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Danny J. Salchert OFFICE MANAGER

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Pam Fulmer

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Continuing Education: The Lifeblood of Electrical Contractors As an experienced generation of electricians retires and new technologies emerge, ongoing education is required to satisfy NEC Code and win jobs

TOP PRODUCTS 12 This year’s Top Products in the Electrical Industry market

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Capital Tristate

Continuing Education:

The Lifeblood of Electrical Contractors As an experienced generation of electricians retires and new technologies emerge, ongoing education is required to satisfy NEC Code and win jobs MORE THAN EVER TODAY, continuous education is the lifeblood of electrical contractors – it is necessary not only for doing business but also for staying on top of industry trends. Technologies – such as LED lighting, lighting controls, and whole home automation, as well as advances in generators and transformers – increasingly require ongoing education from electricians to win bids, meet demand, and stay competitive. As such, filling any gaps in knowledge is essential to successfully take on jobs, meet code, and get referrals. Complicating matters, veteran electricians are rapidly retiring, leaving many trainees with the challenge of meeting NEC Code largely without experienced mentors and traditional apprenticeships. Even when contractors are familiar with electrical codes, this does not mean that they have the expertise or hands on experience to select a variety of equipment new to the industry or size, install, or diagnose specialized industrial/commercial equipment. To meet construction deadlines, electrical contracting firms also often require a team that is cross trained in various skillsets.

Training in safety techniques can also be a matter of life and death for electricians. For instance, arc flashes are some of the most deadly incidents within the electrical industry, and two-thirds of arc flashes are the result of worker error. With apprenticeships and on the job training increasingly scarce as experienced electricians retire, the gap in qualified instruction is not filled with video instruction

alone. Video training and webcasts can be ad hoc, incomplete, and lack the ability of providing hands on instruction, correction, and interaction. As a solution, the best way to be taught remains in person, hands on, classroom instruction by the most experienced and qualified instructors in the industry. Optimally, master electricians trained in the code with decades of experience provide needed instruction and practical guidance.

Successful Training “Technology has changed in recent years so electricians of any age, even experienced ones, have trouble keeping up without ongoing training,” says Matt Stumpf , Vice President of Operations, Partners Electric Service, Inc., a Lanham, MD based electrical contractor for industrial, commercial, and government related projects. Stumpf points to lighting controls with addressable systems, daylight sensors, occupancy sensors, dimming capabilities, etc. “Lighting controls and fixture packages are about 30-40% of any Continued on page 8 6

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electrical contractor’s business these days and growing. It is also only getting more technical. With smart buildings and intelligent networked systems, every device needs to communicate, as well as be programmed by remote, laptop, or smartphone,” he says. While this market sector is one of the fastest growing for electrical contractors, a lack of ongoing training is a recipe for problems. “Without competent training, lighting is the number one place that contractors can waste labor, time, and money on costly callbacks,” says Stumpf. “Every lighting controls manufacturer does things a bit differently. To keep up to date, Stumpf’s electricians recently took a class with CapitalTristate (soon to be Capital Electric), an electrical distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic States that is dedicated to a series of in-person training sessions on a variety of subjects. The provider trained 27 of Stumpf’s electricians onsite. “The instructor went over all the products of a leading lighting controls manufacturer: what they do, how they work together, how they are wired, the signals sent to different areas, etc.,” says Stumpf. According to Stumpf, the goal was to train his electricians until working with the products of all the major lighting controls manufacturers becomes second nature to them.

Acquiring Practical Expertise While electricians may have familiarity with code, without needed technical expertise in sizing, installation, and troubleshooting, they can still waste time and labor trying to deal with an issue or diagnose a problem that they do not truly understand. “When a generator isn’t running, it is usually a different reason for every one because all the brands have their own operational peculiarities in the field, so you really need to brush up on the technical end of it,” says Ed Walsh, owner of Walsh Electric, an Alexandria, VA based electrical contractor that services commercial, industrial, residential, and government related projects. Walsh had his electricians take a CapitalTristate generator course to enhance their technical expertise. This covers all the basic codes to properly select and install an optional standby system generator, and teaches the accepted methods permitted in 8

