External AC-DC Power Supplies reach 92% efficiency.

Press Release Summary:

Aimed at medical and IT applications, AHM Series is comprised of 5 single-output ranges of 85, 100, 150, 180, or 250 W and provides nominal outputs from +12 to +48 Vdc. All units are convection cooled, removing need for internal forced air flow. Designed with smooth surface, enclosure can be wiped down in hospital environments. Enclosure also has IPX1 rating that protects against ingress of condensation and falling water droplets. Class I construction is standard on all models.

Original Press Release:

85 - 250 Watt Medical and IT External Power Supplies Reach 92% Efficiency

XP Power announced today the launch of their AHM series of highly efficient external AC-DC power supplies aimed at a broad range of medical and IT applications. The series comprises 5 single-output ranges of 85, 100, 150, 180 or 250 Watt output, and provides the popular nominal outputs from +12 to + 48 VDC. All units are convection cooled removing the need for any internal forced air flow. Not only does this make the units more reliable, but maintains their quiet operation. This being especially important for healthcare equipment sited close to a patient.

These Energy Efficiency Level V rated units are highly efficient, typically 92%, and meet the stringent requirements of global energy efficiency standards both in terms of average power efficiency and less than 0.5 W no-load power consumption. By selecting the AHM series, manufacturers will ensure their products comply with standards such as EISA2007, CEC2008 and the European ErP Directive. In addition, the units meet the internationally recognized safety approval standards for medical equipment IEC/UL/EN/CSA 60601-1 and IT and commercial equipment IEC/UL/EN/CSA 60950-1. They also conform to the medical EMC standard, IEC60601-1-2:2007, meeting level B radiated/conducted emissions to EN55011/22 and the relevant EN61000 immunity standards..

Due to the high efficiency of the units it has been possible to design the enclosure with a smooth surface. This allows it to be easily wiped down in a hospital environment. Along with this the enclosure has an IPX1 rating that protects against ingress of condensation and falling water droplets.

Class I construction is standard on all models, with the 85W and 100W models also available with Class II construction and connector options of IEC320-C14, IEC320-C8 or IEC320-C18. An optional input connector retention clip is also available across the range.

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

The AHM series are available from Newark or direct from XP Power. Priced from $58.50 for the 85 Watt models to $113.10 for the 250 Watt range, both for 500 unit quantities. The units have a 3 year warranty.

For further information and reader enquiries:

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

Tel: (408)732-7777

Fax: (408)732-2002

Email: ddarrow@xppower.com

Web: www.xppower.com

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. 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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