Inverter provides power to LCDs that require cold starts.

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Combining up to 12 W of output power with vacuum-encapsulated design, E220 Series DC/AC inverter ensures reliable CCF lamp ignition for LCDs used in outside or low-temperature environments. It operates at typ efficiencies approaching 80% and delivers starting voltages to 2,300 Vrms in PCB-mountable package for 5.7-15 in. diagonal LCDs. Measuring 1.56 x 1.2 x 0.60 in., product is specified over -4 to +158ºF range and resistant to shock, vibration, and humidity.

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New Industrial Strength Inverter from ERG Provides High Power for Displays Requiring Cold Starts

Endicott, NY, April 2007 - The new E220 Series DC-AC inverter from Endicott Research Group combines up to 12 watts of output power with ERG's unique vacuum-encapsulated design to ensure reliable CCF lamp ignition for LCDs used in outside, cold storage or other low-temperature environments.

The E220 provides starting voltages of up to 2300 Vrms in a compact, low-profile, PCB-mountable package for LCDS ranging in size from 5.7" to 15" diagonal. It utilizes ERG's EFD 20 low-profile transformer for a form factor of only 0.60" (15.3 mm) high x 1.2" (32 mm) wide x 1.56" (39.7) mm long, in a fully vacuum-encapsulated design pioneered by ERG that ensures maximum resistance to shock, vibration & humidity. Operating range is -20º to +70ºC (-4º to 158º F).

E220 Series inverters provide the ideal cold-start solution for CCFL-backlit LCDs that provide engine speed, ground speed, fuel consumption, oil pressure, coolant temperature and other critical information for vehicles used in heavy-duty, off-highway and mobile equipment applications. Examples include forklift trucks in cold storage warehouses, agricultural and construction equipment used in harsh outside environments, EMS vehicles, and marine equipment.

ERG's E220 vacuum-encapsulated inverter operates at high efficiencies, typically approaching 80%, and is designed and tested using the actual OEM LCD display assembly to ensure system compatibility. ERG's customized magnetics are self-shielding to minimize EMI and RFI interference.

The encapsulation of the inverter enables designers to better package it with respect to the rest of the system - only the pins are exposed, so only the bottom of their printed circuit board is a "high voltage" consideration. This is especially useful for embedded designs.

All ERG E220 inverters carry a one-year warranty and are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.

Pricing for ERG's E220 Series inverters starts at $9.78 in production quantities. Contact ERG for details on pricing. Delivery is 4 weeks A.R.O.

For more information, contact Endicott Research Group (ERG), Inc., 2601 Wayne St., Endicott, NY 13760, USA. Tel: 607-754-9187; (toll-free: 800-215-5866); Fax: 607-754-9255;; E-mail:

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