Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Common Goof Replacing Outlets



How hard can it be, you say? Watch out for this little pitfall! This master electrician demonstrates one of the ways the "simple" replacement of a receptacle can backfire. Just when you thought you were making your home safer by putting in these fresh (and stylish) outlets and switches, you may be setting those electrical connections up to overheat or fail. How to strip and curl wires properly.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

It’s A Big World. Let’s Protect It Together.



We believe that only by working together can those of us whose work affects the safety of others — from electricians to engineers to first responders — build a network of intelligence to keep our increasingly complex world safe. NFPA is committed to leading this charge, working tirelessly with tradespeople and professionals to stay ahead of problems and to create real-time solutions to prevent loss to life and property.”

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

Protect Your Business From The Damaging Effects Of A Power Outage



Power outages are one of the leading causes of unplanned downtime for businesses, and that translates directly into lost revenue. For some businesses, the average cost of downtime can be up to $300,000 per hour. A power outage can have many different causes- extreme weather, human error, equipment failure, or supply and demand issues.
Home owners and businesses need to prepare for and mitigate power outages as part of their business continuity planning. This should include a reliable power backup solution, data backup & recovery, as well as a plan of how to resume operations. Common technology applications for personal and professional use require a high level of power quality to work properly. Surge protection or an uninterruptible power supply, can shield these electronics and their data from these common power events.

APC by Schneider Electric has a wide variety of solutions to help you prepare for and protect you from the damaging effects of a power outage.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Make Operator's Work Easier And More Efficient



With the Harmony IP69-rated buzzer offering a dual alarm with sound and light brings unequaled operator efficiency even in dusty or wet environments.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Harmony Flush, A Star Is Born



Give a touch of style to your machines and electrical panels with Harmony Flush pushbuttons, switches and pilot lights. With a vibrant color palette, plastic or metal body you can adapt to your tastes and preferences.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Out Of Town



With Caséta’s ‘Smart Away’ lighting control, you can take ‘worry about the house’ off your vacation to-do list!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Harmony XPEM/R Foot Switch, Easy To Use In All Applications !



Highly robust, comfortable and designed for operator protection, the XPEM/R foot switch range from Schneider Electric enables foot actuation in all demanding environments.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Impress Your Hotel Guests With Radiant Switches And Outlets



Your hotel or restaurant needs to be a step above ordinary to excel in today's world.

The radiant collection by Legrand puts that stylish, finishing touch affordably within reach.

With an array of switches, dimmers, and outlets radiant puts more modern convenience at the fingertips of every guest. Featuring elegant low-profile wall plates with no unsightly screws delivered in classic looks; hosting a range of colors and metallic finishes.

In our connected world there's no greater convenience than having charging and power available right where you need it. radiant furniture power centers are easy to install and require no special wiring, flawless finishes, and no screws. Imagine it in your guest rooms, meeting rooms, restaurants and bars.

Style and function have never made such a statement. Give your property that smile it deserves today make your property more radiant

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Easily Install Your Caséta Smart Lighting Controls



Installing Caséta smart lighting controls is easy. Caséta works with dimmable LEDs, all halogen bulbs, and all incandescent bulbs.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Babysitting Nightmare - The Horror Ends With Leviton Decora Smart



Leviton Smart Dimmers, Switches and Plug-In Outlets provide safety, comfort and convenience by easily allowing you to control and schedule lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

With Leviton Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi and the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, you can even control all of your lights with just your voice. "Alexa dim kitchen lights". Enjoy a smart home today!

Leviton Decora Smart™ - Making Your Home Smarter and Safer Every Day.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Leviton Decora Smart Commercial Short



Leviton Smart Dimmers, Switches and Plug-In Outlets provide safety, comfort and convenience by easily allowing you to control and schedule lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

With Leviton Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi and the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, you can even control all of your lights with just your voice. "Alexa dim kitchen lights". Enjoy a smart home today!

Leviton Decora Smart™ - Making Your Home Smarter and Safer Every Day.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Game Time



With Caséta you can use your voice to set the scene for your gameday gettogethers, and bring home the championship title of “Best Game Day Host.”