the National Electrical Code (NEC) for sizing a permanently installed generator, as well as the proper methods for using each. “The class puts you in a challenging troubleshooting setting, so you can learn to find and efficiently fix problems,” says Walsh. Recently, Walsh sought to deepen his understanding of grounding and bonding. This is a key fundamental of professional electricians that is not always fully understood or correctly implemented in the field. “Grounding and bonding can be a very complicated area, but it is vital to building safety that it is done properly,” he says. “If the grounding and bonding throughout the building is not installed properly and there is a power failure or lightning strike, you can end up with a fire and damaged or destroyed equipment.” So Walsh took a seminar on the subject instructed by Master Electrician and Retired Chief Electrical Inspector Wayne Robinson through CapitalTristate, which walks electricians through the often confusing NEC rules for electrical grounding and bonding to ensure long-term safety and reduced maintenance. “The class took all the mystery out of grounding and bonding, which can be difficult to interpret in the codebook because the code is written as a rulebook and not as an instruction manual,” he says. “This helps when we do a new service installation for a commercial store or office building, so the inspection and construction schedule goes smoothly.” According to Walsh, he notices signifi-

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cant benefits from training with instructors who have decades of field experience, including from the vantage point of inspectors. “The seminar instructor, Wayne Robinson, has been an electrician his entire life and brings that experience into the classroom,” says Walsh. “He talks our language and provides practical examples that make the subject easy to understand and apply.” Robinson, who has instructed numerous NEC Code courses over the past 30 years, provides some perspective on the state of the industry and the need for ongoing professional education. “Today our industry is severely lacking qualified people to do the work and there is so much demand,” says Robinson. “Yet we are losing experienced electricians and foremen to retirement so they cannot mentor apprentices and journeymen on the job.” The result, he says, is that ongoing professional education is needed not only to close the shortfall in mentoring, but also to bring electricians up to speed on new technologies. “For those in the industry that take advantage of ongoing professional education to become good, qualified electricians, the sky is the limit in terms of opportunity,” he concludes. For more information, call (301)-9092630; e-mail events@capitaltristate.com; Fax (301) 735-6279; visit www.capital tristateadvantage.com; or write to Capital Electric, Marketing Dept. at 8511 Pepco Place, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. ❏


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2018 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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Handscope Model OX5042 The compact, shockproof, Handscope Model OX5042 can be comfortably held in one hand. It is an ergonomically designed instrument equipped with a color screen and LED backlighting for precise, crisp data display. Integrated help screens are available at all times to make it simpler to use. The Model OX5042 is equipped with 2 fully isolated 600V CATIII rated channels and combines three measuring instruments in one: • 40MHz oscilloscope, range 5mV to 200V/div • Dual independent 8000-count multimeters • Power and harmonic analyzer out to the 31st harmonic (fundamental between 40Hz and 450Hz) 2MB of storage is available for recording data. In the multimeter mode, it is possible to store graphic recordings of 2700 measurements from 5 min to 1 month. Isolated USB communication with the SCPI protocol is available. This makes it simple to program the instrument remotely with the supplied SX-METRO software. The Handscope is designed for both field and lab use and supplied with current and voltage measurement probes and has a 3-year warranty.

For more information, visit www.aemc.com

The Black Box Control System The Black Box Control System from Growlite by Barron Lighting Group is the horticultural industry’s first large-scale reliable lighting controller coupled with environmental monitoring and complete data logging. The Black Box innovative controls system contains 16 individually controlled rooms/zones with the capability to control up to 3,072 fixtures or lamp circuits. Environmental sensors accurately measure ambient temperature, relative humidity, CO2 and Vapor Pressure Deficit. With the Black Box, grow sites are able to monitor grows, collect data between grows, and access information anywhere through Siemens’ adaptive portal. Growlite’s proprietary, in-house designs are UL Listed. Growlite publishes all IES files and third-party performance data so that you can be confident in the knowledge that Growlite products not only outperform others in the marketplace but that these products are safe as well.

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

The Black Box Control System from Growlite by Barron Lighting Group - the controller solution for your entire horticultural site.

