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Current Transformers – and How to Protect Them

Milbank Manufacturing Co.

Current Transformers – and How to Protect Them

Once upon a time, the only reason building codes addressed electrical metering was to enable local utility billing efforts. Today, though, metering is seen as a critical tool in efforts to boost our buildings’ energy efficiency. With the understanding that we can’t manage what we don’t measure, the latest energy standards are calling for greater use of submetering of individual building systems – and that means even greater use of current transformers (CTs).
3D Printed LED Luminaires – Coming to America

Signify

3D Printed LED Luminaires – Coming to America

They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks …

But, I'm an old dog and I just learned of a brand new "trick" that literally made me sit up and beg for more. I thought I'd seen everything, but I was wrong … so very wrong.

My mind's been officially … blown.
Control Panels – Your Menu Options Have Changed

Panduit Corp

Control Panels – Your Menu Options Have Changed

I get that all the time when calling the bank or the credit union or any business these days. Once connected, a voice on the other end warns me:

"Please listen carefully. Our menu options have changed."

Most of the time they haven't, at least not for some time. But the reminder is still there, enjoining me to practice careful listening.
Solera Hybrid 365 Area Light
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More Control Panel Solutions to Make Work Easier

Panduit Corp

More Control Panel Solutions to Make Work Easier

In another article, we talked a bit about some of the new products that have changed how we design and work with control panels. We discussed many of the electronic components that took the place of old analog and magnetic mechanisms that were common in days gone by.

Of course, many old school components are still used when the need for electronics isn't pressing.
But one thing will always remain necessary in one form or fashion: conductors.
Going Fishing – for Wire

Greenlee

Going Fishing – for Wire

Getting new wire to new fixtures and receptacles can be a challenging task. Fishing tape is one of the tools electrical contractors frequently turn to, to make the job a bit easier. This is especially true when wire or cabling is installed in conduit. Contractors can choose from tapes in steel, stainless steel, fiberglass and nylon, and each of these offers advantages to meet an application’s specific needs.
How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Greenlee

How to Add Power to Your Wire-Fishing Efforts

Getting wire from point A to point B can require some ingenuity. Fishing tape is one popular manual option, but it can be time-consuming and can put some strain on installers’ joints. Depending on site conditions, contractors also can turn to machine-powered options to make the job a little easier. Power fishing can be a labor-saving alternative for all or part of a wiring installation job.
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Electri-Flex NSF Certified Component
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Emerson LED Floodlights for Hazardous Zone 1 Locations Use 80 Percent Less Energy than HID Luminaires
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