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Keep Out – Powerswitch® Stainless Steel Disconnect Switches



Leviton Powerswitch® Stainless Steel Disconnect Switches are rated to IP68 – that means completely dust-tight and suitable for continuous immersion in water.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Out To Dinner



Always come back to a well-lit home. With Caséta you can set your lights to come on as soon as you pull into the driveway.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Wireless Charger Flush Wall-Mounted IP66 - IK8



GO WIRELESS

At home or when travelling, you need to stay free and independent.

No more worries about a flat battery or a forgotten cable: placing your smartphone on the wireless charger makes sure that wireless charging is always within reach.

With its shockproof and weatherproof design, it is ideal for busy public places such as hotels, bars, restaurants, waiting rooms, libraries, etc., and you can even use it on the patio or by the pool.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Leviton Decora Smart™ - Smart Home Products



Leviton Smart Dimmers, Switches and Plug-In Outlets provide safety, comfort and convenience by easily allowing you to control and schedule lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

With Leviton Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi and the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, you can even control all of your lights with just your voice. "Alexa dim kitchen lights". Enjoy a smart home today!

Leviton Decora Smart™ - Making Your Home Smarter and Safer Every Day.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Idea House 2017 | Smart Home Solutions



See how Caséta can enhance your comfort and peace of mind with its innovative control of lighting, temperature, music, shades, and more.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Mind The Gap – Powerswitch® Stainless Steel Disconnect Switches



Leviton Powerswitch® Stainless Steel Disconnect Switches are designed with a ¾" standoff from the wall, making them the easiest to clean so dirt and grime have nowhere to hide in your facility.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Babysitting Nightmare - The Horror Ends With Leviton Decora Smart



Leviton Smart Dimmers, Switches and Plug-In Outlets provide safety, comfort and convenience by easily allowing you to control and schedule lights and appliances from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere.

With Leviton Decora Smart™ with Wi-Fi and the Amazon Echo or Google Assistant, you can even control all of your lights with just your voice. "Alexa dim kitchen lights". Enjoy a smart home today!

Leviton Decora Smart™ - Making Your Home Smarter and Safer Every Day.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Monday, October 2, 2017

Vive Pico Wireless Remote



The Pico wireless remote is easy to install, it can be wall-mounted or mounted to any surface, and includes a ten-year battery life. See how this wireless wall control makes it simple to add lighting control wherever you need it.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Leviton Presents: Countdown To Quiet



Newborn? No sweat! With the Leviton Decora Digital Dimmer with Bluetooth Technology, you can program the lights to go off well after your little one is deep into sleep.

Learn more about Decora Digital by visiting http://leviton.com/decoradigital

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Tools That Power America’s Passion – Sturgis Motorcycle Rally



Join us in exploring iconic events nationwide that showcase the always impressive – and sometimes unusual – work that Klein-equipped professional electricians perform to make it all happen.

Our next stop is the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally! See how the city prepares for the different events throughout the rally.

See more events at www.kleintools.com/america

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Square D Model 6 Motor Control Centers Accessories



Take a look at some of the latest accessories available in the tried and true Square D brand Model 6 motor control center.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Choosing the Right USB Extension Method



Learn how Leviton’s USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 Signal Extenders increase the range of data signals over category cable.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Schneider Electric - Life Is On Overview



Schneider Electric is a global leader in energy management and automation, with sustainability at the core of the company. At Schneider Electric we believe that access to energy is a basic human right. Our technologies ensure that Life is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. Life is on when life is energized, efficient and connected. Schneider Electric makes life safe, reliable, efficient, sustainable and connected.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Legrand Wireless Charger + USB




WIRELESS CHARGING EVERYWHERE, WITH TOTAL FREEDOM

Right where you need them and when you want them, Legrand wireless chargers bring you maximum possible autonomy every day, so you can live totally mobile.

At home and at the office, Legrand wireless chargers can be installed anywhere, to charge your smartphones equipped with a QI-standard induction charge receiver.

The QI-standard guarantees the compatibility of smartphones from different manufacturers with induction charging, and guarantees you have the best of the technology without any connection constraints.

MAKE CHARGING EASY

Charging your mobile devices has never been easier!

Place your smartphone on the wireless stand, and charging begins automatically.
And, thanks to the built-in USB port, you can charge your tablet or another mobile device at the same time.

