Notes on choosing a switching power supply?

1. To increase the reliability of the power supply, we suggest users choose a unit that has a rating of 30% more power than actual need. For example, if the system needs a 100W source, we suggest that users choose a power supply with 130W of output power or more. By doing this, you can effectively boost the reliability of the power supply in your system.

2. We also need to consider about ambient temperature of the power supply and whether there is additional device for dissipating the heat. If the power supply is working in a high temperature environment, we need to make some derating to the output power. The derating curve of “ambient temperature” versus “output power” can be found on our specifications.

3. Choosing functions based on your application:

  • Protection function: Over Voltage Protection (OVP), Over Temperature Protection (OVP), Overload Protection (OLP), and etc.
  • Application function: Signaling Function (Power Good, Power Fail), Remote Control, Remote Sensing, and etc.
  • Special function: Power Factor Correction (PFC), Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) function.

4. Make sure that the model qualifies for the safety standards and EMC regulations you need.

Categories: Industrial, Medical, Others
Tags: Derating Curve, OLP, Over Temperature Protection, Over Voltage Protection, Overload Protection, OVP, PFC, Power Factor Correction, Power Fail, Power Good, Reliability, Remote Control, Remote Sensing, Uninterruptible Power Supply, UPS

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