Complete Electrical Testing System for Installation and Repair Applications

The TK430-IR Industrial Troubleshooting Kit is a portable testing system that addresses all of the electrical testing needs for installation and repair of electrical systems, HVAC equipment and large appliances. The kit comes complete with EX430 True RMS autoranging digital multimeter; MA200 400A AC clamp meter; 42510 mini InfraRed (IR) thermometer; 40130 non-contact voltage detector; set of CAT III-1000V test leads; Type K thermocouple bead probe, Type K banana input adaptor; multimeter hanging strap; and batteries.
Extech / www.extech.com

Thermometers Provide a Total Temperature Measurement Solution

The Fluke 566 and Fluke 568 Thermometers feature broad infrared (IR) temperature measurement functionality and an on-screen menu system and a dot-matrix display that enables users to take even complex measurements quickly, easily and from greater distances. Both handheld thermometers combine contact and non-contact temperature measurement capability in one single, easy-to-use tool, providing a total and convenient temperature measurement solution for industrial, electrical and maintenance professionals. The thermometers provide a broad temperature measurement range from -40°C to 800°C /-40°F to 1472°F (Fluke 568) or -40°C to 650°C/-40°F to 1202°F (Fluke 566) at one percent measurement accuracy, making them appropriate for a wide variety of inspection applications.
Fluke Corp. / www.fluke.com

UPS Delivers Protection in Mission-Critical Applications

The Digital Energy LP-33U Series 10-60kVA Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) delivers reliable power protection, 97 percent system efficiency and proven Redundant Parallel Architecture (RPA) to owners and operators of e-commerce applications, mobile networks, corporate internet sites, medical equipment, banking systems, ePay and networked IT structures. Available in 10-60 kVA, the UPS' “transformerless” design and compact footprint create less weight, better efficiency, easy front service access and low audible noise, making it suitable for both office and industrial environments. Along with delivering reliability and energy-savings, the LP-33U Series also creates a high input power factor (more than 0.98) and low input distortion (less than 10 percent) and has a standard two-year limited warranty.
GE Industrial / www.geindustrial.com/ups

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles Meet New NEC Requirement

These 15A tamper-resistant receptacles (duplex and designer styles) conform to the 2008 National Electrical Code. They will be available in February 2008, as will a line of tamper-resistant GFCIs. The wide plastic yoke is unlike the old-fashioned metal yokes, as it cannot become energized and covers the outlet box of exposed terminals or wires. The devices use the patented Cheetah Speed System, which the manufacturer says can slash labor costs by up to 50 percent. Cheetah USA will also be introducing a line of voice and data devices, dimmers, commercial/spec-grade devices and many other products during the first quarter of 2008.
Cheetah USA/ www.cheetahspeed.com

Residential Fixture Family

The Cantata series offers rustic elements with a modern design to a variety of chandeliers, pendants and sconces. The fixtures feature forged linear struts, delicately etched seeded topaz glass and a forged bronze finish. The manufacturer says Cantata is the first of many new collections that will be introduced this year.
Progress Lighting/Hubbell / www.progresslighting.com

Gigabit-Speed Home Networking Solution

The Gigabit Network System offers homeowners the necessary capacity for the latest in multi-player gaming consoles, NAS network drives, high-end media servers, high-speed networking devices and other home technologies. The new system consists of commercial-grade Category 6 patch cords; QuickPort jacks; new Category 6 Data Board and Module; Gigabit Ethernet Switch; and Gigabit Router. Together these components form the backbone for an integrated Gigabit-rate home network system that serves the entertainment, communications and burgeoning home office needs of high-end homes.
Leviton / www.leviton.com

Equipment Chests Offer Secure Storage

The Monster Box Series, featuring the Piano Box (Model 1000), Chest (Model 1010) and Cabinet (Model 1020), is a durable and secure storage option for jobsites. Monster Box's four-point crane lift system supports 2,500 pounds gross weight. The series' new integrated recessed locks are UL-rated for drill resistance and designed to be virtually impervious to drilling and pry-ins. The weatherproof Power Pass grommet allows pass-through of electrical cords for battery charging with the box closed or even when locked overnight. The heavy-duty hinges on the Monster Box are extra durable and pry-in resistant. Fixed handles on the ends are recessed to stay out of the way and allow for easy gripping when needed. Heavy-duty accessory casters are available.
Knaack / www.knaack.com

