Reconditioned Electrical Equipment

GST may push up electrical goods’ prices by 10% to 15%

Traders bodies say 28% rate on such items will hit business

The selling prices of electrical goods may increase by 10-15% after the implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) affecting traders and customers, according to traders. Under the GST, electrical goods will be taxed at 28% as it has been classified as a luxury item.

“Electrical goods is not a luxury item, but an essential one,” said Hukmichand Shah, the president of 75-year-old Madras Electric Trades Association (META). “Taxing it at 28% will make it difficult for traders to survive and sustain. While the electrical raw materials are taxed at 18%, the finished goods is placed in the highest tax bracket of 28%.”

“The increase in operating cost and selling price is likely to have a cascading effect affecting both the small and medium traders and customers.

The Centre should consider the tax implication it might have on the end customers,” said Mr.Shah, who also heads the Federation of Electrical, Electronics and Engineering Trade Association of Tamil Nadu.

META has about 1,800 members in Tamil Nadu alone accounting for a consolidated turnover of ₹2,000 crore. Surendra Vyas, general secretary, META said they were not opposed to the implementation of GST but the manner in which it was imposed.

“There are several anomalies in the GST as far as electrical goods industry is concerned that has to be addressed on priority basis,” he said.

“This is not a peculiar problem for those in Tamil Nadu alone. My counterparts in New Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata have already sounded the Centre about the anomalies in the rate. Memoranda have been sent to the Union Finance Minister, Finance Secretary and State Finance Minister,” Mr. Shah said.

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Original Author: Special Correspondent

Original Date: June 13, 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  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

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  To contact one of our product reconditioning specialists call 877.844.5514 today.

Reconditioned Electrical Components Don’t Equate to Cutting Corners

For reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment, nothing is frustrating as having one that keeps on breaking down or blowing out. There are a lot of electrical appliances available out there from different companies; some are legitimate while others are copies. Given that the fake ones are flooding the market selling at a low price, no need to risk your life and those of your loved one. Purchase a long-lasting product guaranteed to give you excellent services. Besides, expensively is cheap. There are genuine companies with quality electrical equipment meant to serve you for long.

Online, you will find company websites dedicated to delivering outstanding services and offering the best products. Some sites are filled with price quotations, services rendered by the companies, their best products accompanied by how to use them best. More inventories are available on eBay store where companies supply contractors and houses with a new surplus, obsolete electrical equipment and quality reconditioning. Also, some of them buy a wide range of electrical equipment from plugs, duct to transformers.

Various products are available on their website where you can click items for review or search your desired item from the comfort of your home. Other services offered include asset management, product reconditioning, and electrical products. On asset management, some have a recovery division specializing in complete plant clean outs and electrical tear down.

Such services in product reconditioning can save your business 70-75% off the cost of buying new. All products are completely rebuilt and tested for quality delivery. When associated with a wide range of industrial electrical components from all the great manufacturers from bus plugs, bus duct to transformers and fuses, companies gain a competitive advantage. You can request a pricing quote from their website where you can fill in a page with accurate information to help make research easier. You can reach them by email and or phone number available on their website. Numerous blogs with relevant information on safety measures dealing with industrial electrical components are at your disposal, advice on choosing the best appliances and electrical product reconditioning can be viewed at many sites dealing with electrical appliances.

There is no need to cut corners while looking for reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Consult experts offering quality services with an excellent delivery system. Electrical products are not easy to deal with especially if you have little knowledge where they are concerned. Invest in long-term equipment.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

Quality Electrical Components Don’t Have to Cost a Fortune

There is no serious job in this world like electrical work. You can design and build a beautiful house and do everything right, but when it comes to electricity installation, you fail. One reason would be because you probably ordered some of the parts you wanted from a company that is not credible and they sold you low-quality products. The other reason is you might even have bought your electrical equipment from a company that was too expensive, and your budget was strained thin which is not what you had originally planned. For these and many other reasons, there is need to be cautious when buying electrical equipment. Your job lies on the credibility of the material so find a company that will get you quality products and sells at a considerable price.

