Finalist in Electrical Distribution in Consulting-Specifying Engineer's 2011 Product of the Year competition
These solar disconnect switches for solar photovoltaic (PV) circuits have been introduced by Eaton. They are UL 98 listed and are labeled for NEC Article 690 PV applications per UL 1741 requirements. The switches have multiple factory-wired poles and factory-installed jumpers. They include a neutral block for grounded conductors, equipment-grounding lug, and clear polycarbonate dead front shield to prevent accidental contact with live parts. Only one fuse is required in these fused-style switches, and fuse clips are located on the center pole, away from potential back-feed. The switches are available from 30 to 600 amps and in a variety of enclosure styles.
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Annual Salary Survey
Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey