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Socket Strip Definitions

Posted on 5/20/19 8:12 AM

A socket strip distributes electrical power through multiple sockets. It can be used to provide multiple sources of power (sockets) in an application with limited socket access. A socket strip can assist in meeting a need when only a single power source is available, but there are multiple pieces of equipment needing that power source. 

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Topics: product design, designing for export, country specific socket strips

Importance of Testing During the Design Phase

Posted on 5/6/19 8:00 AM

Testing during the design process in product development is crucial. If the new product will be distributed in worldwide markets, then using an AC power source is one way to test that product at various voltages and frequencies.

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Topics: product design, testing, designing for export, International Power Source, AC Power Source

Designing with Accessory Power Components

Posted on 4/22/19 8:13 AM

  One way to design electrical products for use in global markets is to incorporate accessory power distribution components. Those based on the IEC 60320 standards can help make it so no reconfiguration will be needed by the end user.

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Topics: product design, designing for export, IEC 60320, IEC 60320 inlets, IEC 60320 outlets

Designing with IEC 60320 Components

Posted on 4/8/19 9:41 AM

Two benefits of incorporating IEC 60320 components into an electrical product design: they are generally accepted globally and can be included in a variety of products.

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Topics: product design, designing for export, IEC 60320

Designing with Angled NEMA Plugs

Posted on 2/25/19 4:16 PM

Limited space between electrical or electronic equipment and the power connection can make the direction of the cord critical. An angled plug can minimize the space between the two. Different angles of plugs allow choices as to how a cord can be plugged into a power source.

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Topics: product design, Designing for North America, Angled Plugs, NEMA