Frequently Asked Questions

What is MPD?
MPD is a global manufacturer of battery holders, battery contacts, auto plugs, auto sockets, fuse holders, DC jacks, DC plugs, and other electronic components. For more information about us, please visit our about page.
Are MPD's products RoHS compliant?
MPD completed changing over all production to comply with EU directive 2002/95/EC (RoHS) as of 2006 and 2011/65/EU for RoHS 2. Some obsolete parts, which are out of production but still available from our warehouse, may not be RoHS or RoHS 2 compliant. Please always feel free to ask us about the RoHS 2 compliance status of any of our products. For more information about our compliance with regulations, please check our compliance area here.
Does MPD have a quality management system and meet ISO standards?
MPD is ISO 9001 certified, and a copy of the certificate is available here.
What are the international harmonized Schedule B codes for MPD's products?
It is always best to confirm these with your licensed freight broker or exporter:

Battery Holders8538.90.8080 (SIC code 3699)
Metal Contacts8538.90.7040
9V Snaps8544.51.9000 (SIC code 3678)
Auto Plugs8536.90.8010 (SIC code 3679)
What is MPD's Commerce Control List classification?
We use the NLR designator, which stands for "No License Required", but some customers use the classification EAR99. To understand the difference, please visit the Census Bureau's web page here.
Is MPD registered in the Business Identification Numbers Cross-referencing System (BINCS)?
MPD is a registered supplier to the Federal Government of the United States. We have worked with various agencies of the government, including several branches of the military and NASA, and have up to date records:

CAGE Code65249
DUNS Number556711018
Does MPD manufacture its own products?
MPD products are manufactured using its own machines and tooling, which are located in subcontractors' factories throughout the world.
Are these subcontractors reviewed for quality?
All subcontractors have achieved ISO 9001 certification as well as passed MPD quality audits. Additionally, many of our customers, including several of the world's largest medical device manufacturers, have audited and approved of the quality of our subcontractors.
How do I place an order?
MPD has a strong global network of distributors, and we invite you to view our full listing here. We can also handle direct orders that meet our minimum order quantities, which we can provide with any price quotation. To place a credit card or wire transfer order, email us your order: sales@batteryholders.comand fax us your payment details (631)249-0002. To inquire about other methods of payment, please contact us directly.