This Y-Block is designed for installing a micro duct or fiber-optic cable into an existing occupied duct. The device can be easily coupled with the company’s fiber-optic blower to facilitate installation. Additionally, the block’s machined aluminum construction weighs approximately 50% less than previous models and accommodates duct sizes ranging from 1.315-in. to 2.375-in. OD, with cable seals ranging from 0.35-in. to 0.90-in. OD.
The Ratchet-Pro Series of floor boxes includes a larger version of the original 881 Series PVC round box plus steel/PVC hybrid boxes for slab-on-grade and above-grade applications. The boxes offer single- and dual-service capability for power, A/V, and communication services in open-space areas. Features include an adjustment ring that secures the cover flush with the floor even if the box isn’t precisely vertical. The adjusting ring can compensate for up to 10° of vertical misalignment. Graduated cubic inch markings are molded into the box and indicate exact capacity after the box has been trimmed to floor level. Designed to accept round poke-thru-style covers available in six powder-coated finishes, the products are cULus-listed and feature TopGuard protection against water, dirt, and debris from the power or communication/AV compartment.
The copper WEJTAP line of fired on connectors is offered in 12 sizes ranging from No. 6 to 250kcmil. Designed to meet ANSI C119.4, including optional fault current test annex, the connectors use the company’s WEJTAP tooling without the need for installation platforms and are suitable for copper-to-copper conductor applications.
High SCCR power distribution blocks have a rating with fuse protection of up to 100,000 symmetrical amps with copper conductor. Made from high-strength aluminum alloy, the UL-listed or recognized, RoHS-compliant, and CSA-certified blocks are suitable for use with solid, stranded, and extra flexible aluminum or copper conductors. Many models feature a hinged cover to prevent accidental contact, and an optional cover is available on all others. Type PDE power distribution blocks can be DIN-rail or panel-mounted and include an IP-20 Touch Protection rating within a restricted wire range. Type PDL and PDH blocks are panel-mounted.
Designed for security and home theater applications, the PrepPRO prepares almost any coaxial cable, ranging from large RG-6 Quad to RG-59 plenum, with industry-standard ¼-in. × ¼-in. strips in as few as two turns of its spinner ring. By replacing the primary blade cartridge with the included UTP/STP cartridge, the product can cleanly remove the outer jacket of Cat. 3/5e/6 cable. Features include a spring-loaded jaw design and an ergonomic lever that can be actuated to set the blade by thumb or palm grip.
The QuikStrap cordless cable stapler installs wire in half the time than a typical mechanical stapler, according to the company. Features include: a cable guide and safety switch to prevent cable damage; a staple sight window that provides an easy-to-see indication of how many staples are available; variable depth control with adjustable settings for different cable sizes or wood type/condition; and a durable, impact-resistant molded plastic housing. Additionally, the product includes an LED that indicates current status, a reversible belt hook for right or left handed use, two 16V Li-ion batteries, and the ability to shoot 400 staples per battery charge.
Designed to deliver power from electrical panels or portable generators, the Terrapin Station meets OHSA standards for open-neutral GFCI protection and circuit overload protection. The cULus-listed, Type 3R Rainproof portable unit is available in two configurations that offer a choice of GFCI-protected 20A duplex or locking receptacles. Both models feature one 30A locking receptacle, one 50A California-style locking inlet, and one California-style locking feed-thru receptacle.
Made of heavy-duty, UV-rated nonmetallic material, these enclosure boxes are available in 12 in. × 12 in. × 4 in., 11 in. × 11 in. × 3.5 in., and 7 in. × 8 in. × 3.5 in. sizes. Features include a knockout on the front of the box for an optional cam lock (sold separately) and a latch that accommodates a padlock. Additionally, the products include ½-in. and ¾-in. knockouts on the top and bottom.
The PS 250 Ferroscan System scans large areas of concrete to locate and assess the steel reinforcement concealed beneath the surface of a concrete structure at depths from 4 in. to 6 in., depending on rebar size. The product comprises a hand-guided scanner with color display, a portable monitor unit for on-site use, accessories to create image scans, and a rubber-coated housing that is resistant to water and dust. The PS 1000 X-Scan Radar Detection System produces large-area images of what’s inside concrete structures and includes the EM Sensor, which detects live electrical cables (50/60 Hz) buried in up to 3 in. of concrete.
The SDG45 and SDG55 guillotine-style remote cutting heads cut ACSR cables and other materials, including rebar, guy strand, and ground rods. The SDG85 and SDG105 heads are designed to cut large-diameter copper and aluminum cables. A battery-powered Gator version of the SDG105 is also available, which features single-trigger operation and automatic retraction. All four tools can be powered by the company’s EHP700LU battery-powered hydraulic pump, which features real-time pressure monitoring, downloadable work history, and automatic retraction.
