ZETTLER Magnetics develops UVC LED Drivers for UVC Sanitizing Solutions

Product Spotlight, July 2020.

Driven by the global COVID-19 pandemic, demand for home and industrial appliances with sanitizing functions, such as air purifiers, UV lights, and embedded sanitizing devices for dish washers or washing machines has increased rapidly.

Due to new international regulations of the Minamata Convention, traditional UV sanitizing solutions using mercury-based UV tubes are in the process of being discontinued.

A new generation of UVC LEDs are the leading replacement technology, offering the necessary performance and cost benefits the industry demands. With appropriate power and duration of light exposure, the DNA/RNA of any virus or bacteria will be destroyed. In fact, tests have demonstrated that UVC can effectively kill the Covid-19 virus.

ZETTLER Magnetics has developed a complete UVC LED embedded solution for home appliance manufacturers. The solution includes the necessary driver/controller circuitry, transformer and enclosure for the module to be easily embedded into any appliance.

ZETTLER Magnetics UVC LED Module for  UVC Sanitizing SolutionsSolution features and benefits:

  • UVC 275nm type, 2mW-20mW light power
  • Embedded MCU, providing multiple I/O and A/D ports
  • Design flexibility, from driver component to complete module design
  • Capability to withstand 1.6MPa water pressure

ZETTLER Magnetics expands global manufacturing footprint with Vietnam factory

ZETTLER Magnetics is pleased to announce the operational launch of its new wholly owned manufacturing facility in Vietnam.

Southern Vietnam is rapidly becoming an important manufacturing hub within Asia and is the ideal location for ZETTLER Group to continue its strategic plans for global growth and geographic diversification.

The initial product lines to be manufactured at the Vietnam facility will be our wide range of Linear Transformers. Additional product groups will be identified in subsequent steps as we keep expanding the scope and size of this operation.

Located in the Long An Province of Ho Chi Minh City, ZETTLER Vietnam aims to replicate the tremendous success and growth of ZETTLER’s primary manufacturing facility situated in Xiamen, China.
With over 20,000 square feet of expandable manufacturing space, ZETTLER Vietnam is fully ISO9001 and UL Certified.

ZETTLER Group and Digi-Key Electronics partner in new Distribution Relationship

Starting in May 2020, ZETTLER Group North America’s three product divisions have entered a long-term supplier relationship with Digi-Key Electronics, a highly recognized global industry leader in electronics components distribution.
ZETTLER’s product lines include electromechanical relays (American ZETTLER, Inc.), LCD TFT display solutions (AZ Displays, Inc.) and transformer/magnetic components (ZETTLER Magnetics, Inc.).

Each of ZETTLER’s product divisions will have a variety of their most important component lines represented on Digi-Key’s highly user-friendly digital search engines. All products are available for immediate purchase through Digi-Key’s top-rated transactional website infrastructure. Products range from power relays for many different applications, to IPS color TFT displays to AC/DC power modules and power transformers across a variety of electrical parameters. Applications and industries span across HVAC-R, Automotive, Solar, EV-Charging, Smart Energy, Building Automation, Industrial, Medical, LED Lighting, Energy Distribution & Management, Telecom and many more.

Like Digi-Key Electronics, ZETTLER has long been known for technical innovation, product quality and service in support of customers seeking reliable component solutions. As globally recognized brands, Digi-Key and ZETTLER both share in the idea of offering engineers and product designers immediate access to a vast array of well stocked product offerings through an easy-to-access, engineering friendly digital environment.
The combination of ZETTLER products with Digi-Key’s powerful presence in the digital space, along with its impeccable track record in product availability and on-time delivery, will make this partnership a formidable force in the marketplace.

ZETTLER Group North America Company Relocation.

ZETTLER Group North America is pleased to announce that we will be moving operations to below address in Vista, California.
This includes all North American ZETTLER Group Divisions:

American ZETTLER, Inc.
ZETTLER Magnetics, Inc.
ZETTLER Controls, Inc.
AZ Displays, Inc.
ZETTLER Integrated Solutions, Inc.

2410 Birch Street
Vista, CA 92081 USA

Phone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.

For more contact information, please visit https://www.zettlerusa.com/contact-us/

Our existing office in Aliso Viejo, CA will cease operations on March 13th, 2020 and we will resume on March 16th, 2020 from our new office in Vista, CA.

