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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.
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Busways – An Alternative to Conduit and Cable

Eaton

Busways – An Alternative to Conduit and Cable

As an industrial electrician, I've installed miles of conduit. And of course, once installed, even more miles of cables and conductors had to be snaked through it.

Even with raceways, it's always at least a two-step process – raceway, then conductors.

Of course, that will always be a part of many installations.
Could Busway Be the "Besway" for Power Distribution?

Eaton

Could Busway Be the "Besway" for Power Distribution?

Sorry for the play on words. Couldn't resist.

Even though the headline's kind of funny, power distribution is no laughing matter, right?

In major commercial and industrial construction, getting your electrical distribution network is a vital part of the job. Face it … everything runs on electricity.
Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

NetPricer

Contractor Software Goes Mobile with Smartphone and Tablet Apps

With an average age of 58, according to 2018 National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) figures, electrical contractors might not fall into the “early adopters” category, when it comes to technology use. However, electrical pros are increasingly seeing the value in the range of construction software and other productivity tools now available as mobile device apps.
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