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With the advent of Alibaba and other portals into Chinese manufacturing, it has become commonplace for folks to search for the availability of what they need and then contact the manufacturer directly. However, there are many pitfalls to buying products...
By Allison Raymond Summitech and Diptronics have worked closely for more than 10 years. Diptronics is one of the leading manufacturers in the world in Dip, Tact, Rotary, Slide, Detector, Multi-Functional, Micro and Illuminated switches.  The company, who is headquartered...
By Michael Leavitt Background: My name is Michael Leavitt and I am one of the owners here at Summitech. Pete and I opened the company about 19 years ago and I have focused on the sales, business development and growth...
Programmable LED strips are fantastic when it comes to adding color patterns to almost anything. But one thing to keep in mind is the power that will be required to run them. Yes, LEDs use much less power than incandescent...
If you’ve ever dimmed a programmable led, you have certainly noticed that the response is non-linear. If you ramp up the duty cycle from zero to one hundred percent, you’ve noticed that the led gets brighter very quickly at the...
Most consumer electronics products use indicator lights to display the status of the unit to the customer. Is the power on? Has the unit booted? Is it receiving traffic? These indicator lights are used by technical support personnel to help...
When looking for a USB charger, you must first understand the power requirements of the device that you want to charge. Early cell phones and power banks could only use 1A of current, so any wall or car charger would...
History of USB Universal Serial Bus, or USB, was invented by a consortium of companies (Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel) in 1994. The intent was to replace the myriad number of cables that were used at the...
Happy New Year!  Americas largest consumer electronics tradeshow is upon us once again, showcasing the next generation of innovations and products.  Summitech is looking forward to attending CES in Las Vegas this year, to check out some of world’s most...
Have you ever seen an advertisement for “Left Hand” USB cable and wondered just what the heck that even is? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to tell you all about how to define and shop...