You can set the stand up in your entrance hall or above your kitchen counter, so that it is always handy for charging the smart way.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Next Generation of Back-UPS Overview – BE600M1 and BE850M2



Power and protect all of your critical electronics while maintaining your internet connection during prolonged outages. The new and improved APC Back-UPS™ keeps you connected to what matters the most by providing more runtime and battery backup outlets than ever before. This video features the BE600M1 (replacing the BE550G) and the BE850M2 (replacing the BE750G).

Monday, September 4, 2017

Leviton Presents: How To Use The Decora Smart With Wi-Fi App To Create Schedules And Activities



Decora Smart with Wi-Fi and the My Leviton app offer an exciting selection of intelligent dimmers, switches, outlets and plug-in products for automated control of lights, motor loads, appliances and more. The Leviton Decora Smart home automation products allow you to control devices from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world, plus set schedules or add optional voice control using optional Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices. Watch this video to learn how to use the My Leviton app - including advanced features like time-based schedules and on-demand activities.

If you're unsure about wiring a device, please consult an electrician.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

the radiant® Collection: Dimmers



Conveniently conserve energy and create the perfect mood by adjusting dimmer light levels with a single slide.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Legrand Integrated Wireless Charger



Right where you need them and when you want them, Legrand wireless chargers bring you maximum possible autonomy every day, so you can live totally mobile.
At home and at the office, Legrand wireless chargers can be installed anywhere, to charge your smartphones equipped with a QI-standard induction charge receiver.
The QI-standard guarantees the compatibility of smartphones from different manufacturers with induction charging, and guarantees you have the best of the technology without any connection constraints.

The installable wireless charger adapts perfectly to your furniture, at the office or at home.
On a desk or the kitchen counter, built into a bedside table or a console in the entrance hall... it’s the perfect partner for your busy day.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wiremold® Rachet-Pro 881 Series Floor Boxes



Wiremold® Ratchet-Pro Series Floor Boxes provide single- and dual-service capability in a variety of easy-to-install round floor boxes.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Why Your Smart Home Needs Battery Backup From APC



The electronic devices you rely on every day for communication, security, and entertainment such as networking equipment, computers, televisions, security systems, and gaming consoles are at risk of damage and disconnect due to unexpected blackouts, voltage fluctuations, and other power disruptions. Learn how an APC UPS will provide certainty in your connected world by keeping all the IoT devices in your smart home protected and connected, even during a power outage.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Your Electrical System Has Something To Say



Give it a voice with EcoStruxure™ Power. Monitor power distribution, anticipate needs, pinpoint concerns, and control assets remotely with this smart panels solution

Monday, August 14, 2017

Lutron C.L Dimmer Benefits



Lutron C.L dimmers are designed to control dimmable LEDs, Incandescent, and halogen bulbs. Designed to be installed in every home, C.L dimmers provide superior performance when dimming LEDs.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Magnetizer / De-Magnetizer



With our Magnetizer, you can quickly and easily magnetize your screwdrivers and bits to hold your fasteners on the tip of your screwdriver and get the job done fast.This compact tool is great to have on hand when you need a magnetized screwdriver or bit. Powerful rare-earth magnets provide a fast, strong, long lasting charge. Easily attach it to your tool bag with the included stainless steel key ring.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Legrand - Room Control System For Hospitality Buildings



http://www.legrand.com
Wherever you want to improve customer comfort or make work and management easier for hotel operators, Legrand has solutions for guest rooms.

The guest room management system is an integrated approach which means everything in the guest room is interconnected.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bankable Solar Solutions From A Partner You Can Trust



You can rely on Schneider Electric’s financial strength, worldwide support, industry experience, and reliable products for solar projects. It’s the difference between night and day.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

the radiant® Collection: Home Automation



Now you can coordinate your home automation controls with your outlets, switches, dimmers and more for a cohesive look across the wall and throughout the home.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Leviton Presents: Family Vacation



Vacation checklist:
✓ Setup lights to automatically turn on and off.

Decora Digital makes it easy to program your lights to turn on and off automatically when you’re away from your home, giving you peace of mind.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Overview: InstantFit LED Lamps w/ EasySmart & Lumina RF Wireless Controls



LED conversions and retrofits with advanced wireless controls just got faster and easier with Philips EasySmart lamps and Leviton Lumina RF controls. Simply replace the lamps in the existing fixture and replace the wall switch for multi-zone dimming, scene control and manual control. Learn more at www.leviton.com/philipseasysmart.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Clipsal C-Bus - Your Home Is Secure



Clipsal C-Bus from Schneider Electric offers the state of the art in home automation. Provide peace of mind and protection for your loved ones when you’re in the home and also whilst you’re away. Make sure that everyone and everything you treasure is safe with Clipsal C-Bus security features.

