Weekend Warior two X USB portable charger

Camper Special

I have a new line of rugged, solar ready, waterproof portable chargers coming out before the end of 2012. These units can be charged from a input voltage of 3.5V – 30V at 1500mA and can handle up to 3A output at 5.2V. They are custom made is Seattle, WA and there are two lines of portable power units to choose from. The first is the Espresso line. The Espresso line has two variants, The first variant is called the “Single Shot”, a single USB outlet with a 2300mAh battery and highly flexible inputs and the second unit called the “Double Shot” a two times USB output with a 5000mAh battery, These units are Not waterproof.
The second line of portable power units is the Camper Special and come in two flavors as well, The “Single Tent” 2300mAh and the “Double Tent”5000mAh similar to the Espresso line except these are geared towards solar energy and have a more flexible input for stabilization of solar voltages and are waterproof and built extra rugged. All these portable power units can be charged from a wall outlet with an adapter that comes with the units and can be charged from multiple sources like a bicycle dynamo or generator, solar panels, 12V car battery, 6V motorcycle battery etc…can be thrown out of a car window at 55mph and still work although I wouldn’t recommend it. Just saying if you want a super tough portable power unit that will support iphone, ipad and any other platform that is built in USA then this is your unit.
We also can customize a portable power unit just for you, any size any requirement and with custom graphics. Examples are different outputs and/or inputs WIFI, GPS, MP3, weather data, scientific data gathering etc…
For updates and information on purchasing one of these units, please contact me Edward Hlavacek at ed@tangentelectric.com
We hope to hear from you soon!

espresso double shot

Super rugged portable USB power

I have a new line of rugged, solar ready, waterproof portable chargers coming out before the end of 2012. These units can be charged from a input voltage of 3.5V – 30V at 1500mA and can handle up to 3A output at 5.2V. They are custom made is Seattle, WA and there are two lines of portable power units to choose from. The first is the Espresso line. The Espresso line has two variants, The first variant is called the “Single Shot”, a single USB outlet with a 2300mAh battery and highly flexible inputs and the second unit called the “Double Shot” a two times USB output with a 5000mAh battery, These units are Not waterproof.
For updates and information on purchasing one of these units, please contact me Edward Hlavacek at ed@tangentelectric.com
We hope to hear from you soon!

New products to sell? looking for that attention getter? Point of purchase displays also known as POP displays are the way to go when you are launching a new product or re branding an existing product. These point of purchase kiosk exhibits can be outfitted with, graphics, sound and video cards. POP displays can be interactive and set to target a particular demographic. POP displays are easy to transport and require no tools to install. Just plug and play! Tangent Electric

Point of Purchase Displays, Seattle, WA

POP Displays

in Seattle, Washington (WA) is your go to source for point of purchase equipment & point of purchase upgrades.

Electro-Manufacturing

Electro-Manufacturing

Electro-mechanical assembly services are beneficial to companies who often design a product or system “In House” and then that manufacturing portion is completed by companies such as Tangent Electric LLC located in Seattle, WA or any numbers of companies that assemble manufacture and test this type of equipment or end product. In electro-mechanical assembly, the process of manufacturing or assembling products combines the sciences of electromagnetism, of electrical engineering and mechanics. Mechanical electrical engineering in this context also encompasses software engineering, computer engineering, and other related fields. Boxes, enclosures, solenoids, Solder and Crimp Terminations, Potting & Encapsulations, custom & standard mil-spec time delay relays, voltage, phase, & frequency
monitors, flashers, current sensors, electro-mechanical and solid-state relays, sensors, power Electronic Systems, wiring terminations are just some of the parts used. I’ve always said, “If you can dream it we can build it”. Well as long as it’s legal.
If you have a gadget that needs assembled don’t hesitate to contact Tangent Electric LLC in Seattle, WA.

Electro-Mechanical Assembly

Contract Manufacturing

Contract manufacturing
“The battle for work”.
According to Wikipedia; a contract manufacturer (“CM”) is a manufacturer that contracts with a firm for components or products. Many industries utilize contract manufacturing, especially the aerospace, defense, computer, semiconductor, medical, food manufacturing and automotive fields. The problem is that competing in a world market means that a company has to lower their prices to such a degree that it makes it almost impossible to profit from. The United States needs to get manufacturing back on the map and stop shifting our money and resources overseas and in order to do this we all need to play with the same deck of cards. I believe that the small batch product assembly services will still remain here in America as it is not practical to build these overseas. However it is the large manufacturing services that get the attention here because these are where we can build skilled labor jobs that will help iron out our economy. It is unfair that the United States has one set of rules to play by and markets such as China, India and the like have it more easily with their cheap labor, there by killing any chance for the Americans to win bids. The good news is that the internet news outlets are plentiful in those countries now “when the government doesn’t sensor them” and with social networking in place like Facebook or Skype giving the ability to transfer instantly the unfairness that bestows the overseas industrial worker. The workers are seeing now, how they have been” farmed out” and not paid a competitive wage for those contract manufacturing jobs. That means the United States may soon be on a path to recovery as we become more competitive in the world markets, do to instability in foreign markets, and do to super growth on a scale that the world has never seen and to the internet’s ability to transfer both video and audio information in real time. Our jobs, Our family, Our America. God bless it.
Tangent Electric LLC

Great question!

 Fluorescent lighting in cold weather applications has been used for some time now. Typically you have cold weather ballast and cold weather rated lamps that have been used in freezer applications without a problem. They come in T12, T8 and T5 HO series these are the long skinny lamps that you see every where they come in two and four foot lengths. The problem occurs when one or more of the components are not listed for cold weather use.

