Phihong Releases A New Energy-Efficient 18W Medical Grade Wall Plug Adapter

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2016

For more information contact:

Allen Tsao, Phihong USA

(510) 445-0100

Christine Stieglitz, BtB Marketing

(919) 872-8172

Phihong Releases A New Energy-Efficient 18W Medical Grade Wall Plug Adapter

UL-approved & compliant with several of the IEC’s international standards for medical electronics, the new PMA18A-120PHW adapters are designed for Type BF medical applications, including: CPAP & BiPAP machines, medical imaging equipment, nebulizers, & blood pressure monitors

Fremont, CA (October 25, 2016)

FREMONT, CA (October 25, 2016) – Phihong, a leading global supplier of OEM power solutions, has released a new energy-efficient 18W medical grade wall-plug adapter designed for use in minimally invasive, bodily floating (Type BF) medical applied parts that have conductive, medium-term, or long-term contact with patients, including: continuous and bi-level positive airway pressure (CPAP and BiPAP) machines, medical imaging equipment, nebulizers, and blood pressure monitors. A limited power source (LPS) with output leakage of <100μA at 264VAC/50Hz, Phihong’s new 18W medical wall-plug adapter is rated for 110 to 240VAC input and 12VDC output.

Designated the PMA18A-120PHW, the new adapter is compliant with UL 60601-1 and several international standards for the safety and effectiveness of medical electrical equipment published by the International Electromechanical Commission (IEC), including: IEC60601-1-2 Ed4 2014, which addresses electromagnetic disturbances, requirements, and tests, and IEC60601-1:2005+A:2012 2xMOPP, which regulates means of patient protection, ensuring a minimum of 4,000VAC isolation, 8mm creepage, and double insulation. The 18W medical grade wall-plug adapter is also compliant with the latest US Department of Energy (DOE) Level VI energy efficiency standards.

“The combination of IEC medical safety approvals and 2xMOPP designation has become a benchmark for the commercialization of medical equipment in many countries. So, the fact that our new 18W adapter is compliant with both, in addition to UL standards, simplifies medical end-product qualifications, saving our OEM customers a significant amount of time and money,” said Keith Hopwood, vice president of marketing for Phihong USA.

The 18W PMA18A-120PHW medical grade wall-plug adapter features built-in over voltage, over-current, short-circuit, over-temperature, and brown-in and brownout protections. Each adapter measures 43.2mm (1.7”) x 82mm (3.23”) x 30mm (1.18”) [L x W x H], and has a 5.5mm x 2.1mm x 10mm fork-and-groove DC plug with an inner (+V) and outer GND(-) plug pin assignment. Allowable operating temperatures for the adapter span 10ºC to +40ºC with up to 95% relative humidity. Pricing in OEM quantities of 100+ starts at $16.20, and samples will be available Q4 2016 at Phihong distributors.

For more information about Phihong’s new PMA18A-120PHW 18W medical grade wall-plug adapter, 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 medical, 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.