A whole slew of new power supplies to help bring your next project to life!
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!
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...
We also have a 150W version able to output 12VDC at 12.5A...
The large 350W version with 24VDC at 14.6A output...
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!
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!
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!
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 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.
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.