Friday, July 21, 2017

the radiant® Collection: Outlets



Not all outlets are created equal. While some simply deliver power, radiant outlets protect against electrical shock and fire. Designed to let you charge more of your devices, our USB outlets eliminate the need for bulky AC adapters.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How Do Fire Sprinklers Know There's A Fire?



There's a big fire in the building and suddenly all the sprinklers turn on -- that's not really how works. Let science extinguish this myth.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

the radiant® Collection: Nightlights



Nighttime navigation has never been simpler thanks to adjustable light levels and optional louvers that even a child can safely use. Ideal for any area of your home where greater visibility is needed, including nurseries, bathrooms, hallways and stairwells.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Power System Assessments From Schneider Electric



Unsure about the overall condition of your electrical distribution system? A power system assessment, performed by a professional engineer, reduces your facility's risk from reliability issues, process disruptions, outdated workplace safety requirements and code violations.

Sunday, July 9, 2017

HVAC 8-in-1 Slide Driver Multi-Bit Tool



Unique, patented head slides back and forth to switch from 1/4 inch to 5/16 inch magnetic hex-head screwdriver. Convenient thumb nut locks tip setting. This HVAC multi-bit driver includes a specialty bit for the installation/removal of common TR-4 Schrader® valves as well as regular 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch nut drivers plus Phillips/slotted double-ended bits.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Leviton Presents: How To Set Up The Decora Smart With Wi-Fi App



Decora Smart with Wi-Fi and the My Leviton app offers an exciting selection of intelligent dimmers, switches, outlets and plug-in products for automated control of lights, motor loads, appliances and more. The Leviton Decora Smart home automation products allow you to control devices from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world, plus set schedules or add optional voice control using optional Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices. Watch this video to learn how to use the My Leviton app - including downloading and setup.

If you're unsure about wiring a device, please consult an electrician. If you have questions, please email SASupport@leviton.com. To learn more, visit http://leviton.com/decorasmart

Monday, July 3, 2017

Plug Load Control Devices- Simple Energy Management



Whether you’re upgrading an existing layout or configuring an entirely new system, P&S® Plug Load Controllable Devices help keep it simple. From code-required permanent markings that make them easy for end users to identify, to the ability to wirelessly control them via traditional occupancy sensors, these devices take installation, convenience and simplicity to a new level.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Leviton Presents: How To Connect Amazon Echo To Decora Smart With Wi-Fi For Voice Control



Decora Smart with Wi-Fi and the My Leviton app offer an exciting selection of intelligent dimmers, switches, outlets and plug-in products for automated control of lights, motor loads, appliances and more. The Leviton Decora Smart home automation products allow you to control devices from your smartphone or tablet from anywhere in the world, plus set schedules or add optional voice control using optional Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant devices. Watch this video to learn how to integrate your Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap, Look, Show, or Alexa-enabled devices to your Leviton Wi-Fi lighting controls. "Alexa, turn all lights on".

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Digital Pocket Thermometer



Our ET05 is a digital thermometer that takes ambient and direct-contact readings in both Fahrenheit (°F) and Celsius (°C) scales.The rugged, portable design makes it the choice of HVAC field service teams. The protective sheath cleverly serves as a handle to extend reach.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Schneider Electric Unica In-Wall Bluetooth Receiver



Enjoy your favorite music over superior speakers wirelessly with the Schneider Electric Bluetooth In Wall Bluetooth Receiver. The Unica in-wall Bluetooth receiver can be paired with any Bluetooth device such as tablets, laptops, mobile phones etc. Play music from any source on your device, like internet radio or streaming services such as Spotify or Deezer. You can also connect devices that don’t have Bluetooth using the AUDIO IN option. The receiver can be connected to two or more speakers of any model, type or brand

Monday, June 12, 2017

Leviton Presents: Just Cool Off



After a long workout, hitting that switch can be hard. See how Decora® Digital can help!

