Powered by Artesyn: Industrial 3D Printing


It is now possible to 3D print almost anything, from body parts to cars. 3D printing is hailed as the next industrial revolution and the printers themselves range from small desktop units for hobbyists to massive industrial machines designed for production-grade manufacturing. 3d_printing_14769991091

When a maker of high-speed industrial 3D printers was looking for cost-effective but quiet 600-watt power supplies for their latest machine, the developers turned to the Artesyn LCM600 series. These power supplies are available with sophisticated smart fan algorithms providing low-noise performance. The digitally controlled topology of the LCM600 series provides the highest level of flexibility with simple software changes to suit the client’s needs.

More info HERE & HERE.

Littelfuse: Compact 650VDC Cartridge Fuse for High-Voltage DC Power Circuits


Ideal for protecting VFDs, PV inverters, DC-DC converters, high-voltage power supplies, etc. 

The new 507 Series Cartridge Fuse from Littelfuse is ideal for over-current protection in high-voltage DC power circuits. Its small footprint simplifies creating compact designs for power conversion equipment that demands higher operating efficiencies. It is available in both standard cartridge and axial-leaded designs, is RoHS compliant and 100% lead free.

Typical applications for the 507 Series include over-current protection for variable frequency drives (VFDs), photovoltaic (PV) inverters, DC-DC converters, high-voltage power supplies, etc.


  • High DC voltage rating of 650V with interrupting rating of 150A@650VDC in a compact 6x32mm footprint
  • 1A – 8A current rating
  • Operating temperature from −55°C to 125°C


  • Provides robust over-current protection for high-voltage DC power circuits; enables compact design for power conversion equipment demanding higher operating efficiencies
  • Well suited for most commercially available 200V Class and 400V Class VFDs
  • Provides reliable protection in extreme temperature environments
More information, HERE.
More information on our “507 Series Fuse” can also be found, HERE.

Product Flash: Ultra Miniature Surface Mount Slide Switch – PCM Series by C&K

Looking for a switch solution that will allow you to set different parameters in a customers’ device?
Today, the phone/internet and TV broadcast frequency bands are overlapping causing interference in received signals. A leading manufacturer of frequency filters approached C&K looking for an ultraminiature slide switch to be preset to their desired position for easy integration into their LTE/4G adaptable filters. Engineers chose the PCM series for its high-quality, low-profile and space saving design.
C&K’s PCM Series, available in SPDT and SP3T models, has a mechanical operating life of 10,000 cycles, and features rugged stainless steel housing, copper alloy silver clad brush, and copper alloy, silver-plated terminals.  With a dielectric strength of 500 VAC min., the PCM Series ultra miniature slide switch has an operating temperature range of -20°C to 85°C.
• Ultraminiature surface mount
• Low profile
• Contact rating: 0.3A @ 6 VDC
• -20°C to 85°C operating temperature
Typical Applications include:
• Computer peripherals & network products
• Telecommunication products
• Test & measurement equipment
• Home automation

Bosch Sensortec — Air Pressure Sensors in Smartphones: Transforming Navigation and Fitness Tracking


EDN.com — Written by Dr. Thomas Block, Product Management Environmental Sensors, Bosch Sensortec -September 13, 2016


Today’s smartphones utilize a wide array of accelerometers, gyroscopes and various other sensors in their designs. Relatively unknown is the barometric pressure sensor, which measures air pressure. These sensors are currently being integrated into premium-grade smartphones, but are also becoming more common in mainstream phones or wearables such as fitness trackers and Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

Why measure air pressure?

A barometric pressure sensor measures air pressure and can, therefore, play a key role in weather forecasting – lower pressure indicates that poor, rainy weather is more likely. Also, air pressure is affected by altitude changes, which means that such a sensor can provide highly accurate information about vertical elevation.

Let’s take a look at some of the most significant applications and the role that barometric pressure sensors perform in consumer equipment….

