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UnlimitedHand now fully compatible with the Arduino IDE

MUNICH, Germany, 08-Feb-2017 — /EPR ELECTRONIC NEWS/ — UnlimitedHand has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Wearable Technologies Innovation World Cup (WT2017). It is an occasion where the latest research and gadgets are showcased amongst global professionals active in the field of wearable technology. This will be the first time we exhibit UnlimitedHand in Europe. We hope to take this chance to spread the news of a forth coming breakthrough in Virtual Reality, one where you will find yourself touching and feeling objects from the virtual world.

Last year, technical bricolage in the field of VR peripheries has been over-shadowed by the introduction of consumer Head Mounted Displays (HMD). Yet there is dire need for elevated levels of realism amongst avid gamers. VR peripheries are being weaved together in various combinations to achieve immersive experiences that one can be content with. This year, we look to contribute to the acceleration of this trend by making our products available to a wider audience. Catch our CEO Ken Iwasaki as he gives a presentation on the prospects of a haptic-enabled Virtual Reality.

List of guest speakers and schedule of WT2017 can be accessed here:
https://www.wearable-technologies.com/events/wt-wearable-technologies-conference-2017-europe

Partnership with Arduino AtHeart
This month, Arduino has officially licensed UnlimitedHand as an atHeart product. This means that UnlimitedHand, as a open-source ready product, is fully compatible with the Arduino IDE. UnlimitedHand also complies with Arduino’s high hardware standards. Arduino, with their commitment to open-source, has reached out with their technology to muster a great force of makers and inventors. This omni-present community has no doubt supported us in many ways during the development of UnlimitedHand. By joining the program, we can now present our results back to the community. In line with the spirit of Arduino, our team of technicians has been working on software and API (UHDeviceManager) that would create a seamless hacking environment. Developers who have never experimented with haptics too, would be able to quickly jump in to building applications.

Check out the current roster of AtHeart Products here:
https://www.arduino.cc/en/ArduinoAtHeart/Products

SOURCE: EuropaWire

NET-DYN Awarded Top Rated Status on Major E-commerce Platform Amazon

Clearwater, Florida, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR ELECTRONIC NEWS/ — NET-DYN, one of the world’s leading providers of electronic gadgets, was recently awarded the Top-Rated status on Amazon thanks to their Dual Band USB Wireless WiFi Adapter. The revolutionary adapter marketed by the Clearwater, FL business enables internet users up to 100 yards of reliable, outdoor coverage. The dongle, which is compatible with PC and Mac, is also very easy to set up. Users simply plug the adapter in to their respective USB port and install the appropriate driver.

n600-usb-wi-fi-adapter

Amazon customers continue to issue favorable reviews on the product to the tune of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Many customers have also stated that their internet speeds are “blazing fast” when using it, and also that they’ve experienced virtually no issues once they install it. Some additional perks associated with this product are:

• Lifetime Warranty
• Supported by all WLAN routers (WPA/WPA2/WEP)
• Undisturbed by other devices (like Bluetooth or cordless phones)

In addition to the Top-Rated Dual Band USB Wireless WiFi Adapter, N600, 5GHz and 2.4GHz (300/300Mbps), they also market a variety of other quality electronic items including a AC1200 USB Wi-Fi Adapter that is ideal for gaming enthusiasts, a small and comfortable 150M USB Wi-Fi Adapter and a 300M USB Wi-Fi Adapter with a pivoted 4.5” external antenna.

NET-DYN also wishes to inform their customers that they are always working to update their drivers and they stand behind them 100%. If you would like to learn more about the specifications of any of these products, you are encouraged to contact the electronics experts at NET-DYN for more information.

Contact-Details: Henry Esteban
info@netdynwifi.com
http://www.netdynwifi.com/contact

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THE NEW TL3750 SERIES ULTRA-MINIATURE SMT TACT SWITCH OFFERS HIGH LIFE CYCLE AND LOW PROFILE

MINNEAPOLIS, MN, July 08, 2015 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — E-Switch announces the TL3750 series ultra-miniature tact switch. This switch is unique in its tiny size – a mere 3mm x 2mm! It also has a low profile at only 0.58mm, and is surface mount with gull wing termination. It has a 300,000 cycle life expectancy

The applications and markets for the switch include the ever-growing wearable technology market, medical equipment, audio/visual, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, telecommunications, instrumentation and more.

Specifications for the TL3750 series tact switch include:

Electrical Rating: 50mA @ 12VDC

Electrical Life: 300,000 Cycles

Mechanical Life: 300,000 Cycles

Contact Resistance: 500mO Max. initial

Insulation Resistance: 100M O at 100VDC

Dielectric Strength: 100VAC for 1 min.

