case study: Mistelbach Train Station, Austria

case study: Mistelbach Train Station, Austria

CASE STUDY Mistelbach Train Station, Austria Green Furniture Concept's Nova C series in Mistelbach Train Station makes the passengers feel at home on their travels - with the comfort of charging their devices on the go. GREEN FURNITURE CONCEPT what products were...

case study: Bisley

case study: Bisley

Home working can provide freedom and flexibility, yet there are challenges to consider – most notably feeling like the office is encroaching on home life.

case study: Sydney Grammar School

case study: Sydney Grammar School

CASE STUDY Sydney Grammar School Sydney Grammar School approached OE Elsafe for a solution to their usually time-consuming exam setup process. Previously several teachers worked for three days to setup the four exam rooms, running mains power cables between desks and...

BS6396: 2022

BS6396: 2022

BS6396 is the British standard for electrical systems specification in furniture​. Find out how the standard affects you by reading this article.

Does OE accept returns of QIKPAC batteries?

Do you accept returns of QIKPAC batteries? OE does accept returns of unopened QIKPAC batteries to our Virginia facility. The return shipping cost will be chargeable to the customer and there will be a 25% restocking fee. It is a legislated requirement for transporting...

What is the warranty for ANIMATE?

What is the warranty for ANIMATE? 12 months from the date of purchase.As is common with electrical items, all OE products including ANIMATE are issued with a 12 month warranty. Do you need more information? Our expert team are ready to answer anyother questions that...

How do I dispose of old/damaged batteries?

How do I dispose of old/damaged batteries? When Lithium Ion batteries reach the end of their life, either through age or damage, they must be disposed of appropriately. They must not be sent to landfill.Please check with your local authorities how to appropriately...

How do you ship QIKPAC batteries?

How do you ship QIKPAC batteries? QIKPAC batteries contain Lithium-Ion (Li-ion) cells which are classed as hazardous materials. As such they are individually packed in UN38.3 compliant packaging. They should be kept in that packaging until they are either fitted in...

What if a QIKPAC battery fails?

What if a QIKPAC battery fails? If it is within the warranty period, then subject to testing at an OE facility (whereupon the battery will be analysed and interrogated) we should be able to determine what the fault was caused by and whether it is covered by warranty...

What international approvals does the battery have?

What international approvals does the battery have? Battery Operational Safety - IEC/UL 62133; Transportation - UN38.3, Electromagnetic Interference – EMC (EU) and UK, and FCC (US), Materials – ROHS, REACH. Do you need more information? Our expert team are ready to...

Is QIKPAC safe?

Is QIKPAC safe? It must always be recognised that whilst safe to use, Li-ion batteries always have a very small risk of thermal runaway, albeit as little as 1ppm or less – and in this regard, a customer should carry out a risk analysis for their specific application,...

The QIKPAC doesn’t seem to work, what is the problem?

The QIKPAC doesn’t seem to work, what is the problem? If you have just received the QIKPAC, then it is in Sleep Mode – you can awaken it either by charging it or pressing and holding the button for 5 seconds. Otherwise, it may have entered Sleep Mode as it has been...

Can QIKPAC be charged directly from my solar panels?

Can QIKPAC be charged directly from my solar panels? Yes, QIKPAC batteries can be charged from your renewable energy source. We can help take your QIKPACs completely off grid. The batteries need a regulated 29 - 31V supply. For solar a MPPT (maximum power point...

What is Sleep Mode?

What is sleep mode? Sleep Mode is the state that a QIKPAC Battery is initially delivered in and is also a state that the QIKPAC Battery will enter if it has been discharged too far. Charging the QIKPAC will automatically bring it out of Sleep Mode. Sleep Mode can also...

How can I check the charge status of a QIKPAC Battery?

How can I check the charge status of a QIKPAC Battery? A short press of the orange button will cause an indication, with Blue LEDs, of the charge status of the battery, in increments of 20%. If multiple QIKPAC are connected, only one of the QIKPAC Batteries needs to...

