Product News, July 2010

Acrylic labels EET G4 woven nylon, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) acrylic labels for thermal transfer printers are suitable for wire, harness, and cable identification labeling as well as applications with irregular contours or that have low surface energy. For wire and cable applications, the labels can be applied in a or format. Additionally, the product conforms to the flexible nature of flat-ribbon

Acrylic labels

EET G4 woven nylon, pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) acrylic labels for thermal transfer printers are suitable for wire, harness, and cable identification labeling as well as applications with irregular contours or that have low surface energy. For wire and cable applications, the labels can be applied in a “flag” or “wrap-around” format. Additionally, the product conforms to the flexible nature of flat-ribbon cables without causing peeling or de-lamination, according to the company.
Tyco Electronics
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Emergency luminaire

The HL-95/105 Series of halogen emergency luminaires features 5W high-output MR16 halogen lamps. Available in standard and self-diagnostic versions, the HL-105 model offers 12W more capacity for operating remote lighting fixtures or for extended emergency operation time. Able to be wall or ceiling mounted, product features include a UV stable thermoplastic housing, universal mounting plate with plug-in connector, fully adjustable lighting heads, maintenance-free lead calcium battery, and universal 120/277VAC input. Options include black finish and matching remote lighting fixtures.
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Available with the company's type 34B, TENV, 1/5-hp (149W) brushless DC motors, WX gearmotors feature synthetic lubricants and all-steel helical gear trains designed to AGMA 9 standards or higher. According to the company, 48 stock models feature 12 available gear ratios, ranging from 4:1 to 312:1, and rated output speeds from 658 rpm to 8 rpm. Offered with 130VDC and 24VDC windings, the product is available with or without accessory shafts for external encoder or brake installation.
Bodine Electric
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Circuit breakers

Featuring a voltage range factor (K) of K = 1, VCP-W medium-voltage vacuum circuit breakers include vacuum interrupters that reliably switch high-stress current and require no cooling or ventilation systems, according to the company. Offered in fixed or drawout configurations, they feature UL-listed ratings of up to 15kV, 3,000A, and 63 kA. The product line also includes the VCP-WSE circuit breaker, which features cycloaliphatic epoxy insulation and ratings up to 15kV, 3,000A, and 50 kA.
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Elektrimax motors meet NEMA Premium Efficiency requirements as outlined in the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Available from 1 hp to 250 hp, the motors feature oversized bearings on both motor drive ends, rigid cast iron construction, and an oversized junction box. The product also uses vacuum pressure impregnation to keep electrical components cool, features a chip- and rust-resistant epoxy coating, and IP55 sealing for water and dust resistance.
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Available in IESNA type III, IV, and V for area/site lighting and parking lot applications, Cimarron reflectors feature rotatable enclosures to ensure repeatability and performance. At a mounting height of 25 ft, the reflectors produce an average foot-candle reading of 2.5 (with a better than 4:1 uniformity), according to the company. Offered as a made-to-order product, the unit's optics are designed around a 400W ED28 mogul base lamp.
Spaulding Lighting
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Step-up transformers

Intended for the wind farm turbine market, the PCT WTSU step-up transformer features round coils, a cruciform, a mitered core with heavy-duty clamping, and a pressure plate design. According to the company, the transformer's unique cooling system shortens the path that heat generated within the core and coils must take to reach the cooling fluid. The product also features a no-load tap changer with silver-plated contacts.
Pacific Crest Transformers
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Distribution transformers

The ET2 and ET5 Series of unshielded distribution transformers are available in 15kVA through 75kVA. For outdoor applications, the transformers can be outfitted with optional weather shields that meet UL-3R requirements. Offered in single- and 3-phase versions, the NEMA TP-1 compliant product features a UL Class 220 insulation system, terminal board connections, and stainless steel enclosures.
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T5 retrofit adapter

This T5 retrofit adapter has a built-in electronic ballast, allowing users to upgrade T12 fixtures. According to the company, in many cases, users can delamp T12 fixtures from four T12s down to two T5s, resulting in energy savings of up to 65%. The T5 lamp also produces a light that is 85% closer to natural sunlight and features a reflector that directs light downward to the source needing to be illuminated.
Energy Now
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LED wallpack

