June 28, 2021

Power issues

Filed under: News — csadm @ 7:56 am

In Papua New Guinea power interruptions are as common as sun up and sun down – and often more frequent.

In a recent edition of the Post-Courier newspaper it was reported that there were 70 power outages in the space of one week throughout PNG.

That’s an average of ten a day!


Imagine the total cost of loss of productivity, loss of equipment and livelihood, not to mention personal suffering and hardship.

Blackouts and brown outs have become an annoying and sad fact of life – even in the capital city.

From the perspective of protecting your expensive electronics, associated data, security systems and work-flow we suggest you immediately consider an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS).

That is, if you haven’t already.

A UPS is a battery-based backup power supply unit that provides your home or business with electricity during power outages (blackout) or an unacceptable level of voltage drop (brownout).

A UPS will also protect your equipment from power surges, providing a consistent and even power supply.

In such events a UPS will quickly switch to batteries and restore the power that your equipment requires. This gives you an opportunity to save your data safely or keep on working (if your UPS system is large enough or if the outage is not of a long duration).

Depending on the system, the transition time could be from a few milliseconds to an instant for an online version.

It will at least give you time to save your work, data and maintain a healthy breathing space to cope with the power disruption.

Even if you have a back-up gen-set, the generator by itself will not power your equipment fast enough in order to provide protection.

We all know that generators take a while to kick-in.

A generator in conjunction with the UPS system will help you avoid such a power failure gap.

Cool Stuf offers the following UPS solutions through our “long-time” supply partner Long Time Electronic Corporation.

Founded in 1988, Long Time Corp. is based in New Taipei City, the technology capital of Taiwan.

New Taipei City is among the top three cities in the global market in terms of IT product production volume, securing more than 50% of the global market share for products such as motherboards, notebooks, LCD monitors and CRT monitors.

Now on to our available UPS systems.

Line-interactive UPS

The LTER/LTCR Series features Line Interactive UPSs and is ideal for small network equipment, small office application, POS and CCTV systems.

With a microprocessor control, the LTER/LTCR Series transfers to emergency battery backup power immediately in the event of an outage without losing data.

The models have an LED panel and LCD panel, and built-in AVR stabilize output voltage to protect your equipment being damaged. Moreover, its CCCV battery charger is designed to shorten the battery recharged time when the battery is fully discharged.

This type of UPS system conditions and regulates AC power by removing spikes and surges that could damage your equipment. It also has the ability to recharge your batteries in standby mode, thus making sure that they are always ready to take on a load.

Line-interactive UPSs are generally used to power small-size commercial electronics, small to medium size networking equipment, and servers.

LUC Series UPS

The LUC Series – 1KVA / 3KVA is pure sine wave, double conversion on line UPS and is ideal for medical equipment, server, ATM/ADM, stereo system, security system.

The LUC Series – 1KVA / 3KVA has high efficiency operation, true isolation, input power factor correction and superior output voltage regulation. Its wide input range, Utility voltage from 55VAC – 150VAC (110V) or 110VAC – 300VAC (220V), is very suitable for a voltage unstable area. The LUC Series – 1KVA / 3KVA has maintenance bypass switch (3KVA) which allows you to repair the UPS without switching off your critical loads. Other functions such as ECO, EPO, frequency convertible, output voltage settable make the LUC Series – 1KVA / 3KVA a better choice for a larger workload.


The TPS Series is a Pure Sine Wave, DC to AC Power Inverter, and is ideal for boating, caravans, field work and emergency power where a battery is the primary source of power.

With advanced digital signal processing technology, the TPS Series has multiple functions such as power turbo mode, power saving mode, adjustable output voltage, and fan speed control. Its outstanding protection includes input DC polarity-reversed protection, input DC over/under voltage protection, internal over-temperature protection, overload protection and output short circuit protection. The TPS Series of inverters also has RS232 communication port which allows you to monitor its status.

