New Products, November 2010

New Products, November 2010

HIT Power 220A solar modules feature certified cell efficiency of 19.8% and module efficiency of 17.4%, according to the company

Solar modules

HIT Power 220A solar modules feature certified cell efficiency of 19.8% and module efficiency of 17.4%, according to the company. Comprised of 72 hybrid HIT cells that combine monocrystalline silicon with ultra-thin layers of amorphous silicon, the monocrystalline silicon is sandwiched between the amorphous-Si to offer enhanced conversion efficiency and temperature characteristics as well as considerable output under diffuse and low-light conditions.
Sanyo North America
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Cable entry device

The nonmetallic CED130 cable entry device with slotted cover has been added to the Scoop Series of entrance plates and hoods. Designed to organize and protect low-voltage cable against abrasion, the device features mounting holes that allow users to attach a decorator-style wall plate to the low voltage side of an electrical box.
Arlington Industries
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Rod mounting system

Caddy Rod Lock is a threaded rod mounting system that includes the Caddy Rod Lock beam clamp and channel nut. Featuring a “push-install” design, the product simplifies the installation of threaded rod by allowing users to simply push the threaded rod through the mounting hole to instantly lock it into position, according to the company. The system also can be used on threaded rod with slightly damaged threads or minor burrs.
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LED lamps

Four ETL-classified Vector LEDs have been added to the company’s line of commercial retrofit lamps. According to the company, the LEDs consume up to 85% less energy, provide daylight-quality illumination, and require one-fifth the maintenance support of conventional commercial lamps. In addition, the company says the product is compatible with more than 95% of all existing commercial and industrial light housings and meets Energy Star program requirements for solid-state lighting products.
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The PL5 plumb, level, and squaring laser projects beams left, right, up, down, and to the front, each at 90° angles from one another. Featuring a magnetically dampened compensator and a 4.5° leveling range, the laser automatically levels itself. According to the company, the product is accurate to 0.04 in. at 16 ft and features a 100-ft working range, depending on lighting conditions. When not in use, the tool’s compensator is protected by a compensator lock that automatically engages when the unit is powered off. In addition to the magnetic mounting capability of the universal mount, the mount can be used with drywall track, attached directly to surfaces via the keyhole mount, and attached to any 5/8×11 thread.
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Rotary hammer

The TE 4-A18 cordless rotary hammer has been added to the company’s 18V cordless tool platform. Featuring a powerful motor and the company’s CPC battery technology, the tool drills more holes in concrete per charge than any other 18V cordless rotary hammers in its class, according to the company. Suitable for drilling anchor holes or through holes in concrete and masonry with an optimum drilling diameter range of ¼ in. to ½ in., the product features a drop-resistant housing and a keyless “click” chuck to facilitate drill bit changes, a variable-speed trigger, and two drilling modes: hammer drilling and drilling only.
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Business management software

Sage Timberline Enterprise business management software is designed to simplify business processes and service operations. According to the company, the software allows users to: access and easily work with critical data using interactive and intuitive Workspaces; simplify workflow using Process Maps that provide customizable, visual representations of the most important everyday tasks; eliminate data input redundancy with tight integration between all applications; gain maximum control and visibility over service work with a Dispatch Board; and improve productivity through a high-performance, scalable platform based on Microsoft SQL server that integrates data between all core, optional, and integrated partner applications.
Sage North America
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Access control system

Frontier Web Essentials is an out-of-the-box Web-based access control system that uses the HID VertX controller and embedded software with fully encrypted IP connectivity that controls up to 16 doors and 500 cardholders. Although the product is designed for unattended administration, users can monitor and control door access 24/7 from an on-site or remote PC using a standard Web browser via the Internet.
Matrix Systems
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Recessed housings

The GU24 family of recessed housings incorporates the GU24 lamp, which offers choices from 13W to 27W, compact size, and integrated ballast. Dedicated bi-pin sockets prevent installation of unapproved lamps, and the Ideal Quick connector feature facilitates fast installation, according to the company. In addition, the housings carry Energy Star and Title 24 certifications and feature 4-in., 5-in., and 6-in. apertures. The units are IC rated for direct contact with insulation in new construction and remodel applications.
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Solar products

