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  • Sharp, Safe, Efficient, and Easy-to-Use Cutting Tools Are Critical on the Job

    In the past year, Klein Tools has introduce several new cutting tool products and advancements.

    First, the company announced an electrician’s pocket knife with three everyday tools in one regular-sized handle. The company’s new knife includes a full-size fine edge drop-point 440A stainless steel blade, a versatile #2 Phillips-head screwdriver that folds into the handle and three wire-stripping notches on the back of the blade.

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  • Klein Tools Enhances Voltage Testers Line with Two New Testers

    The company’s new ET60 voltage tester requires no batteries as it measures AC/DC voltage up to 600V in electrical circuits, outlets, light fixtures and anywhere else AC/DC voltage testing is required.

    Klein Tools’ ET250 voltage and continuity tester incorporates an LCD display, measures AC/DC voltage up to 600V and can also test GFCI protected circuits.

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  • Cord Grips Give Power Cables Some Needed Support

    While most of us are used to shin-high or lower electrical outlets, industrial plants often use ceiling- or wall-mounted buses for power distribution. These systems can keep power connections flexible as manufacturing floors are rearranged, but they also can add stress to power cables if their connection to an overhead outlet is the only thing holding them in place. Cord support grips address this problem by taking stress off the cable and helping to maximize uptime and minimize equipment damage.

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  • New Combination Products Give Cables More Control

    There was a time when lighting and other switched electrical equipment was designed for simple on/off operation, making wiring a simple affair. Contractors only needed to install a single run of power cabling to meet operational needs. Today, though, both clients and ambitious energy standards are requiring greater control over building systems, specifying products like dimmable lighting and variable-speed fans, and the need for additional runs of control/signal cable can make installation a much more complicated task.

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  • Giving Aluminum Wiring a Fresh Look

    While many know of the travails suffered by the owners of buildings wired with aluminum conductors back in the 1950s and 1960s, far fewer understand just how much improved today’s aluminum wiring products are from those used five decades ago. While the older offerings were not designed for building applications, today’s aluminum wire features alloys designed specifically for use in local distribution systems. In fact, in some cases aluminum wire can be a better option than traditional copper conductors in both cost and performance.

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  • Shielded Conduit Protects Against RFI/EMI

    Three kinds of shielding provide maximum choice

    Many applications require shielding effectiveness from RFI and EMI interference. Stray voltage, current, and high frequency noise can damage circuits, interrupt performance, and initiate potentially dangerous actions. Shielding reduces these potential problems. Shielded conduit, especially where flexibility is required, provides a significant solution for the engineer.

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