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Monthly Archives: September 2016

Inspecting Large Scale PV Equipment Platforms

Almost ten years ago, I had the pleasure of working on and testing new concept inverters for a large manufacturer at a facility called...

Sunlight into Electricity and then Come the Codes: Back to Basics

Sunlight is our most valuable, necessary, and free natural resource. It warms our planet, which would otherwise be a frozen wasteland. It creates our...

Why did the Table 6 change result in fewer conductors in a raceway?

The quick answer is that Table 6 in the 2012 CE Code was not accurate for all types of raceways. This inaccuracy was identified with...

Making Better Mistakes is No Mistake

“Whattya mean, I’m not making enough mistakes?”  Ron sat dumbfounded at his boss’s desk, wondering if she’d lost her mind. “Take a breath,” she smiled....

UL Question Corner: Luminaires & Energy Codes

Question. Energy codes require that residential recessed cans be tested for air leakage. If I have a Listed recessed can that is also marked...

You may delay…

“You may delay, but time will not,” Benjamin Franklin once said. How applicable is this quote to adopting safety codes promptly? I recently attended the...
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