Line8 Power Socket Systems engineered for safe and reliable power distribution. - Currentx

Line8 Power Socket Systems engineered for safe and reliable power distribution.

Are Line8 Power Socket Systems just fancy power boards?

No, they are not just fancy power boards. And here's why.

A single Line8 Power Track can carry the same amount of power as an entire apartment block, or office building safely, which means you are at a much lower risk of ever overloading. Yes, everything in the apartment from the air-conditioning, all appliances, and lights in all kitchen, sitting area, and rooms - plug all that into one single Line8 Power Track and you still haven’t overloaded the Line8 Power Track yet.

As much as it sounds impossible, it is made possible by the extensive use of High-performance thermoplastics (HPTPs). The Line8 Power Socket is made from a glass-fiber reinforced polybutylene terephthalate. This gives the Line8 Power Socket characteristics like V0-fire resistance, chemical resistance, high electrical strength, and high rigidity. The Line8 Power Track Conductor Assembly is made from a Super-Engineering Thermoplastic called Xyron (mPPE based) just to name a couple.

Power Tracks are high-precision, high-load power distribution devices. They will need to withstand a much higher electrical load and provide much more electrical power compared to a standard wall socket or any regular electrical appliance.

This kind of design load is typically fulfilled by large and bulky bus-bar systems that distribute power around an entire building or city block.

Having to miniaturize this same technical design into something aesthetically pleasing and sleek requires the use of special materials. Materials than can insulate much better, materials that can withstand much more load, materials that can provide the mechanical and electrical properties

Many have thought, why didn’t power tracks become popular much earlier? The answer to the question is because we didn’t have these HPTPs available for use back then.

Commonly used materials like Polycarbonate (PC), ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), and Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) are just not good enough for the demanding electrical and mechanical required to produce a power track.


Not all power tracks are made equal

In conclusion, not all power tracks are made equal. Being made in Singapore and with our access to high-tech manufacturing through our collaboration with A*Star SIMTECH. Topped off with the extensive use of HPTPs. Every Line8 Power Track is proudly made in Singapore with the best in manufacturing technology and material science. A power track is not something that we can replace easily like a poorly made electrical kettle for example. It is something that is permanently installed in your home, therefore it is important to fit one that is known to be well engineered.

Our power tracks are engineered to carry loads up to 32A, comparable to industrial electric busbars. We achieve this by using cutting-edge material science employing high-performance thermoplastics, commonly utilized in aerospace applications such as spacecraft and satellites. The result is a sophisticated and reliable power distribution system suitable for household use.

Conventional materials like PC, ABS, and PVC fall short in meeting the stringent requirements for electrical and mechanical performance. However, the recent availability of HPTPs in consumer markets has revolutionised power track production. We are able to innovate with these new developments.

High-performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) - What are they, and why they are important

Pyramid of Thermoplastics

High-performance thermoplastics (HPTPs) are thermo-polymers that meet higher requirements than standard or engineering thermoplastics. They are high-priced, low-volume polymers that are sold for use in specialized applications that require a combination of extraordinary properties (the most important being that of high-heat temperature tolerance and performance).

The main applications for HPTPs are electrical/electronics, automotive, aircraft/aerospace, industrial (including oil and energy), and health (medical/dental)


What are Electric Busbars?

Busbars are integral components in power distribution units, switchboards, and panel boards. They efficiently manage and distribute electricity, facilitating the transfer of power from the electrical grid to your home.

An electrical busbar, typically composed of copper or aluminum, serves as a metallic strip or bar conducting and distributing electricity within an electrical system. It acts as a central hub, connecting various electrical devices and components, enabling them to draw or share electrical current, and are usually used to distribute electrical power around a building or city block.


Line8 Power Systems offer a robust capacity of 32A, akin to certain electrical busbars, providing ample headroom and safe power distribution within a household setting.