November 2016

Common Electrical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Infographic)

Damaged wiring, DIY repairs and faulty installations are all common electrical mistakes which if not corrected in time can be hazardous and lead to short circuits, injury and electrical fires. If you encounter any of these 7 mistakes in your house, fix them immediately as they pose a serious risk to life and property.

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October 2016

Why Should You Ground Your Electrical System Without Fail

Do you have lots of electrical devices at home? Are they protected against damage? We are not talking about physical damage that is caused by dropping or breaking them accidentally but rather of electrical damage. When there are instances of electrical overload, power surges or even extreme weather conditions such as lightening, etc., your […]

Understanding NEMA Ratings For Electrical Enclosures

NEMA or the National Electrical Manufacturers Association has developed rating standards for electrical enclosures to ensure safety, compatibility and proper function of electrical products. These ratings provide the standards that help in defining the types of environments in which various electrical enclosures can be used. NEMA ratings frequently indicate a fixed enclosure’s ability to […]

Top 10 Electrical Safety Tips to Follow This Winter (Infographic)

The use of electricity undeniably increases during winter and this makes it inevitable to remain extra vigilant when it comes to electrical safety. As winter approaches several power issues crop up due to strong winds, snowfall and heavy rains. Accidents involving electricity can prove to be extremely fatal and also have financial repercussions. Fortunately […]

September 2016

DC Motors 101

DC motors are electrical devices which draw electricity (direct current) and convert it into mechanical energy. They have many uses in today’s industries, even though alternating current is the preferred choice for mains power supply. They are especially useful for machines that need to be driven at variable speeds.

DC motors are easy to miniaturize, […]

August 2016

Top 5 Reasons Why Safety Switches Trip/Go Off

Safety switches are devices that monitor the movement of current through electrical wiring, and disconnect the supply of electricity upon detecting differences or imbalances. They react to even the tiniest change within a fraction of a second, cutting off the power if there’s a leak of electricity to ground, a power board is overloaded, […]

8 Common Electrical Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

It is crucial to have proper electrical connections in your home, office or place of business, since faults or failures in the system pose a serious risk in terms of electrocution, fire damage and short circuits.

Whether you’re working in the electrical industry or tackling a project on your own, there are some common mistakes […]

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    Underground Electrical Cables: An Overview of Maintenance Procedures

Underground Electrical Cables: An Overview of Maintenance Procedures

Much like overhead transmission lines, underground electrical cables and other ancillary facilities can experience problems if they aren’t properly maintained. For instance,

High Pressure Fluid and Gas Filled Pipe (HPFF and HPGF) cable types or Self-Contained Fluid Filled (SCFF) electrical cable types are prone to developing fluid leaks.
Buried power cable wires can also […]

July 2016

Circuit Breaker Protection: Its Longevity and Reliability

The Need for Circuit Breakers

Whether it is a residential structure or a commercial building, everyone is exposed to electric hazards from domestic appliances, plant equipment and machinery. Shocks and burns from faulty plant equipment can result in lifelong damage and cause serious injuries. Circuit breaker protection is used along with grounding for protecting electronic […]

5 Important Things about Power Cables that You Didn’t Know

Power cables are the basic components of any electrical system. There are different types of cables that are available in the market. The choice of which specific cable types should be used for specific purposes is based on several factors, the most important of them being the technical specifications of the functions.

As much as […]