Can the Power Supply Unit (PSU) charge multiple batteries?

Can the Power Supply Unit (PSU) charge multiple batteries? The PSU can comfortably charge up to 3 batteries simultaneously. There may be instances where 4 batteries can be charged simultaneously, but note that this will increase charge time.The QIKPAC Charger Base has...

Why do I need a PSU (Power Supply Unit)?

Why do I need a PSU (Power Supply Unit)? The PSU converts incoming AC power to DC power to be stored in the QIKPAC battery. The PSU can be mounted into furniture alongside the battery and charged with a removable power cable. Alternatively, the battery can be removed...

Can the QIKPAC power multiple TUF-HP?

Can the QIKPAC power multiple TUF-HP? Each QIKPAC Battery has two GST08 output connectors, each one capable of fully powering two TUF-HP modules, through GST08 cables and a splitter (ie: 4 x TUF-HP per QIKPAC). However, the likelihood is that every TUF will not...

What do the LEDs mean on QIKPAC?

What do the LEDs mean on QIKPAC? The LEDs provide a visual indication of the battery status: when it is in use (a short press of the button to gives a 5-second display of the charge status), when it is charging (the LEDs will continually flash to indicate charge...

What is the orange QIKPAC button for?

What is the orange QIKPAC button for? The orange button allows the user to check the battery charge status (short press), or to put the battery to sleep or wake it up (long press). For more information, see the QIKPAC datasheet. Do you need more information? Our...

How long do QIKPACs take to charge?

How long do QIKPACs take to charge? One QIKPAC will charge in 5-8 hours, for more than one you can divide the useable capacity of the battery.(200Wh) by the power of the QF PSU 70W. 1-2 batteries – 5-8 hours. 3 – 8-11 hours. Do you need more information? Our expert...

How many QIKPACs can be connected together?

How many QIKPACs can be connected together? QIKPACs are built to be stacked with all the internal protections built into the design. If you would like to stack more than 4, then please contact us to discuss to ensure this is done in the most efficient way possible. In...

What is the weight of a battery?

What is the weight of a QIKPAC battery? Approximately 1.3kg. Do you need more information? Our expert team are ready to answer anyother questions that you may have.  get in touch with an expert Looking for something else?

Are QIKPAC batteries easy to install into furniture?

Are QIKPAC batteries easy to install into furniture? QIKPAC batteries are designed to form part of OE’s patented “QIKFIT” framework meaning all modules have a tool-less “press & click” install. All that is required is a standard width cut out at 41.5mm and a...

what is the lifespan of a QIKPAC battery?

Is ANIMATE easy to install? The lifespan of a battery is best defined in terms of “charge cycles”. Where Li-ion batteries are allowed to drain to 0% from a top charge of 100% (as is commonplace for mobile phones), they will exhibit a decay in power storage after only...

what is the lifespan of a QIKPAC battery

What is the lifespan of a QIKPAC battery? The lifespan of a battery is best defined in terms of “charge cycles”. Where Li-ion batteries are allowed to drain to 0% from a top charge of 100% (as is commonplace for mobile phones), they will exhibit a decay in power...

If I connect two 24V QIKPAC together does that make 48V?

If I connect two 24V QIKPAC together does that make 48V? No, the QIKPAC Batteries are designed to connect in parallel, so by connecting QIKPAC together you do not increase the voltage (which remains at 24-30V depending on charge state), you simply increase the total...

How are watt-hours calculated

How are watt-hours calculated? • Watt-Hours (Wh) are calculated as : Watts x Time (Hours) • 1 Watt x 1 Hour = 1 Wh • 1 Watt x 10 Hours = 10 Wh (e.g. standard cell phone battery) • 200 Watts x 1 Hour = 200 Wh (e.g. 200 Watts used in 1 hour) • 10 Watts x 20 Hours = 200...

How does QIKPAC work?

