It’s time to digitize power supplies to make them smart enough to work with multiple devices and draw just the power electronics need, according to Green Plug.
Green Plug on Wednesday at the Consumer Electronics Show introduced its Green Power Process, which it said will be available in the second quarter this year.
A concept design of a universal power supply which would optimize power delivery to multiple electronic gadgets.
(Credit: Green Plug)
The Green Power Processor is a chip designed for digital power supplies, which are meant to be more versatile and efficient than existing analog power adapters.
When built into a power supply, the processor can detect how much voltage and power a gadget, such as a PC or TV, needs from the grid. That allows electronics to use less energy overall than analog power suppliers and eliminate stand-by or vampire power.
Green Plug is marketing this processor to power supply manufacturers as a way to improve energy efficiency. Power adapters, or supplies, convert alternating current from the grid to the direct current that electronics use.
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