Product News: Electrical Equipment & Systems

External LED Driver delivers 12 W of power.

Press Release Summary:

Oct 22, 2012 - Packaged as fixed-prong wall-plug adapter, Model PDA012A-S is available in constant current outputs of 350, 700, 1,000, and 1,500 mA, making it suited for OEM lighting applications, such as floor lamps, table lamps, and cabinet lighting. Unit features nominal input range of 110–120 Vac, Level V efficiency compliance, and no-load power draw of 300 mW. Measuring 71.5 x 33.75 x 46 mm, IP20-rated driver includes over-current, output over-voltage, short-circuit, and open-circuit protections.

Phihong USA Inc. - Fremont, CA

Original Press Release

New 12W Adapter-style External LED Driver Simplifies the Design Cycle for OEM Lighting Applications

Press release date: Oct 16, 2012


Fremont, CA – Phihong USA, a global leader in power solutions for OEM lighting technologies, has developed a new external LED driver that is conveniently packaged as a low-cost, fixed-prong wall-plug adapter. Capable of producing up to 12W of output power, the PDA012A-S is available in constant current outputs of 350, 700, 1000 and 1500mA, and is ideal for home and small office lighting applications, such as floor lamps, table lamps and cabinet lighting.  

“An external AC-DC adapter simplifies and accelerates the design cycle by removing all of the driver circuitry from the fixture,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. “With UL and safety approvals on the external driver already completed, OEMs can move products to market much more quickly.”

Designed for use in North America, Phihong’s new, low profile, wall-plug adapter style LED driver has a nominal input range of 110-120VAC.  Standard features include input over-current, output over-voltage, short-circuit and open-circuit protections, as well as power factor correction 0.9.

In addition to Level V efficiency compliance and a no-load power draw 300mW, the Class 2 constant current LED driver adapter is compliant with UL8750 and UL1310 and is rated IP20 for operation in dry, indoor environments with an ambient temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.

Each unit measures 71.5mm x 33.75mm x 46mm, weighs 85g, and features a 1.5-meter DC cord that is terminated with a 2.1mm x 5.5mm center positive barrel connector. Additional DC tips are available and may be changed, in-house, with no minimum order quantity.

Pricing for the PDA012A-S starts at $13.91 in single unit quantities. For more information including the individual product datasheet, please visit

About Phihong
As a world leader in the development of world class power solutions, Phihong is one of the leading suppliers of adapters, power supplies, LED drivers and Power-over-Ethernet products to OEMs serving datacom, telecom, personal electronics, networking, lighting and industrial markets. Phihong has a truly global reach with design labs, manufacturing facilities and sales support centers in California, New York, The Netherlands, China, Japan, and Taiwan. For more information contact Glenn Morton, Phihong USA Corporation, 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont CA 94538, or call (510) 445-0100, fax (510) 334-1678, email, or visit .