Some of the best electrical equipment companies are well known for the different types of equipment they sell. Sometimes when building a house, the difference comes in when you want to do electricity wiring in the house. You can hire the best electricians, but the electrical equipment might fail him even if he is the best.

Companies that are best known for electricity installation and repairs get their equipment from the best power equipment companies. For this reason, they get quality equipment, and they get the equipment at the time they want. Some companies might have the best electrical equipment, but they have located far away from such that their shipping will take time and it will cost you a great deal. Get a company that knows you need the equipment as soon as yesterday to complete your installations. Just like money, time is a limited resource, and the electrical equipment companies should know that before you choose to purchase from them.

Clients will gauge your electrical installation by many things to evaluate if they will get you for their next job. Quality products are one of the most critical things you are going to be assessed on. If your installations are effective, the client will consider you for the next job. Time and charges will also be used to gauge your electricity facilities. If you get a company with quality products and they ship your electricity equipment on time at a considerable fee, don’t let them go. Your charges might be fair and your installations active, but if you are too expensive and take a long time to finish installations, this might not be a good thing for your company.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

7 Safety Measures You Need to Take While Using Industrial Electrical Components

Industrial electrical components require a safe work environment for their proper handling. Even in a safe work environment, you are still required be very cautious and work cautiously at all times. Safety measures are in place to ensure that your actions might not become the reason of a fatal accident.

Your safety and the safety of others around you must never be compromised.  There are a number of important rules that everyone who works with electricity or industrial electrical components need to follow.  In our latest post on electrical components we have compiled a list of safety measures to take while working with industrial electrical components.

  1. Avoid Water at all Times: Water is your worst enemy while working with electricity or industrial electrical components. This is why even wet hands must also not be brought into contact with electricity because water is directly responsible for increasing the conductivity of electric current.
  2. Take off Metallic Rings and Watches before Working with Electricity: It is understandable to take off rings and watches that are made of any metals. Just like water, metal is a great conductor of electric currents and wearing any of such items can prove to be fatal. Moreover, the use of metallic pencils and rulers must also be avoided near electricity or industrial electrical components.
  3. Stay Aware of the Shock Risk: Industrial electrical components that are energized and unguarded might carry warning signs such as shock risk. You must always follow safety measures and be aware of such signs since it could keep you at bay from possible electrical hazards.
  4. Check for Electricity before Repairing an Industrial Electrical Component: Before you try to repair any industrial electrical component, you must always check if it is electrically energized as mentioned in the previous point. You can do this by using an electric tester which would light up if touched to an energized industrial electrical component.
  5. Special Care is Needed While Working with Capacitors: A capacitor is responsible for storing lots of energy. Before it is removed from a circuit it must be properly discharged so that you don’t get a lethal electric shock. An easy way of discharging capacitors is to put the tips of two insulated screwdrivers on both the terminals of the capacitor.
  6. Underground Cabling is Dangerous: You must always wear gloves, shoes and a safety hat while working with underground cabling because the damp soil around it can become a great conductor of electric current which can give you a shock of your life. But safety gloves, shoes, and hat would always keep you safe.
  7. Try to Use One Hand at all Times: A nice little safety measure while working with industrial electrical components is to work with one hand. You can keep the other hand in your pocket or away from all conductive materials. This would ensure that even if electric current enters your body, it would pass through without causing any serious damage to your body.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

Choosing to recondition a product

When you are dealing with electrical product reconditioning it is very important that you follow the proper guidelines to ensure the safety of everyone involved. Electrical products can be dangerous if you are not careful which is why it’s so important to have a professional handle any type of repair or reconditioning of electrical products.

