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2009 IEEE Symposium on Product Compliance Engineering

26-28 Oct. 2009

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Copyright notice]

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  • Table of contents

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  • [Front matter]

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  • The selection and use of power strips

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 5
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    Power strips are ubiquitous fixtures in the power distribution system. They are found in almost every home and office. Power strips are within equipment for power distribution. However, little care is often given to their safe use. These are devices with numerous limitations that are often overlooked. Understanding what they are, what they do and what they cannot do will help the designer to use t... View full abstract»

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  • Evaluation of resistive faults in high current starter cables

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    Arcing and arc damage in an electrically energized cable is often recognized as a result of insulation failure of the cable and a possible cause for the ignition of a fire. However, the presence of arcing does not necessarily indicate the point of origin of a fire. It only implies that the cable was energized at the time of the fire. Typically, cables routed in an automobile are protected by a com... View full abstract»

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  • Introduction to printed circuit board failures

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    Printed circuit boards form the mechanical and electrical connections between electrical components in the complex circuits of modern electronic designs. Printed circuits not only interconnect components through conductors routed through the board with traces and vias, but also must provide effective electrical insulation between conductors of different potentials and in different circuit nodes. P... View full abstract»

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  • Emerging issues in regulations and standards: Sampling considerations within market surveillance actions

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    Form the 1st of January 2010, the so called New Legal Framework on accreditation and market surveillance will be mandory in EU countries. This means in practice that for the market surveillance field, the member state authorities have to develop National Marker Surveillance Programmes and this in co-operation with other member states and the EC. This paper is dealing with an important i... View full abstract»

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  • Arcing and fires - case studies

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    Broken extension cords, faulty switches, outlets and frayed wires are often cited as causes for fires. Many structure fires in the US are caused by arc faults of various types. In a fire investigation, the fire initiation source of energy and the initial propagating medium needs to be identified/understood in order to determine the root cause of the incident. This paper presents case studies descr... View full abstract»

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  • Product liability prevention: Even more important in tough economic times

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    This paper will discuss the reasons why product liability prevention is so important, even in tough economic times, and how to cost-effectively be proactive and reactive in dealing with safety issues. View full abstract»

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  • Bringing science into the courtroom

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    While investigators have adequate tools for ensuring they reach a proper determination of fire causation, claims against manufacturers often progress to the courtroom despite forensic analysis indicating their products are not at fault. A solid defense strategy requires a reasonable alternative explanation grounded in scientific principles. Because the complexities of science may sometimes be lost... View full abstract»

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  • IEEE 1725 and battery powered products

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    IEEE 1725 standard was developed for rechargeable lithium ion and lithium polymer batteries used in cellular devices. The standard establishes criteria for design analysis quality and reliability. The CTIA - the wireless association developed a battery certification program to verify the conformance of cellular devices to IEEE 1725. The CTIA program categorizes the cellular device as a host and it... View full abstract»

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  • Safety of electrical equipment containing lead acid batteries

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    This paper explores, the need for ventilation of hydrogen gas and separation from arcing parts in electrical enclosures, construction guidelines and testing for ventilation, drawbacks in the use of venting tubes in un-vented enclosures, battery charging, wire sizing and insulation in light of high energy faults, wet cells vs. arrested electrolyte cells, and avoidance of thermal runaway hazards. View full abstract»

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  • Understanding fuse ratings

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    Selecting a fuse is more than just about trip current. Proper fuse performance depends on many aspects of a fuse's design. Selecting the correct fuse requires determining the types of faults for which the fuse will provide protection. Selecting the correct trip current is only the start of the process of finding the correct fuse. Different applications will need consideration for the trip time del... View full abstract»

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  • Exploring medical device reliability and its relationship to safety and effectiveness

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    It may seem intuitive that reliability should be essential for modern products that need to be safe and effective, particularly health care and medical devices. It should come as no surprise to find reliability cited in regulations, engineering articles, and consensus standards. Yet typical industrial processes to achieve reliability often do not explicitly provide evidence to support a safety and... View full abstract»

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  • Lithium battery transportation test requirements

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    This paper provides an overview of the regulations and test requirements regarding the transportation of Lithium Cells and Batteries. These new requirements affect battery manufacturers, manufacturers using lithium batteries in their products, as well as consumers traveling with lithium batteries. View full abstract»

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  • Product design - how to get the design right the first time

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    Many manufacturers design a product first, then attempt to ¿fix¿ the design later to meet the applicable safety standard. Prior knowledge of the applicable safety standard and its requirements for the product will help meet deadlines, keep design costs down, and result in a properly designed product. View full abstract»

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  • Corona and arcing in power and RF devices

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    The electric field between the surfaces of two conductors exceeds a critical value, a self sustaining ionizing discharge that typically occurs between the closest surface areas called corona. The corona initiates arcing and the arcing can ignite fire. There is both power loss and generation of RF interference during corona. Under certain circumstances corona could shorten the service-life of elect... View full abstract»

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  • Leveraging safety and EMC skills in energy regulatory compliance

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    Regulations mandating energy-efficient design and performance in a variety of consumer products are emerging throughout the world. Compliance organizations can leverage technical skills already in place and scale to meet the increased responsibilities. View full abstract»

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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):xxii - xxviii
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