The RECOM group is a power supply manufacturer from Austria with over 40 years of experience in developing and manufacturing the latest converter technology in a power range from 0.25W to 960W.
Today, RECOM offers the largest selection of DC/DC converters and AC/DC power supplies on the market plus a broad range of switching regulators and LED drivers, all of which comply to international safety standards and carry the latest certifications. These products are successful in all areas of electronics - from industrial automation and energy technology over e-mobility, measurement and railway technology to medical electronics and the Internet of Things.
The three main pillars of RECOM’s success are the state-of-the-art products, the reliable customer support and above all the qualified distribution. This allows customers to source the high-quality RECOM power modules from renowned distribution and catalogue partners all over the globe with samples in small volumes available in under 48 hours.
Highly efficient at light and full load
The infrastructural world of IoT systems, Industry 4.0, smart homes and offices require embedded sensors, actuators and radio communication to always be running 24/7. This creates a need for energy efficient, compact, reliable and economical AC/DC modules facilitating smooth PCB integration.
The perfect substitute for inefficient linear supplies
The R-78E Switching Regulator Module is a 0.5 amp single output DC/DC converter, that provides a low-cost option for designers requiring high efficiency, wide voltage input range and accurate output voltage regulation. It features input voltage of 6VDC to 28VDC and 95% efficiency with output voltage of 3.3, 5, 9, 12, or 15V at 500mA. The device is housed in a compact SIP3, TO-220 compatible package.
1 Watt SMD converter with single & dual outputs
The R1S and R1D converters are typically used in general purpose and industrial low power isolation and
voltage matching applications where an SMD converter is required. The converter series feature an extended ambient operating temperature range of -40°C to +100°C without derating and optional continuous short circuit protection.
R-78S series extends battery lifetimes to the “last gasp”
The R-78S is a DC/DC boost converter designed to run from single cell batteries, generating a stable 3.3 V output to power microprocessors, WLAN/Bluetooth modules and IoT systems. The battery lifetimes can be extended until the "last gasp" as the converters accept an input down to 0.65V.
High-grade and Cost-effective medical DC/DC Converters
The REM1, REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical grade regulated DC/DC converters feature 250VAC working voltage, up to 5kVAC/1 minute reinforced isolation and low 2µA leakage. An optional external control pin brings standby consumption down to only 12.5mW.
The REM1, REM2, REM3.5E, REM5E and REM6E series feature reinforced 250VAC continuous working isolation with >8mm creepage/clearance providing 2 x MOPP. These converters offer all key features required for critical medical applications, while keeping the cost of these modular solutions down. They are available with pins as well as SMD. The REM3, REM6 and REM10 medical grade regulated DC/DC converters feature 250VAC working voltage, up to 5kVAC/1 minute reinforced isolation and low 2µA leakage. An optional external control pin brings standby consumption down to only 12.5mW.
The reliable REM15-W, REM20-W and REM30-W series offer well balanced specifications for critical medical applications, while guaranteeing far-reaching compatibility with their extra-wide 4:1 input voltage range at compact case sizes of only 1.6”x1” and 2”x1”.
1W DC/DC converters at unmatched low prices
RECOM offers the RFB, RFM and RFMM commodity DC/DC converters for cost sensitive applications at unmatched low prices. Efficient manufacturing facilities combined with high volume production enable RECOM to continuously reduce cost while making no compromise on quality, and therefore directly transferring the cost advantage to the customer.
The RACM550 Series is designed to support up to 300 Watt continuous output power without fan cooling. The compact 3”x 5” baseplate design enables direct heat dissipation through metal housings in the application. Up to 550 watts are available to drive dynamic loads for several seconds of peak power or with forced air for even longer time frames. A smart fan output is on board as standard as well as a 5V/1A VSB output for applications with housekeeping circuits and on/off control. A wide input range of 80 to 264VAC, up to 5000m operating altitude and international safety agency certifications make the series worldwide compliant for medical 2 MOPP, household and industrial ITE applications.
Easy EMC compliance by using line inductors for RECOM DC/DC converters
RECOM now offers its RLS series of inductors which have been pre-tested and matched with RECOM converters. Many other manufacturers only test for conducted noise because it can be measured without needing an expensive EMC chamber, but when test house approval is required, designs can fail EMC due to radiated noise. With RECOM's solution, the customer can be confident that they can pass both conducted and radiated EMC tests. customer can be confident that they can pass both conducted and radiated EMC tests.
Easy EMC compliance by using line inductors for RECOM DC/DC converters
RECOM now offers its RLS series of inductors which have been pre-tested and matched with RECOM converters. Many other manufacturers only test for conducted noise because it can be measured without needing an expensive EMC chamber, but when test house approval is required, designs can fail EMC due to radiated noise. With RECOM's solution, the customer can be confident that they can pass both conducted and radiated EMC tests.
12W modules operate with 90% efficiency and up to +88°C ambient at full load
Their 5:1 input voltage range of 36-160VDC (185VDC for 1s) allows for all-in-one solutions for 48V, 72V, 96V and 110VDC railway systems. They are ideal for ideal for many harsh railway and industrial applications such as powering IoT sensors, battery management systems or electric fork-lift trucks.
for on-board and trackside railway applications
for Smart Homes & Smart Offices
for Gate Drivers
for Industrial and Electro-Mobility Applications
Over the years, RECOM has expanded its portfolio of DC/DC converters for the railway industry from 8W up to 240W and is now able to offer one of the market’s broadest portfolios of EN50155 certified products.
