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Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards

The recall in Shneider Electricvolves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D,

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CPSC, General Electric Co. Announce Recall of Outlet Converters

General Electric Co.’s GE Lighting division of Cleveland, Ohio, is recalling about 50,000 outlet converters, also known as current taps. They convert a single electrical outlet into three outlets. The ground connector receptacles are oversized and can cause loose ground contacts. Without grounding, consumers are exposed to serious shock hazards. GE has received one report

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Surge Protectors

Surge protectors are incredibly cost-efficient electric devices, especially when their cost is compared to the damage a lightening strike can cause to your home or business and its electrical systems and electronic equipment. Many have a false sense of security, believing common surge protector strips can protect their computers, televisions and stereo systems. If a

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Benefits of LED Lighting

Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) light is becoming a high demand and the preferred lighting of choice. It’s not hard to see why, when it’s one of the most safe and energy efficient options out there. Longer Lifespan It is much more long-lasting than other types of lighting! The typical lifetime of a high-power white LED can

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Utilizing Low Energy Bulbs at Home

These days, the most common energy saving lighting devices are compact fluorescent lamps which are also referred to as CFL’s. These lighting types have been touted to be among the best and most affordable low energy bulbs for homes and offices. Although some still question the effectiveness and long-term benefit of these types of lighting

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AC vs. DC Electric Motors

DC motors come in two general types. They can have brushes or be brushless. AC motors, as well, come in two different types. They can be two phase or three phase. The differences in DC and AC motors are sometimes subtle, but these differences are what make one type better for a certain use. Direct

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