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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

The UL 94 Standard for Safety—Testing the Flammability of Plastics

Posted on 6/8/20 3:00 PM

Underwriters Laboratories’ (UL) 94 Standard for Safety Tests for Flammability of Plastic Materials for Parts in Devices and Appliances defines acceptable flammability ratings of plastic materials for parts in devices and appliances in North America. The First Edition of UL 94 appeared in September of 1972. And on September 16, 1988, the Department of Defense (DoD) adopted UL 94. Since then, there have been several updated editions of UL 94.

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Topics: testing, safety, flammability test, ul 94

Torqued and Tested

Posted on 3/30/20 3:25 PM

A Brief Overview of Interpower®’s Testing Capabilities

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Topics: testing, designing for export, safety, compliance standards, USA Made Products

GFCI Sockets Contribute to User Safety

Posted on 10/22/19 8:04 AM

User safety is a huge benefit of incorporating a Ground-Fault Circuit-Interrupter (GFCI) into an electrical product, such as a socket.

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Topics: safety, NEMA Sockets, GFCI Sockets

Safe Connections with NEMA Plugs and Sockets

Posted on 8/26/19 8:06 AM

The configurations on NEMA plugs and sockets are designed to assist in keeping electrical connections safe.

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Topics: Designing for North America, safety, NEMA plugs, NEMA Sockets

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