Basic Electricity, Part 6 – Large Conductors

Most of my training in college was in electronics. When I graduated in 1971, most of the electronics companies were not hiring so I...

Inspection Basics for Electrical Signs and Outline Lighting

When making an inspection on an electric sign or field-installed skeleton tubing installation, where does one begin? Well, there are undoubtedly several answers to...

Maximum Circuit Voltages

The Canadian Electrical Code in some instances limits maximum applied voltages to protect the general public and inexperienced people from electrical shock hazards. Unqualified...

Effective Grounding and Bonding

This article looks at effective grounding and bonding, how it is defined by the code, and its importance to electrical safety. The Canadian Electrical Code,...

A Circuit Breaker or Not a Circuit Breaker…That is the Question

You start your day with your first inspection and upon entering the site the owner indicates, reluctantly, that there is some equipment that is...

Grounding and Bonding for Electronics

Computer signals are made up of a combination of zeroes and ones, and they are often below five volts DC. Voltage noise and voltage...