Posts tagged as IEC

Conduction-cooled DC-DC modules for HVDC bus applications

  TDK Corporation has announced the successful development of the TDK-Lambda PH-A280 series of DC-DC power modules suitable for high input voltages, successors to the popular PH-S280 and PH-F280 series. The new product series is half the size of its forerunners with 5% higher efficiency (up to 90%). The input voltage upper limit has been […]

New plug and socket system for SA

  by Mark Botha, editor The Wiring Code (SANS 10142-1) has identified SANS 164-2 as the preferred standard for plugs and socket systems in 2013, and it is now expected that this configuration will be phased in on new installations as of next year. The standard specifies a three-pin, hexagonal plug-and-socket configuration developed in 1986 […]

Single charger for notebooks to reduce e-waste

IEC, the international standards and conformity assessment body for all fields of electrotechnology, has announced the publication of the first globally relevant technical specification for a single external charger for a wide range of notebook computers and laptops. Each year billions of external chargers are shipped globally. Power supplies for notebooks weigh typically around 300 […]

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Ian Verhappen, PEng is an ISA Fellow, ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP), Automation Hall of Fame member and a recognised authority on Foundation Fieldbus, industrial communications technologies and process analyser systems. Verhappen leads global consultancy Industrial Automation Networks in the USA. Feedback is welcome:  or   Download pdf