Category Archives: Business

New Office Location

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We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth, we have moved into a new location. We will continue to offer the same friendly service at our new address at: 451 21st Street Suite A Longmont, Colorado 80503 The new office location will allow us to offer an even larger selection of products and […]


Current Sensing and Industrial Automation

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Industrial automation is a great way for businesses to cut down their operations costs. By allowing machines to complete menial tasks on their own, without supervision, and with a high degree of reliability, automation eliminates the various costs associated with retaining a worker to do the same thing—including labor, human resources, and damages for unintended […]


Monitoring the Alt Energy Revolution

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With the negative effects of climate change—stronger storms, colder winters, hotter summers—becoming more and more visible, the utilization of renewable energy sources is becoming more and more commonplace. In Germany, for example, solar energy has become one of the top sources of electricity in the country. Besides the greater emphasis on using renewable energy sources, […]


Don’t Open-Circuit a CT’s Secondary Winding

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When measuring or monitoring the amount of current passing through a transmission line, an ammeter—a device that measures electric currents—is connected to the primary conductor (transmission line) via a current transformer (CT). A CT reduces the amount of current flowing through the primary conductor to protect the measuring instrument. The CT, in turn, is connected […]


How a Current Transformer Transforms Electricity

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You’ve probably seen one of those hollow circular devices that enclose transmission lines and are connected by smaller wires to an electrical measuring device, particularly an ammeter. This device, known as a current transformer or current sensor, protects ammeters from power overload by reducing dangerous amounts of current flowing through a power line to more […]


Things to Look for in a DC Current Transducer

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Transducers work by measuring energy (usually electrical) found in a system, and converting this into another energy form, such as sound. In many applications, several transducers are needed to achieve the desired results. For example, in ultrasound imaging, a transducer converts electrical energy into ultrasound or high energy sound waves, which are then focused on […]


Why Your Company Needs Accurate Power Monitoring

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The power usage of major businesses is often high and the accompanying expense is equally astronomical. Having accurate data on how much electricity is consumed can give you ideas on how to create opportunities for savings. Here’s just a few examples of how power monitoring systems can help improve a company’s bottom line:


Design Considerations for AC Current Sensors

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Due to their ability to make high-voltage and high-amperage inputs measurable without significantly affecting the circuit being measured, AC current sensors are commonly used in power monitoring systems. When incorporating these sensors into a monitoring setup, it’s important to take their design specifications into account. Below are some of the key specifications that need to […]


Multiple-Turn Primaries

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When measuring DC currents with a transducer, it isn’t uncommon to encounter operating currents that are too small to provide an input that is within the transducer’s optimal measurement range. This can compromise accuracy. In such cases, the first instinct is to buy another smaller transducer. However, a larger transducer can still provide an accurate […]


A Brief History of the Power Transformer

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Truth be told, modern society would not be the way it is today if not for the transformer— not the robot, but the special electrical component that’s being used in practically every home and commercial establishment today, even after centuries have passed. Have you ever wondered, however, when the contraption was first invented?


Don’t Forget to Short a Current Sensor

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It’s something that even experienced electrical engineers forget at times: never operate a current sensor with the secondary winding in an open circuit. Doing so results into catastrophic overvoltage failure of the transformer, which usually manifests as arcs bridging the gap between the terminals. Aside from overvoltage, this error can also cause insulation failure, which […]


Detecting Electric Current with AC Current Sensors

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Electric current is a flow of electric charge typically occurring in electric circuits and such energy is carried by moving electrons in a wire. Electric current may also be carried by ions in an electrolyte or by both ions and electrons like that in a plasma. For monitoring purposes, an AC current sensor can be […]


Differences between Transformers and Transducers

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There’s no denying that electricity is an important part of modern life. Without the ability to control and measure it, however, people cannot harness its full potential. Traditionally, there are two ways of managing and monitoring electrical energy: transformers and transducers. While many people use the two terms interchangeably, the truth is, each has a […]


The Advantages of Rope CTs

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Rope CTs boast several advantages over their predecessors. Here are some of their fine points: Rope CTs are essentially split core CTs. This means they also benefit from the same ability to install and remove split core CTs without having to disconnect power to the feeder cables. Rope CTs are incredibly easy to retrofit. Their […]


Energy Monitoring with Split Core Current Sensors

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Eco-conscious individuals are becoming more concerned that they might be consuming too much electricity and are significantly increasing their carbon footprint. While energy is essential for households and business operations, using just the right amount of power can go a long way to sustain life and not add more to the things that resulted in […]


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