The quality of electric power that operates building systems has always been important, but as these systems have become more complex, the effects of power quality (PQ) issues have multiplied.
Most new equipment installations now include electronic controls, said Frank Healy, power quality manager at Fluke Corp, Everett, Wash. READ MORE
The routing of wiring for voice/data/video, security, alarm and control systems is done differently from electrical cable and, in most cases, is completed with different tools.
Today’s expanding line of fishing tools includes products especially suited for installing a building’s structured wiring. READ MORE
At the 2016 NECA Show in Boston, a panel of experienced experts judged 184 Showstopper Award entries and selected 20 winners.
Every NECA Show features the Showstopper Showcase at the front of the exhibitor floor. It offers attendees a glimpse of the newest and most innovative products on the market. READ MORE
Pliers, wire strippers, screwdrivers and crimpers are all basic hand tools electricians have used for decades. However, compared to older versions, continuing advancements and improvements have made today’s hand tools more versatile, easier to use and more durable. READ MORE
Tiny video cameras mounted at the end of flexible cables. Infrared thermal imaging cameras that detect heat. The photo-taking capability of the ubiquitous smartphone. High-definition digital video and photo cameras mounted on unmanned drone aircraft. READ MORE
Measuring tapes are a basic and necessary tool. When the dimension to be measured is inaccessible, handheld, laser distance-measuring tools may be the only safe and practical solution.
There are many options today for taking measurements on structured-wiring projects.
Laser measuring tools READ MORE
These days, almost anything can be rented, and the rental industry has done a good job making consumers and business owners aware of the benefits of renting versus owning. In markets such as electrical contracting, renting usually involves tools and equipment, including generators, portable lighting, pumps, various types of personnel lifts, and other equipment. READ MORE