The RP and RPA series of regulated DC/DC converters are specially designed for railway applications with 4:1 wide input voltage ranges to cover the standard supply voltages from 24VDC up to 110VDC. The railway converters are EN50155 certified and with CE mark for use in the demanding rolling stock environment as well as in harsh industrial and trackside applications.
With an efficiency of up to 93%, cooling by natural convection is typically all that is needed to achieve Tx operating temperatures, but pre-mounted heatsinks are also available if required. Railway-certified series start at 8W in an SMD case and go up to 240W half-brick, offering an impressive power density of up to 4.5W/cm³.
RECOM’s energy-efficient AC/DC and DC/DC converters live up to the Industry 4.0 and IoT challenges and offer high efficiency at both light load and full load at affordable prices.
The Internet of Things (IoT) covers many separate concepts, but they share the following common features: distributed intelligence, multiple interconnected sensors/actuators and decentralized control. In practice, IoT means that certain spaces, environments or objects can be made “smart” by incorporating sensors that can communicate to make them behave intelligently. Not every power supply is suitable for an IoT application. They must be space-saving, reliable, highly efficient at both low load and full load, and above all they must be affordable as they will be as common as the sensors, processors and actuators that they supply.
For all these requirements, RECOM offers a variety of suitable products: Highly efficient, low standby consumption AC/DC power supplies that can be used in a smart office with hundreds of intelligent sensor nodes, low cost isolated DC/DC power supplies for multiple input channels and a very low input voltage boost converter to generate a reliable power supply from a single battery cell.
Keep your BoM under control, and save development time! Modular converters were always considered to be more expensive than discrete solutions. However, with the commissioning of its own SMT factory, RECOM is able to offer select converter series at very attractive prices.
With economy of scale, RECOM is able to provide significant cost savings compared to similar products without compromising quality. Whether on-board or off-board AC/DC, regulated or unregulated DC/DC converters, and switching regulators, RECOM’s portfolio offers low-cost solutions for most applications.
Unexpected problems, such as component tolerances, testing failures and EMC issues possible with discrete designs can lead to troublesome delays and re-design costs. Complete, pre-tested, pre-certified modules not only save on development time but also reduce manufacturing complications and simplify the final certification process. With fewer components to manage, procurement teams also benefit from a single modular, low-cost solution.
To meet the emerging demands of smart building applications, RECOM extends its existing low-power RAC series with new household certified AC/DC converters at lower cost.
Intelligently networked smart homes and smart offices often require control systems with many low power nodes, actuators and sensors that are “always on”. RECOM’s low cost AC/DC power supplies were specially designed to power smart building infrastructure 24/7 with very low standby power consumption (as low as 35mW), extra-wide input voltage range and full household (IEC/EN60335-1), CE (LVD+EMC+RoHS2) and industrial safety certifications (IEC/EN/UL60950).
They offer compact sizes for easy installation both on- or off-board and deliver reliable, regulated, short-circuit and overload-protected local DC power with reinforced isolation to run smart building automation applications.
The simplest (functional) isolation of a DC/DC converter can withstand 1kVDC for one second, however
this is often not sufficient for high-side gate drivers. RECOM combines the required high insulation
voltage, asymmetric output voltages, and low isolation capacitance into one simple DC/DC module.
High side inverters are often floated a few hundred volts with an opto-isolated PWM control, so the gate drivers need an isolated power supply. This isolated supply is typically +15/-9V for IGBT, +20/-5V for SiC (+15/-3V for 2nd Gen. devices) or +6V and +9V for GaN. A typical DC/DC isolation voltage would be at least twice the working voltage, but the high ambient temperature and fast switching edges generated by these high-power transistors additionally stress the insulation barrier.
Whether IGBT, SiC MOSFET or GaN HEMT, RECOM has the matching DC/DC converter module, featuring the required asymmetric output voltages, high insulation voltage and low isolation capacitance. The R-REF01-HB reference design can be used to compare the real-life performance of various high power switching technologies.
RECOM’s R-78 series is the original non-isolated, high-efficiency switching regulator, designed as a pin compatible drop- in replacement for LM78 linear regulators - no heatsink required! RECOM's R-78 series switching regulator modules offer all the advantages of a switching regulator - high efficiency, wide input voltage range, accurate output voltage regulation - with a low cost for production quantities.
The R-78 series offers a risk-free, pre-tested solution that makes designing a switching regulator circuit redundant. The R-78 series meets all of the most commonly requested specifications yet makes no compromise when it comes to quality and reliability as it is guaranteed with a full 3-Year warranty from RECOM.
RECOM offers a range of PCB mounted DC/DC converters for 12V, 24V, 28V, 36V, 48V, 72V, 96V or 110V battery-powered applications.
The RP and RPA series of board-mounting DC/DC converters are available from 30W to 240W with a power density up to 4.5W/cm³ - one of the highest currently available on the market. They use planar transformers to reduce the converter size without compromising on efficiency or output power, a construction method that also supports a fully automated production process which makes them extremely reliable and cost-effective. These series are used in many space- constrained industrial, test-and-measurement, transport, railway and other demanding applications that require a 4:1 input voltage range; the RPA100H-RUW and RPA200H-RUW even offers an exceptional 10:1 input voltage range.