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CONTENTS

PUBLISHER

Danny J. Salchert OFFICE MANAGER

Anita Salchert ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER

Jerry DiChiara jerryd@epsmag.net CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Derek Gaylard

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CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Richard Lawrence CIRCULATION DIRECTOR

Pam Fulmer

FEATURES 6 Time to Go Solar? By Richard Lawrence

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TOP PRODUCTS 16 This year’s Top Products in the Electrical Industry market

DEPARTMENTS 40 Ad Index

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FEATURE • NABCEP

Time to Go Solar? By Richard Lawrence, Executive Director, NABCEP

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ccording to the latest quarterly reports by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and GTM Research, the total cumulative installed photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States are expected to top 10 GW of capacity at the close of 2013. The industry is on track to install enough solar to power over 850,000 homes in 2013. This represents a 30% growth in the market from last year’s figures, which, while substantially less than the 76% growth seen from 2011 to 2012, is still an impressive rate of growth in an otherwise turbulent economy. The average price of a solar electric panel has fallen 60% since early 2011, and the installed cost of a solar electric system is half of what it was in 2010. During the same time period a variety Continued on ofpage new8 6

financial structures, and growing interest by large investors, has provided capital to finance projects of all sizes. While most people will save more money in the long term by purchasing a system outright, to-

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day home and business owners can have solar installed on their roof with no upfront costs and immediately lower their electricity costs through a lease or power purchase agreement. It’s hard to argue


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tunities all across the country. The top ten states for PV installations in Q2 2013 include Arizona in the Southwest; New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts in the Northeast; North Carolina in the Mid-Atlantic; Colorado in the Rockies; and Hawaii in the Pacific. Opportunities abound, particularly in regions with abundant sunshine in the Southwest and high electricity costs up and down the Eastern Seaboard. For the first time ever the industry is seeing signs of growth in markets that do not have strong state and/or utility subsidies for solar. Electricians and electrical contractors are needed on nearly every PV project. As the PV industry grows, so does the demand for skilled electrical workers. While a traditional education and career pathway in the electrical trades provides invaluable experience for working in solar, PV projects require specialized knowledge and skills that often necessitates additional training and with those economics. California is still where most of the ac- time to master. Getting started in PV is tion is, however, there are growing oppor- analogous to an experienced residential

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contractor going to work as a lineworker for a utility. Many of the principals are the same, but the tools, theories, equipment, and practices are unfamiliar. Not only will you be dealing with high voltage DC that is always live during daylight hours, the system designs must take into account such things as the record low temperatures that have historically occurred in the location where the equipment is being installed because the voltage of PV modules increases with decreasing temperature. Safety factor calculations must take into account the possibility that more than “one sun” worth of sunlight might shine on a panel as light can be reflected from clouds, buildings, or snow. And, in addition to the electrical work, an experienced PV professional must understand, size, install, and maintain mechanical equipment needed to attach the modules to the roof or mount them on the ground. Novel situations arise even when installing seemingly simple components like disconnect switches – Continued on page 12


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the PV system is installed on the load side of the service entrance, but it is a source of power, should the DC conductors from the panels be wired to the line side or the load side of the switch? What about the AC disconnect which has a source of power on both sides of the switch? Many electrical training institutions offer continuing education courses in solar, and more and more are incorporating the fundamentals of PV in the standard curriculum. Solar training is also available through local community and technical colleges and private training organizations. Those new to solar, whether veteran contractors or young apprentices, should start with a course that covers the fundamentals of solar technology. NABCEP has nearly three hundred educational institutions that are registered to deliver the NABCEP PV Entry Level Exam following a course based on the NABCEP PV Entry Level Learning Objectives. The learning objectives are designed to provide a fundamental understanding of the science, technology, and applications of PV, and a solid introduction to the design and installation of the electrical and mechanical components of a system. Those looking for a more advanced learning experience will likely need to seek out an organization that specializes in renewable energy education. As the solar industry has evolved, so have the training courses. Classes designed for people working on large commercial and utility scale projects are now available from some 12

providers, as are classes in operations and maintenance, off-grid systems, and PV technical sales. In addition to actual PV installation experience, advanced level PV training is required for anyone seeking NABCEP PV Installation Professional Certification. Certification provides customers, and potential employers or business partners, with verification from an independent third party that you have the knowledge and experience required to do the job correctly. Certified solar professionals must obtain continuing education to stay certified. Excellent training on industry best practices and new products and services are available from a growing list of equipment manufactures and training

