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Choosing a Power Cord or Cord Set

Posted on 9/23/19 10:40 AM

Selecting the appropriate power cord or cord set starts with knowing who the end user will be. Due to a variety of standards and different plug patterns used throughout the world, it is essential to know what is needed per that country’s requirements.

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Topics: cord set, product design, power cord

Safety Sense with Cords

Posted on 3/25/19 7:56 AM

Safety needs to be a priority when using a power cord or cord set. Cords that are broken or damaged in some way can become a fire hazard or cause an electrical shock.

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Topics: electrical safety, cord set, power cord, OSHA

Measurements and Standard Tolerances for Power Cords and Cord Sets

Posted on 7/19/18 12:23 PM

Using a Standard Method of Measurement for Cords Depending on the application, cable length in a power cord or cord set is a choice for the designer. Interpower offers standard length power cords and cord sets, as well as specialized lengths. When measuring all power cords and cord sets, Interpower uses a standard method of measurement. 

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Topics: product design, designing for export, power cord

The Value of Calculating Voltage Drop

Posted on 1/16/18 2:05 PM

Determining if the wiring in a power cord or cord set will provide acceptable efficiency is important when considering the length of that power cord or cord set. Long cord assemblies may have potential safety risks due to voltage drop incurring because of that length.

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Topics: voltage drop, cord set, product design, power cord

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