The new NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment has been released and should not only be read but also understood by everyone associated with electrical product reconditioning. When you have an issue with your electrical products you now have the option to have your problematic product reconditioned instead of having to purchase a new one. This can help save money and time because let’s face it when you order a product it takes time to process and time to ship which is down time for the company in general.

When deciding to have products reconditioned there are specified precautions which must be adhered to for everyone’s safety. First, let’s take a look at the fundamental tenets for reconditioning electrical products as stated in the NEMA policy on reconditioned electrical equipment.

  • Will reconditioning the product extend the life of the product giving more operational time to the equipment or will the reconditioning enhance the product giving it additional features?
  • Is there a reconditioning specialist in the local area that will be able to perform the tasks you are in need of? You don’t want to hand over the product to just anyone and expect them to be able to recondition it.
  • Has the electrical equipment been exposed to any adverse conditions, such as fire, water damage, or any other adverse condition? If they have it might not be safe to have this item reconditioned.
  • Is the reconditioning available based on the OEM (original equipment manufacturer)? The answer to this question can be found in the original paperwork for the equipment. If you have questions you can find a list of items that can be reconditioned based on the NEMA guidelines online, while this list may be subjected to changes it is a pretty comprehensive list that should be able to help you determine what can be reconditioned.

When you are looking to have an electrical product reconditioned don’t cut corners and try to find a cheaper solution because the product you get back might not be up to safety standards which in turn could harm many people, make sure your electrical product is tested, maintained, and operated prior to normal use when returning from the reconditioning work.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

The Timely Nature Of Purchasing Refurbished Equipment

When facilities are in need of refurbished equipment or parts it usually comes at a crucial time.  Businesses can’t afford downtime.  When equipment fails it is crucial that it gets serviced as soon as possible.  It is important that the parts to service the equipment are available as well.  This is just one of the reasons that refurbished equipment and refurbished machine components popularity has increased.  Another benefit being the cost savings that comes with using refurbished equipment and replacement components.

When equipment breaks down or components fail it is important to remember that these expenses are usually unplanned.  This means that most companies that work within a budget are struggling to find the funds to replace or repair the equipment.  Without allotted resources within the budget it can be difficult to find a reliable replacement on such short notice.  This is one of the reasons that the refurbished equipment and refurbished electrical component industries are booming.

When looking to find dependable refurbished machinery or parts that will aid in production for years to come there are a few things you need to ask when shopping.  When purchasing a refurbished piece of equipment it is important to know what components have been replaced or rebuilt.  Determining when service has been done will give you a better understanding of the care that has been given to the machine.  Vital components that have been recently replaced are also important to note.  It is important to keep accurate records and service reports on any and all equipment within your facility.

Another question you will want to ask when looking to purchase refurbished equipment or components to repair machines is about the warranty. Refurbished machinery is not any more or less susceptible to breakdowns than a new one would be.  Refurbished equipment and components can save companies upwards of fifty percent over new.  This savings is often adjusted when a warranty is offered.

If you find yourself in need of equipment for your facility consider looking into refurbished.  Refurbished equipment and parts can be purchased from both OEM manufacturers and companies specializing in refurbishing.   Working with a reputable company that is well known within the industry is just another way to safeguard you against purchasing a lemon.  It is important to have a solid working relationship with equipment sellers and servicers.  Building a relationship allows you to receive the customer service attention you need when faced with a crisis.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

Key Elements To Look For When Buying Refurbished Equipment and Components

When it comes to buying equipment to use in manufacturing there are many advantages that come from purchasing used or refurbished pieces.  It is cost effective for companies, both big and small, to buy quality used and refurbished industrial assets for their facilities.  It is also beneficial for a company’s budget to repair large, heavy industrial equipment with less expensive refurbished components verse OEM parts.  Before jumping into purchasing refurbished equipment and components it’s important to take into consideration a variety of factors.