Industrial On-line UPS Systems

Cool Stuf can also supply industrial on-line UPS systems; as well as inverters for solar-power systems. To request a quote please email us with a full job specification:


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June 2, 2021

Celebrating 45 Years of Apple

Filed under: News — csadm @ 3:19 pm

On April 1, 2021 Apple celebrated its 45th anniversary with a simple tweet from CEO Tim Cook acknowledging the journey and vision of the late Steve Jobs:

As Apple celebrates 45 years today, I’m reminded of Steve’s words from many years ago: “It’s been an amazing journey so far, yet we have barely begun.” Thanks to every member of our Apple family for all you’ve done to enrich lives. Here’s to the next 45 years & beyond!

A real American success story, Apple was founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in the home of Jobs’ parents in California in April 1976. Ronald Wayne was also there at the start but opted out after only 12 days.

It wasn’t all easy-going. To cut a long story short, the early success of Apple in the 80s was eaten away by a number of factors and by the mid-90s the company was on the verge of bankruptcy.

Steve Jobs had actually been forced out of Apple in the mid-80s, but the crisis of the mid-90s opened the door for his return.

The rest is history.

Jobs became CEO in 1997 and quickly returned Apple to profitability launching the “Think Different” campaign, and products such as the iMac and iPod and a retail chain of Apple stores in 2001. In 2007 Apple launched the iPhone.

In August 2011 Jobs was forced to resign as CEO due to ill health and Tim Cook took over as CEO.

Jobs died on October 5, 2011 – marking an end of an era at Apple.

While 2021 is the 45th anniversary of Apple, it also marks the tenth anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing.

Yet his legacy remains stronger than ever. In 2020 Apple’s worldwide revenue totalled US$274.5 billion. It is the world’s largest tech company and the world’s most valuable company. In August last year Apple was valued in excess of US $2 trillion.

To celebrate the remarkable story of Apple, Cool Stuf is dedicating the month of June to focus on available Apple products in our range in Papua New Guinea.

We have been proud resellers of the brand over many years.

Apple products are extremely high quality, highly aspirational and highly efficient products. To many in Papua New Guinea they are also highly expensive.

Cool Stuf prides itself on being able to cater for all sectors of the market in PNG. So while Apple is certainly at the top end, we also have more affordable products that cater for other budgets and needs.

Bringing Apple products into PNG has been a passion and challenge for us. Exchange rate and forex issues, and other factors, prohibit us from importing large volumes – so it is a constant struggle between demand and supply.

That said, we remain committed to satisfying the needs of our customers.

Here are some Apple products that are currently available.

iPad Mini 5 4G/64G (grey)

Cool Stuf price: K2790

Learn more/ order online here


iPad 10.2” 8th Gen (grey)

Cool Stuf price: (32GB): K2690 / (128GB) K3190

Learn more/ order online here



iPad Air 10.9” LTE

Cool Stuf price: 64GB K3790 / 256GB K4690

Learn more/ order online here



iPad Pro 12.9” 4th Gen 128GB

Cool Stuf price: K6490

Learn more/ order online here


Apple MacBook Air i5 1.8 Ghz 13”

Cool Stuf price: K5390

Learn more/ order online here


Apple MacBook Pro i5 2.3Ghz 13”

Cool Stuf price: K8590

Learn more/ order online here


Apple MacBook Pro M1 8-Core 13” (2020)

Cool Stuf price: K8990

Learn more/ order online here


iPhone 12 Dual SIM (black)

Cool Stuf price: 64GB K4590 / 128GB K4990

Learn more/ order online here



iPhone 12 Pro 128GB Dual SIM (grey)

Cool Stuf price: K6990

Learn more/ order online here


iPhone 12 Pro Max 256GB (grey)

Cool Stuf price: K7590

Learn more/ order online here


iPhone 11 Pro 256GB (silver)

Cool Stuf price: K4990 (Clearance! K5590)


