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HSE switchgear maintenance warning

Testing of protection relay "not always carried out when the switchgear is maintained and requires specialist knowledge"

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Cadbury’s owners call in PS Electrical after brand new STR58 units fail to stop nuisance tripping

Mondelez International - Europe’s largest chocolatier and owner of brands such as Cadbury, Toblerone and Oreo - recently had the old STR38S units on their two main incomers replaced by the OEM...

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Nottingham Panthers play on thanks to PS Electrical

Emergency call out to the National Ice Centre saves the day

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ETC Technologies ends sale of retrofit kits

We have received the announcement below from ETC Technologies.

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Six to 12 week lead time on ‘plug & play’ retrofit NW solution for Masterpact M

Go to our dedicated Masterpact site to read why we are not recommending the intallation of adapted Masterpact NW units.

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New Trading Partner

PS Electrical Services(1998)Ltd are proud to announce a new trading partnership with a major Italian switchhgear service provider. Nuova CMME will be our sole distributor for the Amp Safe Pro product range within the Italian market.

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ETC12Q failure report and video

A report on switchgear.com gives detailed information on how the ETC12Q failed an independent ANSI / IEEE C37.59 test. For full details, including quite a dramatic video and photos, please go to www.switchgearupdate.com

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Support ended for ETC12Q STR protection unit

PS Electrical Services has been importing, distributing and retro-fitting the Satin American ETC12Q STR protection units since November 2010. The distribution and installation has run in tandem with the rival Amp Safe Pro protection unit, in order to obtain a true and accurate picture of both products' performance and reliability.

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We don’t recycle analogue STRs!

This photo shows just some of the analogue STR relays we have replaced recently. We’re aware that recycled analogue STRs are being marketed, but we destroy them all because the digital ones are so much more reliable and cost little or no extra.

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Conversion clip patent approved

The patent for our unique conversion clip, which extends the life of Masterpact M breakers by making it possible to replace individual coils, has been approved.

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AMP-SAFE-PRO secures CE approval

Welcome endorsement confirming that PS Electrical’s own-brand plug-in replacement trip unit for Merlin Gerin Masterpact STR trip units adheres to all EU requirements.

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Extending the Service Life of Power Circuit Breakers

Industry expects the installed base of power circuit breakers to provide decades of safe and reliable service. These breakers are well designed and mechanically serviceable. Unfortunately, in many instances, their electronic trip units are beginning to approach end of life.

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BMW & the importance of maintaining ACBs

These photographs show arcing-damaged air circuit breakers at one of BMW’s UK plants. They illustrate the problems – and costs – that can be prevented by regular maintenance. Sadly for BMW, once such damage has occurred, the devices are beyond economical repair.

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