Chaz Leazott

Short-circuit and overload protection devices are both going to protect your motor circuit from excess current but in very different ways. Often times people tend to misuse the term ‘short-circuit’ to describe any electrical malfunction, regardless of what the actual problem may be. So it’s important to understand the difference between short-circuit protection and overload…

As we know, overcurrent or excess current is a situation where a larger than intended electric current exists. This leads to the excessive generation of heat and the risk of fire or damage to equipment and potential injury for workers. Ensuring you have the proper protection in place can not only protect workers from injury,…

Getting control of inventory, coordination, code compliance and workplace safety. The complexity of short circuit protection has grown due to increased safety requirements. The major industry regulations and standards that that must be observed are OSHA, NFPA 70E®, CSA-Z462, IEEE Standard 1584, and NFPA 70®: National Electric Code®. Technology has also improved, providing for better…

Traditional fuses are designed to limit threats to people and property by protecting your electrical system from overheating, fire and arc flash. But increasing safety requirements have created an immediate need to reduce the potential for arc flash even further. OSHA, for example, uses the new requirements of NFPA 70E to judge whether an employer…

Its a question we hear often – “Is it a contactor or motor starter”? This question is understandable since contactors and starters both control electric motors and many people use the two terms interchangeably, which can lead to a little confusion. The mechanical elements of starters and contactors are identical. Coil, contacts, arc chutes…and both devices…

Electrical motors are vital to keeping your production moving, but they can also create unnecessary, and unexpected costs. Over time, those costs can creep up. Rising motor costs can be driven by a number of factors such as: 1. The application or environment exceeds motor capability, leading to premature failure 2. Undiagnosed operations issues, leading…

The BMP41™ Label Printer is Brady’s new mid-range portable label printer for on the job labeling in electrical, telecommunications, voice & data communications, and general industrial environments. It is a rugged, portable solution that gives you the versatility to create die-cut or continuous labels up to 1” (25.4mm) wide, anywhere, anytime. From wire marking and…

The new Mersen HP10J photovoltaic fuse line provides superior overcurrent protection at the re-combiner box and inverter levels and covers applications ranging from 70A to 400A, 1000VDC. The enhanced fuse construction of the HelioProtection series makes it ideal for continuous temperature and current cycling withstand adding to system longevity. Low minimum breaking capacity capabilities of…

Intelligent Motor Control is an architecture that applies sophisticated control technologies with communication capabilities to Allen-Bradley® motor control devices helping you improve system performance and gain operation efficiencies. With the ability to quickly gather, organize and analyze information from your operations, intelligent motor control devices allow you to: Maximize your asset availability Improve time to…

T&B Ty Duct is a premium-quality duct for point-to-point wiring and ideal for electrical enclosures, machine building and data/communications panels and closets. With a unique, two-point, flush-cover design, Ty Duct covers are easily installed in the right place, with less force, and hold a greater capacity. Ty-Duct’s universal mounting clip can be used as a…

Hoffman Vortex Coolers for hazardous locations keep enclosures cool, clean and protected even in hazardous environments. These systems are ideal for applications where compressed air is available in Hazardous Locations. With almost no moving parts, these systems are highly reliable and virtually maintenance free. They’re approved for a 175 F (80 C) maximum ambient temperature…