What APS has learnt from fixing the 17,000 DC Power Supplies our Customers have destroyed!

Engineer repairing a DC Power Supply

‘To repair, refurbish and replace mission critical DC Power Supplies for reliability conscious engineers worldwide’.

This was the mission that former design engineers from Farnell & Advance set out on way back in 2002 when they formed Advance Product Services Ltd (APS). Brilliantly, they also had the foresight to keep a database of the causes of failure behind every single fault they found. Now 18 years later in 2020, our fault database has over 17,000 entries.

Delving into this unique data set shows us exactly why power supplies fail. It identifies the most unreliable electronic components, points to design flaws and it shows us the features that are open to user abuse.

Sounds like a great idea, but how do we use it to help you?

  • Speedy repair. Prior knowledge and previous experience enables us to repair your PSUs quickly and economically. Your equipment will be back up and running reliably in the shortest possible time.
  • Ensuring future reliability with refurbishment programs. Based on our extensive component reliability data, we can work with you to undertake planned refurbishment programs on critical power supplies. A new lease of life for ageing, obsolete supplies.
  • Offering replacement PSUs when it has to be new. We have developed a range of new power supplies designed as straight forward replacements for popular obsolete models from Farnell, Advance and others. They have the same physical characteristics and the same or better electrical specifications. Simple trouble free replacement.
  • Designing a new custom solution for you where none exists. For some Customers, no ‘off the shelf’ option exists, but a solution MUST be found. To your specification, we are able to design, develop and manufacture a new power supply to suit your exact needs and industry standards.

To find out more about how we might help you, please get in touch with us from our Contact Us page