For more information, visit www.barronltg.com

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Bergen High Bay 150 Watt Fixture Job-Site Standard – Bergen K5150

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

Bergen’s 150-watt construction grade Temporary High Bay is an energy saving and long-life solution to replace traditional HID & CFL work lights. Bergen work lights are designed for the jobsite; it features a heavy-duty aluminum die-cast body and stainlesssteel cage while being portable and light weight for ease of use in do-it-yourself and Farm Ag applications. The K5150 also comes with a heavy-duty carabiner snap on hook, Daisy-chain cord, 10ft. 18/3 SJTW power cord and is IP65 rated for indoor/outdoor use and all-weather applications. Additional specs include 20,000 lumens, 5000K color temperature, 360-degree light beam angle and tested for 50,000 life hours. Bergen temporary lights are UL, RoHS and OSHA compliant and come with a 5-year warranty. Along with Bergen’s 150-watt light, a 60-watt and 100-watt are also available.

For more information, visit www.bergeninc.com

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LED S2 Lamp Features of the S2 Lamp • What it is - Low cost LED retrofit lamp • What it replaces – Up to 100W HID lamps Specifications: 32W, 4,200 delivered lumens, 3000K-5000K CCT Primary application - Acorn style post tops or any enclosed space with a mogul socket. Primary setting - Parks, neighborhoods, municipalities, etc.… Key features: Good heat dissipation, wide beam angle, and long life span, very cost effective.

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

The LED S2 has a multiple light emitting surface which provides a wide beam angle of light and ensures good heat dissipation capability. Compared to other bulbs, the heat dissipation capability is increased by 50%. The bulbs standard temperature is around 68°C, which makes it suitable for enclosed luminaires and an excellent choice for areas that require lighting for longer periods of time - like parks, street posts, etc.

For more information, visit www.brexlighting.com

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Self-Connecting Ventilated Cable Trough RKSM

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

Our patented self-connecting ventilated tray system saves installers time and money by allowing them to make a UL classified joint with a single click. Install 20’ of tray in a single snap! All factory fittings and accessories also feature our patented snap in connection making complex assemblies fast and easy. Our variable bend allows the installer to select the exact angle needed between 0 and 90 degrees, eliminating the frustrations with out of square corners or unforeseen obstacles. Our RKSM magic trays even set a certified world record for fasted time to install 1 kilometer or tray while maintaining specified electrical continuity.

For more information, visit www.chalfant-obo.com

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PYROSIT Foam Chalfant Manufacturing Company a member of the OBO Bettermann Group, is proud to introduce our newest FireStop product designed specifically with the electrical industry in mind, PYROSIT Foam. This expanding two component foam is designed to fill an opening up to 12”in diameter or 32”x7” using just our foam.

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

The specially designed formula rapidly expands filling in hard to reach areas and ensuring complete sealing of the penetration for a 2 hour F rating. UL approved for cable, pipe and mixed penetration seals. PYROSIT Foam can be used with our other PYROSIT products like our blocks and plugs to fill even larger areas. All PYROSIT products are UL approved without the need to apply any additional mesh plates or screens.

For more information, visit www.chalfant-obo.com

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KUIKBOX KUIKBOX is an innovative electrical enclosure system, patented and UL listed in the US and Canada, developed to replace multiple components and reduce labor costs in commercial and industrial electrical power drop installations. KUIKBOX replaces electrical gutters, nipples and multiple individual boxes resulting in a professional and cost-effective installation. The hanging front panel design and increased four-inch depth allows fast and easy installation.

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

Each KUIKBOX space accepts standard 4-inch square covers for controls and outlets. Dividers are available for multiple voltage and control sections at individual spaces. KUIKBOX is available in 1 to 6 space (2 to 12 gang) units depending on installation needs. To find out more information visit our website to view product specifications along with a quick video of the installation procedure as compared to a traditional electrical power drop installation.

