Each and every week, we at EC&M select one of the latest and greatest products the industry has to offer, presenting it every Monday morning on our Web site as the Product of the Week. Because we're committed to bringing you the best new products and innovations the electrical industry has to offer, we continue to make it a priority to carefully go through every press release we receive. Considering the overwhelming number of new product press releases we get on a weekly basis, that's quite an undertaking. Featuring everything from ballasts to testers to work boots, you never know what you'll find as the featured product, but you can be sure it's something unique and useful. So just in case you haven't made it to www.ecmweb.com lately, here's a compilation of the chosen products from the past 52 weeks.
May 28, 2007 — Designed to replace 75W to 250W HID light sources in hazardous location applications, the SafeSite LED fixture meets UL Class 1, Division 2 requirements, allowing for installation on walls, stanchions, and pendent mounts with 1-inch or ¾-inch conduit entrances with an internal splice box for full retrofit capabilities. According to the company, the fixture provides better quality light, higher fixture efficiency, and 30% greater energy efficiency than traditional HID light source technology. The fixture provides “instant” on response, long life, and “T” rating levels of T4 and T5.
Fluorescent tube replacement
June 4, 2007 — The EverLED TR fluorescent tube replacement allows existing fluorescent fixtures to be converted to LEDs by simply changing the bulb. The product uses the existing fluorescent ballast to achieve the equivalent light output of the tube it replaces. Mercury- and lead-free, the 48-in.-long “S” model T8 replacement is available in five industry-standard shades of white, providing the equivalent light output of a 40W tube while consuming 25W. In addition, it is made of recyclable materials and has a 10-year service life, according to the company.
June 11, 2007 — The DL2DGZ adjustable downlight features a round, recessed, adjustable trim with a round, regressed, black, knife-edged aperture. According to the company, its die-cast interior eliminates aperture flash and glare. In addition, the product's die-cast gear drive has a two-axis self-locking adjustment of fixture rotation and tilt to 45° when using it with up to a ⅝-in. ceiling or 30° with a 1-in. ceiling. The trim is available for use with low-voltage halogen, 20W MR-16 HID, or 39W MR-16 HID-style lamps. An optional ceiling-mounted appliqué is available for zero sightline applications.
Plugs and receptacles
June 18, 2007 — The Decontactor Series of plugs and receptacles is UL-approved for use as a motor circuit disconnect switch and as a branch circuit disconnect switch. According to the company, the units feature an integral switching mechanism that helps ensure the safe make or break of live connections and that the contacts are dead before the plug can be removed. In addition, when re-inserting the plug into the receptacle, the male contacts do not engage the live female contacts until after they are fully enclosed inside the device's arc chambers, thus preventing outside exposure to arc flash — even in short-circuit conditions up to 100kA. They are available in sizes up to 200A or 60 hp.
Power protection system
June 25, 2007 — The Pulsar MX 5000 RT power and battery module and Pulsar MX Frame is a fully scalable solution that can grow as customers' power needs increase. Using 3U (5.25 in.) for the combination of power and battery sub-modules, the 5kVA 3U rackmount/tower units feature hot-swappable battery and power sub-modules, auto battery-test, switched outlets, multilingual LCD display, and intuitive power management software that is compatible with most popular operating systems — including Microsoft's Vista. For high-density rack environments, the 15kVA and 20kVA models can be used as standalone or integrated into a standard 19-in. rack.
MGE Office Protection Systems
Blueprint layout grid
July 2, 2007 — E-Z Scale is a translucent scaled grid sheet that is laid over blueprints or scale drawings to obtain fast and accurate scaled measurements in two directions at one time, according to the company. For quick retrieval, each scale is color-coded and printed on durable, clear vinyl laminate. The set includes one storage envelope and three 8½-in. × 11-in. color-coded translucent grid sheets for ¼-in., ½-in., and 1-in. scale plans.
Pull line installation tool
July 9, 2007 — LaserLine propels varying lengths of nylon pull line using a small projectile. Equipped with a laser-sighting device, the tool will accurately install a pull line up to 120 ft in seconds through most web trusses, across suspended ceiling systems, over hard-to-move objects, under subflooring, or in limited access areas. Constructed of quality-machined aluminum with an adonized finish, the kit includes a gun, three darts, two CO2 cartridges, two 1,200-ft line spools, and a rugged carrying case.
