Digitally controlled power supplies

Digitally controlled power supplies

Published: 10 January 2023

A key advantage of digitally controlled power supplies is that parameters can be changed easily through software/firmware updates in the field.

What is EMC and why is it important?

What is EMC and why is it important?

Published: 16 December 2022

Electromagnetic compatibility is becoming increasing important as more and more systems are becoming electronic and digitalised. It guarantees that electronic devices and systems do not interfere with each other and operate as expected in a given environment.

Factors to consider when purchasing a power supply.

Factors to consider when purchasing a power supply.

Published: 12 December 2022

It is important to select a power supply that can deliver enough power to your system when operating under the application conditions, taking into consideration ambient temperature and input voltage

 

What is voltage ripple and why is it important?

What is voltage ripple and why is it important?

Published: 22 November 2022

Depending on the application voltage ripple is often a key factor when designing a system and selecting a power supply, however minimising the output voltage ripple value has advantages whether or not you are working with sensitive electronics.

High Voltage Applications

High Voltage Applications

Published: 15 November 2022

Why use high voltage?

High voltage transmission is often thought of when thinking of high voltage applications, however there are many applications that require a high voltage power source to be able to operate at all.

The primary use of high voltage outside of transmission is in the industrial, scientific, medical and imaging fields.

 

Are robots the future surgeons? What does this mean for power electronics?

Are robots the future surgeons? What does this mean for power electronics?

Published: 26 October 2022

Robotic surgery, also known as robotic-assisted surgery is becoming ever increasingly popular primarily due to its less invasive nature. The name can be misleading but the robot itself doesn’t perform the surgical procedure; the surgeon is still in control of the decision-making process but uses the robot to carry out the fine movements during the procedure.

Applications in Autonomation

Applications in Autonomation

Published: 21 October 2022

Automation has found application in a huge range of industries, it is often taken for granted as it has become a standard feature and in our day to day lives. Within the manufacturing industry it has been applied for a long time but it is constantly evolving...

Challenges for the test and measurement industry with the EV revolution

Challenges for the test and measurement industry with the EV revolution

Published: 11 October 2022

Automobiles have become ever more reliant on electrical systems, even traditional cars have approximately 30% more electrical components than their historic counterparts. These electrical components undergo harsh operating conditions due to the mechanical and thermal stress they experience during operation.

DC/DC converters used for railway applications sometimes have potting material surrounding them, why is this?

DC/DC converters used for railway applications sometimes have potting material surrounding them, why is this?

Published: 15 September 2022

What are the benefits of using potted material?

Potted material helps to insulate and protect the electronics within the converter from shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures. This helps to ensure reliable operation of the converter, even in harsh environments.

Potted material also helps to improve the thermal performance of the converter by providing a good heat sink for the electronic components. This can help to extend the life of the converter by preventing overheating.

Din Rail Power Supplies Offering Extra Wide Input for Industrial Control Equipment

Din Rail Power Supplies Offering Extra Wide Input for Industrial Control Equipment

Published: 9 August 2022

Din Rail power supplies are a popular choice for industrial control equipment. The Din Rails on todays market offer many benefits, such as being light weight, compact, cost effective, and energy efficient. Plus, they are able to withstand harsh environments.

High Quality Medical Grade Power Supplies for Critical Applications

High Quality Medical Grade Power Supplies for Critical Applications

Published: 21 June 2022

What you need to take into account when choosing your next medical power supply, it's not just the safety approvals.

The Pros and Cons of Open Frame Power Supplies Versus Enclosed Power Supplies

The Pros and Cons of Open Frame Power Supplies Versus Enclosed Power Supplies

Published: 15 June 2022

In this blog post we are looking at the open frame versus the enclosed power supply.

Open frame power supplies are typically used in industrial or commercial settings, while enclosed power supplies are more commonly found in consumer electronics. Each type of power supply has its own set of pros and cons.

Why linear power supply is the best option for medical applications

Why linear power supply is the best option for medical applications

Published: 13 June 2022

In this blog we look at the different types of power supplies and identify why linear power supplies are the best option for medical applications.

The purpose of the power supply and its function

The purpose of the power supply and its function

Published: 9 June 2022

The purpose of the power supply is to convert the power from the DC or AC mains (110 V in North America, 220-240 V in most of Europe) to the DC voltage level required by the equipment. 

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