Elektra GmbH is a South Tyrolian manufacturer of DC/DC converters that was founded in 1978 by the company’s current owner Egon Reinstadler. From the very beginning, our goal was to develop and offer an innovative and modern product, resulting in high quality converters with powers up to 500 watts.
As is common practice, the first developments and productions were carried out on printed circuit boards. In order to survive against the low-priced Asian competition, Elektra switched the technology from printed circuit boards to hybrid construction on ceramic substrates. Thus, the company managed to take the leap to producing very high-quality products in order to remain competitive on the market.
Today’s modern electronics date back to two important events: the invention of the Hertzian dipole (used to propagate electromagnetic waves in space) by Heinrich Hertz in Germany in 1886 and the commercial use by Guglielmo Marconi after the invention of the radio in Italy in 1895. The whole world could now listen to the radio: the industrial rise was rapid.
Radio receivers and transmitters were built in large numbers, with so-called vacuum tubes in all versions. The first digital computers (the forerunners of today’s computers) also had vacuum tubes as circuit elements and were as big as a small house.
The junior boss has also been working in the family business for 20 years and has always been interested in electrical engineering. The junior boss has also been working in the family business for 20 years and has always been interested in electrical engineering. Wilhelm Reinstadler develops layouts and circuit diagrams and is primarily responsible for production and quality management in day-to-day business. Customer-specific developments are his passion.