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2 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • USB A + C New to the White Moulded range is our twin switched socket, complete with both Type A and Type C USB charging ports, suitable for charging most portable electronic devices. Designed to be the easiest on the market to install, our Sollysta Wiring Accessories retain the hallmark features that you’ve come to expect from the range, ensuring that no matter what you’re installing, it’s always a simple job. Sollysta Wiring Accessories Find out more about our Sollysta range 01 With intelligent connection the socket identifies itself as the primary charger for the device, allowing for maximum charging capacity and speed for any device connected via the Type A or Type C ports 02 The terminal screws are supplied in the back and the terminals all face the same direction, removing the need to rotate the product during installation 03 The entire White Moulded range features anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties to ensure that a high level of protection is offered Sollysta USB A+C_May 2022.indd 1 16/05/2022 11:50:07 CEF is the expert supplier of electrical products and services for professional buyers and installers all over Ireland But we’re not just about getting you the right products for your installation; we also offer an extensive range of value added services to help you with any project, however large or small. We have teams of experts across the country ready to support you with technical expertise, design schemes and site visits; all at no cost and with no obligation. We’re like an extended part of your team. We provide the following services free of charge for our customers: • Energy manageme t surveys • Internal and external lighting schemes • Heating, under-floor heating and electric water heating schemes • Ventilation schemes • Emergency lighting schemes • Fire alarm schemes • Home automation schemes • Motor control gear design • Switchboard and panel board design Speak to your local Branch Manager for details 1 2 3 4 5 10 12 13 7 11 9 8 6 Castlebar 094 902 7196 Cork 021 432 1820 Dublin City 01 878 8180 Dundalk 042 932 7305 Finglas 018 239 000 Letterkenny 074 910 6100 Limerick 061 423 310 Mullingar 044 938 5515 Naas 045 898 099 Red Cow 014 242 042 Slig 071 915 1820 Tralee 066 710 395 Waterford 051 372 825 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 CEF Ireland branch locations

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 3 Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 - Page 7 Genuine CPR Compliant Draka Cat.6 U/ UTP Cca D64 Cable.- Page 33 Ei Electronics Puts State of the Art Shannon Laboratory to the Test. - Page 25 21 5 Editorial. 7 Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022. 9 96% of construction companies report increase in cost of materials. 11 Klik is the lighting connection system for all your lighting designs. 13 Rointe’s Smart, Energy-Efficient Belize Radiators. 15 Phase-out of general lighting mercury lamps less than one year away. 17 CIF calls for a renewed focus on ‘nuts and bolts’ construction safety post Covid, as 794 injuries reported last year. 19 Schneider Electric UK & Ireland Innovation Summit now available on-demand. 21 Schneider Electric - The next generation of Acti9 Active. 25 Ei Electronics Puts State of the Art Shannon Laboratory to the Test. 27 Phoenix Contact - Multi-level terminal blocks for building installation save space. 27 Phoenix Contact - Surge protection for universal use. 31 ATC: Do you have Electric Radiators in your home, office or rented accommodation? 33 The Real Thing - Prysmian Group launches genuine CPR compliant Draka Cat.6 U/UTP Cca D64 Cable. 34 Rittal Ireland - Outdoor enclosures: The unsung heroes. 37 New solar PV grants for businesses. 37 Government campaign urges people to avail of range of supports, as we face into a difficult winter. 38 Smart Homes - Available from Kempston Controls. Powered by Timeguard. 43 International E-waste Day: October 14th. 47 Galway based technology company announce major expansion plans at opening of new HQ. 47 New investment offer for early-stage start-ups. 51 New legislation introduced for the Energy Efficiency Obligation Scheme. 51 Working smoke alarms – the first line of defence for the family home. 53 Paul Noonan of Switch Electrical Solutions introduces us to the world of OE Electrics. 59 Signify launches the Ultra Efficient range of lighting solutions for professional use. 61 ROBUS: One of Ireland's Best Managed Companies 2022. 61 Students urged to champion recycling of batteries. 63 Appointments 65 Golf. 53 Contents 38

