Phihong USA has developed a new external LED driver that is conveniently packaged as a low-cost, fixed-prong wall-plug adapter. Capable of producing up to 12W of output power, the PDA012A-S is available in constant current outputs of 350, 700, 1000 and 1500mA, and is ideal for home and small office lighting applications, such as floor lamps, table lamps and cabinet lighting.
“An external AC-DC adapter simplifies and accelerates the design cycle by removing all of the driver circuitry from the fixture,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. “With UL and safety approvals on the external driver already completed, OEMs can move products to market much more quickly.”
Designed for use in North America, Phihong’s new, low profile, wall-plug adapter style LED driver has a nominal input range of 110-120VAC. Standard features include input over-current, output over-voltage, short-circuit and open-circuit protections, as well as power factor correction 0.9.
In addition to Level V efficiency compliance and a no-load power draw 300mW, the Class 2 constant current LED driver adapter is compliant with UL8750 and
UL1310 and is rated IP20 for operation in dry, indoor environments with an ambient temperature range of 0°C to 40°C.
Each unit measures 71.5mm x 33.75mm x 46mm, weighs 85g, and features a 1.5-meter DC cord that is terminated with a 2.1mm x 5.5mm center positive barrel connector. Additional DC tips are available and may be changed, in-house, with no minimum order quantity.
Pricing for the PDA012A-S starts at $13.91 in single unit quantities.