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  • Common Grounding Issues – Part 1

    Electrical grounding and bonding are important parts of any electrical system. And, they can be somewhat confusing. When it comes to electronic equipment, manufacturers often include instructions to protect their equipment. But, sometimes it compromises the integrity of the overall system.

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  • Atkore Rolls Out Five New Raceway Products

    Atkore International announced five new product offerings in the raceway space earlier this summer.

    The company’s Konkore Fittings division introduced a new Universal Super Connector and Universal 5-Piece Coupling. The Universal Super Connector is used to connect GRC/IMC/EMT pipe to boxes or conduit bodies, while Konkore’s Universal 5-Piece Coupling connects two threaded or unthreaded GRC/IMC/EMT pipes.

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  • Common Grounding Issues – Part 2

    In Part 1, we talked about the below-grade ground, or earthing. We looked at some of the approved grounding electrodes possible. This article concerns the installation of ground rods.

    Ground rod installation
    There should be at least two of them, no closer than six feet apart. The lengths recognized are 8 feet (minimum) and 10 feet.

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  • Super-Safeway Portable Power Distribution System

    Molex has developed a total solution for large-scale portable power distribution that is built to last and ultimately delivers a lower total cost of ownership.

    BUSINESS CHALLENGE

    When setting up a portable power delivery system for temporary indoor/outdoor applications, electricians would typically cobble together a system of disparate parts from multiple vendors that was not inherently safe.

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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code

    There are stringent codes governing the use of electrical equipment and components in potentially flammable atmospheres. But, let's start with a few definitions.

    Two terms that sometimes get confused are explosion-proof and intrinsically safe. Though similar, they are not identical. While the intent of both is to prevent ignition or explosion of flammable atmospheres, how they go about it is handled differently.

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  • Explosion Proof Devices and the Code – Why Not Use I.S?

    In a different article, we looked at explosion-proof devices and the NEC®. In it, we briefly discussed some of the locations that require explosion-proof components and how the area classification impacts the devices design.

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