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Power System Components Quiz

Posted on 1/14/19 8:16 AM

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Topics: terminology, IEC 60320, quiz

Heat Shrink Tubing: When Extra Protection is Needed

Posted on 12/31/18 7:42 AM

While heat shrink tubing can be used for many different applications, it is ideal for use where extra protection is needed, such as sealing out moisture, mechanical protection, or relief of strain on joints. 

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Topics: product design, electrical safety, heat shrink tubing

Characteristics of Fuses for North American and Global Uses

Posted on 12/17/18 4:15 PM

Built-in circuit protection is often designed into electrical or electronic equipment. The main function is to provide protection to both the equipment and equipment operator in the event of a circuit overload. Fuses are one way to provide that protection.

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Topics: fuses, designing for export

Circuit Protection Definitions

Posted on 12/3/18 3:35 PM

Circuit protection is a major component to consider when designing electrical and electronic equipment. The main purpose is to provide protection to both the equipment and operator should a circuit overload occur.

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Topics: circuit protection, terminology, product design

Helping to Protect the Electrical Connection with a Strain Relief/Cable Gland

Posted on 11/19/18 3:26 PM

Strain reliefs, also known as cable glands, can have an important role in the design of equipment which uses power cords. The main purpose of a strain relief/cable gland is to help protect the electrical connection and circuitry inside the equipment. It helps to eliminate tugs or pulls on the power cord that could cause the wires to become disconnected resulting in injury, accident, or failure of equipment.

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Topics: product design, electrical safety, strain reliefs, cable glands