||Easier Load Center Installation
Whether you are installing a new residential service panel or upgrading
an existing one, easier is better. Manufacturers have new labor saving
features. If you are too busy to compare options between manufacturers,
you could be losing time with each load center installation. Here
are some selected time saving features from one manufacturer, Siemens.
Their ES Series Load Centers has mounting tabs on the trim back. You can
simply hook on the tabs and the trim panel will stay in place. Then you
can locate your screws and turn them in. This is without balancing the
trim while you are trying to align the first screws.
||Profitable Generator-Ready Load Centers
Residential load centers can be an extra source of contractor profits.
Upgrading load centers is a competitive business with many home owners
obtaining multiple quotes. At least one manufacturer has developed an
option to give you an advantage over your competitors. Ideally
you would want to offer an inexpensive option for a residential load
center that would attract more winning bids and also be more profitable.
The “Generator-Ready Load Center” (GRLC) by Siemens can accomplish
||Ensuring Safety in Solar Installations
Photovoltaic panels may help us generate environmentally friendly power
from the sun, but the electricity they produce can pack a dangerously
powerful punch to any electrical contractors working on connected
equipment. In many designs, rooftop panels are connected in series, with
a single line carrying 600V DC. Ensuring protection means installing a
disconnect switch capable of handling such a high voltage securely.
Underwriters Laboratories (UL) has two important test standards related
to PV installation, related to two separate pieces of critical
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