PSMA to Host APEC 2020 Session: “Not Knowing the Rules Can Ruin Your Power Converter Design”

January 28, 2020 Alix Paultre

The Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Energy Management Committee is sponsoring Industry Session IS29 at APEC 2020 on Thursday, March 19th, at 1:45 pm in the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Convention Center. Four presentations each address an “if” that can throw a wrench into a power converter design.

Most power converter designers may not be aware of regional standards and regulations that must be met, and the testing of the product and its labeling may have special requirements as well. Failure to comply may mean that the product cannot be marketed or used in some jurisdictions or for some applications. The topics in this Industry Session will address the more important standards and regulations that must be met.

Presentations:
⦁ “If Your Efficiency is Too Low, Your Sales will be Too Low”
Ada Cheng, Ada’Clock, Arnold Alderman, Anagenesis

⦁ “If Your Standby Power is Too High, Your Power Converter Won’t Sell” 
David Chen, Power Integrations’ Director Applications Engineering

⦁ “If Your Power Converter is Not Safe, You May Have an Expensive Recall” 
Mark Batulan, Product Safety Engineer, Power Integrations

⦁ “EMI: If You Don’t Comply, It Will Interfere with Your Sales.”
Jim Spangler, Spangler Prototype, Kevin Parmenter, Taiwan Semiconductor US

This Industry Session also will introduce two databases that are maintained by PSMA to find these elusive standards and regulations: 1) The Energy Efficiency Database, maintained by the PSMA Energy Management Committee; and 2), The Safety and Compliance Database, maintained by the PSMA Safety and Compliance Committee. Interested individuals are also invited to participate in the PSMA Energy Management Committee meeting on Tuesday, March 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 pm to plan the committee program for the coming year. 

www.psma.com

 
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