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The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum dedicates its B-17 ‘City of Savannah’ Restoration Project to hundreds of spectators.

B-17 ‘City of Savannah’ Restoration Project Foothill Ranch, CA:
On Wednesday, January 28, 2015, The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum dedicated its B-17 ‘City of Savannah’ Restoration Project to hundreds of spectators including World War II veterans, current military personnel and the many volunteers to honor of the 5,000th combat aircraft processed at Savannah’s Hunter Field during World War II. Equipment donated by Chroma Systems Solutions provides DC power to the aircrafts radio room, turrets, flaps on the wings along with its landing lights and interior lighting.

Ball turretDuring the last 6 years, more than 200 volunteers worked more than 45,000 man hours to restore the B-17 Flying Fortress ‘City of Savannah’ to its full World War II combat configuration, including operational systems and components, making it the finest static display B-17 in the world. Most notably, the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum’s B-17 will be the only static display to include three operational gun turrets: the ball turret under the fuselage, the chin turret under the nose, and the tail turret in the rear of the plane.

To power the ‘City of Savannah’ B-17 aircraft and contribute to its historical preservation required some special DC power equipment. Chroma’s 62000B DC Power Supplies were the chosen instruments to provide continuous power to the aircraft.

62000B Custom Rackmount SystemEquipped with the functionality of N+1 redundancy and hot-swap, the 62000B Series of modular DC Power Supplies are most applicable for continuous applications such as the ‘City of Savannah’. In commercial industries, the 62000B’s are used in SMD plating production lines, as well as product life burn-in test for IT products like DC converters, LCD backlight inverters and routers.

The 62000B modular power supplies are capable of providing high power output up to 120KW/2000A with minimal specification degradation. Each chassis is designed to accommodate a maximum of 9KW and include current sharing capability to ensure system stability. In addition, for control of even larger power systems, a CSU is provided to set and display output and protection circuits via a standard CAN bus communication protocol.

About the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

Mighty Eighth MuseumActivated in 1942 in Savannah, GA the Eighth Air Force was a critical strike element in World War II and remains an active force today. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is one of the world’s most powerful Museum experiences as it honors the Mighty Eighth’s proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to present. Just minutes from Historic Savannah the Museum is located at 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler, right off of I-95 at Exit 102. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is open daily from 9 AM until 5 PM except on New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information, please visit or call 912-748-8888.

About Chroma Systems Solutions

Chroma Systems Solutions, Inc. is a leader in providing power electronics and electrical safety testing instrumentation and systems. Chroma’s programmable power supplies, electronic loads, meters, hipot testers and automated testing systems provide solutions for applications in Aerospace, Military, Commercial, Medical, Battery, Marine, and Regulatory Testing as well as green energy markets including Solar, Electric Vehicle and LED. With offices and manufacturing facilities located around the globe, Chroma is dedicated to providing the highest quality equipment for compliance and R&D test engineers as well as unparalleled service and support. Chroma Systems Solutions corporate office is located in Foothill Ranch, CA. For more information please visit or call us at (949) 600-6400.

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