ELECTRONICS: CUI Inc’s power line, V-Infinity, announces a new line-up of high efficiency external power adapters. CUI’s latest release includes 12 and 24W wall adapters and a 12W desktop adapter. All meet Level V efficiency standards, are Energy Star version 2.0 certified, and exceed the current US EISA 2007 efficiency regulations. Offered in a wide range of output voltages, these high efficiency adapters are the first in an expanded line-up of Level V products planned for 2010.
The EPSA and ETSA series include UL safety approvals and can operate off a universal input (90-264V ac). Output voltages supported are: a) 5V, 6V, 9V, 12V, 15V, 18V, and 24V (12W desktop); b) 5V, 6V, 9V, and 12V (12 W wall); and c) 12V, 15V, and 24V (24W wall). Short-circuit and over-voltage protections are included. With typical efficiency above 82 percent and no load power consumption less than 0.3W, this series is ideal for applications where power consumption is a critical consideration.
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