30 Apr '13, 10pm

The product that made 1 #engineer downright certifiable

At the time, I was one of the founders of a barely capitalized start-up company that was developing high-energy switching power supplies. Our first product was an 8-kW phase converter that could be connected to a single-phase power source and would deliver a three-phase output to power motors, CNC equipment, and other industrial loads. It is difficult to sell that kind of product without agency certification. We had completed the preliminary investigation (all paperwork) and were ready for the lab tests. The agencies usually don't have the necessary sources, loads, or backup equipment, so the tests are usually done in-house under the supervision of an engineer from the certifying agency. We had received the test plan and had successfully run through all of the tests before the site visit was scheduled, so we thought we were almost finished. Since these units process so muc...

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