What are the new trend in Power Supply Units?

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In the wake of the emergence of global environmental awareness and the implementation of the European Union environmental policy, the demand for and attention on energy-saving products have become the latest trend.

On 27 January 2003,the European Union issued the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances)Directive, therewith outlining regulations for the use of heavy metals(lead(Pb), cadmium (Cd), mercury(Hg), hexavalent chromium (Cr6+)) and flame retardants (PBB) (Polybrominated Biphenyls) and PBDE (Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers)) in electrical and electronic equipment imported into the Member States of the European Union, strictly controlling levels of electromagnetic waves that may be harmful to the human body, demanding reduced material waste during manufacturing processes, and requiring a reuse/recycle rate of 75%. This Directive became effective on 1st July 2006.

With the concepts of environmental protection and material recycling in mind, FSP Group was the first to introduce low-waste, environmentally friendly high-performance power supplies. The use of solvents containing fluorine (bromine) has been banned from materials and manufacturing processes, the use of chemical compounds containing heavy metals (such as cadmium, lead, mercury and hexavalent chromium) for casings has been restricted, and used materials have been reduced by 600grams, substantially eliminating weight of any electronic articles that are discarded for recycling. The superior high-performance active PFC circuit design of our various power supplies delivers a performance of up to 90% at nominal load, while the low power consumption design of less than 1W in standby mode considerably reduces electricity costs, making this a truly environmentally friendly product of superior quality.

Seeking stable operation of computer systems and even higher performance, great expectations and demands are placed on power supplies that have seen a development from low to high wattage, from general output to high performance, and from noisy to silent products. End-users have of course reaped the most benefits from advancements in product technology and design. With high-standard and economic power, our lives have undergone considerable transformation, and FSP has played its part in being a responsible product developer.