Please direct all correspondence and shipments to the new Vista address going forward.

If you have any questions concerning our new location, please feel free to reach out to us.

Yours sincerely,

Max Moegling
Vice President, Finance and Administration
ZETTLER Group

Electronic Components for 480VAC Applications (Part1/2).

Application Spotlight, February 2020.

In North America, 480VAC 3-phase is the most common power system found in industrial facilities, directly used to power electric motors or heavy loads such as resistive heating (boilers) and rectifiers, where high power DC is needed (data centers, battery charging). It is increasingly common for moderate to large commercial facilities like office buildings or campuses to run 480V 3 phase applications. From this multi-phase power system, 480V single phase circuits can also be used for lighting or building management applications.

Higher voltages mean lower current and less copper (great for the heavy loads) but it also means greater spaces between conductors and harder to find components. In Part 1 of this application spotlight, we explore components from ZETTLER Magnetics used in the conversion of 480VAC to lower voltages. For stepping down 480VAC to lower AC voltages like 24VAC commonly used in controls & automation, Zettler Magnetics offers a range of standard and custom linear 50/60Hz transformers including:

PCB mount transformers Chassis mount Class 2 transformers

For conversion to low voltage DC, typically in the range of 5 to 24VDC, ZETTLER Magnetics also offers:

Custom ferrite transformers for those designing their own switch-mode power supplies (Coming soon) AC-DC SMPS module with an ultrawide 100-480VAC input

Contact Us with your requirements and look out for Part 2 of this spotlight series where we explore electromechanical switches from ZETTLER capable of switching 480VAC circuits.

Flyback transformer from ZETTLER Magnetics for use in power tools.

According to a recent MarketsandMarkets report, the worldwide market for power tools is estimated to reach USD 41.7 billion in 2024 with a CAGR of 5.5%. Growing adoption of cordless power tools, rising demand for fastening tools in industrial environments, and growing construction industry in emerging economies are the key factors driving the growth of the power tools market.

Currently, drilling, fastening and screwdriving  tools hold the largest market share in the power tools market, and a similar trend is likely to continue during the forecast period. Within that segment residential and “Do-it-yourself” applications are  expanding strongly, driving demand for compact, and easy-to-handle products with robust performance. For manufacturers, this creates challenges in designing ergonomic, lightweight and easy-to-handle power tool products.

A leading power tool manufacturer needed an extremely compact flyback transformer in SMT construction for its next generation cordless charger. To ensure stable load regulation, the transformer required very low leakage inductance. In cooperation with the customer, ZETTLER Magnetics’ engineers were able to develop a transformer solution that meets these specifications in a small size, as well as in compliance with EMC regulations. Customized solutions at competitive prices are at the center of ZETTLER Magnetics’ commercial and engineering philosophy.

Please Contact Us For more information about similar applications and custom solutions, as well as about the comprehensive products from ZETTLER Magnetics.

Join ZETTLER Group on October 15th in Anaheim at the Future Electronics Tech Day!

Location: DoubleTree
Suites by Hilton Anaheim Resort – Convention Center, 2085 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92802

Event Date: Tuesday
October 15, 2019

RSVP: Register by Tuesday October 8, 2019

Join Zettler Group for this Free Event

Future Electronics invites you to attend the most advanced hands-on technical learning event in the region. This is a unique opportunity to gain exposure to new technology as you interact with over 50 of the industry’s top suppliers at the Technology Expo event. You can also choose to spend time in the classroom with deep-dive technical training taught by key technologists. Choose your own classes and customize your learning to your training needs.

Event Overview

Future Electronics is bringing together the largest group of leading technologists, from the industry’s top suppliers, to help you connect and learn about the latest technologies, tools, and services. The Technology Expo event will be open all day starting at 8:30am. We are offering 24 classes throughout the day ranging from the latest in edge computing, wireless, sensing, security, artificial intelligence, high performance analog, power, signal chain, connectors, IoT, and much more. We will be providing breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day

Zettler Group

The Zettler Group will be exhibiting our latest product and service offerings for relays, magnetics, and customized LCD solutions. Meet our technical sales team and learn more about our products and latest offerings.

Zettler Magnetics High Frequency Switching Transformers in 3 phase EV Charging Systems.

