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  • Spider Boxes: Temporary Power When & Where You Need It
    January 16, 2020 Greg Knowles

    Spider Boxes: Temporary Power When & Where You Need It

    Does your firm do work in hard-to-reach locations that don’t have electrical power? Do you require a safe source of power for outdoor locations or temporary situations? A spider box or spider box system may be the perfect option for you. Spider boxes (also known as temporary power supplies) are economical portable power distributors that use [...]

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  • How to Ground Electrical Safety in Your Business
    January 9, 2020 Greg Knowles

    How to Ground Electrical Safety in Your Business

    It’s easy for people who work with electricity and electrical equipment every day to forget how dangerous it can be. They often become complacent about staying safe. At a minimum, improper contact with electrical elements can cause minor shocks and burns. At the extreme, it leads to major injuries, including loss of hearing, heart and [...]

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  • Mining Cable Basics
    February 15, 2019 Greg Knowles

    Mining Cable Basics

    Mining cable is a generic term that describes cable used for distributing power to equipment in mining tunnels, large shovels and drills. It is specifically designed to hold up to the harsh environments found in coal, industrial and precious metal mines including being dragged over rocks, strung from cables and run over by equipment weighing [...]

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  • Camlock Connectors: How to Choose the Right Brand
    January 26, 2019 Greg Knowles

    Camlock Connectors: How to Choose the Right Brand

    In the portable power world you will often hear of camlock connectors, camlock is a generic term to describe a connector that contains a male or female brass cam type single pole connector with a boot that connects to a flexible power cord and then twist locks to a connector of the opposite gender. The [...]

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  • Factors to Consider When Selecting Temporary Power Cable
    January 4, 2019 Greg Knowles

    Factors to Consider When Selecting Temporary Power Cable

    Temporary power projects usually involve running temporary power cable between a source, which is typically a generator, to a load which could be a spider box (or Beetle Box), a transformer cart, a portable panelboard or an automatic transfer switch. Choosing the right cables depends on factors including the physical environment such as temperature and [...]

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