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Introducing the most advanced family of Fluke clamp meters ever! Engineered for the most demanding conditions. New features increase flexibility, safety, and performance.

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Control the noise around your transformers and switching equipment, and make your neighbors happy with AcoustaWall.

page 8 Industry-Leading quality, professional grade lockout action, and the slimmest profile on the market.

Slim is in.

Shealy Electrical acquires

EMSCO see Shealy Electrical is in North Carolina!



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with Integrated Bypass Altistart 22 TM

Soft start/stop motor control for commerical and light-duty industrial applications

The Altistart 22 soft start/soft stop unit uses both voltage and torque control to provide a soft start and stft stop for three-phase asynchronous motors between 17 A and 590 A.

Be ready for anything. With the most advanced family of Fluke clamp meters ever. Engineered for the most demanding conditions. New features increase flexibility, safety, and performance.



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Fluke Corporation, the global leader in portable electronic test and measurement technology, has introduced the industry’s most advanced, capable and comprehensive family of clamp meters, designed to meet every requirement for testing and maintaining electrical systems, industrial equipment and controls, and commercial and industrial heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment. With this new family of clamp meters, Fluke provides a range of state-of-the-art features to meet even the most demanding requirements for flexibility, safety and performance. These revolutionary and innovative test tools include: Fluke 381 Remote Display True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter, a full-featured meter that features the industry’s first detachable display. Fluke 376 True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meter is designed for testing large industrial motors and other high current applications in the toughest industrial environments. The Fluke 381 and Fluke 376 are shipped with the new Fluke iFlexTM flexible current probe. Fluke 374 and 375 True-rms AC/DC Clamp Meters measure both ac and dc current. The Fluke 375 is designed for use with common motors and drives below 600A. Its low pass filter and ability to measure mV dc make it ideal for industry. The Fluke 374 measures both ac and dc current, which is important for security systems, basic motors and uninterruptible power supply systems. Fluke 373 True-rms AC Clamp Meter - General purpose clamp meter offers durability and accuracy for great value. Fluke iFlex Flexible Current Probes expand the measurement range of compatible Fluke meters to 2500 A ac with ultimate measurement flexibility. The large coil reaches around large conductors and fits between tightly-packed cables. A six-foot cord allows measurement at a distance for easier viewing. Every clamp meter in the family is improved: They feature thinner, smaller jaws for easier use inside crowded equipment cabinets, large backlit displays, true-rms standard and improved overmolding for easier handling and improved survival if dropped. Safety ratings are also improved. The Fluke 381, 376, 375, 374 and iFlex current probes are rated for safe use in hazard category IV (CAT IV) 600 V environments (CAT IV 600 V, CAT III 1000 V) as defined by safety regulators in the US, Canada and Europe. The Fluke 373 is rated CAT IV 300 V, CAT III 600 V. A rating of CAT IV 600 V is required for use in outdoor environments.


The Next Generation of Exothermic Ignition

BURNDY, a leading manufacturer and provider of connector solutions to the industrial, energy, construction, telecommunication, petrochemical, data center, and transportation industries, announces the introduction of the BURNDYWeld QIKLITE battery operated ignition system for exothermic connections. This new system uses innovative technology combined with traditional features and benefits unmatched in the industry. The BURNDY QIKLITE unit is the only remote exothermic system that guarantees ignition 100% of the time. The self contained unit offers a built-in battery life indicator, 6’ igniter cord, and separate buttons for power and ignition. Also, no starting powder is used with this system so emissions are greatly reduced. QIKLITE works with standard molds and weld metal, so contractors and installers can continue to use the same quality BURNDYWeld products and have the option of using a traditional flint igniter or the new QIKLITE system. Another feature is the speed of ignition, with virtually no delay between depressing the “push to operate” button and ignition of the weld metal.

The simple system that uses standard molds and weld metal, and is almost identical to the standard exothermic procedure.

This instant ignition feature offers quick reassurance to the installer, without the delay experienced with other options currently on the market. BURNDY continues to offer solutions to the grounding market and the BURNDYWeld QIKLITE system is another valuable part of BURNDY’s grounding platform of mechanical, compression, and exothermic options as well as a full line of accessory products. For more information on BURNDYWeld QIKLITE and how it can work for you, contact your Shealy Sales Person today!



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For more than three decades, Sixnet has been providing leading industrial and commercial machine-to-machine connectivity to customers and markets worldwide. Sixnet’s flexible solutions enable organizations to cost-effectively increase business productivity by integrating powerful enterprise-class networking and rugged reliability. Sixnet meets the standards of the most demanding industries and commercial applications in industries such as power and energy, banking and retail, transportation, video and security, utilities, military, mobile data, maritime, and more!

