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RS Components introduces new series of IEC-inlet 5W AC/DC converters from Recom

Ideal for use in industrial applications and single-board computers including the Raspberry Pi

London, UK, 3 December 2019:

RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has added a range of enclosed switch-mode power supplies (SMPS) from Recom that feature an integrated mains filter ideal for powering single-board computers such as the Arduino, BBC Micro:bit or Raspberry Pi, including its touchscreen.

Offering a wide selection of DC/DC converters and AC/DC power supplies compliant with international safety standards, Recom is a leading European power supply maker that has many decades of expertise in developing leading-edge converter technologies covering the 0.25W to 960W power range.

Aimed squarely at electronics designers, the new RAC05-K/C14 series of isolated AC/DC converters offers a selection of five devices with 3.3V, 5V, 12V, 15V and 24V DC output voltages, respectively, enabling use in an extensive selection of industrial applications.

Providing an 85 to 264V AC universal input voltage and energy efficiencies up to 86%, the DC output terminals offer safe extra-low voltage (SELV) capability meaning they can be touched in safety. The units also deliver protection against short circuits and overload and overvoltage.

The series’ patented design means a complete 5W supply can fit into the standard C14 mains filter housing and at lower cost than many power supplies or mains filters alone. In addition, the supply comes with the standard IEC ‘kettle connector’ input mounting hole, which means that installation time is only a few seconds.

The metal case also provides secure fixing and delivers high thermal dissipation capability, which allows a wide operating temperature range, from –40 to +60°C, without derating.

The series is CE marked and EN/IEC/UL certified and is shipping now from RS in the EMEA and Asia Pacific regions.


About RS Components

RS Components is a trading brand of Electrocomponents plc. We offer more than 500,000 industrial and electronic products, sourced from over 2,500 leading suppliers, and provide a wide range of value-added services to over one million customers. With operations in 32 countries, we ship more than 50,000 parcels a day.

We support customers across the product life cycle, whether via innovation and technical support at the design phase, improving time to market and productivity at the build phase, or reducing purchasing costs and optimising inventory in the maintenance phase. We offer our customers tailored product and service propositions that are essential for the successful operation of their businesses and help them save time and money.

Electrocomponents is listed on the London Stock Exchange and in the last financial year ended 31 March 2019 reported revenue of £1.88 billion. Electrocomponents has seven operating brands: RS Components, Allied Electronics & Automation, RS PRO, OKdo, DesignSpark, IESA and Monition.

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Aakriti Kaushik
PR Manager – Northern Europe
RS Components

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