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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.
Power Delivery and Office Layouts: The Return of the Cube Farm?

Hubbell Wiring Systems

Power Delivery and Office Layouts: The Return of the Cube Farm?

The COVID-19 pandemic is upending work life for just about all of us. For many, this has meant shifting from an employer’s open-plan office space to a kitchen or dining room table at home for the last few months. But now, as states and cities are beginning to allow office buildings to reopen, it’s up to employers to make some changes. Power delivery is just one of the many necessities that will need to be rethought in these office redesigns.
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.
Lutron Vive Simple and Scalable Lighting Control
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Videoconferencing Installations Set to Power Up

Hubbell Wiring Systems

Videoconferencing Installations Set to Power Up

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit most businesses very hard. Many industries have seen total shutdowns that lasted for as long as several months. Others, like many restaurants and retailers, have had to patch together short-term solutions, like curbside pickup, to minimize physical interactions. One market that’s set to boom, however, as businesses begin reopening, is commercial video conferencing, which allows important face-to-face meetings to continue happening, even as far as a continent or more away.
For Contractors, The Time is Right for Wireless

Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.

For Contractors, The Time is Right for Wireless

In a recent survey conducted by Electrical Contractor magazine, respondents cited skilled labor shortages, product availability, and compressed timelines among their broad-based concerns. Contractors are looking for lighting control solutions that help alleviate these issues by reducing installation time, minimizing risk, and adding value to their jobs. Wireless lighting control solutions and quick estimating software can help.
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.
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