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  • Today’s Medium Voltage Transformers Are Turning “Green”

    Today’s Medium Voltage Transformers Are Turning “Green”

    In March 2007, the European Council accepted a European Commission proposal to cut at least 20% of greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, from all primary energy sources by the year......

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  • Break the Myth: Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in Medium Voltage Gas-Insulated Switchgear

    Break the Myth: Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) in Medium Voltage Gas-Insulated Switchgear

    Sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) is a synthetic gas that is both recyclable and reusable. It was first produced in the early 20th century in a laboratory in Paris, and first patented... Read more » The...

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  • UPS Basics for Electrical Contractors & Specifiers: How to Choose, Configure and Cost-Justify

    UPS Basics for Electrical Contractors & Specifiers: How to Choose, Configure and Cost-Justify

    Helping customers effectively deploy uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) can be an important part of an electrical contractor’s or specifier’s business, but it requires they know their way...

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  • Optimize Operations – Integrate Automation and Power Distribution Systems

    Optimize Operations – Integrate Automation and Power Distribution Systems

    Power distribution systems and automation systems are evolving and converging to drive better efficiency across industries. Integrating these systems allows industrial companies, especially energy...

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  • Micro DC Xpress Presents Sound Edge Computing Solution, and Great Opportunity for Partners

    Micro DC Xpress Presents Sound Edge Computing Solution, and Great Opportunity for Partners

    As demand for edge computing capacity continues to grow, driven in large part by Internet of Things (IoT) technology, customers will be looking for fast, secure, manageable solutions to deliver...

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  • Is self consumption of photovoltaic renewable energy really this simple?

    Is self consumption of photovoltaic renewable energy really this simple?

    Solar energy production is growing worldwide – overall capacity increased by a third in 2016, with the global installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity reaching 301 GW. As PV becomes more cost... Read...

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  • [Case Study] F12.net Empowers Customer Trust by Keeping Data Safe, Secure and Always Available

    [Case Study] F12.net Empowers Customer Trust by Keeping Data Safe, Secure and Always Available

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  • Shielded Solid Insulated System (2SIS) – The Next Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

    Shielded Solid Insulated System (2SIS) – The Next Generation of Medium Voltage Switchgear

    Medium voltage switchgear designs have seen only minor changes since the establishment of metal-clad switchgear in the 1970s. However, the electrical distribution industry is experiencing...

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  • How Medium Voltage Switchgear Innovations Help Fight Extreme Weather

    How Medium Voltage Switchgear Innovations Help Fight Extreme Weather

    In my last post, I listed some of the aspects of extreme weather that are putting medium voltage switchgear in special service conditions affecting its ratings and lifespan. In this... Read more...

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  • How Extreme Weather Causes Premature Aging in Medium Voltage Equipment

    How Extreme Weather Causes Premature Aging in Medium Voltage Equipment

    If you own or manage any large building, plant, or public infrastructure, you depend on reliable electrical distribution services. You also need equipment to be as sustainable as possible in... ...

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  • To Ensure UPS Reliability, Focus on System Design, Not MTBF 

    To Ensure UPS Reliability, Focus on System Design, Not MTBF 

    Those of us in the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) business have long faced something of a dilemma when it comes to explaining how reliable our products are. Other IT products... Read more...

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  • WP 20 - The Different Types of AC Power Connectors in North America

    WP 20 - The Different Types of AC Power Connectors in North America

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  • WP 266 - Battery Technology for Single Phase UPS Systems VRLA vs. Li-ion

    WP 266 - Battery Technology for Single Phase UPS Systems VRLA vs. Li-ion

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  • WP 200 - Impact of Leading Power Factor on Data Center Generator Systems

    WP 200 - Impact of Leading Power Factor on Data Center Generator Systems

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  • Protect your IT Investments

    Protect your IT Investments

    Our UPS LifeCycle recommendations can help maximize your UPS investments and ensure business-critical applications are always ON.

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  • IoT for Power Distribution: Taking Reliability and Efficiency to New Levels

    IoT for Power Distribution: Taking Reliability and Efficiency to New Levels

    Dire predictions about energy and the environment continue to make news, including the report from the U.S. energy forecasting agency. The agency projects that, despite gains in energy efficiency,...

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  • 4 Steps for Testing and Commissioning Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage

    4 Steps for Testing and Commissioning Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage

    The previous posts in this series have covered the goals, benefits and installation of arc flash protection in medium voltage equipment. In this final post, I’m going to cover best... Read more...

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  • How to Help Customers Choose and Cost-Justify a UPS Design

    How to Help Customers Choose and Cost-Justify a UPS Design

    No company likes downtime, but some have far less tolerance for it than others – and are more than willing to pay to mitigate their downtime risk. The job for... Read more » The post How to Help...

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  • 3 Best Practices for Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage Equipment

    3 Best Practices for Arc Flash Protection in Medium Voltage Equipment

    The first post in this series outlined the goals and standards for arc flash protection, while the second described the impact of an arc flash on medium voltage (MV) equipment... Read more » The...

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  • UPS Deployment Design Choices for High Availability Applications

    UPS Deployment Design Choices for High Availability Applications

    Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSs) are designed to provide power protection in the event of a utility power disruption or failure. But some applications are so sensitive to downtime that...

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