Virtually every company now has to claim some “green” credentials in order to be socially acceptable to its customers, employees and investors but few really walk the talk and realise the many benefits of responsible environmental practice.Read More
Power supplies marketed under the “Green” label are designed to maximise efficiency across the load range (average active mode efficiency) and minimise power consumed at no load. Active mode efficiency is the average of four measurements made at 25, 50, 75 & 100% of full load. The EU Code of Conduct also introduces a minimum efficiency at 10% load to cater for applications where the power supply spends extended periods at light load.Read More
XP POWER’s action to combat climate change has today been added to the Non-state Actor Zone for Climate Action (NAZCA) on the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) website. The news coincides with the start of the Business and Climate Summit in Paris, which will bring business leaders together to adopt and discuss forward looking strategies to scale up solutions to climate change ahead of the UN climate talks (COP21) at the end of this year.Read More
Many power supply products are marketed under the “Green Power” label meaning that they are designed to maximise efficiency across the load range (known as average active mode efficiency) and minimise power consumed at no load. Active mode efficiency is the average of four measurements made at 25, 50, 75 & 100% of full load.
There are multiple pieces of legislation applicable to external power supplies (EPS) including the ErP directive (Energy related Products), CEC (California Energy Commission), EISA (Energy Independence & security Act), NRCan (Natural resources Canada). Many power supply makers are also marketing component power supplies with similar specifications designed to enable users to meet green criteria for end applications.Read More