Power Electronics

Encapsulated Converter Features Detachable AC Line Cord

BEAR Power Supplies has been issued a U.S. patent for its encapsulated pc-board-mountable ac-dc power converter, which includes a detachable ac line cord. In addition to the detachable line cord, the design incorporates a remote-enable function that allows the power supply to be turned on or off from a switch on the host system front panel, without the need to route the primary ac power to the front panel.

The patented design provides improved convenience, safety and long-term reliability for designers of ac-powered electronic equipment. The patent (U.S. Patent Number 7,259,971) was issued to Michael Allen, president of BEAR Power Supplies, and Robert Kolbet.

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