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Connection Basics: Understanding Mechanical and Compression Connectors

ILSCO

Connection Basics: Understanding Mechanical and Compression Connectors

The weakest links in any electrical distribution system are those locations where connections are made. Secure tap, terminal and splice connections are critical to a system’s safety and reliability. Electrical contractors have a number of options when it comes to the connectors they use in these applications, with mechanical- and compression-style connectors being the most common.
Control Power Options and Solutions

Appleton Grp LLC

Control Power Options and Solutions

When I first strapped on my electrician's tool belt, control power was relatively simple. Many times, the control power came directly from line voltage. For example, take one leg of the 480 VAC incoming power on a starter and voila … a 277-volt control circuit.

As long as the coil on the starter was rated for 480, no problem.
LED Streetlighting Is Bringing New Opportunities – Just Remember the Connection Requirements

ILSCO

LED Streetlighting Is Bringing New Opportunities – Just Remember the Connection Requirements

Your local streets might be looking a little different lately when you’re driving home at night. It could be because they no longer feature that yellow-orange glow produced by the high-intensity discharge lamps that have illuminated U.S. streets for decades. Cities across the country are rapidly upgrading to LED streetlights, leading to improved illumination and significant energy savings.
Medical Grade Power Strips with Load Monitoring Inform Technology
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Why Vive Wireless by Lutron?

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

Why Vive Wireless by Lutron?

Looking for lighting control that saves time and money on your next commercial project? Vive Wireless is your solution. Vive is simple, scalable, wireless lighting control for retrofits or new construction. With Vive, you can work smarter, not harder. Here’s why.

Vive installs 70% faster than wired solutions. You can install a switch and as sensor in as little as 15 minutes—no new wiring required. And you can mount wireless devices to any surface without cutting holes or running wire.
3 Benefits to Upgrading with a Lighting Retrofit

Universal Lighting Technologies, Inc.

3 Benefits to Upgrading with a Lighting Retrofit

About 28% of a building's electrical energy bill is literally consumed in lighting the premises. That's pretty consistent across both industrial and commercial buildings. Obviously, if you can lower that expense significantly, the impact on your overall operating budget reduces.

I know what you're thinking.

"He's going to start talking about LED lighting upgrades, isn't he?"
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).
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Electri-Flex NSF Certified Component
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LEV Series Mechanical Interlocks with Remote Monitoring Inform Technology
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