How does QIKPAC work? QIKPAC batteries store a total of 240 watt-hours of energy. 200Wh energy is available for use, released as 24V low-voltage DC (direct-current). You can provide power for laptops, phones and other devices and power other DC features like LED...

what is QIKPAC?

What is QIKPAC? QIKPAC (part of the ANIMATE range) powers your furniture by storing energy in high-power Lithium Ion batteries for use when traditional cabled power is not possible/desired. ANIMATE is an overriding theme of ‘bringing furniture to life’ by...

How do I update the firmware on QIKPAC

How do I update the firmware on QIKPAC? If the firmware for your QIKPAC needs to be updated, please return to us for the update. In the future this will be able to be completed by the end user or facilities manager. Do you need more information? Our expert team are...

Will ARC-H LD charge through solid core material?

Is ANIMATE easy to install? ANIMATE refers to a system of components that when combined can power your furniture and bring it to life, allowing people to charge their mobile devices anywhere – whether mobile or fixed.• Electrically, it is a complete “Plug and Play”...

Why do ARC products need convertor cables?

Is the power loss and heat development via through surface charging higher than for built in chargers (like ARC80, ARC-G) where phones are put directly onto the charger? Heat development with ARC-H LD is far less than built-in chargers because the phone is not in...

What if my device does not use 24V?

What if my device does not use 24V? ANIMATE QIKPAC batteries run on 24V DC power. If accessory products run on alternate voltages, an adapter (DC converter cable) is required to step down the voltage.OE’s ARC series of wireless chargers run on 9V (ARC80 and ARC-G) and...

Are ANIMATE components protected against spillage?

Are ANIMATE components protected against spillage? IP ratings identify levels of protection of people from, and water ingress to, hazardous parts. Within the ANIMATE range, the user-facing TUF-HP USB modules are completely low voltage (under 30V DC).TUF-HP USB modules...

What are GST08 cables?

What are GST08 cables? GST08 cables are cables used with the ANIMATE system to transport the low-voltage energy between elements (e.g. between the QF30 PSU, QIKPAC battery and TUF-HP USB module. Do you need more information? Our expert team are ready to answer...

What is QIKDOC?

What is QIKDOC? QIKDOC is a docking station for the QIKPAC Portable Battery. It can be sunk into surfaces or mounted under desk edges and provides a dedicated position for the QIKPAC Portable Battery to be positioned during use. QIKDOC can be specified as QIKDOC...

what is the QIKPAC CARRY?

What is the QIKPAC CARRY? QIKPAC is a panel mounted battery in its raw form. However, when integrated into QIKPAC CARRY, either with or without a TUF-HP module) it immediately becomes a portable battery with a carry handle to use around the workplace. With a TUF-HP...

What is a maximum cable length in a 24V installation?

What is a maximum cable length in a 24V installation? All long cables suffer voltage drop due to the resistance of the wires within, where the resistance increases as the wires get thinner. When deploying ANIMATE, using the ANIMATE PSU (Power Supply) and TUF-HP (with...

Are there any IP rating for ANIMATE? use in Wet Rooms

Are there any IP ratings for ANIMATE? e.g. use in Wet Rooms IP ratings identify levels of protection of people from, and water ingress to, hazardous parts. Within the ANIMATE range, the user-facing TUF-HP/ARC modules are completely low voltage (under 30V DC) and as...

Can ANIMATE power a large screen TV/media wall?

Can ANIMATE power a large screen TV/media wall? TOP TIP: OE has a shortlist of various size DC-powered TVs and monitors that are compatible with our QIKPAC batteries. Using these appliances is recommended for most efficient battery usage with your furniture and most...

Can ANIMATE power my height-adjustable table?

Can ANIMATE power my height-adjustable table? The QIKPAC battery can power your height-adjustable table in a couple of different ways:Integrated battery power – QIKPAC batteryBy building batteries into the desk, you keep your furniture free of a mains cable and plug,...

Can any device be powered from ANIMATE? e.g. flat screens, printers.