The expanded Helio-Link line of solar products now features models designed for thin-film and crystalline photovoltaic (PV) panels and arrays. The line includes IP 68-rated field-wireable and bulkhead connectors, assembly/installation tools and kits, PV/USE cable, custom cable assemblies, thin-film junction boxes, combiner boxes, and grid tie products. Type 4 solar connectors are available in either a bulkhead or field-wireable configuration. Features include a 40A current rating and a cable range of 8 AWG to 18 AWG. The product line also includes assembly/installation tools and kits that feature a funnel entry on the crimp tool.
Remke Energy
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The 21-n-1 Twist-a-Nut multi-bit, dual-ratcheting screwdriver offers 50% more torquing power than standard ratchets, according to the company. Configured so the four bits most frequently used by electricians are pre-loaded into the driver shaft with an additional 12 specialty bits stored for quick access within the handle, the screwdriver includes two interchangeable chrome-vanadium shafts that are designed to drive ¼-in., 5/ 16-in., and 7/ 16-in. nuts. In addition, the handle has two wire looping holes to create perfectly formed wire loops, along with the company’s Wire-Nut ratcheting wrench formed into its bottom. The wrench accepts twist-on wire connectors from the company as well as other manufacturers.
Ideal Industries
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Rotary tool

A new model has been added to the Roto-Split product line. The RS-101B rotary tool is equipped with an auto clamping feature that eliminates the need to adjust a thumb screw when cutting different sizes of AC/MC cable. Users simply squeeze the bottom lever to secure any cable from 14-2 to 10-4 or 3/ 8-in. According to the company, this feature prevents users from applying too much force to aluminum casing. To prevent nicking of wires in standard size AC/MC cable, blade penetration is set at the factory. Other features include an offset ergonomic crank handle and a knob that stores up to six blades.
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Locking pliers

Vise-Grip Curved Jaw (CR) locking pliers feature a self-energizing lower jaw that delivers three times more gripping power than traditional locking pliers with no slipping or stripping, according to the company. The pliers are available in two core models: Fast Release, with a one-handed, triggerless release and anti-pinch, non-slip ProTouch Grips; and Original, with a classic trigger release. Other features include a wire cutter, hex key adjusting screw, and hardened teeth. Constructed of high-grade heat-treated alloy steel, available lengths include 5 in., 7 in., and 10 in.
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Wallbox dimmers

This line of wallbox dimmers includes a family of specification-grade Architectural models, intended primarily for commercial applications, and three families of designer models for commercial, hospitality, and residential applications. Most of the controls feature preset functionality, and all of the preset dimmers can be wired for multi-way control. In addition, each family includes a fan speed control. The Architectural dimmer family includes 120V and 277V version, and high-capacity dimmers for larger loads. The designer families include touch dimmers, paddle dimmers, and slide dimmers, all styled to fit standard decorator wallplates so they can be ganged with switches, sensors, and other devices.
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Wire connector

The HelaCon Plus push-in wire connector features double-spring technology. The first spring allows for low insertion force, while the second spring secures a firm connection with a significantly higher retention value, according to the company. Featuring a 24A maximum current rating, the connector is a substitute to twist-on wire connectors because it is able to join any combination of solid and stranded wire through its individual pole slots within the same housing unit. In addition, the product features UL-listed approval up to 600V for building wire and 1,000V for fixtures and signs. It also offers multiple in-line port options.
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Conduit body covers

Clip-On Form-IN-Place conduit body covers fit all new or previously installed Form 7-style conduit body configurations in sizes from ½-in. to 4-in. The body covers incorporate a gasket that provides a seal to prevent wiring from being exposed to moisture and solvents. Made from stamped steel with a zinc pre-galvanized finish for corrosion- and weather-resistance, the products also feature pan-head screws for enhanced screwdriver torque and the company’s Clip-On clips for secure seating. In addition, they are UL-listed and CSA-certified for wet locations.
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Lighting controls

Core wallbox controls are offered in a range of wireless devices, sensors, dimmers, and fan controls. The product line includes the Aspire RF wireless system for control of up to 232 devices using Z-wave technology for lights, temperature, and shades with single-room and whole-home control options, as well as Savant sensors offered in switch, dual-switch, and dimmer models in occupancy and vacancy versions to meet California Title 24. Accell digital dimmers provide architectural aesthetics with preprogrammed energy saving and safety features, color change kits, tricolor packaged units, and matched remote dimmers with LED for multi-location control. Devine & Skye slide dimmers are designed to wire as single-pole and 3-way using screw terminals and offer a single unit rated for incandescent and magnetic low voltage.
Cooper Wiring Devices
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Infrared thermometer kit

