- Energy & Power
- Construction & Mining
- Buyers' Guide
The families of Q-on branded uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems provided by Powermode are now fully RoHS (Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances) compliant.
The RoHS directive limits the amount of four metals - lead, mercury, hexavalent chromium, cadmium - and two brominated flame retardants - poly brominated biphenyl and poly brominated diphenyl ether – that can exist in a product.
Philip Hampton, chief technology officer at Powermode, says his company is among the first in South Africa to provide customers with a UPS product range that is fully compliant with RoHS.
"We are working closely with our suppliers to ensure that all materials going into Q-on products are compliant with the RoHS directive," he says. "The reduction of environmentally harmful materials is central to our business philosophy in 2010 and a top priority going forward."
Powermode guarantees that Q-on UPS systems, including accessories and packaging materials (but excluding any locally-sourced components) are in compliance with the RoHS directives of the European Union.
Although RoHS compliance is not a legal requirement in SA, Hampton maintains that many of the hazardous substances banned by the RoHS directive appear in readily available electronic and electric devices, particularly those manufactured in SA.