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Monthly Archives: March 2000

The Propagation of Surge Protective Devices

Do you have a computer sitting on your desk? If so, chances are you have a surge protective device under your desk. As the...

Interrupt Current Codes and Surge Protective Devices (SPDs)

Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS), also more commonly referred to as Surge Protective Devices (SPDs), have been applied as part of an overall power...

America Needs to Power Up Its Rank of Skilled Electricians

A century ago, building and construction trades experienced their first boom period as the U.S. rapidly shifted from an agricultural economy into an industrial...

Wire Temperature Ratings and Terminations

Many electrical inspectors can tell you that confusion about wire temperature ratings and equipment termination temperature requirements results in their rejecting installations. Information about...

Installing Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSS)

A Historic Perspective on Surge Protection Surge protection was introduced into the first National Electrical Code (NEC) published in 1897. The primary focus at that...

The new Section 210-12 of the 1999 National Electrical Code (NEC) requires arc-fault circuit-interrupter...

Question: AFCI for branch circuits The new Section 210-12 of the 1999 National Electrical Code (NEC) requires arc-fault circuit-interrupter protection for some branch circuits. Does...

1999 Code Requirements for Low-Voltage Systems

The National Electrical Code (NFPA standard 70-1999) contains rules for all electrical products and systems. This includes low-voltage and limited-energy systems of all types...

Working in Dangerous Proximity to Overhead High Voltage Lines – OSHA, NESC, and the...

There are two sets of rules for work in proximity of overhead high voltage lines: The rules for qualified persons and the rules for...

Standby Power and Transfer Switching

In this article, we will cover some of Canadian Electrical Code requirements for standby power and transfer switching. The National Building Code specifies the...

IAEI Re-certification of Electrical Inspectors

The IAEI has participated in inspector certification programs for several years and is pleased to see a growing interest in certification by code enforcing...
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