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Electrolytic capacitors determine the lifetime of a power supply

The service life of electrolytic capacitors is a key design parameter in power supplies. Our blog summarises the manufac...

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Everything you need to know about programmable power supplies

Programmable power supplies are digitally controlled to give you exactly the power and control parameters you need.

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IEC protection classes for power supplies

Power supplies fall into one of three protection classes based on the need, or not, for a protective earth connection....

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Human centered design: putting our customers’ needs first

HCD is a problem-solving method based on the idea that designing a successful product not only relies upon its functiona...

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What factors affect power supply reliability?

The most important factor is good, careful design based on sound experience, resulting in known safety margins. Unfortun...

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System integration of baseplate cooled low voltage converter modules

Baseplate cooled converter modules are a popular solution for powering outdoor use equipment. Find out how to integrate...

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External power supplies explained

External power supplies are designed for a wide applications, providing convenient and compact power sources. They are s...

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Design considerations for high voltage power supplies in mass spectrometry

High voltage in mass spectrometry. 6 of the most common design challenges.

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What causes failures in high voltage applications?

What causes failures in High Voltage applications? Design comes with a set of disciplines that must be applied to produc...

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What to expect on a PMBus compliant power supply

Understanding what to expect from a PMBus compliant power supply is essential for power system designers aiming to optim...

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Different methods of measuring component temperatures

The two main ways of measuring temperatures are by thermocouple or by optical methods, whether IR camera or thermometer.

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Installation of open frame AC-DC power supplies

AC-DC power supplies are commonly supplied in what is known by the industry as an open frame format.

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