Can any device be powered from ANIMATE? e.g. flat screens, printers. ANIMATE is primarily designed to power mobile devices, such as phones, tablets or laptops that take up to 60W (we have 100W solutions under development, but as no Type-C devices currently draw 100W...

what happens if a user damages a TUF-HP

Is ANIMATE easy to install? ANIMATE refers to a system of components that when combined can power your furniture and bring it to life, allowing people to charge their mobile devices anywhere – whether mobile or fixed. • Electrically, it is a complete “Plug and Play”...

Can the ANIMATE PSU power multiple TUF-HP?

Can the ANIMATE PSU power multiple TUF-HP? ANIMATE refers to a system of components that when combined can power your furniture and bring it to life, allowing people to charge their mobile devices anywhere – whether mobile or fixed. • Electrically, it is a complete...

Why do I need a PSU and TUF-HP rather than a single module?

Why do I need a PSU and TUF-HP rather than a single module? ANIMATE has been developed for installation into a wide variety of furniture applications, many of which have limited space for the user interface (ie: the USB connectors). By separating the brains (TUF-HP)...

What is the difference between Type-A and Type-C USB?

What is the difference between Type-A and Type-C USB? Type-A USB was designed as a connector for connecting peripheral devices, with low power consumption, such as keyboards or mice. Over recent years it has been adopted as a phone/tablet charging connector, but that...

What can ANIMATE power?

What can ANIMATE power? Whilst ANIMATE includes several components and “bringing the furniture to life” even covers mains operated power sockets, the pre-eminent feature of ANIMATE is the TUF-HP USB charger module. The Type-A USB (the more familiar larger connector)...

QikPost

QikPost

QIKPOST offers a new way to power your agile space. Perfect for flexible collaborative areas, QIKPOST allows you to put power wherever you like, either with wires or without.

Transport Standards

Transport Standards

Railway Approvals Verification of Design Conformance Certificate Number: RA/DS/0149/22 In accordance with RIS-2700-RST RIS-2700-RST independent design conformance verification assessment for compliance to the relevant clauses of the following standards: GM/RT 2130...

Canister PSU

Canister PSU

Fits into most OE power modules“AC/DC” logo or blank polycarbonate fascias Canister PSU is a dedicated 70W AC/DC power supply for powering our high power TUF A+C USB charging socket. Canister PSU will fit into most OE power modules in a standard socket gang or into...

We’ve been shortlisted! Made in Yorkshire Awards 2022

We’ve been shortlisted! Made in Yorkshire Awards 2022

Apprentice of the Year Nominee: Morgan Parsons We are pleased to announce that our Engineering Apprentice, Morgan, has been shortlisted for Insider Media's Made in Yorkshire awards as Apprentice of the Year for 2022. A HUGE achievement and a well deserved nomination. ...

QF30 | Workbench power sockets | protection, emergency stop push

QF30 | Workbench power sockets | protection, emergency stop push

Part of the QIKFIT range of products Ideal for workbenches QF30 PROTECT allows the use of industry standard 18mm single module Din rail MCB, RCBO and RCDs in the QIKFIT system. QF30 E-STOP (Emergency push button) provides a push to break emergency stop function...

HOTEL360

OE exhibited at Hotel360! OE collaborated with furniture suppliers:Davison Highley, Isomi, UHS and Southern Broadstock. We had a brilliant time talking to customers at the ExCel Centre in London. The event saw the exhibition hall garnished in the latest hotel...

Draft Update of BS6396

BS6396 is the Standard for electrical installations in office and educational furniture connected to the supply by means of a 13A BS1363 plug – Standard UK square pin plug.BS6396 currently applies to electrical installations in office and educational furniture...

QikFit PORT

QikFit PORT

Minimalist low profile design in black or white TUF HP high power USB charging option Simple installation into 80mm* grommet apertures Wide range of Data & AV options QIKFIT PORT from OE has been designed to provide a discrete, flexible and low cost...