Operating Temperature: -30°C to 85°C

Storage Temperature: -40°C to 90°C

Operating Force: 100, 180, 240 gf

Travel: 0.13mm

Contact Arrangement: SPST

TL3750 series product detail page
TL3750 Catalog Data Sheet

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com. You can also request a sample of any of our discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

About E-Switch. E-Switch offers one of the broadest switch lines available today. The company has been delivering innovative and quality switches to the electronics, telecom, high tech, medical, instrumentation, industrial, audio/visual, appliance, and consumer markets since 1979.

Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with offices in Singapore and Hong Kong, E-Switch’s global reach extends to Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Products include Tact, Pushbutton, Rocker, Toggle, Slide, DIP, Rotary, Keylock, Snap Action, Power, Illuminated Switches and more. E-Switch has local reps, engineers, and account managers on hand to provide specifying assistance and quick response to 3D drawing requests and other inquiries, along with a top-notch sample program that allows engineers to examine and qualify switches for end product applications.

E-Switch’s online catalog includes complete specifications, drawings and schematics. Product modifications and customization expertise are available for many of the offered switches.

E-Switch, Inc.
7153 Northland Drive N
Minneapolis, MN 55428
www.e-switch.com
800-867-2717

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Sesame Smart Lock Accommodates New Technology

Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2015 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – is now one of the hottest projects on Kickstarter, which has raised more than one million dollars since launch. Currently, more than 6,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Jerming Gu, the inventor of Sesame, said he wanted to bring the joy of technology to regular people with affordable prices. Sesame is also designed to accommodate the fast changing nature of technology.

In deed, the consumer electronics technology changes year by year. Any users of consumer electronic products – whether it’s a lock or a phone – they will be forced to upgrade the hardware often.

Here are some examples:
1) iPhone 4 (Bluetooth 3.0) is not compatible with iPhone 4S (Bluetooth 4.0);
2) RFID (clipper bus card) is not compatible with NFC (Apple Pay/some credit card);
3) z-wave (most old digital locks) is not compatible with Zigbee (newer digital locks);

“You might want to have a new phone every year but you may not want to construct the door every year just for a newer digital lock,” said Gu.

That’s the problem Sesame is trying to solve.

Now Bluetooth 4.2 is coming, Gu just swapped to the new version 3 Bluetooth chip in mass production.

“Also, the long-distance wireless charging technology is about to hit the market, I feel everything is changing too fast,” said Gu.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Stanford Student Entrepreneur Raised $800K on Kickstarter

Palo Alto, CA, April 02, 2015 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Stanford student Jerming Gu, founder of CANDY HOUSE Inc., raised more than $800,000 dollars after his product launch on Kickstarter. Sesame – the world’s first instant smart lock – reached its funding goal in nine hours when first introduced. Currently, nearly 5,000 supporters have backed the project.

Sesame allows users to lock and unlock their doors using the Sesame app on their smartphones. It is the only smart lock that syncs the movement of the lock with the phone, providing exact control of the angle to which the lock turns.

Gu is a mechanical engineering master candidate from Stanford University. Originally from Taiwan, Gu is someone who usually thinks outside the box. Disruptor, troublemaker, entrepreneur, as he calls himself.

“There has got to be smarter ways to live our life,” Gu said.

Gu said he got the idea for smart lock due to his experience living in Asia where technology is relatively less developed.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/northern Europe Markets.

CANDY HOUSE also offers optional access point, which connects Sesame to the Internet when plugged into any nearby outlet. It lets users control Sesame wherever they are.

With Internet connection capability, users can allow guests in remotely. They can also control who has access and when. To ensure safety, the Sesame app also sends out a notification whenever the door opens or closes.

About CANDY HOUSE
Founded and developed by Stanford University students, CANDY HOUSE, Inc. is a candy store that sells dreams, putting the joy and surprise of innovative technology in the hands of consumers, just like candy. It is also a design house, developing and manufacturing products that inspire a minimal lifestyle. It launched its first product – Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock – in February 2015. For more information about CANDY HOUSE, Inc., visit the site online or follow it on Facebook or Twitter.

Contact CANDY HOUSE
media@candyhouse.co
(650) 644-5681

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Sesame – smart lock that changes the world

Palo Alto, CA, March 27, 2015 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — Sesame, the world’s first instant smart lock, raised more than seven times of its funding goal on Kickstarter. Launched on Kickstarter on Feb. 25, 2015, Sesame has raised more than $760,000 from backers all over the world.

