Solid-State Power Controllers

PDC is the world leader in the design and manufacture of programmable solid-state power controllers (SSPC) for military vehicles, with more than 1,000,000 nodes installed since 1988. In addition to distributing and controlling power with reduced SWaP, while protecting loads and wire harnesses with higher reliability and longer life, PDC SSPCs also enable smart power management that simplifies vehicle power control and provides health and diagnostics data that allows the operator to focus on other mission critical activities.

SSPCs replace traditional electromechanical relays and thermal circuit breakers in power distribution systems, offering more accurate trip protection with solid-state reliability, while reducing overall vehicle-level weight. PDC was the first to offer SSPCs for ground vehicles, UAVs, and non flight critical civil aerospace platforms. Highly reliable, these products are used in the M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank, M109A7 Paladin Howitzer, Oshkosh Defense's family of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV), and other high performance/severe environment applications. PDC's SSPCs support real-time digital status reporting and computer control, and are equipped with instant trip, true I²T wire protection, multiple value added options, and supports multiple communications protocols. PDC offers custom SSPC modules that are rated up to 400A, and multi-channel boards that are rated up to 100A per channel. SSPCs offer reduced size and weight compared to electromechanical approaches, while also providing enhanced performance and functionality.