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Accessory Power Systems Add Marketability and Versatility

Posted on 12/16/19 8:14 AM

Accessory power systems add marketability and versatility to an electrical product. By focusing on power connections from a central system to the peripheral equipment, only one primary connection is needed.

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Topics: designing for export, IEC 60320, Accessory Power, Accessory Power System

Product Development Testing is Crucial

Posted on 12/2/19 7:54 AM

During product development and prior to shipment, it is essential to know if that product will function properly in the country it is intended to be used in—which makes product development testing crucial. With numerous plug patterns used around the world, engineers and designers need to verify that equipment and consumer electrical products will run safely and reliably on specific voltages and frequencies—before exporting.

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Topics: testing, designing for export, International Power Source

IEC 60320 Components Have Global Advantages

Posted on 11/18/19 5:07 PM

Advantages of IEC 60320 components: they can be used globally, plus they can be included in many different  electrical products.

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Topics: product design, designing for export, IEC 60320

Defining IP 65 and NEMA 12/4 Enclosure Ratings

Posted on 10/7/19 6:59 AM

Dirt, dust, water—all “adversaries” of electrical products due to the potential damage they can cause. To help protect products from these elements, the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) have created classification systems designating different degrees of protection, depending on the application, for enclosures of electrical equipment.

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Topics: electrical safety, designing for export, ingress protection, NEMA 12/4 Enclosure Ratings

Simplifying the Power Entry Element into a Single Unit

Posted on 6/3/19 7:58 AM

When designing electrical products, one way to simplify the power entry element is by incorporating a module, which combines power entry functions into a single unit. Even though these functions are available as individual components, the benefits of a module include user safety, reduced individual component inventory, decreased assembly labor, and saved panel space.

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Topics: product design, modules, designing for export

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