Posted on 6/26/23 4:18 PM
Safe & Reliable Is Now Safer with Cord Clips. For over a century, AC power has played a vital role in the welfare of patients and staff in hospitals and clinics worldwide. Hospital-grade electrical cords are designed to provide the correct amperages and voltages for a broad range of medical equipment—portable CT Scanners and X-ray machines to heart monitors, ECMO machines, and hospital-grade treadmills. Hospital-grade certified by a “green dot,” Interpower North American (NEMA) 5-15, 5-20, 6-15, and 6-20 hospital-grade molded and hand-wired cords and cord sets provide consistent electrical continuity on the inside while offering rugged durability on the outside. The green dot is also found on the Japanese JIS 8303 plug, which meets JIS T 1021 hospital-grade standards.
Posted on 6/13/22 4:15 PM
Easy-to-disconnect connector locks and other cord-locking mechanisms are convenient tools for anchoring cords to inlets to prevent abrupt disconnects, but not all manufactured versions are created equal. Avoid easy-to-disconnect locking mechanisms which gouge or shave away the ground blade of the inlet during abrupt disconnects or improper usage and removal.
Posted on 11/15/21 4:12 PM
Calculating Voltage Drop is Critical in the Application of your Electrical design. Using longer cord lengths in your electrical design may become problematic enough to pose potential dangers. When cable length is 50 feet or longer, voltage drop in cable occurs—the resistance in the copper measured per foot—causing heat buildup.
Posted on 10/18/21 11:49 AM
Bunkered deep inside Interpower’s testing facility in Ames, Iowa, is an array of testing apparatus for the testing of electrical cable and components to push both newly manufactured and warehoused cable, cords, and components (and prototypes) to extreme limits, often well beyond UL and IEC standards for product compliance.
Posted on 6/21/21 1:59 PM
Electrical equipment emitting signals and their various frequencies can create enough Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) to interfere with or even damage nearby equipment.