Mysterious Electrical Problems? Check your Harmonics with a Power Quality Analyzer

One of the most frustrating electrical problems to solve is when equipment behaves erratically or repeatedly fails for no apparent reason. These issues can be the hardest to troubleshoot, especially on a large site with a lot of electrical equipment. Often when the equipment is tested in a separate location it works perfectly, but when Read More …

Failing electrical equipment? Save your reputation and your wallet with voltage data loggers

It’s one of those issues that are the hardest to troubleshoot. A piece of electrical equipment you supplied to a client, has failed unexpectedly. Was it a faulty unit? Will it be covered under warranty? Was it unsuitable for some reason? Will a replacement unit work reliably in the same location?In this situation it’s often Read More …

How Can Electricians Make Money With Power Factor Correction?

Power factor is a measurement that tells us how effectively electrical power is being used by equipment. If a site has a low power factor, it can cause extra loading on the electrical supply systems – on the customer site as well as in the power grid and power station.

Beware the IP65 Rating – Is That IP65 Touch Screen Actually Weatherproof?

Photo courtesy of viagallery.com(CC Attribution)It’s an easy mistake to make. You need an LCD touch screen monitor for use outdoors, so you find one that has an “IP65” rating. An IP65 rating theoretically means that the monitor is sealed from dust ingress, and waterproof enough to survive “jets from any direction”. So it must be Read More …

Are you an Electrical Contractor? Boost your profits in 6 steps

Is this you?You are an electrical contractor.You never have enough time or money.You work hard and often get stressed.You need your business to make more profit, to keep it sustainable, but it’s not happening because you’re always too busy.Most electricians are in a hurry, keen to finish each job quickly, and get onto the next Read More …

Buying an Industrial LCD Monitor? Don’t pay for what you don’t need!

Photo courtesy of Kai Hendry(CC Attribution)When buying an industrial LCD monitor for a specific application, it is easy to just go looking at off-the-shelf industrial monitors that are made with a “one model fits all” approach. However doing it this way will almost always result in you paying for features that you don’t need. The vast Read More …

What options should I choose for a Shop Window LCD Monitor?

Shop windows, like any specific application, have a particular set of needs when it comes to choosing an LCD monitor. Consider why you are installing a shop window LCD monitor. Do you want to attract attention from passers-by? Do you need to display content that is updated regularly? Do you want to show video content, Read More …

What is Power Factor and How Does It Affect My Choice of Energy Data Logger?

Photo courtesy of wstryder(CC Attribution)What is Power Factor?Power Factor is a measurement affecting AC (Alternating Current) electrical circuits, which are the type normally used by everyone on the electricity grid (which is most of us). The Power Factor is an important part of electricity billing, and it plays a big part in electricity companies’ planning Read More …

How to Do Load Profiling with a 3 Phase Data Logger

What Is a Load Profile?A Load Profile is basically a graph of the electrical load on a system, over time. This can be either single phase or three phase, and could be measured at any point in the electrical system, for example you could profile just a single circuit in a building, or all the Read More …

5 Essential Features of Vehicle LCD Monitors

It is essential that vehicle LCD monitors are built for the task.. Photo courtesy of Laineema(CC Attribution)Have you ever tried installing an LCD monitor or PC in a vehicle? It is essential that you make sure the PC or monitor is built for the task. If you try using a standard monitor or PC in Read More …