeSafety Power are the most widely marketed but how well do they do with integrators and which are their favorite?

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******** *** *** **** half ** *** **********, followed ** **** ****** Products **** **** **** a *******. ********* ***** two ******, *** ******** answer ******* ******** ***** supply *** ****** ****** sends ** *******-****** ** their ***:

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******** ***** ******** [**** no ****** *********] *** been ******* ***-******* ***** supplies ***** *** *** 1980's, *** *** *******'* longevity ** *** ******** market ***** ** ** survey *******. **** ** all ***** **** ******** a '********' ******, ****** high ***********, **** **********/***** by**** ********, *** *********** ******** like ************ ***** ******* and ******* ********** ** useful *******: 

  • "******** **% ** *** time - ************ ***** are **** ******** *** we **** * **** history ** ******* **** these *****."
  • "* ****** ******** - Maximals *** ******. * understand *** ********** ** LifeSafety *****, *** ** have *** **** ******* issues **** *** *** our ************ **** ******** is ********."
  • "** *** ********, **** 30 ***** ***. *************** supports ******, *******, *** service ** **** ** consistent. **** ***** *** the ********* **** **** supporting ****** *** *********** door ********. **** ***** requirements **'** *** ******** UL ****** ***** ** AL400."
  • "********, ******* *** ******* available ******* *** *** all *** ******* ** need. ** **** ****** at **** ***** *** Power **** ****** *** have *** ** **** a ****** ** ******"
  • "**'** *** **** * handful ** ******** **** in ** *****."
  • "******** - ****** ** models *** ********* *** AL168300CBM *** ********** ***** and *** ************** *** locks *****. ***** **** the ***** ****** ****** with ****** ** ********."
  • "********. ********. **** ********** is ********** ** *** fire ***** **** *** inspectors."
  • "******** - *******. ******** is ********, ****** ****** their ******* *** *** Maximal ** * **** universal ***** ******."
  • "**** ** **** ***** needs **** ****** *** panel ************, ** *** the ******** ***** ****** power ********. **** **** been ******** *** **** fire ***** ******** ****** and ******."
  • "** *** ******** ***** supplies *** ***** **% of *** *************. ** have * **** ************ with ***** ***** *** firm, *** ***** ******** warranty ** **** ** beat. ****** **** **** have * **** ***** point (*** ** *** as **** **-**** *****, but ******* **** ***), and **** **** *********** (I ***** **** ** defend ** ********* ** Altronix)."
  • "** *** ******** **** external ***** ** ********. Readily ********* *** **** quality"
  • "********, ************ ** *** standard, ** ***** *** all *** ***** *** whistles *** **** ** a ***** ****** / controller *** ****. ******** has **** * **** product *** **** ** years *** **."
  • "********/**********. **** ***** ****** allows ****** ******** *** our ******* ****** ** devices *** *** ***** us ** ****** ** or ** ***** ** site."
  • "********. **** **** **** consistent *** ********. **** also **** * ***** range ** ***** ******** available."
  • "******** - ***** ******* on *** ***** **** of *** *******. ******** products **** *****, **** to ************, *** ********** are ****** ***********, *** lifetime ********."

Life ****** *****

******* ** ***** ******,******* ***** **** ****** Power, ** ************* *** to ********,******** ** ****. *******, ** **** time **** **** ********* a ***** ** ****** control, *** *** ********* various ********* *** ***** as ****** ***** ** integrating *********** ********* ******** in **** ** **** mount-style **********, **** ****** sizes ******** ** ****** locks *** **** * modular ****** ** ******** specification. 

******** ***** ***** **** moved ** **** ****** Power ***** ***** ****-**** Altronix *****:

  • "**** ****** ***** - FPO150. * *** *** the ****** ** * single ***** ****** ******** for ***** ****** ******* locations - *** * to * ***** **** I **** ** * single ******. *** ** I **** **** ***** to * ****** ******** then * *** *** (2) ****** ** * single ***. * **** all ** *** ********* boards **** * *** use **** **** ***** supply. *** ****** *** a **** ******** ******* to ***** *** ********* back ***** ** ******** power ******."
  • "**********. ***** ***** ******** provide * *** ** flexibility *** ******** *******, even **** ******** ********, and ********** **** ******* else **** **** ***** systems. **** *** ********** flexible, ************ *** *** be ******* ** ****** any ************. **** ******* isolation *** *** *** controllers, ***** *** ********* much **** ********* ** replace **** * ***** fails. "
  • "**** ****** ***** **** jumped *** ***** ** Altronix **** ********** ** we ********. **** *** a ***** ******* ** work **** *** **** a ***** *******. * am *** **** ** the ******** ***** *** caught ** *** ******* I **** ** ******* at ** ** ***."
  • "**** ****** *****. * prefer ** **** *** 120VAC ********** *** **** controller *** **** *****, while ***** ********* *** from *******. ******* ******* and **** *********."
  • "***. ** **** *** modularity *** *** ********** capability."
  • "********** ***** ****** ***** selectable **/**"
  • "**** ****** *****. ************* for ******** ****** ******* we *** *****, ******* re-settable *****."
  • "**** ****** *****. *** have ******* **********, *** configurable ** ** ******, and **** *** ** network ******."

