Stadium Group plc acquires PowerPax UK Limited

5 September 2017 No comments

Stadium Group, a leading supplier of wireless connectivity solutions, power products, human machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies, announces that it has acquired the business and assets of PowerPax UK Limited. Formed in 2000, PowerPax UK Limited is a UK based specialist value add manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of power supplies, battery chargers and LED products, including AC-DC switch mode PSU and DC-DC converters.

PowerPax will join Stadium Group’s power technology division Stadium Stontronics Limited, also based in Reading UK.

Martin Brabham, Managing Director Stadium Stontronics commented: “The deal follows a sequence of focused acquisitions by the company as we pursue growth in niche complementary technologies. There is great synergy between the two businesses with respect to skills, industry knowledge and the complementary Power product portfolio which will bring economies of scale and presents our combined customers with an enhanced offering and service in the power products space.”

Lee Allen, Managing Director of PowerPax added: “Stadium Stontronics’ extensive range of power and cable products, strong supplier network and established distribution partnerships complements the PowerPax offering, meaning we can deliver synergies and a much stronger proposition to our customers. I am delighted to bring PowerPax to Stadium and I look forward to working with the team.”

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Mornsun comes to the UK

15 July 2014 No comments

Mornsun, one of the worlds largest manufacturers of DC-DC converters and AC/DC PCB modules have signed a distribution agreement with PowerPax, one of the UKs largest suppliers of power conversion products. This agreement means that PowerPax can offer the complete range of Mornsun power products at unbeatable prices and on super fast lead times. PowerPax are currently working on a dedicated UK web site which will provide engineers and buyers with easy and comprehensive access to technical information on the full Mornsun range of products. This new Mornsun website is expected to go live in the 4th quarter of 2014.

In the meantime, if you require information or pricing on any Mornsun part please Contact Us. We would be pleased to assist with any questions or inquiries you have for any Mornsun part. Alternatively you can visit the Mornsun Power web site

You can also view a selection of our core range of PowerPax DC-DC convertors - click here

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What are Power Supply IP Ratings?

8 June 2014 No comments


Power Supplies will often have been given an IP rating, particularly in cases where the power supply is intended for use externally. These 'IP' or 'Ingress Protection' ratings denote how well a power supply protects itself from damage from external intrusion of solid objects and water.

An IP rating starts with the letters IP and is then followed by two numbers (and sometimes an optional letter). This is fully defined in standard IEC 60529. The purpose of IP rating is to provide the end user with a detailed description of a units capability rather than relying on vague terms such as 'waterproof' or 'suitable for outdoor use'. 

The most common IP ratings for power supplies intended for outdoor use are IP65, IP67 and IP68. The first number, in these examples this being the number 6 denotes 'Protected from total dustr ingress'. The final number refers to what level of protection from liquid ingress is provided

IP65 = Protection from total dust ingress & Protection from low pressure water jets from any direction
IP67 = Protection from total dust ingress & Protection from immersion between 15cm and 1 metre in depth
IP68 = Protection from total dust ingress & Protection from long term immersion up to a specified pressure. 

Electronics Design Show 2014 – Fully focused event for electronic engineers

20 May 2014 No comments


Now in its second year, the Electronics Design Show will provide exhibitors and visitors alike with
a unique opportunity to take part in an event aimed exclusively at electronic design engineers
when it opens on 22-23 October 2014 at the Jaguar Exhibition Hall, Ricoh Arena, Coventry.

The Electronics Design Show, which will once again be co-located with the Engineering Design Show,
plus the new Embedded Design Show, is expected to attract more than 4,000 visitors and 250
exhibitors in 2014. PowerPax will be exhibiting a wide selection of power supplies and power conversion products on stand H80. The Show will still remain true to the founding principle of catering specifically for
electronic design engineers, offering best practice learning and practical design ideas for visitors
through a focused exhibition, comprehensive conference and practical workshop sessions.
For 2014, a new section has also been added that will be devoted solely to the embedded market.
The Embedded Design Show will cater for the needs of engineers working in this demanding sector.
A workshop theatre located within the Embedded Design Show will host presentations that are
technical, application-based and look to provide attendees with a combination of solutions and
latest technical options. Details of the conference and workshop programmes will be announced
nearer the time.

Visitor numbers to last year’s inaugural Electronics Design Show exceeded the ambitious target set
by organiser Findlay Media. Attracted by more than 80 exhibitors, plus design oriented workshops
and high level conference sessions, more than 1,000 electronic design engineers and managers
passed through the doors at Coventry's Ricoh Centre during the Show's two days.

Findlay Media's executive director Ed Tranter said: “Electronic engineers in the UK have been looking
for a show which meets their particular needs. We are pleased that the Electronics Design Show has
done just that and look forward to this year's event, where we will launch the Embedded Design

For more information about the Show, including details about how to register, please contact PowerPax for details or visit

PowerPax to exhibit at Northern Manufacturing 2014

2 April 2014 No comments

Northern Manufacturing & Electronics is the largest exhibition dedicated to serving the needs of manufacturing and electronics industries in the North of England. Event City, Manchester, makes the show easily accessible to visitors from the North. PowerPax, one of the UKs largest specialists in the supply of power conversion products will attend. Please visit us on stand D23

PowerPax to exhibit at ES Live 2014

By Lee 31 March 2013 No comments

PowerPax will be exhibiting at this years Electronics Sourcing Live in Milton Keynes on 15th May 2014. ES Live is the must attend event for electronics purchasing professionals. The one day event is open from 10am until 4pm and features over 100 exhibitors from across the industry. PowerPax will be showing a wide range of DC-DC Converters, LED drivers and power supplies.