The DCT414S1 12 Volt MAX* lithium-ion (Li-ion) infrared (IR) thermometer kit features an LED hot (red) and cold (blue) spot indicator to quickly locate temperature changes as well as audio alarms to alert users in noisy work conditions. Able to measure temperatures from -20°F to 932°F, the device records maximum/minimum and average temperatures and features a bright green backlit display for easy-to-read recordings. Other product features include adjustable emissivity, a 40-min. charger, and a kit box.
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Arc flash analysis software

Arc Flash Analytic (AFA V4.1) is a software program used in arc flash and shock hazard analysis. The program was developed based on NFPA 70E and IEEE 1584 guidelines as a tool for calculating arc incident energy levels and flash protection boundaries. The program also is used to determine limited, restricted, and prohibited shock approach boundaries, as well as risk categories required by NEC, CEC, and the new Canadian Z462 standard when work is to be performed on or near energized equipment.
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This line of footwear (KEEN Utility) includes a range of industrial and service industry shoes. All industrial footwear incorporates safety features that meet ASTM safety standards. Additional features include unique safety toes, stability plates, and a breathable waterproof membrane system with moisture wicking technology and cushion systems.
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Hole plugs

This line of hole plugs includes models for round, oval, rectangular, square, and “double D” holes in any color needed. Available in multiple sizes to fit a variety of panel thicknesses and diameters, the plugs are used to close unneeded panel holes and are manufactured in numerous materials, including 6/6 nylon and polycarbonate. In addition, the products install with fingertip pressure, lock into panels securely, come in matte or gloss finishes, and are offered in dome, vented, louvered, and specialty window plug designs.
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PowerLogic ION Enterprise software now includes a data center module that provides users with a means of adding data center visibility to electrical monitoring systems in critical power applications. According to the company, the module can monitor multiple device types via SNMP or Modbus, including SmartUPS, Symmetra, Gutor, and Galaxy UPS systems. In addition, customized information can be shared with stakeholders and other business and automation systems, including the company’s Continuum software or APC InfraStruxureCentral software.
Schneider Electric
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EV charging station

The Evr-Green line of electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) includes Level 1 and Level 2 residential charging stations. The plug-in prewire system for Level 2 EVSEs is suitable for new or existing construction. After the system is installed, users can add a Level 2 charging station without any tools. The plug-and-play installation of the charging station also allows users to take their EVSE with them if they move. The Level 1 portable cord set allows users to charge their EV anywhere a standard outlet is available. Both Level 1 and 2 EVSEs feature SAE J1772 connectors that are compatible with all North American plug-in vehicles.
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EV charging station

The CT500 Level II ChargePoint is a 7.2kW single-output networked charging station designed for home and light commercial use. According to the company, the station delivers Level II (208/240V at 30A) charging and is compatible with plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) that comply with the SAE J1772 plug-in electric vehicle-charging standard. In addition, the product is compatible with Leviton’s Evr-Green EVSE installation system.
Coulomb Technologies
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LED neon replacement

Suitable for use in place of neon luminaires for signage and on buildings’ interiors and exteriors, the LED-Flex Series offers uniformity in a variety of colors, including blue, green, orange, red, yellow, white, and warm white. According to the company, only a few tools are required for field design and installation, and the product can be used for permanent, fixed installations requiring minimum maintenance.
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High-rate batteries

Unigy HR3500ET and HR7500ET high-rate batteries offer a 10-yr life for UPS service, according to the company. Featuring IPF technology to ensure inspection of every plate and consistent cell-to-cell voltages, the batteries employ absorbed glass mat technology to lower internal resistance. Other features include recessed posts with epoxy post seals and low-pressure self-sealing valves.
East Penn
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LED luminaire

