Power Integrations today announced its HiperPFS-3 family of power factor correction ICs, which offer high power factor and high efficiency across the entire load range. Targeting applications with continuous power demands up to 405 W for universal input and 900 W for high-line, the ICs feature efficiency levels of better than 95%, from 10% load to full load, and consume less than 60 mW under no-load conditions. A power factor of above 0.92 is easily achievable at 20% load.
In this week's blog, Mr. Green takes a look at a new NRDC report that revisits the subject of energy vampires – electronic products that continuously suck power out of wall outlets. While progress has been made, the report concludes that such energy waste is still a problem.
To learn how much energy is being wasted and what products are to blame, read Mr. Green's blog.
In this week's blog, Mr. Green examines how "green" smart lamps really are. How does the additional requirement of network connectivity impact efficiency? What do recent test results tell us?
To get the answers, visit the Green Room.
Power Integrations today announced CAPZero™-2 ICs, the next generation of its CAPZero line of innovative, two-terminal, X capacitor discharge ICs. CAPZero-2 ICs increase design flexibility by covering a wide range of applications and output power. Featuring an expanded X capacitor range from 0.1 µF to 6 µF, a rating of 1 kV breakdown voltage which allows for a transient voltage capability of 6 kV, CAPZero-2 ICs withstand severe line surges and swells.
In this week's blog, Mr. green takes a look at proposed changes to the Ecodesign Directive EPS standard. To learn what's included in the new working draft and to read about the timetable for what's ahead, visit the Green Room.