Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Four Rules for Electrical Safety After A Flood

Ensuring electrical safety after a flood must take precedence over salvaging any remains or inspecting the home. The reason: water and electricity do not mix! It is understandable that you are very eager to check on your belongings, to try to get things back to normal as soon as possible. However, there is always a high risk of electrocution after flooding and of course, no material belongings are worth facing any risks and hazards associated with live electricity in your apartment. Here are few practical tips that will help you ensure electrical safety after a flood.

Stay Away from A Flood-Damaged Basement

A flooded basement may have live electrical wires that you are not aware of. While it is easy to think you can really avoid meeting such wires, even the water may not be safe. It would be best to contact an electrician to ensure the home’s electrical meter is removed from the socket to ensure the house is totally disconnected from the grid. This is an ideal way to shut off all power to the house as there can still be an electrocution even if you have lost power – telephone wires, the cable wire or other wires may have electricity due to shorting and contact from outside electricity.

If there is Power Outage, Do Not Assume It Would Remain Off

After flooding, there may be widespread power outage from the municipal electricity supply. However, it is not ideal to rely on the power outage from the general supply for safety after a flood as power may be restored at any time. Never rely on the municipality utility but take steps to shut off the power from your own apartment.

Do not operate the HVAC Equipment until it is inspected

Flooding may sometimes affect the ductwork and could even flow into parts of your air conditioning system or some areas that may appear dry. The HVAC system could be a big electrical risk if powered up without inspection. Ensure a qualified HVAC specialist checks the system before power is restored.

Dispose Electrical Equipment Affected by Flood

After water in your apartment has been pumped out and recovery efforts have begun, you would need to dispose any electrical equipment affected by the flood. Items such as armored cable, fuse boxes, building wire, switches, air conditioners, heaters, circuit panels and breakers and any items that cannot be salvaged must be disposed to avoid any potential risks and dangers while they are in use.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at www.jpelectricalcompany.com.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists, call 877.844.5514 today.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Different Types of Electrical Switches

We use electrical switches every single day in our lives. Whether they are used to turn on the light or if they are used indirectly while using computers and other appliances, switches are one of the most common electrical accessory around. There are a number of different electrical switches we can use, each having its own unique purpose and use. The type of electrical switch we need to use depends on what we need to use it for. It is a secondary accessory that is highly dependent on the primary accessory it supports. Out of all the switches available in the market, two are highly common and of great use: panel switches and line switches. Let’s have a more detailed look into the two most common types of electrical switches that are in use today.

Panel Switch

Panel switches were developed in the 1910s by Western Electric labs and introduced in the Bell System. Panel switches became used as early types of automatic telephone systems. Known for their huge panel like structure, panel switches are basically very tall strips of layered terminals that are separated by a fine layer of insulation between them. First installed in 1915, the panel switch became the go to method for phone terminals.

That is, however, just one type of panel switch. The second type is far more common and known to almost everyone. Common panel switches are the ones we see on our walls. Most of the switches in our homes are arranged in a panel arrangement. It is basically a plastic panel fitted in the wall with multiple switches embedded in it. This makes it easier for people to switch multiple appliances off or on since the switches are arranged together in the same place.

Line Switch

Much like common panel switches, line switches are very popular as well. In fact, they are perhaps the go to switches to attach to smaller electric appliances. Lamps especially almost always line switches. Line switches carry a relatively smaller load than panel switches and are used for electrical appliances you do not commonly use. An analogy can be drawn with toys that have their own specific switch for use whenever it needs to be used.

In that manner, line switches are commonly used for appliances that are rarely turned on. Lamps, decoration pieces, fountain lights, and disco lights are all common appliances that have line switches attached. Line switches are fairly simple and can be fixed or attached by anyone who has an idea about how to. However, panel switches are often very complex since they are attached to wires from all around a room, or even the entire house! This makes them too difficult for common people to understand, and they cannot find and fix faults on their own. Therefore, whenever there’s a fault with a panel switch it is important to hire a professional for repair or replacement.  You can purchase a new one or a refurbished switch, both will have gone through rigorous testing before making it to you the consumer.

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Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at www.jpelectricalcompany.com.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists, call 877.844.5514 today.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Significant Savings Seen Using Refurbished Electrical Components

In order to be successful in business, we need to be a tad prudent with how money is spent or re-invested into the business and purchasing. Is purchasing a new piece of electrical equipment the best investment, or does capitalizing on an opportunity to purchase quality refurbished electrical components at a significant savings make a viable economic sense?

Pros and Cons

Buying refurbished electrical components has its pros and cons. The pros, it is a great way to save money and in most cases the brand name equipment are built to last. Cons, it can mean money down the drain only when you don’t buy the electrical component from a reputable source and you could end up with an item that is even more damaged or missing integral parts.
Surplus electrical components can come from a few locations:
  • Assets are recovered from manufacturing plants that are closing. The surplus electrical components are then refurbished and sold at a discount.
  • Assets can be recovered from machines that are being disposed of but still have working components. Resulting in one of two situations, the components are refurbished and resold or the entire machine is refurbished.
While one of the benefits of buying reconditioned electrical components is that the items are generally set at a significantly lower price and some equipment contractors will accept returns if an item is ‘defective,’ the down side to this is that you will not get a manufacturer’s warranty.