The smart lock, which allows users to control their door with a smartphone app, attracted thousands.

Connected to users’ phone via Bluetooth, Sesame allows users full control of the lock, even to the exact angle a lock turns. With the optional Wi-Fi Access Point that connects Sesame to the Internet, users don’t even have to be physically near Sesame. The remote control feature allows people to send access to their friends and keep track of whether the door’s locked wherever they are.

With five-patented design, Sesame works with just about any deadbolt in the world. Users can install it in seconds, without replacing existing lock or removing anything. Current model is optimized for US/Canada/Singapore/Norway/Sweden Markets.

With market of Internet of Things (IoT) expanding rapidly, backers are turning more and more attention to smart gadgets that make their life easier. Founded by two students from Stanford University, CANDY HOUSE Inc. designs and manufactures products that inspire a minimal yet joyful lifestyle.

“People will carry less and less things when leave the house, that’s the trend,” said Jerming Gu, founder of Candy House.

Wallet, keys, and cell phone. People used to bring three things when they leave home. Now walltet is gradually replaced by keys. The Starbucks app pays your green tea frappuccino, you Venmo money to a friend for getting late-night pizza, you hop on a Uber without worrying about cab fare or tip.

“With Sesame, the next thing to disappear are the keys,” said Gu.

Contact-Details: CANDY HOUSE Inc.
media@candyhouse.co

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Smart Magnetic Mounts Power your iPhone, iPad, Android on the Go!

SUNNYVALE, CA, January 06, 2015 — /EPR ELECTRONICS NEWS/ — With a $25,000 initial goal for the development of MagTarget Wireless Charging System for iPhones, iPads and Android, MagTarget LLC has launched a crowdfunding project on Indiegogo. “In order to keep your devices charged throughout the day, we’ve designed a series of docks with a smart magnetic interface to hold and connect your phone to all common areas of one’s life such as the car, home and office.” said Jean-Michel Thiers, CEO of MagTarget. “It’s so simple in its design and yet outperforms all the more complicated wireless chargers currently on the market.”

Wireless charging is not new, but current systems are not designed for convenient use throughout the day. MagTarget’s wireless magnetic power docks merge the worlds of wireless chargers and mounts into a simple solution. The patent pending magnetic charging system allows simple touch-to-charge and the flexible design of the mounts provide endless powers on the go! MagTarget also offer wire-free USB connectivity to perform tasks such as downloading photos or using your device as an external drive, without having to pull out a wire. To provide the best user facing experience possible the docks are fully adjustable and allow the phone to rotate from portrait to landscape while still maintaining electrical connectivity. When installed in the car the MagTarget dock can alleviate the fear of running out of power while using the phone’s GPS. Powerful magnets keep the phone in place while driving or biking around town. In fact the current lineup of MagTarget mounts provides twelve pounds of pull force to hold the five ounce iPhone in place. This holding force is focused on the center of mass of the phone with makes it easy to disconnect with a simple twist.

MagTarget works with all iPhones/iPads and Android/Windows phones/tablets that have the charging port at the center bottom (which covers the majority of devices). Users can place MagTarget directly on the device or on their favorite case. The patent pending design also has a standard camera mount on the bottom (1/4-20). This allows the use of a whole array of other mounts from suction cups to tripods and everything in between. In addition, MagTarget will be offering its technology, on the device side, free of any license fees via an Open-Source setting. This will allow other manufacturers, in addition to MagTarget, to design cases to cover upcoming devices.

Contact-Details: info@magtarget.com
www.magtarget.com

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Powermat (PMA Standard) Compatible Wireless Charging Technology for Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is Announced Today

Powermat Wireless charging technology to come to latest Samsung device Galaxy Note III thanks to innovation by Big Fun Market

After the Samsung’s release of Galaxy Note 3 phablet device, Hong Kong company Big Fun Market has announced plan to produce its unique wireless charging accessory for this latest device today. Big Fun Market’s wireless charging thin receiver is Powermat (PMA standard) compatible, allowing users to simply place their enabled device on to any Powermat surface to begin charging wirelessly.

Leveraging on its success for the previously launched PMA Standard Powermat Compatible Wireless Charging Thin Receivers for Samsung Galaxy S3, S4 and Note II, the planned PMA Standard Powermat Compatible Wireless Charging Thin Receivers for Samsung Note III will allow the users to keep using their own phone cases, without any bulky charging cases that other companies produce. The latest internal test shows the wireless charging for the phone with this thin receiver can be activated even on a stack of 21 sheets of (80g/square m) photo- copy pager.

