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  • Wiring Device Innovation – Motor Control

    I've been installing and troubleshooting motors for over 30 years. The majority have been three-phase motors. They've range in size from fractional horsepower motors to those up to 350 horsepower.

    Through the years, I've watched the evolution of motor control devices, particularly disconnects and manual motor controllers.

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  • Wiring Device Innovations – Installation and More

    Innovations in wiring devices have simplified installation without compromising device integrity. Other modernizations have brought wiring devices into the 21st century.

    Device assemblies allow electricians to install multiple devices as a unit, eliminating the need for field assembly.

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  • Hubbell Offers New Adjustable-Depth Recessed Floor Box

    Citing the need for recessed floor box adjustability as concrete floors are poured and/or flooring is laid atop concrete, Hubbell now offers a new fully adjustable 4-inch round recessed floor box that provides an extra half-inch of post-pour height adjustment. The new box is part of the company’s SystemOne Delivery System product line.

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  • A Brighter “Welcome Back” to Campus Thanks to Lutron Lighting Control

    Students arriving at college campuses across the country this year will be welcomed back to classrooms with Lutron’s new Vive Wireless lighting control solutions, offering greater flexibility and control over lighting while simultaneously helping to shave energy costs and reduce facilities and maintenance expenditures.

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  • Keeping Wiring Connections Liquidtight

    Electrical connections are vulnerable places for wiring. The transitions between conduit and equipment boxes need to address whatever risks the surrounding environment presents – including water, oil and corrosive chemicals – to maintain the integrity of internal wiring connections and reduce the possibility of short circuits and other electrical hazards. Liquidtight connectors address these challenges, in materials to suit any application’s needs.

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  • Eaton Expands Variable Frequency Drive Line

    Eaton has expanded its PowerXL Series DG1 variable frequency drives to include a new Frame 6 option. Aimed at the global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) market, the new Frame 6 drive option increases available power from 150 to 250 horsepower, adding agility, reliability and safety while reducing energy consumption to help customers reduce energy costs.

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