Earth ground resistance tester
The 61-796 earth ground resistance tester features large, easy-to-read graphics on a high-contrast LCD, according to the company. Using 2- or 3-pole methods, the tester allows users to determine specific grounding requirements in three ranges — 20/200/2,000Ω — for substations, power stations, lightning rods, and remote towers, as well as prior to the installation of large distribution equipment. Additional product features include microprocessor control, auto-ranging, automatic recognition of the connection, data hold, low-battery indicator, and a CAT III-200V safety rating.
UPT solid cables
UL- and cUL-listed, these Cat. 6e and Cat. 5e CM and CMP-rated UTP solid cables exceed the TIA/EIA 568-B.2 industry performance standard. Available in 1,000-ft dispensing cartons, the cables are constructed with sequential footage markings on the outer jacket. In addition, the product's jacket cover is available in blue.
Oscar Version 2.0 SCCR compliance software allows users to save and edit electrical panel designs and graphically displays the circuit as each component is entered. According to the company, the new Build-a Circuit graphical interface is an intuitive program navigation tool that allows users to select from pre-loaded component templates for common circuit types. In addition, the 55,000-line-item database is searchable by partial part number or device rating. The software also identifies the SCCR “weakest link” components by highlighting the component that is limiting the SCCR rating for the assembly.
Electrical design software
By including all component variables, Volts electrical design software calculates arc flash per IEEE Standard 1584 and NFPA 70E with complete accuracy, according to the company. This precision allows users to determine what protective measures and clothing their systems require for maximum safety and compliance with the law.
Square D wall-mounted occupancy sensors are available in passive infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic models, as well as a model that employs both PIR and ultrasonic technologies. In addition, the devices incorporate an integral light-level sensor to prevent lighting from turning on when sufficient natural light is present. Other product features include front-located adjustments for setting sensitivity and time delay, and an isolated relay for use with building automation, security, and HVAC systems.
The B-250 and B-200 infrared cameras feature the company's picture-in-picture Fusion technology that allows users to overlay an infrared image directly over the corresponding visible image with the push of a button. Done in real-time, the overlay function can be adjusted to suit applications such as electrical surveys, building diagnostics, and mechanical inspections. In addition, the B-250 model offers a touch-screen capability for sketching diagrams and marking images.
Power and energy meters
Square D PowerLogic ION7550 and ION7650 meters now feature disturbance direction detection. Results are provided in the event log, along with timestamp and the level of certainty of the disturbance direction. The meters also have the ability to log adaptive waveform captures. Other product features include an alarm setpoint learning feature, flicker, anti-aliasing, and register-based trending and forecasting.
The 285-150 and 285-135 are the latest additions to the Power Cage Clamp 285 Series of spring-type terminal blocks. The devices terminate conductors from 2 AWG to 4/0 AWG. According to the company, conductors are terminated with one turn of a hex wrench or screwdriver. Other product features include a 2-conductor feed-through block, comb-style jumper, built-in test point, optional test plug adapter for testing wired block, shock protector, test plug covers, and WMB/WSB marking tags.
Portable power tester
The DEWE-570-PNA portable power tester includes internal hot-swappable batteries that allow it to run for up to 3 hr without a power source. Featuring four voltage and four current input channels, the tester is packaged in a rugged, high-impact enclosure. According to the company, the 3-phase analyzer is capable of handling any base frequency, including variable base frequencies, up to 800 Hz.
Highline Wind Power junction boxes are a collection of system cabinets for wind farms that feature one-piece fiberglass construction with a lid that opens more than 90° and includes two wind lock hinges. Rated for 35kV, the boxes are suitable for direct burial or pad mounting, meet ANSI security requirements, and incorporate a Munsell green two-coat finish with UV inhibitors. Sizes are available from 55 in. × 53 in. up to 85 in. × 63 in.
Panduct narrow slot hinged cover wiring duct routes and protects electrical wire or data communications cabling in high-density control panel environments. According to the company, the product's narrow slots provide optimal alignment with high-density wire termination points for enhanced wire management and aesthetics. In addition, the company says the hinged cover design facilitates wiring changes by up to 20%.
The QS-2001B branch splice is made of silicone rubber and employs cold-shrink technology. In addition, the splice accepts all conductor sizes from 2 AWG through 500kcmil. Rated for 15kV systems, the product accommodates main feeder cable runs and taps of 350kcmil to 500kcmil conductors. It also accommodates conductor sizes from 2 AWG through 250kcmil with an adapter applied to increase the outer diameter of the cable.
