Wide range non-isolated DC-DC converter series extended with new models

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of two further models to the TDK-Lambda i6A series of step-down, non-isolated DC-DC converters. The i6A4W is capable of supplying currents of up to 20A, and the i6AN allows the creation of negative voltages delivering currents up to 8A. Both can be used in conjunction with the previously announced 14A rated i6A series to generate additional system voltages from a high power, single output AC-DC power supply. Applications include medical, communications, industrial, test & measurement, broadcast and portable equipment.

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The compact, PCB mount DC-DC converters have the industry standard 1/16th brick footprint and measure just 33 x 22.9 x 12.7mm. Ultra-high efficiencies as high as 97% are achieved, allowing operation in ambient temperatures of -40°C to +125°C with the appropriate de-rating. The thermal design of the series allows for minimised output de-rating, even in low airflow and high ambient temperature conditions. The product’s optimised dynamic voltage response reduces the need for external capacitors, saving cost and board space.

The i6A4W output is adjustable from 3.3 to 15V and can operate from a wide range 9 to 53V input. This module can also be used as a drop-in replacement for expensive, isolated, 1/16th brick converters driving 12V POL devices from a regulated 48V input. The i6AN can generate negative polarity 3.3 to 30V outputs from a positive 9 to 40V input.

Standard features include a trim pin for output voltage adjustment, positive remote sense, remote on-off (positive or negative logic), input under-voltage, over-current and over-temperature protection. Power good, operating frequency synchronisation and output sequencing are available as an option for the i6A4W.

Safety certification includes IEC/EN 60950-1, UL/CSA 60950-1 with CE marking for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. All i6A converters have a three-year warranty.

For more information about the full range of TDK-Lambda i6A series DC-DC converters, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/i6a

Jul01

Power Supplies for LED Video Displays

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Advertising has been radically changed with the extensive use of eye catching LED video displays.

These signs are often positioned outside and the reliability of power supplies is one essential factor for manufacturers. TDK-Lambda’s SWS series of 100W and 150W power supplies are being used in high profile displays because of their specification, and the availability of printed circuit board coating to avoid failures due to condensation or humidity.

http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/sws

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Jun29

3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing (AM) utilising 3D printers offers many benefits including weight reduction, rapid prototyping, lower tooling costs and the ability to construct complex designs.

Vega

To satisfy the requirement for multiple output voltages and a large amount of 48V power, the nine output, 900W, modular Vega series and the rack mounted 2500W HFE power supplies are being used in a series of 3D metal additive printers.

HFE

The standard features of the two products were cited as a reason to use these power supplies.

http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/hfe, http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/vega

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Jun22

Power supply manufacturer employees receive Level 3 ILM Certificates

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that eight TDK-Lambda UK participants have received their Level 3 ILM Certificates. Following completion of the Management and Leadership development programme and gaining Institute of Leadership & Management Awards in ‘Leadership and Management’, all eight went on to gain certification.

LA007049 - Adam Rawicz, Managing Director at TDK-Lambda EMEA (2nd R), & Sharon Wingate, QLM trainer (far R), congratulate ILM graduates

The successful participants were Barry Skene, Sengyim Ng, Stuart Martin, Andrew Mansfield, Giorgio Ponzo, Kevin Tizzard, Daniel Massey and Chris Malvern.

QLM Ltd developed the ILM Award and Certificate programme, and was delivered in conjunction with the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) – the UK’s leading provider of leadership and management qualifications. The course gives candidates the skills and knowledge to lead, organise and motivate teams.

“The course gave a real insight into the fundamentals of management, from the importance of motivation, engagement and assertiveness through to the application of well-established theories to optimise efficiency and effectiveness,” said programme participant Barry Skene.

The General Manager at TDK-Lambda UK, Phil Scotcher, is an active supporter of the ILM programme: “I know that all the candidates learnt a lot and put a great deal of hard work and effort into completing the course. I have also seen how previous participants in the programme have benefited by using these extra skills to develop their own abilities and enhance inter-department relationships.”

For more information about TDK-Lambda, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com

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Jun21

Secure Mobile Phone Networks

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Mobile phone coverage in large energy generation facilities has to be reliable and provide seamless coverage throughout the site. By installing secure local networks the maximum possible uptime is ensured. TDK-Lambda’s DPP series of DIN Rail mount power supplies are designed for industrial use, withstanding a high level of input transients and electrical noise. The chosen 120W and 240W products do not require any external cooling air and is available with either 48V or 24V outputs.

TDK-Lambda offers a wide range of DIN rail power supplies for industrial, automation and process control applications, click here for more information.

http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/dpp

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Jun18

Can CPFE1000FI power supplies be connected in parallel?

For applications needing higher output power, one solution is to connect multiple units in parallel. This short video reviews how the 1000W rated TDK-Lambda CPFE1000FI conduction cooled power supplies can be connected together using the current share terminal to either deliver additional power or for redundancy.

