Coutant, XP in power stand-off

Coutant, XP in power stand-off
Richard Wilson A shoot-out in the configurable power supply market is threatening. Market leader Coutant Lambda is launching a low power product, while smaller challenger XP claims to have doubled its sales of configurable supplies in the last year. Coutant is planning a product announcement next month, which will see the manufacturer extending its Alpha range of customisable multi-output 400W and 600W AC/DC modular power supplies down to the 250W power level. Power system distributor XP provides pre-configured supplies from Astec’s VS series from 2,000W down to 50W. XP’s managing director James Peters says that the firm’s configured supply business has doubled in the last year. He sees Coutant as the one to beat, but says the firm has become more aggressive in the configurable supply market. “We are the only facility doing this for Astec in the UK,” said Peters. According to Coutant’s sales director, Martin Southam, the company is currently shipping around 1,400 to 1,500 units in its Alpha and Omega lines every week. Like XP, Coutant provides samples in as quick as two days, and Southam claims that production volumes can be provided in four weeks from its Devon factory. “Providing production volumes on very short notice is key for OEMs in this market,” added Southam.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*