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An e-bike is a rather complex system of mechanical and electrical components. While that can be said about many products, getting your product specifications right is critical when importing e-bikes from China.
Buyers in the US, Europe, and Australia need to be even more cautious. E-bikes, and their components, are regulated – and the consequences of non-compliance are serious. Let’s begin by taking a look at the technical aspects.
Components and product specifications
First of all, the price of the electric bike is entirely based on the component composition (i.e. certain battery models and brands are more expensive than others, etc). Therefore, you cannot compare the prices between e-bikes, but rather compare sets of components against each other.
What’s more, Chinese suppliers, including those in the e-bike industry, tend to lack strict internal quality guidelines. In practice, this means that many suppliers basically use any components they have in stock – unless you explicitly “tell them” to use specific components. Let’s look into the most important specifications when buying electric bikes from China:Continue reading Importing E-bikes from China: A Complete Guide
Taiwanese companies are world-leaders in electronics manufacturing. While most production has long shifted to Mainland China, and other countries in the region, the island of Taiwan is still home to some of the best manufacturers in the electronics industry. In this guide, we list Taiwanese electronics manufacturers offering a range of products and related services.
Each company profile includes main products, production capabilities, certification, and more.
Diamond Digital Corporation
Printec Circuit Electronic
Shin Puu Technology
First Tech Electronics
Taiwan Alpha Electronic
Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) Companies
Many of the suppliers listed on this page are Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) companies. These operate more like contract manufacturers, rather than the private label factories you might be used to dealing with in Shenzhen and Dongguan. EMS companies generally don’t have product catalogs. Instead, they expect the buyer to provide a complete specification:
CAD files (casing)
Bill of Materials
EMS companies generally do provide product development support to their customers, but you need more than just a vague product idea before you engage with them.
Planning to sell Bluetooth speakers on Amazon.com or your new Shopify store? In this guide, we list some of China’s leading Bluetooth manufacturers, mainly based in Shenzhen and Dongguan. We also share information about their company history, main products, OEM and ODM production capabilities, and more.
Electronics is Vietnam’s top export category, largely thanks to large facilities operated by Samsung and other major electronics brands. That said, its domestic OEM electronics manufacturing base – open to all buyers – is booming in the country.
While it’s still far away from being comparable to Shenzhen, electronics manufacturers in Vietnam offer an alternative to companies looking beyond China for their next manufacturing project.
What types of electronics suppliers can be found in Vietnam?
Most electronics manufacturers in Vietnam are Electronic Manufacturing Service (EMS) companies. To put it simply, an EMS provides outsourced production facilities, labor, and procurement services for international customers.
Some EMS companies may also offer engineering and prototype development services.
Solar power is probably the most promising source of renewable energy – and China is making it affordable. While worldwide solar power capacity is still limited, the industry has grown with incredible speed in the last decade.
Planning to manufacture electronics? In this article, we list some of China’s leading Printed Circuit Board (PCB) suppliers, both for mass production and prototyping.
In addition, we also cover some of the basics of PCB manufacturing, including:
What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
PCB design software
What is the difference between PCB and PCBA?
The PCB (Printed Circuit Board) is the layered board itself, without assembled components. PCBA (Printed Circuit Board Assembly) refers to the PCB itself, but with all components mounted.
If you browse suppliers on Globalsources.com and Alibaba.com, you’ll find many suppliers claiming to offer ‘PCBA’ or ‘PCBA service’. This signals that the supplier is not only making the printed circuit board itself, but can also manage the following:
Make pre-production prototypes
Procure components (i.e., CPUs and memory) from other suppliers
RFID (Radio-frequency identification) chips are used everywhere today. You probably got one in your door or transportation card, or perhaps even your wallet. RFIDs are also used in gyms, retail security and farming.
Virtually all RFID products are manufactured in China, especially in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Dongguan.
Keep reading, and learn more about different RFID products made in China, different types of RFID chips and an overview of some of China’s leading RFID product manufacturers.
Overview of RFID Products
Below follows an overview of some of the more common RFID products you can import from China:
RFID Access Control Cards
Animal ID Tags
Retail Security Products
Types of RFID Chips
Chinese RFID product manufacturers don’t manufacture the RFID chip itself. Instead, they procure RFID chips from a limited number of industry leading chip manufacturers:
Alien (United States)
Impinj (United States)
NXP Semiconductors (Netherlands)
Each supplier have a range of models, each with different specifications. Below follows an overview of NXPs NTAG series:
NTAG203 (144 bytes memory)
NTAG213 (144 bytes memory)
NTAG216 (888 bytes memory)
When you approach a Chinese RFID manufacturer, you must ask the following questions:
a. What kind of RFID chip brands can you offer?
b. Which models can you offer for the available chip brands?