Power Supplies for Audio Visual Equipment

With the rapid growth that the audio visual market experiences year upon year, reliable audio visual power supplies are key to your brand’s success.

Whichever design topology works best for you, we can provide a high-quality PSU meeting the standards and certifications that are relevant to your applications; such as the Audio, video and similar electronic apparatus standard IEC/EN 60065:2014.

Click on the image below to view the products we stock for the Digital Signage industry.

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Also view our external power supply range for Audio Visual requirements

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If you only want 1 or less than 10 pieces please contact one of our distributors you can link through to their websites from our homepage.

For more specific projects where you are looking for something bespoke to meet your requirements, please contact us and we would be happy to help.

 

A new standard is going to replace IEC 60065 next year.

When is IEC 62368 going to take affect?

The revised date is December 2020.

What does the new standard include?

It will replace the existing standards IEC 60065 & IEC 60950.

It will safeguard you against potential hazards and is based on performance testing.

The key points IEC 62368 cover are:

  • The installation and use of the equipment
  • The design of the electronic equipment
  • The ecosystem (connections to other equipment)
  • The system itself (its topology and configuration)

Here at Ideal Power we work with a diverse portfolio of manufacturers to source and produce a comprehensive catalogue of Power Supply Units (PSU) suited to an array of applications. And we already boast several long-term clients within the audio-visual industry, which has helped us form a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by the industry and how to overcome them.

We will provide a list of products that have been approved by the new standard nearer the time.

Linear Power Supplies

Linear power supplies are often a quick and economical fix in the audio industry and work particularly well with products such as amplifiers. This is because AC/AC power supplies possess a low operating frequency, producing optimal noise and ripple performance.audio visual power supplies from Ideal Power

However, the size and weight of linear power solutions increase with the power they produce; which results in limitations on the output power of linear power supplies.

The technology used in linear PSU also means they are rarely as efficient as their switch mode counterparts. At ideal Power, we can offer AC/AC power supplies ranging from 6 Watts to 40 Watts, with a proportion of units conforming to ErP II (Level 5) efficiency, or even Level VI efficiency standards in some instances.

Switch Mode Power Supplies

audio visual power supplies from Ideal PowerWith the limitations of linear power supplies, you might think using a switch mode power supply would make more sense, especially given that they are a smaller, lighter and more efficient choice.  However, the challenge lies in the noise and ripple performance. AC/DC Power Supplies often produce variable frequencies together with output power, rather than the static frequencies linear PSU’s work at (Though they can be manipulated to operate at a fixed frequency, these models are specially manufactured for audio applications).

This is not to say that standard switch mode PSU should be written off at all, as there is still a lot of scope for audio PSU within this range.