Which products will trend in 2021? | MK Electric

Which products will trend in 2021? | MK Electric

Emma Segelov, EMEA Marketing Operations Manager at MK Electric, looks at what’s in store for the electrical industry in 2021 and beyond.

Healthy power

As the global health crisis continues to put healthcare institutions, educational facilities and businesses under pressure, electricians need to be aware of the wiring devices that are available to help maintain a hygienic environment within these settings.

Our Logic Plus range is produced using urea formaldehyde; a high-grade thermoset material that has similar intrinsic properties to antimicrobial additives and kills many harmful bacteria.

In terms of PVCu cable management systems, our Prestige 3D Antibac Blue is designed to help to kill bacteria which can grow on surfaces such as trunking systems using an additive within the PVCu, which is registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and compliant with the European Biocidal Products Directive (BPD).

As the additive is homogenous within the PVCu compound, the protection runs throughout. There’s no loss of effectiveness where the trunking lengths are cut on-site or if the surface becomes scuffed or scratched. It also has a fluorescence under UV light and glows blue for easy product identification and client confidence.

Made in the UK, Logic Plus and Prestige 3D Antibac Blue are designed to be used together for a complete antibacterial solution.

New connections

USB integrated sockets are now commonplace in many sectors such as residential, offices, higher education, hospitality and retail. The 4-pin USB-A connection has been the standard for some time, but the use of USB Type-C (the cable that has the same shape connectors at both ends for phones and tablets) is on the rise and expected to become the norm.

We’ve added a new USB integrated socket to our Logic Plus range that has two USB ports: one Type-C and one Type-A. It provides a total of 15W across both outlets; the USB-C socket is rated at 15W (5V/3A) power whilst the USB-A port is rated at 10W (5V/2A).

These new sockets mount into a standard 25mm back box and feature backed-out and captive terminal screws and in-line, upward facing terminals with a funnel entrance for easy fuss installation. They also have Dynamic Device Recognition (DDR) technology for optimal charging.

Safe working and learning

To facilitate social distancing in offices and education, staff and students will need access to power and data outlets wherever they may be located, so having a flexible distribution system is key.

Floorboxes provide connection to the power and data distribution system without the restrictions of being perimeter wall-mounted. When thoughtfully designed, these can deliver 100% floor coverage. For raised floors, MK Electric’s raised floorboxes have been specifically engineered to ensure robustness, a faster installation and maximum life span flexibility. They’re ideal for use with the Interact Underfloor Power System.

Furthermore, MK’s new Above the Desk modules provide convenient desk-top access to power, data and USB charging direct to the end user. Thanks to an integral C clamp, 13A plug and cable, they’re simple to install – or relocate – wherever they’re needed.

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