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 5 Editorial electric.ie Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd., Bluebell House Business Centre, Bluebell Avenue, Dublin 12 Tel: (087) 6698028 Info@electric.ie Reg. Dublin: 512293 Colin Sherlock Sales & Marketing Manager Layout/Design colin.sherlock@electric.ie DISCLAIMER Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. accept no responsiblity for the accuracy of contributed articles or statements appearing in this publication. Electric.ie is published by Electric Bureau Ireland Ltd. The magazine is circulated throughout Ireland and is available on wholesale trade counters and from representatives of electrical distributors who are members of EMDA The editor welcomes: contributions of technical papers, information on new products, details of installation projects and all editorial input of interest to our readers. Printed by W&G Baird First Edition of Electric.ie Jan/Feb 2013. Ten Full Years of Electric.ie Magazine and Website This edition completes 10 full years of our bi-monthly ELECTRIC. IE magazine. We are proud of the fact that we have never missed producing an issue during, even during difficult times. We were there during the height of COVID, helping the industry and individuals to maintain contact and support business. Perhaps this type of helpful approach and our resilience under pressure is the reason why ELECTRIC.IE is considered to be such an integral part of the industry in Ireland. We want to continue serving and supporting you for another Mick G Slein, CEO of ROBUS and finalist of E & Y Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. 10 years and beyond. Most importantly, we want to thank our advertisers and editorial supporters without whom we could not exist. We appreciate and thank you all for your support. Congratulations to Mick G Slein for having reached the final five of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In late November the winner will be revealed. We will be keeping our fingers crossed. In news just in, the High Court has agreed to set aside a Sectoral Employment Order (SEO) which sets pay and condition for electrical workers. (see page 9) Light + Building Autumn Edition has just been completed and the full show will be back again in March 2024. (see page 7) In Ireland Schneider Electric held an innovation summit in Johnstown Estate to focus on a more resilient and sustainable future that we can all help to build together. (see page 19) Ei Electronics has commissioned a new state-of-the-art research and development laboratory. This Irish company just continues to go from strength to strength. (see page 25) Light + Building, Autumn Edition 2022.

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 7 Industry News Light + Building Autumn Edition 2022 Business made between people The restart of Light + Building after two and a half years of pandemic has been more than successful. "We are delighted with the extremely high level of interest shown by the visitors who came to the Light + Building Autumn Edition. The themes of the event offer the answers to the current challenges of our time. In addition – and this runs through all the discussions we have – personal encounters are and remain the central element of trade fairs. Business is done between people. The following applies to all participants: In times of crisis, it takes courage and a willingness to take risks to look positively and solution-oriented into the future. The exhibiting companies have impressively demonstrated this at the Light + Building Autumn Edition", is how Wolfgang Marzin, Chairman of the Board of Management of Messe Frankfurt, sums up the past five days. Foundation stones for the future The Light + Building Autumn Edition covers the areas of lighting and building services technology. In the area of electrical engineering, home and building automation, the focus was primarily on technical innovations that contribute to increasing energy efficiency in homes and buildings. The growing areas also include regenerative energy sources such as solar or photovoltaic panels, charging management systems for e-mobility and lighting control. Efficiency and sustainability also play an important role in the lighting ർ�Electrification and digitalisation offer enormous potential for saving around 40 percent of energy in the building sector. Solutions were presented by the 1,531 exhibitors from 46 countries at the Light + Building Autumn Edition in Frankfurt amMain. The special edition came at just the right time to present solutions for the current challenges. The world's leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology has proven its relevance as an international meeting place for the sector. sector. High quality, modular lighting systems, in combination with digital control, provide light when brightness is actually needed. The newly planned lighting area was very well received by exhibitors and visitors. At 60 percent, this area still accounts for the largest share of the world's leading trade fair. Connected security technology in focus In the immediate vicinity of the exhibitor offer for security technology, Intersec Building, the Intersec Forum, specialist conference for connected security technology, was also impressive. On four conference days and in a total of 30 lectures and panels, participants learned at first hand about the coming trends, the latest guidelines and tangible strategies for the successful, data-secure and AI-based interconnection of building services. The Intersec Building section recorded a high level of satisfaction with 89 percent. 92,838 visitors from 147 countries travelled to Frankfurt am Main. In addition to Germany, most of them came from Italy, the Netherlands, France, Switzerland, Ireland, Belgium, Spain, Austria, Great Britain and Poland. This means that the international participation was at 55 percent. Over 83 percent are already planning to visit Light + Building 2024. Light + Building, which takes place every two years, was postponed several times due to the pandemic, but was now held as a one-off special edition in autumn at the request of the industry. In 2024, the fair will again occupy its spring slot as usual. The next Light + Building will take place in Frankfurt am Main from 3 to 8 March 2024.