For more information, visit www.kuikbox.com

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UPhase Wire Markers

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

Gardner Bender’s new U-Phase™ Wire Marker takes simplicity and efficiency to a whole new level. Traditionally phasing or color coding wires involved wrapping the wires in colored tape, but now with the U-Phase™ you are able to simply slide the patented designed marker tip across the wire. The U-Phase™ is perfect for phasing of electrical panels, color coding, identifying and wiring circuits, marking computer cables and countless other applications making it an essential tool for any electrician. Countless Benefits! The U-phase is extremely light weight and easily fits in your pocket or tool belt. The marker’s u-shaped design and valve activated tip allows it to glide over all wire with no hassle and dries almost instantly. With one marker you can mark up to 675’ of wire up to 6 AWG! On top of that our paint is resistant to abrasions, moisture, dirt, oil, UV light, and also conforms to ASTM D4236.

For more information, visit www.gardnerbender.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. 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 overall sales. Make more money today by offering your customers the InterLock Kit. Generator InterLock Technologies offers same day shipping on all 45 models. For more information, visit www.interlockkit.com

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Shoo-Pintm PT-FX Flex Cable Adapter Solves Problems Flexible cables can appear on a jobsite with little or no planning about how to terminate them. So the contractor must provide a termination method. And cable manufacturers recommend compression connectors rather than setscrew types. So, Shoo-Pin PT-FX Adapters solve the problem with a reliable compression barrel on the cable and a Class B pin to land in a setscrew lug. The flared compression barrel provides a dense copper mass when properly compressed onto the flex cable with U-type dies and the Class B pin provides the proper wire for the lug.

PT-FX sizes range from #6 through 777DLO. Insulation covers are included. UL listed. For Class B cable, PTR Adapters are also available.

For more information, visit www.greaves-usa.com

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Hercules Industries, Inc. Hercules Industries, Inc., manufacturer of the Herculock Padlock, brings to you the most complete line of solid brass tumbler pin padlocks. The Herculock Padlocks are used in utilities, municipalities, industry, pipelines, refineries, governments and many other fields. Our locks are precision crafted out of solid brass to withstand inclement weather conditions. Shackles are available in brass, stainless steel or heat-treated steel. We also offer a variety of shackle clearances, ranging from 7/8” to 8”. The Herculock has met the security and safety needs of our customers for 50 years. Call us today at 800-345-2590 to see what we can do for you!

For more information, visit www.herculock.com

SwitchBlade PRO PTFE Pipe Cutter Unrivaled in the industry! The Blazing Switchblade PRO and 2” Switchblade PRO pipe cutters provide the only quick-release blade available in the irrigation market. The simple push button blade release provides the irrigation professional the fastest blade swap; no other cutter can compare! With replacement blades available in single and 10 packs, these cutters are a must have for any professional installer and irrigation repair contractor. Unmatched Quality! The blades are laser cut, sharpened, and PTFE coated out of Carbon Steel. No other cutter has the performance durability and diverse functionality as the Blazing Switchblade PRO. Even with extensive use, cutting pipe is as easy as squeezing the comfort fit handles together while rotating the cutter around the pipe. Guaranteed to make clean, even cuts with rubber hose and tubing, polyethylene pipe, and up to 1-1/2” PVC class 200 pipe.

For more information, visit www.kinginnovation.com

Pipe Markers

2018 TOP PRODUCTS

The Kolbi Pipe Marker Company has been manufacturing identification products for the electrical industry for 48 years. We offer a complete line of labels, engraved nameplates and coiled markers for the electrical industry. We offer 8 different sizes with both standard and custom legends to meet any needs you might have. Our quick 2 day turnaround insures your project is delivered on time. Remember to “KEEP IT SIMPLE WITH KOLBI”!

For more information, visit www.kolbipipemarkers.com

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Ground Resistance Tester Megger offers the DET2/3, a high-performance ground resistance tester, for measuring ground electrode resistance and soil resistivity. It offers excellent error detection capabilities, as well as a large color display that shows detailed test information in both numerical and graphing formats. The DET2/3 provides ground measurement over a single continuous range from 0.001 to 20 k with a resolution of 1 m . Test frequencies range from 10 Hz to 200 Hz in steps of 0.5 Hz. It supports two-, three- and four-pole ground resistance measurements, three- and four-pole Attached Rod Technique measurements and stakeless measurements. Bidirectional continuity and bond testing are supported without the need to reconnect the test leads. The DET2/3 features rugged construction and IP65 ingress protection (closed) and IP54 open. It is powered by an internal rapid-recharge Li-ion battery that, when fully charged, will last an entire day under typical testing conditions. It can be powered from a standard 12 V vehicle supply.

