Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

September 9, 2021

EIN Milwaukee Underbody 400Milwaukee Tool expands their Lighting Solutions once again with the introduction of the M12™ Underbody Light. This innovative light provides users with a strong magnetic base and dual rotation points, delivering directional lighting, hands-free work, and unmatched maneuverability. The M12™ Underbody Light is the ideal solution for lighting efficiency and versatility in one desired location.

The M12™ Underbody Light delivers 1200 Lumens of TRUEVIEW™ High-Definition Output* for complete coverage in the shop or on the jobsite. Featuring dual joints that swivel 300-degrees horizontally and up to 180-degrees vertically, the underbody light provides users with multiple orientations and pivot points to direct light in numerous locations. A magnetic base allows it to be mounted on magnetic surfaces for hands-free lighting and adaptability to a range of different workplaces. The arm of the light doubles as a 12” Magnetic Storage Tray, providing magnetic bolt attachment for small jobsite accessories, preventing lost or misplaced items.

Powered by M12™ REDLITHIUM™ batteries, the light has 3 Power Modes that provide up to 15 hours of output and run-time on low, and up to 5 hours of run-time on high. Built to withstand the toughest conditions, it’s resistant to corrosion and common chemicals found in autobody shops, IP54 rated, and can withstand impacts up to 6 ft.

The new M12™ Underbody Light joins the M12™ Cordless System, the largest sub-compact system on the market, focused on delivering industry-leading durability and power in the tightest spaces. Currently the M12™ System is made up of more than 100 solutions. Focused on the user and investing in game-changing technology, Milwaukee will continue to design and develop lighting solutions with the ability to adapt, perform and survive the demands of professional use.

*TRUEVIEW™ Technology and optical design delivers a consistent beam, optimized colour temperature, and true representation of colours and detail leading to a more productive work area. 

**When equipped with an M12™REDLITHIUM™ XC4.0 Battery

Specifications

M12™ Underbody Light (2126-21XC) 

Lumen Output:

  • Low: 600
  • Medium: 800
  • High: 1200

Run-time:

  • Low: 15 hours
  • High: 5 hours

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The EPLAN AdvantageWhat is EPLAN?

One platform, multiple solutions – the Eplan Platform offers engineering software such as Preplanning for systematic preliminary planning, Electric P8 for preparing circuit diagrams and Pro Panel for 3D enclosure planning, all from a single source. Standardised interfaces and integration processes enable continuous data flows throughout the value chain, with additional links to various system solutions from Rittal.

This year, EPLAN has introduced its new EPLAN Platform 2022 to help address challenges in the design, engineering and manufacturing phases of the panel building process...

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EIN NECA ECAO 400ECAO and NECA have announced that on January 1 ECAO officially joined NECA as their 119th Chapter. Executive Director Graeme Aitken joined NECA CEO David Long on LinkedIn Live to announce the partnership.

Given the similarities between the two organizations, ECAO is looking to create more opportunities for its electrical contractor members and this further collaboration will allow them to facilitate that. As well as drawing on the educational opportunities that NECA can offer.

“What we’re looking for is integration, professionalism, but most importantly to expand our community."

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Canadian Electrical Contractor Discussion Group: Can You Count the Deficiencies?

EIN CECD 400Have you ever been called to fix the work of a 'handyman'?

"Was supposedly done by a"certified ' electrician....told the homeowner that he got a $266 permit....no record at TSBC. Can you count the deficiencies?"

"There is a second panel change in the triplex also.......even more deficiencies. Think the guy was a glorified handyman. Ones not obvious: 240 BB heat hooked up 120....drier on 2p20....range on 2p50....water heater fed with 2c14 Bx on 2p15."

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The ESG45LX is ideal for overhead one-handed operation and cuts up to 1/2-inch Rebar (Schedule 60) and EHS Guy Strand and 5/8-inch Ground Rod and Standard Guy Strand. It has a compact, lightweight design, weighing less than eight pounds with battery, and is 33 percent lighter than an earlier model thanks to a redesigned flip-top style latch that reduces overall weight.

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