Learn more about Decora® Digital: http://leviton.com/decoradigital

Friday, June 9, 2017

Square D Whole Home Surge Protective Devices. Everything Electrical Is Protected



Square D Whole Home Electronics Protective Devices are compact and affordable surge suppressors designed for installation in any manufacturer's residential load center. Learn more, http://www.schneider-electric.us/surge

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

LCS3 : 3 Dimensions Of Excellence, Performance Scalability And Efficiency.



LCS3 System offers copper and fiber global solutions for structured cabling both in Data center and LAN, with the highest level of performance.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

SteriGuard Antimicrobial Wiring Solutions



When it comes to reliable antimicrobial protection, SteriGuard wiring devices go all in -- storing antimicrobial growth inhibitors directly inside the products themselves. The additives are then gradually released to the surface, providing continuous, long-lasting protection against the growth of bacteria, molds, mildew, and fungi.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Leviton Virtual Tour Of Oil Rig



Check out a virtual tour of a land-based drilling rig and see how Leviton Rhino-Hide electrical connectors provide the durability, reliability, and long-lasting performance that’s needed in harsh oil and gas environments.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Greenlee G6 Turbo™ Puller



Hands Down. Faster. Period. Up to 60% faster compared to the competition*. Be more efficient and pull heavy loads up to 6,000 lbs at faster speeds reducing downtime.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hoist Tips



This video will show you some tips to using the Klein Tools’ hoists, including Web-Strap Ratchet Hoist, Hoist with Hot Rings, Hoist Deluxe. Visit http://www.kleintools.com/ for more info

Monday, May 22, 2017

Bolt Retention Bag



Our Bolt Retention canvas pouch helps keep 1/2'' and 1'' bolts and nuts safely inside for protection when working at height. Made of sturdy No. 4 canvas and a double bottom for long life. Two D-rings on the front for attaching tool tethers.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Electrical Consulting Services To Keep Your Operations Running!



Find out how properly maintaining and optimizing your electrical distribution can improve profitability, decrease unplanned downtime, and reduce risks. Discover more in our page http://spr.ly/605689XZA #EcoStruxure

Saturday, May 13, 2017

EcoStruxure™ ADMS: Smart Grid Management



Today, grid operations are tested when superstorms hit and disrupt our energy-dependent lives. With EcoStruxure Grid, operational teams are better prepared for severe weather and its impact on renewable production. The architecture supports a fully digitized ecosystem, synchronizing all energy players, at all points of the grid, through innovation at every level. http://spr.ly/605889dF6

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Limit Switches



Overview of the 2 styles of limit switches and an example of an application they could be used in (a boom gate to determine the maximum opening and closing limits)

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Cable Skinning Utility Knife



Cable skinning is very damaging to blades. Our new folding Cable Skinning Utility Knife has a replaceable sheepsfoot blade. After a long session of cable skinning, just replace the blade and get back to work. Learn more at http://www.kleintools.com/

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Save Energy This Earth Month



Control your lights, shades, and thermostats remotely to save energy this Earth Month.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Lutron Caséta Wireless Works With The Google Assistant



Your talking encyclopedia, personal DJ and 24/7 assistant is now a voice-activated light control for your entire home.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Leviton Systems For Power Over Ethernet



Leviton's structured cabling systems meet the need for higher bandwidth and power, while limiting the temperature rise in large cable bundles. They are designed and tested to be compliant with all current and draft IEEE PoE standards, Power over HDBaseT, and IEC 60512-99-001. And Leviton Altas-X1™ Cat 6A connectivity has been tested to deliver 100-watt PoE, as defined in the draft IEEE 802.3bt (Type 4) standard.

You can learn more about Leviton’s solutions at Leviton.com/POE

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Powerpact 4 Smart Panel



We now manufacture Powerpact 4 boards with Smart Panel technology. Based on a standard 6 or 12 way Powerpact 4 panel board. Find out more, http://spr.ly/60508j6Lq

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Introducing Google Gnome



The smart yard has finally arrived -- Meet Google Gnome. See how Gnome can transform your yard: https://g.co/googlegnome.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Schneider Electric - Life is On



Schneider Electric is a global leader in energy management and automation, with sustainability at the core of the company. At Schneider Electric we believe that access to energy is a basic human right. Our technologies ensure that Life is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment. Life is on when life is energized, efficient and connected. Schneider Electric makes life safe, reliable, efficient, sustainable and connected.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Buffalo Chicken Mozzarella Sticks



