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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From equipment selection to wiring methods and installation requirements, the safe installation of electrical equipment in hazardous locations depends on rigorous attention to detail. This course will provide a foundation of knowledge to help operations, maintenance, safety, electrical professionals and other stakeholders systematically apply the requirements for designing, installing and maintaining electrical equipment in hazardous locations. 

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IBEWIBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson recently announced the “IBEW Strong” initiative to grow a more inclusive and representative union, and IBEW leaders in Canada are embracing the push to increase diversity while continuing to educate the best electrical workers in the world. It’s something that’s been an IBEW priority for many years.

“We have an opportunity as an industry to solve multiple problems by putting people to work,” said Cheryl Paron, an international representative in charge of the First District’s outreach to traditionally underrepresented communities.

 

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It was in this office that some counsellor suggested becoming an electrician, and Tom’s interest was piqued. “I knew from that point on what field of studies I needed to focus on to become an electrician,” Tom said.

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The program is meant to be a resource for young professionals in the electrical industry for networking, building professional development skills, mentorship, and learning about the inner workings of the industry in general.

 

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