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 9 Industry News High court quashes sectoral employment order for electrical contractors NECI, which operates as a trade association for electrical contractors, claimed the SEO for electrical workers was flawed on several grounds. Represented by Helen Callanan SC, the NECI had brought judicial review proceedings against the Minister for ർ�On October 25, Mr Justice Charles Meenan of the High Court was informed that the State was not objecting to an order sought by Náisiúnta Leictreach Contraitheor Eireann (NECI) to quash the SEO, which had come into effect at the start of February 2022. The Sectoral Employment Order is no longer the law of the land. 96% of construction companies report increase in cost of materials The increasing cost of materials was cited as the top concern for companies over the next three to six months (86%), followed by access to skilled labour and cost of labour (both 72%), securing a healthy profit margin (69%) and the cost of fuel (67%). Just 12% of companies believe that the Government’s inflationary measures introduced between January and May 2022 have been effective. CIF believes the primary reasons for this are a lack of engagement and awareness from contracting authorities. 88% hold the view that the increased cost of building new homes will have a negative impact on housing supply in 2023. ർ�96% of construction companies have reported a rise in the cost of building materials between June and August 2022, with 85% expecting cost rises to continue to year end, according to the latest Construction Industry Federation Economic Outlook research. Despite the challenging trade environment, the industry remains resilient, with a significant number of companies expecting to increase their turnover and staff. 76% of construction companies reported that their turnover has stayed the same or increased over the last three months, with over one third reporting an increase (35%). 82% of companies surveyed reported that staffing levels had increased or stayed the same, with this trend expected to continue for the remainder of the year. Director General of the Construction Industry Federation, Tom Parlon, said: “Cost increases are having a significant impact on the construction industry, with rises in the cost of materials, labour and energy. Current indicators from our research are that the outlook is stable for construction companies this year, which have weathered the impact of Brexit, Covid shutdowns and supply chain disruption. But there are challenges ahead, particularly for housing targets. “To support the industry to continue to deliver on critical housing and infrastructure for the Irish people, the Government should continue to invest counter cyclically and put in place measures to effectively manage inflation in the sector as we look towards 2023.” Enterprise, Trade and Employment. It had previously been granted permission by the High Court to bring its challenge, and the case had been awaiting a trial date. However, when the matter was discussed before the court on Tuesday 25th October, Mr Justice Meenan was informed that an order could be made quashing the SEO.

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 11 Klik is the lighting connection system for all your lighting designs. Established in the UK in the 1980s with its innovative 4 Pin plug & socket, installers have come to know and love Klik for its speed & ease of installation. Klik has continued to develop to meet the changing needs of modern lighting connection & control systems through the Klik 4 & Klik 7 Ranges. But the ethos has stayed the same... Just Klik and forget. From Start to Finish. With its pre-wired plugs, Klik saves time on site, eliminates the chance of poor connections and allows for the system to adapt as needs change. Luminaires can be plugged-in in seconds, with absolute safety and without circuit isolation. The secure, simultaneous mechanical & electrical connection gives complete confidence. Our Klik cables are now DCA rated, in compliance with I.S.10101 regulations. Klik is able to exploit the benefits of pre-fabricated wiring systems through its modular and adaptable design. From concept to commissioning, Klik adapts to meet your requirements. By being a pluggable system, the prospect of future refurbishments is also nothing to worry about, lights or groups of lights can be relocated quickly and easily. Lighting creates an impression. Klik, our lighting connection system provides the roots to a buildings lighting system, allowing it to adapt and grow with ease. Controls, including occupancy sensors, ensure that light is only available when needed and tailored to a users needs. “Our Klik cables are now DCA rated, in compliance with I.S.10101 regulations.”