Daylight harvesting controls
July 16, 2007 — The Servodan line of Luxstat daylight harvesting controllers provides up to three channels of continuous dimming or on/off control from a single photocell. According to the company, individual adjustments of each channel allow for precise control to maximize savings and provide uniform lighting. In addition, the controllers can be integrated with occupancy sensors for automated on/off control. Manual override controls permit adjustment of lighting levels by the occupant.
Hubbell Building Automation
Ballroom floor box
July 23, 2007 — The ballroom box is a multi-service floor box designed for rooms that host large gatherings, meetings, mini trade shows, and other functions, but do not require full-size convention center boxes. The box combines high capacity for power, communication, and AV devices with a cover assembly that has a load rating of 10,000 lb. The cover features a carpet cut-out area that allows it to blend into various carpet styles. In addition, these covers are scrub water-compliant for carpet or tile floor applications.
Earth ground tester
July 30, 2007 — The Fluke 1621 basic earth ground tester detects reliable ground connections in most work environments. The lightweight tester features basic ground testing methods, including 3-pole fall of potential and 2-pole ground resistance, and enables users to capture values with a single button. The instrument also offers automatic noise voltage detection and will alert users to measurements outside of an adjustable limit setting. In addition, it features a large, dual backlit display, a hazardous voltage warning, and a rugged holster.
Premise cable puller
August 6, 2007 — The Kati-Blitz premise cable-pulling device slips around curves and travels through long sections of conduit, as well as pipe systems where cables have already been laid, according to the company. In addition, the device consists of a Polykat fiberglass rod that is manually wound in and out without knotting or forming loops. Threaded rod ends are attached at both ends of the rod, in which cable grips, pulling eyes, or guide heads can be screwed on. With lengths of 50 ft, 100 ft, and 150 ft, the rod is housed in a solid, compact, heavy-duty case.
Electrical safety tester
August 13, 2007 — The Primetest 100 is a battery-powered handheld tester designed to check tools and portable electrical equipment. In addition, the instrument can perform cord polarity tests as well as check that power sockets are wired correctly. Universal graphics on the case of the device guide users through the three test modes available, and a single push-button operation establishes the appropriate sequences for the selected tests. Tests are carried out against preset pass/fail limits, and the large LCD gives a clear pass/fail indication, as well as test values. Supporting PDA-based software also is available, allowing test results to be recorded for subsequent transfer to a PC-stored database or other record-keeping system.
Seaward Group USA
Toolbox wheel caddy
August 20, 2007 — The Hi-Viz toolbox wheel caddy provides mobility for the company's Hi-Viz sit/stand three-tier toolbox. Featuring durable wheels and a rugged axle, the toolbox wheel caddy locks into position and can be maneuvered by a telescoping handle with comfort foam grips. Measuring 20¾ in. × 13½ in. × 16¾ in., the orange-colored sit/stand three-tier toolbox is constructed of weather- and impact-resistant resin. According to the company, positive locking latches help prevent accidental opening, and the lid features a no-slip surface.
August 27, 2007 — This redesigned series of electronic transformers complies with the new UL standard (2108) for low-voltage lighting systems. Using an enhanced “auto reset” function, the transformers are protected against normal and abnormal short circuits for at least 8 hr. In addition, soft-start technology protects both lamps and transformers on cold start-ups. According to the company, the units have been reduced in size by 25%. Heat dissipation of their internal components has also been improved, as well as their reliability and effectiveness. If the case temperature rises above 120°C, the transformers will automatically shut down and continue to cycle until the temperature falls below the 120°C threshold.
Transient voltage surge suppressors
September 3, 2007 — This line of transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS) features thermally protected metal oxide varistor (TPMOV) technology, an advancement that includes a safety feature that shuts down the TVSS to prevent overheating. According to the company, the products can be used without a dedicated breaker and still comply with UL 1449 2nd Edition requirements. Designed for service entrance, distribution, and point-of-use locations, the TVSS line is available in three configurations: wall-mount construction, box extension for attaching directly to the top or bottom of branch panels, or as an integrated construction within the company's panelboards and switchboards.
GE Consumer & Industrial
Reel jack stand
September 10, 2007 — The MaxJax jack stand adjusts to a variety of reels up to 48-in. tall. According to the company, the product's clamping jaws prevent the reels from coming off or falling over when pulling wire. In addition, the jaws are lined with encased bearings, allowing one person to roll off heavy wire. Each stand features a Max Lever, designed to lift the heavy reels off the ground.
