External 48 & 60 Watt power supply series meets latest energy standards
25th November 2010 XP Power today announced the launch of the highly efficient single output AFM series of 48 & 60 Watt external AC-DC power supplies designed for a wide range of IT and medical equipment. The ranges offer output voltages of 12, 15, 18 and 24 VDC. Offering a typical efficiency of up to 88%, these highly efficient units meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards such as Energy Star Level V, EISA2007 and CEC2008 in the United States and the ErP Directive for Europe. These standards define the average energy efficiency and the maximum no load power consumption. The AFM45 has a no load power consumption of less than 0.3 W, and the AFM60 less than 0.5 W.
In addition, the AFM series comply with the internationally recognized safety approval standards for IT and commercial equipment IEC60950-1 / UL60950-1 / EN60950-1. They also comply with the IEC60601-1 / UL60601-1 / EN60601-1 medical safety standards.
The units offer multiple input cable interface options allowing designers to specify either IEC320-C14, -C6 or C8 connectors. The C8 option provides a Class II grounding method. An optional cable restraining clip is also available.
XP Power is an Energy Star partner and has an approved certification facility that allows in-house testing for compliance to the energy efficiency standards.
To help designers keep up to date with the changing energy efficiency legislation, XP Power provides a number of useful resources and information on their web site.
In addition, XP Power applications and support staff can assist customers in understanding the various green initiatives. To make contact with your local XP Power office or representative use the list of locations provided here: Click here
The AFM series is available from Farnell or direct from XP Power. The units have a 3 year warranty.