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Adapter complies with green energy standards

Posted: 09 Jul 2008 ?? ?Print Version ?Bookmark and Share

Keywords:unregulated switching adapters? switch-mode device replacement?

Phihong is offering an extended line of unregulated switching adapters that comply with the U.S. Energy Independence and Security Act that goes into effect in July.

Designated the PLA Series, the adapters are available in 1W, 2W, 3W and 5W single output voltage models and meet Level IV efficiency. The PLA adapters can be used in place of non-compliant unregulated linear adapters, and are appropriate for applications such as wireless communications, cordless headsets, Bluetooth device chargers and cellphones.

According to Phihong, it is also able to offer its PLA Series linear replacement adapters at a lower cost than traditional switching adapters because it has eliminated the control and feedback circuits and components. Also, the adapter uses one primary control circuit.

The PLA Series devices are available as fixed wall plugs (1W, 2W, 3W and 5W). The PLA Series adapters feature high efficiency, double insulation have short circuit protection with auto recovery, are safety approved by UL as limited power sources. The devices have a no-load power consumption of less than 0.3W, zero minimum load, and meet the minimum efficiency required by Energy Star and the Energy Independence and Security Act. The products have a wide input voltage range of 90Vac to 264Vac.

In 25-piece quantities, the PLA01A series is $4.20; the PLA02A series is priced at $4.71 each; the PLA03A series is $5.39; and the PLA05A series is $5.86 each.

- Ismini Scouras

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