November 2013: Tools and Equipment


As the economic recovery continues and the construction market picks up, electrical contractors will have...

On the job site, it’s always been about having the right tools and equipment. This...

No data communications project is complete until multiple tests confirm that it will meet the...

One of Mayfair Mall's two identical vintage 1957 Allis Chalmers 1,200A, 35-kV oil circuit breakers.

The mall’s electrical service, located in the basement and installed in 1957, was graded as...

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), also known as the Affordable Care Act...

“Warehouse lighting projects are always financially driven,” said Brandon North, 
service manager, Commonwealth Electric Co.,...

This article is a continuation of a concise and complete review of some of the...

Coast Products' 309-lumen HL27 LED headlamp has an expandable Z cord in the headband with a battery pack built into the light.

Who doesn’t like gadgets? The idea for this report began with the premise that electricians...

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DC quick-charging plug
| November 2013
Fast-charging technologies are essential to the growth of electric vehicle (EV) use. Fortunately, the number of worldwide fast-charge stations is projected to expand.

GFCI protection at in-ground swimming pool

| November 2013
Charlie Trout, author of Code FAQs and Code Question of the Day, has retired. 
For the rest of 2013, enjoy these snippets from his daily responses.

| November 2013
The 2014 National Electrical Code (NEC) process received more proposals—including a total of 45 generated by the NEC Correlating Committee Task Group on direct current (DC)—an

| November 2013
More Americans are installing wind turbines near their homes, farms and businesses to generate their own energy, concludes a report by the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Pacific

, Ideal T-Stripper, Klein side-cutting pliers, Milwaukee M12 Impact driver, Southwire Maxis 3K cable puller, Greenlee 855GX bender
| November 2013
On the job site, it’s always been about having the right tools and equipment. This probably goes back to about 250 B.C.