Graphic showing Power Cords in a Fry Container
Apr 16th, 2024

Do You Want Fries with That?

It's a sales tactic that we've all heard time and time again and the simple answer why, is that it works. About 25 years ago, McDonald's began training their employees to ask customers if they want any additional items, calling them out by name. Fries were a natural winner, because let's be honest, who doesn't want fries with their burger. This classic example of cross selling has been estimated to add 40% to McDonald's total revenue, all with a simple question.
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Feb 28th, 2024

Understanding Trade Agreement Act (TAA) Power Cord Compliance

In the world of international trade and government contracting, navigating the complexities of compliance regulations is crucial for businesses aiming to expand their market reach while adhering to legal requirements. One such regulatory framework that demands attention from vendors, especially those involved in supplying products to the United States government, is the Trade Agreements Act (TAA).
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Feb 15th, 2024

Cord Manufacturer StayOnline Designates Critical Components Inc. As Manufacturer's Representative for the Southeastern Region of the U.S.

Henderson, NC - February 15, 2024 - StayOnline, a leading provider of technical power solutions in the power cord, plug adapter and power distribution industries, announced it has appointed Critical Components, Inc. (CCI) to represent the manufacturer in the Southeastern region of the U.S., servicing the states of Georgia, Alabama, North Florida, Tennessee, North Carolina, and South Carolina.
SecureSleeves: The Smart Way to Upgrade Existing Power Cords
Jan 30th, 2024

SecureSleeves: The Smart Way to Upgrade Existing Power Cords

In today's mission critical environments, ensuring secure power connections is crucial. A loose connection can easily disrupt normal operations. While locking power cords offer a robust solution, they represent a significant investment, especially if you're already equipped with a substantial inventory of standard cords. This is where the challenge lies: the tolerance specifications for standard IEC power cords allow for enough variation that loose connections are a not-so-uncommon headache.
10 (Not So) Bold Predictions for Power Cords in 2024
Jan 11th, 2024

10 (Not So) Bold Predictions for Power Cords in 2024

2024 is upon us and that means it is time for plenty of prediction posts. Here are our 2024 (not so) bold power cord predictions.
Cord Length vs. Amperage
Nov 30th, 2023

Cord Length vs. Amperage

The thicker the cord, the higher its maximum amperage capacity. The longer the cord, the more resistance, and the greater the loss in amperage efficiency.
The Hidden Costs of Counterfeit Power Cords: A Risk to Your Business
Nov 6th, 2023

The Hidden Costs of Counterfeit Power Cords: A Risk to Your Business

In an era where reliability and safety are paramount, the rise of counterfeit power cords is an alarming trend.
Locking Power Cords Revisited
Oct 12th, 2023

Locking Power Cords Revisited

StayOnline has always been your one stop shop for all things power cord, and locking cords are no exception.
Bike Shedding
Sep 20th, 2023

Bike Shedding

Bike shedding (also known as the Law of Triviality) refers to the tendency for a team to spend an inordinate amount of time discussing and debating trivial details, while ignoring more important issues.
Splitter Cables for Powering Multiple Devices
Aug 14th, 2023

Splitter Cables for Powering Multiple Devices

Harness the convenience of powering multiple devices from a singular source with our range of splitter power cords. Whether you're dealing with limited outlets or aiming to reduce cable clutter, splitters are your go-to solution. They not only free up valuable space but also enhance airflow, ensuring optimal performance for your devices.
NEMA Resources
Jun 16th, 2023

NEMA Resources

StayOnline believes that empowering customers with detailed product information is crucial to making informed buying decisions. It is with this commitment that we have created comprehensive resources, including the NEMA Straight Blade Reference Chart and the NEMA Locking Reference Chart.
10 Geeky Facts About Power Cords
Apr 24th, 2023

10 Geeky Facts About Power Cords

At StayOnline, we eat, breathe, drink and dream power cords. Power cords may seem like a mundane topic, but there's more to them than meets the eye.
Outdoor Power Cord Maintenance
Mar 23rd, 2023

