Quail Blog

Your Power Cord Companion

Quail Blog - Your Power Cord Companion

How Do Wind Turbines Work?

repower-wind-turbinesWind turbines are a modern day marvel in the world of renewable energy.  One wind turbine can supply enough electricity to power 5,000 households.  But how do they work?  A wind turbine converts the winds kinetic energy into electrical energy.  They consist of the following elements: The tower, about 250 feet high in order to collect winds at a single altitude, and the nacelle, which turns to orient the machine in the optimal direction and houses the main components of the wind turbine. And then there is a 3-blade motor which can measure 100 meters or more in diameter.

Continue reading

UL Implements a New Marking

UL Markings

UL regulations are always changing to keep up with the growing electronics industry and Quail Electronics is proud to say that they keep up with all those changes. As of July 1, 2015, all UL Listed power supply cords will be required to show a specific UL mark on the plug.

UL List will have 3 separate markings depending on the region they are used for. One for a UL mark for the USA, another for a C-UL/UL mark for the USA and Canada, and another C-UL mark just for Canada. This mark will provide assurance knowing your power cords are UL Listed.

Power cords have recently been a product of fraud and with this new marking you can be sure Quail Electronics is providing you a quality product. Also, this will be able to provide insurance that the whole power cord is UL listed and not just the wire. Before the UL listing was only on the flexible cord, now with this new mark on the plug you can clearly identify that your whole power cord is approved.

Canada-C-UL Canada-US-UL US-UL

Please note that ALL UL Listed power cord that were manufactured before July 1, 2015 will not need to show the mark and they are still UL Listed approved. At Quail Electronics, we are gradually implementing the new requirement with our inventory.

MD&M West 2015 Blog

MDM_West_2013_4cFor our first trade show of 2015, Quail Electronics will head to Southern California to demonstrate our top-of-the-line medical industry power products. Quail will be showcasing our industry-leading product line at the Medical Design & Manufacturers trade show exposition at the Anaheim Convention Center from February 10-12. MD&M is hosted by MedTechWorld, and is the largest OEM medical device and manufacturing event in the world. The event features over 2,000 exhibiting suppliers demonstrating leading-edge technology in the medical field, and offers a variety of informative expert insight, hands-on workshops, as well as networking events.

Continue reading

CES 2015 Roundup

international-ces-2015-las-vegasAs the new year begins, it’s also time to roll out the fancy new gadgets. The 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) roared though Las Vegas last week.  The weeklong showcases over 3,600 exhibitors, and attracts over 160,000 attendees. Previous CES events have included high profile introductions such as the world’s first VCR, camcorder, DVD player, household robots, and most recently, 3D printers and 4k televisions.

Continue reading