Acme Electric is an electrical engineering and manufacturing company that specializes in making a variety of electrical equipment, including transformers, power supplies, and custom power solutions. Control System Labs can repair Acme Electric units, and we've completed quite a few in the power supply category. Some common failures in power supplies include:
- Overloading: When the power supply is asked to deliver more current than it is designed for, it can fail.
- Short Circuit: A short circuit in the output of the power supply can cause it to fail.
- Overheating: Overheating can cause damage to the internal components of the power supply, leading to failure.
- Voltage Spike: A sudden increase in voltage can cause a power supply to fail.
- Electromagnetic Interference (EMI): EMI can cause power supplies to malfunction and eventually fail.
- Aging: Over time, components in the power supply may wear out, causing it to fail.
- Poor Quality Components: Using low-quality components in the power supply can increase the likelihood of failure.