Apple Series 6 40mm Watch

Cool Stuf price: K2190

Learn more/ order online here


Apple Nike Series 6 Watch

Cool Stuf price: K2590

Learn more/ order online here


Apple SE Series Watch

Cool Stuf price: 40mm K1790 / 44mm K1990

Learn more/ order online here



Apple Pencil 2

Cool Stuf price: K790

Learn more/ order online here


Apple Magic Mouse 2

Cool Stuf price: K550

Learn more/ order online here


Apple Magic Keyboard

Cool Stuf price: K659

Learn more/ order online here


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June 1, 2021

Cool Stuf is Hiring

Filed under: Uncategorised — csadm @ 5:52 pm

Cool Stuf is bringing the coolest stuff to the market in Papua New Guinea. Whether phones, laptops, desktops, printers, security, solar lighting, ID solutions or merchandise Cool Stuf brings the best to PNG through our worldwide network of suppliers. We want the best people to be part of our journey.

We currently have the following positions available.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@coolstuf.com.pg

Your CV should be no more than two (2) pages

Your cover letter should be no more than one page

Please do not send certificates.

Please clearly state the position for which you are applying.

All positions close 5pm Monday June 7, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION: Administration/Logistic Officer, HR Dept (POM)

  1. Does the general filing for Administration & Human Resources office.
  2. Conducts monthly inventory of stationery items and submits to GM for purchase approval.
  3. Quarterly inventory for property – Assets Accountability.
  4. Does monthly purchase of cleaning items for distribution to the retail shops.
  5. Acts as Receptionist/Switch board operator
  6. Register outgoing calls for all departments
  7. Answer incoming calls, taking messages and escalate in real time
  8. Manage the motor vehicle fleet
  9. Every Tuesday conduct general inspection (cleanliness, tools, signal lights etc);
  10. Every afternoon at 4:45 pm, once vehicle is stationed in the company’s parking area, does a visual inspection and report any damages (if any);
  11. Renewals for safety sticker and MVIL insurance (set a reminder in Outlook Tasks 2 weeks in advance);
  12. Maintenance of vehicle every (4) months or 5,000 km whichever comes first;
  13. Submits weekly report on vehicle issues to General Manager;
  14. Submits monthly report to General Manager;
  15. Handles renewals of various licenses such as Trading/NICTA/NAC etc.
  16. Monitors, plans, organizes daily logistic runs of all departments.
  17. Schedules air con. maintenance on quarterly basis.
  18. Does monthly top up of Bmobile credits to selected numbers within CUG
  19. Submits monthly attendance report to the Management.
  20. Handles bank-related issues:
  21. Eftpos machine faults;
  22. New and renewals for access cards;
  23. Collection of Eftpos rolls from the banks;
  24.  Submits daily accomplishment report to HR Manager.
  25. Other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Inventory Assistant (POM)

  1. Reports directly to the Inventory Manager.
  2. Enter in MYOB the Daily sales report of Retail stores.
  3. Confirm the sales with the MYOB against the daily count sheet to verify stocks are balance.
  4. Extract the daily count sheet from MYOB to excel, email to respective Store.
  5. Analyze the Order of Retail store with the Stock on Hand.
  6. Once approved by Inventory Manager, collect stocks, raise the Sales Invoice, pack for dispatch.
  7. Liaise with the Retail supervisors on issues regarding the assigned shops,
  8. Call the Supervisor/Team Leader of each retail store regarding stock shortage charge to the Team.
  9. Does surprise store visit to conduct on the spot stock count.
  10. Assist corporate sales team for stock needs like transfer from one store to HO.
  11. Keeps record of all faulty items of retail shops, forward to Service Dept for checking.
  12. Does general filing of invoices and other relevant documents for record purposes.
  13. Does stock take in the warehouse when advise by the Inventory Manager.
  14. Steps in to assist when another inventory member is sick or etc.
  15. Submits daily, weekly report to the Inventory Manager.
  16. Assist to unpack huge incoming shipment for storage in the warehouse.
  17. Does reconcile Ticket Masta.
  18. Other tasks that may be assigned from time to time.

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to jobs@coolstuf.com.pg

Your CV should be no more than two (2) pages.

Your cover letter should be no more than one page.

Please do not send certificates.

Please make sure to state the position for which you are applying.

All positions close 5pm Monday June 7, 2021

Please note due to the volume of applications, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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