Powermat surfaces can be used at home, and are available at select public locations including McDonald’s and Starbucks locations across North America and Europe, with more locations rolling out in 2014. One of the largest automakers in the world, GM will also be rolling out Powermat wireless charging surfaces for its vehicles starting in 2014.

Big Fun Market’s thin receivers for GS3, GS4, Note2 are currently available from Amazon.com and at www.bigfunmarket.com as well as dealers in China, Hong Kong, Australia, Malaysia, the Philippines.

Big Fun Market also whole-sell to dealers for any of these innovative products.

Big Fun Market is a Hong Kong-based company founded in 2011 specialising in selling consumer electronics and accessories. Big Fun Market produces PMA standard (Powermat compatible) wireless charging receivers as well as selling PMA standard wireless chargers and battery kits manufactured by Powermat. For more information on the company as well as where to purchase the PMA standard accessories, please visit www.bigfunmarket.comor contact katie@bigfunmarket.com.

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Lamp Post Electrical Switch From A Distance

Lamp Post Electrical have realised that one of the fastest growing areas of electrical control is that of the wireless electrical control systems and are pleased to promote the Wisedim Kit – A 4 Channel dimmable wireless switching system. Wireless switching systems are likely to become a major force in the home and in industry over the next few years as the different option become more obvious and the market develops the switches and controls, which will accept a wireless control signal. The Wisebox switching system can already control switching of lights, garage doors and water features as well as a host of other options around the home and garden and Lamp Post Electrical has been very pleased with their supply of this item and the Wisedim Kit is a good extension of the market range.

The Wisedim Kit is as the name suggests a wireless dimmer system and contains a receiver that uses 4 channels each independent of the next and rated at 700 watt each, which are all capable of dimming a separate lighting circuit. The kit is easy to install and can therefore act as the perfect replacement to your traditional dimmer switches around the home. The system has the ability to remember the previous setting so when switched on again will return the lighting system to the previous levels of light. The system can also be used as a switching system on any of the independent channels so that it can be used with LED or fluorescent lighting fittings, which are not dimmable. Lamp Post Electrical has been particularly pleased with the remote key fob which is used to control the system as this is easy to carry and very easy to operate and has the back up of a wall mounted switch with seven switches of which four operate the individual circuits and the other three work on the functions of two circuits on, four circuits on or all circuits off.

Lamp Post Electrical have noted that the wisebox kits allow a simple dimming system that can be operated from the comfort of the armchair and will allow a completely different approach to lighting within the home. This system now allows the user to use light as a decoration as well as a system of being able to see what you are doing. Certainly the system can be changed from a reading lighting requirement to a comfortable level for listening to music or watching the TV but now it is possible to use coloured lights to paint the room so that the ambience meets the time of the day or the mood of the user. This may sound a little strange but a person’s mood changes during the day and it has been found that the strong active lighting systems that match the early morning activeness recedes during the day as the person’s body prepares for rest and the lighting systems change accordingly then Wisedim allows this to be achieved from the armchair.

Lamp Post Electrical have been delighted with the Wisedim system and encourages the reader to look at their web site to get a full view of the system and if there are any queries to send them an email or give them a call and work out just what can be achieved.

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The PV6 Series Anti-Vandal Switch Now Offers More Features And Options For Your Application

E-Switch announces new features for the popular PV6 anti-vandal switch. This tamper-resistant switch is used in many applications, including those accessible to the public, and those requiring a sleek design. It offers both dot and ring illumination options and is rated to IP65 standards. The new features for this PV6 series anti-vandal switch include:

1. A high actuator option: Now those with gloved hands or large fingertips can actuate this 16mm diameter switch with ease.

2. PV6 Pilot Indicator option: This allows you to illuminate and communicate on your panel while maintaining a sleek and uncluttered panel design. The pilot indicator has the exact same housing and panel diameter as our PV6 switch, just without the switching contacts.

3. Black anodized aluminum option: This popular finish is now available in all our PV6 switches and pilot indicator options.

Specifications for the PV6 include:

  • Mechanical Life:  1,000,000 cycles
  • Electrical Life: 50,000 cycles
  • Contact Rating: 2A @ 48V DC
  • Contact Resistance: 50m O Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 1,000 M O min
  • Dielectric Strength: 2,000VAC
  • Operating Temperature: -20°C to 55°C
  • Operating Force:   4 N
  • Travel: 1.5mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST, Off-(On)
  • Panel Thickness: 1-10mm
  • Panel Cutout: 16mm diameter
  • Moisture Protection: IP67 rated

Detailed specifications of the PV6 series anti-vandal switch

PV6 series catalog datasheet

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

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iSocket in every home in Europe!

