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Importers of Electrical Cord Sets and Components From China May Continue Experiencing Gridlock

Posted on 3/15/21 10:28 AM

Stacks of shipping containers continue to rise skyward at many U.S. seaports, especially on the Pacific Coast. While COVID quarantines and lockdowns that began in early 2020 are responsible for much of the slowdown, some costal states remain cautious in opening up commerce in a safe but timely manner as many lockdown rules remain in place.

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Topics: designing for export, shipping, covid-19

The Long and Short of Cord Length

Posted on 1/25/21 9:13 AM

When it comes to cords and cord length, is bigger better or is less more? It all depends on the application of your electrical design.

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Topics: electrical safety, voltage drop, hospital-grade cords, medical requirements

Barcodes: The Labels That Keep on Tracking

Posted on 1/5/21 7:41 AM

Barcodes have come a long way since their first patent was approved in 1952. From the workhorse of the 1-D barcode to 2-D and QR codes, it is not an overstatement to say the barcode has revolutionized how companies, institutions and agencies manage inventories. And a whole lot more.

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Topics: safety, barcodes, value-added, product tracking

The Value of Socket Strips

Posted on 12/22/20 7:57 AM

A socket strip is a stand-alone electrical product containing several power sources (sockets) to provide equipment electrical connectivity by way of a country-specific AC input cord. Socket strips allow one or several machines to receive power in one or multiple strips.

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Topics: product design, modules, designing for export

Benefits of Using a Power Entry Module in Your Electrical Design

Posted on 12/7/20 4:18 PM

A module is a device that combines multiple functions into a single unit to control power entry. There are several reasons to choose a module over individual components that are installed piecemeal. When choosing a module in your design, the first step is deciding which functions or components your module should contain. Typically an Interpower module offers two to five functions: an inlet, outlet, switch, circuit protection, voltage selector, and a filter.

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Topics: product design, modules, designing for export

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