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Flir - The World’s Only Standalone Flexible Clamp Meters- Thursday, July 30, 2015

Simplify Current Measurements with the New FLIR CM55 & CM57

Make it easier to take accurate current measurements with FLIR’s new CM55/57 flexible clamp meters. Made with narrow, flexible coil clamps instead of a traditional hard jaw, the FLIR CM55 and CM57 snake, bend, and maneuver around obstacles so you can easily take measurements in tight or awkward spots – even in deep, crowded cabinets.

Tackle multiple conductor measurements with true RMS AC current up to 3,000 Amps, and take readings from a safe distance with remote viewing via iOS® and Android™ smartphones or tablets.

To get the same flexibility and maneuverability of the FLIR CM55/57 with your existing clamp meter or DMM, check out the FLIR TA72/74 universal flex current probe accessory. It works with most DMMs and clamp meters of every brand, giving you the best readings.

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Special New Products by Neutrik- Thursday, July 30, 2015
etherCON Cat 5e PCB-mount chassis connectors

Neutrik CAT5e

Neutrik's new etherCON Cat 5e chassis connectors fulfill a number of requirements for electrical and mechanical engineers.   

Features include:

- Cat 5e performance

- PoE+ compliance

- Horizontal and vertical PCB mounting options. 

- Vertical-mount connectors employ a 24mm distance from front panel to 
  PCB--the same as that for Neutrik's XLR chassis connectors, 1/4" jacks,
  etc.

- Special lightpipe versions.  Separately optimized versions for SMD LEDs
  and for through-hole LEDs

- Fully shielded versions available

- Accommodates rugged etherCON cable carriers as well as any standard
  RJ45 plug.

Click here for complete information on these new chassis connectors.  

opticalCON® LITE line expansion

Neutrik opticalCON LITE

Neutrik's opticalCON LITE cable assemblies are ideal for light-duty, infrequent patching solutions where rugged, water-tight and dust-tight connections are valuable.  opticalCON LITE cable assemblies provide a cost-effective alternative to Neutrik's heavier duty opticalCON ADVANCED series.

Already available in 2-fiber configurations as opticalCON LITE DUO, the opticalCON LITE cable assembly range will expand to include 4-fiber opticalCON QUAD and 12-fiber opticalCON MTP®. 

Click here to read more about opticalCON LITE Quad and MTP. 

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All You Need to Know about Abbatron:- Thursday, July 30, 2015

Abbatron is the premier supplier of high-quality hardware and connectors, highend audio products, and custom capabilities. With over 50 years of experience of designing and manufacturing, Abbatron offers a wide variety of American made electronic hardware components.

Product Offerings:

Plugs & Jacks: Standard, Miniature and Giant Banana
Binding Posts: Spring Loaded, Knob Type, Dual, Insulated, and Metal Styles
Test Accessories: Dual Instrument Test Adapters, Test Prods, Test Lead Kits, Test Lead, Alligator Clips, Jumpers
Spacers and Standoffs:

  • Aluminum- provide a compromise between weight and strength
  • Brass- most common material for high quality spacers and standoffs
  • Nylon – is a general-purpose insulating material for spacers and standoffs
  • Phenolic Spacers – when higher temperatures are encountered
  • Ceramic Standoffs – will withstand very high operating temperatures and very high voltages without flash-over

Hardware: Bumpers and Chassis Feet, Hole-Plugs, Cable Clamps and Strain Reliefs, Instrument Handles, Caterpillar Grommets & Standard Grommets, Insulated Washers, Shaft Accessories, High Voltage Insulators, Solder Lugs and Terminal Strips

Type of Product Applications:

  • Electrical Measuring & Testing Instruments
  • Laboratory Analytical Instruments
  • Audio Video Equipment
  • Communication Equipment
  • Industrial Instruments for Measurement, Display, and Control
  • Surgical and Medical Instruments and Apparatus
  • Electro-medical & Electro-therapeutic Apparatus
  • Amplifiers and Speaker Systems
  • Underwater Radios and Mining Radios



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Sola HD's: Undertand the Impact Energy Efficient Transformers- Thursday, July 30, 2015

The Department of Energy, (DOE) raised the efficiency requirements of transformers in April 2013 to be implemented January 1, 2016. Manufacturers may no longer produce current EPACT 2005 (previously TP-1) units after 2015. Pricing has not been finalized, but may result in a 15-30% increase. Sola HD has been working to re-tool its product line to adhere to the new DOE 2016 government standards ahead of the January 1st effective date. Redesigns are complete and initial product manufacturing is underway. You will be able to order the DOE 2016 certified equipment in October 2015.

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Introducing Techspray/Plato's Newest Product!- Thursday, July 30, 2015

Platoshear S Extra-Strong Lead Cutter & Plato Brass Tip Cleaners 

Meet Techspray/Plato's newest products: The Platoshear S and Brass Tip Cleaner! The Platoshear S is engineered to precisely trim higher gauge leads and wire without the blade nicking or dulling. 

  • Cut up to 15 AWG copper wire (.06"/1.5mm)
  • Long-life blade design
  • Ergonomic handle design
  • Shear cutting to reduce cutting effort
  • Spring-back action 
  • Part #: 170 Click for more information 

Plato's Brass Tip Cleaner removes burnt flux and oxidation from tips to improve wetting, heat-throughput, and tip life. Cleans quickly without water, eliminating thermal stress of tip from the wet sponge. Works with all popular soldering stations including Weller, Hakko, Pace, and Metcal. 

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Flir's New Imaging Moisture Meter: MR160- Thursday, July 30, 2015
FLIR's new MR160 lmaging Moisture Meter is the first of its kind to feature lnfrared Guided Measurement (lGM) technology. IGM guides you to the spot where moisture has been detected to identify and validate problems fast. The MR160 provides an infrared image, both built in pin-less sensor for non-intrusive measurements, and external pin probe. 
  • This new product is due to arrive mid-late July. Be the first to stock the new Imaging Moisture Meter and pre-order yours today!
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HellermannTyton adds Metal Solar Placards to Lineup- Thursday, July 30, 2015

HellermannTyton has added the first product of its kind to their innovative line of identification solutions - 

Metal Solar Placards. Metal solar placards offer maximum durability and ease in code compliance and they are offered in pre-printed and variable data placards for displaying installation-specific information like voltage ratings. 

Features & Benefits:

  • Tested and rated to last up to 25 years in outdoor use

  • Designed for easy and efficient PV identification

  • Meets or exceeds PV labeling codes and standards

  • Conveniently offered in packs of 5, with retail header cards

  • Optional Paint Shields protect placards from accidental paint-over and graffiti

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