Assessing custom power assemblies can only start by asking questions, the likes of which may vary from mundane to complex.
For starters, what is a custom power assembly? Power assemblies can be found in everything from alternative power source infrastructures to in-the-field handheld devices whose mobility enhances a company’s ability provide a much broader service to clients. In a nutshell, everything that connects into a power source utilizes a power assembly. Custom power assemblies, as the name implies, are shaped by particular specifications important to an individual company/industry.
The thing is that no two companies/industries are the same. While there may be some general overlap, each industry will have certain criteria to which its facilities and infrastructure must adhere.
There is also the importance of understanding & accounting for as many variables as possible. This may include encounters with extreme heat and/or cold, for example. It is vital that both customer & power assembly manufacturer work in tandem so that any & all variables can be accounted for when detailing specifications.
For all the back & forth about what goes into a custom power assembly, are these components expensive? Power assemblies aren’t necessarily the most costly expenditure. However, customization can change things. The problem is that while customization may be the better solution, a client’s available budget may not be as fluid. Settling for a ‘good enough’ solution, however, can lead to: 1) degradation of other components/machinery; 2) an impact on the client’s goods; and 3) perhaps worst of all, degradation of customer trust.
On the subject regarding the future of custom power assemblies, there are a few things that are known. Technology moves a mile a minute. As such, power assemblies must be thought about in terms of what future tech may still be on the horizon. What functionality will be expected of these & other electromechanical items? How will industries have to adapt to changes on the technological landscape? Some of the more pressing issues today include the rising cost of components, as well as the lack of an available supply for said components. There is also the drive of clients demanding more from the materials they use. The added component of consumer activism will likely push custom power assembly manufacturing to new heights of innovation. It remains to be seen whether all manufactures will be willing to come along for the ride.
Are all custom power assemblies alike? By default, the very nature of the word ‘custom’ would make this impossible.
While the layperson may say, “Yes”, industry insiders and interconnect solutions firm will resoundingly say, “Not even close.” The crazy thing is that in some respects, both answers are somewhat correct. However, this simple framing of power assemblies belies the complexity that exists in this area of industrial/mechanical manufacturing.

Everything that connects into a power source utilizes a power assembly. In an increasingly mechanized & computerized world, it is safe to say that power assemblies are of particular importance. Not only do they need to work when they’re called upon to function, but whomever manufacturers the power assemblies needs to make sure their product is able to stand out among the competition. The latter is proving most crucial as each day brings about a new interconnect solutions company claiming to be better than others.

With competition so fierce, choosing the right manufacturing partner will warrant asking some fairly pertinent questions including but not limited to:
Does your prototyping come with quick turnarounds?
Can changes and modification be implemented without incurring delays?
Are overseas capabilities available? (if applicable)

Here at LoDan Electronics, Inc., we are dedicated to keeping your operation running smoothly now & into the future. Talk to one of our experts & see how we can take your custom power assemblies to another level today.