Jonathan Fuller

Jonathan Fuller

Jonathan comes from a power and automation background with over 8 years of experience. He enjoys helping and teaching others. As the Automation and Power Distribution Product Manager at EECO, Jonathan fits right in. Jonathan’s primary goal at EECO is to help customers understand their power and automation needs and then help them come up with the right solution to fit their needs.

Will the ability to use hardwired or ethernet control help my facility with labor costs or reliability? Can eliminating the need for a multimeter and having someone walking around to take readings increase my productivity? With the advancement in ethernet over the past 30 years, the intelligent MCC has proven useful in the ability to…

A Short Circuit Study is an analysis of the protective devices of one’s electrical system, such as fuses, circuit breakers, fused switches, or any other devices intended to protect the equipment or isolate short circuits. An SCS is needed to ensure that during a fault or short circuit, that the protective devices are not subjected…

A load flow study is a study that helps to determine proper loading as well as whether the proper voltage is maintained at each circuit due to voltage drop. In simpler terms, it helps to determine how much current load you have and whether the equipment is overloaded or not. With the voltage, you need…

An uninterrupted power supply (UPS) is used to provide backup power for a certain amount of time to your devices. It is a battery-operated device that is plugged into the mains (power at the wall) and converts the power from AC to DC and then back to AC and provides backup power for your critical…

Some common mistakes in the field are people referring to switchgear, switchboards, panelboards, and motor control centers as all the same thing. This can be confusing for people coming on site to work on equipment or trying to figure out what equipment needs to be supported. A good place to see a lot of different…

A Circuit Breaker (C/B) is a mechanical device that will involve a magnetic solenoid and bimetallic strip inside. When the strip heats up due to current, it will bend and activate the solenoid to trip the circuit breaker and stop the flow of power.  A Fuse is a type of insulating material with a filament in the middle of it. When…

ANSI stands for American National Standards Institute is a nonprofit association that has been around since the early 1900s. They are more focused on making sure that product is built to a certain standard to ensure it functions properly and has a certain longevity. ANSI is for here in the US. UL stands for Underwrites…

What typically comes to mind when you hear Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO)? Safety is usually the number one thing that comes to mind. Being able to safely lock out a piece of gear so that work can be performed. There are several different types of energies that are involved with LOTO. The most common…

Some of the first things that stand out before entering an electrical room is the general cleanliness of the environment. Are they cluttered? Are there trip hazards? Is it a dual-purpose storage room/electrical room? Other things to consider is the condition of the equipment itself. Is it clean? Does it have open doors or cardboard?…

There are some critical pieces of information you should complete on your electrical distribution equipment. These items include Arc Flash Analysis, Load Flow, Short Circuit Study, Harmonics, and Coordination Studies. Once you have these items you can safely move to beginning phase 2 of a testing program in your facility doing more of your own…

A single line diagram, also referred to as a one-line diagram, is usually a single page document that represents a facilities electrical distribution infrastructure. It will have one single line shown for bus (or cable) to represent all three phases. It will also have symbols that represent breakers, meters, relays, and any other control items…