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Monthly Archives: September 2004

Should They Be Grounded?

At first glance, the obvious answer is: Photovoltaic (PV) systems are no different from other electrical power systems, and of course they should be...

The Wind of Change Hits the NEC

The first change that will be apparent is the relocation of Article 80, covering administration and enforcement requirements, to Annex G. The information has...

Why are We Here? And Where Will We Be Tomorrow?

There is not a single person in this room whose life has not been affected by theNational Electrical Code, some of us by the...

ID Theft: Keeping a Grip on Your Valuables and Identity!

The 1990s spawned a new variety of crooks called identity thieves. Their stock in trade? Your everyday transactions, which usually reveal bits of your...

Electrical Safety Should Not Be Compromised

With a permanently mounted live line indicator, the end-users are instantly warned that a particular part of their high voltage installation is energized and...

Basic Electricity, Part 2

In part 1, I described current as being the motion of electrons from one atom to the next within a material. A material’s ability...

Looking at Signs

The Canadian Electrical Code, Section 36 defines high voltage as any voltage in excess of 750 volts. Rule 36-006 specifies all of the locations...

Two Down, and…

Another year has passed since I became your CEO and Executive Director. Two years and you would think I would have learned all about...

What are the types of equipment that can be subject to a field evaluation?

Question: Equipment and field evaluation What are the types of equipment that can be subject to a field evaluation?   Answer First, it is important to understand why...
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