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organizations that are Registered NABCEP Continuing Education Providers. It’s a pretty sure bet that the sun will come up tomorrow - and with it the power to run our homes, schools, and business. Each new day brings more solar installations and more opportunities for electrical contractors to expand and diversify into this growing market. It’s now easier and more economical than ever for consumers to choose to go solar. Wise consumers choose contractors who not only have strong electrical credentials, but who have also demonstrated solar experience. The future is bright for those who take the time and effort to learn more about PV technology. ❏


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Top Products

2013 TOP PRODUCTS

Each year we choose what we believe are Top Products in the Electrical Industry market. This year is no different. The products and services chosen are each unique, beneficial and reliable in their own right. Having the ability to choose the tools and services that best fits your job description and your work style is what it’s all about. We hope you agree with our choices.

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AEMC® Introduces the NEW 8-Channel Data Loggers Models DL-1080 & DL-1081 The DL-1080 (no display) and DL-1081 (with display) loggers are versatile, powerful and cost effective data loggers handling analog, digital and other types of variables with high resolution and speed. They offer high performance and are easy to configure and operate. They have eight configurable analog inputs that can read thermocouples, Pt100, Pt1000, DC voltage and DC current signals. The DL-1080 and DL-1081 have two relay outputs and eight digital ports individually configurable as inputs or outputs. Up to 128 math channels can be used to perform operations on the measured values. Up to 32 alarm events can be detected, allowing output activations, e-mails and SNMP trap sending. The Model DL-1081 incorporates a color display that can be attached or remotely installed for local indication or configuration. A user friendly configuration software program is included and can be accessed by Ethernet, USB or RS485 and also provides means for online monitoring, logged data downloading, printing and exporting to spread sheets and other formats. For more information, visit www.aemc.com

AllSun Tracker Pallet System The AllSun Tracker self-contained pallet system, released this year, allows for simplified shipping of the solar electric dualaxis tracker directly to the installer or job site. Designed utilizing the rails of the tracker’s frame, the pallet and AllSun Tracker vastly simplifies supply chain management and installation by including the entire tracker and materials needed for a complete installation, reducing procurement time and the cost of sourcing of materials. The fully pre-engineered system can be equipped with 20 or 24 panels and is shipped, free the same day it is ordered. Each tracker includes GPS and wireless technology to precisely follow the sun maximizing production and includes free lifetime monitoring. Designed for projects large and small, the AllSun Tracker has been used for residential installations to 2.1MW farms. AllSun Trackers are designed and manufactured in America. For more information, visit www.allsuntrackers.com

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BMP®41 Label Printer The Brady BMP®41 Portable Label Printer is an exciting new tool for electrical labeling. It has an ultra-rugged, portable design and an impressive variety of industry-specified material options, including both die-cut and continuous labels up to 1” wide. It gives you the versatility to create wire markers, sleeves, patch panel labels, terminal block labels and general ID labels – all with a single portable printer! But it gets even better. The BMP®41 printer has several new features to help you get your labeling jobs done right the first time, so you can save time and money by only printing your labels once. It has built-in templates for common label types, all-in-one cartridge systems that automatically set up your label, and an easy-to-use, ergonomic design with LCD screen and QWERTY style keypad. It’s the ultimate tool for on-to-go electrical labeling! For more information, visit www.BradyID.com/bmp41

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Top Products Low Voltage Pro Whole Job Tester

It is rare event when a totally unique product enters the market that is so technologically advanced and affordable that it can vastly change the testing capability of thousands of cable and device installers. This is the Low Voltage Pro. The Low Voltage Pro is the first tester that recognizes that many low voltage cable installers do a lot more for a living than install and test cables. More and more cable installers are now doing “device” installations… installing IP phones, IP cameras, CCTV equipment. They are working with devices like switches, PoE power, and surroundsound speakers. Cable testing is still a major part of the job buy only one part of the larger job. The LVPro is the “Whole Job Tester.” Start small and grow big… the Low Voltage Pro uniquely allows test apps to be downloaded from bytebrothers.com to expand the power of your tester. You can start with the entry level Model 1 and grow to the robust Model 3 complete with the ability to store and print 250 reports. This means that installers now have a product that can grow with them as their business grows. For more information, visit www.bytebrothers.com