Rental power unit
September 17, 2007 — Certified to meet EPA Tier 2 emissions standards, this 1,000kW rental power unit provides temporary power for construction as well as emergency power for commercial buildings, industrial plants, and public works facilities. Other product features include low emissions, increased running time, selectable voltages, and easy operator access for maintainability. Users can choose from two styles: one model that allows quick voltage changes from 208VAC to 480VAC or a 600VAC model. According to the company, running time at 75% load has been increased to 30 hr. In addition, the rental power unit's enclosure features 110% fluid containment, can operate in ambient temperatures up to 113°F (45°C), and produces only 75 dB(A) measured at 23 ft.
Cummins Power Generation
Harmonic mitigating transformers
September 24, 2007 — Guard III harmonic mitigating transformers curb harmonic currents, reduce transformer heating caused by harmonics, and improve upstream power quality, according to the company. UL- and CSA-listed, the units feature a K-factor load profile of 20 and a crest factor load profile of 5. In addition, they meet or exceed NEMA TP-1 and CSA C802.2 efficiencies. Additional product features include copper windings, a 220°C insulation system, and a NEMA 3R enclosure.
GE Consumer & Industrial
October 1, 2007 — Gemini Twin Pack gen-sets feature a rating of 1,000kW. Designed as a replacement for the company's 600kW and 750kW Gemini gen-sets, the product's platform is powered by a pair of 16-liter Volvo 6-cylinder inline Tier II diesel engines — each powering a 500kW alternator at 1,800 rpm. According to the company, up to seven units can be combined and paralleled for applications requiring up to 7MW. In addition, all units are UL 2200 listed.
Generac Power Systems
Power distribution units
October 8, 2007 — Powerware enclosure power distribution units (ePDUs) are designed for data centers across all power densities. According to the company, these PDUs complement UPS systems, distributing power from 24 or 45 receptacles in high-density rack environments or where conditioned power must be distributed to multiple pieces of equipment. Additional product features include: single-phase and 3-phase applications up to 17kW; a user-selectable combination of NEMA, IEC, and hardwired inputs and NEMA and IEC output receptacles; and flexible mounting options, including 1U, 0U, wall, and floor mounting.
Receptacle box installer
October 15, 2007 — The RBI receptacle box installer increases the speed and accuracy of installing electrical outlet boxes, according to the company. The tool includes a built-in “quickcheck” feature that allows users to verify the set of the box with a simple flip. Available in ⅝-in. and ½-in. sizes and three styles, it works on double and triple studs as well as beams and waned lumber.
Alaska Tool Design
October 22, 2007 — According to the company, the 3291 digital clamp-on hi-tester is the industry's first flip clamp. CAT III 600V safe, the pocket-sized clamp measures conductors up to 30 mm in diameter with a low-profile sensor core that is 8-mm thick. The device can be clamped in place to measure circuit breakers and other conductors as long as there is 12.5 mm of space between wires. In addition, the flip-down display rotates to a maximum of 180°, allowing readings at any angle.
October 29, 2007 — The V1000 adjustable-frequency drive features a hybrid sink drive that allows side-by-side mounting capability. Offering 25 hp to ⅛ hp, the drive has a 2-msec scan cycle. In addition, the device includes dual ratings — heavy duty (150% overload for 60 sec) and normal duty (120% overload for 60 sec). Other product features include open-loop current vector control, function block diagram programming, and a y-stick option.
November 5, 2007 — According to the company, CUTzOUT Installation Templates are the first reusable templates designed for use with most standard spiral saws and rotary tools. Users can choose from five styles: single-gang, double-gang, StraitCUTz, and two CIRCLEz templates. In addition, some designs are available with two or more patterns each.
Lockout/tagout storage stations
November 12, 2007 — Ready Access Storage Stations ensure lockout devices remain accessible and ready for use when needed. The stations are available in two styles. The Ready Access Padlock Station holds padlocks, group lockout hasps, and tags. Measuring 7 in. ×13 in. × 2.5 in., the Ready Access Lockout Station offers storage for large and small lockout devices, with a 5-in.-deep storage pocket and four detachable hanging hooks. Both products are made from injection-molded polypropylene and include an attachable handle as well as screw slots for permanent wall mounting. In addition, a semi-transparent cover allows the contents to be viewed while protecting the lockout devices from exposure to harsh chemicals. The cover's lockable feature protects contents from harsh environments.
