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New Power Accessories From Hosa

Buena Park, CA – November 2007… Hosa Technology, the leading innovator of analog and digital connectivity solutions for the modern musician and audio/video professional, is pleased to introduce the company‘s latest additions to its highly popular line of power cords and accessories–the PWC-408 heavy duty power cord and the PWA-486 right-angle NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) AC adapter. Designed to enable musicians and other stage personnel to connect their gear directly to the power source without using a garish orange extension cord, the new PWC-408, like all Hosa PWC Series power cords, features 14AWG conductors protected by a robust black PVC jacket while the PWA-486 right-angle adapter facilitates easy connection in tight spaces.

Hosa‘s new PWC-408 is the result of customer requests for a direct replacement of standard issue OEM IEC power cords. Consumer-grade OEM IEC power cords typically feature 18AWG wire (standard wire gauge) and measure 8 feet in length. The PWC-408 is a professional-grade, 8-foot, 14AWG, 3-wire power cord featuring an IEC C13 receptacle to a NEMA 5-15P plug. The benefit of this design lies in the power cord‘s ability for more current to be conducted from the power outlet to the equipment as a result of the heavier gauge wire. Like other members of Hosa‘s PWC Series products, the PWC-408‘s black color blends seamlessly into the surrounding of both stage and studio.

Hosa‘s new PWC-408 heavy duty power cord carries the additional benefit of being available in multiple lengths. In addition to its standard 8-foot length, the new power cord is available in 1.5-, 3-, 15-, 25-, and 50-foot lengths–making them ideal for maintaining a clean, uncluttered look on stage or in the studio. Additionally, the longer lengths enable one to eliminate the need for extension cords.

Adding greater ease of use not only to the new PWC-408 power cord–but to the entire line of Hosa PWC Series power cords and PWX Series extension cords and power accessories –is Hosa‘s new PWA-486 right-angle NEMA adapter. Protruding a mere 1.75-inches from the wall, the PWA-486 facilitates easy connection of power cords to the wall socket in tight places, such as behind furniture. By using the new PWA-486 adapter, one can safely and easily adapt a standard plug to a right angle and save precious space. Of particular note, the use of Hosa‘s new PWA-486 adapter is also demonstrably safer than bending–and stressing–a power cord at a right angle.

Jonathan Pusey, Hosa Technology‘s National Marketing Manager, commented on the company‘s new PWC-408 heavy duty power cord and the PWA-486 right-angle adapter. “Hosa‘s new PWC-408 power cord and the entire PWC Series offer musicians and others a safe, easy means of getting the exact length power cord for their particular application. With a more robust design than conventional IEC power cords, the entire PWC Series enables one to reduce clutter and achieve greater safety when using electronic equipment. And our new PWA-486 adapter is the perfect solution to a myriad of tight space applications–enabling one to access the wall socket without bending the power cord at one of its critical junctures. I‘m confident musicians and others will find much to like with these new accessories.”

Hosa‘s new PWC-408 heavy duty power cord carries a MSRP of $15.75 for the standard 8-foot length. The PWA-486 right-angle adapter carries a MSRP of $5.85. Both products are available now.

About Hosa Technology

Headquartered in Buena Park, CA, Hosa Technology, Inc. is the leading supplier of analog and digital connectivity solutions to the musical-instrument and professional-audio industries. Since the company’s inception in 1984, Hosa Technology’s consumer-driven inventory has expanded to include a full line of audio, video, and computer products. Enthusiasts and professionals alike rely upon Hosa Technology to deliver world-class performance and value both on the stage and in the studio. For more information about Hosa Technology, please visit