Plug-in power supply
Ever since FRIWO engineered the world‘s first plug-in power supply, the name FRIWO has been synonymous with technical competence when it comes to standard or customized solutions. Thus, in 1971, FRIWO not only paved the way for today‘s market success, but also set new targets for power supply and charging technology in accordance with current safety standards and regulations from conceptual design to finished product.
Standards, regulations and responsibility
It goes without saying that FRIWO meets the strict criteria and standards for IT, office and medical technology, for some applications even exceeding the requirements of the standards. FRIWO already meets other legal requirements which have not yet become effective, for instance low power consumption in standby mode.
FRIWO networks with leading test and inspection centres; the technically sophisticated engineering of products safeguards the worldwide approval and sale. All units are tested for operational safety in-house and leave our factories as "zero fault products". FRIWO power supply and charger platforms are approved in Europe, USA, Canada, Japan, China and Australia through their family approval scheme without further testing.
Laws and regulations for responsible treatment of the environment and available resources are becoming more and more important. Based upon the EU regulations FRIWO meets the requirements of the "Electrical and Electronic Equipment Act" - ElektroG.
FRIWO has been paying particular attention to the design of energy efficient power supplies for a long time. Prior to the global warming or power consumption discussions, FRIWO took their responsibility to the environment seriously and is constantly involved in engineering non-polluting solutions.
These days, a variety of programs attend to the energy efficiency of electronic devices and define specific threshold limits for efficiency and no-load losses. FRIWO has committed itself to the fulfillment of these threshold limits and closely cooperates with the corresponding authorities. One of the more familiar programs is ENERGY STAR. In 1992 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy started this certification program. In conjunction with an EU regulation, ENERGY STAR was officially implemented in 2003.
Today the ENERGY STAR program includes a variety of electronic devices which receive the ENERGY STAR label for threshold limit compliance - and further devices will follow. Although this program is voluntary, the ENERGY STAR certified partner FRIWO, engineers and sells products which always comply with the latest state-of-the-art requirements.
In addition, the EuP regulation (Energy using Products) examines the entire life cycle of a product. This ecological design regulation not only focuses on an improved energy efficiency, but also enhances an environmentally friendly design. For this purpose the so-called "Integrated Product Policy" (IPP) is to be implemented and is destined to improve both the entire production chain and the recycling of the product. During the life cycle, energy and other resources necessary for the manufacture, are to be saved. This should avoid the situation that improvements at a certain point of the life cycle, generate negative effects at another. According to experts, the guideline is expected to become effective in 2009 / 2010 and will adopt the ENERGY STAR threshold limits.
For most global vendors it will become compulsory to comply with the corresponding applicable threshold limits. FRIWO‘s products have already been designed to meet these requirements of high efficiency and low standby losses.
Applications & Case Studies
Products supplied by Haredata Electronics have been used for a wide range of applications across many industry sectors. Take a look at some of the applications & case studies available to power your products.