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They say the walls have ears, but maybe something else is hiding there.

The writer John Irving wrote a beautiful book on a father's response to a child who was afraid of what lurked between the walls. Irrational fears, unlike those that prompted ESFI-Canada to launch a campaign on electrical safety for homeowners. The figures ESFI-Canada used to launch this campaign, which show that home renovations often neglect the electrical work, are scary and this time with reason. Good reading!

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



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Easy Installation, Space Saving, Money Saving Design

Schneider Electric is pleased to announce the release of the innovative Surgelogic SurgeLoc, a new line of commercial surge that provides advanced power and equipment protection for Square D™ NQ panelboards. Engineered with input from contractors and specifiers, the innovative SurgeLoc device from Schneider Electric™ has revolutionized commercial surge protection. Read More


Certification Marks Part 2 —What Is the CE Mark and What Does It Mean?

By William Burr
The CE mark is applied to products by a manufacturer to indicate a supplier declaration that the product, intended to be sold in the European Economic Area (EEA), complies with the relevant European directives. For an electrical product, it declares that it complies with the harmonized standards of the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC). Read More


ESFI-Canada Encourages Homeowners to Check Behind the Wall

By Cathy Chernysh
In the fall 2014 the Electrical Safety Foundation International - Canada (ESFI-Canada) defined a strategic direction that focused on addressing a significant gap in electrical safety. Existing data on electrical fires and documentation of concerns regarding electrical wiring in Canadian homes has resulted in the launch of a 2014 spring campaign that encourages homeowners to Check Behind the Wall.

At the front end, ESFI-C worked to gather a consistent data set from homeowners that represented a diverse national perspective on electrical safety concerns and behaviour. To focus our research efforts, we targeted homeowners who either conducted a renovation in 2013 or planned to undertake one in 2014. Read More


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Eaton Introduces Metal Bezel Option for M22 Pilot Devices

Eaton has expanded its line of M22 pilot devices to include a metal bezel option (M22M). The new bezel maintains a low profile to keep panels compact and offers an attractive chrome finish for users looking to add appeal with front-of-panel components.

M22M models are available in a wide range of pushbutton styles with flush, extended and mushroom buttons, potentiometers, joysticks and selector switches. Read More


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