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Switches: Markings, Types, and Safety Considerations

Posted on 7/15/19 7:57 AM

From being used on a vacuum cleaner to being used on a life-support machine, the purpose of a switch is to open and close a circuit. A switch is used when incoming power in an electrical product design needs to be controlled. Opening a circuit (turning a device OFF) is achieved by breaking the connection. This interrupts the current flow. Closing the circuit (turning a device ON) allows the current to flow again.

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Topics: electrical safety, product design, switches

Safety Sense with Cords

Posted on 3/25/19 7:56 AM

Safety needs to be a priority when using a power cord or cord set. Cords that are broken or damaged in some way can become a fire hazard or cause an electrical shock.

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Topics: electrical safety, cord set, power cord, OSHA

NEW Saudi Product Safety Program Being Implemented

Posted on 2/11/19 9:45 AM

The Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality Organization (SASO) has recently implemented a “Saudi Product Safety Programme (SALEEM)” by requiring specific online certification. This went into effect January 1, 2019.

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Topics: safety agency, electrical safety, designing for export, Saudi Arabia

Interpower's Commitment to Environmental Responsibility with the EU RoHS Directive

Posted on 1/29/19 3:09 PM

The European Union (EU) has a Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive which affects products in electrical and electronic equipment that are placed on the EU internal market. It requires manufacturers who ship to Europe to ensure their products are compliant and do not exceed the maximum concentration levels for specific materials.

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Topics: electrical safety, designing for export, RoHS, European Union Compliance

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: electrical safety, product design, heat shrink tubing