Choosing specifications about a power supply
MeanWell products may be obtained by searching the documentation related products on site www.meanwell.com, in product catalog http://www.meanwell.com/webnet/search/seriessearch.html
If you know a product code Meanwell, for example current source LED power supply at 350mA 35watt, to be seeking direct popular APC-35:
So, for the APC-35, in the final part of the link, put prod=apc-35.
Criteria for choosing the power supply
The power supply is the most important part of a system, because nothing works without power from an energy source. The power supply is the "heart" of any system. Choosing a power supply is not simple, but you can rationally make an optimal choice following the 18 criteria explained below.
Criteria for choosing a power supply:
1. Maximum power required for continuous use at maximum temperature
2. Constant voltage source or constant current source
3. Domain, real working environment and extreme limits
4. Reliability requirements (MTBF, estimated lifetime, warranty)
5. Natural or forced cooling of the source
6. Max. current absorbed by the source at start (in-rush current)
7. Input voltage range
8. Electrical features imposed by the application
9. Various input and output protections
10. Dynamic features
11. Characteristics related to indications, interfaces and communication
12. Power supply system where the source is included
13. Size and constructive form
14. Certifications and approvals required
15. Special requirements for internal components
16. Standard product or special product
17. Preventive maintenance requirements
Established in 1982, MEAN WELL is a leading standard switching power supply manufacturers in the world. MEAN WELL currently operates under five financially independent but cooperating companies in Taiwan, China, USA and Europe. The five companies include MEAN WELL Enterprises Co., Ltd., MEAN WELL (GuangZhou) Electronics Co., Ltd., SuZhou MEAN WELL Technology Co., Ltd., MEAN WELL USA, Inc. and MEAN WELL Europe B.V.. Our product lines include AC/DC switching power supplies, DC/DC converters, DC/AC inverters and battery chargers.
"Total Quality Assurance and Customer Satisfaction" are the central goals of our company. We believe that our industry is one where reliability in long-term use, functionality and cost are all of great importance, but that it is reliability that differentiates the truly superior products. So, every product in the MEAN WELL range is the result of rigid procedures governing design, design verification test (DVT), design quality test (DQT), component selection, pilot-run production, and mass production. We have recently implemented a new and highly efficient computerized management system. This system allows improved administration of sales, purchasing, manufacturing management, shipping, customer service, and quality analysis, allowing us to ensure the best QCDS (Quality, Cost, Delivery Time, Services) for our customers
The goal is to offer total solutions that satisfy our customer's requirements. We have earned a good reputation based on the quality, competitive prices and punctual delivery of our products. Currently, we have around 200 distributors and thousands of customers throughout the world. We have formed long-term associations with most of our customers, working together for many years, developing many treasured relationships.
We have over 5,000 standard models widely used in automation, communication, LED lighting, medical, moving sign, and office automation fields. Our 15,000m2 modern facility and the intelligent information management system allow us to keep enough stock for 95% of standard models, enabling prompt delivery. To meet customers' demands, MEAN WELL can deliver orders ranging in size from 1 to 20,000 units. Small and medium quantity orders are offered through our local MEAN WELL members or authorized distributors, helping to save time. Large quantity orders can be sent directly from MEAN WELL.
For more customized demands that can’t be found in our standard product lines, we also can offer CDM (Cooperate Design Manufacturer) solution to combine your specific requirements into our newly design standard products. Thanks to our extensive library of circuit solutions, we are confident that we can promptly PROVIDE satisfied samples for your review and approval.