Interpower Technical Support Series: Customer Questions for Dan Ford, Interpower Technical Support Specialist
Posted on 8/21/23 9:48 AM
Universal Jumper Cord Set/Appliance Couplers Q: Our company spec sheet shows the cable we’ve been using is rated at 10A. However, the cable we received is rated “12A.” If the cable is rated at 10A, and one of the two connectors is rated at 10A but the other connector is rated at 12A, we don’t want people thinking it’s ok to run 11A of current through a 10A cable. The temperature rating is also different. Could you clarify these differences?
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?
Posted on 1/31/22 1:08 PM
With numerous country-specific configurations of plug and socket patterns being used worldwide, the prospect of exporting overseas may seem daunting. Accessory Power Systems are electrical passports to global markets, offering end users the versatility of connecting to country-specific power by using just one country-specific plug on a cord set, which is rated per the standards of the agency representing that country.
Posted on 12/14/21 9:48 AM
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.