CFL’s or compact fluorescents that you buy at your local hardware store to replace your incandescent light bulbs are not rated for cold weather use and cannot be used in cold weather applications due to their inability to start in cold weather.

LED lighting is unaffected by cold weather and is the recommended choice for optimum choice for energy efficiency. LED’s have draw backs as well. The number one drawback is cost LED’s cost more but the typical life expectancy is 50,000 hours which will make up for any cost differential and are more robust in nature. As the LED field expands and with consumers demanding more colors and brightness levels LED’s will be the one to bet on in the future.

In any case you will want to contact a local electrician to explain your options for your particular application as every lighting scenario is different.

Green today gone tommorow

Green today gone tommorow

With all the talk you here about green this and green that CFL’s, LED’s, GFCI’s, AFCI’s, Whole house surge protectors, Networking, Cat 5, Cat5e, Cat6, etc.. It can leave the consumer lost in information overload.

Technologies are being invented faster than we can consume them, which in effect causes a learning gap in how the new products are to be used and which ones are best.

Even as an electrical contractor in Seattle I struggle to keep up with the technologies and products being produced today. This opens up a new category or specialty for the contracting world. As an electrician I remember my roots back in Chicago, where we wire all are homes in pipe the old fashion way. Its simple install the conduit and pull the conductors through the pipe, connect a device or two and you were done. If a new circuit was ever needed you just simply pull through another circuit through the conduit and you are done. Now with romex or type nm cable you can save a lot of labor installing these cables and of course no pipe to add to the costs of installation. However if you need to add a circuit to an existing home or office it usually requires some drywall repair and more labor than just pulling over a new circuit in pipe.

As a consumer I like to pay for performance. Why should I spend all this extra money on these new “Green Technologies” Because they save you money in the long run and they protect you and your family from fires that are caused by electrical malfunctions.  Just see for yourself, look at your utility bill and see your electrical usage then go to your local hardware store and purchase some compact fluorescent lamps “CFL’s” in place of you incandescent lamps and see the difference in wattage use. You will be surprised. Oh, they usually don’t tell you but try to dim the fluorescent lamps oops that oscillating light looks terrible. Now you need to buy a new switch to replace that old dimmer you bought to save energy. Look, this is why you should always research before you buy into a trend. You can dim a fluorescent however you may need to consult with an electrician first.

I will tell you one thing and that is we are heading in the right direction and while not all technologies are practical for your application there are many ways to improve your comfort and safety. I personally would stay away from electrical products that seem cheap or are just too good of a deal to pass up. After all these products are going into your home and the cheap products are usually the first round design for the manufactures and are made of cheaper components to get them to market faster.

In the end I believe that LED lighting, solar energy and wind power are going to be more trendy as we look forward to 2010 and beyond the prices Will have to come down before the general public excepts these products as a standard replacement to older technologies.

Let’s make 2010 a safe year and educate ourselves to better understand these ever changing technologies and to use them wisely so as to protect lives and promote high standards for others to measure.

tangent_logom2slogosHi folks, I want you to know that it is ski and snowboarding season again and this year it looks like another fantastic season. I have been working with Seattle’s own, Mountain to sound outfitters the place to go for sales and service, ski rentals, board tuning and transportation to the mountains. We have come up with a great package deal for you the consumer. When you get an electrical panel upgrade I will give you a ski package that includes ski rental and transportation to and from Crystal Mountain. All you have to do is get the upgrade show proof of purchase and you will receive your package deal to be redeemed at Mountain to Sound Outfitters. You’ll want to act fast as offer availability is running out. Go ahead and give Tangent Electric a call today and get skiing tomorrow.
Offer good from 12/14/2009-2/14/2009

Think about it.

Think about it.

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2008 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars — all while saving $19 billion on their utility bills.
For Business
Because a strategic approach to energy management can produce twice the savings — for the bottom line and the environment — as typical approaches, EPA’s ENERGY STAR partnership offers a proven energy management strategy that helps in measuring current energy performance, setting goals, tracking savings, and rewarding improvements.
EPA provides an innovative energy performance rating system which businesses have already used for more than 96,000 buildings across the country. EPA also recognizes top performing buildings with the ENERGY STAR
Technologies to Use in your business in Seattle:
Electronic ballasts for your fluorescent lighting fixtures most fluorescent lighting can be retrofitted to accommodate the T8 or T5 lamp.
LED Exit signs instead of incandescent lamped signs.
High performance windows can considerably make your efficiency go up.
High efficiency motors and motor controllers like VFD’s “variable frequency drives”
Water saving toilets and water reducing programs for your business are an important step in assuring that you can be as efficient as possible.
Lighting controls, occupant sensors, dimmers timers and photo cells limit the usage of electricity when you are not using them.
These measures alone can save you big dollars and that is money that can be spent in better ways.
The city of Seattle is on the forefront of using the latest technologies to improve awareness and educating businesses that are making are lives better and smarter for the environment. As a Seattle electrical contractor I always promote electrical safety and efficiency and implement materials that meet the standard.

Tangent Electric LLC provides electrical repair, electrical service, electrical contracting, and electrical installation to residents of Western Washington. Seattle electrical contractor 206-878-1139

design_buildAs building costs grow, building owners and renters have been looking for cost saving strategies. One technique has been that the contractor not only builds the project, but also assists in its design. This technique offers some positive aspects to include a decrease in communication problems between the owner and contractor in regard to their needs, problem installation materials being detected in the design process rather than on the job, and less on the job changes.