The iSocket® family of intelligent devices was launched by Intellectronics, Finland in 2011 and has gone from strength to strength. These are designed to control electrical equipment remotely and/or provide aremote security system for the premises. The essential benefits of these products are reflected in the slogan: “Control your home, Save energy, Save money”. Intellectronics believe that every householder wants, and in fact needs, this type of device in their home. Hence the company motto: “iSocket in every home”.

“In line with their objective “iSocket in every home” Intellectronics today have made their product available to everyone in Europe.”

Intellectronics believe householders want to control their homes remotely, primarily to save money but also due to the heightened awareness of the need to save energy. iSocket GSM Power Sockets achieve this in a new way. The GSM power socket is a generation of a new type of device for just this purpose. GSM power socket technology is not yet commonplace and Intellectronics offer this technology in the belief that it will make the GSM socket as popular as today’s GSM mobile telephones.

In line with this concept, Intellectronics has opened iSocket e-Store Europe to supply the countries where distribution has not yet been established. This is Intellectronic’s first e-Store. Their US and rest of the world launch – iSocket e-Store World – is scheduled for January 2013.

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Lamp Post Electrical Has The Gate Opening Answer

Lamp Post Electrical now stock the excellent Came range of electric gate opening systems, which have made such an impression on the market place. These units are of excellent quality and allow the house entry gates to be used instead of being an ever open adornment to the property. Lamp Post Electrical is particularly pleased to be able to supply the Came Frog AE-P24 Kit which offers the complete underground fitting kit for a pair of swing gates. This particular unit offers the ability to open a pair of gates up to 3.5 metre wide for each leaf using a 24v DC motor. The easy opening and closing of gates ensures maximum usage and they will always be kept closed which gives security within the property and privacy as the front garden can in many cases now become an area which can be used without being
overlooked.

Lamp Post Electrical are delighted with the operational system of the Came electric gates and the silent running of the gates when opening and closing them is such that there is no possible annoyance to the family or neighbours. The Came Frog AE-P24 Kit is an underground kit which means that the swinging operating units are fitted into the ground at the outside end of each gate and the gate is mounted on top of the unit. The advantage of this is that the unit is particularly neat and tidy in its appearance or perhaps that should be non-appearance as all the operating mechanism is below ground and a flat top plate to the unit is all that is visible to the outside world. This installation provides the basis for a good reliable set up which will last for years.

Gate operation takes about 16 seconds so that it is slow enough for pedestrians to get out of the way although there is obvious safety cut outs if there is a problem and also release mechanisms if required. The typical opening is 90 degrees but this can be extended to 130 degrees with a suitable adaption of electronics and mechanism. The system is a robust one and the gate mechanisms can support gates up to a weight of 400kg for each leaf of the gate, which allows the installation of some very substantial gates.

Lamp Post Electrical – http://www.lamppostelectrical.co.uk – have worked hard to get the range right and Came are an excellent company who provide a good quality product which has been greatly enhanced by the Frog electronic control systems. The advantages of the operation of the Came Frog system of underground fitted gates is that they can be used from a distance to open and close them at will with the Came gate remote, which is ideal for the car driver arriving or leaving the premises.

It also allows the home owner to let in visitors from inside the house either by car with a double gate opening or by pedestrian access with a single gate opening. Lamp Post Electrical is proud to be able to stock such an excellent range of products, which will enhance any property to which they are installed.

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Lamp Post Electrical Supplies Light Up With Wylex Consumer Units

Lamp Post Electrical Supplies now stock a fantastic range of electrical goods for supply to the power distribution business and the Wylex range of products are great example of just how good that range is. Wylex are particularly noted for their range of high class consumer units and the quality belies the fact that they are extremely competitively priced and of a major significance to the market place. Lamp Post Electrical Supplies can supply the full range of Wylex consumer units and if the user cannot find what is required on the internet then a simple phone call to the company will get the full details of the range of the products and also give a delivery date. Invariably the products can be supplied off the shelf.

The Wylex consumer units are extremely well made and the choice of units is almost too large but this market place is difficult as there are so many different requirements and Wylex and Lamp Post Electrical Supplies are pleased to be able to supply all the differing needs.

