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Smallest 400 Watt convection cooled power supply for medical and industrial applications

Posted on 04-Oct-2016 11:32:00

The CCL400 series of highly efficient convection cooled 400 Watt AC-DC power supplies have a typical efficiency up to 94% and a flat efficiency curve over virtually the entire load range & does not require any forced air cooling. With little heat generated due to the high efficiency, the components within the CCL400 run at lower temperatures, leading to increased reliability and service life.

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Common Capacitor Types

Posted on 13-Apr-2016 14:48:00

Capacitors are used for energy storage and filtering. As there are many types of capacitors, each type has its advantages and performs best for different applications. The composition of a capacitor determines how it is used. Some commonly used capacitor types are tantalum, aluminum electrolytic, and ceramic.

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Using Y rated capacitors in medical applications

Posted on 02-Mar-2016 15:34:00

The medical standard IEC60601-1 is mandatory for medical equipment and requires manufacturers to review the isolation system employed within their products. One of the more radical changes in the 3rd edition standard is the definition of requirements when using Y capacitors to bridge isolation barriers. Amendment 1 of the standard, released in 2012, re-addresses this issue and provides clear information regarding the use of Y rated capacitors to bridge safety isolation barriers in medical applications.

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