Safe discharge device
November 19, 2007 — The portable SD300 is a long-life battery-powered tester for use in situations with 1,000VDC and a maximum capacitance of 1,200uf. UL-listed, the device incorporates a two-handed push-button operation to initiate and maintain the energy discharge. According to the company, users are isolated from the discharged energy by a fully insulated and robust instrument case rated at IP66. In addition, it is available with fully shrouded test leads as well as an inbuilt test lead and fuse proving facility. Other product features include an automatic pre-use self test, protection against prolonged connection to live operating circuits, and monitoring of critical component temperatures with automatic cutoff.
Seaward Group USA
November 26, 2007 — PulseWorx Generation II lighting controls now include a split-phase repeater for enhanced reliability. In addition, the product's new auto-off function allows the load to automatically shut off after a preset period of time. According to the company, LED presets allow keypad buttons to better track the state of the lights. Other product improvements include the ability to activate a flashing alarm scene, a modernized look featuring cool blue LEDs, and a money-back guarantee.
Powerline Control Systems
Lighting control system
December 3, 2007 — The Vari-Ballast Control (VBC) is a standalone energy management system in a box that reduces demand on power in real time, according to the company. The system replaces magnetic ballasts, timers, relays, control panels, and the wiring required to connect individual lighting fixtures to external parts as well as the control panel. Additional product features include: an electronic ballast for fluorescent lighting; microprocessors that regulate the current flow; dimming and monitoring controls with thermal monitoring; and onboard, real-time diagnostics. Measuring 6 in. × 6 in. × 4 in., it provides input voltages from 90V to 300V and variable output wattages from 14W to 430W.
Integrated power module
December 10, 2007 — This integrated power module is designed for use with the company's Mega Snake high-capacity overhead cable tray. According to the company, the overhead power distribution module allows users to terminate electrical requirements right from Mega Snake. The power module simply attaches to the cable tray's accessory rail to offer overhead power distribution. In addition, the module can be pre-configured to a user's electrical requirements.
December 17, 2007 — According to the company, the EZ Form pull box assembles in 15 sec without tools, bending along pre-scored fold lines. In addition, the box's sides interlock and snap in place. Available in three standard sizes with or without knockouts, the product is made of 16-gauge steel and features a grounding provision as well as flat covers that can be removed for easy wiring access.
December 24, 2007 — Thinsulate insulation FR has now been quilted to Indura Ultra Soft flame-resistant fabric. Made from a blend of aramid, modacrylic, and polyester fibers, Thinsulate insulation FR is designed as a mid-loft product with quality drape characteristics. According to the company, the fabric's lofty fibrous webs trap more air and contain more of the body's radiant heat than higher-density, needle-punched webs.
Cable tie remover
December 31, 2007 — This cable tie removal tool features a proprietary cutting head design that slips behind a cable tie to pull it away from the wire harness and simultaneously cut it without nicking or damage. Additional product features include double-insulated and cushioned grips, a return spring, lock, and properly leveraged scissor-action cutter. Made from heat-treated alloy steel, the ergonomic hand tool is suitable for retrofitting and repairing wire harnesses in assembly and field service applications. In addition, the product can safely remove plastic, copper, or aluminum cable ties up to ½ in. wide.
ACT Fastening Solutions
January 7, 2008 — The PathMaster composite LED bollard is an outdoor architectural fixture ETL-listed to UL 1598 and 1838 standards. Designed to provide energy-efficient illumination for normal and emergency use, each light engine uses three white LEDs for illumination and can be applied from one to all four sides of the bollard. In addition, the bollard can be affixed by an anchor base, lag bolts, or direct burial. Fabricated from fiberglass-reinforced polymers, the product's exposed hardware is stainless steel, and the light engines are constructed of die-cast aluminum. Standard finishes include black, bronze, and white. Custom finishes are also available.
Chloride, a Genlyte Co.
LED work light
January 14, 2008 — The TwistBrite LED work light features a flexible neck, allowing the LED bulb to be positioned in multiple directions. In addition, the work light includes a PVC-coated magnet on the base of the unit for quick attachment to metal surfaces. According to the company, the product's LED bulb has a life expectancy of 50,000 hours. The unit operates on three AA batteries, which are included.
