Mean Well Product Notices
Updates about Mean Well products
Product Notice: Assist Emergency Demands, Help Industry Recovery NRND Models Open Orders within Limited Time
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic in January, it has brought a majority of the global economic activities to a halt, hurting businesses severely. However, with the robust support from suppliers, MEAN WELL Group resumed 100% in March. After recovery, MEAN WELL Group increases the production capacity greatly to facility medical, industrial, and other fields industry. Though in a critical time, MEAN WELL still ensure the stability of the supply chains and is committed to providing customers with the best cost-effective products and services.
MEAN WELL, the pioneer in global standard power supply, announces that the 3D outline file is open for download on the official website. With 3D file, customers and engineers can design own products with more flexibility and convenience.
To cope with various building automation applications, MEAN WELL has decided to add additional Shutter/Blind function on the KAA-8R switching actuator series for upgrading it to the so-called “Universal Actuator” on the market.
Since released half a year ago, MEAN WELL XLG series has received wide positive feedback from the market. To strengthen the competitiveness of products, we are dedicated to both optimizing product performance and adding more safety certifications.
We are pleased to announce to all our partners that in keeping with the enterprise mission “The endless pursuit of innovation and improvement”, MEAN WELL officially restructured the System Power Solution website to Configurable Power Solution website at the end of Feb. 2020. The reason for updating the website is that both system and modular power solutions, if we look at product configuration, it is obvious that their core products adopt modular design. Simply speaking, power shelf to the system power supply is like front-end case to the modular power supply, while power supply modules of the system power supply equal to power module cards of the modular power supply. Similar to assemble building blocks, both product lines can create solutions flexibly and quickly based on customer needs.
Product Notice: All Information Technology Equipment Products of MEAN WELL Acquire IEC/UL/EN62368 Safety Approvals
Since the new Information and Communication Technology Equipment safety standard, IEC/EN/UL62368-1, will replace IEC/EN/UL60590-1 by December 20th, 2020, MEAN WELL has completed the safety upgrade from IEC/EN/UL60950-1 to IEC/EN/UL62368-1 for the entire Information Technology Equipment products. With the robust support of the third party, TUV, UL, Dekra, SIQ and other international standard certification organizations, MEAN WELL again pioneers the standard power industry via the official safety upgrade announcement.
As the medical regulations IEC60601-1 Chapter 7.8.1 require the LED indicator light of medical products to be green, MEAN WELL changed the color of the medical adaptor GSM40 ~ 220 series from blue light to the green light (refer to the illustrations below for details). The change has been implemented since2019/7, and there will be a transition period of the inventory.
In order to improve production efficiency, MEAN WELL optimized the A301 / A302-300-Fx (x = 3,4,5,6) series via adjusting the assembly method and changing the position of the DC input terminal block from the bottom to the upper position (shown as below). There will be an inventory transition period between the new and the old version.
LPF series is one of MEAN WELL's best-selling models, which is widely used around the world. In order to reduce the frequent modification of wires due to various safety regulation requirements, MEAN WELL has integrated all LPF-16 /25/40/60/90 series cable replacement by global certificate cable to reduce modification and MOQ issues.
Shortly after the best-selling LRS/GST/IRM product families completed the IEC/UL62368-1 safety upgrade, the popular HDR DIN rail family also completed the IEC/UL62368-1 safety upgrade one year prior to the enforcement date. This product upgrade will be directly implemented into standard product productions.
Since the new IEC/EN/UL62368-1 safety standard will replace IEC/EN/UL60590-1 by December 20th, 2020, MEAN WELL has completed safety upgrade for the entire IRM-01~60 PCB module family one year before the new safety enforcement date. The upcoming IRM-90 series will also have IEC/EN/UL62368-1 upon release. Customers already using the IRM will be able to more smoothly transition their products to the new safety standards, thus improving product competitiveness.
The G3 family, RS / RD / RID / RT / RQ series, has always been the first choice for multi-output high CP value industrial control power supply, reaching annual sales of over 5 million units. Such a large sales volume arouses our awareness of its packaging materials. Thus, the previous color packaging box of the G3 family is replaced with Kraft box (Figure 1), which can effectively reduce the wastewater and ink due to printing. Through this product packing change, MEAN WELL practices our commitment to environmental protection.
MEAN WELL recently launched a number of LED power drivers with constant power output design, which have been favored by customers in the market and the sales grow continuously. The constant power design can support wide range of the output current from at least 50% to 100%, which can make customer design more convenient, to eliminate design compatible problems and reduce the stock of models. Adding a built-in potentiometer is a more flexible solution to set output current without connecting additional software. The only needed act is to adjust the output current to the target number thorough potentiometer during the production testing process.
The 2020.1 version of “Discontinued Products” and “End of Life” are updated on the website. Please refer to the following link for more details. A NEW delivery condition, "90 days (Last Production Date)" is added to the new discontinued products list : The last production date of this model is 2020/9/8 and the lead time is 90 days.
Product Upgrade Notice: UHP-500 Acquires EN60335-1Safety Approval & UHP-200/200A/350/500 complete IEC/UL/EN62368 Safety Replacement
The conduction-cooled UHP family is MEAN WELL new generation of industrial control power supply. As UHP-200/350 series are certified to the safety of household and similar electrical appliances, EN60335-1, they are widely appreciated by the market. Considering that the market demand for household appliances regulation has been increasing recently, the MEAN WELL UHP-500 series has officially obtained EN60335-1 certificate.