TITLE

'Cool' design for power supplies

AUTHOR(S)
Woelfle, Werner
PUB. DATE
August 2008
SOURCE
Control Engineering;Aug2008, Vol. 55 Issue 8, p16
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the design of modern mains power supplies. Most designs are extremely compact which result to the dissipation of a substantial amount of power in the form of heat while operating. This often causes the overheating of the power supply's internal components, which lead to an adverse effect on reliability and product lifetime. The problem is often addressed through the use of mechanical fans, which is deemed to have low reliability and cause irritating noise.
ACCESSION #
34014946

 

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