Industrial-grade power supplies
January 21, 2008 — The Quint SFB family of industrial-grade power supplies features selective fuse breaking (SFB), a technology that provides up to six times nominal current for 12 msec, according to the company. Additional product features include expanded diagnostics and a wide temperature range. The company also says these power supplies are an average of 30% narrower than earlier generations.
January 28, 2008 — OutletLinc is an Insteon-compatible electrical outlet designed to replace a standard receptacle. Controllable from any Insteon-compatible wired or wireless controller, the remote-control outlet inserts into any X10 network. In addition, the duplex receptacle features one always-on outlet and one controlled outlet, which the company says can be added to lighting scenes in seconds. Available colors include white, almond, ivory, and black.
Electrical design/drafting software
February 4, 2008 — Design Master Electrical 7.0 is an update to the company's integrated electrical design and drafting software program. New product features include the ability to model electrical systems in 3D, improved photometric calculations, and an expanded voltage list — including less than 50V, U.S. medium voltages, and international low voltages. Additional improvements include equipment schedules, an expanded layer list, improved branch circuit wire sizing calculations, and multiple floors on a single drawing. A 30-day free trial is available for download at the company's Web site.
Design Master Software
Manual transfer switch
February 11, 2008 — StormSwitch ready-to-install commercial manual transfer switches are designed to provide safe, portable generator hook-up to a building when utility power is out. According to the company, integral utility and generator manual disconnects are interlocked to prevent cross connecting the power sources. The disconnects can be supplied as either molded-case circuit breakers or switches. UL-listed, the units feature a safety-interlocked door and dead-front panel.
ESL Power Systems
Electronic equipment cleaner
February 18, 2008 — Contact Cleaner 2000 VC is a precision cleaner designed to remove contaminants from electronic equipment. An alternative to HCFC 141b-based cleaners when sensitive plastics are not a concern, the company says the product has no flash point, is compliant in all 50 states, contains no Class I or Class II ozone depleting chemicals, and is non-flammable. In addition, it is NSF K2 registered for use in meat and poultry plants. Available in a 16-oz aerosol can, the product is not recommended for use on Noryl or polycarbonate-type plastics.
February 25, 2008 — Bebop is a recessed telescopic accent light designed for galleries and displays. Available in three sizes, the accent light can be transformed from its recessed position in a matter of seconds without tools, according to the company. Additional product features include 90° vertical adjustment, 110° horizontal rotation, multiple lens options, and variable beam angles.
Visual Lighting Technologies
“Toolless” cable tie
March 3, 2008 — The Catamount Twist Tail is the industry's first “toolless” cable tie, according to the company. Once the product is in place, no tools are required for removal of the excess length. The tail is removed with a “bend, bend, twist” motion, which the company says leaves behind no sharp edges. Available in 7-in., 11-in., and 14-in. sizes, the product comes in either white or UV-resistant black.
Thomas & Betts
Solar racking system
March 10, 2008 — Designed for residential and commercial applications, the SolaRak solar racking system can be used with almost every type of solar panel from any manufacturer, according to the company. Featuring a low-profile installation, the racking system adapts to any type of roof and uses minimal roof penetrations for a leak-proof fit.
March 17, 2008 — DEMANDflex ballasts feature a wireless control technology to receive commands without the need for extra control wires, making them suitable for both retrofit and new construction applications. The initial product offering includes a 2-lamp F54T5HO ballast and 2-, 3-, and 4-lamp ballasts for F32T8 lamps. According to the company, all ballasts incorporate program start technology, making them suitable for use with occupancy sensors, THD<10%, and universal input voltage. The ballasts also meet or exceed the appropriate CEE high-efficiency requirements, making them eligible for various rebate programs.
Universal Lighting Technologies
Low-bay emergency light
March 24, 2008 — The LBE Series of low-bay LED emergency lights is designed for warehouse, industrial, and retail applications where the typical mounting height is 15 ft to 25 ft. The light is available in two AC variations — a 320W and a 400W pulse-start metal-halide lamp. In addition, the product offers the option of adding LED emergency backup light for 4 hr to 8 hr during a power failure.