Outdoor Power Cord Maintenance

Whether you own a marina, run outdoor events, use temporary power, or run generators, it's important to inspect your outdoor power cords for corrosion, cracking, fraying, and other problems. Here's what you need to know.
Data Center Solutions
Mar 9th, 2023

Data Center Solutions

In a data center, power cords are critical components that require careful consideration. With so many options available, it can be challenging to choose the right power cord for your needs. In this blog post, we will discuss the power cord solutions offered by StayOnline, which can help you ensure reliable and uninterrupted power connectivity in your data center.
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Feb 8th, 2023

The Advantages of Custom Molding in the USA

As a business, consider the origin and production of your products, especially when it comes to custom cords. Buying American-made custom cords can offer numerous benefits. Buying cords that are molded in the USA supports the local economy, offers the opportunity to customize the cords to your exact specifications, and can be an excellent choice when fast turnaround is needed.
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Jan 6th, 2023

What's the Difference Between Assembled and Molded Power Cords?

We're glad you asked. If you are not as versed in all things power cords as we are at StayOnline, you may think that a power cord is a power cord is a power cord. We are here to tell you that not all cords are created equal (or are they?).
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Dec 5th, 2022

Three Advantages of Ordering Custom Power Cords

When purchasing standard power cords, user options can be limited. Many power cords are available only in standard lengths, cord sizes and plug configurations. In many cases, this makes custom power cords a superior choice compared to standard power cords across a wide range of industries and applications.
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Nov 4th, 2022

Powering Equipment Internationally

There are several challenges typically associated with electrical devices when traveling abroad, selling in a foreign market or installing equipment in a non-US data center. These issues usually have to do with voltage, receptacle types, hertz, current stability, approvals and even power cords.
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Oct 5th, 2022

Hubbell: Where Wiring Devices and Imagination Meet

Founded in 1888 by Harvey Hubbell II, Hubbell Incorporated is a company that manufactures electrical and electronic products for non-residential and residential construction, industrial and utility applications. Harvey Hubbell II was an inventor, entrepreneur and industrialist whose best-known inventions are the standard electrical plug and the pull-chain light socket.
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Sep 19, 2022

Kate Linehan Joins Cord Manufacturer StayOnline

Kate Linehan joins StayOnline as Vice President, Sales and Marketing, to lead the thirty-five year old manufacturer's pursuit of market growth and penetration in the power cord industry.
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Sep 16, 2022

When to Contact a Custom Power Cord Company

Custom power cords are essential to any business' infrastructure because they help provide power across various applications-from powering laptop batteries and charging phones to powering servers and data centers. With the ongoing digital transformation, businesses are continually looking for ways to improve their processes.
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Aug 20, 2022

5 Ways to Check for Counterfeit Power Cords

It's a sad reality, but counterfeit and poorly manufactured power cords are more common than one might think. In some cases, knockoffs of trusted brands and equipment are produced for sale by unwitting or shady manufacturer; in others, manufacturers substitute materials with cheaper ones to cut costs.
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Aug 8, 2022

4 Benefits of Custom Extension Cords

Did you know that according to FinancesOnline, about 55% of small businesses have realized that they have less-than-ideal processing times? Because of this figure, technological applications that make operations more efficient were expected to grow in 2021 and 2022.
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Jul 23, 2022

What Type of NEMA Straight Blade Does Your Business Need?

Did you know that the global budget for IT is expected to be $3.92 trillion in 2022 as companies continue to integrate IT solutions to improve and expand their business processes? Your business may be investing more into IT, which will invariably include NEMA straight blade plugs.
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Jul 8, 2022

A Day in the Life of a Power Cord

Custom power cords and power supplies are used by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in a wide variety of applications, both in the domestic and international markets. Many industries have power- or size-specific requirements, or present unique design challenges; this can make it difficult for users to find the power cords they need for a given application.
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Jun 13, 2022

Stay Safe: Three Things to Know About Extension Cords

Electricity usage in the US varies depending on the region and specific usage habits. On average, houses in the Northeastern portion of the US use the least electricity every year compared to other regions. In contrast, single-family detached homes in the South use the most electricity.
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May 16, 2022

