CUI Partners with Digi-Key to Offer DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2 Power Supplies

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minnesota, USA - December 8, 2016

CUI and Digi-Key Electronics, a global electronic components distributor, have teamed up to offer their customers a robust portfolio of DoE Level VI and CoC Tier 2-compliant external AC-DC adapters.

On February 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) published a revision to its EISA 2007 external power supply (EPS) efficiency standard, increasing the minimum efficiency requirements as well as expanding the range of products applicable under the new standard. On February 10, 2016 this law, commonly referred to as DoE Level VI, went into effect. In Europe, the EU's proposed CoC Tier 2 directive, which is even more stringent, looks set to become mandatory Ecodesign rules in January 2018.

"Digi-Key continues to be committed to supporting our engineers and customers as they strive to keep their designs compliant with the latest regulations," said Tom Busher, VP, Global I P & E at Digi-Key. "CUI has taken a leadership role in addressing the increasing concerns for no-load and active mode power consumption of external adapters. We are honored to have worked closely with them to develop a variety of efficiency standard resources that will help keep customers informed, in addition to getting compliant products to market faster."

CoC Tier 2 and DoE Level VI resources available on the Digi-Key website include a Product Training Module (PTM), whitepaper and article.

For more information and to learn more about the EU’s upcoming CoC Tier 2 standard and the DoE's Level VI requirement, visit the Digi-Key website.

About Digi-Key Electronics

Digi-Key Electronics, headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minn., USA, is an authorized global, full-service distributor of electronic components, offering more than five million products, with over 1.3 million in stock and available for immediate shipment, from over 650 quality name-brand manufacturers. Digi-Key also offers a wide variety of online resources such as EDA and design tools, datasheets, reference designs, instructional articles and videos, multimedia libraries, and much more. Technical support is available 24/7 via email, phone and webchat. Additional information and access to Digi-Key’s broad product offering can be found by visiting