GE Spectra Series Bus Plugs

General Electric Spectra Series Plugs General Electric (GE) Spectra Series bus plugs replaces the older generation Armor Clad plugs, which had no current protection bust are still also popular nonetheless. Nowadays, these newer vintage Spectra bus plugs are widely used and come in different configurations. They are available as fusible or circuit breaker type plugs […]

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 […]

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 […]

Motor Control

What Controls a Motor? In 1887 Nikola Tesla invented an alternating current (AC) Motor to harness the power of electricity. It is a great invention but not as useful unless operators could turn the motor on and off. Therefore the “knife switch” was created, which connected the power to the motor when the operator manually pulled […]

Did Square D Go Out of Business?

Fun fact, Square D did not change its name until 1917, fifteen years after the company was established. The name change was due to the brand’s trademark “D” on conduit boxes and switches. Since then, Square D has been a leader and an innovative company in the electricity and automation management industry.     Square […]

Who Makes Siemens Breakers?

The simple answer is, of course, Siemens – they make their own well-known and durable breakers. Siemens has been around for over 150 years in engineering and world history in general. They have been making circuit breakers for a long time and are one of the top breaker manufacturers in the industry. Their simple design make […]