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Cable Assembly, Wire Harnessing, Electro-Mechanical Assembly and More

The SHINE Wire and Cable Blog is the place to learn about custom cable assembly, electro-mechanical assembly, and wire harnessing. You’ll also read about lead wire assembly, cordsets, and wire and cable processing. In addition to contract manufacturing, the SHINE Wire and Cable Blog will cover engineering support, testing, and certifications. Check out our latest blog entries.

How to Choose Cable Conductors for Custom Cable Assemblies

Custom cable assemblies need cables with metallic conductors that can effectively carry an electrical load throughout a product’s lifetime. If you choose the wrong type of conductor, corrosion or oxidation may occur. Cable conductors made [...]

Are Your Appliance Plugs Ready for IEC 60320 Harmonization?

Appliance plugs are three-conductor power connectors used in consumer electronics, portable medical devices, healthcare products, and household appliances. In the United States, UL 498 from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has been the accepted standard for appliance [...]

By | January 27th, 2020|Categories: Blog, Cordsets, Standards|Tags: , , |0 Comments

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C for Cable Assembly and Wire Harnessing

IPC-WHMA-A-620 Revision C remains the only industry-consensus standard for custom cable assembly and wire harnessing. Jointly developed by the Wiring Harness Manufacturers Association (WHMA) and the Institute of Printed Circuits (IPC), Revision C is the [...]

By | December 11th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

How to Choose Heavy Duty Connectors for Cable Assemblies

Do you need heavy duty connectors (HDCs) for harsh industrial applications? Maybe you need HDCs that can withstand high humidity, high temperatures, or electromagnetic interference (EMI). Maybe you need heavy duty connectors that withstand water, [...]

Five Connector and Cable Assembly Considerations

Do you need to design electronic products that are lighter, smaller, and more robust? In a recent article, ConnectorSupplier.com described connector and cable assembly considerations for medical devices and equipment. These products need to meet [...]

By | October 29th, 2019|Categories: Blog, Custom Cable Assembly|Tags: , , |0 Comments

RoHS 2 is Now RoHS 3. What Does It Mean for You?

Do you sell electronic products to Europe? Then it’s time to check your components and wire and cable to determine if they’re RoHS 3 compliant. The latest Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive doesn’t just [...]

By | September 28th, 2019|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , |0 Comments

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