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Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

Endnotes from the President | Kevin J. Cosgriff

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. The electricity sector may account for only 2 percent of U.S. GDP, but the other 98 percent of the economy depends on it virtually 100 percent of the time. Behind the electronics and electrical products that power modern life are essential—but largely out-of-sight—building infrastructure technologies. Said differently: “What’s behind your walls?” The impact these quality products have on modern Read more […]

NEMA 05VS Brings Clarity to a Confusing Market

NEMA 05VS Brings Clarity to a Confusing Market

This piece was originally published in the November/December 2019 issue of electroindustry. Andi Haa, Owner, Quality Plus For many years, surge protective device (SPD) specifications have been a source of confusion in the marketplace. While NEMA wants manufacturers to be competitive and to promote their specifications, some must be standardized, benefitting both the industry and the market. As such, the NEMA Low Voltage Surge Protective Devices Section (05VS) has developed and published Read more […]

Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

Power Surges: Protect Your Home!

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Pankaj Lal, Senior Offer Manager, Advanced Function Breakers & SPD, Schneider Electric Your home is your space in the world. For many, it is a lifetime investment, protected by insurance from possible damages. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average American household spends a little more than $2,700 annually on entertainment; much of that entertainment is provided by household electronics. Read more […]

2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for Surge Protective Devices

This piece was originally published in the November 2016 issue of electroindustry. Kenneth Brown, Director of Engineering, Leviton’s Commercial & Industrial business unit As evidenced by recent changes to the National Electrical Code® (NEC), implementing surge protection strategies is not simply for economic benefit but for public and personnel safety as well. Beginning in the 2014 edition of the NEC, and again in the 2017 edition, requirements have been added that call for surge Read more […]