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Cree Presents Industry's First Fully Qualified, Production-Ready All-SiC Power Module

Cree, Inc. continues to showcase the superior performance and reliability of its silicon carbide (SiC) power technology with the introduction of the first commercially available all-SiC Cree® power module. The new high frequency module, rated at 100A current handling and 1200V blocking, allows higher efficiency, compact and lighter weight systems that can result in lower total system costs compared to conventional silicon-based technologies. “An all-SiC module with these specifications enables us to meet our transit customers’ demands for reduced size and weight of auxiliary power convert... [more]


An Aico RadioLINK wireless interconnect fire detection system has been installed into an Edwardian 104 flat residential building in London’s prestigious Maida Vale as part of a major refurbishment. The system allows for alarm interconnection between communal areas and individual apartments, providing a high level of tenant safety at an affordable price, especially when compared to panel-based alternatives. RadioLINK works by allowing Aico Smoke, Heat and Multi-Sensor alarms to be wirelessly interconnected by Radio Frequency (RF) signals, rather than cabling. If one alarm on the system is ... [more]


Electrak and Zucchini busbar-based solutions from Legrand have been used to distribute power through Block 3 of the £135million Mann Island development at Liverpool’s Pier Head – a World Heritage Site on the banks of the Mersey. The Neptune Developments and Countryside Properties development comprises three black granite buildings overlooking a tiered canal basin and locks that link it with the Albert Dock complex. The development features state-of-the-art restaurants, retail and office space, as well as luxury apartments, and is already home to Starbucks, Merseytravel and the Open Eye Gall... [more]

Winner of SkillELECTRIC 2012 announced

Eighteen-year-old William Falconer from C & E Electrical has been crowned the 2012 SkillELECTRIC champion after three days of intense practical competition at The Skills Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Competitors battled it out alongside some 60 other skills competitions which showcased the best up and coming talent across a range of occupations. Finalists in the SkillELECTRIC competition had to install a complicated set of four circuits with various components and equipment, simulated motors and fire protection cabling. William, a student at North West Regional College in Northern Ireland,... [more]

Recently updated PAT advice creates major new opportunities says Seaward Group

The renewed emphasis on a risk based approach to workplace electrical safety testing will undoubtedly pose a significant challenge for the PAT sector, says a leading test instrument manufacturer. However, the Seaward Group also says that recently updated PAT advice creates major new opportunities for those PAT firms able to respond positively to the changes. Jim Wallace, associate director of Seaward, says: “There is no doubt that the latest guidance on portable appliance testing will require a new approach to be taken by those involved in the industry. “The clear message is that elec... [more]


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