Cablofil® FAS Power™ FB816 Prefab Electrical Assemblies for concrete block walls FAS Power prewired assemblies for concrete block walls save time and make electrical rough-ins easy. Each FB816 is shipped to you pre-wired, fully assembled and ready for rough-in. Each assembly comes with a clear cover to protect pre-wired P&S PlugTailTM connectors during construction and painting. P&S outlets and switches are easily installed at finish. Installation is easy, after cutting the proper sized opening in concrete block, position the assembly and tighten mounting screws within the concrete block cavity to keep in place during mortaring process. FB816 is available with single, double or round plaster rings that adjust to fit block thickness up to 1 ½” raise. All assemblies are fitted with an EMT compression fitting and an optional 2’ EMT stub. All FAS Power assemblies are ETL Listed. For more information, visit www.legrand.us/cablofil

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The CopperWatcher The CopperWatcher is the premier solution to the explosion in electrical wire and air conditioning coil theft for scrap copper. CopperWatcher targets the connections thieves’ compromise to steal electrical wire and air conditioners with unsurpassed reliability. Typically the first thing a thief does before stealing the main feed wires or A/C unit is shut down the high voltage power at the disconnect located next to the electric meter and at the A/C. CopperWatcher supervises power to the structure and A/C. When power is shut off, the CopperWatcher sends a signal to the existing burglar alarm system. The burglar alarm systems loud siren sounds drawing attention to the would-be thieves. CopperWatcher is intelligent enough to tell the difference between a purposeful shut down and a local power outage, and will not send a “false alarm” to the security panel. Saving you a possible fine with your local authorities and the nuisance the audible alarm will cause. CopperWatcher monitors and protects all service feeds and equipment 230/460/480 single or three phase. Approved to connect to all security alarm systems. CopperWatcher is sold through wholesale distribution check with your local wholesaler for availability. For more information, visit www.copperwatcher.com FOR FREE INFO, CIRCLE 42 ON READER SERVICE CARD

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Farho Electric Heaters Farho electric heaters are Aluminum cast Thermal Fluid filled heaters. They can be operated on 240V or 110V with an integrated Thermostat and NTC sensor. Available in two different models, ELEGANCE TDE or XANA XP. The XANA XP model offers the flexibility with the NEXHO NT modular heat control to be operated threw out the world by wireless communication. By having an Aluminum Thermal fluid heaters, that means with the mass of your heating system more is efficient, and low cost efficient. So have your heaters work twice as less than the other manufactures. Farho, is the efficient way the heat your homes around the world! For more information, visit www.farhousa.com

Digital Multimeter – FLIR DM93

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FLIR Systems, Inc. announced the release of the new FLIR DM93, a rugged and advanced True RMS digital multimeter that is specifically designed to help technicians obtain accurate readings on VFD-controlled equipment. Using advanced VFD filtering and shielding, the FLIR DM93 accurately analyzes non-traditional sine waveforms and noisy signals often associated with VFD motors and drive controllers. Also, the built-in LoZ Mode (Low Impedance Input) filter eliminates ghost voltage readings caused by long-run applications. All these capabilities – along with Continuous Data Recording to detect intermittent errors, bright dual-LED worklight, Bluetooth® connectivity to Android™ and Apple® devices, and METERLiNK® connectivity to FLIR IR cameras – help FLIR DM93 users tackle tough diagnostic jobs. For more information, visit www.FLIR.com

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Connect Generators with the InterLock Kit Connect portable and standby generators to home panels with the InterLock Kit. Safe and easy-to-use, the InterLock Kit is designed to provide contractors and homeowners a low cost alternative to a transfer switch. The InterLock Kit is a safe and legal device that allows users to connect their generators to existing panels for quick and convenient use of all original circuits. The InterLock Kit retrofits to any existing panel and requires no additional wall space. Listed to UL Standard 67, the InterLock Kit meets NEC article 702.6 and NFPA 70 requirements. The InterLock Kit is a much-needed product that will save your business time and increase over-all sales. Make more money today by offering your customers the InterLock Kit. Generator InterLock Technologies offers same day shipping on all 30 models. For more information, visit www.interlockkit.com