BUFFALO CHICKEN MOZZARELLA STICKS
Servings: 16

INGREDIENTS
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups shredded chicken
½ cup buffalo hot sauce
2 cups mozzarella cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 1-ounce packet of dry ranch dressing mix
2 cups all-purpose flour
6 eggs, beaten
3 cups seasoned bread crumbs
Oil, for frying

PREPARATION
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients with a fork until smooth and evenly mixed.
Transfer to an 8x8 baking dish lined with parchment paper. Smooth the mixture out with a spatula so that it’s evenly spread in the dish.
Freeze until solid, at least one hour.
Working quickly, remove the solid mixture from the sheet and cut into 4-inch x 1-inch rectangles (there should be 16 in an 8x8 dish).
One by one, bread each stick by coating in flour, then dredging in egg and then bread crumbs. Dip once more in the egg, then once more in the bread crumbs, and transfer to a baking dish.
Heat the oil to 375˚F/190˚C.
Carefully lower about three or four of the coated sticks into the oil and fry for about 30 seconds, until golden brown. Continue this until all of the sticks are fried.
Serve warm with ranch dip.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Atlas-X1 Connector Integrity For Power Over Ethernet



Leviton's structured cabling systems meet the need for higher bandwidth and power, while limiting the temperature rise in large cable bundles. And Leviton Atlas-X1® Connectors are designed to mitigate potential issues related to PoE, such as electrical arcing damage and higher temperatures.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mechanical Resistance. Harmony, Obviously



Perform your Industrial applications with our push-buttons, designed against lateral shocks up to IK06. Secure and stable with 3-points fixation and special shake-resistant screws

Friday, March 10, 2017

Monday, March 6, 2017

UL943 Self-Test GFCI End of Life



A demonstration of the responses to end of life simulations in circuit breakers and receptacles with GFCI technology.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

APC by Schneider Electric Surge Arrest



Protection against lightning and harmful power surges for home and business electronic equipment.

Monday, February 27, 2017

360° VIDEO - Rhode Island Side-by-Side Burn Demonstration



The National Fire Protection Association filmed this live burn/fire sprinkler demonstration in East Greenwich, Rhode Island, using a 360-degree camera. The video underscores how rapidly fire spreads in today's homes and how quickly home fire sprinklers, a requirement in all U.S. model building codes, can extinguish the flames.

For optimal viewing, access the video via the YouTube app on your phone and maneuver your device in different directions to see various aspects of the event. Watching the video on a Google Chrome web browser is also recommended.

For more information on home fire sprinkler requirements in your state or region, visit NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative site, http://www.FireSprinklerInitiative.org.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

How Often Do I Need To Test My Fire Alarm?


Most home and office owners install these to enhance overall safety measures which can benefit you in several ways. Irrespective of whether there is a smoke or beginning of a fire, the alarm will sound and help save many lives.

People are taught to react to the fire alarm by using special fire exit ways to reach safer ground. This is where and how fire exit signs help. Proper signs help people identify which way to go in order to reach safety. However, simply installing fire systems may not be enough. It is also important to test alarms regularly. Here's what you should keep in mind,

Once Every Few Months

Typically, depending on the kind of premises you are using the fire alarm system for, you should get it tested once every few months. If you are using the system in an average size office space, once every two months should be good enough.

If you are wondering how often to test the system in a warehouse full of goods, once every month or two months should be alright. Smaller premises like private residences or small offices can get away with testing once every three months. It helps to consult the maintenance company or place you bought the system from in order to get a better idea though.

It Depends on The Brand

Every brand will offer after sales services to service and check their fire alarm systems. Furthermore, every brand will have its share of dos and don'ts to follow too. You should read the manual of your particular system and see what the experts say. This will help ensure that you are following the correct care instructions and it will help your system to last longer.

The Kind of System Matters

The more advanced or complex your fire system, the more care it will need. A very high system should be serviced and tested every few weeks.

If you have an advanced alarm system it probably means that your premises needs more protection and faces a greater threat of fire. That is why you probably chose the system to begin with. If you have a simple system that is easy to use and install, maybe testing it once every few months should be sufficient.

The reason it is important to test advanced systems regularly is because you need to ensure every part of the system is in proper working condition. The more complicated the system, the more the wires and technology that need proper support.