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/cpfei

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

Jun15

Celebrating Golden Anniversary in Ilfracombe

TDK Corporation is pleased to announce that TDK-Lambda UK is celebrating 50 years of manufacturing in Ilfracombe. Production first started there in 1966, under the name Coutant Electronics Ltd., occupying a 500m2 building with first year sales recorded at £500,000. Now as a division of TDK-Lambda, the firm’s two buildings total 6,179m2, employing over 300 staff and producing more than 200,000 power supplies a year.

Coutant originally operated from a 230 m2 unit in London with 20 people and recorded £43,000 of sales in their first year and by 1964 had moved to Reading. In the late 1950s Coutant Electronics merged with Electrotech Instruments, funded by a £25,000 investment from Unitech, a venture capitalist company. At that time, semiconductor transistor controlled power supplies were just emerging, replacing valves technology.

Coutant, who later merged with Lambda UK, became Coutant Lambda Ltd. Over the next 10 years Lambda Group saw several changes of ownership until it was acquired by Japanese electronics giant, TDK Corporation 11 years ago.

50 Years

“The Ilfracombe site has enjoyed continual investment, and is now one of the most advanced electronics plants of its kind. Our products are sold worldwide, with over 80% of our output being exported, helped in part by accreditation to the ISO 13485 standard,” said Phil Scotcher, General Manager, TDK-Lambda UK. “We are committed to supporting educational STEM programs at local schools and colleges, and offer exciting employment opportunities. In addition, career enhancements are regularly provided for our workforce through training and certification.”

“Really it’s amazing that TDK-Lambda UK is the world leader in the type of configurable power supplies manufactured in Ilfracombe even against strong international competition” said Adam Rawicz, Managing Director TDK-Lambda EMEA. ” I think it shows how by everyone working together, concentrating on being excellent in our market niche, having the flexibility to embrace change and keeping a focus on the experience of our customers, it is possible to thrive. I am very positive about the future for our world leader in North Devon.”

For more information about TDK-Lambda, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/

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Jun10

Bench Testing Cockpit Instrumentation

The reliability of cockpit based flight instruments is crucial to ensure safe air travel, and extensive testing is performed before installation.

Z-Plus

The field proved reliability of TDK-Lambda’s Z+ series of programmable power supplies led to selection by one manufacturer to provide the power to bench test instrumentation. Local support was welcomed as the 800W models were supplied with the optional LAN interface for automated programming.

The customer also chose the 2U high 19” rack assembly to house the supplies.

http://www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/zplus

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Jun08

Encapsulated Medical Power Supplies Have Class II Input

KMS-A Group

TDK Corporation announces the introduction of the KMS-A series of single output, medically certified 15 – 60W encapsulated power supplies. With a Class II input, the products require no earth ground connection, making them ideal for use in a range of medical, dental and home healthcare. They are also suitable for broadcast, test & measurement and industrial equipment applications.

Comprising of three power levels, 15W, 30W and 60W, the KMS-A is available in 5V, 9V, 12V, 15V and 24V output voltages. Off-load power draw is <0.1W for the KMS15A and KMS30A and <0.3W for the KMS60A with product efficiencies as high as 89%. All models can operate from a wide range input voltage of 90-264Vac.

The KMS-A power supplies are suitable for board-mounting and are enclosed in UL 94V-0 rated resin cases. The 15W measures 52.5 x 27.5 x 23.5mm, the 30W 64.0 x 45.0 x 23.5mm, and the 60W 89.0 x 63.5 x 27.0mm. The products can operate convection cooled in ambient temperatures of -40°C to +85°C, with appropriate derating above 50°C, and have a maximum operating altitude of 5,000m.

The series has been certified to UL/CSA/IEC/EN 60950-1, ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1, IEC/EN 60601-1 and carries the CE mark for the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives. TDK-Lambda’s medical safety compliance extends to providing 4kVac, 2 x MOPPs (Means of Patient Protection) input to output isolation and a touch current of <100µA at 264Vac. All models comply with EN 55011-B (conducted and radiated) emissions and EN 61000-4-2 immunity standards.

For more information about the full range of TDK-Lambda KMS-A series of pcb mount power supplies, please call TDK-Lambda directly on +44 (0)1271 856600 or visit the TDK-Lambda website at: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/kms-a

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May31

What parameters can CPFE1000Fi power supplies provide via I2C?

TDK-Lambda’s CPFE1000FI conduction cooled AC-DC power supplies feature an I2C interface as standard. This video explains what can be monitored, including baseplate temperature and status signals. The interface allows the units to be operated and monitored remotely.

Click here to read more about the full range of AC-DC power supplies, or click here for the product page: www.uk.tdk-lambda.com/cpfei

If you have a question you’d like to ask TDK-Lambda, please feel free to use the online FAQ form and we’ll get back to you with an answer to your question as soon as possible.

May25