What exactly is PELV?

Photo of the interior of an electrical control cabinet showing the components and wireways on the backplane.

What exactly is Protected Extra-Low Voltage (PELV)? Electrical designers run into lots of specialized terminology as part of their work. IEC is notorious for creating specialized terms unfamiliar to North American designers. PELV is a definition of a limited range of system voltage and current and is related to some other terms you may run…

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New CSA Standard for Machinery Electrical Equipment

Electrical Equipment of Machinery Most modern machinery is controlled electrically or electronically. There are several standards that apply to the design of control systems for machinery, with IEC 60204-1 and its EN equivalent, along with IEC 61439-1 and IEC 61439-2 as the predominant standards internationally, and NFPA 79 as the predominant standard in the US…

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ESA Manufacturer’s Registration Deadline postponed

If you’ve been following the discussions on the EMC/PSTC list server and elsewhere about the ESA Manufacturer’s registry in Ontario, you may not be aware that ESA has dropped the August 30 deadline for registration. It seems that the Ontario Government and ESA are reviewing the deadline following a cabinet shake-up at Queen’s Park. There is no word on when or if the deadline will be reinstated. Need to know

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ESA Manufacturer Registration in Ontario, Canada

Do you make electrical products sold in Ontario, Canada? Are you aware of the need to register your company with the Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) in order to sell your products legally? If not, spend some time and catch up on the new ESA Manufacturer’s Registry!

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