We make a really great assortment of cables here at Mueller, and one of the things we really excel at is doing custom bulk orders. We have a huge inventory of wires and terminations with custom over molding capabilities, and sourcing whatever we need for a project. We also have a great production team of 10 people who specialize in building custom assemblies right here in Ohio, engineering support and helpful staff. We can design and build exactly what you need.
If you are in need of a wire or cable assembly that is custom made for your specific requirements, there are a number of options to consider. On the surface it's pretty simple - You have a wire, and then something on the ends of the wire (or not). But there are tons of options to customize and get it just right for what you need.
From electrical design to maintenance, engineers must determine what electrical clips (also called alligator or crocodile clips) are best suited for their project.
These clips can range from small to large, be made of a wide range of materials, come in various jaw types, handle wide ranges of electrical current and can be certified for safety by being UL-listed.
With such a wide range of options, there are many factors to come into play when selecting clips
Underwriter Laboratories has set the standards for product safety and has a through certification process. Mueller Electric is proud to provide UL Listed items and this blog post will provide some insight into what it means for something to be UL listed.
Raw uncoated steel can easily oxidize and corrode/rust over time when exposed to various environmental conditions and/or corrosive applications. Sometimes it’s necessary to use different metals for electronic parts that will not corrode or to plate them with different metals that will provide protection against corrosion. Different metals are useful for different applications, although sometimes it’s also a matter of aesthetics.
Topics: alligator clip
When selecting a clip for an application, there are often environmental considerations that may affect the clips over time. One of the toughest environments is a marine environment where there is a lot of moisture and salt which corrodes many types of metal.
I performed an experiment with our 46 series clips to see how well the marine clip actually withstands a salty marine environment.
Topics: Marine Clips
So you’re considering if you need a custom grounding solution for your automated paint/powder coat line, but you still have questions and concerns. You’ve probably evaluated all your alternatives and realized it may be time to update your grounding process, and maybe you've even read our whitepaper on Static Electricity and Grounding in Industry. But there are still some questions and things to consider. This infographic addresses the common questions and considerations that people have when evaluating grounding solutions.
Topics: Static Control, Grounding Clamp, Painting Plastics, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Wires, Powder coating, Plastic Painting, Grounding Plastic
When trying to determine the cause of problems encountered with electrostatic painting, it can be confusing. The problem is often solved by updating the grounding process, however this simple solution is often overlooked.
Topics: Static Electricity Grounding, Grounding Metal, Grounding Plastic, Grounding Wires, Paint Line Grounding, Electrostatic Painting,, Painting Plastics, Grounding, Plastic Painting, Painting metal
There are many varieties of wire and cable insulation suited to a variety of needs. Insulation is made of a non-conductive material that surrounds the wire and will resist an electric current. Keep in mind that The thickness of the insulation determines the voltage rating. You can get high voltage from any kind of insulation depending on the thickness.
Many people don't know the right way to properly crimp an alligator (or crocodile) clip onto a wire. This blog post (and video) shows how to do it step-by-step.