PSMA Announces First Power Supply Reliability Survey

January 13, 2018 by Paul Shepard

Do you have concerns with power supply reliability as a user, manufacturer, or OEM? Have you ever wished there would be more industry-wide efforts to address the various issues of design, manufacturing, field use, etc.? Well now is your chance to drive a direct impact to these kinds of initiatives through the Power Sources Manufacturers’ Association (PSMA) Reliability Committee.

Fill-out the PSMA Reliability Survey and pass the link along to as many colleagues, customers, and competitors as appropriate since the more responses received, the more meaningful the Committee initiatives will be.

Historically, power supplies were frequently at the top of the list of causes of field failures of electronic systems. Component and design improvements reduced failures but that positive trend may be reversing. PSMA recently formed a committee to assess this situation and identify ways to put power supply reliability back on a track of continuous improvement.

Success will mean higher customer satisfaction and loyalty along with lower support costs for power supply manufacturers. The starting point for the Reliability Committee is to gather data on power supply reliability and the causes of failures, both in the factory and in the field. A simple survey will help set the priorities of the committee and establish the most appropriate next steps.

This should only take 6-8 min to complete the PSMA Reliability Survey. It is now open and will end on Friday, 26 January, 2018.

About the PSMA Reliability Committee

In alignment with the PSMA mission of bringing value and utility to members as well as the power electronics industry as a whole, the PSMA Reliability Committee aims to spearhead industry initiatives that identify and attempt to solve the pertinent industry challenges related to the reliability and performance of power supplies and associated products.

The scope of the Committee shall include anything that impacts the life and desired application of a power supply, including (but not limited to) interaction with a system and/or other power supplies.