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  • Why Electrical Contractors Should Include a UPS in Every Job

    Why Electrical Contractors Should Include a UPS in Every Job

    We are living in an increasingly digital world, with lots of electronic devices doing all kinds of important jobs for us. This fact presents a big opportunity and, indeed, a... Read more » The...

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  • Why Electrical Contractors Should Include a UPS in Every Job

    Why Electrical Contractors Should Include a UPS in Every Job

    We are living in an increasingly digital world, with lots of electronic devices doing all kinds of important jobs for us. This fact presents a big opportunity and, indeed, a... Read more » The...

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  • How to Avoid Losing $4M an Hour with a Smart Medium Voltage System

    How to Avoid Losing $4M an Hour with a Smart Medium Voltage System

    Over 3.5 billion passengers fly each year – that’s more than an average 9 million passengers every day around the world – and air traffic is expected to increase in coming years. To meet the... ...

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  • How Smart UPS amplifies the system of power distribution

    How Smart UPS amplifies the system of power distribution

    As technology becomes more and more prominent in our lives, the need for power sources that don’t falter becomes the need of the hour. After all, our dependence on certain... Read more » The post...

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  • With IEC 61439, Assure Thermal Stability and Reliability in Low Voltage Electric Switchboards

    With IEC 61439, Assure Thermal Stability and Reliability in Low Voltage Electric Switchboards

    As detailed in the first post in this series, the main reason for following IEC 61439 is that doing so ensures quality of low voltage electric switchboards, panels and assemblies.... Read more...

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  • Ensure Short Circuit Withstand Strength in Low Voltage Electric Switchboards

    Ensure Short Circuit Withstand Strength in Low Voltage Electric Switchboards

    The initial post in this series covered the reasons behind IEC 61439, which when followed ensures the quality of low voltage electric switchboards. Other posts how shown how the standard... Read...

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  • New Digital Tools Shorten Medium Voltage Switchgear Delivery Times

    New Digital Tools Shorten Medium Voltage Switchgear Delivery Times

    Standardization pervades modern life to such a degree that we hardly notice it. From operating a vehicle to replacing a battery, its influence is at work behind the scenes to... Read more » The...

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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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