GPSTrackIt.com Leads the Way for GPS Tracking and Fleet Management Solutions GPSTrackIt.com, a division of Global Tracking Communications, Inc., builds custom GPS tracking solutions that enable businesses and government services to better manage auto and truck fleets, equipment and assets. Founded in 1999, GPSTrackIt.com has emerged over the years as an industry leader in advanced fleet management products. GPSTrackIt solutions combine custom built fleet management software with state-of-the-art GPS tracking devices, real-time monitoring and reporting, and cloud-based information management. Assets, equipment, vehicles and teams are networked into a single, powerful interface that enables thousands of businesses daily to optimize operations and performance. Along with a range of state-of-the-art GPS tracking solutions ideal for for electricians, solar installers, linemen, and remote energy production operators, GPSTrackIt also offers advanced fleet management features such as driver safety alerts, tablet and smartphone integration, route optimization, unlimited data storage, and global satellite coverage. For more information, visit GPSTrackIt.com

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Labor Saving Electrical Brackets HB Brackets new innovative T-5 and T-8 fluorescent highbay fixture brackets have been developed for all types of applications such as warehouses and large commercial retail buildings. These facilities make it difficult to install and level this type of lighting. Typically they are installed with chains or cables, which can lead to the fixtures swinging or misalignment. HB Brackets has created an innovative solution to this typical problem created from outdated installation technique. Our patent pending design ensures that lighting fixtures are level, and installation is quick and easy. Our brackets are self-leveling, which not only makes your facility more attractive with consistent lighting placement, but is also very time-effective. Installation is a simple one person process that saves time and manpower; HB Brackets are made in the USA from 18 gauge galvanized metal and provide the most long term and durable lighting bracket on the market. It is our goal to continue to design innovative products that save labor on installation. For more information,visit www.hbbrackets.com

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HIOKI Model PW3360-21 The newest member of the HIOKI Power Quality family is the compact but powerful PW3360-21. Measurement of single-phase 2-wire, single-phase 3-wire, three-phase 3-wire and 3-phase 4wire circuits has never been easier. In addition the ability to simultaneously measure up to three single-phase, 2 –wire circuits in the same power system is a snap. This lightweight but rugged 4 x 7 inch 19.4 oz unit is the solution for logging even in the most limited space environments. It includes a convenient 3.5 inch TFT color LCD display for easy visual examination of data. The use of a laptop or PC is not required for set up, data review or to change settings. The built-in Quick Set Navigator feature provides user friendly instructions for configuring settings, connecting the instrument, checking connections and starting recording all in a series of easy to understand steps. Should a failure of proper connection notice appear on screen simply move the cursor to the indicator and press the enter key and corrective action tip(s) will appear. In this way, the instrument is able to assist in preventing erroneous settings and connections at the outset thus resulting in saving the user time, money and frustration. For more information,visit www.hioki.com

ICC New 8” Residential Structured Wiring Enclosure Combo ICC is introducing the new 8” residential combo enclosure in six (6) packs. The combo is designed to act as the central distribution point in a residence for phone and video connectivity; perfect for apartments, condos and small townhomes with 2 to 3 bedrooms. ICC’s 8” combo offers the best value in the market today. Each box contains six enclosures, covers, and voice/video modules. Offering the combo in six packs offers convenience and lowers the unit cost of each enclosure compared to buying them individually. The enclosure is made of UL-rated ABS plastic, and the base is designed to be installed between wall studs or wall mounted. The base has knockouts allowing cables to enter and exit from the top, bottom and sides. The cover snaps on with a tab for padlock to prevent unwanted access. The included voice module has a 110 IDC bridged design with 8-ports, allowing phones to be installed in eight locations. The included 2 GHz CATV module has one input and six outputs allowing video to be connected to six locations. For more information,visit www.icc.com/distributor

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New Portable Appliance Tester from Megger Ensures Safe Operation of Electrical Equipment Ideal for portable appliance testing in locations like service workshops, hotels, schools, hospitals, prisons, long term care facilities, construction sites, offices, restaurants and sport facilities, the PAT450 can store up to 10,000 test results. It features 10 A and 25 A bond tests with high duty-cycle designed for fast testing, easy operation and all-day use. The PAT’s 250 V and 500V insulation tests protect sensitive electronics. Because the new PAT450 conforms to the latest European regulations and standards, it enables US companies shipping electrical products internationally to ensure that their exported products will pass import testing. The PAT450 can perform a variety of tests such as an earth bond continuity test; an insulation test; a differential leakage test; a substitute/alternative leakage test; a functional load test; and a hi-pot/flash test. The unit also tests extension and power cords. For more information,visit www.megger.com

