New Products- October 2011

New Products- October 2011

New Products- October 2011

Trapeze retrofit system

The Kindorf Trap-Eze connector allows new trapeze sections to be installed directly above, or to the side of, an existing assembly without disturbing the original unit. Used as a system, the Kindorf Trap-Eze connector and Kindorf Trapnut strut fastener delivers, on average, 43% time savings on retrofit applications compared to standard trapeze systems using nuts and washers. Designed for use with various lengths of strut that can vary by as much as an inch, the product incorporates a visual guide or view window that allows a safety zone for strut length, enabling rough cutting of struts.

Thomas & Betts
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Penetrating Radar System

The Seeker SPR subsurface penetrating radar system can infiltrate numerous surfaces, such as soil, clay, concrete, and brick. Incorporating a complete imaging system into one unit, the product transmits energy pulses and is able to display an image of the subsurface on the operator interface. In addition, users can set a variety of parameters prior to each survey, including soil settings, algorithms, and color palette, via the touch screen. The product also can be set to focus on a particular depth range.

US Radar
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Combiner Boxes

Designed for solar photovoltaic (PV) applications, this ETL-listed combiner box satisfies the UL 1741 standard at 1,000VDC, which the company says is the first such box in North America to meet the new PV standard certification. Features include Wöhner PV fuse holders and bus bar as well as a 1,000VDC DC-rated disconnect switch.

Hoffman/Pentair Technical Products
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Combo Device

This USB charger and tamper-resistant receptacle form a unique wiring device. The device’s USB charging ports support any electronic product capable of being charged via a 5V power adapter. An LED light indicates that the device is charging, and an automatic grounding system eliminates the need for a bonding jumper in grounded metal enclosure. Other features include an injection-molded PVC housing and zinc-plated steel mounting strap for added corrosion resistance. UL-approved tamper-resistant shutters ensure compliance with the 2011 NEC.

Cooper Wiring Devices

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Outdoor Luminaire

Designed for use with post top luminaires, the Utility Base Series features an easily removable access door with a tool-less spring latch that allows users to quickly open and close the door without having to use screw drivers or similar tools. A safety cable on the door prevents it from falling to the ground below. The ballast chamber includes a large opening and easily removable ballast tray, which slides out to allow access to the electrical components. The ballast tray is modular and offers quick disconnects for power supply conductors and lamp socket conductors as well as an option for a NEMA locking type photo control.

Sentry Electric

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Load Centers

The ES Series and PL Series of load centers feature a 3-phase design, extended circuit models, and additional aluminum configurations. The ES Series features an aluminum-bussed panel and covers all load center applications, including 100A to 225A, 12 to 70 circuit, and single- and 3-phase for indoor or outdoor applications. The PL Series of load centers requires 5% to 29% less installation time, according to the company, and features copper bussing.

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LED Lamps

The Acculamp S Series includes LED versions of PAR16, PAR20, PAR30, PAR38, MR16, and AR111 lamps in multiple beam patterns and color-temperatures (CCTs), including warm-white 2,800K. According to the company, the lamps offer a 50,000-hr life and 80% energy savings. Mercury-free, the product also features high color rendering up to Ra92.

Acuity Brands
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Fire Alarm Retrofit Kit

The IF600 Retrofit Kit allows users to update the company’s IF602 and IF610 Series fire alarm control panels to the latest technology of an E3 Series Expandable Emergency Evacuation System. The kit includes the internal components of a new E3 Series fire alarm control panel and a panel door, all sized to fit the original head-end panel’s backbox. The E3 Series compatibility with nearly all IF600 Series peripherals enables the majority of these retrofits to integrate seamlessly with existing detectors and notification devices, according to the company.

Gamewell-FCI by Honeywell
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Tape measure

The Pipe Friendly tape measure features an end piece with a built-in J-shaped hook that improves the ability to hook its blade onto the edge of a thin object. Measuring 25 ft long × 1 in. wide, the product comes in two models: the TF25A and the TF-25B. The TF25A features three stop buttons, and both versions feature a rugged case. Available color combinations include chrome and black and yellow and black.

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MEP Takeoff Software

Accubid LiveCount Pro on-screen takeoff tool for the MEP trades now features new versions of LiveCount and LiveCount Pro, an upgrade tier offering to further refine search results. The software provides users with the ability to seamlessly integrate and mark up digital image files to manage the quantification process during takeoffs. According to the company, this eliminates the need to import and/or export information to either the on-screen takeoff tool or the estimate, because they are linked.

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LED replacement lamp

The AmbientLED lamp, which puts out 1,100 lm of light using just 17W of electricity, is designed to replace a 75W incandescent bulb. According to the company, the lamp will reduce energy consumption by 80% and lasts 25 times longer compared to traditional 75W incandescent lamps. In addition, the product fits into existing fixtures and works with standard dimmers.

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Ear Plug

The Blue disposable ear plug offers 32 NRR/34SNR. With a contoured bell shape and slow expansion-rate foam, the ear plug includes soil-resistant closed cell foam and allows for easy insertion and removal. Available corded or uncorded, the ANSI S3.19-1974 and CE EN-352: 2002 product also features a bright blue color for easy compliance with safety checks.


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EV charging station

The EVlink outdoor electric vehicle (EV) charging station is UL-listed and SAE J1772-compliant. The charging station detects ground faults and provides protection from power outages and lost connectivity. An integral ground fault interrupter set at 5mA provides protection to users if a ground fault is detected. Automatic recovery and re-start functionality allows charging to resume following power loss or ground fault detection. Available in wall or pedestal mounts and in dual or single charging units, authentication using a radio frequency identification (RFID) card scan ensures only approved users can access the product.

