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  • Understand Your Needs When Choosing Temporary Power Equipment

    When we think of generators, we’re often thinking about either emergency or prime power applications. These uses generally require equipment that can run for a long duration and provide electricity to support a broad range of facility needs – and the equipment stays put, once it’s installed. But generators also are used in more portable applications, at construction sites, outdoor entertainment venues and to power TV and film production.

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  • Temporary Power and Tier 4 Regulations: Understanding the Rules

    Perhaps you, like me, are old enough to remember that smoky smell of the exhaust from diesel engines in city buses, freight trucks and onsite generators. In major urban centers, that exhaust could create a smoggy haze that actually turned the sky gray. The emissions standards that have largely eliminated diesel-exhaust pollutants now have made their way down to temporary power systems, making for cleaner power and requiring some operational changes users need to understand.

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  • New Salisbury Face Shield Offers Full Color Recognition through Nanotech

    One of the most dangerous conditions electrical workers can face in the field is arc flash.

    Salisbury by Honeywell has recently introduced new personal protective equipment (PPE) that uses nanotechnology to improve arc flash safety gear.

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  • Bringing Fused Protection to Today’s PV Arrays

    With solar photovoltaic (PV) arrays, whether on a homeowner’s roof or spread across acres in a utility installation, it’s the panels that get most of the attention. However, it’s the racks, conductors, overcurrent protective devices and other “balance-of-system” equipment that now is more significant in a project’s total cost.

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  • Gardner Bender Offers New Locknut Wrench; Hand Tools with Onboard Voltage Detection

    Electricians and contractors frustrated by finding just the right wrench to loosen a locknut now have an easy answer — add the new Gardner Bender Locknut Wrench (LNW) in any of three sizes from 1/2-inch (LNW-500) to 3/4-inch (LNW-750) and full 1-inch (LNW-1000) diameters.

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  • Fuse Specification – Act Fast, or Take Your Time?

    Fuses provide critical protection to electrical systems and the properties those systems serve by opening circuits to shut down the flow of electricity when dangerous overload and short-circuit conditions occur. But sometimes this protective behavior can become a nuisance, as when standard inrush currents trigger a fuse to blow.

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