It is always important to choose the right equipment for your facility.  Without the proper equipment your facility won’t run effectively.  Key elements you should look at before purchasing new or refurbished industrial equipment includes:

Is the equipment refurbished or used?

If it is used you will want to ask specific questions that have to do with the number of hours the equipment has been used as well the usage history.  Most equipment has a specific lifespan; certain repairs are known to be expected at certain points throughout its lifecycle.

If it is refurbished you will want to determine the process the company used to refurbish the equipment.  It is important to choose a company that offers quality refurbishing.  Refurbishing is not about cosmetics; it is about bringing a piece of equipment back to life.

What is the manufacturer’s reputation?

The manufacturer’s history and reputation play a role when choosing industrial equipment.  It is important that the equipment is coming from a reputable manufacturer.  Always choose quality and reputation over cost.  It is worth paying a bit more to buy a product from a reputable manufacturer.  Buying a used or refurbished component from a quality manufacturer is better than buying a new off brand with a sketchy reputation.

What maintenance records are available?

All equipment runs better and lasts longer with proper maintenance.  Before buying used equipment as to see the available maintenance records.  Think about it like a car, regular tune ups and oil changes allow the car to run more efficiently and longer.  Well maintained industrial and manufacturing equipment will last longer than one that has not.

Is there physical wear and tear?

Be sure to do a visual inspection on used and refurbished equipment before finalizing the purchase of any large scaled equipment for your facility.  Normal wear and tear is to be excepted even if the equipment has been refurbished.  Visible cracks, corrosion, wear and fatigue on components, especially mechanical ones, indicate issues with the machinery.  These should be big red flags to look for a different piece of equipment to purchase that will better meet your facilities need.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.

Choosing To Use Refurbished Electrical Components

There is a myth circulating around about using reconditioned breakers.  Let’s put it to rest right here and right now.  You are not risking anything to save a few bucks when you are purchasing reconditioned electrical breakers – especially when you find a reputable company to purchase from.

Many manufacturing companies choose to use reconditioned electrical components.  Not only do they cost less over OEM parts, they are also readily available.  For older equipment finding replacement parts may not always be so simple.  Product reconditioning is one way in which manufacturers eliminate unplanned downtime.  Replacing worn or damaged components with newly refurbished components increase safety while decreasing unexpected machine breakdowns.

The process of reconditioning electrical components can vary from company to company.  The basic process of reconditioning electrical components is to bring the component back to its original state.  With quality refurbishment the product is completely disassembled, the components are cleaned, analyzed, reassembled and then a final inspection along with testing is done to ensure the component meets the manufacturers standards.

Depending on the company many times electrical component companies may be willing to lend you a component to use while they refurbish yours.  Refurbishing electrical components can take between three days to three weeks depending on the component and company providing the reconditioning.

Reconditioning isn’t only about cleaning the components but more about upgrading components to include the latest technology available.  Installing upgrades to the system communication center can allow facilities to gather trends and usage information on the system.  Another reason communication center upgrades are important when refurbishing electrical components is the ability to ensure that equipment is running properly and that power usage is similar between machinery.

Refurbishing is economical for numerous reasons.  It isn’t always affordable for manufacturers to completely replace equipment.  Maintaining machinery through refurbishing components allows companies an economical approach at replacing parts and equipment experiencing normal wear and tear through use.

When equipment breaks down because of faulty components it can often cost companies a great deal of money.  Not only do emergency repair services need to be performed, replacement parts need to be found and equipment downtime needs to be accounted for.  Simple updates through refurbishment allow components to be replaced and equipment to be maintained to increase longevity.

Seek out a company that follows stringent electrical component refurbishing guidelines.  Refurbishing requires a lot more than a new coat of paint, cleaning and lubrication.

J&P Electrical is a full service electrical equipment company.  At J&P, we supply contractors, end users and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned and obsolete electrical equipment. Contact us today at for all of your bus plug, circuit breaker, switchboard, fuses, disconnects and more.