What Does Reconditioned Mean?

Reconditioned electrical are components that are being repurposed.  They can’t be passed or sold as brand-new products but are instead reconditioned. Whether they are damaged or not, reconditioned electrical components also known as ‘remanufactured’ electrical components are completely disassembled and restored if need be in order to ensure that they perform as expected.

Therefore, before bidding on refurbished electrical components online, there are a few things to keep in mind and if possible ask questions about the item on sale. If it’s a refurbished electrical component be sure to ask about the companies return policies.

Be Cautious Where You Get Refurb Parts From

For a refurbished electrical component, beware of as it may arrive in worse conditions than the actual online photos however you are guaranteed of its safety and reliability. With most resellers and reconditioning companies, you will not be stuck with a defective refurbished electrical component if it is in fact not the right component to fix your machines issue.  An ad may give you all the specifics about the item you are about to purchase and check the seller’s feedback and buyers’ recommendations.  It is important to buy from reputable companies.  This helps to ensure that the reconditioned components that you are purchasing are as good as brand-new OEM electrical parts.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at www.jpelectricalcompany.com.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists, call 877.844.5514 today.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

The Importance of Using Refurbished Electrical Components

Most of the industry experts these days are looking forward to being able to use refurbished electrical equipment and replacement components on their manufacturing lines. Although many people have misconceptions about using refurbished components such as transformers, bus ducts, panel switches, circuit breakers, and such however the truth is that reconditioned machines and components offer a variety of benefits for your workplace.
Importance of using refurbished electrical components can be highlighted from below points:

Reduced cost:

One of the biggest benefits of using refurbished electrical component at industrial processing is that they are cheaper as compared to other identical solutions. The components that come after refurbishing process usually have low selling price irrespective of the reason why manufacturer renewed it. It will help you to save somewhere between 25 to 50 percent on your component purchase.

They come out of rigorous inspection process:

Components that are available at lower price range does not mean to present lower quality. Instead, the refurbished components undergo the more careful testing process. It doesn’t matter what wrong happened to the product before refurbishing process, manufacturers always prefer to follow careful inspection to ensure the best performance. It means you will be able to buy many superior components at the lower price range.

Ease in availability:

Most of the components get obsolete from the market with time and if some specific product lines need them it becomes a challenging task to find the lot again. But the surplus components are the best choice to find components of such limited lots. On time availability of these difficult to find components will help you to avoid downtimes at your workplace. Most of the refurbished products are generally available with same day shipping service.

They come with a warranty:

Just because you are buying Surplus Electrical Components for your product assembly lines, it doesn’t mean that they will not last long. As per market reviews, the refurbished components usually have more life and they also come with a warranty. Most of the manufacturers offer around 12 months warranty on their refurbished component collections so you can find them a trustworthy solution for your industry. Most of these components are certified that they will work safely and same as original ones.

The biggest benefit of buying refurbished components is that you can get services for parts that are outdated, and their production is stopped by the original manufacturer. If you are planning to repair your old pieces of electrical equipment and need same components for replacement, the surplus collection is the best choice to keep working without facing any trouble.

To ensure safe purchase of refurbished components, you must check the policy of the company. It is important to look for a vendor that ensures quality refurbishing of components with safe cleaning process including proper analysis, testing and rigorous inspections. The price range of refurbished components also varies company to company, so it is good to check with various vendors and compare their prices to ensure the best buy services. Once you can find a right seller that guarantees safe operation of refurbished components, you can use them safely at your manufacturing lines.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/products.php.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Safely Refurbishing Manufacturing Equipment after a Flood

Flooding can cause much devastation.  One of them being the ability to ruin the workability of electrical equipment. Manufacturing equipment is much like any other electrical equipment in the way it reacts to water flooding inside its circuits. If you are the owner of such machinery, and it has been hit by a flood or any other water spill, then you don’t need to worry because you have an option to refurbish these electrical components.

Reconditioned electrical components can save you from spending extra money on buying new equipment. Also, it can save your time because installation of new equipment and getting it working just like the previous one can be hard.
However, manufacturing equipment requires prudent considerations in order to safely refurbish them. Let us go through these considerations.
  • Assess the damage

The first thing before even considering repairing or refurbishing any electrical component is to check the extent of the water damage that it has received. In order to do that, you would need to gather all the information that you have about the equipment. That information can include all the pertinent drawings and documentation that had come with the instrument.

