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International Series: BVA
Selection Guide:   Single    Dual    Triple    Options    App Notes     Dimension Drawings     Datasheet PDF   

  • Single, dual and triple outputs
  • Input: 100/117/220/230-240 VAC or 208/240/480 VAC
  • Rated full load at 50C
  • Overload and short circuit protection
  • Remote sense compensates for line drop and assures voltage at the load
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Overvoltage protection (OVP) standard on 5V main outputs
  • Open sense lead protection
  • Designed to meet domestic and international safety standards
  • 2 year warranty

The International Series BVA
The BVA series is the premium grade, open frame line of linear DC power supplies. Designed to operate over a wide range of AC power sources found worldwide, the BVA series is especially suited to OEM applications where cost savings is a significant factor. The field selectable universal input (100/117/220/230-240 VAC) reduces your inventory cost by allowing you to use just one standard model regardless of destination.

Value Added Services
PowerVolt offers a wide variety of value added services and design features to meet your application requirements. The first and foremost service we offer is our flexibility to design custom units for your application. Other features include, but are not limited to, terminal blocks, mounting spacers, fuse and fuse holders, line cords, etc. Please contact your local factory representative, distributor or factory direct for quotations.


AC Input:
Standard models: field selectable taps for 100/117/220/230-240 VAC 10%; 47-63 Hz. For 50 Hz operation derate output by 10%.
"480" models:208/240/480 VAC 10%; 47-63 Hz.
See chassis ID label for jumper and line fusing requirements.

DC Output:
See Selection guide for voltage / current ratings. The output is floating; either positive or negative terminal can be grounded. Output range is 10%, except variable 10-18V outputs.

Line Regulation:
0.05% for 10% line change

Load Regulation:
0.05% for 50% load change

Thermal Regulation:
0.02% per C maximum, 0.005% per C typical

Output Ripple:
2 mV RMS maximum, 3 mV P-P

Dynamic Response:
30 S for 50% load change

0.3% for 24 hour period after 1 hour warm-up

Short Circuit and Overload Protection:
Feedback current limiting, set at 120% of nominal

Overvoltage Protection:
Crowbar overvoltage protection is standard on all 5VDC main outputs and is factory set at 6.2V0.4V (fixed). Optional OVP module adjustable from 4.5 to 36V is available for other models.

Remote Sensing:
Standard on all models above 30 watts. Remote sensing will compensate for a cable drop of 0.25V. Protected against open or shorted sense leads. Twisted pair sense leads are recommended.

5V units: 45%; 12 and 15V units: 55%; 24V and higher units: 60%

Operating Temperature:
0C to 50C full rated load, derate linearly to 40% at 70C. See derating chart.

Storage Temperature:
-55C to +85C

Per MIL-STD-810B, Method 514, Procedure 1, Curve AB (to 50 Hz)

Per MIL-STD-810B, Method 516, Procedure V

Safety Standards:
UL, CSA and CE Recognized (480 VAC Input Models are designed to meet)

Clear aluminum chassis. Chassis also serves as heat sink.

Units can be mounted on several surfaces. Mounting holes will accept "press-fit" #6-32 threaded fasteners. For efficient cooling, allow unrestricted air flow. Forced air cooling may be recommended.

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Single Output, Linear selection guide (partial)      Datasheet PDF   

Voltage Selection Guide:
2volts    5volts    7volts       10volts       12volts       15volts       18volts       24volts       28volts       48volts   

