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1000W AC-DC Baseplate Cooled Power Modules Have Improved Efficiencies

San Diego, CA – June 2016 –

TDK Corporation introduces the TDK-Lambda PFE1000FA series of AC-DC power modules, a significant upgrade to the popular PFE1000F series launched eight years ago.  The new series achieves up to a 4% efficiency improvement (up to 90%).  Like the existing models, the innovative PFE series enables designers to utilize a single device containing power factor correction, regulation and input-output isolation.  These modules have been widely used in outdoor and liquid cooled power systems, addressing the need for fan-less applications in the industrial, COTS, signage and communications markets.

Operating from a universal input of 85-265Vac, the PFE1000FA models are available with nominal outputs of 12, 28 and 48Vdc and can be adjusted +/-20% via a trim-pin.  All the power modules can deliver full power with an operating baseplate temperature range of -40 to +100oC (+85oC for the 28V and 48V models below 170Vac).  An isolated module good signal, remote on/off, 12V standby output, over voltage, over current and over temperature protection is included on all models.

The package size and pin-out is in the same 100 x 13.4 x 160mm format as the original series, allowing an easy upgrade of existing designs for up to 30% lower power losses and reduced temperatures.  An enhancement to the PFC circuit gives a more sinusoidal input current wave form, providing lower harmonic currents as defined by the IEC 61000-3-2 standard.  The warranty has been extended to 5 years.

The TDK-Lambda PFE1000FA series is certified to the safety standards of UL/CSA/EN 60950-1 and is CE marked according to the Low Voltage and RoHS2 Directives.

More information can be obtained at the following TDK-Lambda Americas website,, or by calling 800-LAMBDA-4.  Product availability for the PFE1000FA series can be found via the link to TDK-Lambda’s distributor network (see “Check Distributor Stock to Buy”) at


Major applications

Industrial, COTS (Commercial Off The Shelf), LED signage, test and measurement, broadcast and communications equipment.

Main features and benefits

  • Up to 90% efficient
  • Baseplate cooled
  • Five year warranty
  • Compatible with existing PFE1000F modules (size, pin-out and specifications)

Major specifications


About TDK Corporation

TDK Corporation is a leading electronics company based in Tokyo, Japan. It was established in 1935 to commercialize ferrite, a key material in electronic and magnetic products. TDK's portfolio includes electronic components, modules and systems* marketed under the product brands TDK and EPCOS, power supplies, magnetic application products as well as energy devices, flash memory application devices, and others. TDK focuses on demanding markets in the areas of information and communication technology and consumer, automotive and industrial electronics. The company has a network of design and manufacturing locations and sales offices in Asia, Europe, and in North and South America. In fiscal 2016, TDK posted total sales of USD 10.2 billion and employed about 92,000 people worldwide.

* The product portfolio includes ceramic, aluminum electrolytic and film capacitors, ferrites, inductors, high-frequency components such as surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter products and modules, piezo and protection components, and sensors.

About TDK-Lambda

TDK-Lambda Corporation, a group company of TDK Corporation, is a leading global power supply company providing highly reliable power supplies for industrial equipment worldwide. TDK-Lambda Corporation meets the various needs of customers with our entire range of activities, from research and development through to manufacturing, sales, and service with bases in five key areas, covering Japan, Europe, America, China, and Asia.

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Editorial Contact:

Tom Tillman, Director of Marketing
TDK-Lambda Americas Inc.
401 Mile of Cars Way, Suite 325
National City, CA 91950
Ph: 619-575-4400