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The Cable Harness Assembly Process

No matter how good a product or electrical system is, without a reliable source of energy to keep it running, it won’t meet the end user’s needs. That’s why the cable harness assembly process is so important. It’s a critical component of a battery pack that ensures electricity moves quickly and efficiently from one place to another for both power and control. Cable Harness: The Basics The piece of equipment known as a cable harness goes by many different names in the field. It’s commonly called a cable assembly but may also be known as a cable harness assembly, although Read More

How Long Do Rechargeable Batteries Last?

Rechargeable batteries increase convenience and efficiency for a wide range of products across consumer, manufacturing, and industrial use. They can also deliver cost savings by reducing the number of batteries that need to be purchased over a product or system’s lifetime use. With the ability to configure rechargeable batteries to meet project specifications for power density, voltage, and capacity, it’s possible to gain these benefits in nearly every scenario you can think of where battery power is needed. The Lifespan of Rechargeable Batteries To some extent, the life span of the battery is dependent on the chemistry of the battery Read More

Can I Get a Custom Charger Built to my Specs?

Buying a charger off the shelf can be a good way to get the power you need when you need it. But sometimes, it’s clear that a ready-made solution won’t work for your needs. Maybe it’s not the right size or it can’t generate the type or intensity of power that you need. A custom charger for lead acid, lithium ion or NiMH rechargeable batteries can be the ideal solution. Why Turn to an Electronics Manufacturing Service Whether you need a single battery charger or you want to place a bulk order, finding the right provider is key. Experienced electronics Read More

How do you Dispose of Sealed Lead Acid Batteries?

Batteries are highly valuable for the way they provide power in places where cords and plugs are impractical. And because they’re so inexpensive and convenient, we buy lots of batteries and keep them on hand for clocks, flashlights, radios, remote controls, cameras, and more. But when they’re out of energy and it’s time to remove them, you may be wondering the best way to dispose of them. Because of their lead acid, nickel, lithium, cadmium, mercury or nickel metal hydride contents, simply tossing them in the trash is hazardous.Alkaline batteries are the ONLY battery chemistry that may be discarded in Read More

Are Battery Packs Waterproof?

Batteries provide an excellent source of power. They’re reliable, durable, and configurable to meet specific power demands, whether you’re using them for residential, commercial or industrial needs. However, depending on the location, some batteries may be exposed to water, and that can be a problem. The Risks of Water to Your Batteries Water can interfere with the performance of your battery pack, and it can affect the integrity of the battery, too. Much of the risk comes down to how much water is the battery subject to and how deeply does it penetrate the housing. An occasional splash of water Read More

What is an Enclosure Box?

A lot is riding on your electrical equipment, whether your installation is residential, commercial, industrial, or municipal. That’s why the added protection of an enclosure box is essential to keep it in good working order. Whether it’s located indoors or outdoors, electrical equipment is subject to a variety of hazards that can interfere with the reliable and safe performance that customers expect. Typical Enclosure Box Designs An enclosure box or box build is a box built around an electrical installation that protects it while still allowing access for maintenance and repairs. It will typically have one or two doors that Read More

Scorecards and Measures: Ensuring the Quality of Our Custom Wiring Harnesses and Other Products

For businesses that want to demonstrate that their products or services meet the quality standards expected by their customers, business partners, and others, ISO certification is a great way to do that. As stated on its website, ISO is “an independent, non-governmental international organization with a membership of 164 national standards bodies.”  The organization traces its origin back to 1946, when representatives from 25 countries gathered at the Institute of Civil Engineers in London and agreed to create a new international organization whose objective would be “to facilitate the international coordination and unification of industrial standards.” ISO officially began operating Read More

Beat the Beep: Battery Suppliers Remind You It’s Time to Tend to Your Smoke Alarms

It’s the middle of the night. You and your family are sleeping peacefully when suddenly a beeping sound starts making its way into your dreams. If you’ve got young children, soon they’re making their way into your bedroom, confused by the insistent chirping. Or your dog may either go “on alert” or be looking for somewhere to hide. Bottom line: you can say goodbye to your good night’s sleep! As battery suppliers, we like to help you avoid this scenario, and changing your smoke detector batteries every six months when the time changes is the best way to do that!  Read More

Battery Packs and Wholesale Batteries: Powering Life in the Digital Age

In the “digital age,” batteries are all around us. They are found in everything from our remote controls and battery backups to a whole host of electronic devices in our homes and places of business. As important as batteries are, however, most people don’t really know how these power storage units work. This post provides an overview of batteries, battery packs, and wholesale batteries.  Understanding Batteries Batteries are free-standing sources of a type of electricity called direct current (DC). With DC power, the voltage remains constant. This is different from the alternating current (AC) power that we have in our Read More

Automation and Craftsmanship: Advanced Tools for Building Cable Harnesses and Battery Packs

In a prior post, we explained that while we use the most advanced tools and systems for building cable harnesses and battery packs, we’re proud to say that our employees at Rapport still embrace the concept of craftsmanship and the goal of being artisans in their area of expertise. Most of them have been with us for many years, continually learning more about the needs and requirements of our customers, the materials we use, and the processes we have developed for turning individual components into high-quality finished products.  In order to do that most efficiently and effectively, we leverage both Read More