Technical Bulletin – October 2018

New RoHS Laws on the Horizon:(EU) 2015/863 Goes Into Effect In July Most people working in the electronics industry are at least somewhat familiar with the Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive, or RoHS. RoHS is an evolving piece of European legislation that aims to protect electronics consumers from chemical substances known to detriment human health. […]

Technical Bulletin-July 2018

Direct-Current Connectors: An Overview of Options and Key Parameters Introduction The single most prevalent design modification request that we see at Protek Power is that for an alternate DC output connector. The DC connector, after all, is the one electromechanical interface between your design and its power source. There are innumerable connector options on the […]

Technical Bulletin – May 2018

High-Power Desktop Adaptor Considerations and Solutions One of very first design decisions made when developing the power infrastructure for a new electronic device is whether the AC/DC conversion engine will live inside the product, or external to it. There a number of factors that drive the decision, such as end product size and mobility, thermal […]