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Update: Section 301 List 3 – Effective June 15, 2019, increase to 25% tariff on power cords and power supplies made in China.

All open orders produced in China will be subjected to price adjustments. MEGA will send you the new prices so that you can update your order confirmation. Dear Valued Customer, The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 List 3 was finalized by the Section 301 Committee. Effective September 24, 2018, Customs and Border Protection (CBP) began collecting additional tariffs on List 3 affected imports from China at 10%. Initially

Innovative Locking Connector aids French Military

The IEC Lock has been taken on board by the French Military to provide a secure locking mechanism for electrical equipment used in vital navy and aerospace operations. The French Navy has commissioned the IEC Lock for use on the Monge test and measurement ship, for the connection of time-frequency systems which are used for satellite and target tracking as well as the testing of ballistic missiles. The product is also in use on board

New UL/IEC Regulation 62368-1

New UL/IEC Regulation 62368-1 implementation date has been revised to become effective Dec 20th, 2020 UL and IEC have agreed to harmonize the implementation date. 62368 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies. MEGA Electronics has already begun the process of getting 62368 certified UL/IEC 62368-1 will replace 60065 (Audio/Video) and 60950 (IT) for external power supplies. The Global Transition to IEC 62368-1 READ MORE MEGA Electronics has already begun the

New 300W Medical Desk Top Power Supply

MEGA part series MDM300T delivers 300Watts of power in a desk top UL 60601-1-2 : 2014 4th edition listed power supply. The supply employs the C14 inlet which allows for the use of grounded detachable power cords making it possible to use globally (UL, cUL, FCC, T-Mark(TUV), PSE) and provides 2 x MOPP means of protection. Available with a variety of output voltages, the MDM300T extends MEGA’s medical series of external power supplies from 12W

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 January 30th to February 14th.  This closure puts a heavy load on production leading up to the closure and immediately afterward.    In anticipation of the coming holiday, MEGA Electronics has taken the below

Section 301 List 3 – Effective September 24, 2018, additional 10% tariff on power cords and power supplies.

September 18, 2018 Update: Section 301 List 3 – Effective September 24, 2018, additional 10% tariff on power cords and power supplies. All open orders produced in China will be subjected to price adjustments. MEGA will send you the new prices so that you can update your order confirmation. Dear Valued Customer, Yesterday evening, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that Section 301 List 3 has been finalized after undergoing a

UL/CSA Power Cord Testing

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.” Electrical properties of cords are 100% tested for: Continuity of Ground and Line and Neutral Hi Pot Polarity Insulation Resistance Continuity of Line and Continuity of Grounding Conductor All 3-wire grounding power cords are tested to verify that in each product: The conductors are

Global Certification Updates for Power Supplies and Power Cords

Highlighted below are several global certification updates that impact power supplies and cords for the export market. Power Supplies The smallest change of type placement around a logo can be all the difference in the world to the supplier. Taiwan announced a new requirement mandatory as of December 31st, 2017. RoHS will be included within the approval mark. Belarus has finalized the mandatory energy efficiency requirements regarding the EAC mark on external power supplies. The

Card edge power connectors for faster appliance connections

Looking to the growing use of electronic boards in modern appliances and considering the increasing interest for card edge connections not only for signal but also for power, I am pleased to inform you that MEGA Electronics Inc has developed a new range of card edge power connectors. This new product is defined as PC440 connector and is shown here:         These connectors over mold a 4 space receptacle with 5mm pitch

New Multi-Tier C-13 IEC Outlets

“Downtime is death.” That was our dramatic blog post title from last month. But it’s true. Accidental disconnection from data center power outlets can be costly, as shown by the story of British Airways that we shared. It’s in that spirit that MEGA Electronics has created its newest product, the space-saving multi-tier C-13 IEC outlets. Mega electronics introduces their new products space saving C-13 multi-tier IEC outletsMade from nylon LSZH, these outlets feature a locking

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