INDUSTRIAL CONNECTIVITY Sixnet’s rugged RTUs and I/O provide a simple, yet powerful means to reliably monitor and control remote sites around the clock in the harshest environments. These compact automation systems can start small and grow as needs increase - without requiring hardware replacement. Virtually unlimited scalability means organizations have fewer restrictions on the number of remote sites or devices that are supported. “Best of both worlds” programming combines Windows ease of use with the future-proof security of an embedded Linux Operating System.

I/O Modules


High-resolution I/O with a space saving design - Up to 34 I/O channels in a small, modular footprint - Web browser-based configuration/testing - 1mS I/O polling for fast updates - Embedded I/O concentrator Industry standard protocols offer unparalleled reliability - Two Ethernet ports provide communications redundancy - Multi-drop eliminates the need for switches - RS485 port for polling Modbus devices - Support for Sixnet rel-time ring - Peer-to-peer transfers Redundant power ensures availability - Self-resetting fuses prevent short circuits - Hot swap capabilities reduce downtime Module health and watch dog reporting and monitoring

Industrial RTUs VersaTRAK & SixTRAK Intelligent datalogging and control in one device - Combine PLC, datalogger, industrial computer, and communications gateway functionality - Based on non-proprietary industry standards and open Linux operating system Rugged environmental ratings - UL, CSA, CE, ABS Marine and Zone 2 rated - Supports temperatures ranging from -40 to 70o C Many communication ports - Open protocols enable advanced communication - Modbus, Modbus TCP, IEC60870-5, DNP3, SNMP, Sixnet UDR Scalable automation - Station addressing 16,000 Sixnet or 247 Modbus nodes - Theoretical distributed I/O addressing range 50,000 + Tags Works with a variety of process quality I/O modules - Unlimited I/O expansion - Peer-to-peer I/O transfer capability



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Attractive, effective AcoustaWall brings private, secure silence to your transformer and switching yards Beautifully non conductive, high-performance AcoustaWall makes your transformer installations and switching stations more attractive and less intrusive. It installs quickly and easily around transformer yards, switching installations, work sheds and more! AcoustaWall blocks noise, wildlife, and prying eyes. Best of all, it is not conductive! Attractive and structurally stong, AcoustaWall makes it easy to be a good neighbor. Made of engineered fiberglass planks prefinished in your choice of colors, it’s available in three types built to block or absorb sound, all non-conductive. AcoustaWall performs better than wood, metal, or concrete sound walls and looks better doing it. The product installs faster, and in the event of the inevitable vehicle impact, it’s usually easier and less costly to repair. Non-conductive, including all posts and planks Attractive, available in a range of UV-resistant colors Easily assembled on site with little or no heavy lifting or transportation equipment Heights to 24 feet or even higher Vandal resistant surface Simple, uncomplicated repair of composite profile in the event of vehicular impact Sound absorbing, sculptured planks available to mix and match Effective against noise - high performance and high value Filled or unfilled - filled with recycled crumb rubber for additional effectiveness against sound Manufactured in the U.S.A. Environmentally Wise Will not rust, rot, or corrode and insects won’t eat it

AcoustaWall delivers more noise reduction per square foot per dollar than concrete, wood or metal while looking better, installing faster and lasting longer. Control the noise around your transformers and switching equipment, and make your neighbors happy. AcoustaWall puts sophisticated composite technologies to work to bring you the highly effective, cost efficient and good looking sound wall.

NRC Value


Sound Transmission Class Rating


Fire Resistance


Moisture Resistance


Available in heights up to 28 feet, AcoustaWall restricts the view inside your area, discouraging vandals and helping to exclude wildlife.

Freeze/Thaw Resistance


Graffiti Resistance


Structurally Self-Supporting


The system installs quickly, with only a small work crew and no heavy lifting equipment needed. Even more, it lasts worry free and with little or no maintenance. Ask for the AcoustaWall Product Specifications and Engineering Manual from your Shealy Electrical Sales person and enjoy a little quiet.

Service Life


Maintenance Cost


Hazardous Disposal


Works in Challenging Terrain


Easy Onsite Changes/Adjustments




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Vaporgard LED Series Installation and replacement made simple This contractor friendly design is ideal for both retrofit and new construction applications. These luminaires are installed using the same wall and ceiling mounting modules as existing Vaporgard fixtures

Safe, reliable heat transfer Heatsink - engineered to safely and effectively remove heat from the LED and the driver, while providing durable protection for the optical elements of the fixture. This unique design increases overall flexibility of the luminaire by reducing both driver temperature and junction temperature of the LED arrays.

Unique domeless, low profile design Unique domeless, low profile design for low mounting heights and confined spaces where icandescent and HID based luminaires are too large to fit the mechanical envelope required.

Easy Maintenance and Component Replacement The compact and modular design of the Vaporgard LED allows for both easy component replacement and future upgrade

LED Arrays Four high power multi-die LED arrays provide instant on and full illumination throughout specified operational temperature range. Since LEDs contain no filament or lamp, the fixture can survive even the harshest environmental conditions and exposure to high, repeated vibration.


