Lex Products to Supply USMC Mobile Power Distribution System

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MEPDIS-R Diagram(click to view larger) Lex Products Corp. in Stamford, CT received an $8 million task order under a blanket purchase agreement (M67854-07-A-5016) to provide the mobile electric power distribution system – replacement [pdf] (MEPDIS-R) to the US Marine Corps. The system distributes electrical power from all standard tactical generators to military shelters and systems requiring power. MEPDIS-R is a modular power distribution system consisting of portable power distribution boxes and interconnecting power cables. The system includes a series of cable adapters permitting the use of older power generation systems… According to the original solicitation for the MEPDIS-R, the system contains the following components: * 5 kilowatt power panel for indoor use; * 5 kilowatt power panel for outdoor use; * 15 kilowatt power panel; * 30 kilowatt power panel; * 100 kilowatt power panel; * 300 kilowatt power panel; * 10 different cable assembly/set types; * CAM lock connectors set; and * 2 sizes of cable reels. The MEPDIS-R is a replacement for the Mil-Standards MEPDIS, which the USMC found to be too heavy and expensive, with a long-lead-time procurement cycle and military-style connectors. The new version consists of lightweight, modular, distribution panels and COTS connectors. Lex Products will […]

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