Latest Electrical safety Stories

2013-07-15 23:22:30

Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI) by Leviton, now available at TheHardwareCity.com, detects arc-faults to help reduce the likelihood of electrical fire. Issaquah, WA (PRWEB) July 15, 2013 Online retailer TheHardwareCity.com now carries new Arc Fault Circuit Interrupters(AFCI), an advanced electrical outlet produced by Leviton that helps protect against fires caused by arc-faults. Now required in homes by the National Electrical Code, AFCIs de-energize the circuit downstream of the...

2013-06-24 23:27:45

Airo Wireless® is pleased to announce the new intrinsically safe I-Safe™ 28 is the first and only smartphone to achieve certification under UL 913 Standards for intrinsic safety. Available for immediate delivery, the I-Safe™ 28 is also the only handset on the market that provides cell phone, WiFi, Push-to-Talk (PTT), email, fully independent GPS, and telematics in a ruggedized Windows Embedded Handheld smartphone that also runs ERP, process control, HSSE, compliance and other...

Latest Electrical safety Reference Libraries

2010-10-21 17:15:50

A lightning rod is a metal conductor mounted on the top of a building and connected through a wire to the ground to protect the building from lightning. The rod should conduct the electricity from a lightning strike down through the wire instead of passing through the building. The rod is just a single component in the lightning protections system along with rooftop conductors and multiple conductive paths. Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod in 1749. The taller the building the...

2007-05-21 06:18:54

The Electric eel, Electrophorus electricus, is a species of fish. It is capable of generating powerful electric shocks, which it uses for both hunting and self-defense. It is a top predator in its South American range. Despite its name it is not an eel at all but rather a knifefish. Taxonomy The species is so unusual that it has been reclassified several times. Originally it was given its own family Electrophoridae, and then placed to a genus of Gymnotidae alongside Gymnotus....

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