Energy-Efficient Appliances: Why Do We Need Them?

Your electrical appliances account for over 30% of the charges that appear on your electric bill. If you are looking to cut down on these expenses, you may want to consider purchasing energy-efficient appliances for your home. These can include refrigerators, water heaters, air conditioners, dishwashers, washing machines, and more. Find out more about these appliances and why is it a good idea to have them installed in your home. How Do Energy-Efficient Appliances Work? Energy-efficient appliances not only help you save money on your electric bill, they also conserve energy and prevent environment damages. They work by maximizing the

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URD Cable Upgrades: The Wave of the Future

Underground Residential Distribution (URD) cables are commonly found in residential neighborhoods. However, the neat appearance of evenly spaced transformer boxes that hold these cables make most people rarely give thought to the tangle of cables that lurk below the surface. This is something that is the responsibility of utility providers who also need to think about the constant need for URD cable upgrades. These are necessary due to aging and can potentially result in electrical hazards. This article will take a look at the most effective methods for URD cable upgrades. The Need for URD Cable Upgrades One of the

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Glossary of Workplace Electrical Terms

If you work in the electrical industry, you are likely to hear many workplace electrical terms on a daily basis. In order to function in your line of work, it is necessary to become familiar with these terms. Workplace Electrical Terms for Circuits These are some basic workplace electrical terms that come up often when referring to electrical circuits. AC (Alternating Current): This type of current will alternate its direction many times a second at regular intervals. DC (Direct Current): Current will flow in only one direction. Feeder: These are circuit conductors between the service equipment, the source of a

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Understanding an Electrical Symbol Chart

An electrical symbol chart may be useful in electrical engineering and other aspects of the professional electrical field. It is defined as a pictogram used to represent various electrical and electronic devices. They can be used in a schematic diagram of an electrical or electronic circuit. If you are in a line of work where these can be necessary applications, you may want to get familiar with it. Here are some basic electrical symbols and their meanings. Basic Electrical Symbol Chart Here are some of the more basic electrical symbols you will find on a chart. See below for definitions.

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Electrical Supply: What is a Fast-Acting Fuse?

Fuses work to protect us from electrical faults that could start fires in our homes. If they detect there is too much current running through an electrical device, they block the currents by shorting out. There are different kinds of fuses which can be used in various electrical applications. While a slow blow fuse can withstand high current for short amounts of time, fast-acting fuses will burst immediately when high power voltage passes through it. This article will take a look at some of the uses and applications of a fast acting fuse. How do Fuses Work? Wires get hot

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Electrical Supply: What Are Non-metallic Conduits?

An electrical conduit is a tube used to protect and route electrical wiring in a building or structure. It is generally installed by electricians at the site of installation of electrical equipment and its specifications are regulated by the US National Electrical Code (NEC). An electrical conduit is made of metal, plastic, fiber or fired clay. Most conduit is rigid, but it can be flexible as well.   While metallic conduits serve to shield sensitive circuits from electromagnetic interference from enclosed power cables, non-metallic conduits resist corrosion and are lightweight, reducing labor and installation costs. Read on to find out

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Standard Electric Prefab Shop

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Master Lock OSHA Lockout Tagout

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Electrical Arc Flash Demonstration

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Eaton Arc Flash Safety

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