Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

 

Circuit BreakerDesigned to automatically monitor ground-fault circuit interruption (GFCI) status, Eaton’s new wall receptacles and circuit breakers protect detect and against ground faults in damp or wet locations by automatically running self-test diagnostics. Engineered to enhance safety and electrical code compliance in residential, healthcare, institutional, commercial and industrial applications, the Eaton solutions meet recent revisions to the CSA standard C22.2 No. 144.1 Ground-fault circuit interrupters.

“Connecting and protecting electrical loads is crucial to safe, reliable and efficient power management within a facility or at home,” says Grayling Love, Senior Product Line Manager at Eaton. A status indication light on the receptacle notifies users if a device is rendered inoperable and requires replacement, while a second indication light notifies users of a trip condition. For ease of use, the solutions have been designed with a horizontal test/reset button alignment to provide a larger unobstructed area.

To simplify installation, the new Eaton devices incorporate updated electronics within the same form and fit as previous generation devices. The devices will be incorporated into Eaton enclosures designed to meet CSA C22.2 No.144.1. Further, an automatic grounding system eliminates the need for bonding jumper within a grounded metal enclosure. To help ensure personnel safety, Eaton strongly encourages customers to continue to perform routine manual tests of their devices to supplement the new auto-monitoring functionality.

For application flexibility, the self-test GFCI receptacles are available in hospital grade, tamper or non-tamper resistant versions, with weather resistance or feature a blank face, a switch or nightlight with the receptacle. A wide range of colour and enclosure options is also available to meet specific design needs.

Find out more: www.eaton.com

 Other Products:

Eaton Offers Efficient Asymmetric Lighting Solutions for Large Open Spaces

Eaton’s LED Roadway Luminaire: High Performance, Energy Savings and Affordability

Eaton’s Halo LED Recessed Downlights for Slope Ceiling Applications

Eaton’s Energy Efficient Linear LED Luminaire Provides High Efficacy and Cost Effective Illumination to Open Ceiling Environments

Eaton High-Performing Ambient LED Luminaire

Eaton’s Downlighting LEDs Add Brightness Control, Up to 80% Energy Savings

Eaton Relay Helps Achieve New Level of Energy Awareness, Safety and Diagnostics

Eaton Laser-Etched Labels Help Authentication, Combat Counterfeiting

Eaton’s Award Winning LED Parking Garage Luminaire

Eaton’s J-Hook Colour ID Products for Data Centre and Light Commercial Cable Applications

Eaton Electric Vehicle Charging Stations: New Cord Connected Home Charger

Eaton’s New Variable Drive Series

 

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Irwin Beron RAB Design has announced the retirement of President, Irwin Beron.  After 50 years in the lighting industry, Irwin has decided to step down as President and hand over the reins to his eldest son, David Beron.  David will assume the position of President, effective immediately.  Irwin will remain on as Chairman, which will allow him to enjoy some well-deserved rest and relaxation with his lovely wife Lynette and seven grandchildren, yet still free to impart his many years of experience and expertise whenever possible as Chairman of RAB Design. Irwin has been serving as President of RAB Design Lighting since 2002.  He acquired the company during a difficult period and through grit, determination and hard work, turned it around to make it one of Canada’s most respected lighting companies.

 

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Electricians Provide Assistance in TD Centre's 50th Anniversary Illumination Project

Contractors Guild, Ainsworth, Symtech, Plan and ACML donated their services to temporarily reconfigure the buildings' automated lighting systems, while a crew of staff and volunteers worked to open and close blinds on over 6,000 windows across the TD Centre's five towers to create the message "Less is more or" in 100-foot-tall lights.

A media statement called it the largest public art project of its kind undertaken anywhere in the world.

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CSA

 

By William (Bill) Burr

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Rule 56-102 outlines that there are three types of optical fibre cables.



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Wind technicians have been working to keep Canada’s turbines turning for a long time now.

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Sitting on 25 meter tall lattice work towers, these machines were less than a third of the height of most tubular wind turbine towers today. However, many of the same skills learned on these first sites are still relevant today even though the technology has certainly progressed.

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 Gordon MacDonald is a cheerful, driven individual who loves to be challenged, a trait that suits him well as a lighting specialist overseeing retrofit projects for Rexel in New Brunswick and P.E.I. He also has had a unique introduction to the field he now works in. 

Gordon was born and raised in Moncton, New Brunswick and has lived there for most of his life. He has an incredibly busy home life that extends to his children, stepchildren and grandchildren. Beyond family life he enjoys “playing guitar and piano, going target shooting, cooking BBQ, trying new foods and learning new things.”

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