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How Does Wireless Power Change the Way We Design Spaces?

How Does Wireless Power Change the Way We Design Spaces?

In a world where people can work from home, why sacrifice the convenience and comfort in an office space?Design and coworking spaces are constantly changing. And while it seems hard to keep up initially, understanding how wireless power is completely changing the way we design spaces is a BIG ...
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Chicago Electrical Codes and Why They Matter to Designers and Marketers

Chicago Electrical Codes and Why They Matter to Designers and Marketers

Keeping up with the different electrical codes across states (and even cities)isn’t easy. And if you’re not an electrical engineer, making sense of what’sactually allowed can get pretty tedious and confusing. So let us break itdown simply in this video:WHAT’S THE CODE IN CHICAGO?Well, ...
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Wireless Charging: Power Up, Unplugged

Wireless Charging: Power Up, Unplugged

Gone are the days of plugging in your electronics and being tethered down in order to charge. As our tech is evolving, so is the way we power up – and the latest evolution is in wireless charging.Qi, a Chinese word that translates to “vital energy,” is today’s worldwide wireless charging ...
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Juice Jacking Debunked

Juice Jacking Debunked

Within the past few months, a government organization sent out communications on X, formerly known as Twitter, and other platforms warning consumers to not use public charging stations, such as those in malls and airports. They warn that some of these charging devices may have been tampered with ...
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What You Need to Know About USB-C

What You Need to Know About USB-C

The biggest players in technology are moving toward adopting USB-C and the Power Delivery standard in their latest devices. That means we can charge all our favorite tech (laptops, phones, speakers, smart watches, etcetera, etcetera) using the same cord, with the same connector.USB-C can charge ...
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Technology Doesn't Stand Still

Phones, tablets, laptops, second phones, speakers, smart watches… the list goes on and on. It’s obvious how much we rely on our devices to stay connected. Enabling all of this technology takes the right power partner. The kind that has the right amount of options (which is a lot), and is ...
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Outlet Sparking: Staying Connected & Safe

Did you know that there’s a spark every time an electrical outlet connection is made? You may not always see that little flash of light, but it’s there—both when plugging in and pulling a plug out. Creating that spark might catch you by surprise, but it’s totally normal. While most sparks ...
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The Power Puzzle: Reaching Middle Ground

More and more, companies are embracing open concept work spaces—areas designed around optimizing human interaction and collaboration. And for many people, this kind of dynamic, synergistic work isn’t very likely if workers are tethered against the wall. Looking to create an active, team ...
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What are the Risks of Non UL Listed Products in Your Workplace?

Outfitting an entire office space can seem daunting at first. Confronting a budget in this scenario is particularly complicated. And in times like this, it can be easy to want to find a way to cut a few corners and save some cost.But finding cheaper (emphasis on the cheaper) products to outfit the ...
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UL Listed vs. UL Recognized: What's the difference?

If you’ve been browsing this blog (or other helpful resources around electrical components and products), then you’ve probably come into contact with the phrases “UL Listed” and “UL Recognized.” But what do they mean? And which one is more important?But first of all, what is “UL?” ...
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