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Monthly Archives: March 2007

The Development of Codes, Standards, and PV Equipment. How are they related?

PV equipment, safety standards, and electrical codes are not developed in a vacuum. How are PV equipment, PV standards, and PV codes related and...

401(k) Loans: The Last Resort?

As you’re well aware, we’re living in difficult economic times. Consequently, you may be forced to make some financial moves you wouldn’t normally undertake....

Getting Down to Earth

From the beginning, the National Electrical Code has included specific rules that are essential for protection of persons and property. Wiring and protection is...

Overcurrent Protection, Part 1

This article provides readers with essential information about basic operation and basic time-current characteristics of branch-circuit-rated, low-voltage fuses and circuit breakers. These overcurrent protective...

Compliance with Safe Installations by Using Deviations from the CE Code Requirements

The object of the Code is very transparent on the fact that all prescriptive rules of the Code address the objective-based fundamental safety principles...

Be Prepared for Alternative Minimum Tax

Many electrical contractors and inspectors probably were not that familiar with the alternative minimum tax (AMT) a few years ago. However, in the past...

Electrical Safety Authority’s Unsafe Products Response Strategy

The Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) is responsible for public electrical safety in Ontario, Canada, and operates as a Delegated Administrative Authority of the Government...

What are you paying for electricity? Part I, Load Management and Demand Charges

Electric utility rates vary greatly from utility to utility and from state to state. To protect your and your company’s wallets, it is very...

Why Are You a Member of IAEI?

The holidays are over and the stress of getting just the right gift for that special someone, of fighting the crowds at the stores,...

Rule 10-700 Grounding Electrodes

The Canadian Electrical Code defines a grounding electrode as: "a buried metal water-piping system or metal object or device buried in, or driven into,...
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