Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com/

Month: May, 2017

Why Buying Refurbished Electrical Equipment Is a Plus

A number of different types of refurbished electrical equipment are available to our consumers.  Breakers, fuses, panel switches, transformers, and so much more are stored in one of our two warehouses awaiting for purchase.  Our website can be accessed anytime to view a variety of other product categories and more specific products and prices available to best meet your project needs and budget.

The fact of the matter is that many people can benefit from purchasing refurbished electrical equipment rather than buying a brand new product.  “Refurbished” is just a term used to describe a product that has been previously sold and returned by the consumer for resale.  There has been great satisfaction in those who purchase refurbished electrical equipment because it saves the consumer a great deal of money.  By choosing a refurbished product, the consumer gets the best for a fraction of the cost of what they would have paid had they purchased the item brand new.

It is also important for consumers to understand that buying a refurbished product does not mean that they are buying a cheaply made item.  Refurbished electrical equipment is carefully inspected to ensure that the product is working properly in order to meet the consumers needs.  The individuals who refurbish these products are highly trained individuals who have a high standard of work procedures and protocols in the process of refurbishing items.  Strict quality guidelines are followed to deliver these top-notch refurbished electrical equipment.

Our company’s products are carefully examined.  A typical electrical product has a certain process that it has to go through to ensure quality.  The parts and stripped down and every aspect of the part is checked over.  Any malfunctioning parts within the product are replaced with new parts.  Our experts go through every piece on each product to correct any imperfections and make the product a quality piece that can be sold to consumers.  When each product is corrected and reassembled, the product undergoes specific diagnostic testing to ensure that the product is working properly and meets the adequate standards.

Just because we supply refurbished products does not mean that we have purchased and refurbished cheaply made products to begin with.  Our company wants to be sure that you get the best, which is why we purchase high end brand products and efficient models to refurbish and resell.  If our company doesn’t like cheaply made products, then why would we sell cheaply made products to our consumers?  We work effectively to ensure that our products are refurbished to meet the consumers product needs and their budget.

In addition, when purchasing a refurbished product many consumers find it beneficial to have a product backed by a warranty.  Our company offers a one year warranty on all of our products, so if you run into any unforeseen complications, we will have you covered.  There is nothing more frustrating that purchases a refurbished product that isn’t under warranty and then you end up dishing out more money; with our company we can ensure quality products backed by a warranty.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at www.jpelectricalcompany.com.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

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All About Circuit Breakers

How does a circuit breaker work?  What exactly shuts the breaker off to prevent the electrical flow from overheating?  Overheating is known as tripping the circuit.  It is crucial that in residential or industrial settings that the connection is tripped.  A circuit breaker does just that.  It shuts off the flow of electricity to the circuit’s thus causing break in the current of electricity.  Instead of ignoring the issue by flipping the switch and resetting the breaker it is crucial that you find the reason the circuit keeps tripping in the first place.

There are three main reasons that a circuit is tripped:

  • An overload on the circuit
  • A short within the circuit
  • A ground fault

No matter if you are a commercial or industrial user it is important to learn what causes a circuit to trip and how to repair it.  This will allow you to save time and money in the long run.

A circuit that is overloaded remains the most common issue of a tripped breaker.  It is pretty simple actually; an overloaded circuit happens when too many things are plugged in at one time.  Even if it is many different outlets, if they are all on the same circuit it will trip.  Consider this, if a circuit has 15 amps but 20 amps of electricity are all plugged in to the same circuit then it will shut off. This helps to prevent overheating. The more current that flows through the circuit over what it is made to carry will prevent the circuit from overheating and will instead trip the breaker.

In order to prevent this it is crucial that the power is redistributed.  Items that require a lot of power should not all be plugged in on one circuit.  Heaters, irons, hair dryers, and more should not be all on one circuit. If all of these appliances must be used on one circuit then it is important to hire a professional to run a new circuit.

Another reason for an overheated circuit can be an overheating appliance. In the summer, overheating central air conditioners are notorious for this – when overheated, they pull in more amps than normal, causing the entire circuit to overload.

A short circuit offers a bit more to be concerned about. A short means that a hot wire is touching another hot wire or neutral wire.  When this occurs an abundance of current is allowed to flow through and creates more heat than the circuit was cut out for.  This allows it to shut off.  The smell of burning or discoloration at the outlet means that you have a short circuit.  Immediately turn off the power at the outlet and have a professional electrician out to replace it.

A ground fault is even more serious than an overloaded circuit as it is a short circuit where a hot wire touches a ground wire or the wall of a metal outlet box.  The identifiers are the same as a short circuit, the smell and the discoloration.  Don’t attempt to fix this yourself.  Circuit breakers are important as they are a safety device that allows a circuit to be broken before a problem occurs.

Learn more about J & P Electrical Company and their vast line of new, surplus, and refurbished industrial electrical components including: circuit breakers, bus ducts, bus plugs, disconnects, fuses, panel switches, tap boxes, and transformers at www.jpelectricalcompany.com.  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.