Power distribution cabinet
The FirstLine OC power distribution cabinet can be customized to fit almost any application, according to the company. With up to 96 branch circuit breakers with or without main panel disconnect circuit breakers, the cabinet also features true wraparound bypass and three interlocked switches.
Staco Energy Products
Smart LB conduit bodies are designed for use with die-cast aluminum and PVC conduit and fittings. The die-cast aluminum model features a gray powder-coat finish and is suitable for use with liquidtight, EMT, IMC, or rigid metallic conduit and fittings. The PVC model is for use with Schedule 40 and 80 rigid PVC, PVC flex duct, PVC general-purpose duct, PVC riser duct, Type NM liquidtight conduit, and rigid nonmetallic power and communications duct.
OSSMD, OSSMD-G, and OSSMD-F occupancy sensors combine bi-level switching with passive infrared (PIR) and ultrasonic (US) technology. Each model features self-adaptive technology that compensates for real-time occupancy patterns. The devices also provide flexible operation in application settings that may require the use of US technology only, disabling the PIR detection capability when changes in airflow or temperature occur. In addition, the OSSMD-G doesn't require a neutral wire for installation, and the OSSMD-F is suitable for use in applications that require a delayed-off for the second relay. Compatible with incandescent, fluorescent, and low-voltage lighting, the OSSMD uses PIR sending to detect motion and turn lights on, and PIR and US sending to keep them on while the area is occupied.
The VP-1 Voltage Probe hand-held voltage detector can be used from 50V to 21kV AC. For secondary voltages from 50V to 600V and primary voltages from 600V to 21kV, the product can be used as a direct contact voltage detector. According to the company, the device also can be used as a proximity voltage detector for voltages exceeding 21kV with appropriately rated electrical insulating gloves.
These non-fused NEMA 3R double-throw safety switches are offered in 30A to 400A, 240V and 600V. Designed without gaskets or sealants, the switches are UL- and cUL-certified, meet ANSI/NFPA 70 Art. 702 standards, and are suitable for use as service entrance equipment when installed in accordance with the NEC. Additional product features include a rain guard, side opening door with over-center latch, field-installed auxiliary kit for remote monitoring, and welded door seams.
GE Consumer & Industrial
Rolled steel motors
This line of 3-phase motors features rolled steel bodies and cast iron endbells. In addition, the motors are available in 12 standard sizes with ratings from 1 hp to 20 hp for operation and 230VAC or 460VAC mains. Other product features include v-ring seal, ball bearings (ZZ up to 256), plastic fan, and Class “F” insulation.
The Mercmaster II induction light fixture is now available in a 165W version. Rated for NEC Class I Division 2 locations, the fixture delivers 100,000 hr of operation, according to the company. Constructed of corrosion-resistant materials, the product operates in temperature ranges from -50°C to 40°C.
Rated IP 68 and NEMA 4X, these stainless steel liquid-tight connectors are corrosion resistant. In addition, the connectors are offered in straight and 90°, ⅜ in. to 1 in. in stock with larger sizes available. The products also feature standard NPT threads with Pg and metric available upon request. For use in wet or dry locations, they are UL-listed and CSA-certified.
PowerGate Plus photovoltaic (PV) inverters are available in 75W, 100kW, and 135kW models. In addition, the inverters are certified to UL 1741-2005 standards and have a California Energy Commission (CEC) efficiency rating equal to or exceeding other models listed on the “CEC list of eligible inverters” as of April 17, 2008. Other product features include an enclosure constructed of G90 galvanized steel, digital signal processing control, and a human machine interface.
The 8161RT is a nonmetallic fixture box that installs either horizontally or vertically. In addition, the boxes feature threaded openings that allow users to install additional security or floodlights at a later time. Although the product is designed for flat surfaces, the company has an adapter plate that converts the flat style for use on siding.
Fluorescent tube replacement
The MK1 is an LED tube designed to directly replace standard T-8 and T-12 fluorescent tubes. Available in color temperatures ranging from 3,500°K to 5,000°K with a variety of optical diffusion options, the product's circuitry enables it to operate in existing fluorescent fixtures without modifications to the fixtures or ballasts, according to the company. In addition, the LED tube can run directly from 110VAC or other building line currents, as specified.
Available in more than 200 standard models, the C4700 Series includes a 2,500W DC-DC converter, AC-DC power supply, and battery-charging products. Nine standard DC input voltage options span a range from 10VDC to 800VDC. AC input models offer either single-phase or 3-phase options as well as battery-charging models. Single outputs are available in 12 standard ranges from 4.5VDC to 400VDC.