By Artesyn Embedded Technologies/Norvell Electronics 57
Artesyn Embedded Technologies' AC/DC power adapters combine high efficiency and rapid charging in a small package with a USB-PD (power delivery) 3.0 Type-C output connector. The DA45C has four output voltage levels, 5 V, 9 V, 15 V, and 20 V, and output current of up to 5 A. This enables an output power of up to 45 W that can be used to charge laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other USB-PD compliant consumer electronics. Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) can use these wall-mount adapters to meet the Department of Energy Level VI and European Code of Conduct (CoC) V5 Tier 2 Directive efficiency standards. These standards aim to reduce waste energy from external power supplies both from no-load and normal operation. The Artesyn DA45C series features extremely low standby power of less than 75 mW at 5 VDC and high average loading efficiency of more than 88 percent at 20 VDC. These adapters have reinforced insulation of 3000 VAC(RMS) and additional safety features such as protection from overvoltage, overcurrent, short-circuit, and overtemperature conditions. Housed in a compact 58 mm x 40.2 mm x 27 mm package (without pins), the external power supplies are available with pins for sockets styles for the USA, Europe, or China.