QIKPAC Battery

240Wh scalable capacityFixed or portable applicationsCertified to IEC & UL standardsPatented - ANIMATE modular battery systemAvailable in black or white QIKPAC which is a core component of our innovative and patented ANIMATE modular system heralds in a new era...

POSEUR TABLE

POSEUR TABLE

          Optional QIKPAC batteriesIntegrated ARC-LD wireless charging optionHigh power USB charging optionsBag hooks POSEUR TABLE from OE is a unique to you power solution, perfect for informal spaces in offices, cafes, bars and exhibition...

QF15 TUF HP

QF15 TUF HP

QF15 TUF HP is our latest evolution in high power USB charging. With a USB-C & USB-A port, QF15 TUF HP can charge old & new devices

Codemasters Office Install Case Study

Codemasters Office Install Case Study

Case Study - CodeMastersCodemasters, the world-renowned video game developer & publisher, recently called upon Ultimate Furniture to support them in the redevelopment of their office space. OE Electrics were happy to help Ultimate Furniture by proving the...

Cable cleat

Cable cleat

Cost effectiveEasy to install    OE Electric’s cost effective cable management solution - the CABLE CLEAT.  Easily installed to the underside of a desk with a low clearance area, hides unsightly cabling while providing accessibility via the outer fingers to move...

HDMI

HDMI High Definition Multimedia Interface  What is the maximum cable length? Ideally, the length of the HDMI cable from source to display, should be 1m. However, depending on how many connections there are within the cable, the signal can reach up to 10m in cable...

QikFit IEC

QikFit IEC is part of our Animate range, an alternative to QikFit Wieland. QikFit IEC allows QikPAC batteries to be charged easily without the need to remove and dock them.

QF05 GST Wieland

QikFit Wieland is part of our Animate range, allowing users to power up our QikPAC batteries in-situ.

QikFit AxxessPLUS

QikFit AxxessPLUS

With it’s frameless, ‘perfectly-flush’, design QikFit axxessPLUS represents the top-of-the range in OE Electrics through desk units and will perfectly complement high end boardroom tables. QikFit axxessPLUS is available with a choice of twin aluminium extruded hinged...

animate components

animate components

Every part of the OE ANIMATE range can be ordered individually, allowing you to build a bespoke system for any given project. Additionally, many products from our core range can become ANIMATE, including the QIKFIT range which integrates seamlessly into the same...

GST08 Cabling

GST08 Cabling

GST08 male-female interconnect lead GST08 male to female leads are required to interconnect our ANIMATE system DC power products such as the TUF-HP USB charger, QikFit 30 Power Supply and QikPac battery pack. They are available in 0.5m, 1m, 1.5m and 2m lengths. GST08...

OE appoints new joint MD

OE appoints new joint MDOE Electrics are excited to announce the appointment of Jim Anderson as Joint Managing Director alongside Group Managing Director, David Masters.    Jim brings with him a wealth of experience having worked for businesses involved in...

pablo

pablo

PABLO offers fast, convenient 25W USB charging through two shutter protected USB charging ports (1x Type-A & 1 x Type-C).

QikFit UK Module

QikFit UK Module

Our new QikFit UK 2 gang socket module brings all the benefits of the QikFit modular power & data system to the UK market.

PowerConnect

32A rated - High load applications Compact ø38mm circular design Cable termination with crimp technology Flexible - allowing for changes & reconfigurations PowerConnect is designed to integrate with other OE Electrics products, providing a full, turn-key power...

TUF-R®/HP Cartridge

Patented replaceable USB cartridge  Reversible Type A portUniversal Type C 60W laptop chargingInternal overload protection Integrates with OE units Designed for use with OE QikFit 30 PSUIntelligent Device Recognition (IDR) for optimal fast charging24-30V DC power...

QF30 PSU

QF30 PSU

QF30 PSU is a compact QikFit modular system 70W AC-DC power supply designed as the ideal partner for our TUF HP range.

