The model 14359 UL/C-UL Listed Class 2 Transformer from Foster Transformer accepts line voltages of 120, 208, 240, and 480 V, 50/60 Hz, allowing near universal application. Its 24V, 75 VA rating provides ample capacity for most low voltage control applications, and its integral wiring compartment simplifies field installations, according to the company.
Kohler Power Systems is launching a new Mobile Paralleling Box, which the company claims delivers cutting-edge flexibility by allowing users to combine different sized generators with different fuel types. The new paralleling box is specifically designed for use with Kohler’s gaseous and diesel mobile generator line.
Power management company Eaton has released its new BRX miniature circuit breaker. The product aims to will provide design freedom by reducing costs and making installation easier. By implementing the BRX miniature circuit breaker, there is no need for specified upstream breakers, and this allows contractors to use less expensive service modules. Fully rated at 65,000 amperes interrupting capacity (kAIC), Eaton officials claim its 1-in style, two-pole breaker is a market leader for interrupting ratings in a standard-size miniature breaker package.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.