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North American & Japanese Electric Plug Difference

Posted on 10/12/20 3:08 PM

While North American and Japanese plugs look the same (e.g., the NEMA 5-15 and the Japanese JIS C 8303, the latter fitting snugly into an American socket) there are some critical differences. First, while the width of the blades are similar, the Japanese blades are slightly shorter.

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Importance of Knowing the Recommended Minimum Bend Radius for Cable

Posted on 9/28/20 3:23 PM

Cable is made up of specialized material and components that are vital parts of making a world-class power cord or cord set. If one of the cable components is damaged, it can directly affect the product. Making sure you know the recommended minimum bend radius for cable is critical to the performance and longevity of your product and its ultimate success.

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Topics: cable, electrical safety, product design

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

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