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Shopping for Testers? Here’s What to Look For

Sperry Instruments Inc.

Shopping for Testers? Here’s What to Look For

Electrical testing equipment has been around since the days of Thomas Edison’s earliest discoveries at his Menlo Park, N.J., lab – but it’s certainly come a long way since then. Just like all devices, from telephones to televisions, testers have become smarter, sleeker and much more functional.
Measuring Your Options: How to Choose a Digital Multimeter

Sperry Instruments Inc.

Measuring Your Options: How to Choose a Digital Multimeter

Digital multimeters have become a common presence in electrical contractors’ toolboxes. These handy, portable instruments can have a broad range of testing capabilities to help electricians troubleshoot common electrical problems, from faulty switches to more complicated panelboard issues.
Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Eaton

Getting Smarter is Also Getting Cheaper

Remember when you had to get up off the sofa to turn down the lights? Well, that necessity is quickly disappearing as more of us are turning to Alexa or Siri to handle the task. Over the past few years, smart switches and outlets have become prominent wish-list items for many electrical contractors’ customers.
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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.
Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

Legrand North America

Fiber Optics – The Saga Continues

In a different article, I mentioned a few of the benefits of fiber optic cable as opposed to copper cable for networks. They included:

  • High bandwidth levels to handle web conferencing, HD video streaming, and cloud-based applications faster and more reliably
  • High signal strength and low attenuation for lower signal degradation
  • Resistance to external factors such as corrosion, water damage, and inclement weather
  • Resistance to electromagnetic interference
Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

Electri-Flex Co.

Look for the UL – and CSA - Label

I’ve written a lot about safety standards over the years, along with the importance of looking for the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) label on electrical products. The experience of some friends of mine recently underscored why checking for the backing of a major safety organization like UL should be a part of shopping for new devices.
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