Articles
72 Articles Found
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.
How Today’s Dimmers Are Getting Smart

WattStopper

How Today’s Dimmers Are Getting Smart

When dimming technology first came to the mass market in the early 1960s, ambience-setting was a major motivator. With a simple turn of a dial, a brightly lit restaurant or home dining room could take on the appearance of a candlelit retreat. Then in the 1970s and 1980s, energy savings became a big sales driver, as lower light levels helped to drive down rising utility costs.
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.
Calbrite Stainless Steel Conduit
advertisement
Utility Solar Market Benefiting from Higher Voltage Arrays

Mersen

Utility Solar Market Benefiting from Higher Voltage Arrays

There’s no question the U.S. solar industry is growing by leaps and bounds. According to the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the nation’s solar capacity was 2 gigawatts (GW) in 2012 – by the end of 2019, capacity topped 71 GW. Utility-scale solar arrays are a major market driver, with a record number of projects now under contract and waiting to be built.
Surge Protective Devices: Know What You’re Specifying

Littelfuse, Inc.

Surge Protective Devices: Know What You’re Specifying

Surge protective devices (SPDs) are critical components of any commercial or industrial electrical system. SPDs guard equipment from the over-voltages that can result from lighting strikes or equipment operation. Without this protection, these short-term events can cause long-term – and expensive – damage. Choosing the right SPD requires knowing where the device will be applied, along with the appropriate size to meet application needs.
Don’t Forget Surge Protection in Your Next Plant Upgrade

Littelfuse, Inc.

Don’t Forget Surge Protection in Your Next Plant Upgrade

The need for surge protection isn’t a new issue for industrial facility managers. Transient high voltages have likely been damaging plant equipment since electricity was first introduced. But today’s digital equipment can be more sensitive to surge events than earlier analog versions. This is why it’s important to consider whether existing protection is adequate when upgrading connected motors and controls.
72 Articles Found
IDEAL Fish Tape
advertisement
BURNDY Small HYDENT
advertisement
Mersen's Fused Coordination Panelboard
advertisement