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National Electrical Manufacturers Association

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)[1] is the largest trade association of electrical equipment manufacturers in the United States.[2] It was founded in 1926 and maintains its headquarters in Rosslyn, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.[3] Its approximately 350[4] member companies[5] manufacture products used in the generation, transmission, distribution, control, and end use of electricity. These products are used in utility, industrial, commercial, institutional, and residential applications. The association’s Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA) division represents manufacturers of cutting-edge medical diagnostic imaging equipment including MRI, CT, x-ray, and ultrasound products.[2] Other major end markets include building systems, electrical infrastructure, industrial systems, lighting systems and utility systems.[6] Their combined industries account for 360,000 American jobs in more than 7,000 facilities in every state.[7] Their industry produces $106 billion shipments of electrical equipment and medical imaging technologies per year with $36 billion exports.[8] NEMA also has offices in Mexico City.[9]

In addition to lobbying activities, NEMA publishes more than 700 standards,[10] application guides, white papers,[11] and technical papers. Among its major standards are those for electrical enclosures, motors and magnet wire, AC plugs and receptacles; the NEMA connectors are universal in North America and also used by some other countries.[12]

See also


  1. ^ NEMA
  2. ^ a b "NEMA NU1-1986: Introduction". Harvard Medical School Joint Program in Nuclear Medicine. Retrieved 2016-09-12.
  3. ^ []
  4. ^ "SDO: National Electrical Manufacturers Association". Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  5. ^ Member list Archived 2008-08-08 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ NEMA. "Member Products". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  7. ^ Bureau, US Census. "Data". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  8. ^ Orders, US Census Bureau Manufacturer' Shipments, Inventories, and. "US Census Bureau Manufacturer' Shipments, Inventories, and Orders main page". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  9. ^ NEMA. "International Activities - NEMA". Retrieved 2017-11-13.
  10. ^ Industry Standards Archived 2009-05-12 at the Wayback Machine
  11. ^ "White Papers". Retrieved 20 October 2016.
  12. ^ "Standards and Publications". NEMA. Retrieved 2017-11-13.

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