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Importance of Knowing the Recommended Minimum Bend Radius for Cable

Posted on 9/28/20 3:23 PM

Cable is made up of specialized material and components that are vital parts of making a world-class power cord or cord set. If one of the cable components is damaged, it can directly affect the product. Making sure you know the recommended minimum bend radius for cable is critical to the performance and longevity of your product and its ultimate success.

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Topics: cable, electrical safety, product design

Hospital-Grade Cords—Fighting the Good Fight

Posted on 9/14/20 4:46 PM

Whether it’s a hospital in a city or a clinic in a small town, reliable power is critical to medical facility patients, families and staff. Interpower Hospital-grade plugs can be molded or hand-wired in several colors. The color of choice for many hospitals and clinics, however, is the clear, see-through Interpower hospital plug. The clear plug allows medical staff to see if plug wiring and other components remain intact.

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Topics: product design, testing, hospital-grade cords

Design Strategies with Fuses

Posted on 9/1/20 3:50 PM

When designing a new electrical or electronic equipment product, an important aspect of your design will be how to implement circuit protection. How do you ensure the safety of both the equipment and the equipment operator in the event of a circuit overload?

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Topics: electrical safety, fuses, product design

New Product Designs

Posted on 8/17/20 1:36 PM

Researching & Identifying Markets

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Topics: product design, designing for export, product development

Calculating Voltage Drop for Safety and Performance

Posted on 8/3/20 4:02 PM

You have a cord connected to a power source on one end and a machine on the other. The good news is that you have power and the machine is working. The bad news is that you have just started using the machine without calculating for voltage drop as the cord length is 65 feet—for long cord assemblies (50 feet or more) it’s important to calculate voltage drop due to potential safety risks.  

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Topics: electrical safety, voltage drop, product design, safety

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