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 15 Industry News Phase-out of general lighting mercury lamps less than one year away The 2019 EU eco-design rules for light sources and separate control gears and the 12 RoHS Delegated Directives published in February 2022 will impact the placing on the EU market of compact and linear fluorescent lamps (CFLs and LFLs) for general lighting over the next year. While EU eco-design rules have already phased-out CFL-i and T2 and T12 LFL lamps last autumn, the RoHS Directive now also restricts the placement on the EU market of CFL. ni and Long-life LFL lamps as of 25 February 2023 as well as of Long-life CFL, T5 and T8 LFL lamps as of 25 August 2023. Now is the time to work with a lighting expert to review your current lighting and plan your transition to LED lighting systems, that can be combined with sensors and controls to deliver significant energy savings and enable better lighting options. ർ�We are now less than 1 year away from the restriction of several widely-used mercury-containing lamps in the EU. LightingEurope members are working with customers and authorities to help explain how the two sets of EU rules (eco-design and RoHS) will affect the availability of mercury containing lamps over the next few months, identify suitable alternatives and plan for the renovation of their lighting installations. The European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) debated its strategic vision on energy, highlighting the actions needed to reform the EU's energy market. It also stressed the need to guarantee security of supply and affordable prices for both consumers and industry. The EESC is committed and determined towards the decarbonisation of the EU's energy system, and calls on EU policy-makers to respond to the consequences of decades-long energy dependence. EESC president Christa Schweng addressed the plenary session with these words on 26 October 2022 in the debate on the EU's energy Tackling the energy crisis - organised civil society calls for a realistic and pragmatic approach to energy transition transition and strategic autonomy, which featured Professor Leonardo Meeus from the European University Institute, Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Loyola de Palacio Chair in the Robert Schuman Centre. "We need to work on a green transition at a pace that businesses and societies are able to keep up with, and with accompanying measures allowing for Europe's global competitiveness and innovation. The EU has the potential to reduce its dependence on imported energy by developing its local, renewable energy capacity, but proper investment incentives need to be ensured," said Ms Schweng. Professor Meeus referred to the EU electricity market reforms proposed by the European Commission, pointing out that the current electricity market that had been built over the past 20 years could be part of our future, as long as we completed and combined it with new instruments to engage consumers and modernise networks. "The energy crisis would have been bigger if we had not had these electricity markets. When there are shortages in one Member State, the flows cross the border and reach another country, helping to build stability and solidarity in the European Union," he said. A strategic vision on energy transition to enable the EU's strategic autonomy can be found at this link... https://www.eesc.europa.eu/en/our-work/opinions-information-reports/opinions/strategic-vision-energy-transition-enable-eus-strategic-autonomy

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 17 Industry News CIF calls for a renewed focus on ‘nuts and bolts’ construction safety post Covid, as 794 injuries reported last year Some 794 injuries were reported across construction last year, an increase of 4.3% on 2020, according to the latest Health and Safety Authority figures. Dermot Carey, Director of Safety and Training at the Construction Industry Federation said: “The next two weeks will see construction companies across Ireland highlight best practise in on-site safety with their workers. Last year saw a slight increase in workplace accidents, which could be due to the important shift to Covid safety during the pandemic and an increased improvement in incident reporting. This year, we are underlining the need to double down on basic health and safety, to prevent accidents from occurring.” Construction Safety Week is a national awareness campaign aimed at promoting positive safety and health among Ireland’s 159,000 construction workers, clients and related industries. Construction companies held ‘toolbox talk’ training events across the country to educate staff about workplace safety and highlight safety awareness initiatives under #CIFSafety22. The top three causes of construction-related accidents from 2017 – 2021 were: slips, trips and falls (702 incidents), ർ The Construction Industry Federation launched Construction Safety Week (Monday 17th October 2022) and is urging companies to refocus on traditional, ‘nuts and bolts’ safety procedures, with Covid measures now firmly established. lifting and carrying (560 incidents), and falling from height (519 incidents). Construction Safety Week 2022 focussed on five themes: safe access and egress, safe working at height, safe control of hazardous energies, safety by example and safe use of mobile equipment, with activities taking place from October 17th to October 28th 2022. Dermot Carey said: “Working at height continues to be the greatest causal factor for fatalities and serious injury in construction, predominantly from relatively low heights, 2-3 metres above ground level. “Roof work is high-risk with falls from or through roofs one of the most common causes of workplace death and serious injury. All work at height must be adequately planned, risk assessed and organised to avoid, or reduce risks.” Construction Industry Federation President, Frank Kelly said: “Since the launch of Construction Safety Week in 2016, the Construction Industry Federation and its members have worked tirelessly to reinforce robust safety cultures within their organisations. I would encourage all construction companies to take advantage of the extended Construction Safety Week period and to get involved with some of the excellent initiatives taking place over the course of the campaign. As the focus begins to move away from the Covid-19 pandemic, now is an ideal time to re-double our efforts in the traditional safety space.” Director of Safety and Training, Dermot Carey said: “The health and safety of every worker onsite is of paramount importance. Construction Safety Week is a chance for the construction sector to work together to keep safety front and centre in our industry. It is an opportunity for employers and workers to collaboratively refocus on workers’ safety and well-being and to reaffirm commitments to plan and work safely. We are encouraging everyone in the industry, and support sectors, to get involved and think safety".

