XP Power Catalog: The Essential Guide to Power Supplies

May 29, 2015

Written as a technical guide for equipment design engineers and specifiers of power supplies, the Essential Guide to Power Supplies offers 155 pages of reader-friendly references for understanding all major aspects of AC/DC power supplies, DC/DC converters, and their integration into today’s electronic equipment.


The guide outlines recent changes in legislation for safety and energy efficiency, including the requirements for CE marking, the latest Level VI energy efficiency specification, and the EU Code of Conduct. In addition, the guide gives details on the IEC 62368-1 standard that replaced IEC 60950 in 2014.


Drawing on best practices and industry trends, the guide outlines methods of maximizing the efficiency, reliability, and lifetime of power supply products. These are incorporated in the green mode topologies and power supply de-rating sections.


The Essential Guide to Power Supplies is supplemented by technology editorials that provide practical information on understanding efficiency, cooling without a fan, removing heat from sealed enclosures, and selecting power supplies for LED lighting applications. Additionally, XP provides a detailed glossary that completes the guide.