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issue: July 2007 APPLIANCE Magazine

Cover Story

page 32
Connectors & Wire Harnesses
The Critical Components
by Diane Ritchey, Contributing Editor
Proper connection is critical: a high-quality connector can ensure a safe appliance and a happy customer. Thankfully, the global connector industry is healthy, strong, and rich in new technologies.

page 36
Connectors & Wire Harnesses
The Connector Market Worldwide

Feature Articles

page 38
Cord & Cord Sets
Plugging Safety
by Leanna Skarnulis, Contributing Editor
In the world of cord and cord set suppliers, electrical safety is a powerful, complex, and dynamic force. Consumers, OEMs, and regulating bodies demand more and more safety features. And with nations developing their own, sometimes idiosyncratic, standards, the challenge to the global supplier is daunting.

page 43
China Refrigeration 2007
Green Refrigeration in Guangzhou
by Viloet Han, China Correspondent
The Chinese HVAC expo showed an industry moving in new directions. Underlying every industry change: addressing the environment.

page 45
Switches and Switching Devices
Supplier Solutions: Switches and Switching Devices


page 20
The Open Door
Global Regulations and YOUR Trade Associations

page 21
Circuit Protection
Coordinated Circuit Protection for Critical Appliance Components
by Faraz Hasan, global industrial and appliance marketing manager, Raychem Circuit Protection products at Tyco Electronics
Resettable circuit protection devices can be used to help provide overtemperature, overcurrent, and overvoltage protection for the electric motors and fans, controllers, touchpads, displays, and interface circuitry required by sophisticated appliances.

page 26
Electronics Report
Isolated Power
Whether used for appliance motor control or current detection, a new integrated circuit (IC) transducer allows engineers to achieve ac and dc isolated current measurement up to 100 KHz.

page 28
Technology Report
Technology Fusion
For the first time, consumer electronics (CE) engineers can use both types of NAND flash memory in a single device.

page 30
Motor Technology
A Package Deal
A new digital motor features an integrated pulse width modulation (PWM) controller to offer office and medical appliance engineers an all-in-one design.


page 50
Induction Cooking
The New Face of Glass Ceramic
by Steve Wichelecki, Contributing Editor
An aesthetically pleasing, customizable glass ceramic makes induction cooking technology even more enticing to consumers around the world.

News Section

This Month's News Headlines

page 15
Appliance Industry
Majors and Comfort Conditioning Appliances

page 16
U.S. Appliance Industry Factory Unit Shipment Statistics
Factory Unit Shipments Statistics for the month of April 2007

page 18
New Delhi Report
Digital Drive in India
by Adite Chatterjee, India Correspondent

page 18
Tokyo Report
A Roundup of Japanese Air
by Wasaku Ishida, Japan correspondent, and president, JARN (Japan Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration News)


page 9
Appliance Line
Bringing the Concept Home
Tim Somheil, Editor
Educating and exciting consumers about environmentally friendly technologies is important to creating market demand.


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