Lighting Pendant Offers Rustic Look

The Moose Pot Rack Lighting Pendant features a unique Moose filigree design on an Amber Mica shade. Designed for a variety of kitchen applications, the pendant's shade features hooks that suspend pots and pans. The pendant is 39 inches wide and 22 inches tall. Custom designs are available upon request.
Meyda Lighting / www.Meyda.com

Color-Coded Connectors Provide Jobsite Flexibility

The Multi-Tap connector utilizes a connection concept that configures ganged multiple compression taps to provide for multiple connections similar to familiar mechanical products, but with higher quality connections significantly more flexibility for field installation. The connector is designed with compression connections for the conductors (not mechanical), eliminating concerns about the type of wire used for multiple loads. The multiple tap connections are made with a patented technology that provides for the best current flow resulting in the lowest connection resistance and operating temperature. With the capability of a 360-degree rotation, Multi-Tap's flexibility and versatility creates thousands of possible connection configurations allowing connections to be faster, easier and more economical. The connectors will be of interest to commercial contractors, specialized entertainment installers and other installers running multiple loads from a main conductor.
Thomas & Betts / www.tnb.com

Color-Coded Connectors Provide Jobsite Flexibility

The Multi-Tap connector utilizes a connection concept that configures ganged multiple compression taps to provide for multiple connections similar to familiar mechanical products, but with higher quality connections significantly more flexibility for field installation. The connector is designed with compression connections for the conductors (not mechanical), eliminating concerns about the type of wire used for multiple loads. The multiple tap connections are made with a patented technology that provides for the best current flow resulting in the lowest connection resistance and operating temperature. With the capability of a 360-degree rotation, Multi-Tap's flexibility and versatility creates thousands of possible connection configurations allowing connections to be faster, easier and more economical. The connectors will be of interest to commercial contractors, specialized entertainment installers and other installers running multiple loads from a main conductor.
Thomas & Betts / www.tnb.com

Electronic Transformers Meet New UL Standard

Smart Transformers meet the new UL2108 standard for abnormal short-circuit protection. The older 1598 safety standard did not require abnormal short-circuit protection, even though most shorts occurring in low-voltage systems such as monorail and puck lighting are abnormal. The transformers are designed to be user-friendly and incorporate abnormal short-circuit protection, troubleshooting diagnostics and full-scale dimming. The manufacturer guarantees a minimum of eight hours safe operation under the duress of a short circuit. This provides sufficient time to troubleshoot the installation without having to replace the transformer. Other features include small size, full-scale dimming on a load as low as 25 percent, silent operation, an auto-reset feature, thermal overload protection and soft-start technology to extend lamp life.
W.A.C. Lighting / www.waclighting.com

Electronic Transformers Meet New UL Standard

Smart Transformers meet the new UL2108 standard for abnormal short-circuit protection. The older 1598 safety standard did not require abnormal short-circuit protection, even though most shorts occurring in low-voltage systems such as monorail and puck lighting are abnormal. The transformers are designed to be user-friendly and incorporate abnormal short-circuit protection, troubleshooting diagnostics and full-scale dimming. The manufacturer guarantees a minimum of eight hours safe operation under the duress of a short circuit. This provides sufficient time to troubleshoot the installation without having to replace the transformer. Other features include small size, full-scale dimming on a load as low as 25 percent, silent operation, an auto-reset feature, thermal overload protection and soft-start technology to extend lamp life.
W.A.C. Lighting / www.waclighting.com

T8 Lamps Offer Increased Efficiency

When paired with UltraStart ballasts, Ultra Energy Saving T8 linear fluorescent lamps — F28T8, F32T8/XL/HL and F32T8/XL/WM — efficiency extend lamp life and reduce energy use compared to standard ballasts. This Ultra T8 lamp-UltraStart ballast combination is designed for use with occupancy sensors or other electronic controls that offer cost-effective energy savings. When used with the UltraStart program-start ballast in settings such as office and industrial buildings, warehouses, retail chains, schools, hospitals and government buildings, the GE F28T8 lamp can deliver a 15 percent reduction in wattage compared with a standard 3-lamp F32T8 system. It also offers a 24,000-hour rated life at 12 hours per start, 2,750 initial lumens and a color-rendering index (CRI) of 85.
GE Lighting / www.ge.com