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8-port Remote Power Manager from Minuteman The cost of an average service call to reboot a locked device is $350. This is why Minuteman’s remote power manager series has become a favorite of administrators, service techs, and installers thanks to their combination of time saving features and value pricing. The newest in the series, the 8-port RPM1581HVN, is the ideal solution for network administrators who manage one or more remote locations. Once connected to the network, up to 8 devices can be controlled from virtually anywhere using a standard web browser and secure login. Save time, money, and reduce downtime with Minuteman’s RPM1581HVN. For more information,visit www.minutemanups.com

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The CAP-4 Infrared Window Equipped with a Versatile Port for Ultrasound Inspection A multi-technology approach to energized electrical inspections is the ideal way to identify electrical faults. Industrial applications require solutions that meet numerous criteria where safety and performance are of the upmost importance. To accommodate this demand, IRISS took their transparent, CAP-CT-4 and opaque, CAP-C-4, and added the benefits of ultrasound inspection to the window. The CAP-4-US comes fully, equipped with a square 4” IR window and an Ultrasound Port both on one easy to install panel. The viewing area of the CAP-4-US not only provides a 30% increase of FOV over traditional round windows but also provides a method for accessing consistent and quality acoustic data that easily identifies potentially hazardous faults such as arcing, tracking and corona in electrical distributions systems and switchgear. For more information,visit www.iriss.com

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Mitsubishi’s Megapod® Mitsubishi’s Megapod® integrates uninterruptible power supplies, batteries, and critical load cabinets into a single economical back-to-back layout that minimizes total system footprint and installation time. In 2013, Mitsubishi introduced the use of bus bar to replace the cabling previously used. The bus bar is located safely in between the two lineups of components and enables swift and effective connections, making external input and output lines the only necessary cabled connections on site. At the heart of the Megapod® is the 9900B, the industry’s most efficient true online double conversion UPS. Also noteworthy is the Megapod’s use of high-capacity front-terminal batteries, which reduces the quantity of batteries required. Less batteries means fewer batter cabinets, a smaller footprint, and a reduction in the cost of battery monitoring. Lastly, the Megapod’s modular architecture allows UPS units to be added or subtracted as multi-module configuration loads change. For more information,visit www.meppi.com

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QuietWarmth® Film MP Global Products introduces QuietWarmth® Film, a gentle radiant heat system designed specifically for floating wood and laminate floors that installs easily over a subfloor or acoustic underlayment. The roll-out line voltage system features gradual supplemental warmth from low wattage resistance heating of ultra-thin, flexible radiant heat film, using just 6 watts per square foot to accomplish the same outcome as wire products that expend 12 watts per square foot, conforming to warranty requirements of many floating floors. Desirable to many homeowners, the system can increase profits for new construction and renovations. Lightweight and sporting a zero carbon footprint and not requiring any maintenance, QuietWarmth Film is also perfect for floating tile systems such as SnapStone, Avaire and Eclipse brands. QuietWarmth Film is available in four convenient rollout pad sizes (3’ x5’, 3’ x 10’, 1.5’ x 5’ and 1.5’ x 10’) that will accommodate most any layout. Each mat has wires pre-attached for ease of installation. For more information,visit www.quietwalk.com

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Power-One TRIO Power-One, a member of the ABB group, offers the TRIO® 1000VDC string inverter, certified to UL1741. It takes a modular approach to commercial systems for a level of flexibility impossible with larger centralized inverters. Its 1000VDC input and 480VAC output helps reduce balance of system costs as much as 40%. Additionally, they’re small and light weight enabling them to be wall–mounted, avoiding the expense of cranes and concrete pads all without sacrificing industry leading energy harvest. For more information,visit www.power-one.com

