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For Immediate Release

January 26, 2007

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Johny Chen, Phihong
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Patricia Staino, BtB Marketing

Phihong's PSB05R Series,  5W Adapter with Universal Input Interchangeable Plugs

Worldwide adapter reduces manufacturing costs, simplifies inventory….

Phihong Develops 5W Adapter with Universal Input Interchangeable Plugs 

FREMONT, Calif. (January 26, 2007) — Phihong USA, the global leader in external power supplies, has developed a USB adapter with a series of interchangeable plugs.  Designated the PSB05R Series, the 5W adapter is available with four interchangeable clip adapter plugs for use in virtually any power outlet around the world.  The worldwide use allows a single part number to be used, simplifying inventory and approvals.

“The adapter and interchangeable clips allow manufacturers to develop and produce one top assembly piece, and then configure the clips depending on where the adapter will be distributed,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong.  “This enables OEMs to test and approve only one product design, which can then be used for distribution in any country in the world.”

The PSB05R Series adapter is ideal for applications involving wireless communications, peripherals, portable equipment, and networking.

The PSB05R Series adapter is available at a competitive cost; since only one top assembly part number is required, it reduces the OEM’s cost of stocking multiple finished items for various geographic destinations. Also, conventional fixed blade adapters require safety and EMC testing, approval and evaluation. By taking only one product through this process, as opposed to the typical four to five different versions, development time and cost is significantly reduced.

Measuring just 2.97 inches x 1.25 inches x 1.81 inches, and weighing only 2.16oz., the adapter features a USB socket and low leakage current.  The device is CEC-compliant and meets UL 94 Vo flammability.

The 5W adapter features a no-load power consumption of less than 0.3W at 240VAC, and a low leakage current of 20?A.  AC input voltage ranges from 90VAC to 240VAC with a DC output voltage of 5V.  The device has a maximum over-voltage protection of 8VDC. 

The adapters meet cUL/UL, TUV, SAA, CE, and C-Tick safety requirements.  Pricing for the PSB05R adapter is $9.48 each in quantities of 1,000. 

Phihong is the leading supplier of power and accessories to personal electronic, networking and home entertainment OEMs, supplying power, cradles, hands-free headsets, interface cables and virtually any accessory required for the personal electronic device. With global sales for 2007 expected to exceed $500 million, Phihong has engineering and manufacturing facilities in North and South America, Taiwan and mainland China. For more information contact Johny Chen, Phihong, 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538, or call (510) 445-0100, fax (510) 445-1678, email, or visit

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