In this Issue:

  -  EPSMA Celebrates 20th birthday!

  -  AGM and November Management      Committee meeting

  -  Technical Committee update

  -  Website update

  -  CENELEC standards info being      circulated to members

  -  PSMA standards and energy      efficiency database summaries      being circulated to members

Members’ newsletter Autumn 2016

Notes from the Secretariat

Welcome to the Autumn 2016 edition of the EPSMA newsletter.

This year the EPSMA celebrates its 20th full year of existence and is stronger than ever with 23 full members, 3 associates and a queue of companies interested in joining. With renewed connections to CENELEC and our sister organisation the PSMA, the EPSMA is set to become a more effective influence in the European Community providing technical guidance to industry and standards makers while representing the interests of member companies.

Please keep a flow of marketing information about your products, news and vacancies coming to the secretariat for placement on the website. It’s free!
Also remember we have a ’Linkedin’ forum for members to use and a data base of UL non-conformances for members to log their observations. Contact the secretariat for more details


  Upcoming events:

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  -  SPS IPC drives Nuremberg 22/23/24      Nov

  - Analog Power Supply Design Seminar     Garching 22 - 24 Nov

  - ECPE Workshop: Thermal and     Reliability Modelling and Simulation     of Power Electronics Components     and Systems. Fuerth Nuremberg Nov     30th -Dec 1st

  - E|DPC 2016 - The 6th International     Electric Drives Production     Conference Nuremberg Nov 30th -
    Dec 1st

  - Power MEMS 2016 Dec 6-9 Paris

  - Digital Power Supply Design     workshop Garching 6-9 Dec

  - ECPE Workshop: Model Predictive     Control in Power Electronics -     Expectations and Applications Dec 7     - 8 Nuremberg

  - 2016 IEEE International Conference     on Power Electronics, Drives and     Energy Systems (PEDES) Dec 14 - 17     India

  - University of Nottingham - PEMC     Group Conference
    Nottingham UK 20 Dec

  - APEC 2017 March 26 - 30 Tampa     Florida

  - 2nd IEEE International Conference     on DC Microgrids (June 27-29, 2017     Nürnberg, Germany)

AGM and November management committee meeting

Hosted at Puls HQ in Munich during Electronica week, the AGM was very well attended with new members and new faces from existing members.

Manfred Schlenk was elected Vice President in place of Paul Lee and Paul Lee was elected to the vacant post of treasurer.

A small surplus was reported for the financial year and the budget for 2016/2107 shows an increased surplus.

An interesting presentation was given by Bernd Wunder of the Fraunhofer Institut titled:  From Past to the Future IoT-Trends for modern Power Supplies”. A copy is in the members area of the website along with the meeting minutes.

Next MC meeting will be at Delta offices in Hoofddorp, the Netherlands on the 8th February. Details will be circulated nearer the date.

Technical Committee  

The TC met before the AGM and reported progress on updating the EPSMA documents CE Marking Guidance for Power Supplies and Harmonic Current Emissions - Guide from the EPSMA November 2010. (‘PFC Guide’).

The effects of upcoming standard EN61204-7 were discussed and the potential implication to the power industry of multiple standards applying to products with the extra certification costs involved.

Meeting minutes are in the website members area

Website Update

The website continues to enlarge with more member announcements and information and links in the members area to industry news, presentations and standards information.

EPSMA CENELEC liaison organisation status

Information about changes to provisional CENELEC technical committee documents relevant to the power industry are starting to come through weekly. The secretariat will summarise these and send a monthly email alert out to members.

PSMA Global Standards committee and Energy Efficiency database

The first summary of information received at the secretariat about PSMA standards monitoring has been distributed to members. This will continue monthly. Any EPSMA members wishing to contribute to the standards committee should contact the PSMA or the EPSMA secretariat.

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