INPUT : 100/117/220/230-240 VAC INPUT : 208/240/480 VAC
Model Case Size Output
2 Volts
BVA-2AS3 AS 2V @ 3A
BVA-2BS6 BS 2V @ 6A
BVA-2DS12 DS 2V @ 12A
BVA-2ES18 ES 2V @ 18A
5 Volts
BVA-5AS1.5-OVP AS 5V @ 1.5A
BVA-5DS12-OVP DS 5V @ 12A
BVA-5ES18-OVP ES 5V @ 18A
BVA-5FS25-OVP FS 5V @ 25A
7 Volts
BVA-7AS1 AS 7V @ 1A
BVA-7AS2 AS 7V @ 2A
BVA-7BS4 BS 7V @ 4A
BVA-7CS6 CS 7V @ 6A
BVA-7DS8 DS 7V @ 8A
BVA-7ES12.5 ES 7V @ 12.5A
BVA-7FS17.5 FS 7V @ 17.5A
10 Volts
BVA-10AS1.7 AS 10V @ 1.7A
BVA-10BS3.4 BS 10V @ 3.4A
BVA-10CS5.1 CS 10V @ 5.1A
BVA-10DS6.8 DS 10V @ 6.8A
BVA-10ES10.2 ES 10V @ 10.2A
BVA-10FS16 FS 10V @ 16A
12 Volts
BVA-12AS0.9 AS 12V @ 0.9A
BVA-12AS1.7 AS 12V @ 1.7A
BVA-12BS3.4 BS 12V @ 3.4A
BVA-12CS5.1 CS 12V @ 5.1A
BVA-12DS6.8 DS 12V @ 6.8A
BVA-12ES10.2 ES 12V @ 10.2A
BVA-12FS16 FS 12V @ 16A
15 Volts
BVA-15AS0.9 AS 15V @ 0.9A
BVA-15AS1.5 AS 15V @ 1.5A
BVA-15BS3 BS 15V @ 3A
BVA-15CS4.5 CS 15V @ 4.5A
BVA-15DS6 DS 15V @ 6A
BVA-15ES9 ES 15V @ 9A
BVA-15FS15 FS 15V @ 15A
18 Volts
BVA-18AS1.5 AS 18V @ 1.5A
BVA-18BS3 BS 18V @ 3A
BVA-18CS4.5 CS 18V @ 4.5A
BVA-18DS6 DS 18V @ 6A
BVA-18ES9 ES 18V @ 9A
BVA-18FS15 FS 18V @ 15A
24 Volts
BVA-24AS0.5 AS 24V @ 0.5A
BVA-24AS1.2 AS 24V @ 1.2A
BVA-24BS2.4 BS 24V @ 2.4A
BVA-24CS3.6 CS 24V @ 3.6A
BVA-24DS4.8 DS 24V @ 4.8A
BVA-24ES7.2 ES 24V @ 7.2A
BVA-24FS12 FS 24V @ 12A
BVA-24GS24 GS 24V @ 24A
BVA-24MIL8/17 - 24V @ 8A
*  Unregulated   24V @ 17A*
28 Volts
BVA-28AS0.5 AS 28V @ 0.5A
BVA-28AS1 AS 28V @ 1A
BVA-28BS2 BS 28V @ 2A
BVA-28CS3 CS 28V @ 3A
BVA-28DS4 DS 28V @ 4A
BVA-28ES6 ES 28V @ 6A
BVA-28FS10 FS 28V @ 10A
48 Volts
BVA-48AS0.5 AS 48V @ 0.5A
BVA-48BS1 BS 48V @ 1A
BVA-48DS3 DS 48V @ 3A
BVA-48ES4 ES 48V @ 4A
BVA-48FS8 FS 48V @ 8A
Model Case Size Output
                                     2 Volts                             Back
- - -
- - -
- - -
- - -
                                     5 Volts                             Back
BVA-5AS1.5-480 AS 5V @ 1.5A
BVA-5AS3-480 AS 5V @ 3A
BVA-5BS6-480 BS 5V @ 6A
BVA-5CS9-OVP-480 CS 5V @ 9A
BVA-5DS12-OVP-480 DS 5V @ 12A
BVA-5ES18-OVP-480 ES 5V @ 18A
BVA-5FS25-OVP-480 FS 5V @ 25A
                                     7 Volts                             Back
- - -
BVA-7AS2-480 AS 7V @ 2A
BVA-7BS4-480 BS 7V @ 4A
BVA-7CS6-480 CS 7V @ 6A
BVA-7DS8-480 DS 7V @ 8A
BVA-7ES12.5-480 ES 7V @ 12.5A
BVA-7FS17.5-480 FS 7V @ 17.5A
                                     10 Volts                             Back
BVA-10AS1.7-480 AS 10V @ 1.7A
BVA-10BS3.4-480 BS 10V @ 3.4A
BVA-10CS5.1-480 CS 10V @ 6.8A
BVA-10DS6.8-480 DS 10V @ 6.8A
BVA-10ES10.2-480 ES 10V @ 10.2A
BVA-10FS16-480 FS 10V @ 16A
                                     12 Volts                             Back
BVA-12AS0.9-480 AS 10V @ 0.9A
BVA-12AS1.7-480 AS 12V @ 1.7A
BVA-12BS3.4-480 BS 12V @ 3.4A
BVA-12CS5.1-480 CS 12V @ 5.1A
BVA-12DS6.8-480 DS 12V @ 6.8A
BVA-12ES10.2-480 ES 12V @ 10.2A
BVA-12FS16-480 FS 12V @ 16A
                                     15 Volts                             Back
BVA-15AS0.9-480 AS 15V @ 0.9A
BVA-15AS1.7-480 AS 15V @ 1.7A
BVA-15BS3-480 BS 15V @ 3A
BVA-15CS4.5-480 CS 15V @ 4.5A
BVA-15DS6-480 DS 15V @ 6A
BVA-15ES9-480 ES 15V @ 9A
BVA-15FS15-480 FS 15V @ 15A
                                     18 Volts                             Back
BVA-18AS1.5-480 AS 18V @ 1.5A
BVA-18BS3-480 BS 18V @ 3A
BVA-18CS4.5-480 CS 18V @ 4.5A
BVA-18DS6-480 DS 18V @ 6A
BVA-18ES9-480 ES 18V @ 9A
BVA-18FS15-480 FS 18V @ 15A
                                     24 Volts                             Back
BVA-24AS0.5-480 AS 24V @ 0.5A
BVA-24AS1.2-480 AS 24V @ 1.2A
BVA-24BS2.4-480 BS 24V @ 2.4A
BVA-24CS3.6-480 CS 24V @ 3.6A
BVA-24DS4.8-480 DS 24V @ 4.8A
BVA-24ES7.2-480 ES 24V @ 7.2A
BVA-24FS12-480 FS 24V @ 12A
- - -
BVA-24CLR15-480 Call Factory 24V @ 15A
BVA-24CLR30-480 Call Factory 24V @ 30A
                                     28 Volts                             Back
BVA-28AS0.5-480 AS 28V @ 0.5A
BVA-28AS1-480 AS 28V @ 1A
BVA-28BS2-480 BS 28V @ 2A
BVA-28CS3-480 CS 28V @ 3A
BVA-28DS4-480 DS 28V @ 4A
BVA-28ES6-480 ES 28V @ 6A
BVA-28FS10-480 FS 28V @ 10A
                                     48 Volts                             Back
BVA-48AS0.5-480 AS 48V @ 0.5A
BVA-48BS1-480 BS 48V @ 1A
BVA-48DS3-480 DS 48V @ 3A
BVA-48ES4-480 ES 48V @ 4A
BVA-48FS8-480 FS 48V @ 8A

