BEAR Awarded Patent For Encapsulated, PCB-Mountable AC-DC Converter With Detachable AC Line Cord

September 05, 2007 by Jeff Shepard

BEAR Power Supplies, Inc. has been issued a US patent for its encapsulated PCB-mountable ac-dc power converter with detachable ac line cord. US Patent Number 7,259,971 was issued August 21, 2007 to Michael Allen, President of BEAR Power Supplies, and Robert Kolbet.

The patented design is claimed to provide improved convenience, safety and long-term reliability for designers of ac-powered electronic equipment. In addition to the detachable line cord, the compact design incorporates a "remote enable" function that allows the power supply to be turned on or off from a switch on the host system front panel, without the need to route the primary ac power to the front panel.

"This patent further demonstrates our expertise and our commitment to innovation in power supply design for demanding commercial, industrial and medical applications," Allen said. "It is just one example of the many innovations we make every day, in both our standard and our custom power supplies, to make life easier for our customers."