Mean Well Product Notices
Updates about Mean Well products
WEEE (Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive) is the product recycling mechanism required by the EU, which is mainly for the collection, recycling and recycling of the waste electrical and electronic equipment. The content includes the establishment of a recycling system for waste electronic products and a statutory recovery rate and recovery target.
The globally certified cable color is changed into black and red for ELG/HLG family as well as the dimming cable color is changed into blue and white. Since 2017, the globally certified cables were adopted by ELG/HLG family, which not only reduce the inconvenience of stock and cost management caused by the restrictions of safety regulations and cables differences, but enlarge the product selling areas.
Product Upgrade Notice: The Insulation Resistance Level of MSP-1000 Series Has Been Upgraded to 2xMOPP
The IEC60601-1 3rd edition standard is the harmonized standard for medical electrical equipment that has been adopted globally. In the latest 3rd edition of the standard, Means of Protection (MOP) was introduced and it was further categorized into 2 different classifications, which are Means of Operator Protection (MOOP)and Means of Patient Protection (MOPP).
To advocate products compliance with essential safety and other technical regulations or standards, MEAN WELL popular LED driver series— the ELG family and HLG family have successfully acquired the Korean KC certificate.The ELG family, which was listed as the best cost-performance products of MEAN WELL, went viral while being launched due to its high cost-performance characteristics. The HLG family, which was regarded as the premium product series, has a high efficiency, high reliability design with 7-year warranty. It is a stable and high quality product series. We believe that by providing the products with the KC certificate, MEAN WELL will continue to assist customers to quickly sell the terminal products to the Korean market.
Over the past 30 years, MEAN WELL has upheld the role as a reliable and professional leader in the market of standard power supply and never stops on maintaining or applying global safety regulations. As a response to the considerable demands on modular power supply from various industries, MEAN WELL is proud to announce that in addition to medical safety standard, 60601-1, NMP series is now certified to 62368-1, the industrial automation & ITE safety standard. As an exceptional standard modular power supply being compliant with both medical and ITE safety standards, the NMP series is highly favorable in diversified industries and the global market.
Product Upgrade Notice: LRS-200/350 Series Receive CE/CQC & RSP-500/EPP-400 Series Acquired China Compulsory Certification (CCC)
In recent years, countries around the world started to be aware of eco-conscious and promulgated a variety of energy-saving regulations. Before the products were launched, MEAN WELL invested a great amount of fund and manpower to complete the requirement of front-end safety regulations. After they were out on the market, MEAN WELL also continued to upgrade them to meet the renewed regulations and the different needs from countries and regions.
Fully compliance with international safety regulation has been the advantage of MEAN WELL’s products. To meet the China safety regulation requirements of industrial control products and the need of a complete product line from customers, MEAN WELL’s LED driver —HLN/HBG/PWM/NPF/PLN series acquired China Compulsory Certification (CCC) Certificate.
MEAN WELL has certified LDC-55 LED driver and DLP-04 DALI bus power supply with DALI-2 standard and more products will follow.All manufacturers who want to label their products with the DALI-2 certification mark must now complete uniform standardized test routines and be a member of the DiiA. It is to improve the interoperability between manufacturers such that the commissioning effort is greatly reduced.
Product Upgrade Notice:AB Type Models of ELG(C)/HLG(C)/HVG(C)/HBG Series Have Been Upgraded to Standard Products
MEAN WELL has continued to provide a complete product line of the LED driver. Not only did we cover models from low to medium and high wattage (8W~650W), but we also offer different output functions for application solutions. To meet the current market requirements, MEAN WELL has upgraded the AB type products of ELG(C)/HLG(C)/HVG(C)/HBG series to the standard products strain.
To advocate products compliance with hygiene, safety, environmental protection, all products listed must be granted a BSMI certificate of conformity before sale on the Taiwanese market. Safety regulations guarantee consumers’ right; however, they also cause trade barriers to a certain degree. Taking the Taiwanese customers and market requirement into consideration, MEAN WELL AC/DC enclosed and Din Rail type power supply—RS/SE/MDR/EDR/HDR series, formally acquired BSMI Certificate. MEAN WELL is proud to assist customers to both eliminate trade barriers and quickly apply products with BSMI Certificate to their terminal products.
The 2018.7 version of “Discontinued Products” and “End of Life” are updated on the website. Please refer to the following link for more details. MEAN WELL constantly announces new products with higher cost performance every year. The launch of new generation products means the precedent generation products will be replaced. As a result, a progressive method will be practiced to phase out the old models; simultaneously, we sincerely hope to share our thrilling research and development results with you.
In order to increase the rate of production automation and solve the problem of ink fading awayafter long time usage, label stickers being used on MEAN WELL’s adaptor SGA12~40, GEM12~40,GP25/50, GS05/06/15, GSM06 and GC30 series will be changed. Original label stickers that have to beattached to products manually will be replaced by laser engraving printing method (shown as belowtable). Product revision will be implemented series by series and started from Jan. to Mar. in 2018.Please be advised that there will be a transition period to consume our stocks on hand.
To promote the automation production and solve the problem of ink decaying after long timeoutdoor usage, MEAN WELL plastic case LED driver label sticker will be changed into laserengraving printing method. After long time testing under outdoor condition and actual productverification for LPV-20 and LPC-20 since 2016 Q2, laser engraving printing method for plasticcase LED driver label sticker has been widely appreciated.