Integral, Removable Power Supply
Original Publication Date: 1983-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
The increasing use of switching power supplies has created some unique problems and possibilities. More primary voltage components, high levels of DC voltage, increased radiated noise, increased efficiency, less volume, lower weight, and design flexibility are some of the new aspects of switching power supplies. These permit alternate new ways of packaging the machine power supply. The drawing shows a power supply enclosed in covers that mate with machine covers to form a business machine having a continuous outline. Although switching power supplies are of primary interest, linear supplies can be used in this application if the various problems can be solved, most notably the excess heat generated by such supplies.