DC-AC Inverter powers automotive LCDs.

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Fully encapsulated for resistance to shock, vibration, and humidity, P44W powers LCDs used in GPS systems and audio and video displays in car interiors. It meets starting voltage and current requirements for automotive OEMs, provides up to 15 W of output power, runs at up to 9 mils boost current for quick warm-up in cold starts, and performs over operating temperature range of -86 to +185°F. Inverter is PC-mountable and has on-board PWM dimming.




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ERG Introduces New Inverter For Powering Automotive LCD's



Endicott, NY, May 2002 - Endicott Research Group (ERG Inc.) is introducing the P44W, a fully encapsulated DC-AC inverter for powering automotive LCDs such as those used in GPS navigational systems and audio and video entertainment displays in car interiors.

The P44W meets starting voltage and current requirements for automotive OEMs, with a starting voltage of up to 3,000 Vrms. It provides up to 15 watts of output power, runs at up to 9 mils boost current for quick warm-up in cold starts, and performs reliably over an operating temperature range of -30°C to +85°C (-86°F to 185°F).

The key to the P44W's ruggedness and high reliability is ERG's unique vacuum-encapsulated construction. The inverter is fully encapsulated for exceptional resistance to shock, vibration and humidity, making it ideal for use in high-pressure automotive-type lamps (i.e., mercury and phosphor lamps used for backlighting LCDs that exhibit high brightness and efficiency over the broad range of automotive temperature requirements).

"You'll see the P44W powering things like 3.8-inch diagonal cockpit instrument panels, or 7.0-inch video displays to keep the kids entertained on those long drives," said Bill Abbott, Global Market Strategist for ERG. "It's a very versatile and reliable power source for engineers faced with the ever-expanding use of LCDs in the automotive interior."

The P44W inverter is PC-mountable and features on-board PWM (pulse width modulator) dimming with external analog control.

Pricing is $19.73 in 1,000-piece quantities. Delivery is 4 weeks A.R.O., the fastest in the industry, according to ERG.

For more information, contact Endicott Research Group (ERG), Inc., P.O. Box 269, Endicott, NY 13760. Tel: 607-754-9187 (toll-free: 800-215-5866); Fax: 607-754-9255; Web: erqpower.com; e-mail: sales@erqpower.com.

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