For more information, visit www.megger.com

New UltraLite 40 Cal Lift-front Vented Hood We’ve listened to our users who perform “non-contact” testing within the arcflash protection boundary and have release the OTEX lift shield hood. This new style hood will incorporate the Paulson lift shield assembly. The new hood assembly will also have the additional safety features of our standard M12 vented 40 Cal hood such as the patented arc flash sensor, head lamp and the Milwaukee M12 battery powered fan system. Contact Miller Safety Consultants via email at info@millersafetyltd.com or call (703) 367-0404.

For more information, visit www.electricalsafetysupply.com

SUMMIT Series

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The SUMMIT Series is the latest addition to Mitsubishi’s UPS family and is truly a game changer for the industry. The SUMMIT Series’ utilization of powerful SiC (silicon carbide) semiconductors for the power modules allows higher switching frequencies and lower switching losses, contributing to higher efficiencies and lower power consumption. In addition, silicon carbide inherently offers higher thermal conductivity, thereby promoting heat dissipation and effectively reducing the operational temperature of the equipment. The presence of the SiC semiconductors enables the SUMMIT Series to deliver efficiencies greater than 98 percent at 50 percent load with a maximum efficiency 98.2 percent while operating in on-line double conversion mode. This is significant since data centers frequently operate at loads much lower than 100 percent. These higher efficiencies translate to lower energy usage and cooling costs and also contribute to a lower total cost of ownership.

For more information, visit www.mitsubishicritical.com

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Console-X Truck Consoles from Mobile Desk / Mobile Office Solutions has become the new standard for Electric Utility Contractors and Companies of all sizes. The rapid adoption of the Console-X within the Electric utility markets has driven by its unique ability to consolidate Fleet, Telecom and End Users standards and requirements into a single package. Compatibility: Its rugged design accommodates any environment for the most popular trucks

utilized in the electric utility industry including the following vehicles 2008 -2020 Ford F-150-F-550 / 2009-2020 Chevy Silverado 1500-5500 / 2005-2019 Dodge Ram 1500-550 / International 4000 and 7000 series / 2003-2020 Freightliner M2 and Cascadia and most Peterbilt and Kenworth Semi Tractors. Features and Options Include, Large full or partial storage, file rails, integrated or magnetic cupholders, ergonomic and secure laptop and tablet mounting, adjustable single or dual armrests, power distribution, ring terminal block, map box, radio slot, dual or single buss electronic timers, no-drill installation, magnetic mic clip, switches, wiring harness, quick disconnects,400 and 600 watt pure sine power inverter with ignition sense relay, office supply tray, magnetic phone mounts, pre-wiring and fused PDU optional, Lind Laptop and Tablet power solutions. Dual 3.1 amp USB and properly used 12-volt accessory ports.

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Install Peace of Mind! First there was 4 square... And now the REVOLUTIONARY 5 Square Box! You’ve struggled with 4 Square boxes for years - you know how small, cramped and time consuming they are. Finally, there is a solution that allows you the space you have always needed. The 5 Square® Boxes (5” x 5” x 2-7/8”) provide up to 88 in³ of interior volume which more than doubles that of most existing boxes on the market. Create a robust and unrivaled infrastructure for the life of your facility with the 5 Square® Products! 2018 TOP PRODUCTS

