Phihong, one of the most trusted names in power electronics, has developed an energy-efficient, 36W, Class 2 universal desktop adapter. Designated the PSM36W-120TW2, the adapter has a single output of 12V and is compliant with the United States Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), the EU Ecodesign (ErP) 2009/125/EC Directive level 2 Annex 1b, and the voluntary ENERGY STAR® EPS Version 2.0 standard. The Level V-efficiency adapter is ideal for use in networking, portable equipment, peripherals and gaming machines.

“The PSM36W is the latest in a series of Level V power adapters that responds directly to a growing awareness of international efficiency standards and our OEM customers’ need for cost- and energy-efficient, low-profile adapters,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA.

The PSM36W-120TW2 desktop adapter’s Class 2 design provides a low-profile with a non-vented case that enhances the adapter’s low-cost portability. The units feature over-current, over-load and short circuit protection and meet Class B EMI. The device has an ENERGY STAR Level V-compliant efficiency at 85% minimum and has a maximum output of less than 0.3W at no-load. The desktop adapter also bears safety marks from CE and cUL/UL.

Each unit measures 120mm x 50mm x 32.5mm and weights 250 grams. The adapter is terminated with a 11.2mm x 5.5mm x 2.1mm center positive DC barrel output connector.

Pricing for the PSM36W-120TW2 is $9.58 in 1000-piece quantities. For more information including product datasheets please visit the website at

About Phihong

Phihong is one of the leading suppliers of power solutions, including power supplies, adapters and Power-over-Ethernet products, to networking and consumer electronics OEMs. With global sales for 2010 expected to exceed $550 million, Phihong has engineering and manufacturing facilities in North America, Taiwan and mainland China. For more information contact Glenn Morton, Phihong USA Corporation, 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, or call (510) 445-0100, fax (510) 445-1678, email, or visit