AC/DC Power Supplies cover nominal outputs from 12-56 Vdc.

Press Release Summary:

Comprising 6 single-output models, GCS350 Series is available in 3 x 5 in. open frame package, enclosed covered version, and top- or end-mounted fan cover versions. Open frame unit can deliver up to 200 W output when solely using convection cooling approach. When forced airflow is available, or by using fan-mounted version, full 350 W output is available. Operating from input range of 85–264 Vac, power supplies feature typical energy efficiency of 93%.

Original Press Release:

High Efficiency 350 W AC/DC Supply Suits IT, Industrial and Healthcare Applications

XP Power today announced the 350 Watt GCS350 series addition to its GCS range of high efficiency AC-DC power supplies. Available in multiple mechanical formats, including the industry standard ‘1U’ 3 x 5 inch open frame package, other formats available are an enclosed covered version, and top or end-mounted fan cover versions. The GCS350 series comprises six single output models covering the common nominal outputs from + 12 to + 56 VDC.

The open frame GCS350 package can be used to deliver up to 200 Watts output power when solely using a convection cooling approach. When a forced airflow is available, or by using one of the fan-mounted versions, the full 350 Watts output is available. A secondary 12 VDC / 0.6 A supply output is standard on those models not fitted with a cooling fan. The variety of these mechanical formats and cooling configurations ensure the design engineer has several different options to choose from when looking to fit the supply into their end product.

The GCS350 has a typical energy efficiency of 93% and meets the 80 Plus Silver efficiency standard across the whole range apart from the 12 VDC output model that compiles with the 80 Plus Bronze standard.

Complementing the existing GCS family of 150, 180, 250 and now 350 Watt supplies, all models occupy the same footprint, have the same connectors and provide the same functions across the range. This allows designers to scale up power without needing more space in their end system.

Suiting a wide range of application environments, the GCS range can operate over the extended temperature range of – 40 to + 70 degrees C with full power up to +50 degrees C. The supplies operate from a wide input range of 85-264 VAC, with full power available from 90 VAC and higher. Also, with both Class I and Class II input construction techniques used, designers can opt to use an input earth scheme or not.

No additional EMC filtering components are required since the GCS series meets Class B conducted and Class A radiated criteria as stipulated by the internationally recognized standards of EN55011 and EN55022. Also, the units comply with the 3rd edition medical safety standards EN60601-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, CSA22.2 No 60601-1, and the IT equipment safety standard UL/EN 60950-1.

The GCS350 series is priced at $135 for 500 pcs orders and is available from Newark, Digi-Key, or direct from XP Power and come with a 3 year warranty. 

For further information and reader enquiries:

Duane Darrow

XP Power

990 Benecia Avenue

Sunnyvale, CA 94085

Tel: (971)-322-0326

Fax: (408)-732-2002



William Sng SK

XP Power (Singapore) PTE LTD

Tel: +65 68469368

Fax: +65 67418730



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 and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. 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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