Mean Well Product Notices
Updates about Mean Well products
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.
CSP-3000 is MEAN WELL first high-voltage power supply, providing 120V / 250V / 400V output voltage. Since it was launched, it has been highly favored and being widely used in laser, UV curing and charging applications. In order to make the product fit to the market application better, several upgrades from customers’ feedbacks are made, listed as follow：
Product Upgrade Notice: MEAN WELL GST Family Acquires 62368-1 Safety Approval and ErP Efficiency Compliance
Global Pioneer in Standard Power Supplies Industry, MEAN WELL, has always proud of our five core values as Brand, Distributor, Computerized, Approvals, and Innovation. MEAN WELL always held Approvals in high regard and continuously updates our products’ safety approvals in order to fulfill global market demands.
Product Change Notice: Protection Method of LRS-200-48 & LRS-350-48 is changed to re-power on to recover mode
The all-purpose industrial standard power supply, LRS family, has completed the EN62368 safety upgrade in October 2019. To fulfill the latest safety regulation, tthe circuit design of LRS-200-48 and LRS-350-48 was changed, adjusting the protection methods such as Over Load Protection (OLP), Over Voltage Protection (OVP), and Over Temperature Protection (OTP) to“ shut down and latch off o/p voltage, re-power on to recover.” Other LRS-200/350 3.3~36V models remain the Hiccup mode protection. (Show as fig.1) This change only shows the difference during error state, while under normal working circumstances; all LRS series can maintain high quality and stable output as usual. Shall you have any questions regarding this engineering change, please contact MEAN WELL sales representative.
Product Upgrade Notice: IRM-30/45/60, EPS-45S/65S, EPP-120S/400/500 Officially Obtained EN60335-1 Approval
In order to fulfill the increasing demands of end systems that require the power supplies’ compliance with the EU household electrical appliance requirements, MEAN WELL has dedicated resources for the upgrade of selected PCB type power supplies with TUV EN60335-1 (Household and similar electrical appliances) safety approval. The IRM-30/45/60, EPS-45S/65S, and EPP-120S/400/500 have completed the safety certification process, and customers that design these power supplies into their products can significantly reduce the system level safety fees, by bypassing various burdensome certification procedures, and the end system can quickly and easily obtain the safety approval.