Lighting Fixtures Provide Energy Savings and Architectural Styling

The EnergyMax Intersect is a two-lamp, energy-efficient, louvered luminaire designed to provide full distribution and energy savings in a crisp new look. Intersect is a true louvered system that provides the same foot candles on the work surface as parabolics while at the same time redirecting more light on the walls to greatly reduce the cave effect produced by parabolics. While traditional three-lamp parabolics use 85W of power, the EnergyMax Intersect's savings occur without sacrificing light levels. EnergyMax Intersect tuned system uses only 66W of power, reducing energy usage by 22 percent. The fixture offers a slightly lower light output, but with greater energy savings. By employing a 28W T8 lamp, Intersect Plus uses only 55W of power for a 35 percent reduction in energy consumption.
Columbia Lighting/Hubbell / www.columbialighting.com

Long-Life LED Work Lights

A 30-bulb LED Work Light and a 30-bulb LED Work Light Bonus Pack with flashlight make a nice addition to the tool belts of installers. The 30-bulb LED unit comes with 30 long-life LED lights that provide 10,000 hours of efficient illumination and cool operation. The new unit also includes a swivel hook for hanging that can rotate 360°, an ergonomically designed handle and a conveniently located on/off switch. The work light operates on 6 AA batteries included with unit. The 30-bulb LED Work Light Bonus Pack with flashlight includes an added bonus of a three-bulb LED flashlight, packaged with the unit. The flashlight operates on 2 AA batteries.
Coleman Cable / www.colemancable.com

Compression tool

The OmniSeal Pro XL compression tool compresses F-type, RCA, RG11, BNC, and mini connectors onto coaxial cable in a smooth, one-cycle full ratchet motion. Featuring a universal design, the tool is factory preset and calibrated to terminate all of the company's compression connectors. In addition, it can terminate other manufacturers' connectors by adjusting the tool's plunger depth — no adapters are required. The device also features a built-in 7/16-inch hex socket for installing CATV connectors. Other product features include a high-strength aluminum body with a spring-loaded handle as well as a handle lock.
Ideal Industries / www.idealindustries.com

Sheet metal hole saws

These bi-metal hole saws feature a spring for automatic material ejection, a variable tooth pitch optimized for round holes, and a lipped-edge that acts as a safety stopper. In addition, threads are extended and reinforced for longer life and durability when cutting in hot metal applications. Available with 30 different cup sizes, two kits are offered. The 15-piece kit includes six cups ranging from 7/8 inch to 2½ inches, while the 23-piece kit has 10 cups ranging from ¾ inch to 3 inches. Both kits include the company's quick-change mandrel.
Bosch / www.boschtools.com

Unjacketed Bundled Cables Save Time and Money for Installers

This unjacketed bundled cable features two Cat 5e and two RG6 Quad (Part# 999260) cables and provides a cost-effective solution for quick installations in confined spaces in residential VDV and cable-television applications. The cables eliminate the need to strip back the jacket, and the conductors more easily separate into individual cables. This allows for faster termination and provides cost savings versus traditional jacketed constructions.
Coleman Cable Inc. / www.colemancable.com

NM Cable Stripper/Cutter Handles 12 AWG and 14 AWG Wire

QTR-Turn NM cable stripper/cutter (Cat. No. K1412-3) with Klein-Kurve handles quickly and easily removes the outer jacket of non-metallic (NM) cable. Users place the cable in the upper QTR-Turn jacket stripper, squeeze the handle and turn one quarter (90 degrees) to completely sever the outer jacket. The multi-functional stripper/cutter strips, cuts and loops 12 AWG and 14 AWG solid wire, and cleanly shears 6-32 and 8-32 screws. A serrated nose bends, shapes and pulls wire. Klein-Kurve handles provide users with a firm grip for better leverage and offer greater control and comfort.
Klein Tools / www.kleintools.com