Cable Supports from Underground Devices

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The BNT family of cable supports from Underground Devices meets power utility needs for a manhole cable support system that is nonmetallic and nonconductive. These cable supports are an ideal replacement to steel cable racks since they will not rust or corrode, eliminate the need for grounding the cable supports and make the use of insulators unnecessary. Additionally, BNT arms and stanchions have loading capacities comparable to similar heavy duty steel cable racks. Arm installation is safe and simple for the BNT family of cable supports. The arms are secured in place with nonmetallic pins, allowing for installation and removal of the arms without disturbing any cable. The BNT arms also mate with many existing steel stanchions, allowing for a gradual retrofit of existing manholes. For more information, visit www.udevices.com

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Architectural Dimming System The Architectural Dimming System saves users money a number of ways. Most buildings’ lighting systems are over-designed to provide too many lumens (compared to actual need), but the Architectural Dimming System allows users to better control light settings and define a maximum level of lumens. By setting the maximum lumen level to 50%, a 40% energy savings can be realized. Additionally, the Architectural Dimming System’s scheduling presets allow users to create a schedule for when lighting turns on, off, or dims, saving additional money on a user’s energy bill and extending the life of the lamp and lighting equipment. Lastly, combining the Architectural Dimming System with occupancy sensors provides another level of savings, enabling the system to sense when lighting equipment should be turned on, off, or dimmed depending on room occupancy. For more information,visit www.schneider-electric.com

Outdoor Lighting Poles and Brackets

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Utility Metals is known in the industry as a leading manufacturer of outdoor lighting poles and brackets. Our line of stocked adapter, reducers and custom fabricated solutions have solved field problems for many contractors and lighting manufacturers throughout the years, saving many dollars in returned materials or the threat of liquidated damages. Our knowledgeable sales and engineering team collectively can solve most common problems our customers face on the job. We have the capacity and innovative ability to rectify a troublesome project or manufacture a custom product to your drawings and specifications. For more information, visit www.utilitymetals.com

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Top Products

Multimeter Southwire’s 12070T is a UL-certified IP67 water-proof and dust-proof TrueRMS Multimeter with the features Electrician’s need for their go-to, every-day multimeter. While no one expects to take electrical measurements underwater (and we certainly do not recommend trying), all tools are subject to mishaps on the job site. Water-proof to 3ft for up to 30 minutes, the 12070T will certainly handle exposure to rain or getting dropped in a puddle on the jobsite. This CAT IV 600V meter features 1000V input protection, has all the functions a professional electrician commonly needs on the job and is backed by Southwire’s 2-year warranty. For more information,visit www.southwire.com

FieldMate Handheld Communicator

2013 TOP PRODUCTS

Yokogawa announces the release of the YHC5150X FieldMate Handheld Communicator. The YHC5150X FieldMate Handheld Communicator is the latest HART® Communicator from Yokogawa. All HART® field devices can be configured, polled, and trimmed utilizing a Windows Embedded CE™ based system for faster processing and greater storage capacity. All options are standard and no subscription is required. The YHC5150X is a full function, DD Direct, HART® Communicator supporting universal, common practice, and device specific commands for commissioning, configuration, and maintenance operations. For more information, visit www.yokogawa.com

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Advertiser INDEX This advertisers index is compiled as a courtesy to our readers. While every effort is made to provide a complete and accurate listing of companies, page numbers and reader service numbers, the publisher is not responsible for errors.

Company ACSCOUT LLC AEMC INSTRUMENTS ALBER COPORATION AMERICAN PIPE & PLASTICS, INC. ARPI OF USA BATTCON 2014 CONFERENCE BYTE BROTHERS CALIFORNIA TURBO CANADIAN BRASS AND COPPER PROCESSING CO. CONDUIT REPAIR SYSTEMS CONTINENTAL CONTROL SYSTEMS COPPER DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION COPPERWATCHER E-Z METER FARHO USA GENERATOR INTERLOCK TECHNOLOGIES GENSCO GPSTRACKIT.COM HB BRACKETS HIOKI USA

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Company HUGHES BROTHERS, INC. KRENZ & COMPANY LIND EQUIPMENT MEGGER MILLER SAFETY CONSULTANTS, LTD MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC POWER PRODUCTS MP GLOBAL PRODUCTS LLC NABCEP PHASE-A-MATIC PHILIPS EMERGENCY LIGHTING POWER-ONE SOKKIA SOUTHWIRE COMPANY STEELMAN INDUSTRIES THE HOME DEPOT TOSHIBA INTERNATIONAL CORP. UNDERGROUND DEVICES UTILITY METALS YOKOGAWA CORPORATION

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