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Hospital-Grade Cords—Fighting the Good Fight

Posted on 9/14/20 4:46 PM

Whether it’s a hospital in a city or a clinic in a small town, reliable power is critical to medical facility patients, families and staff. Interpower Hospital-grade plugs can be molded or hand-wired in several colors. The color of choice for many hospitals and clinics, however, is the clear, see-through Interpower hospital plug. The clear plug allows medical staff to see if plug wiring and other components remain intact.

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Topics: product design, testing, hospital-grade cords

Design Strategies with Fuses

Posted on 9/1/20 3:50 PM

When designing a new electrical or electronic equipment product, an important aspect of your design will be how to implement circuit protection. How do you ensure the safety of both the equipment and the equipment operator in the event of a circuit overload?

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Topics: electrical safety, fuses, product design

New Product Designs

Posted on 8/17/20 1:36 PM

Researching & Identifying Markets

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Topics: product design, designing for export, product development

Calculating Voltage Drop for Safety and Performance

Posted on 8/3/20 4:02 PM

You have a cord connected to a power source on one end and a machine on the other. The good news is that you have power and the machine is working. The bad news is that you have just started using the machine without calculating for voltage drop as the cord length is 65 feet—for long cord assemblies (50 feet or more) it’s important to calculate voltage drop due to potential safety risks.  

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Topics: electrical safety, voltage drop, product design, safety

Designing for Compliance

Posted on 7/20/20 1:34 PM

In the beginning stages of a new product’s design, engineers and product developers usually know how their products will be marketed. That decision determines which national or international standards need to be followed, and which safety agency they will work with in obtaining approvals for their products.

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Topics: designing for export, compliance standards, adding marketability

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