One of the most pleasing things from the point of view of Lamp Post Electrical Supplies is that the Wylex consumer units now have so much versatility built into them. All of the Wylex consumer units conform to the 17th Edition regulations and all new consumer units are fitted to these regulations but Wylex have moved on and offer the user the ability to introduce a far greater degree of protection than the regulations require. The Wylex consumer units can be either a split load system where certain circuits are ganged together with each gang to be protected by a Residual Current Device (RCD) or they can be individually protected circuits with an RCD on each or more preferably a Residual Current Breaker with Overload Protection (RCBO) micro circuit breaker on each circuit. The RCD protects against current leakage to earth and the RCBO protects against current leakage to earth and also overcurrent conditions as well. The idea that every circuit is individually protected by an RCBO is something that Lamp Post Electrical –http://www.lamppostelectrical.co.uk – is very keen to promote. The savings in injury and death from electrocution cannot be underestimated and is worth the effort and expense, although the expense is not at all large.

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Lamp Post Now Stock Full In-Line Manrose Extractor Fan Range

Lamp Post Electrical supply all electrical equipment for the power circuits of the house and office and the Internet has allowed them to build a great business, which supplies the market at prices which are well below those of the standard retail outlets. Their typical website is both informative and descriptive so that a good idea of the product can be quickly gained. Any further information can be gained by e-mail or phone. The delivery service is what the customer wants it to be, but Lamp Post Electrical prides themselves on getting the goods quickly and safely to the customer.

The extraction fan business has become more and more complex over the years as the pollution rules and regulations have become stronger and this will change still further in the next few years as environmental and social conditions become stricter. The rules on extraction fans for the bathroom and washroom areas have always been strict because of the danger of water and electricity mixing and passing electrical currents to earth. The introduction of the 17th edition RCD controlled circuits has helped matters, but most installations still use off site extractor pumps to get rid of the unwanted steam and smells.

Lamp Post Electrical have supplied the Manrose CFD200T in line extractor fan for some time and it is a very reliable piece of equipment. The pump works on a typical 4 inch diameter extraction tube that connects to the waste exit of the bathroom to the extraction fan itself. The power of the extractor fan is such that it extracts some 85 cubic metres per hour very quietly and continuously. The fan is fitted in lime and into the line and extraction is not a problem as it will deal with all the typical problems that bathroom extractor fans may have during their normal operation. It should clear away all steam developed by the shower or the bath and leave the room dry, it will also remove obnoxious smells.

Lamp Post Electrical supply all the fittings and fixtures for the operation and the only real problem is where to fix the extractor fan into its final position as this obviously needs to be outside the bathroom. It can be fitted below the floor or above the ceiling but there will be a need for a suitably sized space and also the requirements in the case of an emergency so that future access may be possible to repair or replace easily. All that then remains is a suitable access for the extracted gases to be passed outside of the building through a tube and grill. If there are no suitable access routes then there are some extractor fans which can work in the bathroom or wash room environment without the need for the ultimate protection but these must be mounted so that they cannot be reached when standing in the bath or shower.

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Manrose Centrifugal Extractor Fans Provide A Lamp Post Electrical Supplies Stalwart

Manrose are a company with a good history record in supplying everyday fans for the business and household market place and Lamp Post Electrical Supplies are delighted to keep stocking one of the stalwarts of the extraction fan markets in order to supply this ever changing market place. The Manrose centrifugal fan range has almost become a standard as it is able to deal with waste gases and extraction smells produced in the appropriate places. The centrifugal fan is the major part of this design with a central motor and controller which is built with fans with totally sealed bearing sets which require zero maintenance and bearing supports which last a long time. The centrifugal fan is basically a workhorse of the commercial or household market providing a strong fan which will operate continuously and effectively over many years. The areas where they come into their own are the commercial kitchen where vast quantities of waste gases need to be extracted (although there are smaller areas where they are equally useful).

Manrose Extractor Fans are recommended by Lamp Post Electrical Supplies as it is designed to aid and work effectively in pushing waste gases over long distances without a severe loss of pressure and therefore a loss of effective waste gas removal. They are very good at overcoming the pressure restrictions that have by nature been built into bends and grilles that may be inserted over the trunking range without serious reduction in pressure. This is particularly useful in some of the most modern commercial kitchens where the waste gas source is easy to pinpoint but the gases have then to be moved over long distances to extract then from the room. The reasons they have to be moved so far can be many but the usual reasons are that care must be taken not to remove the kitchen smells and then pump them straight outside the room where people are working or where they can percolate into a neighbouring house and remove the problem from one place to a neighbouring area. A failure in this region can bring problems resulting arguments with neighbours and potential guests or even prosecution by the local government officials. Any good workhorse requires a good working life and the Manrose pump has a normal working life of around 40,000 hours, obviously for Lamp Post Electrical Supplies replacement of kitchen extractor fans will not occur overnight but there is an ever increasing market place.

