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Power supply de-rating in practice

In recent years it has become commonplace for some manufacturers to increase the power rating of the product and specify...

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Reliability in electronics

What lies behind the figures and what significance should be attached to them.

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Getting More for Less

Examining the power efficiency of medical electronic equipment in a typical European hospital

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The case for custom power supplies in low to medium volume applications

The specification you need, not the one that happens to be available.

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Power factor - concisely explained

Difference between VA & Watts, definition of VAR & graphical representation of real power, reactive power, apparent powe...

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Parallel & series operation technical overview

A helpful technical article that expertly discusses parallel and series operation.

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Guide to lightning transients

Expert technical overview of transients.

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Input considerations - voltage, current, power & fuses

A guide to input voltage, input current, power factor and selecting fuses.

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Common power supply topologies

Summary of the three most common switched-mode power technologies.

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An innovative topology for 24 hour turnaround of custom configured PSUs

A different approach to solving individual system power requirements.

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Eliminating snubber circuits in AC-DC power supplies

Implementing silicon carbide diode in PFC boost controllers.

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MTBF: misquoted and misunderstood

Important factors when comparing quoted MTBF.

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