AC/DC Power Supplies meets multiuple energy standards.

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Offering single output voltages of 12, 15, 18, and 24 Vdc, AFM series is comprised of 48 and 60 W external power supplies with respective no-load power consumption of less than 0.3 and 0.5 W. Products deliver up to 88% typ efficiency and comply with international safety approval standards for IT, commercial, and medical equipment. Multiple input cable interface options allow designers to specify IEC320-C14, -C6, or -C8 connectors.



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External 48 & 60 Watt Power Supply Series Meets Latest Energy Standards



XP Power today announced the launch of the highly efficient single output AFM series of 48 & 60 Watt external AC-DC power supplies designed for a wide range of IT and medical equipment. The ranges offer output voltages of 12, 15, 18 and 24 VDC. Offering a typical efficiency of up to 88%, these highly efficient units meet the latest stringent energy efficiency standards such as Energy Star Level V, EISA2007 and CEC2008 in the United States and the ErP Directive for Europe. These standards define the average energy efficiency and the maximum no load power consumption. The AFM45 has a no load power consumption of less than 0.3 W, and the AFM60 less than 0.5 W.

In addition, the AFM series comply with the internationally recognized safety approval standards for IT and commercial equipment IEC60950-1 / UL60950-1 / EN60950-1. They also comply with the IEC60601-1 / UL60601-1 / EN60601-1 medical safety standards.

The units offer multiple input cable interface options allowing designers to specify either IEC320-C14, -C6 or -C8 connectors. The -C8 option provides a Class II grounding method. An optional cable restraining clip is also available.

XP Power is an Energy Star partner and has an approved certification facility that allows in-house testing for compliance to the energy efficiency standards.

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: http://www.xppower.com/page.php?pagename=Energy&lang=EN

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: http://www.xppower.com/page.php?pagename=Offices&lang=EN

Applications support is also available via a live chat facility.

The AFM series is available from Newark or direct from XP Power. Priced at $24.18 for AFM45 and $30.42 for AFM60 in 500 pc quantities.

XP Power is committed to being a leading provider of power solutions, including AC-DC power supplies and 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 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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