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Monthly Archives: November 2010

Utility Interconnections and Code Requirements

Inspectors and installers continue to puzzle over the requirements in Section 690.64 of the National Electrical Code (NEC) that apply to the connection of...

Luminaires, Lighting, and LEDs

Since the dawn of mankind when fire was discovered and the light derived from it started man’s quest to conquer the night and eliminate...

Can You Benefit from Tax Swaps?

In all of my years working with electrical professionals I’ve yet to meet someone who likes paying taxes. We all know that it’s a...

Ground-Fault Protection Systems and Electrical Inspections

Ground-fault protection of electrical equipment is required by theNational Electrical Code(NEC) in order to minimize the damage to the equipment in the case of...

Backfeeding Ground-Fault Circuit Breakers

The wording of the exception may introduce confusion as it states that the ground-fault protection device "shall be identified…for backfeeding,” which implies a specific...

Electrical Code for the Combination Inspector, Part II

Article 90 is rarely given consideration when someone references the National Electrical Code (NEC). However, this is where we find the purpose statement for...

Learning Never Stops

It is hard to believe, but 2010 is almost over and with it, my term as IAEI International President is drawing to a close....

Testing 600-V Cable

There are a variety of technologies and methods used to test the insulation of wire and cable, including high-potting, very low frequency (VLF), power...

Letters to the Editor | Comment on Improving System Reliability

When it comes to terminating electrical conductors, Ms. Hunter’s field study, "The Difference between Success and Failure: How a Torque Wrench Improves System Reliability”...

Book Review: A Pictorial History of Radio and Electricity

Once in a long while, I see a book that will appeal to many of us, even though it won’t help us wire or...
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