Understanding NEMA Plug Types

The NEMA power cord may be a common choice for your power needs, but do you know what makes it special? With the growth of the power cord industry in 2022-and the revelation that power must be as efficient as it is adaptable, coupled with the fact that 55% of small businesses report that slow processing times are among their biggest challenges-it is no wonder that more attention is being paid to this type of standard cord.
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May 5th, 2022

Your Guide to the Major Cord Types

In this day and age, it's not only unwise to lag behind on technological trends, it can actually be detrimental to the success of your company. Currently, about 44% of all businesses have plans to accelerate their digital revamps - if they haven't done so already.
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Apr 20th, 2022

Our Guide to Locking Power Cords

There are several situations that call for users to secure their power connections. This is especially so in applications that are deemed mission critical-data centers, hospitals, and military applications come to mind-where the ability to secure the connection between your device and its power source can mean the difference between being online, or completely cut off.
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Apr 7th, 2022

Beating the Supply Chain with Custom Cords

Over the past two years, the supply of goods (and services) to and within the US has been drastically altered. This is due in part to the COVID-19 pandemic, but one can also look to delays in the supply chain-namely, the import of goods from China.
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Mar 16th, 2022

The Lowdown on Power Cable Management in Data Centers

Great cable management is a critical part of successfully operating a data center, for this is where the processing, storing, distribution, and ultimately the streamlining of all data occurs. For data centers to be an ideal resource for businesses, they must be appropriately organized.
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Feb 15th, 2022

What Is the Difference Between C13 Power Cord & the C15?

Power cords allow us to do incredible things on a daily basis. That said, it's easy to use power cords without realizing just how different they can be from one another. With that in mind, we're here to review a few differences between the C13 power cord and C15 power cords. Let's get started.
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Feb 5th, 2022

Your IT Maintenance Checklist

Ensuring business continuity starts with making sure you are taking care of your IT. Businesses, all businesses, are highly dependent on their IT. This year the global budget for business IT is expected to be about $3.92 trillion.
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Jan 4th, 2022

Three Industries that Benefit from Custom Power Cables

Power cables are important, if not critical, tools in certain industries. In fact, they're crucial in sustaining numerous industries around the world. In this blog, we'll be reviewing three industries where custom power cables are making a difference. Let's get started.
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Dec 22nd, 2021

Small Business and IT Upgrades

Small businesses that deploy enterprise IT systems are regularly upgrading their systems, from simple changes like securing their power cords to bigger changes like new software, hardware, and more. What should you be doing to upgrade your business IT?
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Dec 8th, 2021

What You Can Do To Make Your Cords Last Longer

Most power cords have two or three brass pins that connect to an appliance or a piece of equipment to complete an electrical circuit. Protecting those pins and the rest of the cord will ensure that your NEMA power cord is always ready. Let's review a few more ways you can protect your power cords.
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Dec 1st, 2021

Advantages of Using Custom Extension Cords for Your Facility

If you're managing a facility that uses a lot of electrical equipment, you may find yourself with a tangle of messy - and potentially dangerous - wires supplying all that power. If you think that you just have to live with the mess of extension cords because of the limitations caused by where your outlets are, guess again.
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Nov 23rd, 2021

Beginner's Guide to NEMA Plugs

Whether you're running an event planning business or you're starting to set up a new office space, there's no denying that having the right cables is crucial. Here, we'll give you a brief overview of NEMA plugs. Let's get started.
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Nov 10th, 2021

Making Your Network Stronger

Making your network more robust comes with a wide range of benefits. Sometimes it is the little things that can help, like custom power cords to shore up the connectivity of your hardware. Other times, making your network stronger is a bit more complex.
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Nov 10th, 2021

Cord Manufacturer StayOnline Opens New North Carolina Facility

ALDER Capital Partners and StayOnline team to continue the thirty-year old manufacturer's pursuit of customer service and quality in the power cord industry.