Once you have that information, you can either yourself do the inspection or have a specialized team to do it. Too often, an electrical component is well insulated by the manufacturers against any water intrusions. Thus, through valuable knowledge about the machinery and the assessment of the damage, one can get an idea if it needs to be repaired.
  • Never try plugging the equipment

Water has electrical properties. When it seeps inside an electrical component, it floods all the circuits therein. If the component is running when it experiences water seepage, then it can result in short circuits. Alternatively speaking, if equipment is turned on after it has received water seepage, then it can still cause short circuits. Either way, the machinery is damaged, and thus, whether equipment is on or off before the flood, you should never plug them into the electrical socket to see if they are working.
  • Leave the equipment for drying

As we said before, you should never plug in the manufacturing equipment in electricity socket. What you should do is let them get dried. Nobody should be allowed to get near to it unless some decision is reached on whether the equipment should be completely removed or its individual parts are taken out for refurbishing.
  • Hire refurbishing professionals

What we talked about in the above paragraphs are main considerations on the part of the owner and the operators of the manufacturing equipment. However, when it comes to repairing the equipment after flooding, proper refurbishing professionals should be hired.
These professionals know the working of equipment and also the makeup of its complex circuits. They can guide you better regarding whether the components should be completely renewed or repaired.

Refurbished electrical components can work just like they used to when they weren’t damaged. Some people have a fear in their hearts regarding these reconditioned electrical components. However, they should know that the repairers are there to bring a damage component to life without compromising its workability.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/assetmanagement.php.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

Friday, December 15, 2017

Purchasing Reconditioned Electrical Components over New Surplus

Whether you are having your electrical devices fixed or giving them a whole new state-of-the-art facelift, knowing where to look and what to look out for can make all the difference because buying refurbished equipment may be not only a cost-effective alternative in the short-term but also a secure long-term financial solution.

You may have a machine that has replacement parts that are becoming obsolete, but you don’t want to get rid of it or a need to preserve the equipment because it is that is no longer being produced. With a little research, there are certified refurbished experts, licensed distributors, or original equipment manufacturers available out there who are more than capable of offering you solutions that are specific to your needs.

Refurbished Does Not Mean Not As Good

Common misconceptions about purchasing refurbished electrical components are that people believe that because components are often sold at reduced prices, it means they are reduced in performance. This is in fact not the case at all. An electrical component that has undergone comprehensive re-manufacturing and testing process according to all OEM specifications can be restored to a perfect working condition enough that an untrained eye would believe it is brand new. This ensures that refurbished electrical components can continue to function without any hiccups and failure rates that are significantly reduced since it has been tested.

It’s not to mean that those with an inclination toward newer technology than what is currently available in the refurbished equipment market shouldn’t go for the surplus electrical components. In fact, buying new is ideal for those who do not have any financial constraints for this type of purchase.
On the other hand, reconditioning electrical components, otherwise known as refurbishing, electrical components, does indeed, save money, time, and it also extends the components lifespan. In addition to that, by giving electrical components an update, electronics manufacturers reduce e-waste and can keep electronic waste out of landfills. Electronic waste has become a growing concern over the recent past following the exponential growth of the global market of electrical and electronic equipment.

Testing Procedures

It is also important to mention that while original equipment manufacturers OEM are only obligated to batch test their products, reconditioning or refurbishing standards require 100% device testing, a process that follows the following stringent procedures:
  • Conduct an initial test
  • Strip, inspect, and clean the electrical device
  • Replace and recondition worn or damaged electrical components
  • Reassemble
  • Perform verification test
  • Document and finally certify

Saving Money When Possible

If you intend on buying new, more expensive equipment but cannot afford it, purchasing a refurbished electrical component or a piece of newly refurbished equipment may be your best bet.
Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/products.php.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Purchasing Reconditioned Electrical Supplies

Making sure that proper electrical supplies are used in any kind of electrical repairs or upgrades around your home or business it is important to get the optimal result. It is nearly impossible to replace electrical supplies that are well used when equipment is older as the replacement parts have become obsolete.  When you aren’t able to find new electrical components for older equipment the best and only way to navigate is with refurbished electrical components.

Needing Parts for Older Equipment

When you have obsolete circuit breakers, bus ducts, transformers, switches, and any other supplies that are no longer viable you run the risk of ending up with an electrical problem that could be dangerous.  However if you are unable to find the parts new that could be a problem.  This is why companies specialize in reconditioning obsolete electrical components.  Reconditioned electrical supplies need to meet the quality standards that will ensure peace of mind when any types of electrical repairs are done inside your home or business.

There are many cases of electrical issues that are caused by worn electrical supplies and this is not something that should be happening with options available such as reconditioning obsolete or used electrical components.  This is the main reason why such a large number of facilities look into refurbished electrical components when electrical work is done.

Safety Matters

Any work that is related to electricity needs to be taken seriously if you are to get the most reliable results when you get it done.  This is definitely important and it will ensure that you can create a very safe environment for your home or place of business.  Proper electrical components and supplies can mean the difference between a safe place and one that is a constant risk.

Finding The Right Fit

Finding the best possible refurbished transformers, circuit breakers, switchboards, disconnects, and fuses are definitely an essential part of repairing equipment electrical components and electrical repairs.  Quality refurbished electrical components provide the best outcome and help you avoid any dangerous setups that could cause fires and damage to your equipment at home or in your office.
A large inventory of refurbished electrical components is available online at www.jpelectricalcompany.com. You will find that the prices and the number of available products match the quality that you can expect from every purchase. Fast, reliable and packed with the features you need for a truly successful result. Reliability, durability, and quality are the main reasons why this is the best place to shop for electrical supplies.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/products.php.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.