OKAYA Blog

  • Thanks for visiting us at AHR Expo 2018!

    Chicago. The Windy City. The City of Big Shoulders.

    Chicago

    It was great to be at McCormick Place for AHR Expo 2018! Valparaiso is approximately one hour from Chicago, so it's practically in our back yard!

    Thanks to everyone who came to the show and stopped by our booth. Whether you were interested in our OLED displays, TFT displays, LCD displays, electrical noise protection, electrical surge protection or LED light bars -- we appreciate your time and are looking forward to working with you. We've got a solution for you! 

    We'll be following up with you and your information has also been sent to your local sales rep.

    See you at AHR Expo 2019 in Atlanta!

  • Congratulations Joe Gee!

    Today, we celebrated our president's 20 year anniversary with OKAYA. Congratulations Joe Gee! This morning, there was a presentation in the office with his anniversary gift:

    Congratulations Joe Gee!

    Thank you for 20 years Joe! We couldn't do it without you!

  • Certification body and certification mark changes

    Effective June 2018, there will be changes to the certification body and certification mark on these series of hybrid surge protection and gas discharge tubes:
     

    Hybrid Surge Protection

    RAM-LAS
    RAM-LAS

    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ/-BYZ-2/2A
    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ/-BYZ-2/2A

    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ-3C
    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ-3C

    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ-4/-5
    RAV-BWZ/-BXZ-4/-5

    RAV-LDEZ
    RAV-LDEZ


    Gas Discharge Tubes

    RA-V7
    RA-V7

    RA-MX-V7-Y/-Y(5)
    RA-MX-V7-Y/-Y(5)

    What's changing?

    These products are currently approved by UL 1449 and CSA C 22.2 standards. These standards will be maintained and are not changing.

    The certification will be integrated to UL and, as a result, the certification mark will be changing.

    UL 1449 -- old certification mark:

    UL-RU certification mark

    CSA C 22.2 -- old certification mark:

    CSA certification mark

    New certification mark:

    UL-RU C US certification mark


    When does this start?

    June of 2018.

  • Vinyl cording changes to selected film capacitors and spark quenchers

    Starting in October 2017, there will be changes to the vinyl cording on the following families of film capacitors and spark quenchers:

    Film Capacitors

    XEB
    XEB

    CF78
    CF78

    XYE
    XYE

    Spark Quenchers

    S and SB
    S1, S2, SB

    XAB
    XAB

    XEB
    XEB

    A list of all the affected products can be found here.

    What's changing?

    The vinyl cording used in the current products is being discontinued. Currently, this cording -- model numbers UL1007BIG and UL1015 -- is manufactured by Hanai Electric Wire Co., Ltd.

    UL1007BIG will be manufactured by Tokyo Electric Wire Industrial Co., Ltd.

    UL1015 will be manufactured by Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.

    A chart explaining the differences can be found here.

    Are model numbers changing?

    No. This change will have no effect on model numbers. Replacement parts will be used once stock for the current parts is gone.