Question: Where branch-circuit conductors pass through a panelboard and do not...

Question Where branch-circuit conductors pass through a panelboard and do not originate or terminate in that panelboard, is there any requirement for identifying where the...

Are flat cord extension cords equivalent to hard usage or extra...

Question I have seen flat cord extension cords used in convention centers that are certified (Listed) convention cord sets, yet they are not constructed with...

Have any electric vehicle (EV) level 3 DC fast chargers been...

Question Have any electric vehicle (EV) level 3 DC fast chargers been UL certified (Listed)? Answer Yes. A few manufacturers have had their electric vehicle DC fast...

Department of Energy Awards $2.5 million to Reduce Costs for Solar...

While real energy savings are being generated by solar photovoltaics markets in the U.S. and many American homeowners are excited about reducing their electrical...

On being true to who we are

Whoever would think of Shakespeare and electrical inspections together? Throughout the preparation of this issue, my thoughts kept returning to the Bard’s definition of...

Neutral Grounding Devices

Neutral grounding devices (resistors) are used to control the ground-fault currents and voltages to ground of alternating current systems. Earlier versions of the Canadian...

Silos of Safety — Are We Living in the Box?

Living in a silo can limit your success and the success of safety in our industry — the activity of breaking down silos and...

Wiring Methods

Section 12 of the Canadian Electrical Code covering Wiring Methods has seen nineteen rule changes and seven new rules for the 2012 CE Code....

Dangerous Ignorance

With the pressure of a depressed economy, knowledgeable contractors are seeing more and more work going to electricians who are working outside their areas...

Smart Meter Numbers, Benefits Expanding

The term smart meter is becoming much more common around the country. These new digital meters for recording electricity use are replacing the traditional...