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Power Over Ethernet Meets Two Needs with a Single Cable

Molex Incorporated

Power Over Ethernet Meets Two Needs with a Single Cable

Commercial office buildings have been becoming smarter for several decades, now. Building management systems (BMS) have become both more sophisticated and affordable for owners. However, the need to support both data and power for connected equipment has kept wiring as a substantial line item in installation budgets. Now, thanks to wide adoption of low-power LED lighting, fixtures – and their sensors – can be connected to both power and building automation networks by a single Ethernet cable.
Halogen-Free Conduit Brings Added Safety to the Cloud

Electri-Flex Co.

Halogen-Free Conduit Brings Added Safety to the Cloud

Online shopping has certainly experienced a boom over the last six months, as many of us have felt less comfortable in physical stores. While electronic transactions might seem like a direct communication with retailers like Amazon or delivery services that work with your local supermarket, they’re actually pretty complicated transactions.
Wire Pulling Made Simpler

Southwire Company

Wire Pulling Made Simpler

Over the past 30 years, I've pulled a lot of wires through conduit. Miles and miles of it, it seems
Sometimes with a crew, sometimes with just me and another team member. And sometimes by myself … more times than I care to remember.

But no matter how many we had, it's always a hassle.
Mersen Surge-Trap® Surge Protective Devices
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Addressable Detectors Help Limit the Nuisance of False Alarms

Johnson Controls Inc.

Addressable Detectors Help Limit the Nuisance of False Alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association’s most recent numbers, up to 8 percent of all fire calls are the result of a false alarm. In 2018, that statistic translated into 2.8 million false alarm responses. Such events are both dangerous and expensive, and they are often caused by equipment failure rather than deliberate vandalism. Today’s addressable sensors and other initiating devices include self-monitoring capabilities that can help reduce false alarms and the aggravation and expense that go along with them.
Entrance Conductor Wiring Made Simpler – The Reel Deal

Southwire Company

Entrance Conductor Wiring Made Simpler – The Reel Deal

In another article, we discussed some simpler methods of pulling interior wiring into conduit. We looked at coil packs and drum feed methods.

But when it comes to underground feeders and cabling, the struggle gets, well, "reel." When laying in conductors with underground or in-concrete installations, it's normally a two-step process, requiring a team at least three workers.
Panelboards Are Getting Smarter All the Time

Schneider Electric / Square D

Panelboards Are Getting Smarter All the Time

When Mary and I converted our flat roof carport into our home office spaces, we upgraded our electrical system. Originally a cartridge and screw-in fuse box, we installed a 200-amp outdoor panel (main breaker and 12 spaces) and a 32 space interior sub-panel.

While the old panel had only 12 spaces to begin with, the new offices took up at least that many breakers. We had power to spare, and have plenty of room on the main panel for expansion.
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