The Vaporgard LED Series is a perfect example of Cooper Crouse-Hinds innovation.


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Homac Encapsulated Multi-Tap Connector Blocks And Splices Feature Clear PVC for Greater Visibility Thomas & Betts offers the Homac Encapsulated Multi-Tap Connector Blocks and Splices that are encapsulated in clear polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which provides greater visibility for safer, more efficient and more accurate connections.


Their versatile design accommodates cable sizes ranging from #14 AWG to 750 kcmil in standard configurations ranging from 2 to 8 conductors. Customized designs are also available! The Homac Encapsulated Multi-Tap Connector Blocks and Splices are made from high-conductivity alumnium alloy, and are dual rated for use with aluminum or copper cable. Pre-filled with oxide inhibitor, they are rated at 90oC (194oF)/600 volts, are UL listed, and meet or exceed ANSI C119.4 specifications. “The innovative designs of the Encapsulated Multi-Tap Connector Blocks and Splices were developed to ensure safe and proper connections,” said Mike Cawood, product manager with Thomas & Betts. “As with all Homac connectors, the Encapsulated multi-oTap Connector Blocks and Splicesalso are subjected to rigorous quality assurance standards.”

Slim is in. New SmartlockPro Slim GFCIs Install Easily Industry-leading quality, professional grade lockout action, and the slimmest profile on the market make SmartlockPro Slim GFCIs the smartest choice in ground fault circuit interrupter protection. Faster and easier to install in any wallbox because depth is reduced, the slim GFCIs flush count to the wall with minimal protrusion for a sleek, finished look. Enhanced features include external back wiring for positive indication the wire is properly seated, exceptional resistance to wire pullout, and the ability to withstand high torque.

The SmartlockPro Protection Advantage Patented Reset Lockout

LED Indicator for Line-Load Reversal

The Reset Lockout feature provides an end-of-life indication and prevents reset if a SmartlockPro GFCI is damaged so that it cannot respond to a ground fault. Competitive GFCIs may allow reset even if they are no longer providing protection. The SmartlockPro RESET button will not engage if:

If a SmartlockPRO GFCI is miswired during installation (line-load reversal) it cannot be reset. The green LED will be ON to indicate a line-load reversal. One the GFCI is properly wired and can be reset, the LED acts as a power indicator that remains ON as long as the GFCI is operating correctly and providing power. Unlike some other designs that employ a one-time feature, Leviton’s line-load reversal protectio nis not lost or disabled after intitial installation.

The GFCI is miswired to to reversal of the line and load levels There is no power being supplied to the GFCI The GFCI cannot pass internal test



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Shealy Electrical EMSCO acquires


Shealy Electrical Wholesalers is pleased to announce its recent acquisition of EMSCO a leading distributor and manufacturer of innovative solutions for OEM, Industrial, Commercial, Utility, Automation, and Residential markets throughout North Carolina.



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For over sixty five years, Shealy Electrical has been committed to providing professional distribution throughout the electrical industry. We provide a wide range of electrical components and solutions for the Construction, Utility, Industrial OEM-MRO, and Automation markets throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. The acquisition provides customers with access to service offerings such as: - 24 Hour Emergency Service - Over $10 Million in Inventory - National Contract Solutions - Integrated Supply Contracts - Electronic Data Interchange - On Site Training - Customizable Stock Numbers - Cost Savings Reports - Tool Crib Management - Just-In-Time Management - Product Specialists - Daily Deliveries - Product Modification - Kitting Capabilities - Electronic Invoicing

But Wait - There’s More!

Shealy’s acquistion of EMSCO means even more value added services for customers! “The Manufacturing experience that EMSCO brings to Shealy opens the door to a world that we haven’t explored before,” said Bill DeLoache, President of Shealy Electrical Wholesalers. “We are excited to enter the North Carolina market, and we are excited to be able to provide our customers with even more valued added services.” - 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design - Printed Circuit Board Design and Fabrication of THR and SMT Multi Layer - ZILOG Micro Processor Support and Programming - Certified ABB VFD Start-Up - Custom Din Rail Assemblies - Custom Marking and Engraving - Custom Interface Modules - Access to UL508A - Custom Control Cabinet Builds - Prototyping - Complete Cable and Wire Harness Capabilities - ISO 9001 Methods Certificate of Compliance and Traceability - Solar Cable Manufacturer - UL1449 Combiner Box Capabilities

Clinton, NC 910-592-5776

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Dunn, NC


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401 West Academy Street | Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526 Keith Blalock Brenda Draughon Chris Howard Peter Janke Costa Malahias Peter Mahoney Scott Mullins John Peele Danny Woodlief

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The Circuit - 2011 First Quarter  

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Newsletter

The Circuit - 2011 First Quarter  

Shealy Electrical Wholesalers Newsletter