Emergency Lighting Ballasts Available in Range of Sizes

These fluorescent emergency lighting ballasts offer 90 minutes of emergency operation and can be wireway- or fixture-mounted. They feature 120/277V AC, fully automatic operation; 280mA charging current; and 24-hour recharging time. The battery, charger and inverter circuit are packaged together. The models are: BAL650C with 300 to 750 lumens; BAL500 with 350 to 450 lumens; BAL700 with 600 to 700 lumens; BAL1400 with 1100 to 1400 lumens; and BAL3000 with 1450 to 3500 lumens.
Orbit Industries/UMI / www.orbitelectric.com

Voltage Quality Recorder Helps Maintenance and Facilities Management Workers Maintain Power Quality

Designed as an easy-to-use solution for detecting and recording power quality problems, the Fluke VR1710 is a single-phase plug-in voltage quality recorder that can help maintenance and facilities personnel in utilities, industrial environments and large service organizations maintain the power quality essential to business operations. The VR1710 can help users pinpoint the root causes of voltage problems by recording data specified by a user-selected average period on voltage trends, dropouts and power quality parameters, including RMS average, transients, flicker and harmonics up to the 32nd. It features continuous recording of all values, making testing more efficient by enabling users to gather data on both voltage and events with a single instrument. Applications include voltage recording, distortion measurement, flicker measurement and capture of voltage transients.
Fluke Corp. / www.fluke.com

UPS Provides Backup Power for Industrial and Process Control Applications

The FN Series double-conversion on-line Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPSes) expand the family's range up to 40kVA. These products offer a faster processor utilizing digital signal processing (DSP) technology, improving performance, capability and reliability. An FN system can be configured using individual 8 kVA and 10kVA models, providing up to 40kVA capacity or to 30kVA with N+1 redundancy. This approach eliminates the added expense of buying additional cabinets to house control, power and battery modules, providing users with a lower total cost of ownership. In addition, the new FN models can be easily programmed by the user for use as a 50Hz or 60Hz frequency converter. Other features include a Remote Emergency Power Off (REPO) interface and an LCD display with advanced monitoring for quick and easy UPS management. The FN Series also offers hot-swappable, user-replaceable batteries, optional battery packs and chargers for the highest level of power availability.
Falcon Electric / www.falconups.com

Tamper-Resistant Receptacles Help Protect Children from Electrical Hazards

This line of tamper-resistant receptacles includes 15A and 20A residential- and commercial-grade devices in a range of colors to match any interior décor. Residential devices include 15A duplex receptacles and combination devices in traditional and Decora styles and SmartLockPRO GFCIs in 15A and 20A ratings. Commercial-grade receptacles include 15A and 20A traditional and Decora Plus duplex receptacles, 15A and 20A single receptacles, and 15A and 20A weather-resistant duplex receptacles. The tamper-resistant receptacles feature protective shutters designed to accept only a two-prong electrical plug, while preventing the insertion of foreign objects, and are designed to offer a higher measure of safety than plastic outlet caps, which can be removed or broken, and shuttered wallplates, which can crack or break, and are no longer UL-listed. The tamper-resistant receptacles are ideal for new or renovated single- and multi-family homes, schools, libraries, childcare facilities and commercial environments where children may come in contact with receptacles. The receptacles feature a distinguishing “TR” symbol or the words “tamper-resistant” on the face of the device so contractors and homeowners are assured the receptacles they install meet the 2008 NEC requirement.
Leviton / www.leviton.com

Cable Tie Installation Tool

The BT11000 QuickTie cable tie installation tool offers a reliable and secure option for cable restraining and bundling. The portable 5-pound BT11000 delivers 550 pounds of torque, which provides uniform tension on all ties, allowing for consistent installation. The QuickTie also includes a battery that can be fully recharged in 30 minutes.
Hayata of North America / www.sscableties.com

T8 Maximize Energy Savings

The Watt Saver F25 and F28 4-ft linear T8 lamps save 7W, reduce energy costs an additional 25 percent, have a long life of 30,000 hours and boast low mercury. They offer maximum watt savings for commercial, industrial, and general lighting needs. The manufacturer recommends using the lamps with its Universal Anti-Striation Instant Start ballast, but they can also be used with other anti-striation ballasts.
Maxlite / www.maxlite.com