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Every Almor Cord is 100% tested for continuity, polarity, dielectric withstanding voltage & insulation resistance!

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Every Almor Cord is 100% tested for continuity, polarity, dielectric withstanding voltage & insulation resistance!

Understanding the Purpose of Drain Wire in Shielded Cables

Wednesday / Oct 04, 2017

A drain wire is the bare, stranded wire you find interleaved with the wrapping foil inside shielded cables. This wire plays an important part in facilitating the cable's operation. Let's take a look at how the drain wire aids in the performance and functioning of shielded cables:

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Military Grade AC Power Cord Manufacturer​ | Almor Blog

Wednesday / Sep 06, 2017

We've heard multiple stories from our customers regarding just how hard it is to find a military grade ac power cord manufacturer. Our customer and respected colleague Ryan Sollmann had an especially challenging experience. After talking to two other manufacturers unsuccessfully, Ryan reached Almor on his third try to find a...

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Military Cables vs. Off The Shelf Power Cords

Wednesday / Aug 09, 2017

Military cables and equipment have to face conditions that are much harsher than those faced by civilian equipment. To provide optimum service in hostile conditions, you need to use high-grade materials custom built to cater to your company's specific needs.

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Creating A Prototype: Why We Let You Try Before You Buy

Wednesday / Jul 12, 2017

There's a lot of work that goes into purchasing custom power cords. Being that cables for government or data center applications typically require custom configurations, it's important to find a manufacturer who can build what you need to your specifications. In order to ensure quality and performance, many engineers prefer to...

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Cable Shielding and Signal Interference in Manufacturing AC Power Cords

Wednesday / Jun 14, 2017

Almor Power Cables understands today's requirements for high performance AC Power Cords. Their design should reduce or eliminate signal interference from EMI/RFI/ ESI (electromagnetic interference, radio frequency interference and electrostatic interference.) This can be done by offering a power cord that could require a braid,...

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Unshielded vs Shielded Power Cables: Which Do You Need?

Wednesday / May 17, 2017

Electromagnetic interference is one of the biggest problems that electrical cables have to deal with. Therefore, it's important to have a clear understanding of your options among different cable types for reducing the effects of the interference. There are two major players in this game: unshielded and shielded power cables....

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What is a Ferrite Bead?

Friday / Mar 20, 2015

Ferrite beads are found on cables used on electronics equipment such as computers, TV’s, communication devices. The Ferrite “bead” is actually a hollow round cylinder that fits around a wire(s) and often is over molded in plastic to keep it in place.

Ferrite is a semi-magnetic material made of iron oxide alloy made with other...

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Sourcing Power Cables in Asia vs. U.S. Manufacturing

Tuesday / Feb 03, 2015

On August 26, 2014, a recall was announced by HP for AC power cords from 2010 to 2012. According to the Wall Street Journal, the recall was for approximately 5.6 million power cords in the U.S and close to a half a million in Canada. The reason is very worrisome. The affected power cords, labeled LS-15, are a danger to customers.

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Explaining UL/CSA Approvals for the Manufacture of Power Cords

Thursday / Jan 29, 2015

A manufacturer must provide samples of each different cord set configuration to the designated test facility for UL/CSA. With the submission of each configuration, the supplier must provide a bill of materials that identifies each component part of the whole cord set. As an example, the cordage, the resin used to mold the...

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Almor Custom Power Cord Applications

Tuesday / Aug 12, 2014

Almor Custom Power Cord Applications

A Large Global Communications Company needed help fast. They had several new models of server/rack mounted cabinets they were sending to a trade show and their Asia Source was late in delivering custom fan cord assemblies to power their cabinet fans. Engineering called Almor Power Cables, and we...

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