Phihong Releases New 15W Power Adapters with USB Type-C Connectors

For Immediate Release

April 06, 2016

For more information contact:

Allen Tsao, Phihong USA

(510) 445-0100

Christine Stieglitz, BtB Marketing

(919) 872-8172

Phihong Releases New 15W Power Adapters with USB Type-C Connectors

The new AQ15 Series USB adapters provide convenient, efficient charging solutions for a wide range of consumer electronics applications, including: smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and networking devices

Fremont, CA (April 06, 2016) — Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has introduced a new 15W USB power adapter that provides convenient and efficient charging solutions for a wide variety of mobile electronic devices and peripherals, including smartphones, tablets, notebook computers, monitors, and networking devices. The new AQ15 Series 15W USB wall-plug adapters feature USB Type-C DC output connectors, are backwards compatible with devices that utilize previous USB standards, and allow users to plug the cable receptacle in whichever way they would like, eliminating frustrating connection attempts.

“Phihong’s new AQ15 Series 15W USB wall-plug power adapters provide high-efficiency charging solutions that — thanks to their USB Type-C connector— are compatible with most portable devices on the market,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA. “The series is also available with both North American and European prongs to further enhance device compatibility and convenience.”

Compliant with both US Department of Energy (DOE) Level VI and European Union Code of Conduct (CoC) V5 Tier 2 energy efficiency standards, AQ15 Series USB adapters deliver 15W output power and 5V output voltage, are rated for 3A current and AC inputs spanning 100V to 240V, and feature a low maximum leakage current of 20μA. Available in two different versions to suit both North American and European input voltages and power outlets, the adapters are also certified to IEC/EN/UL 60950, CB, CE, and cULus safety specifications, and have built-in over-voltage and short-circuit protections. Operating temperatures for the series span 0˚C to +40˚C, and allowable humidity spans 0–90%.

AQ15 Series USB power adapters measure 68.1mm x 40mm x 23.3mm (2.68” x 1.57” x 0.92”) and weigh 55g (1.94oz). North American versions of the series are available in both black and white plastic housings; European versions feature black plastic housings. Pricing for single-unit quantities starts at $16.38, and samples of the AQ15 Series are currently available at Phihong distributors.

For more information about Phihong’s new AQ15 Series 15W USB wall-plug adapter series with USB Type-C connectors, please visit to access the product datasheet. For all other inquiries, please visit, email, call (510) 445-0100, or write to Phihong USA at 47800 Fremont Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.

About Phihong

Phihong is a global leader in the development of world-class power solutions, with annual revenue of $500 Million. A leading supplier of power adapters, power supplies, LED drivers, lighting controllers, and Power over Ethernet products, Phihong proudly serves OEMs in the datacom, telecom, personal electronics, industrial, networking, and lighting markets, and has a truly global reach, with design labs, manufacturing facilities, and sales support centers in California, New York, The Netherlands, China, Japan, and Taiwan.