Schneider Electric

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Hammer Drill Bits

TE-CX hammer drill bits feature a gradient carbide head that can penetrate rebar. Incorporating four rugged cutting edges, the carbide head’s design helps prevent catching or jamming on rebar, according to the company. In addition, the devices are designed for drilling holes for medium- to heavy-duty anchors in the 3/16 in. to 1 in. range in concrete, masonry, and other natural materials. An anchor hole suitability indicator ensures accurate anchor holes can be drilled when the indicator mark is visible. In the unlikely event of breakage, the drill bit will be replaced if the wear mark on the helix is still visible.
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Bi-metal drill bits

The Bi-Metal Self-Feed drill bit features a high-speed steel cutting edge and screw tip that allows it to stay sharper longer, according to the company. The bit’s chamfered edges and flutes help remove excess wood chips while drilling and facilitate removal of the bit from the hole after drilling. In addition, the company says bi-metal technology allows the bit to last two times longer than previous models.


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LED Spotlight Lamps

The Chicago PAR-30 LED lamp is designed as an 8W replacement for a 75W halogen lamp. Compatible with E26/E27 screw bases, the Chicago offers a CRI greater than 75 and color temperatures ranging from 3,000K to 5,000K.The New York LED PAR-38 LED lamp is a 20W replacement for a 150W halogen spotlight.

LED Waves
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LED Luminaire

The EPL-FL1524-LED-100 explosionproof aluminum 2-ft-long hazardous location LED luminaire is approved for Class I, Div. 1 and 2 locations. Incorporating a 15W LED tube lamp within a rugged housing, the luminaire produces more light than a comparable 100W incandescent drop light, according to the company. In addition, the product includes 100 ft of 16/3 AWG SOOW cord and features a housing and lamp guards formed of non sparking aluminum, molded rubber bumpers, as well as an annealed protective glass lens
Larson Electronics’
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Explosionproof Receptacles

Russellstoll MaxGard explosionproof receptacles feature components sealed with neoprene O-rings for environmental separation, ensuring a waterproof seal even if the receptacles aren’t connected, according to the company. Offered with a selection of 24 single-rate device polarizations, the products are available in circuit breaker interlocked and noninterlocked receptacle models. Both versions feature a gated rotating disk at the face of the interior, which engages on insertion.

Thomas & Betts

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Diesel Generators

These 350kW, 400kW, and 500kW industrial diesel generators feature an EPA-certified, John Deere PowerTech 13.5L generator drive engine. The generators include a new junction box design, giving users up to four line circuit breaker choices that are able to be located on the left or right side of the generator. The units also feature improved access to stub-up and customer connection points for reduced installation time. Other features include controller choices and weather protection.

Kohler Power Systems

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LED Luminaires

Designed for ambient applications and general-purpose illumination, the Lithonia Lighting brand of VTLED volumetric luminaries features the company’s nLight intelligent controls, a plug-and-play functionality that can be configured to achieve energy savings almost immediately. Available in 2-ft × 2-ft and 2-ft × 4-ft configurations, the luminaires feature smooth continuous dimming functions as standard.

Acuity Brands
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LED Luminaires

The AccuLite Alari+ family of LED parking, roadway, and area lighting luminaires includes enhanced LED light engines. Featuring field rotatable optics, high transmission glass, and tool-less access for wiring and maintenance, the luminaires exceed 70 lm/W and offer a 50,000-hr lifespan, according to the company. Additional product highlights include type II, III and V distributions that are Dark Sky friendly, drivers with universal input of 120VAC to 277VAC or 347VAC to 480VAC and internal surge protection of 2.5k.

Juno Lighting Group
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The IronHorse AC motor line now includes cast iron 3-phase premium efficiency motors available in ranges from 1 hp to 200 hp. Offered in speeds of 1,200 rpm, 1,800 rpm, and 3,600 rpm, the motors are electrically reversible. The industrial-duty T-frame and TC-frame TEFC motors feature ribbed cast iron frames to ensure maximum cooling and come equipped with solid full frame-length cast iron mounting feet, a cast iron junction box with rubber gasket, and rubber dust cover. Motor sizes 10 hp and lower are equipped with maintenance-free bearings while larger motors feature NSK/NTN/SKF brand ball or roller bearings.

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Terminal Lugs

Designed for use in the company’s 75kVA and smaller transformers, this line of mechanical terminal lugs are electro-tin plated and UL-listed to 90°C. The lugs support aluminum and copper wires, up to a 600V connection, and feature a chamfered wire entry for easy installation of wires. In addition, lug kits are available to support common voltage and kVA combinations. Attachment hardware is included with kits.

Jefferson Electric

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Tray Cable Connectors

This line of connectors is designed for use with TC, ITC, PLTC, and other commonly used types of tray cable. Featuring a compensating displacement seal that provides ingress protection to NEMA 4X and IP68 standards, the connectors are suitable for use in highly caustic or harsh environments. In addition, the devices feature a seal insert that lets each gland terminate the broadest cable range available in a single hub size. Manufactured in aluminum, stainless steel, and nickel-plated brass, the products offer an operating temperature range of -60°C/-76°F to 110°C/230°F and come in trade sizes ranging from ½-in. to 4-in.

Appleton Electric
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Power Distribution Units

The company’s line of ePDU power distribution products now includes 480V configurations. According to the company, the PDUs eliminate the need for step-down transformers, reduce distribution costs, and power high-efficiency 277V power supplies. In addition, the majority of the company’s 3-phase uninterruptible power supplies, including the 9355, 9390, and 9395, are designed to work seamlessly with these products.
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