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Monthly Archives: May 2006

The 15-minute PV System Inspection. Can You? Should You?

As I make presentations on photovoltaic power systems and the National Electrical Code around the country, I frequently talk to inspectors who have as...

Demystifying Grounding Electrodes

When choosing a grounding electrode for an installation, it is important to consider the level of protection required for the application and the design...

If You Don’t Cover the Risks, You Lose!

Before any risk is ever taken, test pilots, race drivers, mountain climbers, and sky divers make meticulous preparation for their personal safety. Electrical inspectors...

What Is Practical Safeguarding? A Look at the Evolution of GFCI Protection

IAEI members have opportunity and responsibility, through theNECprocess, to support what we believe to be practical safeguarding of persons and property arising from the...

Current in the Grounded Conductor

Recently there have been several questions about the locations of grounding connections to the grounded conductor. Before looking at some of the requirements specific...

Continuous Circuit Loading, Rule 8-104

This article defines continuous loads, explains why this definition is important, and demonstrates how wiring methods affect the ratings of continuously operated electrical equipment....

The 2007 NESC – Part 2

What Is Significant? In the March/April issue ofIAEI News, I discussed what I think is the most important change coming in the 2007 edition of...

Protection of Electrical Conductors: What, When and How

Canadian Electrical Code recognizes the fact that conductors used in any location must be protected against adverse effects of moisture, corrosive action, temperature and...

Time to Choose a Small-Business Retirement Plan

If you’re in the electrical industry, you’re always thinking about today. How can you get more projects today? Is your cash flow sufficient for...

ESFI Raises Awareness of New UL and CSA Requirements for GFCIs

To reduce electrically related deaths and injuries through public education, the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI) has joined with the Canadian Standards Association (CSA),...
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