Application Spotlight September 2019

Zettler Magnetics develops a high-frequency transformer for e-mobility market

The expansion of the electromobility market has provided consumers with choice in EV cars ranging in battery size and range.  Vehicles with larger battery sizes like the Tesla Model S provide users with over 300 miles of range, meaning a single charge can last an entire week for most users.  Other vehicles like the Nissan Leaf or Hyundai Ioniq provide less than half the range and charge times meaning some users could expect more frequent charges. When limited to 7kW single phase charging systems, the longer charge times force users to carefully manage their charging and travel times.The availability of 3 phase EV supply equipment (EVSE) simplifies the user experience by providing faster charge times ranging from roughly half the charge time for a 11kW EVSE to a third of the charge time for a 22kW EVSE.

high-frequency transformerA leading manufacturer in charging infrastructure approached ZETTLER Magnetics in need of a high-frequency transformer for its internal switch mode power supply (SMPS). The challenge for the engineers at ZETTLER was to develop a high-efficiency switching transformer for high input voltages up to 400VAC in a new 3-phase EV charging cable. ZETTLER Magnetics met these challenges with a custom designed high frequency switching transformer, providing for the smallest possible space while also complying with common UL and IEC61558 standards.

ZETTLER Magnetics manufactures more than 40 million switching transformers each year to support a diverse range of applications from washing machines and kitchen appliances to Lighting and IoT. Please contact us with any of your switching transformer needs and/or visit the ZETTLER Magnetics website www.zettlermagnetics.com for further details.

ZETTLER Magnetics Inc. is not affiliated with or endorses any of the electric vehicle brands/models mentioned above, and makes no representations whatsoever to their performance parameters or on-road performance.Their mention in this application spotlight is purely for educational purposes.

ZETTLER’s AHI transformers selected for use in food processing equipment

Zettler AHI transformers selected for use in food processing equipmentWhen designing electrical equipment for international markets, engineers are forced to consider the requirements of a seemingly growing number of countries. If equipment is connected to the electrical grid, this includes additional safety requirements to isolate and protect people and property from dangerous voltage levels.

For designers in need of linear Class 2 transformers, Zettler offers a robust line of international power transformers with an industry leading 4200Vrms isolation rating.  A leading US appliance manufacturer recently chose Zettler Magnetics’ AHI01024 transformer for one of their products supplied globally. The appliance was designed for a commercial kitchen environment, meeting the high standards and daily routine of a busy restaurant.

Zettler Magnetics AHI01024 50/60Hz isolation transformerThe Zettler AHI series of laminated PCB transformers offer 115V or 230V input capability in 2.5VA, 5VA and 10VA configurations with outputs ranging from 5VAC to 36VAC.  They are UL Class 2 recognized, constructed with a UL Class B (130°C) insulation system, and conform to IEC/EN61558-1.  Custom options are also available.

Please contact us with any of your transformers needs and/or visit the Zettler Magnetics website for further details.

Customized Transformer Solutions by Zettler Magnetics for Household Appliances.

High Frequency Ferrite Transformers are a major component of switching power supplies, and choosing the right product configuration is a key element in any power supply design.

ZETTLER Magnetics’ proven formula of close customer engagements focused on individual design requirements, combined with highly cost-effective manufacturing automation is perfectly suited for many industry applications.

Customized Transformer Solutions by Zettler Magnetics in Household AppliancesApplication example: Household Appliances

Recently, an industry-leading home appliance manufacturer asked Zettler Magnetics to design a 2.6W switching power supply transformer with a wide input voltage range that meets several critical requirements including: electromagnetic interference performance to achieve EN55022, pass 85/85 temperature and humidity testing to meet IEC61558, and meet IEC60335 electrical performance and structural insulation requirements.

Zettler Magnetics XM-E16187 power supply transformer.A team of Zettler Magnetics engineers custom-designed a transformer by performing double-layer shielding of the inner and outer layers, while using minimalist skeleton design.

The tailor-made transformer met the customer required design parameters, simplified materials during the design process, while also optimizing the electrical performance of the product, and enabling fully automated high-volume production.

 
Zettler Magnetics produces more than 40 million transformers per year and has power supplies ranging from more than 50 different form factors to 1W to 1KW. To support a wide range of applications from washing machines and kitchen appliances to lighting and the Internet of Things.