Supplier Spotlight - RECOM | Symmetry Blog

Jul 13, 2018

Each week, we'll be showcasing one of our suppliers from our line card and what distinguishes them from the competition. This week's supplier is RECOM, a global provider of AC/DC and DC/DC converters, switching regulators and LED drivers.


Who is RECOM?

RECOM is a manufacturer of electronic power supply converters with over 30,000 compact modules for use in a wide variety of applications. RECOM specializes in AC/DC converters and DC/DC converters, switching regulators and LED drivers, all of which comply with international safety standards and carry the latest certifications. RECOM provides worldwide customer service with offices in Europe, North America and Asia, enabling the sales and support team to quickly offer worldwide technical support. Their global network of distributors ensures fast delivery times, and worldwide product availability.


How are they different?

Because it is rarely worthwhile for a company to develop their own DC/DC converters and regulators, it is common practice to purchase these parts as completed modules. RECOM sets the standard for converter modules across all segments of the electronics industry, including industrial automation, transportation engineering, telecommunications, data technology, measurement technology, and medical electronics. The advantages of using their modules are advantageous even for very large production runs, particularly in view of the stringent international standards that apply nowadays. When it comes to power conversion, RECOM has always been very attentive to their customers’ needs and wishes, and have invested millions over the past decade in product development, growing their quality assurance lab, and expanding the scope of their worldwide distribution activities. They are close to their customers’ production facilities around the globe, offering the most reliable products available on today’s market with top-notch support and competitive prices. 


What are their most popular products?

RECOM offers the largest selection of converters on the market, including DC/DC and AC/DC converters in all output powers up to 960W watts; plus a broad range of switching regulators and LED drivers. Some of their innovative solutions such as the R-78 switching regulator have long since become industry standards. If you need a tailored solution, their product engineers will be more than happy to help and support you.


AC/DC Converters

AC/DC-Power Supplies provide DC-Voltage to generations of electronic designs. Since the introduction of the EuP-Directive (energy saving products) in January 2010 the focus is on high efficiency. Particularly electronic devices with a standby- function require a small power supply to meet this directive. The modules of our AC-family provide 1 to 960 Watts power. They feature a high packing density, low no-load current and have an MTBF guaranteeing 40 years of continuous operation.


DC/DC Converters

As one of the pioneers in this market RECOM cover the power range from 0.25- 240 Watts - with highly specified and reliable products. Whether regulated or unregulated, isolated to 10kVDC, or laid out for extremely high ambient temperatures of +100°C - RECOM offers a suitable converter for every application. The selection of size or function is extremely wide - so that they are set up to assist you in this process.


Switching Regulators

The perfect substitute for inefficient linear supplies, the R-78 back in 2005 enabled the replacement of inefficient linear supplies with a converter that features 97% efficiency, thereby obsoleting the use of a heat-sink. Being also pin-compatible it was easy to integrate into already existing designs.

RECOM’s R-78S evaluation board allows engineers to effortlessly test the functionality of the R-78S switching regulator, which boosts a AA battery or external supply voltage to 3.3V for low power IoT applications. The evaluation board is equipped with several jumper headers to measure input and output current and voltage - allowing typical battery lifetime calculations in both active and standby mode.


Looking to integrate RECOM products with your design? Our Applications Engineers offer free design and technical help for your latest designs. Contact us today!




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