For Sensor Applications and the complete article, please visit: HERE

Littelfuse: LSP10GIHP Series – Thermally Protected Surge Protective Device

LSP10GIHP Series Surge Protection Modules are designed for use in outdoor and commercial LED lighting fixtures for transient overvoltage protection.
The 20KV, 10kA surge handling capability will enhance the LED lighting fixture’s surge immunity and extend its operating lifetime.
LSP10GIHP Series modules are constructed with Littelfuse thermally protected varistor technology. A built-in thermal disconnect function provides additional protection to prevent catastrophic failure and fire hazard even under the extreme circumstances of varistor end-of-life or sustaining over voltage conditions.

These modules have UL 1449 4th Edition Type 4 recognition and are IEC61643-11 Class II and EN61643-11 Type 2 certified. They meet US DOE, ANSI C136.2-2015 and ANSI C82.77-5. Extreme Level (Category C High, 20kV, 10kA).

The LSP10GIHP Series features a built-in LED indicator that notifies the lighting technician when replacement of the module is needed. It is available in series-connected format only with a choice of 277V or 480V maximum voltage rating.

Varistors LSP10GIHP Datasheet

LSP10GIHP Series Product Flyer


  • Low measured limiting voltage (MLV) and low voltage protection level (Up)
  • 20kA Maximum Discharge Current (Imax) 8/20µs
  • Meets US Department of Energy Municipal Solid State Street Lighting Consortium Specification
  • Meets ANSI C136.2-2015 Extreme Level and ANSIC82.77-5 Category C High (20kV, 10kA combination wave surge)
  • UL 1449 and IEC 61643-11/EN61643-11  Approved*
  • Thermally Protected
  • Double Insulation Cable Wire
  • IP66 Rated
  • Series Connected with Built-in LED Indication


  • Outdoor and commercial LED lighting
  • Roadway lighting
  • Traffic lighting
  • Digital signage
  • Service entrance lighting
  • Parking garage/lot lighting
  • Flood lighting
  • Tunnel lighting
  • Street lighting

More information and a LSP10GIHP Product Video HERE

Triad – Do Your Plug-In Wall Transformers Meet New DOE Standards?

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As of February 10, 2016, the United States Department of energy (DOE) Level VI Efficiency Standard is in effect. The team at Triad Magnetics has been hard at work overhauling our plug in wall transformers to meet these demanding efficiency requirements. We’re happy to announce that Triad Magnetics’ plug-in wall transformers have achieved level VI efficiency! Improvements include:

  • More stringent performance standards
  • Extremely low no-load power draw

We’ve recently published a blog post that will go into more detail about these exciting new redesigns. You can read about them by clicking here .

New 1000 W Module for MicroMP Configurable Power Supply…


New Artesyn 1000 W Module for MicroMP Configurable Power Supply Can Replace Four Individual Modules at Half the Price

Artesyn Embedded Technologies today announced a new 1000 watt module for its next generation MicroMP (µMP) configurable power supply.

Previously, applications that require a single output voltage around 1000 W would have used four single slot modules tied in parallel, but this new 1000 W module replaces those four modules with a single three-slot module, not only saving a slot but also half the cost of the previous four-module solution.



Omron Electronic Components Adds Spectrum Sales as New Manufacturer’s Representative for Midwest Region

We are please to announce we now represent OMRON Electronic Components…

HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL–(Marketwired – January 20, 2016) – Omron Electronic Components is pleased to announce Spectrum Sales as its new manufacturer’s representative for the Midwest region, which includes southern Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, Spectrum has over 30 years of experience in the electromechanical component industry.

“We are confident that Spectrum Sales will showcase our company and technologies, to their vast customer base within the market,” said Kris Whitehouse, Director of Area Sales for Omron Electronic Components — Americas. “We are proud to add Spectrum to the Omron family and look forward to a long and healthy relationship.”

*For the full press release please and more info, please click the link HERE.

Checkout our offerings/capabilities at: www.components.omron.com