The LPACK 20 LED wallpack features a 50,000-hr life, according to the company. Available in warm and cool light, the 20Wproduct includes two high-output, 10W LED light engines that deliver 70% of their rated lumens and have a voltage sensing driver for 120V up to 277V. Available in a bronze or white finish, the product is suitable for both commercial and residential applications as either a downlight or uplight for wet locations. In addition, they are designed for mounting heights of up to 15 ft.
RAB Lighting
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LED edge-lit backlights

These LED edge-lit luminaires focus light into a high-performance backlight or light guide. Because the LEDs are located on the edge of the light guide, the company says there is better optical control for color and uniformity, fewer LEDs, and enhanced repeatability. LED backlight panel applications include egress lighting, exit signs, downlighting, under-cabinet, splash, desk task lighting, and refrigeration illumination.
Global Lighting Technologies
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Integrated power center

The Submetering Integrated Power Center (IPC) had been added to the company's Square D Integrated Power and Control Solutions (IPaCS) portfolio. Fully customizable, the IPC features a Square D PowerLogic E4800 series multi-circuit energy meter mounted inside its enclosure, making the product suitable for multi-tenant and multi-department buildings. In addition, real-time and status information from the meter can be accessed with EnergyView Online software as well as other online power monitoring software.
Schneider Electric
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Tube guards

These light-stabilized standard tube guards are made of unbreakable lexan polycarbonate to protect against the hazards of lamp breakage and have 0% transmittance below 365 nanometers, according to the company. The guards slip over lamps to retain shattered glass and control the release of gas/phosphors. Available in clear, amber, red, green, and blue, the standard model is offered in 4-ft, 6-ft, and 8-ft lengths. UV-protection tube guards, constructed from acrylic polymer material, protect against UV damage and are available in 4-ft and 8-ft lengths.
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Data nodes

Hobo ZW wireless data nodes measure, record, and transmit real-time energy use and environmental data from dozens of points to a central PC. According to the company, the data nodes work together in a self-healing wireless network to transmit logged data to a PC at regular intervals. The product measures temperature, relatively humidity, kilowatt hours, CO2, voltage AC , amps, gauge pressure, and a variety of other parameters. Accompanying HOBOware Pro 3.0 software lets users configure data node networks, view real-time energy and environmental data, and set alarms for any sensors on the network.
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Ratcheting strain relief

Redesigned Snap-In ratcheting strain relief can now be removed through insertion of standard snap ring pliers with 0.040-in. tips into the holes located on the outside of the part. The strain relief self-locks directly onto the cable and can be preassembled offline for final assembly at a later time or remote location. Available for one hole size (0.875 with 0.770 flats), the product is UL-recognized under file E15331 and installs with fingertip pressure into a standard round or double “D” hole. A wire locking ratchet allows for wire range from 0.115 in. to 0.575 in. and can be used for one or multiple round or flat wire cables.
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Insulation testers

The 1555 and 1550C insulation resistance testers offer digital insulation testing up to 10kV. The testers can also conduct the entire range of test voltages specified in IEEE 43-2000 and feature CAT III 1,000V, CAT IV 600V safety ratings, according to the company. Features include measurement storage, PC interface, a warning function that alerts users that line voltage is present and gives the voltage reading up to 600VAC/VDC, 99 memory locations, and a battery that performs more than 750 tests between charges.
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Cord reel

Constructed of heavy-gauge 304L stainless steel, this cord reel is designed for applications where corrosion or sanitation is a concern. Product features includes a 4-ft to 5-ft pigtail, multi-positional guide arm, automatic on/off switch, and a spotlight suitable for Class 1 and 2 hazardous areas (device only).
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Control panels

Designed for irrigation pump pressure control applications up to 125 hp, VFDC-1300 Quick Ship control panels ship within 48 hr from time of order, according to the company. Equipped with a variable frequency drive (VFD) in a ventilated NEMA 3R enclosure, the control panels also feature a VFDC-1300 controller and a pressure transmitter. In addition, the product is factory-tested and pre-programmed for a user's application. UL- and cUL-listed, other highlights include PID control with sleep function, fill pipe function, and dry-run protection with automatic restart after a preset time.
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Ranging in size from 6 in. × 6 in. × 4 in. to 18 in. × 16 in. × 10 in., the N4XP line of polycarbonate enclosures provides high-impact resistance and UV protection in a lightweight, noncorrosive design. Available in opaque or clear covers for viewing, the enclosures are UL- and cUL-listed and meet type 2, 3, 3R, 4, 4X, 5, 6/6P, 12, 13, and marine use. In addition, each product features a cover gasket, providing a watertight seal for NEMA 4 applications, and add-on mounting feet for wall-mount applications.
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Well luminaire

