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  1. Who runs Building Automation jobs?

    General Electrical Discussion
    So I was recently discussing the possibility of being a project manager for building automation jobs. Just curious if anyone has made the transition from running commercialelectrical work to controls work and how they adjusted. I know of several electricians who got into DC and enjoy it. Just...
  2. Newbee member Saying Hi to all!

    New Member Introductions
    :smile:Hi, I am not an Electro-mechanical-controls engineer who really went through a software degree and have worked in the Controls field with boots on for the last 30 years. So I am really old and should retire but love to make old things work! and new things newer and innovative! That's...
  3. Question and reviews...Acuity Lighting Control

    Lighting Design
    Hello I am the head electrician of a private school and we are building a new building. The contracted electrician has put in a change order to use a Acuity nLight lighting control over a Watt Stopper brand. I have never used the nLight system and am curious if anyone has. Pros / Cons and...
  4. Theory/Troubleshooting Question...HELP!

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am new to the Forum, I hope I am in the right place for technical questions. Troubleshooting question: On a 950' start/stop control circuit I collected this info with all wire connections isolated except the power source. Ohming out wires while isolated shows all open circuits (no direct...
  5. Elevator question

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    I'm working on a residential elevator and I'm missing an input labeled FLLP. This is in the interlock circuit with the doors and travel switches...ect. Anybody know what it is?
  6. Hello All from So. Cal

    New Member Introductions
    Ill try to make this as short as I can. I have been in the Electrical field since 2000 in Apprenticeship (in Indiana) till 2004. Since than I moved to Las Vegas, NV which I found to be a Political mess so I did not continue my career other than I started working for a company testing line trucks...
  7. instrumentation process controls training

    General Electrical Discussion
    Anyone know of a good instrumentation and process controls training?
  8. 24 volt buzzer installation

    General Electrical Discussion
    I have a customer who wants three pool pump safety switches wired to one buzzer. - I told him I am not sure I will be able to do this. I want to try and keep this simple. Each safety switch has one set of 24 volt contacts for a remote alarm, (buzzer). Let's say the buzzer has one set of...
  9. Automatic control of momentary switch

    General Electrical Discussion
    I have a bank of 49 8' florescent lights controlled by several momentary switches. I want to send a pulse of electricity to simulate the 120v momentary pulse from the switches to activate either the 'On' signal on the contactor or the 'Off' signal. I want this signal to be sent either based on...
  10. Fire suppression system

    General Electrical Discussion
    I am a relatively new electrical contractor and I recently added some receptacles for some cooking equipment. - I found out that these receptacles need to shut down when the fire suppression system activates. I am pretty sure I know what I need to do but I sure would like to hear from someone...
  11. feeder, O/C sizing

    General Electrical Discussion
    Greetings, Question about the CEC regarding VFD's. Im doing a sand blasting project. I have the following loads .77A 120Vac single phase gear motor, controlled across the line. .7A dc motor controlled by a 120Vac KB penta DC drive 100W powersupply for PLC,PLC in/out modules, and 3 input...
  12. Spakin' it up in Calgary

    New Member Introductions
    Hey folks, been looking around and it seems I can really get along here on the site. 2nd year controls electrician from Calgary, AB with Concept Elec. Finished the Telus Spark science center and paid my dues bending pipe and pulling wire. Spend my time bouncing from offices to multi-unit...
  13. \o Hey everyone! Controls and Building Automation background; looking to learn more.

    New Member Introductions
    I recently found this forum from a link on HVAC-Talk.com and since Controls has a 50/50 mix of HVAC and Electrical, figured I would step and look around. I haven't gotten a chance to read through all the rules just yet, but after a few more posts will I be able to put a link in my signature for...
  14. motor controls schematics

    PLCs, VFDs, Motors and Controls
    Hello all, I am a second year electrical student graduating in 2 weeks, I have a BIG favor to ask...I competed in SkillsUSA this year in the industrial motor controls category, I won my regional competition and at the state level, therefore I will be going to compete at the national level with...
  15. Homemade Testing Tools

    Tools, Equipment and New Products
    Alright members, time to whip out those homemade troubleshooting tools. Seems that there is always something on our mind at the end of the day that we should make to make things that day 'so much' easier. Share with us tools you have made that have made troublshooting a breeze or tools/equipment...