How To Build A GracePort®
So many people have asked us to create a GracePort Part Builder. We know our part number system is complicated, but to be honest, we are too far into the process to change it. Many of you have asked us to explain the part number system to you. Now, we highly suggest you call us at 800.280.9517 and give us a description because we can rattle off these numbers real quic, or you can check out our Top 10 GracePorts. But, for those of you who want to learn, here you go!
Here is a text version:
This is what a common GracePort part number looks like: P-P11R2-K3RF0
Step 1: Let’s focus on the first piece of the part number: P-P11R2-K3RF0
The ‘P-’ simply means it’s a Port. So, every GracePort will begin with a ‘P-’. That was the easy part! Onto the next!
Step 2: Here we have the component section: P-P11R2-K3RF0
This section is where you pick your connectors like USB, Ethernet, DB9, etc. You can find these codes by looking at the Part Number Guide in the catalog, or downloading it from our website at www.graceport.com. What you may notice is these codes begin with a letter and then are followed by a number (example: A21, P11, Q102, R2, R62, etc). When you find the code for the component you want, simply insert it after the ‘P-’. If you have more than one component, you must put the in alpha-numeric order as seen above. Another example might be P-A21P11-K3RF0, P-A21R62-K3RF0, or P-Q102R62-K3RF0.
Step 3: Now, let’s focus on the housing size and Nema or UL Rating: P-P11R2-K3RF0
We have several housings to meet your needs. The letter in the code ‘K3’ indicates the size of the housing and the number indicates the Nema or UL Rating. Using our example, the ‘K’ indicates a 32-position housing size and the 3 indicates Nema 12/4 rating. Another example would be P-P11R2-K2RF0. Here we’ve changed only the rating to be Nema 4x, but have kept the housing the same size. Another example is P-P11R2-M5RF0. In this example we have changed both the Nema rating and the housing size.
Step 4: Let’s move on and look at the power options: P-P11R2-K3RF0
This next code can be either a 1-,2-, or 3-digit code referencing the power option you want. Grace offers a lot of different power options for both domestic and international use. To view our power options, please refer to the Part Configurator. In our current example the ‘RF’ code is for our patented Inside-Outlet. Another example would be P-P11R2-K3RUV0, which is a Universal Outlet. Or, if you don’t want any power options, you would use P-P11R2-K3RX. It is important that you put something in the power option section because our system will not allow us to leave it blank. If you are unsure, please give us a call at 800.280.9517, or include a description of the part you want with your order. If they don’t match we can give you a call.
Step 5: This next part is the circuit breaker option: P-P11R2-K3RF0
This is almost as easy as the first step. Here you just put in the number for the amperage you want. So, if you want a 5 amp circuit breaker you would put a P-P11R2-K3RF5. If you want a 20 amp, you would put P-P11-R2-K3RF20. If you don’t want any circuit breaker then you would use a ‘0’ as in our initial example!
Step 6: Exception Codes: P-P11R2-K3RF0-________
Here is the place you would put all those exceptions you might need. Some common examples include cable lengths, logo codes, and special text.
All GracePorts components with cables come standard with 10’, so if you want 10’ you don’t need to do anything. But, if you want another length like 3, 5, 7, 15, 20, or 25 (depending on availability) you would simply add -C3, -C5, -C7, -C15, -C20, -C25 respectively. Example: P-P11R2-K3RF0-C15
Logo codes always start with a -U. Specific to each logo is a
3-digit number. So, an example would be -U444, or -U039. If you are
unsure of a logo code, please call Inside Sales. Example: P-P11R2-K3RF0-U039
In addition to logos, special text is something that sets us apart. We can label a port with a specific term that is unique to the customer. So, if you need your Ethernet port to be labeled with a specific term like “yoga” or “smurf” we can do it! Just put a -T in the exception section and lit what the text is in the description on the Purchase Order. As always, please include a phone number in case we have any questions! Example: P-P11R2-K3RF0-T
So, there you have it. That is pretty much the nuts and bolts of how to build a GracePort. Feel free to call or chat us if you have questions! Remember, we do this all day long and we're pretty good at it.