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GFCI – Killing the Buzz Before It Kills You

Molex Incorporated

GFCI – Killing the Buzz Before It Kills You

Ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs for short … no pun intended) are nothing new. They first became a Code requirement in the 1970s, required for outdoor receptacles and around swimming pools. Actually, they were required for underwater pool lighting earlier than that.

Nowadays, they're required in a lot more places: kitchens, bathrooms, garages, and that dank, dark basement of yours.
GFCI Protection – An Industrial/Commercial Requirement

Molex Incorporated

GFCI Protection – An Industrial/Commercial Requirement

In another article, we looked at ground fault circuit interrupters for the home and hearth. But, that's not the only place GFCIs are used and required.

In the work environment, their use is governed by OSHA, NEC® and other codes and standards.
It's Not Always the Voltage That Kills You

Hubbell Power Systems / Anderson

It's Not Always the Voltage That Kills You

Long, long ago … in a galaxy far, far away …

Well, it was really about 40 years ago and around 700 miles from where I'm sitting right now. Anyway, I was employed by a water softener company in northern Indiana. I roamed the highways and byways of the Indiana and northeastern Illinois countryside, installing and repairing softeners in farmhouses, spec homes, and rural domiciles.
Appleton PowerPlex: Explosionproof Protection Simplified
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OF Fuses, Utility Poles … and Squirrels

Hubbell Power Systems / Anderson

OF Fuses, Utility Poles … and Squirrels

Across the street from my front porch sits a utility pole. The fuse for the transformer that feeds our part of the neighbor hood sits high atop it.

And at least once a month … our power would go out.
Getting from Point A to Point B – Electrical Raceways

Robroy Industries

Getting from Point A to Point B – Electrical Raceways

I was helping a friend troubleshoot a wiring problem in his hunting "cabin." It was actually an old house on about 200 acres of land.

Out in the boonies. Away from civilization. And any electrical supplier or home improvement store. For miles …
Today’s Exterior LEDs Offering Some New Bright Ideas

Kichler Lighting

Today’s Exterior LEDs Offering Some New Bright Ideas

The first generation of outdoor LED lighting products sold themselves on their energy and maintenance savings. The economic advantages they offered versus traditional lamps and fixtures were, indeed, significant. But now manufacturers are taking advantage of digital technology to create products offering entirely new capabilities. Advanced lighting-effect options are among the features giving both homeowners and facility managers more creative flexibility in their exterior lighting plans.
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