TDK-Lambda Americas Inc.'s new
single-output ZPSA100 is available with single output voltages
from 5V to 48V dc and are well-suited for operation in convection or air cooled
environments from 0 to 70C, with appropriate derating. A green LED is used as
an indicator that the power supply is on, and other features include over
voltage and short-circuit protection. These supplies are offered in an
open-board configuration with Molex input/output connectors.
Accepting a wide input voltage range of 90-264V ac (47-440Hz) or 120-370V dc,
the ZPSA100 series is ready for use with no further configuration or input
selection. It can be a drop-in replacement for existing supplies and can be
installed in compact applications.
TDK-Lambda's ZPSA100 series is approved to
national and international safety approvals, including IEC/EN/UL/CSA60950-1 (Edition
2) meets conducted and radiated EMC requirements of EN55022-B and FCC Class B
(without additional filtering or components) and meets EN61000-4 immunity
specifications. Models in the ZPSA100 series carry the CE
mark, according to the LV Directive, and come with a two-year warranty. It is
for applications such as LED signage and lighting, point-of-sale equipment,
datacom, video/audio routers and test and measurement equipment.
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