Piccolo DC

Piccolo DC

The new PICCOLO unit incorporates TUF-HP; our latest evolution in high power USB charging.

grommetARC | Wireless charger

10W ARC Qi wireless charging Industry-standard 80mm fit Locking nut for secure fixing High strength polycarbonate Tool-less fitting Turn your standard 80mm grommet into a wireless charger with our new grommetARC. Easy to install without the need for tools, just place...

pabloARC | Wireless charger

10W wireless charging pad Top-mounted TUF A+C USB charger Shuttered USB outlets Reversible Type A & Type C USB sockets Silver or gloss black metal inlays Optional illuminated LED ring 80mm Tool-less installation pabloARC is a new addition to the OE Electrics’...

pandorARC | Wireless charger

pandorARC | Wireless charger

Rotates to open/close360° socket accessOE TUF-R A+C 25W optionARC Wireless Charging pandorARC provides a compact, all-in-one, power, and charging solution. Fitting neatly into a 128mm+grommet hole, pandorARC allows you to make the most of your space, whilst offering...

pixelARC | Wireless charger

pixelARC | Wireless charger

pixelARC is a 4 in 1 power solution ideal for providing convenient mobile device charging in breakout areas, meeting rooms, hotels and cafes and many other interior locations.

QF05 TUF-R®/HP

QF05 TUF-R®/HP

Compatible with QikFit units and QikTrayPatented unit replaceabilityUniversal Type C Laptop chargingIntelligent Device Recognition (IDR) for optimal fast charging on Type A port With its small form factor, QF05 TUF-R®/HP is perfect to integrating into furniture. When...

Case Study – Marson Furniture (Labs)

Case Study – Marson Furniture (Labs)

Marsons Furniture Labs Tasked with creating a complete relocatable furniture solution, laboratory furniture company Marson designed the SMARTLab system, designed to adapt to the ever-changing requirements of the laboratory environment. We supplied them with...

arc-h LD | sub-surface charger (wireless)

   15 Watts of charging powerDesk Thicknesses from 20-50mmNo cutting installFast charge for Samsung (10W)Apple (7.5W) The arc-H LD sub surface wireless charger offers the ultimate in charging convenience. Designed with a charging range of (20-50mm)*,...

arc-g | Wireless charger

Upgrades pixelTUF to feature a wireless charger Industry-standard 80mm grommet hole Retrofit ARC-G to your existing pixel installations with no modifications to your desktop 10W wireless charger arc-G extends the high power wireless charging capability of our arc80...

Apple iPhone 12

Apple is removing the power brick and earphones from the upcoming iPhone 12 boxThere has been a major revamp to this year's iPhone. The new square footprint of the iPhone 12 resembles that of the iPad; it is the first iPhone to include 5G. Apple has also proudly...

iPhone 12 launch

iPhone 12 launch

Apple is removing the power brick and earphones from the upcoming iPhone 12 boxThere has been a major revamp to this year's iPhone. The new square footprint of the iPhone 12 resembles that of the iPad; it is the first iPhone to include 5G. Apple has also proudly...

QikFit Push Me Pull You

QikFit Push Me Pull You

QikFit Push Me Pull You (PMPY) in surface unit is perfect for meeting tables needing 360° user access to power and data sockets

Workbench solutions with QikFit

The QikFit system comprises a comprehensive range of AC power, USB charging, and Data/AV modules designed for flexible and fast installation.

Agile workspace – Davison Highley

OE recently worked with Davison Highley on their new BEE range. BEE is a modular system that offers a variety of agile spaces for the workplace. The offering includes soft seating, tables, privacy screens, and even planters; this creates a high-quality working...

COVID-19 Update: July 2020

Dear Customers, Partners and Suppliers As you are aware, COVID-19 has impacted all of us, in our homes, our work and our communities. In this continuing time of uncertainty, OE Electrics want to keep our customers and suppliers updated on our ongoing activity in...

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