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Monthly Archives: November 2004

Stalking the Elusive and Somewhat Strange PV System

Even as PV sales and installations are booming (especially in states or regions providing financial incentives), PV systems are still relatively rare. While many...

Basic Electricity, Part 3

In parts one and two of this series, I have only spoken about direct current (DC), were the source of voltage is trying to...

New Requirements for Series Rated Systems

A significant and controversial change was made to 2005 NEC 240.86. This article is intended to provide electrical inspectors and others in the industry...

Low-Voltage Lighting Systems Operating at 30 Volts or Less

Article 411 was established during the 1996 National Electrical Code (NEC) cycle to provide a separate article for low-voltage lighting systems designed and listed...

Certification of Factory Automation Equipment

A new factory is being constructed or an old factory is being updated in your jurisdiction. The owners of the facility have invested millions...

Grounding and Bonding for Signs and Neon Installations

IAEI has had various requests recently to provide some basic information about the grounding of electric signs and neon lighting installations and to include...

Western Section Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

The Western Section celebrated its 100th Anniversary at its 2004 Annual Meeting held in West Des Moines, Iowa, September 19–22, 2004. Although the IAEI...

Your Retirement Clock is Ticking

Most members of the electrical industry know they need to save for retirement, but often they aren’t sure where to begin. "How much do...

It’s time to pass the gavel!

A final correspondence is a bittersweet event. My term as international president will officially end in November. Along with the gavel, I will be...

Making Ground-Fault Protection Work

This article looks at ground-fault protection in switchgear, what works and what doesn’t. We’ll look at some of the ways ground-fault protection may inadvertently...
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