General Electric Co.’s End-to-End Fault Detection, Isolation & Restoration (FDIR/FLISR) system lets utilities improve distribution network reliability. It detects power system outages and automatically sectionalizes and reconfigures distribution circuits to restore power to as many customers as possible. The advanced distribution automation system often reduces typical customer outages from hours to less than a minute and improves a utility’s SAIDI and SAIFI reliability indices. It includes: the Multilin D400 DA, a substation-based FDIR system that can automate up to 20 distribution feeder circuits; the Multilin DGCS switch controller; the Multilin DGCR recloser controller; and the MDS wireless communication network, which together enable easy deployment across the distribution network.

General Electric Co.

Insulated Medium-voltage Cable

Hendrix/Kerite Cable offers 34.5 kV TRXLP-insulated medium-voltage cable for wind power applications. Hendrix cable, manufactured in the United States, is dry-cure, triple-extruded and tested to ICEA/AEIC Standards. The 34.5 kV cable is available in aluminum and copper conductor in sizes from 1/0 through 1250 kcmil in full and reduced concentric neutral configurations. Hendrix can accommodate quantity and length changes just prior to manufacturing to adapt to last-minute changes to farm layouts. Hendrix collaborates with customers to develop flexible delivery that best meets clients’ schedules and provides engineering support to assist clients in aligning cable specifications with industry standards to ensure they are specifying the optimal product for their specific applications.

Hendrix/Kerite Cable

Noncontact Voltage Detector

HDE’s PRX-500 Proximity Voltage Detector is a noncontact voltage detector with nine selectable voltage ranges from 120 VAC to 500 kVAC. The PRX provides an audible and visual indication of voltage detected from elbow test points up to the highest transmission voltages with a typical detection distance of 10 inches. The unit features an electronic touch pad with large buttons and a rechargeable internal battery that can be charged from a truck or wall outlet. The battery can be recharged in 15 minutes to provide more than a full day’s use. A full charge takes three hours and provides a week of continuous use. The PRX can be used on 50Hz and 60Hz systems and weighs less than 1 pound.

HD Electric Co.

Solar SPEC Pak

Anderson Power Products’ Solar SPEC Pak is the first multipin connector to meet photovoltaic industry requirements specified in UL 6703A. Solar SPEC Pak has power-handling capabilities up to 1,000 volts and features a locking latch that complies with NEC 2008 section 690.33(C) requirements. Designed for wire-to-wire applications, Solar SPEC Pak can handle up to four lines, which reduces the number of traditional connectors needed in solar applications, minimizing the amount of space needed while lowering installation costs. The Solar SPEC Pak, IP68-rated shell has a flammability rating of UL 94 V-0 and a weatherability rating of F1 per UL 746C. The housing is touch-safe per UL 1977 when used with Fingerproof Powerpole housing and has a temperature range of minus 40 C to 105 C.

Anderson Power Products

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