Electrical Product Resources
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Upgrading, Replacing or Installing Your Electrical Switchboard?
Are you looking into the cost of upgrading, replacing or installing an electrical switchboard for your facility or building power distribution system? This is a big decision, and to understand just how important switchboards are, let’s look at an analogy that helps explain what electric power switchboards are and what they do in your facility.
Replacing or Retrofitting a Lighting Control Panelboard?
If you’re replacing, retrofitting or upgrading a Lighting Control Panelboard, it helps to know that your lighting panelboard will have different installation and maintenance requirements than a power distribution panelboard.
Replacing an Electrical Power Distribution Panelboard?
You’re probably familiar with the electrical distribution panel in your home when your lights have gone out because electrical appliances overloaded the system. In this article we’re going to expand on what you know and look at what’s inside heavy-duty Electric Power Distribution Panelboards in industrial and commercial buildings.
A contactor is an electrical device that switches an electrical power circuit on and off. Contactors can switch thousands of amps in low and medium voltage 3-phase systems.
Ground Fault and Arc Fault 101
Ground fault is a type of short circuit sometimes known as “short to ground.” It happens when current going out on ungrounded phase (energized “hot” current) accidentally makes contact with a ground path.
Coronavirus – How to Keep the Power On
If you are out and about at different sites, please follow the same guidelines by the CDC and WHO What can people do to protect themselves and others from getting the new coronavirus? Why is it recommended to avoid close contact with anyone who has fever and cough? How is the new coronavirus affecting people …
5 Tips on How to Choose a Reliable Surplus Electrical Vendor
Price is usually one of the main deciding factors that people look for when buying anything. However, we all know that not all vendors are created equally – so to speak. Opting for a vendor because of their cheaper price points may become expensive in the long run. There are better ways to choose a …
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Important Things to Consider When Buying Surplus Electrical Equipment
General Advantages General Disadvantages 1. Cost efficient 1. Limited availability of uncommon items 2. Readily available inventory 2. New technology can be slow to market 3. Minimal obsolescence in cycle 3. Requires more attention to vendor qualifications 4. More choices for buyers sourcing material 5. Focused on medium and small size contractors 6. …
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Can Circuit Breakers Go Bad?
If you’re asking “can circuit breakers go bad?” – it’s most likely because yours stopped working, or at least it seems like they’ve stopped working. The short answer is – yes, they can actually go bad. Like many electrical items, circuit breakers could break down due to a few reasons. It’s a good idea to …
How To Replace and Install Circuit Breakers
Replacing and installing circuit breakers could get tricky, especially if you’re a beginner and not a hundred percent sure what you’re doing. First, always be safe and consult a professional electrician. If you have electrical skills to replace and install breakers, then realize that circuit breakers normally do not need to be replaced unlike fuses. …
Installing Circuit Breakers
Electrical Panel Upgrade: Should You Replace the Entire Box? If you live in an older home or just need to upgrade your electrical panel, there are some things you may want to consider before you move forward with the project. Here are some things to think about. A panel upgrade generally requires replacement of the …
NEMA Enclosure Types
The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) set safety, reliability, and efficiency standards. These standards apply to enclosures, which vary in the way they’re constructed for their specific use and environmental conditions. There are many types of NEMA enclosures that we have listed here. It is a good idea to take note of the enclosures that …
What is the Most Popular Brand of PLC?
So you want to know what the most popular PLC brand is that other contractors/engineers are using. This is a valid question because who would not want the cream of the crop? The problem is, there are so many great Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) manufacturers that it’s a little tough to say which is the …
Protection Type Reference Chart
Here is a protection type reference chart guide. Find protection type, breaker type, and their description. Check what you need for your job and/or project.