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
Accessory Power: Key Systems for Power Integration & Exportation
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.
Topics: product design, designing for export, Accessory Power, Jumper Cords, adding marketability, Accessory Power System
Crimping Your Conductors Without Cramping Your Quality
Posted on 12/14/21 9:48 AM
Topics: product design, designing for export, power cord, conductor crimping, crimps
Calculating Voltage Drop
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.
Topics: electrical safety, voltage drop, product design, designing for export, power cord
Incorporating Ferrites in Electrical Designs
Posted on 6/21/21 1:59 PM
Electrical equipment emitting signals and their various frequencies can create enough Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) to interfere with or even damage nearby equipment.
Topics: electrical safety, product design, ferrites