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Electrical Industry News


U.S. Supreme Court Says 'No' to First Sale Doctrine

In an important ruling for independent resellers in the U.S. of electrical apparatus, the U.S. Supreme Court was 'irrevocably split' regarding a First Sale Doctrine case between Costco and watch-maker, Omega. This leaves the U.S. 9th Circuit Court ruling as legal precedent, which said that First Sale Doctrine does not apply to goods acquired in volume made outside of the U.S. The ruling could have implications for the electrical industry, particularly resellers of molded case circuit breakers acquired in volume from overseas' markets...Read More


How To Market 'Green'

This online power point presentation, delivered at a recent Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA) meeting, talks about how to sell 'green' to your customers. The good news is that customers DO care and it's not as hard as you might imagine - as long as your serious. And who could more serious that a trade association with 'recycling' in its name?...Read More

Carving Out New Business in 2011

This NAED article talks about how electrical distributors are succeeding by selling more to existing customers and finding new niches. Read this article to learn specific steps your sales force can take to improve your bottom line during the early stages of the economic recovery...Read More

Make More $$ in 2011

Electrical Wholesaling Magazine offers these 25 ways electrical distributors and suppliers can increase sales in 2011...Read More

Newest, Best, Baddest Circuit Breaker Products

Electrical Contractor & Maintenance (EC&M) magazine rounds up the latest circuit breaker products and technology...Read More

How to Shop for Switchgear

ABB explains what companies need to consider before buying switchgear. They point out that equipment testing is critical, even for new product. Hmmm. PEARL wonders if OEMs test 100% of their products like PEARL reconditioners do?...Read More

Tesla'Electrical Reconditioning Revolution' Leads 2011 PEARL Conference

Remanufacturing, recycling experts to explain how government sustainability initiatives and technical standards are opening electrical reconditioning markets at PEARL's Electrical Safety, Reliability & Sustainability Conference & Exhibition to be held May 14-16 in Portland...Read More

GE does it.  Eaton does it. LittleFuse does it.  They do it to get more customers, cheaply !  Click to learn their technique.

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How To: Inspect, Recondition, and Test Low-Voltage Surge Arresters
The distribution class surge arrester is the most common type of protective device used on power systems today. Its application typically is limited to systems rated 34.5-kV and lower. The primary function of the distribution surge arrester is to protect the insulation of distribution class oil-filled transformers. Other typical applications include the protection of rotating machines and dry-type transformers. Most common in recent generations of arrestors is the MOV type or Metal Oxide Varistor type. Essentially, this device is installed just ahead of the load and it intercepts major voltage surges that might damage the transformer or motor...Read More
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Tech Talk: Answer the Challenge for Chance to Win 2GB iPod!!

How deep is your knowledge of safe electrical practices, testing and electrical reconditioning? Follow this link to see this month's question and email us your answer. Winner's will be drawn from all correct answers at the end of December. While you're answering this month's trivia question, you can learn the answer to last month's question and bask in the brilliance of last month's winner: Tom Dickey of Electrical Apparatus Repair Company (EARCO), out of Cartersville, Georgia.


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Issue: 21, Dec. 2010
In This Issue
Supreme Court Deals Blow to Electrical Resellers; How to Market 'Green;' Make More $$ in 2011
PEARL 2011 Conference Highlights
How To Inspect/Recon LV Surge Arresters
Win An iPOD!!
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