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Dual Output, Linear selection guide (partial)      Datasheet PDF   

Model Case Size Output
#1 #2
5 Volts BVA-5AD1.5-OVP AD 5V @ 1.5A -5V @ 1.5A
BVA-5BD3-OVP BD 5V @ 3A -5V @ 3A
BVA-5CD6-OVP CD 5V @ 6A -5V @ 6A
12 Volts BVA-12AA0.4 AA 12V @ 0.4A -12V @ 0.4A
15 Volts BVA-15AA0.4 AA 15V @ 0.4A -15V @ 0.4A
12-15 Volts BVA-12AD1.0 AD 12V @ 1A, or
15V @ 0.8A
-12V @ 1.0A, or
-15V @ 0.8A, or
-5V @ 0.4A
BVA-12BD1.7 BD 12V @ 1.7A, or
15V @ 1.5A
-12V @ 1.7A, or
-15V @ 1.5A, or
-5V @ 0.7A
BVA-12CD3.4 CD 12V @ 3.4A, or
15V @ 3A
-12V @ 3.4A, or
-15V @ 3A
BVA-12ED5 ED 12V @ 5A, or
15V @ 5A
-12V @ 5A, or
-15V @ 5A

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Triple Output, Linear selection guide (partial)      Datasheet PDF   

Model Case Size Output
#1 #2 #3
BVA-52A15T0.4 AT 5V @ 2A 9-15V @ 0.4A (-)9-15V @ 0.4A, or
-5V @ 0.4A
BVA-53B12T1 BT 5V @ 3A 12V @ 1A, or
15V @ 0.8A
-12V @ 1A, or
-15V @ 0.8A, or
-5V @ 0.4A
BVA-56C12T1.7 CT 5V @ 6A 12V @ 1.7A, or
15V @ 1.5A
-12V @ 1.7A, or
-15V @ 1.5A, or
-5V @ 0.7A
BVA-56D12T1 DT 5V @ 6A 12V @ 1A, or
15V @ 1A
-12V @ 1A, or
-15V @ 1A, or
-5V @ 0.4A
BVA-58E12T1.7 ET 5V @ 8A 12V @ 1.7A, or
15V @ 1.5A
-12V @ 1.7A, or
-15V @ 1.5A, or
-5V @ 0.7A
BVA-512F12T3.4 FT 5V @ 12A 12V @ 3.4A, or
15V @ 3A
-12V @ 3.4A, or
-15V @ 3A

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Screw Terminals (T): Solder terminals standard. Add 'T' for screw terminals.
Overvoltage Protection (OVP): OVP is standard on all 5V main outputs. Add 'OVP' to part number for individual OVP module on other models up to 36VDC outputs.
Mounting Spacers: For mounting spacers on any one surface add 'S' to part number.
Input Fuse: For input fuse and fuse holder add 'F' to part number.
Line Cord: For input line cord add 'C' to part number.

Dimension Drawings
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AS, AA, BS, CS, DS, ES and FS   
AD, AT, BD, CD, ED and GS   
BT, CT, DT, ET and FT   
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