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About OEP Connector Failure

The proper care and maintenance of your O.E.P. (Overhead Electrical Power) System plugs and connectors is essential in order for them to provide trouble free service. A qualified electrician should inspect all of the devices in the store for contact damage. Connecting a damaged plug into a good connector spreads the damage and perpetuates the problem. ALL burned, worn or pitted plugs AND connectors MUST be replaced to ensure fail free operation.  
   

Improperly connected OEP cords.
Locking rings not used. Long term abuse has caused "Burn-out" on the left connector.

The proper care and maintenance of your O.E.P. (Overhead Electrical Power) System plugs and connectors is essential in order for them to provide trouble free service. A qualified electrician should inspect all of the devices in the store for contact damage. Connecting a damaged plug into a good connector spreads the damage and perpetuates the problem. ALL burned, worn or pitted plugs AND connectors MUST be replaced to ensure fail free operation.  
  • Always lock the locking ring onto the connector when mated (see photos). This ensures proper connection and eliminates contact burning.
  Properly connected OEP Cords.
Locking rings secured.
  • Replace all missing or damaged locking rings.
   
  • Immediately replace any connectors or plugs that are hot to the touch.
   
  • Examine male plugs for burned or pitted sections near the top. If the plug is burned or pitted, replace both the plug and connector inserts.
   
  • Never disconnect the device under load. While the devices are rated for "Make and Break", the contacts will last longer if the equipment is turned off first.
   
  • Eliminate unnecessary strain on the connectors by providing slack in the cord. The OEP System provides extra cord length contained behind the stainless steel ceiling panels.