The centrifugal fan is a system that works well from small fans to the very large fans and they are extremely quiet in operation with virtually no vibration problems because of the centrally balanced motor. The smaller fans are aimed at the smaller markets and are aimed at bathrooms and toilets as well as small household kitchens where waste gas extraction is required.

Lamp Post Electrical Supplies – http://www.lamppostelectrical.co.uk – are proud to stock a full range of Manrose fans which can be delivered swiftly and effectively to repair breakdowns or deal with pressing problems and will be pleased to offer advice as and when required.

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Brushed Stainless Steel Switches Route For Electrical Counter

Electrical Counter, the retailer of electrical goods for the power installation business has developed a very strong product range which is now taking advantage of a full list of the latest in materials and designs for all the major electrical furniture. At the present moment Electrical Counter has some excellent ranges of switches and sockets for the retail and trade counters and the full range can generally be bought off the shelf on the Internet with a next day or 2/3 day delivery cycle dependent on what is required or requested. Any queries are just a call away. The market is ever changing and with the changing design the wheel has almost turned full circle and there is an exceptional line of brushed stainless steel switches and sockets that have been developed. Originally metal switches were quite a disaster and many electrical shocks were received by the users, some of them very serious. The problem with the replacement plastic switches and sockets is that these days they appear a little mundane and can get discoloured.

Time has changed the beast and the latest stainless switches are attractive and very safe, the insulation and switch design has now totally changed and these are great working switches, which have fully accepted modern technology and are able to meet all the most stringent regulations. Electrical Counter is pleased to be able to supply a range of these switches in a very good looking brushed stainless steel finish. Brushed stainless steel is an excellent material, which generally allows a very smooth finished product to be produced usually in a slim line form. The finish of smooth stainless steel sometimes accepts fingerprints and can easily look scruffy when it is handled but brushed stainless steel is an excellent material and handles much better. It does, of course, need cleaning but it does look very good in situ and when fitted throughout the building with matching sockets the result is stunning. The metal switches also have allowed the development of the screwless switch and socket. This range uses a push in, pull out fixing which uses no screws and keeps a very clean face across the whole of the switch or socket. This line is likely to be very popular in the near future.

Electrical Counter is delighted with these ranges and at present is able to offer most of the range at a very much reduced price than the previous listed prices. The price reduction is at least 50% on the lower priced items and can be up to 75% on the higher cost items. This saving gives an excellent opportunity to change the full lighting and socket system of a household for about 30 to 35% of the list price which is excellent value and offers a rare opportunity to make such a change. Electrical Counter have worked very hard to develop this business and they are able to offer the great names and latest designs of the electrical manufacturers at very reasonable prices so that they are able to meet the demands of users and installers alike.

The Electrical Counter stock a vast range of electrical wholesale products in the UK including top quality Nexus sockets such as Nexus metal sockets and Nexus plug sockets ranges.

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Museum Uses Lilitab iPad Kiosks to Engage Visitors

As part of “The Sound of Sax” exhibit, The Museum of Making Music has installed several Lilitab iPad kiosks to share videos and sound clips to entertain and educate visitors about the process of music creation. The Lilitab kiosks contain headphone mounts on the stands, providing enhanced sound and improved visitor interactions.

“It was a great solution”, says B.J. Morgan, Marketing Manager at The Museum. The iPads® remain fully charged when plugged into an outlet using the integrated charging cable in each stand. Kiosk set-up is quick and easy; just attach an iPad, secure the head unit, and plug in the power cord.

Installing different home button access face plates regulates visitor interactions; full web access, a single site or specific application can be configured for varying visitor experiences.

Temporary installations are easily managed with the lightweight and portable Lilitab kiosk. The modular design of the mounting solution provides for several types of visitor stations: wall mounted, surface mounted, tabletop or floor stand.

Full ADA compliance assures the Lilitab provides easy iPad® interactions for wheelchair visitors.

The Lilitab iPad enclosure head unit securely locks the tablet in place. Every mounting solution has the option to be bolted or cable-locked to the floor or other fixture. Integrated into the Lilitab design from the very beginning, museums can be sure their iPad® resources are safe in public venues.

The Lilitab iPad kiosk is versatile, modular and easy to customize. The Lilitab Tabletop turns any desk or table into a self-service station with quick installation; the Lilitab Surface is for a more permanent solution for a wall or counter. Keyboard and printer shelves are also available as added accessories. Optional banners to promote special events or seasonal activities enhance the visitor experience even more.

