Press release from Business Wire India
Source: element14
Friday, November 18, 2011 02:00 PM IST (08:30 AM GMT)
Editors: General: Consumer interest, People; Business: Accounting & management consultancy services, Business services, Electronic appliances & components, Information technology; Technology
element14 Optimises Energy Efficiency with RECOM’s latest Power Management Solutions for Asia Pacific
Comprehensive range of RECOM devices from element14 addresses design and maintenance engineers’ need to maximise electronics’ operational lifespan

Bangalore, Karnataka, India and Singapore, Friday, November 18, 2011 — (Business Wire India) — element14 (formerly Farnell), the first electronic component distributor that fuses commerce and community, today announced the launch of a new range of power management solutions from RECOM, including AC/DC LED power supplies, micro-size DC/DC converters, switching regulators and AC/DC converters.

At the core of power management is an understanding of how to effectively optimize energy consumption of each system component. By efficiently directing power to different components of a system, power management solutions are indispensable in every electronic product, and can increase the lifetime of the battery that is used to power portable devices.

“We’ve always been very attentive to our customers’ needs and have launched a large selection of converters on the market,” said Cai Yahui, Marketing Manager of RECOM, Asia Pacific. “We are pleased to offer our products through element14 which is a user friendly and integrated resource hub that offers a wide variety of products along with comprehensive information in the form of expert and community discussions, and design resources which help engineers optimise the functionality of our solutions and reduce time-to-market.”

“Engineers are constantly seeking innovative solutions for power management and as their partner in innovation, we are delivering the solutions they need with a new range of products from RECOM,” said Marc Grange, Head of Product Management, element14, Asia Pacific. “element14 offers a world of solutions in one single interface and consolidates all design resources including experts, design tools, services, hardware, software and up-to-date technical information, into a single dynamic reference point, which helps to generate new design ideas and drive productivity for design processes.”

Managing power conversions

As electronic engineers manage power conversions over a wide power range for applications in the field industrial of controls, lighting, medical, military and telecommunications, the wide selection of power management devices and components offered on element14 are best positioned to address their needs.

RECOM’s new power conversion product, the RACD30, is a reliable and compact AC/DC LED driver module with a design lifetime of 70,000 hours. This makes it ideal for use in many commercial indoor applications.

The cost efficient and micro-size DC/DC converter R0.25 series, is designed with improved efficiency of up to 70% and guarantees an extended ambient temperature range of -40°C to +100°C without derating. It can be used in many industrial low power applications and is also approved for medical applications.

As the inventor of the R-78 switching regulator, a replacement for linear regulators, RECOM has just released the next generation, the R-78C series on element14, which delivers high efficiency over the entire input voltage range, and can be utilised in every branch of electronics including industrial controls, battery-powered devices, hand-held equipment, avionics, fan controllers and embedded designs.

RECOM has also released a new range of isolated 1Watt to 6Watt AC/DC converter with low standby input currents. The cost effective and fully regulated RAC series is ideal for standby power supplies or low power applications such as instrument amplifiers, test and measure instruments and micro controller.

About element14

element14 is a high-service distributor of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Bringing together the latest products, services, and development software, all connected to an innovative online engineering community where purchasers and engineers can access peers and experts, a wide range of independent technical information and helpful tools. Whether researching a new technology, designing an electronic product, or looking for parts to repair an existing system, element14 is the trusted global source to find the answers and parts you need to keep your project on the fast track, right from the start.

element14 is the operating business of Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) in Asia Pacific.
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About Premier Farnell

Premier Farnell plc (LSE:pfl) is a global leader in high service distribution of technology products and solutions for electronic system design, maintenance and repair. Its differentiated proposition includes 29 local language transactional websites, and the critically important element14 Community for design engineers – an industry first ( With sales last year of £990.8m and underlying profits of £93.3m the Group distributes its comprehensive portfolio of products and services throughout Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, supported by a global supply chain of over 3,500 suppliers and an inventory profile developed to anticipate and meet its customers’ needs.

While global in scope, Premier Farnell recognises the individual needs of each market and has continued to internationalise its model accordingly. It trades locally as Farnell in Europe, Newark/element14 in North America and Farnell Newark in Brazil. Across Asia Pacific the business trades as element14.


RECOM offers constant current dimmable LED drivers, DC/DC converters, switching regulators, and single, dual, and triple output AC/DC modules as standard catalogue products for quick delivery. Their main markets are industrial controls, lighting, medical, military (COTS) and telecommunications, although their converters are used in virtually every industry requiring low-to-medium DC voltage conversion in the 0.25 to 60 watt range.

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Christina Loh,, element14 Asia Pacific,, +65 6788 0300,,


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