For more information, visit www.randl-inc.com

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UL 1203 Hazardous Location Fittings Plasti-Bond PVC-Coated Conduit and Fittings has enhanced its line of hazardous location fittings in order to provide customers with the safest and best performing corrosion resistant solution for hazardous location areas. Sealing Fittings, Conduit Unions, GUA Outlet Boxes, and EC Series Flexible Couplings are now verified for safety through UL 1203 (UL Safety Standard for Explosion-Proof and Dust-Ignition-Proof Electrical Equipment for Use in Hazardous (Classified) Locations.) In addition, sealing fittings have the patent-pending P5SA™ feature which allows positional feedback for the upgraded urethane-coated plug for proper installation. To validate proper installation and plug engagement, the new design allows for visual validation by ensuring the plug will not protrude beyond the beveled edge of the PVC around the plug, validating that there are 5 full threads of engagement per the NEC code, which is critical for safe installation and a proper flame path. Products are labeled according to the requirements of UL 1203 for the hazardous locations in which they are listed for use. All listed PVC coated hazardous location fittings are also equipped with the Enhanced UL Certification Mark on their label. Enhanced UL Certification Marks provide streamlined access to the UL Smart Marks Hub, which provides important compliance data, product information and proper installation instructions via smart devices.

For more information, visit www.robroy.com

Runtal Radiators Runtal Electric radiant baseboard, wall panels and towel warmers are becoming more popular due to their relatively low cost of installation, ease of application and architectural design flexibility. Depending on the design requirements, a variety of configurations can be applied to either enhance the room architecturally or “disappear” into the room design. Runtal radiators are specifically constructed of heavy welded steel, designed to “retain” heat and require less cycling of the power source. By storing heat more effectively, similar to heavy cast iron steam radiators used years ago, Runtal radiators maintain a stable and even comfort level in the space.

For more information, visit www.runtalnorthamerica.com

Sperry Thin Meter Patent Pending Industry First Design from Sperry Instruments! This is the thinnest full-size meter on the market.

Packed with Performance Engineered to exceed the expectations of electricians, the DM6800 Thin DMM’s durable and ergonomic design is manufactured to the latest industry standards. The auto-ranging meter tests AC/DC voltage, amperage, resistance, and continuity and features a backlit display with improved audible and visual indication. The auto-off function and low battery indicator ensure the meter is ready to use when you are. The meter is CAT III (600V), cETLus with a limited lifetime warranty and includes a soft case, 40” test leads and batteries. Model DM6850T includes TRMS and Bluetooth functionality.

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At less than ¾” thick this meter is half the size of standard multimeters, making it easy to hold in your hand or carry in a pouch or pocket. The rugged, yet compact, design is loaded with all the key features electrician’s need to do their job efficiently and effectively. No more bulky meters.


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Topaz LED Color Selectable Slim Recessed Downlighting

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Topaz’s LED Slim Recessed Downlights feature a selectable CCT switch for various installation options. The low profile design facilitates mounting in confined ceilings or narrow soffits. Rated for IC and damp locations, this easy-to-install fixture does not require a separate housing as it can be mounted directly into the ceiling. Optional frame-in kit available for new construction applications. Dimmable with leading-edge incandescent or LED style dimmers. These Energy Star certified fixtures are available in 4” and 6” models, with CCT range of 2700K-3000K-4000K.

For more information, visit www.topaz-usa.com

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UEi Test Instruments - DM525 Multimeter The DM525 is a True RMS multimeter with high end accuracy offering a full range of functionality with 1000 volts, 10 amps, resistance, capacitance, 1 millisecond response min/max, temperature and Low Z to improve accuracy by lessening the chance of incorrect readings from ghost voltages. For technicians needing to calculate Power Factor the DM525 measures Active, Apparent and Reactive Power or test for low Power Factor on reactive loads, harmonic currents or imaginary power from motor inductance. The DM525 also connects to a free app for iOS and Android devices. Once connected, the DMM can graph, log and email results in a variety of formats allowing users to analyze trends and store results. The DM525 is rated CATIV 600V/CATIII 1000V and backed by 2-year limited warranty.

For more information, visit www.ueitest.com

USA LED T10LB Series LED Light Bar • Offers easy installation and replacement of any linear fluorescent lamp. • Does not require lamps holders • Easy to Delamp and save additional energy due to the 150 lm/w efficacy of this efficient LED light bar • Eliminates need for bulky 8 FT lamps as 2 pcs of 4 FT lamp can be installed end to end.

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