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Energy Efficient Design Considerations

The Precision Factor

Energy efficiency and power quality standards are driving the use of solutions, such as, PFC technology and creative magnetic component designs. Many of these designs will use switchmode transformers, power supply transformers, or PFC Inductors in their solution. Examples include the European Distortion Requirements, which may use PFC technology, the California Energy Commission (CEC) regulations and the U.S. Energy Star requirements. Contact us for more information on energy efficient design.

Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) Inductor Polyphase technology


No Load Power Consumption
  • Intelligent Power Management
  • Creative Magnetics Design
  • Special Core Materials for High Efficiency

Trade-Offs

  • Cost
  • Size
  • Core Material

     

 

 

 

 

Polyphase technology Active Power Factor Correction (PFC) Inductor
Active Load Efficiency
  • Switchmode Power Supply (SMPS) Technology (including switchmode transformers) 
  • Special Magnetics Consideration for Synchronous Rectification
  • The Right Core Selection for High Efficiency




     

 

 

Passive PFC Inductor Passive PFC Inductor
Harmonic Current Distortion
  • Power Quality Considerations
    • Amount of Distortion
    • Various Domestic and International Standards
  • Level of Power
    • Power Factor Correction (possible use of PFC Inductors)
 

 

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