Choosing to recondition a product
When you are dealing with electrical product reconditioning it is very important that you follow the proper guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Electrical products can be dangerous if you are not careful which is why it’s so important to have a professional handle any type of repair or reconditioning of electrical products.
The new NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment has been released and should not only be read but also understood by everyone associated with electrical product reconditioning. When you have an issue with your electrical products you now have the option to have your problematic product reconditioned instead of having to purchase a new one. This can help save money and time because let’s face it when you order a product it takes time to process and time to ship which is down time for the company in general.
When deciding to have products reconditioned there are specified precautions which must be adhered to for everyone’s safety. First, let’s take a look at the fundamental tenets for reconditioning electrical products as stated in the NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment.
- Will reconditioning the product extend the life of the product giving more operational time to the equipment or will the reconditioning enhance the product giving it additional features?
- Is there a reconditioning specialist in the local area that will be able to perform the tasks you are in need of? You don’t want to hand over the product to just anyone and expect them to be able to recondition it.
- Has the electrical equipment been exposed to any adverse conditions, such as fire, water damage, or any other adverse condition? If they have it might not be safe to have this item reconditioned.
- Is the reconditioning available based on the OEM (original equipment manufacturer)? The answer to this question can be found in the original paperwork for the equipment. If you have questions you can find a list of items that can be reconditioned based on the NEMA guidelines online, while this list may be subjected to changes it is a pretty comprehensive list that should be able to help you determine what can be reconditioned.
When you are looking to have an electrical product reconditioned don’t cut corners and try to find a cheaper solution because the product you get back might not be up to safety standards which in turn could harm many people, make sure your electrical product is tested, maintained, and operated prior to normal use when returning from the reconditioning work.
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