Palm Coast, Florida — American Radionic, Co., Inc. (AmRad Engineering Division), announces that it has obtained a favorable settlement in the lawsuit it had filed against Direct Brand USA Limited and Direct Brand Limited (Direct Brand). American Radionic had brought suit in Federal District Court (Boston, Massachusetts) alleging that Direct Brand had made false representations about its motorrun capacitors and committed unfair competition.
Under the terms of the settlement, Direct Brand has represented that it has stopped selling motor-run capacitors, including its Motor-Mate products, with the marking “Protected 10,000 AFC” (available fault current). Direct Brand has also agreed that it will not sell motor run capacitors with such a marking, or claim such protection, unless and until it obtains appropriate certification from Underwriter Laboratories, Inc. (UL) to do so. The settlement reinforces the strong action taken by UL. UL informed American Radionic that it requested Direct Brand to stop selling Motor-Mate products marked “Protected 10,000 AFC,” and Direct Brand agreed to stop selling these parts and to return parts to the manufacturer in China. American Radionic is pleased that UL took this action to protect the public from such uncertified products.
American Radionic’s Turbo 200® line of universal motor run capacitors, including the Turbo200®, Turbo200X and Turbo200 Mini are UL certified under the UL 810 standard as protected to 10,000 AFC. Major U.S. manufacturers of air conditioning and similar equipment require that capacitors in those products provide this level of protection. American Radionic is proud to offer capacitors that meet this high standard.
American Radionic has carefully cultivated its reputation for high quality, stringent testing, and appropriate certification for its products to ensure their safe performance. American Radionic’s Turbo200® products are made in the U.S.A. These Turbo200® products can provide up to 200 possible capacitance values, eliminating the need for technicians to bring a vast inventory of capacitors into the field to repair air conditioners.
The Turbo200® is available at more than 2,000 wholesalers throughout the United States and Canada and is exclusively distributed to the U.S. HVAC industry by Global, The Source. For specific information regarding wholesalers/supply houses call: (Global) at 1-800-531-5967 or American Radionic at 1-800-445-6033.
Outside the U.S., contact AmRad’s International Sales Group at: 1-407-362-1854 (8 AM to 6 PM, EST).
The Turbo200® is produced under one or more American Radionic patent numbers: U.S. Patent Nos. 3,921,041; 4,028,595; 4,312,027; 4,312,145; 5,313,360; 6,014,308; 7,203,053. Additional U.S. and foreign patents pending.