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December 13, 2017

The Difference Between Efficiency Level VI and V

International Efficiency Marking Protocol is a system that allows manufacturers to designate the efficiency performance of external power supplies. These designations are identified with a Roman numeral system: I, II, III, IV, VI, V and VI.





December 05, 2017

External Power Supplies: 62368 will replace 60905 & 60065 in 2019

62368 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies.
MEGA Electronics has already begun the process of getting 62368 certified.




November 29, 2017

AC Locking Inlets and Locking C13 and C19 Power Cords [VIDEO]

These locking connectors and outlets are designed for critical applications to guard against accidental disconnection and are available in a variety of global plug configurations. For the U.S., the hospital grade plugs meet the UL 817 standard, adding the security needed in medical applications.





November 16, 2017

Power Cords and Plugs for Asian Exports - Frequently Asked Questions

What power cord is used in the Philippines?

The US plug configuration (NEMA 5/15 ) is used in the Philippines despite the fact that the Philippines operates on 220V. 





October 30, 2017

EN60320 Connectors Explained

Which EN60320 connector should I use with my detachable power cord?                              





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.)