Blower Based Temperature Dependent Air Delivery

Air Delivery Module for Fuel Cell Testing
Figure 1. Air Delivery Module Front Panel Figure 2. Air Delivery Module Back Panel

  • Delivers air at a rate determined by the user given temperature setpoint
  • Front panel display of input temperature value and setpoint
  • Channel inputs can be specified as any type of thermocouple or PT100 RTD
  • Ethernet Interface for simple configuration and expansion!
  • System-wide control of all Fideris® Test System Components using FCPower Software, Labview, or other programming language
  • Integrated hardwired Run/Standby signal
  • Power Over Ethernet (PoE) for redundant power
  • Front panel LED status of Ethernet communications, air delivery enabled, and power


Specifications of the Blower Based Air Delivery Module
Air flow controller changes the speed of the blower according to the desired temperature
Electrical Requirements
Ethernet (DHCP)
Front Panel Controls and Displays
Temperature setpoint and actual temperature
LCD with backlight
Tx, Rx, Ident LEDs
Enabled LED
Check Filter LED illuminates when the filter needs to be replaced
Back Panel Connections
RJ45 (8P8C) Ethernet
Mini-type thermocouple or PT-100 RTD
1" or 1 1/2" tri-clamp
Physical Characteristics
9U Module: 15.75" high; 19" rackmount; 23.5" deep
Dependent on configuration,approximately 35 lbs
40F to 100F; 85% RH
Back: 6", Sides: 0", Top: 0"
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Each module provides a turnkey solution for temperature dependent air delivery to the device under test. The user provides the module with a temperature setpoint through software and the blower will adjust its speed accordingly. Front panel display of status provides for quick verification and easy diagnostics. The module comes in a standard rack mount size for simple integration into an existing test stand or as part of a custom configured Fideris Test Stand. Most common uses include gas delivery for fuel cell testing and for environmental chambers where air needs to pass through heaters at high flow rates.