The low-voltage 5010 Series of well luminaires features an adjustable gimbal. Available in cast aluminum, cast brass, stainless steel, marine-grade 316 stainless steel, and fiberglass finishes, the luminaire fits into an in-ground 8-in. plastic sleeve and can be specified with an open aperture, louvers, hood or shroud, depending on the application. Additional models are offered in 3¾-in., 4¼-in., 4¾-in., and 5⅛-in. lengths. In-ground mounting options also include a 13½-in. plastic sleeve.
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Energy/power demand analyzer

The Energy Platform EP1 is a handheld electrical energy and power demand analyzer designed for conducting facility energy audits and power demand studies. Featuring Energy Platform Report Writer (EPRW) software, the analyzer can record both forward and reverse energy. In addition, the device is equipped with eight input channels — four current and four voltage — and can monitor and record 3-phase, split-phase, or single-phase circuits. Additional features include 4 GB of compact flash memory, automatic-configuration, and a color touch-screen interface. Measured data may be displayed onscreen or imported into EPRW (included) or DranView (optional) software.
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LED replacement fixtures

These LED replacements for recessed T-bar fluorescent ceiling luminaires come in two models. The CLL2X2-400-TPW-001W uses 24W of power and replaces 2-ft × 2-ft standard fluorescent 64W units, while the CLL2X2-800-TPW-001W consumes less than 36W and replaces 80W fluorescent fixtures. Both models operate on a voltage range of 100VAC to 277VAC, providing solid-state 5,000°K pure-white lighting. In addition, they feature a CRI of 75.
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Power warning alert

The VoltageVision R-3W-SR is a solid-on power warning alert. Featuring LEDs that illuminate three different ways (flash, shimmer, and solid) to show the presence of varying voltages, the alert detects 3-phase AC or DC voltage and operates from 40VAC to 750VAC/30VDC to 1,000VDC. C-UL-US NEMA 4X-listed, the product fits into a standard 30-mm pushbutton hole and features encapsulated construction and a redundant circuit design.
Grace Engineered Products
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Trip unit kit

The EntelliGuard TU trip unit conversion/upgrade kit includes a Waveform Recognition Instantaneous Algorithm and Zone Selective Interlocking Instantaneous feature, which together can achieve HRC2 or better without sacrificing selectivity for available fault currents as high as 100kA, according to the company. In addition, the product includes a Reduced Energy Let Through feature (RELT) that provides enhanced arc flash protection during maintenance. Other features inlcude flexible time current settings and curves, ground fault alarm via I/O or Modbus communications, the ability to display three phases on one screen, and 10 event log with date and time stamp.
General Electric
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Grounding ring

The Aegis WTG wind turbine grounding ring is maintenance-free, effective at any rpm, and available for any size wind turbine generation, according to the company. The grounding ring is engineered to safety divert up to 120A of continuous shaft current at frequencies as high as 13.5 MHz and discharge up to 3,000V.
Electro Static Technology
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Energy monitoring software

EnergyView Online Web-based remote energy monitoring software integrates with a building's existing or new energy meters, linking them through an Internet gateway, to allow for 24/7 Web access to a building's energy usage statistics. Energy data files are automatically routed to secure servers where they can be viewed through a Web browser. The software allows users to track and report on CO2 emissions and set emission targets; use “what if” analysis to adjust or shift load, determine cost savings, and compare historical data; create schedules for sending energy usage reports and updates via email; set up alarm thresholds, and receive alarms in real time via email, cell, or pager; and monitor the consumption of water, gas, electricity, and steam.
Schneider Electric
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Cable management system

Offered in vertical, horizontal, and front-to-rear options to meet comm/data cabling application demands for single bay and ganged cabinets, this configurable cable management system manages inter-cabinet patching and cross connects for structured cabling within EIA-310-D-compliant 19-in. access cabinet platforms. Designed for single-person installation, the product can span between ganged cabinets and features multiple wire lances and a twist-and-lock cable arm mounting option.
Cooper B-Line
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LED power modules

The PIL300U-V Series of constant voltage LED power modules features 300W of output power and a 90VAC to 305VAC input range. The module's design incorporates high PFC, meeting the requirements for EN61000-3-2. Standard output voltages range from 12VDC to 150VDC. The IP67-rated product offers ratings are up to 94%, and its specified operating temperature range is -35°C to +70°C.
Power Partners
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