TDK-Lambda announces the launch of their brand new website at www.us.lambda.tdk.com. The website offers outstanding product solutions from the #1 global provider of industrial and medical solutions (per IHS Markit).
In addition to technical specifications on their power products, TDK Lambda’s new website also includes a Resource Center with over 130 technical power blogs and product and application videos. There is also an Application section full of information about the selection and design of power solutions for a variety of applications.
The new website includes enhanced features such as parametric search and real-time distribution inventory status. And it is mobile and tablet-friendly, so it can be accessed on any platform or device.
There is a “Contact Us” option on the website, however please contact Cover 2 Sales, TDK Lambda’s manufacturer’s representative for the Chesapeake (MD/VA/DC) territory, for any sales or technical questions you might have!
TDK Lambda has launched a new mobile app that is an electronic version of their paper catalog. It is a complement to their new website. The mobile app was created so customers have the ability to access data sheets quickly on any mobile device (tablet or phone) even without an internet connection. Datasheets are available in seconds! The app can be updated every time you connect to Wi-Fi. TDK Lambda has included a cheat sheet to help navigate through the app.
The app is available for either iPhones or Android devices:
Check out the new TDK Lambda app today! And please contact Cover 2 Sales to discuss any of your power requirements!
TDK-Lambda recently launched the CUS100ME series of AC-DC 100W power supplies. The series a ideal for B-rated and BF-rated medical equipment. Industrial (ITE) versions are also available. With C lass I and II (no earth ground connection) operation, the CUS100ME series meets both class B radiated and conducted emissions.
CUS100ME supplies are available with 12V, 15V, 18V, 24V, 28V, 36V and 48V outputs and they operates from an 85V to 264V universal AC input, Operating efficiencies up to 94% are achievable. It can be operated in convection, conduction, or foreced air cooling applications.
The open frame version is in the industry-standard 2″ x 4″ footprint. The CUS100ME is also available in a U-channel configuration. Cover or top fan options are also available.
All the power supplies are certified to IEC/EN/ES/CSA 60601-1, IEC/EN/UL/CSA 62368-1 and IEC/EN/UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage, EMC and RoHS Directives. CUS100ME units that meet IEC 61010-1 and EN 60355-1 are also available. Both Class I and Class II versions are compliant to EN 55011-B and EN 55032-B (radiated and conducted) and meet the EN 61000-3-2 harmonics, IEC 60601-1-2 Edition 4 and IEC 61000-4 immunity standards.
Product warranty is five years.
TDK Lambda is the leading manufacturer of medical and industrial power supplies worldwide. If you are working on a medical or industrial electronic design, the CUS100ME might be ideal for you!
Contact Cover 2 Sales to discuss your medical power supply requirements!
Capacitors. So many different types and technologies… but why? What’s unique about them? This blog post attempt to answer those questions about one of the most common capacitor technologies: the aluminum electrolytic capacitor.
The aluminum electrolytic capacitor is a passive component that has traditionally been used for filtering, timing networks, by-pass, coupling and other applications requiring a cost effective, volumetrically efficient and highly reliable component.
An aluminum electrolytic capacitor consists of an anode foil, a cathode foil and separator paper which are wound together and impregnated with an electrolyte. The anode foil has an aluminum oxide layer acting as the dielectric. After the thin aluminum foil (65 to 100 microns) is electrochemically etched to increase the plate’s surface area, the dielectric is produced by anodic oxidation on its surface. The cathode foil, in general, utilizes no oxidation process.
Note that due to the physical design elements and construction, not only does a capacitor have capacitance, but it also has a series resistance and inductance as well as a parallel resistance allowing the flow of current.
The capacitance of aluminum electrolytic capacitors (in microfarads) is expressed by the following equation:
C = 8.855 x 10e-6 x (ES/d)
E = Dielectric constant
S = Surface area of dielectric (cm2)
d = Thickness of the dielectric (cm)
Large capacitance can be obtained when:
- the dielectric constant is high
- the surface area is large
- the dielectric is thin
In aluminum electrolytic capacitors the dielectric constant is only 8 to 10, but the aluminum oxide dielectric layer is extremely thin (about 15 Angstroms per volt). High gain foil produced by the electrochemical etching creates a surface magnification, or gain, as much as 100 times for low voltage foil and 20 to 25 times for high voltage foil. Therefore (and this is a critical benefit of these capacitors):
An aluminum electrolytic capacitor can provide a large capacitance compared to other types of capacitors of the same volume
Nippon Chemi-Con – the parent company of United Chemi-Con – is the world’s largest manufacturer of aluminum electrolytic capacitors. NCC pioneered the development of raw material processing techniques and highly automated production systems. The product improvements of these innovations have dramatically improved circuit design flexibility and led to many new applications for aluminum electrolytic capacitors.
To learn more about aluminum electrolytic capacitors please Contact Cover 2 Sales.
Looking for a DC motor drive? Look no further! ElectroCraft’s DC motor drives are designed for high performance and are ideal when precise speed and position control are required.
ElectroCraft’s Universal Drives utilize state-of-the-art digital-drive technology and an intuitive and highly configurable user interface to take performance, efficiency and flexibility to the next level. These drives are ideal for all DC motor types, including stepper, permanent magnet DC and brushless DC motors, making them perfect for a wide range of industrial, commercial market, and consumer product applications. ElectroCraft offers three standard capacities and customized versions are available.
The PRO Series of programmable drives from ElectroCraft are full programmable motion controllers with unprecedented flexibility in a compact footprint. They are capable of powering permanent magnetic DC, brushless and stepper motors (open and closed loop).
For a further introduction on these motor drives, please watch the following video: