electrical digest newsletter March 2012 issue 5

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Featured Article:

Furse SPD Latest BS 7671 Wiring Regulations & Surge Protection   

Amendment 1 of BS 7671:2008 17th Edition Wiring Regulations now includes a key new section (534) for protection against transient overvoltages using surge protection devices (SPD’s).

Overvoltages from atmospheric origin (lightning) or electrical switching events can severely effect electrical installations and connected equipment.

Latest News:

HMS AstuteAstute ELLIS Secures Repeat Cleat Deal   

Emperor cable cleats from Ellis will be installed in the first five of the Ministry of Defence’s new generation of Astute-class nuclear powered submarines after BAE Systems confirmed a repeat specification for the fifth boat in the fleet.

PAT Testing Special Training DVD Provides Guide to Portable Appliance Testing       

An interactive electrical safety training package has been developed for all professionals responsible for ensuring the safety of appliances and electrical equipment in the workplace.

Switch to Katko for Safety Sake     

The ethical and legal requirements to protect workers from risk of electrocution are stronger today than ever before. The only way to completely ensure safety is by insisting on the use of safety switches in the workplace rather than ordinary rotary isolators.

yylighting   For all the latest lighting industry news visit the lighting digest

The IET Smart Metering Conference 2012  

This two day conference will continue to question and advise on the ways in which the smart meter revolution can become a reality.

Increase Your Efficiency and Productivity with RF Technology

The Honeywell Electrical Devices and Systems App consists of a suite of product reference libraries covering our markets in UK & Ireland etc. Each library contains a number of documents from product catalogues to technical guides.

  Hellermanntyton’s New Q-Series Saves Time and Money       

The cable tie range, Q-ties, incorporates a completely new and innovatively designed open head, providing quick and easy fastening even in difficult installations. The ergonomically designed tail with its easy-grip tab slides simply into the head and tightens to secure the cable tie in place.

solar digest   For all the latest Solar PV industry news visit the solar digest

Eaton PV Distribution Board Eaton Makes It Easy to Connect Solar to the Grid    

Developed specifically to provide installers with a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for connecting medium power solar PV installations to the grid, the new PV-DB distribution and protection board from Eaton’s Electrical Sector eliminates the need for cumbersome, costly and inconvenient ad-hoc arrangements and also ensures that the requirements of G59/2 are fully satisfied.

Aico Exhibits RadioLINK Northern Ireland’s Electrical Trade Show  

Aico’s unique RadioLINK Professional wireless interconnect mains powered smoke alarm system will take centre stage at the exhibition.

 Alpha Wire Adds Industrial Ethernet Cable to Xtra-Guard® Family   

Alpha Wire has added Industrial Ethernet to its growing family of Xtra-Guard high-performance cables. The new Cat 5e cables enable Ethernet communications with the durability and temperature range of Alpha’s renowned Xtra-Guard 4 jacket, making it a perfect solution for demanding applications.


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