The Museum of Making Music, founded in 1998 by the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM), was developed to showcase and celebrate the music products industry. The Museum provides opportunities for cultural enrichment while preserving our musical heritage through special exhibitions, innovative concerts and educational programs aimed toward a wide range of audiences.

Lilitab is a group of designers, engineers & business people passionate about the use of tablet computers in public-use environments. With their compelling interface, compact form-factor and economical price-point, there are all kinds of new and unique uses for putting interactivity into the public space. Additional applications from Lilitab include aniPad credit card reader and iPad ID scanner.

Founded in 2011 by Adam Aronson, an award winning kiosk designer, Lilitab is committed to delivering the most secure, functional and stylish security enclosures for ANY tablet. Adam has been designing custom kiosk enclosures for public-use environments since 1994 in San Francisco.

Museums can engage visitors using the affordable and sleek Lilitab iPad kiosk.

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The TL3210 Series Tact Switch Offers Ultra-Miniature Led Illumination And A Surface Mount Design

E-Switch announces the brand new TL32 1 0 series illuminated tact switch.  This tact switch is a surface mount (SMT) switch that offers LED illumination in blue, red, green and yellow, white and a bi-color red/green option. The ultra-miniature size of 5.6mm x 3.5mm is the tiniest illuminated tact switch we offer.

This tact switch comes in tape & reel packaging at 2,500 pieces per reel.

Applications and markets that could readily use this illuminated tact switch include the audio/visual market, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, instrumentation, telecommunications, and medical equipment, among others.

Specifications include:

Life Expectancy: 1 00,000 cycles

  • Contact Rating: 50mA @ 12V DC
  • Contact Resistance: 5 00m O Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 100 M O min at 1 00V DC
  • Dielectric Strength: 250V AC for 1 min.
  • Operating Temperature: -2 0 °C to 70°C
  • Operating Force:   160gf ± 50g f
  • Travel: 0.2mm ± 0.1mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST, normally open

Detailed specifications of the TL3210 series illuminated tact switch

TL3210 series catalog datasheet

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

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The TL3240 Series Tact Switch Offers Led Illumination And A Surface Mount Design

E-Switch announces the brand new TL3240 series illuminated tact switch.  This tact switch is a surface mount (SMT) switch that offers LED illumination in blue, red, green and yellow.

Cap options are offered, but are ordered and shipped separately. The caps cannot go thru the reflow soldering process. Cap color choices include black, red, blue, ivory, green and yellow, and are offered in a square or rectangle shape.

This tact switch comes in tape & reel packaging at 500 pieces per reel.

Applications and markets that could readily use this illuminated tact switch include the audio/visual market, computer peripherals, consumer electronics, instrumentation, telecommunications, and medical equipment, among others.

Specifications include:

Life Expectancy:  200,000 cycles

  • Contact Rating: 50mA @ 12V DC
  • Contact Resistance: 100m O Max
  • Insulation Resistance: 100 M O min at 500V DC
  • Dielectric Strength: 250V AC for 1 min.
  • Operating Temperature: -25°C to 70°C
  • Operating Force:   100gf ± 50gf; 160gf ± 50gf; 260gf ± 50gf
  • Travel: 0.2mm ± 0.1mm
  • Contact Arrangement: SPST, normally open

Detailed specifications of the TL3240 series illuminated tact switch

TL3240 series catalog datasheet

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

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The RDT Series Rotary Dip Switch Offers IP67 Seal Protection And 5 Position Options

E-Switch announces the RDT series rotary DIP switch. This small switch offers a choice of 4, 6, 8, 10 or 16 positions. It offers IP67 sealing protection for applications that need protection from the elements. T he RDT series DIP switch also comes with SMT or thru hole option termination options, and right angle or vertical mounting options. This switch comes in your choice of tape & reel or tube packaging and has gold contacts.

Specifications include:

  • Life Expectancy: 10,000 steps
  • Contact Rating :
    Switching: 42VDC, 150mA
    Non-switching: 42VDC, 200mA
  • Contact Resistance (Initial Max) : 80m Ω
  • Insulation Resistance: 100 M Ω min at 250VDC
  • Dielectric Strength: >250 VAC
  • Operating Temperature:
    -40°C to 85°C (thru hole)
    -60°C to 125°C (SMT)
  • Actuation Force: 700 gf

Detailed specifications of the RDT series rotary DIP switch.

Visit E-Switch at www.e-switch.com to request your full-line catalog! You can also request a sample of one of over 4,000 discrete part numbers for one of your projects!

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