Ultra-low Standby/No-load Power Solutions

Power Integrations makes it easy to meet the standby power requirements of Ecodesign Directive (EuP), ENERGY STAR, and other emerging energy-efficiency standards.

Of specific interest to standyby and no-load power supply designers are the ways in which PI products help meet standards requirements for EC Ecodesign Lots 6 (Standby and Off-mode) and 7 (External Power Supplies). For more information, see:


Power Integrations ICs deliver extremely low standby/no-load power with energy saving features

The graph below shows input power vs. output power as load increases for different PI product families. (For greater detail, click on the image.)

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The following shows the application of CAPZero, SENZero, and LinkZero-AX to achieve ultra-low, no-load power of <10 mW.



Design Examples

Design Documents Design
Ideas
Design
Example
Reports
1.5 W Zero No-Load Power   DER-260
27 W Power Supply   DER-235
30 W High Efficiency Standby with 12 V Output   DER-246
3 W Power Supply with Less Than 10 mW No-Load   DER-227
3.25 W Low Cost Constant Current/Constant Voltage Charger   DER-207
15 W Power Supply with Less Than 20 mW No-Load   DER-228
27 W Low Profile, Low Standby Consumption Power Supply DER-229
65 W Power Supply with Less Than 100 mW No-Load DI-196 DER-196

Recommended Product Families

IC Product
Family
Typical Circuit
Configuration
Data Sheets Application
Notes
LinkZero™-AX Flyback LinkZero-AX Datasheet NA
SENZero™ AC Power Supply SENZero Datasheet NA
CAPZero™ AC Power Supply CAPZero Datasheet Product family application note.
LinkSwitch™-II Flyback LinkSwitch-II Datasheet AN-44
LinkSwitch™-XT Flyback LinkSwitch-XT Datasheet AN-40
TinySwitch™-III Flyback TinySwitch-II Datasheet AN-42
TinySwitch™-PK Flyback TinySwitch-PK Datasheet AN-42
TOPSwitch™-HX Flyback TOPSwitch-HX Datasheet AN-43
TOPSwitch™-JX Flyback TOPSwitch-HX Datasheet AN-47



Power Consumption at No-Load

1.5 W Zero No-Load Flyback Power Supply

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No-load Input Power in PD mode vs. Input Line Voltage,
25 ºC, 50 Hz. 30 Minute Dwell Time at 230 VAC Prior to Taking Measurements.
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Circuit schematic 1.5 W non-isolated flyback power Supply using LinkZero™-AX


15 W PC Standby

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Careful transformer design reduced power consumption of this 15 W solution from 29 mW no-load to less than 20 mW
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15 W power supply using TinySwitch-III;
less than 20 mW input at 230 Vrms no-load


30 W PC Standby

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Zero Load Input Power vs. Input Line Voltage, Room Temperature, 60 Hz.
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High Efficiency 12 V, 30 W Standby Power Supply Using TOPSwitch®-JX TOP265EG


For information on these designs and to receive detailed design reports, please contact your local PI representative or refer to the design example reports and product families listed above.