Feeder MC cable (aluminum interlocked armor) with 120V colored conductors is available on master reels or length-specific reels. Offered in high-voltage colors (brown, orange, and yellow), the cable is available with low minimum runs and can be manufactured using galvanized armor with quick lead times. In addition, the product is suitable for use with service, branch, and feeder circuits.
Sno*Melter cable kits are designed for driveways, sidewalks, patios, and stairs. Featuring dual-element, fixed-resistance cables that are UL-listed and CSA-certified, the products come in sizes that cover 10 sq ft to 100 sq ft with a single cable. Additionally, the cables can be configured to fit unique shapes and may be combined to cover more substantial areas. To operate, users attach the cable to welded-wire mesh or rebar with the included twist ties, hardwire the single-end cold lead to a standard 208V or 240V power source, and finish pouring or laying the surface material. The installation is completed by including an EasyHeat self-contained controller (sold separately) that begins the heating process whenever moisture is present and the temperature drops below 38°F.
Dual Block provides a dual water blocking capability on the company’s primary, underground cable. First, a fill compound is continuously applied into the conductor interstices to prevent longitudinal water migration. Next, a water-swellable powder is applied under the polyethylene jacket to stop water from migrating along the neutral wires, under the jacket. Together, these two applications provide a reliable barrier that prevents water from entering the cable core.
This Cat. 6A structured cabling product line includes bulk cable (PVC and plenum), patch cables, keystone jacks, 24-port and 48-port patch panels, and a 90° Rapid Punch Tool (RPT). Suitable for 10-GB Ethernet networks, the product line extends Cat. 6 electrical specifications from 250 MHz to 500 MHz and provides improved insertion loss over Cat. 6. All products include a lifetime warranty and an available 25-yr Application Assurance Warranty.
The EVE Series exit sign provides illumination using red or green LEDs rated at more than 100,000 hr. The NFPA 101 and NFPA 70-certified luminaire features a NiMH battery that provides 90 min. of emergency exit illumination in the event of a power failure, while a low-voltage battery disconnect (LVD) protects the battery during prolonged outages. The product accepts 120/277VAC input at 60 Hz and optional 220VAC to 240VAC input at 50/60 Hz with a self-diagnostics option. Features include a constant current charger, operating temperature range of 20°C to 30°C, external push-to-test switch and AC-on indicator that allow manual testing at any time, and pre-stripped AC input leads.
The Ironclad 66 Series of industrial-grade vapor-tight luminaires is rated NEMA 4X, NEMA 5, IP-66, UL, cUL, and is USDA and UL wet location approved. Designed for surface or ceiling mount, configurations include: 2-ft two lamp 17W T8 (VT221700), 4-ft two lamp 32W T8 (VT423200), and 4-ft two lamp 54W T5HO (VT425400). In addition, the luminaires offer a dual-input high power factor (HPF) ballast requiring 120V to 277V, pull-in disconnect, clear lens with olive gray housing, and stainless steel latches.
The SDN 40-24-100C is a 40A single-phase power supply, allowing users to add new equipment that can be powered from the existing structure with little or no retrofitting requirements. Features include visual diagnostic LEDs to indicate I/O status at a glance. In addition, the RoHS-compliant power supply comes equipped with screw terminal connections and an industrial-grade metal outer case that efficiently dissipates heat and delivers full power in a temperature range from -25°C to +60°C.
With output ratings from 22kW to 60kW, QuietConnect and PowerConnect gen-sets offer super quiet operation, making them suitable for residential and light commercial applications. The generators are powered by the company’s four-cycle, spark-ignited QSJ2.4 engine, which features a closed-loop electronic fuel system for improved performance and reliability. Designed to be easily switched between LP and natural gas with no mechanical changes, the products feature an enclosure built to withstand winds up to 150 mph and include side-access panels for fast and easy access. Additionally, they meet all EPA emissions regulations for emergency and stationary generators, as well as UL 2200, IBC seismic, and NFPA 110 standards.
Cummins Power Generation
Available in small to 3XL sizes, the PSJ120 12V Max heated jacket includes a built-in battery backup power source — the BHB120 — to keep USB-compatible cell phones and other electronics charged. The water- and wind-resistant jacket features three warming core heat zones that start warming in minutes and provide up to 6 hr of heated runtime on low heat level with a 2.0 Ah battery. A 3-level heat controller button on the jacket’s chest lights up in red, green, and blue to denote heat levels of high, medium and low, respectively. Compatible with the company’s 12V Max batteries (sold separately), features include adjustable sleeves and waist.
Bosch Power Tools
The HOBO kWh monitoring kit measures and records a building’s energy consumption. The kit bundles the company’s matchbox-sized HOBO State data logger with Continental Control System’s revenue-grade kWh and current sensors. Features include the flexibility to log up to 500,000 single- or 3-phase measurements running 240V to 480V, an LCD display that enables easy viewing of latest kWh readings, and HOBOware Pro software (priced separately) for easy logger setup and scaling of kWh measurement data.
This month, EC&M magazine focuses on products from Lex Products, Cummins Power Generation, EasyHeat, and more
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