Climate Change

One of the benefits of eliminating standby power consumption is the environmental benefits. Climate change has been a trending topic and continues to see initiatives from both private and public leaders around the globe.

In China, the Xi administration continues to be active in fighting climate change frequently leading with inspirational and meaningful actions. China was the global leader to standardize USB phone chargers,-now the world-wide leader in phone chargers. In the automotive industry, a mandate requiring electric vehicles (EV) make up 40% of all sales by 2030 is triggering the advantages of being an early mover in everything from batteries and minerals to AI and ride-sharing. China has multiple five-year plans that address carbon emissions. Less well known, there is a bottom-up ground-swell to pack "doggy bags" to reduce food waste at eateries.

Playing catchup in the United States, the Biden administration has signaled that fighting climate change is an utmost priority (that is only second to addressing the COVID-19 pandemic). Initiatives to-date include accepting the United Nations' Paris Climate Agreement, creating green jobs, establish a National Climate Task Force, funding a $100 Million Climate Innovation Research Opportunity, return to science, environmental justice, global cooperation at Leaders Summit on Climate, to nominating key agency appointments at the Department of Energy, Department of the Interior, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Transportation.

It takes vision to commit to the long-term initiatives to save the earth for future generations. Idle power supplies result in millions of tons of sadly-unnecessary carbon dioxide emissions. We fully expect enlightened regulators to continue to reduce standby power consumption and drive that to zero. Together, let us make this easy win with forever benefits for all to enjoy.

Green Opportunity

The smartphone industry has well defined players such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and others. Most if not every phone ships with a power adapter in the box.

It is well known that power adapters continue to burn power even when not in use. This is commonly referred to as no-load power consumption. Regulators continue to drive down this no-load power consumption of power adapters. Regulators include: USA EPA, EU CoC, and China MII.

Major semiconductor designers are obligated to constantly reduce the no-load consumption to fulfill these regulatory requirements.

We have designed and produced a novel USB type-C power adapter that reduces this no-load power consumption to zero!

Code of Conduct

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Looking back, our good friend had returned from Europe to share adventures and encourage new opportunities. This discussion revolved around power efficiency rules around those little power adapters everybody uses to charge their phones, and that most just take for granted. The requirements were tightening again. The portion of the specification regarding the no-load power consumption caught our attention.

For those that do not already know, "no-load" is a term used to describe how much energy is consumed (or more precisely wasted) when the power adapter is not attached to a phone, and just waiting around in standby, sleep, or a nearly off-state, until a phone is attached.

The European Commission has a regulatory group that publishes a Code of Conduct, CoC, which expresses a variety of efficiency limits, was once again tightening the noose around no-load consumption, driving it even lower. Someone in the group confidently stated, "Hey, why not just drive it to zero?" Our euro-buddy responded, "Can you do that?…This is genius!" And thus the early genesis of a Prosary project was conceived.