Customer Questions answered by Dan Ford, Interpower Technical Support Specialist
Posted on 8/29/22 2:08 PM
Throughout the year, Interpower will publish its most frequently asked questions from customers. Q: Beyond the agency testing conducted by Product Develop Manager Ron Barnett at Interpower’s testing lab in Ames, Iowa, what real-time testing does Interpower conduct at its on-site manufacturing locations in Oskaloosa and Lamoni during the manufacturing process?
Topics: product design, international power components, frequently asked questions
Southern California Ports Shipping Update
Posted on 2/21/22 8:54 AM
Topics: designing for export, international power components, shipping, manufacturing
Part I. RoHS: Interpower's Commitment to Compliance in Europe
Posted on 4/13/20 2:11 PM
Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) is a European Union (EU) directive restricting certain “hazardous” substances used in electrical and electronic equipment in European countries. RoHS ensures electrical/electronic products used in Europe are RoHS compliant in not exceeding the maximum concentration levels for hazardous substances listed in the directive. Substances currently banned under RoHS: lead (Pb), mercury (Hg), cadmium (Cd), hexavalent chromium (CrVI), polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE), and four different phthalates: DEHP, BBP, BBP, and DIBP. Please find the “RoHS Table of Restricted Substances” below to find the full spellings of each phthalate and the accepted levels of each substance. All Interpower products manufactured for the European market meet RoHS limitations for each substance.
Topics: RoHS, European Union Compliance, international power components
Strain Reliefs/Cable Glands: Providing Protection to Power Cords
Posted on 3/4/20 2:08 PM
The main purpose of a “strain relief” or “cable gland” is to provide protection to a power cord. They help extend cord life and add stability to the equipment. In generic terms, it is used to secure a power supply cord to a piece of electrical equipment. The term strain relief is commonly used in North America, while cable gland is the preferred term in Europe and other continents.
Topics: electrical safety, cable glands, strain reliefs, international power components
New Products: Designing for Compliance
Posted on 12/30/19 7:31 AM
Topics: designing for export, testing agencies, international power components