The top 10 AC-DC converters

August 16, 2018Elizabeth Bustamante

As a follow-up to our post on the Top 10 DC-DC Converters downloaded by the SnapEDA community, we thought it was about time to cover the top 10 AC/DC converters!

Converting alternating current (AC) into direct current (DC) is one of the most common power electronics applications since electricity is transmitted as AC, yet electronics generally run on DC. Just think about charging your smartphone – at that moment, you are using an AC-DC converter.

AC-DC converters are available in either switching or linear designs. Linear AC-DC converters are cheaper and easy to use but are far less efficient than a switching design (with efficiencies above 95% or greater). However, switching AC-DC converters can generate high-frequency signals that can cause interference to other electronic components, which must be taken into consideration.

When selecting an AC-DC converter, designers should consider the input and output voltage and current ranges, efficiency, load voltage regulation, and output ripple and noise.

The most popular AC-DC converters on SnapEDA are all switching AC-DC converters. They have a variety of DC voltage outputs from 5V up to 48V, wide input voltage range and high efficiency of 70 up to 91% (such as with the IRM-05-5 by Mean Well). The ripple in the output for the selected converters is typically 100 to 200mVp-p, they are rated for operation on 47 Hz up to 440 Hz. Related to the load regulation these converters run from 0.5% for the best series-regulated supplies to 6%. All parts have SnapEDA models (symbols & footprints) available for Eagle, Altium, PADS, Allegro, OrCAD, PCB123, Proteus and more.

Let’s take a look at the top 10 AC-DC Converters on SnapEDA!

#10- IRM-01-5 by Mean Well

undefinedThis AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 305VAC, 120 ~ 430VDC voltage input range, 5V DC output, 150mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 63Hz frequency range, 70% efficiency, 18mA/230VAC  input current, ±0.5% load regulation and 33.7×22.2×15 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $4.66 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#9- PSK-10B-S5 by CUI INC

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC, 120 ~ 370VDC voltage input range, 5V DC output, 100mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 63Hz frequency range, 79% efficiency, 0.3A input current, ±3% load regulation and 50.80×25.40×20.55 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $14.30 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#8- IRM-45-12 by Mean Well

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC voltage input range, 12V DC output, 150mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 87.5% efficiency, 1.5A/115VAC input current, ±1.0% load regulation and 87x52x29.5 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $12.29 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#7- IRM-05-5 by Mean Well

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC, 120 ~ 370VDC voltage input range, 5V DC output, 200mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 71% efficiency, 0.12A/115VAC input current, ±0.5% load regulation and 45.7×25.4×21.5 mm THT package.

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#6- IRM-60-12 by Mean Well

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC voltage input range, 12V DC output, 120mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 87.5% efficiency, 1.8A/115VAC  input current, ±1.0% load regulation and 87x52x29.5 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $14.80 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#5- IRM-60-24 by Mean Well

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC voltage input range, 24V DC output, 150mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 90% efficiency, 1.8A/115VAC input current, ±0.5% load regulation and 87x52x29.5 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $14.29 USD

handsnapDownload Symbol & Footprint

 

#4- RAC03-05SC by Recom Power

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 80~ 264VAC, 115 ~ 370VDC voltage input range, 5V DC output, 120mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 63Hz frequency range, 72% efficiency, 85mA/40mA max – 115/230VAC input current, ±6% load regulation and 37.8×23.9×15.65 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $14.22 USD

handsnapDownload Symbol & Footprint

 

#3- VSK-S10-12UA by CUI INC

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC, 100 ~ 370VDC voltage input range, 12V DC output, 100mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 81% efficiency, 230mA/110VAC input current, ±1.0% load regulation and 53.80×28.80×19 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $17.62 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

#2- IRM-60-48 by Mean Well

undefined

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC voltage input range, 48V DC output, 240mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 91% efficiency, 1.8A/115VAC input current, ±0.5% load regulation and 87x52x29.5 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $14.21 USD

handsnap Download Symbol & Footprint

 

And the top AC/DC Converter on SnapEDA is…

 

#1- IRM-10-5 by Mean Well

This AC/DC Converter has 85 ~ 264VAC, 120 ~ 370VDC voltage input range, 5V DC output, 200mVp-p ripple and noise, 47 ~ 440Hz frequency range, 77% efficiency, 0.25A/115VAC input current, ±0.5% load regulation and 45.7×25.4×21.5 mm THT package.

Average price across distributors at time of publish: $7.43 USD

handsnapDownload Symbol & Footprint

 

 

* This data was collected via SnapEDA’s analytics by looking at downloads from its part model library (symbols, footprints, and 3D models). Millions of parts are evaluated on SnapEDA annually, however, if a part isn’t in our database it will not show up on this list. We’re continually increasing coverage and will update this list periodically!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Prev Post Next Post