The XP Power 36-W to 65-W power supplies target health care, ITE, and industrial markets

By Gina Roos, editor-in-chief

XP Power’s AKM series of AC/DC power supplies meets the latest
energy-efficiency requirements. These include all versions of the U.S.
Department of Energy’s (DoE) Level VI and the EU CoC Tier 2 energy-efficiency requirements.
The power supplies also offer 2 × MOPP medical-grade isolation and very low
no-load power consumption.

The AKM36/AKM45/AKM65 series of desktop AC/DC power supplies are rated at 36 W, 45
W, and 65 W, respectively, targeting health care, ITE, and industrial markets.
Specific applications include portable equipment for medical monitoring and
diagnostics, cosmetic treatment, environmental monitoring, test and measurement,
and mobile communications.

AC input for all versions is 90 VAC to 260 VAC
for worldwide use. Available outputs include 9 V, 12 V, 15 V, 18 V, 24 V, 30 V,
36 V, and 48 V depending on version.


The AKM36 is a Class II supply, which is
optionally available for the 45-W and 65-W versions. Input connectors are
IEC320-C8 “figure-of-eight” type for Class II parts and IEC320-C14 type for Class
I. An optional cable restraint is available for the connector for applications in
which accidental disconnection would be critical, said XP Power. The output
connection is a flying lead with a standard jack plug.

Key features

  • 4-kVac isolation rating
  • 5,000-m altitude operation
  • Safety approvals to UL/EN/IEC 60950
    for IT equipment and EN/IEC/CSA/ANSI-AAMI ES 60601-1 for medical equipment with
    two levels of patient protection (2 × MOPP)

The AKM series is
priced from $21.00 for 500-piece orders. They are available direct or via the
company’s distributors Allied Electronics, Digi-Key, and Newark. XP Power offers a three-year warranty.