Power supply Technical Center certified to ISO 13485 – the first ever in Japan
Press Release July 20, 2020
TDK Corporation (TSE 6762) is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda Japan received ISO 13485:2016 Medical Devices – Quality Management System – certification for the TDK-Lambda Nagaoka Technical Center (Nagaoka City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan). This is the first time a standard switching power supply manufacturer in Japan has received ISO 13485 certification and brings the group total to five locations. The scope of this latest registration covers the Design/Development, Manufacturing and Servicing Activities (Analysis, Repair and Overhaul for Field Returns) of Components (Switching Power Supply) for Active Medical Devices. Now, five of TDK-Lambda’s major development, design and production sites in Japan, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, China, and Malaysia have been certified. This enhances the Group’s capability to provide products and services to the global medical device market.
TDK-Lambda has focused on the medical device market, developing a large portfolio of medically certified products to the international IEC 60601-1 standard. Adopting ISO 13485 provides a practical foundation for manufacturers to address the Medical Device Directives, regulations and responsibilities. It demonstrates a commitment to the safety and quality of medical devices.
To read the entire press release, please see this link.
For more information about TDK Lambda – or to discuss your power requirements – please contact Cover 2 Sales.
TDK Lambda has recently released the compact CUS400M series of single-output AC/DC power supplies. The supplies offer either 12V or 24V DC output with 15V, 19V, 28V, 36V and 48V versions to follow. The CUS400M is packaged in the industry standard 3″ x 5″ footprint and can deliver 400W with forced air cooling.
The CUS400M can be used in both Class I and Class II (no earth wire) applications and offers efficiencies of up to 94%.
An option board providing a 5V 2A or 12V 1A standby voltage, remote on/off, remote sense, DC OK signal and AC fail signal is also available.
Mechanical options include metal base plate, U channel, cover and top mounted integral fan.
Safety certifications include IEC/EN/ES 60601-1 and IEC/EN/UL 62368-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS Directives. The units comply with EN 55011-B and EN 55032-B conducted and radiated emissions and meet the EN 61000-3-2 harmonics, IEC60601-1-2 Edition 4 and IEC 61000-4 immunity standards.
Typical applications include medical (B and BF type), home healthcare, dental, test and measurement, broadcast, professional audio and industrial equipment.
For more information about the CUS400M power supplies, to discuss your power needs, or to request a sample, please contact Cover 2 Sales.
The AC power supplied to and used by household and commercial buildings in the USA is primarily 120VAC. This voltage is suitable for most electrical and electronic equipment in the home or office, but for the higher power requirements of electric driers, air conditioning and electric ovens, 208VAC or 240VAC is also available.
In larger industrial properties, in addition to 208VAC and 120VAC, 480VAC three-phase is supplied to the building in a “WYE” (or Y) configuration. Using 480VAC three-phase to power larger electrical equipment like fork lift battery chargers and heavy machinery allows less current to be drawn by the load, thus enabling the use of lighter gauge wire. In addition, the current is balanced equally in each phase. This power disctribution scheme improves power distribution efficiency.
This blog article from TDK Lambda delves further into this topic, explaining how 277VAC comes about and how it’s used in industrial applications. The article also highlights a few of TDK Lambda’s power supply solutions that are well-suited for use in 277VAC input applications. You can read the entire blog post here: Where and why is a 277VAC input used in the USA?
For more information about TDK Lambda’s products, or to discuss your current power design, please contact Cover 2 Sales for assistance!
New Product Release from JAE
MX80 Compact Waterproof Automotive Connectors
In response to the growing demand for miniaturized in-vehicle connectors, JAE has released its MX80 series of compact automotive in-line connectors. Featuring a 2.54mm pitch, this series is ideal for use in areas where space is limited. In addition to their small size, these connectors deliver the highest quality performance in terms of power handling, contact reliability and vibration resistance. And they come with Terminal Position Assurance (TPA) functionality.
A brief overview of the series’ specifications is shown below:
*2 and 4 position options, and 0.13 to 0.22mm2 cable options are available as prototypes, with mass production starting soon.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!
All Flex is a domestic manufacturer of flexible circuits and flexible heaters, providing value-add services like surface mount and through-hole assembly, testing, design, and engineering support. All Flex hosts monthly web seminars to help educate customers on flexible technologies and flex products and to provide helpful design information about how to best use flexible circuits and heaters.
At 1:00pm EDT on June 25, 2020 All Flex will be hosting a seminar entitled Flexible Heaters – Maximizing Thermal System Performance. This seminar will cover design issues and techniques when working with flexible heaters.
To register for the webinar, please follow this link.
And for more information about All Flex, flex circuits or flex heaters, please contact Cover 2 Sales.