Category Archives: Power Solutions

Power Assemblies Products Power A Man Camp at a Remote Alaska Mine

A manager of a large gold mine once told me after I commented on the two hour drive to the mine off the main road, that they don’t build mines in the middle of cities. I had never thought about that before but reflecting on his comment and applying it to my experience selling to […]

Power Assemblies Company Switches to Be Used in Amazon’s New Mexico Facility

As most people know by now, Amazon is the world’s largest and fastest growing retailer with over 50% of the B2C market. The rapid growth puts a strain on their fulfillment warehouses and data centers requiring new facilities to be built constantly. These facilities are being built all over the country, including several on the […]

A Day in the Life of a Power Assemblies Engineer

As the name suggests, emergency power distribution equipment often needs to be quoted, manufactured and built within a very short period of time. The shortened time frame creates many challenges which include creating designs and drawings for fast customer approval as well as designing the products with readily available materials, tooling and labor. There is […]

Beetle Box: Purpose and Benefits

What is a Beetle Box Electricians, entertainment contractors and people involved in mobile music venues have all used spider boxes at one time or another. Spider box, being the generic name of a small portable electrical distribution box, gets its name from the legs coming down from the main body of the enclosure, giving it […]

The Benefits of Banded Generator Cable Assemblies

Smaller generators power a large portion of the portable power market. Homeowners, county fairs, concerts and events use portable generators for mobile temporary power to power lights, air conditioners and other critical loads. Most of the power requirements for the events are less than 200 amps at 240 volts single phase, which would require a […]

Anatomy of an Emergency Power System

Introduction/Background In the face of natural disaster, power outages are inevitable. Preparation is key to limiting damage and the loss of property and life. When storm warnings are issued people begin stocking up on food, water, gas, batteries, and other supplies to get them through. Some people assume that stores and stations will remain operational […]