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Puzzled by Outlet Placement? Try Getting Floored

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Puzzled by Outlet Placement? Try Getting Floored

During a big remodeling project this spring, I became more familiar with the options available for electrical receptacles these days. These include new features, like adding USB charging ports that do away with the need to track down the right adapter for every phone, smart watch and earbud charger. And now there are smart outlets you can control remotely (so, if you’re afraid you left the iron on, you can double check from your phone).
Put a Lid on It: Finding the Right Floor Box Cover

Arlington Industries, Inc.

Put a Lid on It: Finding the Right Floor Box Cover

Floor boxes are a great way to bring power and communications/data connections away from the walls and into the middle of a room. This could be to provide AV access for a presenter at a podium or needed kilowatts to a convention center floor.
Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part One

BURNDY® LLC

Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part One

Honestly, I can't think of anything that bothers me more than stray hairs. Now, I'm not talking about the hairs on my head. (In fact, the older I get, the less I have to worry about those, if you know what I mean.)
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Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part Two

BURNDY® LLC

Putting a Crimp in Your Style – Part Two

In a previous article, we looked at some of the manually operated hand tools for crimping terminals and splices. Some of them would crimp sizes up to #2 AWG. Not bad.

But when you get into the heavier electrical work, such as building transformers and other more industrial type work, a hand tool may not cut it … excuse me … crimp it.
Show Me the Way Out – Emergency Lighting Ideas

Fulham Co., Inc.

Show Me the Way Out – Emergency Lighting Ideas

"And for you, Frodo Baggins, I give you the light of Earendil, our most beloved star. May it be a light to you in dark places when all other lights go out." Lady Galadriel to Frodo in the movie adaptation of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.
Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – Some of the Benefits for Datacomm

I can remember when my brother and I would talk long distance.

Across the yard … with two tin cans and a tight string.

Times have certainly changed, haven't they. And as technology advances, almost hourly, I'm sure changes will always be with us.
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