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October 12, 2017

Chinese New Year Will Impact Your Supply Chain

With much of the electronic component manufacturing now being done in China, national holidays, such as the Chinese New Year, can lengthen the lead time of manufacturing and impact your build schedules.  In 2018, MEGA’s Chinese factories will be closed from February 12-23.  This closure puts a heavy load on production leading up to the closure and immediately afterward. 

October 09, 2017

Patented IEC Locking Power Cords and AC inlets [VIDEO]

Watch the Video to see the IEC Locking Mechanism in Action


The Benefits of Using a Locking Power Cord 

  • Suitable for use with ANY STANDARD C14 or C20 inlet
  • Protects appliances that are vulnerable to vibration
  • Connector cannot be accidentally pulled or vibrated out of the inlet
  • Guards against accidental removal of power cables connected to PDU’s, servers, network devices
  • Available from stock with worldwide plug configurations and fully certified with the major international standards
  • Hospital Grade version from stock in New Jersey

For detailed information on this device, click here.

September 28, 2017

UL/CSA Power Cord Testing

US power cords are all UL tested.

All North American power cords are tested using the UL guidelines provided by the “Follow-up and Inspections Instructions” and based on the UL Standard 817 “Cord Sets and Power Supply Cords.”

September 21, 2017

Global Certification Updates for Power Supplies and Power Cords

Regulations for powercords changes from one country to the next.

Highlighted below are several global certification updates that impact power supplies and cords for the export market.

September 12, 2017

Copper costs reach three year high, are your prices protected?

The use of copper is a good indicatoe on the economy.

Do you want to know where the economy is headed?

Look to the price of copper.

In the trading world, they call the precious metal “Dr. Copper,” because it’s able to diagnose the health of the economy. (In other interpretations, the title “doctor” refers to a Ph.D. in economics.)

September 07, 2017

Top Blog Articles on Power Cords and Supplies – Summer 2017

It’s been several months since we launched our blog in June of 2017.  And our readers have responded.  We decided it was time to recap some of our reader favorites and share some of the topics that were the most popular.

August 29, 2017

Power Supplies for Medical Devices Need to Meet FDA 4th Edition Electromagnetic Compatibility Standard

Advances in technology, coupled with an aging population and has led to growth in the medical device market. And as more healthcare providers work to keep patients at home and out of the hospital the growth for in-home medical devices may exceed a double digit increase in the coming decade.

August 22, 2017

New Mandatory Approval Mark Required in the Middle East for Low-Voltage Electrical Products

MEGA Electronics is pleased to announce that their UK standard plugs now carry the G-Mark Certification which is regulated by the Gulf Standardization Organization (GSO). This certification is required when importing products into the Gulf States. In addition we are adding the SPRING mark for Singapore.

According to the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at MEGA Electronics, Guy Francfort “As a leading manufacturer of power cords and supplies, we understand the importance of testing all products to meet the requirements of governing bodies all around the world. The G-Mark certification on our products is the latest example of how we strive to be a single stop source for the international market.”

August 15, 2017

When Should You Specify Low-Smoke, Zero Halogen Cables

Low-smoke, zero halogen cables are recommended for poorly-ventilated areas such as aircraft and rapid transit cars.

First introduced in the 1970s, low-smoke, halogen-free cables have given cable and wire makers a way to offer jacketing that is both flame retardant and free of dense smoke and toxic fumes.

Often referred to by the abbreviation LSZH – for “low-smoke, zero halogen” – these cables are recommended for poorly-ventilated areas such as aircraft and rapid transit cars. They have become increasingly necessary to guard against toxic gas emissions during a fire.

August 08, 2017

Using and Identifying Plugs and Connectors in the IEC 60309 System

IEC 60309 plugs most common colors are yellow, blue, and red.

Last month, we wrote about some of the key differences in international power supply and power cord safety standards.

In this blog post, we’re going to look at a different standard, focusing on IEC 60309 plugs.