Electrical Product Resources

Relectric provides a wealth of information and tools to support your electrical equipment journey. Here you can explore Relectric’s articles, gain industry insight, and discover something new. If you need assistance sourcing specific items or hard-to-find / obsolete electrical products for your project, connect with our team via email or phone at sales@resapower.com800.497.6255 and we’ll be happy to help.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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