Newsletter | December 21, 2007

EC Online Newsletter: Echelon Electricity Meter Receives Measurement Canada Approval

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Deploying Wireless Connectivity In Subterranean Worlds
Providing reliable voice and data communications that is flexible and durable enough for underground mining operations has been a labyrinth of issues until now. Advanced connection technology today makes it simple and economical to couple fiber optic networking with an integral power source for truly flexible wireless access...

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Echelon Electricity Meter Receives Measurement Canada Approval
Echelon Corporation, a leading provider of networking technology that is used to manage and reduce energy consumption, recently announced that its Networked Energy Services (NES) smart meter has received certification from Measurement Canada...

Tyco Electronics Introduces Hot-Pluggable Connectors For Lighting Ballasts
A new connector for fluorescent ballast lighting applications provides a hot-pluggable disconnect to allow safe field servicing without exposing personnel to electrical shock hazards...

Ice Cube Sockets From Magnecraft Increase Functionality
Schneider Electric Relays, LLC announces upgraded features on the Magnecraft 782 Series Ice Cube Sockets to provide a complete solution for plug-in relays. They are UL listed when mated to Magnecraft relays...

W.A.C. Lighting Introduces The First Smart Transformer
W.A.C. Lighting has developed and engineered the first SMART TRANSFORMERS. The most user-friendly electronic transformers available, they incorporate abnormal short circuit protection, troubleshooting diagnostics, full-scale dimming, and the industry's smallest size...

Phoenix Contact Announces Industrial Power Supplies With Selective Fuse Breaking Technology
Phoenix Contact introduces the QUINT SFB family of industrial grade power supplies. The QUINT SFB is the first industrial grade power supply to feature Selective Fuse Breaking (SFB), a technology that increases system reliability...

Leviton's Line Of Tamper-Resistant Receptacles Helps Protect Children From Electrical Hazards
Leviton is pleased to announce that it is among the first manufacturers in the industry to offer a complete line of 2008 NEC Code Section 406.11-compliant tamper-resistant receptacles. The 2008 NEC Code, which first goes into effect on January 1, 2008, includes a provision (Section 406.11) that requires all receptacles in newly constructed homes to be tamper-resistant...

Thomas & Betts Introduces The Color-Keyed KUBE Connectors Multi-Tap
Thomas & Betts offers the Color-Keyed KUBE Connectors Multi-Tap, a new connection concept to the North American Electrical market. Multi-Tap incorporates KUBE family design features used in all of the KUBE family products, such as KUBE motor disconnects...

High Side Current Sense Amplifier Features Input Range From -0.3V To 44V & 300µV Offset
Linear Technology announces the LT6105, a precision current sense amplifier with an input common mode range that extends from -0.3V below V-, up to 44V above V-. The common mode range of the LT6105 is independent of the positive supply voltage, making it ideal for a wide range of applications...

Allegheny Energy Installs New Equipment To Improve Performance Of Electric Transmission System
Allegheny Energy, Inc. announced recently the installation and startup of the nation's largest Static VAR Compensator (SVC), located at its Black Oak Transmission Substation, near Rawlings, MD...

Indian National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Selects IFS Applications To Support Expansion
National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Ltd., one of India's major power generation companies, has signed a contract worth over $7M to implement IFS Applications. NHPC, with over 13,000 employees, plans to become a 20,000 megawatt (MW) company by 2017, and has chosen IFS Applications to support its processes within finance, project management, maintenance and operations, and business performance...

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Datasheet: NorthFlex Light Task ESD Anti-Static Conductive Glove
The North Light Task ESD is a light comfortable knitted and palm coated glove with low surface resistivity that allows it to safely conduct electrostatic charge. It is ideally suited to applications where sensitive electronic components must be protected from the damaging effects of electrostatic discharge (ESD)...
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