These ultra-miniature power supplies are pin out and size compatible to industry standards. They have an output range of 5-20W, can accept universal input from 85-264 VAC and 23 of the series' models can provide single outputs of 3.3-24 VDC. They can run in an ambient temperature range of 0-40C. They typically run at 75 percent efficiency, have short-circuit protection circuitry, and are approved to UL/EC60950 safety specifications. They come with a built-in power-good LED indicator and an output adjustment potentiometer. They are as small as the 5-W version's 2.17 x 1.38 x 0.79 inches, and are made for PCB plug-in mounting. Prices start at OEM quantities at $11 each.
More often than not, with the purchase of a sports car comes the sacrifice of any sort of utility. In other words, you can forget about a large trunk, extra seats for the kids, and more importantly driving in snowy (or inclement) weather. But what if there was a vehicle that offered the best of both worlds; great handling and practicality?
Science fiction author Isaac Asimov may have the best rules for effective brainstorming and creativity. His never-before-published essay, "On Creativity," recently made it to the Web pages of MIT Technology Review.
Much has been made over the potentially dangerous flammability of lithium-ion batteries after major companies like Boeing, Sony, and Tesla have grappled with well-publicized battery fires. Researchers at Stanford University may have come up with a solution to this problem with a smart sensor for lithium-ion batteries that provides a warning if the battery is about to overheat or catch fire.
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