In electricians’ parlance, a power whip is a device that converts an in-place electrical device to a portable variable-gain unit. It consists of a single cable with one or more lead strands, which are twisted and bonded together at the tip. The lead strands are twisted in such a way that they form a loop or T-shape. This loop arrangement enables the flexible part of the cable to be stretched out over large distances without coming apart. The device can be used for a number of applications such as connecting different units on panels to create mini-networks, connecting panels in large buildings, and connecting panels of varying sizes in multiple locations.
Power whips can be made of metal, wood, or plastic. Although plastic has been the most popular choice among manufacturers, metal, wood, and a combination of the two have also been used. Wood and metal are commonly used because of their flexibility and ability to adhere to the wall of a cubicle or a building. A metal power supply is preferred when the application is sensitive and requires a tight fit. Plastic has been used mainly for outdoor applications, since it can easily withstand moisture.
Power whips are a good choice for people working in a cubicle, since it helps them connect the fixed-in-place devices of different departments to each other without having to unplug the other devices. The wire that connects the units is the lead wire, which is attached to the flexible lead strands on the power whip. Since the flexible lead strands must be secured to the wall of the cubicle, it is important that you mount the whip on brackets or screws on the cubicle wall before installation. You may also need to apply some lubricant to the screw heads and the fixed-in-place devices if they use a different type of lock, such as a deadbolt.
Some cubicles feature an internal mechanism that makes it easier to secure the whole system. However, if the system uses a non-fixed-in-place or spring-loaded lock, then you will need more than the simple screw mounts and brackets just to mount your power whip on the wall. An external fastening system can be used. It is typically made from a strong and durable metal that can easily mount the rod and the flexible lead strands securely and safely.
You can choose the most appropriate base power infeed module and the fixed-in-place device for your application, based on the location of the fixed device or fixture in the cubicle. For example, the fixed rod can mount on either the wall or the ceiling, depending on the orientation of the fixed device. The power whip, on the other hand, usually has to be mounted on the ceiling. The base feed system can either be a modular asset or a reel-type feed.
A power supply is very important to the functioning of any power tool. If you are using a power supply, the wire is connected between the power supply and the work piece. Otherwise, the power supply would simply conduct the current to the battery. If the wire is not connected to the power supply, then the chances of the power being supplied unevenly will increase. Therefore, a proper installation of the power supply is very necessary to avoid this problem. When the power supply, the fastener and the rod are properly installed in the right positions, then you can be assured that your work piece will function smoothly and you will get the best performance from your power whip.