Factory ***** ******/***** **** *******

******* ****** ******* ***** relatively ***-**********, *** **** of ****** *********** *** been **** ******* ********** pre-configured ***** ****** ********** with ******* *** ****** offsets *** ****** ******* **** ***********. **** **** ****** Power **************** ***** ***** ** power ********, *** ******* responses ********* ****** ** both *******'* ********* ************ as * ********, ***** citing ***** ******* ** reduced ********* ****** * big ******* ** ***** advantages:

  • "**** ****** - **** are *******! *** *** power **/** **** **** can - *** ** modules, ****** ****** ******** kits ********** ** ******* customers ********* *** *****."
  • "******** ** *** ** to ***** *** ****** control. *** *** ***** enclosures *** ****** ****. You *** *** **** preconfigured *** **** ********* manufacturers *** **** **** adding ****. ****** *********** really **** **** ***** thing ** ****** ****** in *** ********* *** we *** ** ** to ** ***** ** one ***. *** *** eFlow ***** ******** *** nice ** ****. *** the *** *** ********** reader *** ****** ****** have * *** ***** disconnect. ** *** ***’* and ***** **** **** to * ******* ******* and *** ********* ***** failing **** *** *** brick *** *******. ****** we *** ** *** their *** ***** ********** module ***** ***** **** more ******* ** **** power ****** *** *** eFlow ******** **** **** built **."
  • "********. *** **** **** have *** ***** ******* it ***** ** *** ability ** ***** ********** together **** * ****** CAN. **** ****** * lot ** *********** *** we ********* *****'* *** many ****** **** ***** PS."
  • "**** ****** *****. ** is *** *** ******** and ***'* ** *** a ****** ********* *** up ** ** ***** of ****** ******* ** a ****, *****, ************."
  • "******** - ********* ** TROVE2 ******** *** *** Lifetime ******** *** ***** product **** *****. ** have ********* ** ******** power ******** *** ***** it's ***** **** ******* up ** * ******* problem."
  • "********** ***** - ******** models ********* ** ** capacity ****** ***-**-*** ******** for **** *********** *** power/lock *****. ****** ** use ****** ******** ******* solution ********* (** **** as ***** ***-******* *********)"
  • "**** ****** ** *********. Life ****** *** ******** for ******* ****** ***** we *** * ***."
  • "* **** ******* ***** the ******** **** ****** in *********** **** *** Trove. * **** *** ability ** ******** ******* the ***** *** ** be **** ** ******* resets."

Other ******

*** *** *** ******** brands ********** **% ** the ******** ********, *** after **** ******** ******** for ***** *** ***** power ******** **** *** statistically *********** **** ** more **** *** ** two ******** *** *** brand.

********** ** ****** *** Asia, ****** **** ******, Elmdene, *** ******** **** occasionally *********, *** ***** brands **** **** ************ mentioned **** ** ***** areas:

  • "********** *** ******. **** reliable, **** ** ******* and ******** * ******** warranty."
  • "******* & *******. **** around *** ***** ** reliable *** ************ *** our ********* **** **** make ***** ****** ********** that ****** *** *****, Paxton *** ****** ** are ****** ******."
  • "*****: *****, ******* ***** component *** ******* & good *******."
  • "******* ****** *****/**** **** reliable *** *************** *** our *****. ******** *** improved ***** ********* **** the *****, *** ****** do *** **** *** general ******** ** ***** tech ******* *****."
  • "******** - ** *** this ***´* *** **** as ****. **** ******* for *** *** ******* in *** ****** ****."
  • "*******, **** **** ******** kit ** *** ** , * *** ** wholesalers ******* ******* *********."

Access ****** *******

*** ****, ***** ****** selection ***** ***** ******** models *** ******* ** the ****** ******. ** several *****, *** ******* mention *** ****** ********** power ******** **** ***** products, *** ** ****** buying ****** ******* ******* makes ********* ****** ** using ***-******* *********:

  • "** *** ***** ****** provided ** *** ************ of ****** *******. ** that ***, ** *** sure **** ** *** a ********** ***** ******."
  • "*** *** ***** *** power ****** *** ** use ** **** ***** panels. ** *** ** integrated **** ***** **** down *** ******* ** the ******* ** ***** strikes ** ******* ***** fire **********. **** ***** other ***** ******** ** use ******** ***** ******** with ********** **** ***** functions."
  • "******** ** ******** **** the ***** *** ********. I ***'* **** *** preferred ***** ******."
  • "***** ***** *** ***** Box. ***** *** **** when ******** ***** ******* a ****** ***** ******. Inner ***** ***** ****** PCB's **** **** ****** lock. *** ** ******* to *** ****** ******* chassis."
  • "*********. ** *** ********* solutions ********* ***** *** power ******** *** *** majority ** *** ****** Control *********."
  • "** ****** **** ***** supplies **** *** ************ because ****** ** ***** in * ******* , enclosure, ***** ******, *** or ********* *** ** is ******** ******* **** the ***** ******."
  • "*** ********** ***** ****** which ****** *******."
  • "** *** * ****** enclosure/power ****** ***** **** from ****** *********** **** our *** ********. *** single ***** ********* *** house * ****** ******* EP ******, *** ***** or ******* ***** **** with * **** ***** power ****** ******, ** use * * *** fused ****** *** *** controller *** ****** *** a * *** ***** output *** *** *****. We **** **** * quad ******* ** *** same ***** **** *** hold * ****** **** 4 ***** * *** outputs *** *** *********** and * ***** * amp ******* *** *** locks. **** *********** ***** very **** *** ** and ** ********** ** the ********** ******* ** Lenel, *******, *********** *** but ** ***** **** the ****."

 

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Keeping tabs on the pulse of the industry! Good poll and keeps us informed.

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