Big Beam Emergency Systems
March 31, 2008 — The OT line of open-top tool bags features two large-capacity top-loading compartments designed to carry hand tools and larger items, such as cordless drills, handsaws, and clamps. Constructed of ultra-rugged PVC-impregnated, 1800 denier fabric riveted to a 3-mm injection-molded polypropylene base, the bags come in three sizes to accommodate a range of hand tools and gear to perform a specific task or tasks.
Veto Pro Pac
Fiber-optic cable light
April 7, 2008 — TapeLite is a passive optical lighting flat cable technology. Measuring 0.5-in. to 3.6-in. wide, the product is driven by RGB LED, metal-halide, or quartz halogen illuminators. Because the cable carries no electricity, there are no bulbs to burn out or electro-luminescence to degrade. In addition, color wheels can be added to provide a variety of constant and changeable color options.
April 14, 2008 — The Quick Connect extension system is available in four lengths ranging from 12 in. to 60 in. According to the company, the system enables users to drill holes through multiple joists from one location by customizing the length needed to reach their destination. In addition, the product's ¼-in. quick connect receiver accepts most ¼-in. quick change drilling and pulling accessories with a ¾-in. diameter and under. Four lightweight shafts are available in 12-in., 18-in., 24-in., and 36-in. sizes that weigh between 2 lb and 4 lb.
Greenlee, a Textron Co.
April 21, 2008 — Quick Shrink Wrap (QSW) heat-shrinkable wraparound repair sleeves feature self-adhesive tapes as well as the sealing and insulating capabilities of heat-shrinkable tubing. According to the company, the black, adhesive-backed polyolefin wraparound sleeves permit fast, permanent repairs of minor damage to cable insulation without requiring the connector to be removed from the cable prior to repair. Available in flat sheets with widths of 60 mm or 100 mm and lengths of 100 mm, 200 mm, 300 mm, and 400 mm, the product installs with a small propane torch, high-output heat gun, or production oven. In addition, the adhesive bonds to most common insulation materials and to copper, steel, and other metals. With a continuous operating temperature of -45°C to 110°C, the sleeves have a minimum shrink temperature of 70°C, with full recovery at 130°C.
April 28, 2008 — The Eco-Logical Smart Strip surge protector guards electronics from damaging power surges while lowering electric bills, according to the company. When devices are plugged into the control outlet and then go into “sleep” mode, the surge protector automatically cuts power to peripherals, such as computer monitors and speakers. Available in either seven or 10 outlet models, the product includes two or three “always-on” outlets for use with equipment that should not be turned off, such as fax machines, cordless phones, or cable and satellite receivers.
May 5, 2008 — The PowerSwitch EDSR-23 combines a 30A, 600VAC safety disconnect switch and NEMA locking receptacle in one enclosure. Measuring 6¼-in. wide, the device is slim enough to fit between an I-beam's flanges. In addition, the product accepts standard 20A or 30A NEMA locking flush receptacles rated up to 600V and is shipped complete with grounding plate and wires for connecting the receptacle to the switch. Made from impact-resistant, non-conductive Valox PBT thermoplastic, the enclosure features a spring-loaded flip lid and a bottom hinged cover. Other product features include four mounting feet with 5-position settings, interior wiring space, and drill marks for bottom or top conduit feed.
May 12, 2008 — ETP Flexel EMT flexible fittings are available in 1¼-in. to 4-in. trade sizes with stub fittings on both ends to allow for use with set-screw and compression fittings. According to the company, the fittings can couple or connect EMT to other EMT runs, panelboards, or junction boxes when or where a change in direction is needed. In addition, the product maintains internal diameter per NEC specification — even at a full 90° — and can be re-bent at will. UL-listed and CSA-certified, they are suitable for indoor and dry locations wherever EMT is used as a raceway.
EGS Electrical Group
May 19, 2008 — The 9-in. Savage and 6-in. Lil' Savage are precision-machined, solid billet aluminum torpedo levels. Both levels feature milled vial ports that capture and reflect light for enhanced readability and accurate measurement of 0°, 30°, 45°, and 90° angles. Top-read viewing windows offer a straightforward view of the 0° and 30° vials. In addition, both tools feature laser-engraved SAE and metric rules. Other product features include rare-earth, neodymium magnets and an extra-wide V-grooved edge that accepts a 10-in. pipe diameter. The Lil' Savage also includes a TRI-LOC “anti-dog” attachment that offers three points of contact that lock the level onto the pipe.