AC/DC Power Supplies meet Energy Star and CEC standards.

Press Release Summary:

Designed for low and medium power applications, AEL series of external desktop ac/dc power supplies come in 15, 20, 40, 60, and 80 W models. Series includes 40 single-output models with output voltages ranging from 5-48 Vdc. They offer extended operating temperature range, delivering full power from 0-40°C and derating to half power at +70°C. Safety approvals include UL 60950-1/EN60950-1:2001, China Compulsory Certification (CCC), and Limited Power Source (LPS).

Original Press Release:

15 - 80 Watt Desktop AC/DC Power Supply Meets Energy Star and California Energy Commission Efficiency Standards

11th February, 2008. XP Power announces the AEL series of energy efficient, compact, external AC/DC power supplies designed for low and medium power applications. The series includes 15, 20, 40, 60 and 80 Watt models, all meeting the energy efficiency standards stipulated by the US government's Energy Star initiative and those of the California Energy Commission (CEC).

The series offers a total of 40 single-output models, with output voltages ranging from +5 to +48 VDC. Non-standard output voltages are also available. Measuring just 3.58 x 1.5 x 1.42 inches (91 x 38 x 36 mm) the 15 Watt model is 85% efficient, resulting in less wasted energy than competitor products. The other power ranges within the series also achieve a minimum efficiency of 85% and consume very low standby power, typically 0.3 W. The units offer an extended operating temperature range, providing full power from 0 to +40 degrees C and derating to half power at +70 degrees C.

Safety approvals include UL 60950-1 / EN60950-1:2001, China Compulsory Certification (CCC) and Limited Power Source (LPS). The range also meets EN55022 and FCC Part 15C Level B standards for both conducted and radiated emissions without the need for additional filtering components. All models have Class I insulation with the 20 Watt model also available with optional Class II insulation. The power supplies include overvoltage, overload and short-circuit protection features.

XP Power' laboratory in Singapore is now accredited by the Californian Energy Commission to perform efficiency testing, allowing the company to certify its own products. XP Power is also an Energy Star partner and can use agreed test methods to determine and certify products that are Energy Star compliant.

The AEL series, with its energy efficiency standards compliance, compact size and low cost, are ideal for use with portable communications, computer peripheral and networking equipment. The units are also suitable for instrumentation, test and measurement applications.

The 15W AEL unit is priced at $15.00 in OEM quantities.

For further information and reader enquiries:

Duane Darrow, XP Power,
990 Benecia Avenue Sunnyvale,
CA 94085

William Sng SK,
XP Power (S) 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, DC-DC converters. With ISO9001:2000, 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 25 sales offices throughout Europe and North America.

XP Power Ltd, a London Stock Exchange listed public company, has design centres in Pangbourne and Sawbridgeworth (UK), Boston (Massachusetts), and Sunnyvale and Anaheim (California). The design teams, together with those of partner companies, push back the boundaries of cost and technology, providing market leading power products. A dedicated Added Value Engineering team configures customer specific solutions. Using in-house CAD and design expertise, XP promise a rapid response. The applications team provide technical support to help customers integrate and use XP power products worldwide.

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