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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.

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Topics: electrical safety, cable glands, strain reliefs, international power components

New Products: Designing for Compliance

Posted on 12/30/19 7:31 AM

Keep the end destination in mind when beginning to design a new electrical or electronic product.

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Topics: designing for export, testing agencies, international power components

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