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Rapid celebrates 40th birthday in style

40 years since it was founded, Rapid celebrated with a party and networking event at its Colchester headquarters. The event attracted guests from the electronics industry, local business representativ...read the full story

RoHS 3 update - what has changed?

On 22 July 2019 there will be a change to the RoHS directive (2011/65/EU). The Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (EEE) directive (2011/6...read the full story

OLEV Homecharge Scheme SMART update

From 1 July 2019 there will be some significant changes to the OLEV Homecharge Scheme, which gives customers up to £500 off the cost of a new charging station at residential premises. Charging stati...read the full story

Rapid partners with Tektronix to equip Royal Holloway teaching laboratories

Rapid is proud to have worked with Tektronix, a leading worldwide provider of educational measurement solutions, to help supply new engineering teaching laboratories at Royal Holloway, University of L...read the full story

Does Cornwall have a charging problem?

Rapid’s EV Technical & Specifications Manager Jim Rugg has recently taken ownership of a BMW i3, an EV with an official range of 186 miles – though in reality its motorway range is in the region of 13...read the full story

Charge up your EV expertise

As the need to install more EV Charging points becomes an ever greater priority for homeowners, businesses and service providers, what does this mean for purchasing teams? What products do they need t...read the full story

The 18th Edition RCD dream team

From January this year, when the 18th edition wiring regulations came into force, there was a particular relevance for contractors working with installing and maintaining EV charging points. Under t...read the full story

Brexit: Rapid statement

As you are no doubt aware, the European Union has extended the period in which the UK can deliver Brexit to 31 October 2019. This has given businesses like ours some vital breathing space and more t...read the full story

Colchester primary school students to represent UK at VEX IQ World Championships

A team of young roboteers at a Colchester primary school can look forward to the experience of a lifetime later this month when they travel to the VEX IQ World Championships in the US. The 10 and 11...read the full story

The Best in the West: VEX VRC and VEX IQ UK Championships

After last year's event was affected by the 'Beast from the East', it was all very different at this year's VEX IQ Challenge and VEX Robotics Competition UK National Championships. In fact, with nearl...read the full story

A Genius EV solution for York hostel

A tourist hostel in York can now add EV charging to the facilities it can offer its guests, with the installation of two new EO eoGENIUS 7.2kW sockets. The two charging stations in the car parking are...read the full story