API Technologies Designs Electronic Switched PDU for Laptop Charging Carts

ORLANDO, FL — July 20, 2012 — API Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:ATNY) (“API” or the “Company”), a trusted provider of electronic systems, subsystems, RF, and secure systems for defense, aerospace, and commercial applications, introduced today an electronic switched power distribution unit (PDU) for laptop charging carts. This PDU was designed and manufactured by API’s Power Solutions product line to be used in a variety of applications including educational and medical establishments.

“This electronic switched PDU is mounted on the back of a laptop charging cart, and can provide charging power to more than a dozen laptops by utilizing power strips that plug into the switched PDU,” said Mr. Tracy Shaffer, Senior Vice President/Business Manager, RF2M US, API Technologies. “The PDU then switches power between strips in intervals of 15 minutes. Without a timed switching PDU, dozens of simultaneous charging laptops can trip the upstream circuit breaker and the laptops will not be fully charged, a problem that can be avoided with our ready-to-deploy solution.” 

The PDU is rated for 100-127 volts of AC power to two duplex switching outlets and two easily accessible “Always On” outlets on the back. The inlet connector has EMI filtering to protect against noise and interference from other electronic devices. Switching time between outlets can also be factory set to any preferred interval for the application in use.

In addition to its use as a charging station, this PDU can also be designed-in to new or existing furniture or cabinetry for locations that require charging for a variety of devices such as cell phones, portable reading devices, laptops, tablets, testing equipment, flashlights, battery chargers, and two-way radios. This PDU can be modified in color, shape, outlet style (NEMA or IEC), and power inputs.

To learn more about the API Technologies’ Power Solutions, including commercial off-the-shelf or customized electronic switched PDUs, please contact +1 888-588-3448 or email specpowersales@apitech.com.

API Technologies’ Power Solutions products include rack mount power strips, power distribution units, and circuit protection systems for both DC and AC applications. The Company has developed products as an OEM/ODM international partner to the industry’s top names, and has manufactured and supplied reliable power solutions to a number of commercial, industrial, military, and federal IT markets. For more information, please visit http://power.apitech.com.

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About API Technologies Corp.
API Technologies designs, develops and manufactures electronic systems, subsystems, RF and secure solutions for technically demanding defense, aerospace and commercial applications. API Technologies' customers include many leading Fortune 500 companies. API Technologies trades on the NASDAQ under the symbol ATNY. For further information, please visit the Company website at www.apitechnologies.com. 

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