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May 2017

Troubleshooting an Open Circuit Fault in the Control Circuit

Electrical issues can come in one of so many forms. If a machine fails to start up when it is powered on, then the problem is most likely to be an electrical fault. It could be a mechanical issue but then this article is going to address a very common fault in electrical circuits. […]

April 2017

6 Lighting Layout Tips for your Home!

Handing over the responsibility of planning the layout of your home to the builder can be a huge relief. However, by doing so, you are leaving the builder with a hazy idea about your requirements. And this matters a lot especially in the case of electrical and lighting layouts.

The electrical and lighting plans of […]

5 Kinds of Industrial Lighting Fixtures You Must Know Of

Lighting is a critical aspect in a number of industries such as manufacturing, mining, marine, packaging, and even sports. Electrical fixtures for such industries are designed for heavy duty performance and can last even in the most adverse conditions such as extreme temperatures and climate.
Apart from ensuring proper lightening and enhancing the output, electrical […]

March 2017

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    GFCI Outlet: From How it Works and Why it Trips to Self-testing and Benefits

GFCI Outlet: From How it Works and Why it Trips to Self-testing and Benefits

What is a GFCI Outlet?
A ground fault circuit interrupter is a protective device specifically designed to break the circuit every time there is an imbalance between incoming and outgoing current. The GFCI outlet protects electrical wiring and receptacles from overheating and possible fire, greatly minimizing the risk of shock injuries and fatal burns. It […]

Why Explosion Proof Enclosures Are Critical For Your Business

Explosion proof enclosures are boxes or cabinets that contain electrical components such as plugs, knobs, sockets, switches, controls, etc. They help in preventing the internal explosions from spreading out in the ambient environment which otherwise puts life and property at risk.

Numerous industrial facilities work in hazardous conditions, where some damages can lead to explosions […]

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    Overview of 3 Commonly Used Protection Methods in Hazardous Locations

Overview of 3 Commonly Used Protection Methods in Hazardous Locations

If you work in hazardous locations and conditions, you would understand the need to promote safety and ensure that the risk of explosions is reduced. It is crucial that you eliminate one or more component of the ignition triangle to minimize the chances of an explosion. The 3 protection methods listed below are widely […]

How and Where are Cables and Conduits Used?

Cables and conduits are integral parts of an electrical system. Electrical cables are used for transmitting power, while the electrical conduits help in promoting safety by keeping a bunch of cables safe together. Let us learn more about them.

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Different types of cables are used for different purposes. They are present in almost every electronic […]

February 2017

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    Arc Flash: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, and How Can You Avoid It?

Arc Flash: What Is It, Why Does It Happen, and How Can You Avoid It?

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The term “arc flash” is used to describe low impedance connections in an electrical system, which allows movement of unwanted electric discharge through the air from one voltage phase to another, or to ground. This leads to a rapid rise in temperature and pressure in the air between electrical conductors, causing an […]

  • Electrical Transformer Noise: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It
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    Electrical Transformer Noise: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It

Electrical Transformer Noise: Why It Happens and How to Avoid It

Humming and buzzing noises are a common complaint with electrical transformers, which are a common sight in both industrial and residential areas. Even though a transformer has no moving parts, these vibration-like sounds are quite similar to those produced by generators and motors.

What Causes the Humming Noise in an Electrical Transformer?

The main cause of […]

January 2017

7 Things About Buying Electrical Surplus at Auctions

Buying different electrical connectors and wires required for constructing a building is one of the biggest headaches for a contractor as well as a home or business owner. The prices for electrical goods have increased in the recent years. This is one of the reasons for real estate costs touching the sky.

While the rising […]