The dreaded smell of burning plastic: Most people know that means something electrical is overheating and needs to be turned off. But what if it’s a dishwasher or refrigerator and no one is home?
With wireless capabilities becoming widely available in cars, furniture, medical devices and more, forecasts show that the wireless power market will grow to be a nearly $15-billion-a-year industry by 2024. In order for OEMs to capture their share of this emerging market, they need cutting-edge designs that meet consumers’ wireless demands and expectations. In response, Molex has developed a wireless power coil that overcomes some of the toughest design challenges.
Risks are inherent in industrial plants and other settings where workers come into contact with heavy equipment and processes combining metal surfaces, electrical machinery and power systems. GFCI-compliance and watertight connections are critical wherever power components contact moisture, chemicals, weather and other harsh environmental conditions. Industrial operations are at risk anytime unprotected electrical connections are exposed to moisture, metals and harsh conditions. The improper use of wiring and electrical equipment can cause any number of problems, ranging from nuisance tripping or short circuits causing interruptions in power flow to major malfunctions that pose significant risk of injury and death due to electrocution or fire.