Friday Product Post: All's Well That Means Well

A whole slew of new power supplies to help bring your next project to life!

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Hello, and welcome to another Friday Product Post! Today we have a big treat for you, in the form of new, reliable power supplies from Mean Well! That's right, four new units with custom-made power cables (sold separately) all available now. These aren't your regular supplies, either; each provides a great deal of wattage at a great price. Let's see what Feldi has to say about them!

If all's well that ends well, then the ends should justify the means.

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 20A

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 5VDC, 20A

TOL-14098
$25.95

This is a 100W single output switching power supply from Mean Well. This power supply is extremely reliable and able to output 5VDC at 20A. We've been testing this power supply for quite some time and can definitely attest to its durability with its metal casing, short circuit, overload and overvoltage protections.

Inside the metal case that surrounds the power supply you will find a selector switch to change the voltage range between 85VAC to 132VAC and 176VAC to 264VAC, or 248VDC to 373VDC.

But that's not all...

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 12VDC, 12.5A

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 12VDC, 12.5A

TOL-14099
$35.95
2

We also have a 150W version able to output 12VDC at 12.5A...

Mean Well Switching Power Supply - 24VDC, 14.6A

TOL-14100
1

The large 350W version with 24VDC at 14.6A output...

Mean Well Dual Output Switching Power Supply (15VDC, -15VDC, 0.8A)

Mean Well Dual Output Switching Power Supply (15VDC, -15VDC, 0.8A)

TOL-14101
$16.95
1

And, for the adventurous, a dual output 24W supply board as well!

However, you are going to need some way to hook these all up to power. Don't worry; we have you covered!

Adam Tech Wall Adapter Cable - Three Terminal (NA)

Adam Tech Wall Adapter Cable - Three Terminal (NA)

CAB-14092
$4.95

These Adam Tech Wall Adapter Cables are terminated with a standard North American (NEMA 5--15P) plug at one end and three insulated spade terminal connectors at the other. Each cable is 1m long and provides a safe and appropriate way to hook up our Mean Well power supplies!

Adam Tech Wall Adapter Cable - Three Terminal (EU)

Adam Tech Wall Adapter Cable - Three Terminal (EU)

CAB-14093
$4.95 $2.95

We also have a European version available!

Alright, folks, that's it for today. We know you can get a lot of power out of this Friday's products. We'll catch you back here with even more new products next Friday. See you then!


Comments 7 comments

  • Erm... when my engineer co-workers and I are joking about speccing cheap, slightly sketchy power supplies because the customers will never notice... we're joking about giving them Meanwell parts.

    I mean, they're probably fine for hobby use, but if you need serious power supplies I'd go with Phoenix Contact, Sola, or Puls.

    • I've always found them good, but then I am using them for hobby stuff. Is there something specific about them that's considered sketchy engineering-wise? I'm just wondering what the qualitative difference is, reliability or clean output etc.

  • I think it would be a service to the less experienced to make it more clear in the description that the outputs of the dual supply are PLUS and MINUS 15V. Also, note that this supply, unlike the others, is NOT designed to work properly below 0.1A output. (I can't determine from the documentation available whether violating this on one side affects the other side, but I suspect it might.)

  • I installed a meanwell power supply to power a 5m white LED strip to light my basement stairs, only to be disappointed by the 3- or 4- second delay between turning on the wall switch which powers the power supply and having it begin supplying power to the LEDs. I imagine I'll have to swap it out for a purpose-specific LED power supply. Anybody have any other ideas? It's got to be a wired-in solution, with power controlled by the stock wall switch.

    • I'm not an electrician, so take this with a grain of salt, but you have to switch on the DC side of the power supply. This means the power supply stays powered on, but you get the quick response. You need to talk to an electrician.

      • The efficiency values stated are usually at 100% rated output. The "quiescent" power will be somewhat less than the "inefficiency" (that is, the difference between 100% and the stated efficiency) of the input power at maximum load. Since these are around 80% efficient, the zero load power draw could, conceivably, be as high as about 20W. If you don't use the lights many hours a day, leaving the power supply on 24/7 would negate any savings from using LEDs. Using old fashioned incandescent bulbs would produce more energy savings!

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