The Pros and Cons of Leasing Solar Panels

Are you thinking about leasing solar panels? More and more homeowners are tapping into the power of solar energy. According to the U.S. Energy Administration Information (EAI), roughly 4% of all homes in the United States are powered by solar …

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New Product: Amphenol RadCrimp Solar Splice Connector

RadCrimp™ Solar Splice Introducing the RadCrimp™ Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology from Amphenol Industrial Sustainable Technologies (AIST). A robust DC connector rated to UL 1500V DC specifications. The RadCrimp™ Solar Splice with Melni Spiral Termination Technology removes improper …

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What Are Hook Connectors and How Do They Work?

Not all wire connectors are the same. You can find them in many different styles. Hook connectors, for instance, are used for the same purpose of connecting wires to circuit terminals as most other connectors, but they feature a unique …

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What Is Eco Mode in Electric Vehicles (EVs) and How Does It Work?

With the arrival of new tax credits, there’s never been a better time to buy an electric vehicle (EV). You can receive a credit of up to $7,500 from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if you purchase an eligible …

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The Benefits of Stranded Wire: What You Should Know

Not all types of electrical wire feature a solid core. Some of them have a bundled core consisting of multiple thin strands of a conductive material. Known as stranded wire, it’s used in a wide range of electrical applications. Stranded …

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Where Should a Solar Inverter Be Installed?

If you’re planning to upgrade your home or business with solar panels, you might be wondering where to install the solar inverter. All solar panels require an inverter. An inverter is an electrical device that converts the direct current (DC) …

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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Installing Wire Connectors

Connectors are commonly used to connect wires to electrical equipment and devices. While available in different styles, they typically feature a plastic outer shell and a conductive interior. The conductive interior features the metal contacts needed to facilitate the flow …

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6 Things to Consider When Choosing PV Wire

Photovoltaic (PV) wire is an essential part of all solar panel installations. Also known as solar wire, it’s used to connect the individual solar panels together. You can connect solar panels using either a series or parallel configuration, but you’ll …

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6 Facts About Universal Serial Bus (USB) Connectors

Universal Serial Bus (USB) connectors are found just about everywhere. They are used for cameras, printers, portable storage drives, computer mouses, keyboards, video game consoles and more. Even if you’re unfamiliar with the specification, you’ve probably seen USB connectors before. …

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