From Bare Wire to Eye-candy Resins—An American Electrical Cable and Cord Set Manufacturer Holds the Line
Posted on 11/21/22 8:21 AM
Before cord sets are ready to be boxed for shipping, the colorants used in the resins, and the shiny brass and alloys of blades and pins may often resemble an electrical work of art that catches the eye—especially the orange and red cord sets preferred by Australian and Denmark hospitals respectively. Or maybe it’s a clear molded plug, or a hand-wired plug where one can see inside to tell whether every wire retains electrical continuity around the stainless steel ring that binds the conductors. Even standard colors like black and gray offer a semblance of eye candy while manufactured to carry hundreds of volts to equipment across multiple environments.
Topics: cable, USA Made Products, product development
RoHS: The Most Misunderstood Directive on the Planet?
Posted on 7/25/22 9:16 AM
If your electrical products are manufactured for North America or any other market outside of Europe, or if you want to buy electrical products to use outside of Europe, the European RoHS Directive Does Not Apply. The Directive applies within the European market only. Which countries represent the European market?
Topics: designing for export, RoHS, European Union Compliance, product development
Interpower Product Development & Marketing Facility in Ames Celebrates 20th Anniversary
Posted on 3/28/22 8:51 AM
Interpower Product Development & Marketing Facility in Ames, Iowa U.S.A. Product Development In 2020, Interpower celebrated its 45th anniversary as an electrical cord set and component manufacturer. In March of 2022, the Interpower facility in Ames, Iowa, celebrated its 20th year as a Product Development and Marketing facility.
Topics: product development, Interpower Ames, power system manufacturing
Interpower’s Plug and Socket Tester
Posted on 10/18/21 11:49 AM
Bunkered deep inside Interpower’s testing facility in Ames, Iowa, is an array of testing apparatus for the testing of electrical cable and components to push both newly manufactured and warehoused cable, cords, and components (and prototypes) to extreme limits, often well beyond UL and IEC standards for product compliance.
Topics: electrical safety, testing, designing for export, plugs & sockets, product development
New Product Designs
Posted on 8/17/20 1:36 PM
Topics: product design, designing for export, product development