What Does your Technician Say

You probably have a professional electrician or technician whom you consult when it comes to your fire alarm system, installation of fire exit signs, wiring and more. See what your technician says when it comes to the aspect of testing your alarm system. Some professionals may advise a monthly testing while others may seem once every three to four months is also enough.



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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Altivar Process Water Wastewater Success Story



Herning Water Utility has turned to Altivar Process to help them optimize their process and reduce their energy consumption.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Platform Of The Future - MG350 Smart X Actuator



This video describes the customer benefits of this new product offer from Schneider Electric - MG350, SmartX Actuator, Valves and Actuators, and Schneider Electric Field Devices.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Tools That Power America’s Passion Mardis Gras



Join us in exploring iconic events nationwide that showcase the always impressive – and sometimes unusual – work that Klein-equipped professional electricians perform to make it all happen.

American depends on electricity. Electricians depend on Klein Tools. See more events at www.kleintools.com/america

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Burn Care Specialists Detail The Realities Of Home Fires



Dr. James Gallagher and Jamie Heffernan with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City describe the painful aftermath their patients endure following home fires.

The solution to diminish these tragedies exists. Home fire sprinklers play a significant role in reducing death and injury from fire. Take action to support the mandatory use of this technology by visiting NFPA's Fire Sprinkler Initiative website, http://www.FireSprinklerInitiative.org.

Monday, February 6, 2017

What Follows A Burn Injury? Specialists Detail Recovery Efforts



Survivors injured by home fires endure a lifetime of recovery. Dr. James Gallagher and Jamie Heffernan with the William Randolph Hearst Burn Center in New York City describe the aftermath their patients face and the healing power of linking survivors with their peers.

Home fire sprinklers have the power to prevent a lifetime of recovery. Help advocate for the use of this technology in your community by sharing these stories of loss and survival.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Nurse Call Integration


A Nurse Call System allows patients in health care settings to alert a nurse or other health care staff members when they are in need of assistance. A signal alerts staff at the nurse's station, and usually, a nurse or nurse assistant responds to such a call. Most systems simply beep or buzz at the station or flash an alert on a computer screen. This requires a staffer to constantly monitor the system at the nurse's station or actually visit the patient's room to determine the patient's needs.

Nurse Call Integration is an application that connects Nurse Call Systems to mobile communication systems and other communication platforms. This is done through a real-time communication system often called nurse call integration middleware. Middleware is powerful technology that provides the messaging backbone for critical alarm and event management in thousands of hospitals today. Nurse Call integration enables the Nurse Call System to send its many alerts, in a message format, to mobile and other communication devices.,br.

There are currently many different types of communication devices in use at hospitals today. These devices include pagers, DECT phones, Wi-Fi enabled phones, email enabled devices, Smart phones, LED display signs, Cell phones and traditional desk top phones. Each of these devices provides varying levels of messaging capability. Most will display a text message which typically includes the location or room number and the time the alarm was initiated, as well as the type of alarm generated. Some systems allow hospital staff to communicate directly to the patient, while more sophisticated devices allow the staff members to acknowledge, decline, escalate or forward the messages.

Nearly all nurse call integration middleware applications allow for multiple connections to disparate alarm and communication systems. In addition to nurse call systems, it provides a common platform for linking your mobile staff with point-of-care alerts from patient monitoring, pulse oximetry, ventilators, infant abduction, lab systems, as well as safety systems for fire, security, building management, and others. Not only does it streamline communication, but it simplifies the IT hassles involved with managing many disparate systems. These systems also provide comprehensive reporting of all events, including time/date stamps, recipients, and their responses.

There are many reasons for hospitals to implement Nurse Call Integration systems. They allow hospital staff to be mobile and more efficient by reducing unnecessary trips to the nursing station or the patient's room. Direct communications between patients and nurses reduces the response times to patient requests helping to increase overall patient and staff satisfaction. All of these things combined can lead to improved patient safety and can even mean the difference between life and death.



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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The Benefits Of The Standard StruxureOn Offer For Cloud-Based Data Center Monitoring



At the recent DatacenterDynamics ZettaStructure in London, Henrik Leerberg, Director of Offer Management at Schneider Electric, talks about the benefits of Schneider Electric's free Standard StruxureOn offer. Among its many benefits, it includes real-time equipment and environmental monitoring as well as alarm management. for cloud-based data center monitoring. #InnovationAtEveryLevel

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UPS Failure Is Not An Option



Learn how to manage and monitor your UPS LifeCycle to protect the critical data and applications your UPS is meant to protect!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Home Alarm Systems Are Kid Friendly


Home alarm systems are kid friendly; they have come a long way with today's technology. They are easy to understand and easy to arm or disarm. The security system is able to protect both the residence and the family from break-ins; smoke or fire and they can make a child home alone feel safe. More than making them feel safe as long as the system is armed they are safe, since there are trained professionals monitoring the security system for any alerts.

