Technology versus Demand: The Need for Customization

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When it comes to electrical hardware, rule of thumb follows that safety, standards, and environment are the determining factors. Yet, with technological advancements and societal evolution, these basic principles are receiving a facelift. More and more, customers are seeking individuality, whether it is through innovative design, sustainability, or milieu. To meet these evolving demands, electrical hardware supportive technology has taken great strides in tandem with the changing landscape.

With that said, when it comes to electrical applications, electricians and designers are required to integrate creative ambition with the standards set forth by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) while also adhering to the client’s needs.

It’s a large order. Yet, with appropriate know-how, resources, and drive, a successful result can be achieved.


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The Need for Customization: 3 Aspects to Consider


The driving force behind customization is largely rooted in societies emphasis on innovation. More often than not, customization focuses on sustainability through design; creating electrical hardware that is durable, environmentally friendly, and cost-efficient.

When it comes to customized controls, panels, electrical enclosures, and power distribution equipment, innovative design can play a major role in working with difficult locations, temperamental environments, and unique client requirements.


Practicality: Safety and Standards

This may be the most important aspect of electrical customization. While innovation is encouraged and should be considered in any design, it’s also important to remain grounded by the basic functions and requirements of the device.

Practicality considers the prioritization of safety for the client and laborers, while balancing innovative design and standards. This is where technology plays the most unique role.

Recent advancements in electrical technology, such as an electrical power converter suitable for renewable energy sources or engineering that increases power efficiency, can be adapted in a way that doesn’t sacrifice safety or standards.



The last and most influential aspect of customized electrical hardware is budget. Simply put, customization can cost. Consider labor, materials, and time. It’s important to balance the desire for customization versus the need. Generally, standard electrical equipment can be utilized in almost every situation.

With that said, there are unique situations that may require special customization. The most common factor that affects the need for customization is the environment. While NEMA standards attempt to address all environmental contingencies, specialized equipment can be requisitioned and designed to meet harsh environmental conditions or even special challenges.

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