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Doing Business in a Global Market

Posted on 1/13/20 4:36 PM

Excellent business opportunities are possible in global markets, but it is important to be knowledgeable in the desired country’s standards. Each country has its own import/export requirements, so due diligence is needed to determine the regulations in order to successfully market a product in a specific country.

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Topics: safety agency, product design, designing for export

IEC 60320 Components Have Global Advantages

Posted on 11/18/19 5:07 PM

Advantages of IEC 60320 components: they can be used globally, plus they can be included in many different  electrical products.

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Topics: product design, designing for export, IEC 60320

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

Importance of Knowing the Recommended Minimum Bend Radius for Cable

Posted on 9/9/19 7:24 AM

Cable is made up of different components which all need to work together to be effective in whatever product it is a part of, such as a power cord or cord set. If one of the components within the cable becomes damaged in some way, it can directly affect the product. That is why it is important to know the recommended minimum bend radius for the cable being used.

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Topics: cable, electrical safety, product design

Switches: Markings, Types, and Safety Considerations

Posted on 7/15/19 7:57 AM

From being used on a vacuum cleaner to being used on a life-support machine, the purpose of a switch is to open and close a circuit. A switch is used when incoming power in an electrical product design needs to be controlled. Opening a circuit (turning a device OFF) is achieved by breaking the connection. This interrupts the current flow. Closing the circuit (turning a device ON) allows the current to flow again.

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Topics: electrical safety, product design, switches

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