The child or teenager that comes home before their parents can disarm the alarm system with the use of a key chain pad, which means no false alarms because the child did not make it to the wall pad in time. This can make them feel confident about using the home security system, which means they will arm the system when leaving home or coming in the house alone. That means parents don't have the fear of them being in an unsafe house until they arrive home, which a stranger might be able to enter.

Home security systems give parents piece of mind, knowing when they cannot be at home before the kids they are protected from strangers, break-ins, smoke and fire. This is important when children are old enough to be home alone and do not want a babysitter, but parent's work schedules don't permit being home when the child gets home.

Security systems have outward signs that the residence is protected, because there are decals for the windows and doors, plus a sign for the yard. Criminals look for these signs at a house, apartment or condo, before choosing it to break into. They know the risk of attempting to rob this type of residence, because the monitoring center will receive a signal that the alarm has gone off and alert the authorities. What that means to a criminal is that they only have minutes to leave the area or be caught, which makes them pass by the residence that has an alarm system. It just is not worth the risk of being caught for burglary of a home and when there are children at home it means they are much safer. Criminal elements checkout a house or apartment before breaking in, this is because they want to know that the residence is empty in most cases. They do not want to risk anyone being at home, so they watch for signs for it to be empty, but when it is protected by an alarm system they are not that brave.

Every parent wants to protect their children and the way to ensure they are as safe as possible at home is to protect the home with a security system, with monitoring. The alarm will be triggered twenty-four hours a day if anyone tries to break-in or if there is smoke and fire. Kids are safe when home alone or when the entire family is sleeping and there is an event, while the family gets to a safe place, the monitoring center is alerting the authorities.



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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Tips In Choosing Your Residential Or Commercial Electrician


There are a sheer number of projects that you can do inside your properties. But works that involve the electrical system is best left to an expert so as not to compromise the safety and well-being of your loved ones and your property. When electrical issues are present in residential, commercial or industrial buildings, you need to call in a professional and licensed electrician.

Choosing a reliable electrician is important. To help you in your search, here are some questions you can ask your prospective power expert:

What appropriate licenses do you have? This is the first thing you should ask because electrical work is a high-risk job. You would not want electrical jobs in your property to cause accidents or even fatalities. Appropriate licenses will prove a true professional electrician. While this varies from one state to another, you would know if your chosen electrician is qualified to do the work or not. Additionally, you would know if you need to get a permit before the electrical job commences.

Do you have insurance to cover the job? Due to the nature of electrical works, accident may happen as a result of his work. Know that insurance will not only ensure your electrician's safety but also take responsibility for whatever damage the job may cause to your property. Safety should be the primary concern here.

What other electrical works have you done in the past? In most cases, the variety of electrical works that your chosen professional has done will suffice. For the technical works that you require, opt for a professional who has extensive experience.

Who will work with you? When you are hiring from a firm, they usually have a roster of electricians. It is a good idea to ask who will work inside your home or office. The one you are talking to when you inquire may not be the person who will do job. So talk to the actual electrician who will perform the electrical works before hiring the firm.

Can you provide some references? Note that quality of a company's work and professionalism can be seen through the references they will provide. Those who have been in the business for a long time will readily show you their extensive list of past and current clients.

The process of choosing an electrician should not be rushed. This needs careful research and vetting in order to guarantee both safety and quality work. Before making a final choice, ask the questions above



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Monday, January 9, 2017

Friday, January 6, 2017

Barnaby @ Home: Testing Amperage



With the tenants moving in to the house in two days, Barnaby and his crew work on testing the amperage of a microwave.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

How To Test Your Smoke Detector



Testing a smoke detector involves climbing up a secured stepladder, hitting the test button on the device and holding it down until it sounds the alarm. Discover ways to wire a smoke alarm to all other smoke warning devices in a home with tips from a home repair specialist and remodeling contractor in this free video on home improvement.