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The problem Having to do multiply visits to site to identify and repair a fault is a common problem when responding to breakdowns. Once to identify the problem, and another to repair the problem once the replacement parts have been sourced. Having information on the equipment before going to site, can stop the multiply visits. […]

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Our solution to the commonly asked question After being asked “what size generator do we need?” on a rather frequent basis, we decided to create a form that assists with determining the generator size required to run electric motors.   Try out the calculator below.   In addition to the generator calculator, we included a few […]

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How much has lighting efficiency improved? The short answer is, a lot. Thankfully, this is actually something that is really easy to measure. A common way to measure how well a light source produces visible light is in lumens/watt. Although this isn’t the most accurate way, in terms of the amount of light over an […]

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The effects of lighting on our body Light affects our body in a range of ways. It is more than just a source of vitamin D. There is research into the effects of light on our sleep/wake cycle, or what is known as our “circadian rhythm”. It reveals that the amount and type of light […]

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Motors can be very dangerous if installed incorrectly, and expensive to replace if not protected properly. The electrical requirements for motors is outlined in AS/NZS 3000 4:13. This has been written as a brief and basic overview of motor installations and protection devices.   Motor Switching Devices Every motor needs to be provided with a switching device […]

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What Is A Power Surge? It is one form of electrical power disturbance. They are spikes in voltage that are very brief, usually lasting millionths of a second. Power surges vary in duration and magnitude, varying from a few hundred volts to several thousand volts. What Causes a Surge? Power surges can occur for a […]

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How does it work? I’m sure you have heard of thermal imaging. Besides being used by the special forces and emergency services, it actually has a very strong commercial presence. And rightfully so. Thermal Imaging works by detecting the radiated inferred energy that is invisible to the human eye and converting that into a visual […]

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What is a UPS? UPS is an abbreviation for Uninterruptible Power Supply. In simply terms it provides protection against power outages and brown outs. They are used to protect computers, servers, network equipment, and security systems where an unexpected power outage would cause serious disruption, or even injuries and fatalities, such as medical facilities. The […]

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