Historically, electronical power conversion has been a notoriously inefficient process. The original linear transformers still in use today in some sectors are typically less than 50% efficient, with more than half the input power wasted as heat. XP Power does not operate in this area, specializing instead in power converters utilizing modern "switching" techniques enabled by semiconductor technology, which are much smaller and more efficient.
Modern power converters have typical efficiencies of 80%. While this is a major improvement over legacy products, XP Power has developed technologies that further reduce energy wastage, resulting in products which are up to 95% efficient.
Our goal is to continue to develop such products and sell the benefits to our customers. XP Power believe this will be helped by energy efficiency legislation, pioneered in the consumer electronic and office equipment markets, likely to be applied to the industrial and healthcare markets served.