Faculty Advisor

McNeill, John A

Faculty Advisor

Wyglinski, Alexander

Abstract

This report presents a design for an efficient AC adapter that uses 85% less power than conventional adapters when idle, for an additional cost of only $1.21. The design exceeds the team's initial targets of 75% increased power efficiency at a cost of $1.30. The team logically derived the final polling design from three initially proposed solutions. This project addresses the inefficiencies of modern AC adapters, whose increased utilization has become an increasing detriment to both economy and environment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2008

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Advisor Department

ECE

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