High-Efficiency Low-Cost 18W Desktop Adapter Series
Phihong USA has introduced a new low-cost, low-profile 18W desktop adapter series that delivers higher efficiency performance than previous models. Designated the PSAA18U Series, the adapters are compliant with the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) new level VI energy efficiency requirements, featuring input power of under 0.075W at no-load, and are available in four dc output voltages (12V, 15V, 24V and 48V), making them suited for use in a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including: portable equipment, access devices, peripherals, and network hubs.
In addition to satisfying DOE Level VI and European Union Code of Conduct (CoC) V5, Tier 2 high-efficiency standards, the new 18W desktop adapters are also certified to UL/cUL, CE, and CB safety specifications, and have built-in over-voltage, over-current, and short-circuit protections.
â€œConsumer demands for smaller, lower-cost, and higher efficiency electronics have a direct influence on OEMâ€™s purchasing decisions, so we designed our new PSAA18U Series desktop adapters to satisfy all three demands for a range of consumer electronics devices requiring between 12V and 48V output power,â€ said Keith Hopwood, vice president of Phihong.
PSAA18U Series desktop adapters have a non-vented case that measures 103mm (4.06â€) x 49mm (1.93â€) x 33.5mm (1.32â€), weigh 140g (4.94oz), and are available with a C14 AC input connector. Operating temperatures for the series span 0 to +40 degrees C, and allowable humidity up to 90%. Pricing for single-unit quantities starts at under $21.