Electrical distribution

Solar cells becoming thinner and cheaper

18 September, 2007

Scientists at Durham University in the UK are researching cheaper ways of harnessing the sun to increase the economic viability of solar energy and reduce reliance on fossil fuel energy.


Smart meters to harness energy and greenhouse savings

17 September, 2007

A recent report from Total Environment Centre (TEC) claims that a roll-out of ‘smart’ electricity meters could save 19.4 million tonnes of greenhouse emissions. TEC is a resource and support base for environmentalists that lobbies and campaigns local, state and federal government to protect the local environment.


Protective enclosures in harsh agricultural environment

22 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Stahlin Non-Metallic Enclosures

Agrilink needed enclosures to protect against harsh outdoor conditions for environmental probes and telemetry units used in their water management solutions for agribusiness


PMC200 three-phase UPS for data centres

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Rittal Pty Ltd

The PMC200 three-phase UPS is claimed to have an efficiency rate of 96% at full load and over 95% for partial loads to provide higher efficiencies, cost savings and availability for data centres.


Compact RCBOs

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Pulset Pty Ltd

The RCBO/1P_E is a range of one-pole electronic residual current operated circuit breakers (RCBOs) that are the same size as a standard MCB.


Wall mount IR controller

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Midwich Australia

The Calypso CB-1000 is a single-gang, wall mount IR button panel that offers eight programmable backlit tactile buttons, useful for controlling projectors, DVD players and other AV gear.


Safety distribution board

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Relec Switchboards

Isolect is a safety distribution assembly that enables safe working on a live distribution board.


Moulded case circuit breakers

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Bridex Australia

The Susol (Super Solution) moulded case circuit breakers from LS Industrial Systems consist of a range of breakers with ratings between 16 and 800 A and come in four frame sizes.


Lighting dimmers

21 August, 2007 | Supplied by: Legrand Australia P/L

HPM Legrand has released a range of flicker and noise-free lighting dimmers that offer features including soft-start, over-temperature and short circuit protection.


What's really driving the price of copper?

20 August, 2007 by Paul Stathis

Australia's major copper mining company, Oxiana explains what really influences copper pricing and what to expect in the future, dispelling many of the myths and speculation rife in the electrical industry


Ilisys carbon-neutral data centre

17 August, 2007

Ilisys hosts 20,000 businesses on their 100% 'green' powered data centre using energy generated from renewable sources that can be replaced or can't be depleted, like solar and wind and that produce no greenhouse gases


Single versus double-pole circuit breakers

10 August, 2007 by Viv Cohen, Circuit Breaker Industries | Supplied by: CBI Electric Australia Pty Ltd

The selection of circuit breakers is an important matter for electrical contractors, given the probability and consequences of neutral potential rise even in electrical installations


Olex Dekoron cables to be renamed Instrolex

09 August, 2007

After manufacturing instrumentation cables for over 40 years under the name Dekoron, Olex has changed the name of its instrumentation cables to Instrolex. It is exactly the same instrumentation cable, the only difference being the change in name.


Gold Coast airport recloser upgrade

07 August, 2007 | Supplied by: NOJA Power Switchgear Pty Ltd

Gold Coast Airport upgraded its electricity supply to cater for its increasing energy consumption from growing passenger movements. Being an 'always-on-line' site, special design and installation skills were needed to make it happen smoothly


Keeping up with RCD developments

05 August, 2007 by Paul Stathis

The new Wiring Rules are likely to regulate the use of RCDs more stringently than before, so contractors will need to understand what's now required of them


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