The Tear Drop Series of LED streetlight luminaires features a dedicated thermal management system, traditional daytime styling, and tool-less access to all components. Designed for use with the company’s teardrop units and pole locations, the fixtures feature a modular design with a compatible permanent glass optical lens that allows existing luminaires to be fully converted to LED. Available styles and sizes include: Esplanade, 24 in. and 34 in. long; Memphis, 24.38 in. and 34.38 in. long; Boulevard, 27 in. long; and Port Huron, 27.38 in. long. In addition, the fixtures’ cast-aluminum door supports a teardrop, bowl, or sag-shaped thermal-resistant borosilicate glass refractor that provides asymmetric cutoff distribution.
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Solar inversion station

The Integrated Solar Inversion Station (ISIS) is a pre-commissioned, utility-grade, 1MW, direct-to-medium voltage solar inverter system designed to provide more reliable operating power for solar farms. Designed to meet IEEE 1547 and UL 1741 specifications, the product features a photovoltaic (PV) master combiner and disconnect, dual 500kW grid tie inverters, medium-voltage switchgear and transformer, and an integrated cooling system for quick deployment.
American Electric Technologies
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Tray cable products

The Royal brand product line includes 300V and 600V instrumentation as well as 600V tray cables. Available in polyvinyl chloride (PVC)/nylon, cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE), and ethylene propylene rubber (EPR) insulations, multiple jacketing options are offered, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), thermoplastic chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), thermoset chlorinated polyethylene (CPE), low-smoke zero halogen (LSZH), and Seoprene thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). In addition, the instrumentation cables can be supplied with multiple pairs or triads and several shielding options.
Coleman Cable
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Troffer downlight

This troffer backlight employs edge-lit LED light guide technology. The LEDs are spaced along the edge of the troffer assembly against the light guide to create an assembly measuring 23.5 in. × 23.5 in. with a thickness of 0.35 in. and weighing less than 3 kg (6.6 lb). According to the company, this edge-lighting approach achieves maximum efficiency in light dispersion, with a brightness of 24 lumens at an output of 400 ±30 lux at 2 m, a color temperature of 4,000K/6,000K, and power consumption of 45W.
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Receptacle/GFCI combo

The U-Line Series of electrical receptacles has been expanded to include a Class I, Division 1 and 2 portable receptacle/GFCI combination. The 125VAC device delivers open neutral protection to protect users against the risk of electrical shock, while also safeguarding the connected apparatus against damage from short circuits and current overload. Engineered to safely work in environments classified by the NEC as “hazardous,” the combo meets all UL and CSA requirements for non-hazardous locations, including wet applications. Made of lightweight copper-free aluminum, the product weighs 7.5 lb and features a GFCI designed in accordance to OSHA requirements for 20A receptacles, along with a built-in carrying handle and a heavy-duty 3-ft SO power cord with a U-Line 20A NEMA 5-20P plug.
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Switchgear and panels

This product line of low-voltage switchgear, medium-voltage switchgear, and PIU, PIE, and CDP panels has passed seismic testing to comply with California’s Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) earthquake certification requirements. According to the company, these pre-approved products can be used in California health care facilities without undergoing shake tests.
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Motor controllers/disconnects

Bryant manual motor controllers (MMCs) are UL-listed as “suitable as motor disconnects.” Featuring thermoset bodies and AC-rated silver alloy contacts, the MMCs are available in NEMA 1, 3/3R, and 4X enclosures and have lockout/tag out capability. Bryant Toggle AC MMCs feature quick-make/slow-break operation and a 10,000A high-fault short circuit withstand rating. Optional NEMA 1 enclosures without switches, as well as side guards for close wall applications and finger-safe environments, are also available. Single-phase and 3-phase toggle controllers are available in 30A, 40A, and 60A sizes up to 600VAC.
Automation Direct
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Shielding conduits

Shield-Flex comprises three shielded conduits (SLA, EMS, and EMCS) formally known as LAS, EMS, and EMSP, respectively. Designed to protect electronic circuits from electromagnetic and radio frequency interference, the products accept industry-standard liquidtight connectors and address the issues of assembly and grounding. All versions can be manufactured with halogen-free jacketing material, using a HF prefix. Type SLA is a UL-listed flexible steel conduit with a galvanized steel core over which a tinned copper shielding braid is applied. The outer jacket is flexible PVC with a temperature rating of -20C° to 60°C while the braid offers a minimum of 90% shielding coverage. Type EMS offers a -55°C to 105°C temperature rating, while Type EMCS is a hybrid of SLA and EMS with the same working temperatures as EMS.
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