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  • AFC Cable Color Codes MC Cables for Speed and Ease of Identification and Inspection

    Atkore International’s AFC Cable uses color coding to save contractors and building owners time, money and maintenance costs when wiring new or retrofit locations.

    The company’s Type MC cables including MC TUFF, MC Lite and other MC cables in a variety of specialty configurations do this using AFC’s ColorSpec ID System.

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  • Recyclable Enclosures Offer More End-of-Life Options

    With the rise of green building, building professionals have become much more familiar with what goes into the products they specify and install. For example, volatile organic chemicals – more frequently know by the acronym VOCs – have largely disappeared from paint, carpet and other building products due to greater awareness of the health problems they can cause.

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  • Looking Beyond NEMA and UL Markings When Specifying Enclosures

    In the United States, we’re well aware of a number of marking schemes that indicate how products like enclosures will perform in particular settings. These will include the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) rating indicating how resistant a product will be in various wet, dirty or corrosive locations. There might also be a UL marking indicating a standard to which the product has been tested.

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  • Littelfuse Offers Bluetooth Smartphone App for Overload Relay Protection

    Littelfuse is busy making fault detection easier and faster, while improving safety for contractors and electricians.

    The company’s new MP8000 Bluetooth-Enabled Overload Relay can communicate directly with your smart-phone via Bluetooth®.

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  • Whole House Energy Control – Smarter Switches

    When I was young (which was, like, EONS ago) my brother and I were the energy control devices. Mom and Dad were the energy controllers. Yeah... you know what I mean.

    "Turn off those doggone lights!" came the fervent instructions from the other room. "Do you think money grows on trees? You're running up the electric bill, you know."

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  • Whole House Energy Control – Even Smarter!

    I may be an old guy (hit 61 this year... I think), but I absolutely adore tech. I fired up my first computer in the 80s and love all things internet, Wi-Fi, and home-technology related.

    Just last year, I was in the supermarket buying bagels and cream cheese and wandered upon a display hawking those Google Home Minis. Cream cheese could wait...

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