AC/DC External Power Supplies target high-volume applications.

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Comprised of 5 single-output models with 20, 40, 60, 90, or 120 W ratings, Energy Efficiency Level V-rated VEH series caters to nominal output voltages from +12 to +48 Vdc and delivers efficiencies up to 89%. All products meet requirements of global energy efficiency standards such as EISA2007, CEC2008 and European ErP Directive for no-load power consumption of less than 0.5 W. Models VEH20/40/120 achieve no-load consumption of less than 0.3 W.

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XP Power Launch Low Cost "Green" External Power Supplies Aimed at High Volume Applications

XP Power announced today the launch of the VEH series of low cost "green" single output external AC-DC power supplies. Extending XP Power's V-Brand product range aimed at high volume cost sensitive applications, the series consists of 5 power levels providing 20, 40, 60, 90 or 120 Watt output, and catering for the popular nominal output voltages from +12 to +48 VDC.

The VEH series are Energy Efficiency Level V rated and are highly efficient, up to 89%. They meet the stringent requirements of global energy efficiency standards such as EISA2007, CEC2008 and the European ErP Directive for a no-load power consumption of less than 0.5 W. In addition, the VEH20, VEH40 and VEH120 units achieve a no-load consumption of less than 0.3 W. The VEH20, VEH40 and VEH60 are also approved as a Limited Power Source (LPS).

All models meet the internationally recognized safety approval standards for IT and commercial equipment IEC/UL/EN/CSA 60950-1. The VEH60 series is also approved with China Compulsory Certification (CCC). All ranges meet EN55022 Class B limits for both conducted and radiated emissions.

Class I construction is standard on all models, and Class II construction is available on the 20 W model along with an IEC320-C8 input connector. The VEH20 and VEH60 are also available with an optional IEC320-C6 input connector.

In addition to this low cost series of external power supplies, XP Power manufactures and sells the largest range of external / desktop power supplies in the industry. Six additional unique series with output power ratings from 8 to 250 Watts are available for all types of applications including those requiring medical safety approvals.

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. This can be found here:

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:

For 1,000 unit quantities the VEH series is priced from $14.25 for the 20 Watt VEH20 to $45.00 for the 120 Watt VEH120. They are available from Newark or direct from XP Power.

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XP Power is committed to being a leading provider of power solutions, including AC-DC power supplies and DC-DC converters. With ISO9001:2008, XP Power offers total quality, from in-house design through to manufacturing facilities around the world. The company offers the widest range of power products available from one source and unrivalled technical and customer support, aiding both vendor consolidation and cost reduction programmes. XP has 27 sales offices throughout Europe, North America and Asia.

XP Power Ltd, a London Stock Exchange listed public company, has design centres in Fyfield (UK), Orange County (California), and Singapore, which also serves as the company's headquarters. Manufacturing is carried out near Shanghai, China. The design teams push back the boundaries of cost and technology, providing market leading power products. Dedicated in-house Engineered Solutions teams provide customer specific solutions, with rapid response times. The applications team provide expert technical support to help customers integrate and use XP power products worldwide.

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