Custom Power Supplies and Regulations
A custom power supply is not only amps and volts. They are tailored to a customer’s requirement. Custom made power supplies are designed for a particular product and not an off-the-shelf product.
Whenever an embedded engineer is designing a customized power supply, there is always a strong focus on creating a cost effective solution. But not at the cost of utility. Design considerations must be properly vetted during the development process.
The field is always in a state of flux. For instance, the latest custom power supplies include smart function control circuitry. Safety and regulatory issues and continual change because of technological developments continue to add new dimensions to custom power supply designs.
In this case, customers have no choice but to rely on the manufacturer’s knowledge about regulatory bodies and global electronic and power standards. That is why you have to be very careful when selecting a vendor for your custom power supply order.
The embedded engineer in charge of designing the product must be well-acquainted with energy savings/energy star requirements, power conversion technology, thermal thresholds, reliability of technology and space requirements.
All these factors are equally important considerations when designing a custom power supply. There is no point in reinventing the wheel and wasting your time and money.