Small form factor power supply for powering electronics appliances

  • US 6,172,884 B1
  • Filed: 05/12/1999
  • Issued: 01/09/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/26/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A power supply which is programmable for providing DC power to a selected one of a plurality of electronic appliances, each of the plurality of electronic appliances being adapted for receiving DC power to meet an input power requirement associated with the electronic appliance of at least one of an input current and an input voltage, the power supply comprising:

  • an input circuit for receiving input power from a power source;

    an output circuit adapted for coupling to the selected electronic appliance at an output connection terminal for transmitting power to the selected electronic appliance; and

    a power conversion circuit for providing output power at the input current or the input voltage of the input power requirement associated with the selected electronic appliance in response to a detection of a programming signal received at the output connection terminal to substantially meet the input power requirement associated with the selected appliance.

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