Video Labs

View Our New R&D Facility Tour!

May 17, 2013 — Check out our new video about our R&D facility and corporate headquarters in Blacksburg, Virginia. This video features a quick corporate overview and discusses our comprehensive engineering process and quality controls.

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New Video Lab: Circuit Protection Features of DC-DC Converters

February 6, 2012 - View our new video lab on “Circuit Protection Features of DC-DC Converters.” Understand how soft start, undervoltage lockout, over current limit and short circuit features work to protect your power system.

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New Video Lab! Achieving MIL-STD-1275 Compliance with the VPTPCM-12

October 23, 2012 – If your system requires MIL-STD-1275 compliance, check out our new video lab. In this lab Jeremy Ferrell, our Manager of Standard Products, explains the ins and outs of achieving compliance using the VPTPCM-12 power conditioning module.


  • Demonstration of operation through 6V transient as specified in MIL-STD-1275
  • Demonstration of operation of the PCM and DC-DC converters through 100V transient as specified in MIL-STD-1275
  • Boost mode demonstration
  • Tips for testing these transients

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New Video Lab: Managing High Source Impedance In Your Power System

Having trouble with high source impedance? Learn how to test for it and mitigate its effects in your power system in this brief video lab.

Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of VPT’s Standard Product Engineering, presents this tutorial. Topics include:

  • Demonstration of measuring high source impedance
  • The effects of high source impedance on DC-DC power converters
  • Tips for mitigating any negative effects of impedance in your system

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New Video Lab: Operation of the DVCL Inrush Current Limiter

Having trouble with inrush current? Learn about the DVCL inrush current limiter, a front end power protection device for your avionics, military, or other critical reliability applications. The DVCL controls inrush current drawn by VPT’s EMI filters, DC-DC converters, and discrete input capacitors during startup.

Steve Butler, VPT’s VP of Engineering, presents this tutorial. Topics include:

  • Description of the new DVCL inrush current limiter
  • Demonstration of how to include the DVCL in your power system
  • Overview of product features
  • Demonstration of product performance

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New Video Lab: Measuring Cross Regulation

Spend a few moments with Steve Butler, our VP of Engineering, to learn how to accurately measure cross regulation on dual output DC-DC power converters. Topics covered in this lab include:

  • How to accurately measure the cross regulation of dual output DC-DC converters
  • Demonstration of a dual output DC-DC power converter under balanced and imbalanced load conditions
  • Tips for achieving tight output voltage regulation

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New Video Lab on Overload and Short Circuit Protection

See our new video lab tutorial on the overload and short circuit protection features of DC-DC converters. Jeremy Ferrell, VPT’s Manager of Standard Products, discusses:

• How DC-DC converters respond to overload and short circuit current conditions

• Demonstration of soft start function with no overshoot

• Design advice regarding power dissipation and heat sinking

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New Video Lab: Measure Line & Load Regulation Accurately

We’ve posted a new video lab today: “Accurately Measuring Line and Load Regulation of DC-DC Power Converters.”

Jeremy Ferrell, Manager of Standard Products, presents this video. Topics include:

  • Definitions of line and load regulation of DC-DC power converters
  • Critical test set-up and connection considerations
  • Lab demonstration of measurements

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VPT Expands Technical Video Lab Series

First Two New Videos on DC-DC Power Converters Now Available

BLACKSBURG, VA, February 15, 2011 – VPT Inc., a HEICO company (NYSE:HEI-A) (NYSE:HEI), today introduced its latest series of technical video labs that highlight the design considerations and performance characteristics of DC-DC power converters. Two video labs on the startup characteristics of DC-DC converters are now available. Six additional videos on a variety of popular power technology topics are planned for release throughout 2011.

VPT’s video mini-labs are approximately 3-7 minutes in length and address common engineering questions regarding the integration of DC-DC converters into a high reliability military, avionics, or space power system in a systematic and time effective manner.

The first of the 2011 videos are:

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New Video Lab: DVPL Point-of-Load Converter Tracking and Sequencing Options

Join us for a brief tutorial on working with the flexible DVPL Series point-of-load DC-DC converters. Usage of the track pin and sequencing functions are detailed in a whiteboard discussion and lab demonstration.

Controlling Power Transients: MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-704A Compliance Issues

In VPT’s new video lab, Jeremy Ferrell, Senior Design Engineer, provides an in-depth discussion of MIL-STD-1275 and MIL-STD-704A transient voltage requirements and how to control for it in your power system.