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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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  • Bridgeport Secures Liquid-Tight Fittings with Polyolefin

    Bridgeport Fittings protects its liquid-tight Cor-Shield straight-line connectors with a coating of polyolefin, offering connectors for use with metallic and non-metallic “Type B” liquid-tight conduit that are free from phthalates, halogens, isocyanates, heavy metals, VOCs and chlorine components.

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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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  • 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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  • Office Lighting Controls Optimized for Occupancy

    The other night — somewhere between midnight and 1 AM — I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep. Figured I might as well burn a little midnight oil and make productive use of my insomnia.

    Our hallways are lit with tiny LEDs embedded in the power outlets to cut down on stubbed toes. In the kitchen, soft lighting over the stove and sink allow even sleep-encrusted eyes to find the ON switch to my coffee pot.

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  • Specifying Flexible Conduit with Extreme Temperatures in Mind

    Introduction
    Most electrical wiring and conduits operate within a “comfortable” range of operating temperatures, but there are also many others that experience either extremely low or high temperatures or both. All of these cases require conduits specially designed to deliver their rated performance, including flexibility and protection, under conditions beyond those of standard types.

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