External Power Adapter meets Level VI efficiency standards.

Press Release Summary:

While meeting efficiency and no load input power requirements of US Department of Energy (DOE) Level VI standards, SWI12-SC (12 W) and SWI24-SC (24 W) series feature screw terminal connections that accommodate designs requiring flexibility beyond standard 5 ft DC cord. Output options include 12, 15, and 24 Vdc; no-load power consumption is <0.1 W; and universal input range is 90–264 Vac. These single-output US wall power adapters cover both UL 60950 and UL 1310 safety approvals.

Original Press Release:

CUI External Power Adapter Line Expands to Meet Level VI Efficiency Standards

12 W and 24 W Adapters Feature Screw Terminal Connections for Added Flexibility

TUALATIN, Ore. – CUI Inc announced today the expansion of its 12 W and 24 W US wall power adapter series to meet the new Level VI efficiency standards. The SWI12-SC and SWI24-SC series meet the more stringent average efficiency and no load input power requirements set to go into effect in February 2016. The US Department of Energy (DOE) Level VI standards aim to significantly lower the amount of power consumed when the end application is not in use or is no longer connected.

The SWI12-SC and SWI24-SC series also feature screw terminal connections for designs that require flexibility beyond the standard 5 foot dc cord, including security, home automation and smart applications. The adapters accommodate a wide universal input voltage range of 90~264 Vac, are available in 12, 15, and 24 Vdc output options, and feature no-load power consumption less than 0.1 W. The single-output adapters cover both UL 60950 & UL 1310 safety approvals and meet the radiated and conducted emission requirements for FCC Part 15B Class B. Additional features include short circuit, over current, and over voltage protections.

“The SWI series is the first release in an extensive roadmap of high efficiency adapters designed to meet the DOE’s upcoming Level VI standards” stated Jeff Schnabel, CUI’s VP of Marketing.  “CUI’s early compliance and implementation of these standards is in an effort to keep our customers one step ahead of the more stringent regulations set to become law next year.”

The new SWI12-SC and SWI24-SC series are available through distribution with prices starting at $13.83 per unit at 100 pieces. Please contact CUI for OEM pricing.  For more information on the DOE’s upcoming Level VI regulations, click here.


Product name: SWI12-SC and SWI24-SC

Availability: Stock to 12 weeks

Possible users: Security and home automation applications

Primary features: Level VI efficiency & Screw terminal connectors

Cost: $13.83 per unit at 100 pieces

View details for the SWI12-SC Series

View details for the SWI24-SC Series

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About CUI Inc

CUI Inc is a technology company focused on the development and distribution of electronic components. At the leading edge of power supply design, the organization supports customers as they strive to improve the energy efficiency and environmental credentials of their application.  The company's power group is complemented by a portfolio of world-class board level components, consisting of interconnect, sound, motion control and thermal products.  An unwavering commitment to create collaborative partnerships with customers and a drive to see that their design project is a success has been a hallmark of CUI's sustained growth since its founding in 1989.   As a leader in the industry, CUI will continue to invest in the future through new technologies, talented employees, expanded manufacturing capabilities, and a growing global reach.

CUI Inc is a subsidiary of CUI Global, Inc., a publicly traded company whose common stock trades on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol CUI.

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