ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - Methode Electronics' Power Solutions Group, a division of Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI), a global manufacturer of custom designed electro-mechanical devices, announced today its SmartPower Stack™ family of power conversion products is now TUV-Rheinland recognized for use per UL508c requirements. These products are capable of power conversion outputs from 30kW up to 100kW in both DC/DC (single phase buck/boost) and DC/AC (3 phase) configurations.

The SmartPower Stack™ is the industry's first fully integrated, deployment-ready commercial embedded system for high volume solar, photovoltaic, wind, hybrid electric and electric vehicles, as well as high capacity uninterruptible power supply and efficient motor drive applications. This system consists of three "dual" IGBT modules -- each module has a separate gate drive board for current sensing and an interface board which monitors and controls the behavior of the SmartPower Stack™. This pre-engineered assembly comes complete for direct use in the customer's inverter and/or converter applications.

Additional configurations are offered to include DC Link capacitors, blower fan and a controller board utilizing National Instruments sbRIO GPIC.

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About Methode Electronics - Power Solutions Group

As a global power distribution and thermal management solutions provider, Methode's Power Solutions Group designs and manufactures innovative products that meet the requirements of a variety of high-demand applications. Our teams collaborate with customers to develop robust systems that meet their electrical and thermal performance, weight and cost needs.

About Methode Electronics, Inc.

Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: MEI) is a global developer of custom engineered and application specific products and solutions with manufacturing, design and testing facilities in China, Germany, India, Italy, Lebanon, Malta, Mexico, the Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. We design, manufacture and market devices employing electrical, electronic, wireless, safety radio remote control, sensing and optical technologies to control and convey signals through sensors, interconnections and controls. Our business is managed on a segment basis, with those segments being Automotive, Interconnect, Power Products and Other. Our components are in the primary end markets of the automobile, computer, information processing and networking equipment, voice and data communication systems, consumer electronics, appliances, aerospace vehicles and industrial equipment industries.

Contact Information:

Methode Power Solutions Group SmartPower Stack contact:

Mike Stibgen
Product Manager - Power Conversion Products