Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

AC-DC Power Adapters comply with medical safety regulations.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 10, 2014 - Available in 18, 25, and 36 Watts, GSM18/25/36 Series features low leakage current of 50 µA or less, no-load power consumption below 0.1 W, and efficiency of 88%. Units have full range 80–264 Vac input, using 2-pole IEC320-C8 standard plug suitable for worldwide mains supplies. Output voltage options range from 5–48 Vdc for small medical devices. Operating from -25 to +60°C with free air convection cooling, adapters are Class ll units with no Frame Ground, and enclosed by UL 94V-0 plastic case.

Original Press Release

Low-wattage AC-DC Medical Grade Adapters are Safety-guaranteed and Highly Efficient

Press release date: Feb 27, 2014

Aldermaston – Sunpower has announced its new GSM18/25/36 series of 18 W, 25 W and 36 W high efficiency medical grade AC-DC power adapters. These extend the popular GSM40A/60A 40 W and 60 W low wattage series of green medical adapters. Complying with international medical safety regulations including the 2*MOPP Means of Patient Protection level, these models feature an extremely low leakage current of 50 μA or less, a no-load power consumption below 0.1 W and a high efficiency of 88%. The entire series fulfils the stringent demands of patient contact medical applications; it also complies with the latest level V energy-saving regulations such as the European Union’s ErP Step 2 and the USA’s EISA 2007 (Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007).

The GSM18/25/36 series features a full range 80-264 VAC input, using a 2-pole IEC320-C8 standard plug suitable for worldwide mains supplies. Its output voltage options range from 5 to 48 VDC to suit the requirements of different small medical devices; a lock type DC plug is optional. The GSM18/25/36 models are Class ll power units with no Frame Ground, and enclosed by UL 94V-0 plastic cases which effectively protect users from electric shock. These adaptors have also acquired global safety certificates per UL, CUL, TUL, CB, FCC and CE, including the home healthcare medical regulation IEC/EN60601-1-11, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1-11; this certification strongly guarantees user safety.

The series’ standard functions include short circuit, overload, and over voltage protection and an LED indicator. The units have an operating temperature range of -25°C to +60°C, with cooling by free air convection. Typical applications include medical equipment requiring low leakage current, portable medical equipment, home healthcare units and any electrical systems having a low no-load power consumption requirement.

“Any equipment that comes directly into contact with patients must clearly meet stringent safety standards” said Andy Wall, CEO at Sunpower Technology LLP, “and these GSM products certainly do so, as attested by their comprehensive certification. Their safety performance comes with high efficiency operation essential with today’s energy costs and Green legislative pressure, and each unit is backed by a 3-year warranty.”

About Sunpower
Sunpower Technology LLP is the UK arm of a Taiwanese manufacturer that also enjoys extremely strong bonds with other, highly skilled factories and engineers in Taiwan and China. The company delivers a wide range of standard, custom and bespoke power supplies to businesses and organisations across the UK.

Sunpower Technology LLP is also an Authorised Distributor for Mean Well Enterprises, providing customers with cost-effective and direct access to their dependable and high quality power supplies. These products are complemented by Sunpower’s unsurpassed level of service, support and product knowledge.

Sunpower Technology LLP’s overall range of industrial and commercial power products include DIN rail power supplies, industrial power supplies, led drivers, industrial battery chargers, marine power supplies, ac adapters and plugtops, and sine wave inverters. They are used in rugged, data storage, medical grade, laboratory, EPOS and many other applications. Sunpower’s engineers are highly experienced in producing custom design power supplies and their value added service is focused on giving customers ‘ready to go’ products that resolve all their power supply needs.

Sunpower Technology LLP Ltd's Quality Management System is BS-EN-ISO 9001:2008 certified; its factories are also approved to both ISO-9001 and ISO-14001. The company has been ISO certified since August 1997.

Sales and Technical contact:
Andy Wall
Sunpower Technology LLP
Orion House
Calleva Business Park
Berkshire RG7 8SN
Tel: +44(0)845 533 0438