Electrical Conduit is a tube that carries electrical wire for power or communications. Conduit is made in rigid steel; lighter steel called IMC or intermediate conduit; EMT or thin wall conduit; PVC or plastic; aluminum; or PVC coated; which is rigid covered with 40 mil PVC jacket. Conduit for electrical ranges in sizes from 3/8″ to 6″.
Electrical Wire is drawn metal, copper or aluminum that carries electricity through an electrical circuit. Wire may be run overhead, under ground, through conduit or flex or open. Wire is protected by design with a jacket depending on usage. It can also be flexible as in the use of extension cords. It can be very small in size as 26 gauge to as large as 2000 MCM.
Explosion Proof is a product design to contain an electrical short so that it doesn’t ignite a hazardous atmosphere causing an explosion. Refineries, gas stations, paint booths are examples of where these products would be used. They are heavy duty steel or aluminum by design, or can be fiberglass as well.
Circuit Breakers are devices that automatically interrupt the follow of an electric current to protect against a short or overload. Circuit Breakers are made by several manufacturers including Cutler Hammer/ Westinghouse, General Electric, Square D, ITE Sieonans, and Federal Pacific. Circuit Breakers protect the smallest house circuit to the largest industrial requirements.
Electrical Connector is a part that will join or adapt one part to another. Connector range in size from 3/8″ to 6″. They can be indoor, outdoor, corrosive protected or explosion proof.
Electrical Box is an enclosure used for many purposes such as pulling, connecting or terminated an electrical circuit. Electrical box can be set screw or indoor; it can be rain tight, or outdoor. They can be made of steel, aluminum, plastic, stainless steel, or cast iron. Requirement can include corrosive protected or explosion protected by design.
Lugs are the electrical connectors that terminate the electrical circuit. Lugs are made of copper, aluminum, or bronze. They are made for the smallest wire size, 26 gauge to the largest 2000 MCM. Lugs can be mechanical or set screw; compression or crimp, solder or weld; or clamp type. T&B, Burndy, Penn Union, Panduit, and 3M are some different manufacturers of lugs.
Motor Control is an apparatus used to regulate a motor or mechanism. It can control the smallest mechanism to the largest power turbines. There are several manufacturers of motor control including Allen Bradley, Square D, Cutler Hammer, ITE Siemens, General Electric and Westinghouse.