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 19 Industry News Schneider Electric UK & Ireland Innovation Summit now available on-demand Chris Collins, Country President Schneider Electric Ireland, kicked off the day by welcoming the customers that had travelled from all over the country to the event which would focus on how a more resilient and sustainable future could be built together. “The UK & Ireland, like much of the rest of the world, is currently amid a very real energy crisis, that impacts us all in our business and in our homes,” said Chris Collins. “2022 has been at year where our net zero ambitions have been met by unprecedented disruptions… We have seen increases to wholesale gas prices more than 700% over the last 12 months and 200% from June to September 2022.” He discussed Irish homeowners who can expect to face some of the highest energy bills on record this winter. Collins then went on to reveal the findings of the research completed by Schneider Electric in his keynote, which demonstrated that homeowners are ready to make positive changes to lower their home energy consumption. Some of these findings included: • Installing solar panels is a ർ Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, held its Innovation Summit on 20th October in Johnstown Estate, Ireland. top priority for two-fifths of homeowners. • Over three-quarters of homeowners acknowledge retrofitting homes is one way to reduce energy bills. • Energy crisis encouraging more homeowners to purchase an Electric Vehicle. • 94% of homeowners are - not surprisingly - concerned about rising energy costs. • 7 in 10 Irish homeowners worried about being able to heat homes this winter. • Three in five don’t know where to start when it comes to retrofitting homes. Following the keynote address, Collins hosted a panel discussion with industry leaders about how companies in Ireland are trying to achieve net zero featuring Garry Connolly Founder at Host In Ireland, Siobhán McHugh CEO at Demand Response Association of Ireland, Noel Cunniffe CEO at Wind Energy Ireland and Industry Expert Maurice Mortell. Other key topics covered during the day included “Powering the New Electric World”, “Buildings of the Future” and an enlightening panel discussion on “The Evolving Landscape of Electric Vehicles in Ireland” featuring guest speakers Aoife O’Grady Head of Zero Emissions Vehicles Ireland, Florent Ojardias Head of Fleet Sales & Mobility Solutions at Renault Ireland, Derek Reilly General Manager at Nevo.ie and Darren Kinsella CEO and Founder at Darkin EV. All sessions of the day are now available to view on-demand on the Schneider Electric website: https://www.se.com/ie/en/about-us/events/local/innovation-summit-uk-ie.jsp

20 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Key Features: • All-in-one protection • Wireless connectivity • Supports 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101 wiring regulations • Reduced design and installation time • Enhanced maintenance and operational resilience • Notifications, alerts and diagnostics Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the launch of its Acti9 Active Safety System, the latest in the Acti9 range offering a digitally enhanced connected system with visibility at final distribution. se.com/ie Meet the new standard for safety systems... the Acti9 Active Safety System Scan the QR code to learn more Key Features: • All-in-one protection • Wireless connectivity • Supports 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101 wiring regulations • Reduced design and installation time • Enhanced maintenance and operational resilience • Notifications, alerts and diagnostics Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced the launch of its Acti9 Active Safety System, the latest in the Acti9 range offering a digitally enhanced connected system with visibility at final distribution. se.com/ie M et the new standard for safety systems... the Acti9 Active Safety Sy tem Scan the QR code to learn more

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 21 The next generation of Acti9 Active, which features the hybrid Acti9 Active arc fault distribution board (AFDD), brings an innovative addition to the Acti9 Isobar P range of distribution boards, incorporating efficiency, safety, and best-in-class connectivity compliant with the latest wiring regulations 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101. Through alarms and pre-alarms the Active Safety System alerts and protects against electrical faults, providing electricians with the ability to detect a fault and work efficiently and safely to fix it. The Active Safety System consists of three elements that bring a simplification to what would be a complex connected system: The next generation of Acti9 Active Acti9 Active device and Hybrid distribution board A single 36mm device that acts as an Active all-in-one breaker offering enhanced visibility and greater protection from arc-fault related fires. EcoStruxure Panel Server The gateway allowing the connectivity down to the final circuit in the distribution board. EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert The software platform that enables electricians to easily view the information coming from the distribution board at final circuit levels. Historically, energy meters were used in distribution boards to show an aggregated view of multiple circuits. However, the Acti9 Active Safety System’s total integration of circuit protection, gateway, and software mean that for the first time enhanced visibility is available at the final circuit level. This allows electricians to be one step ahead of the electrical system so they can proactively address potential faults and issues before they occur. Indeed, the level of information provided by the Acti9 Active improves operational resilience and reduces overall downtime for the electrical system. By seeing what is happening within the system itself, electricians and building owners have unprecedented control, allowing them to make informed decisions to achieve their energy efficiency goals and make changes to support their sustainability journeys. “The Acti9 Active Safety System brings unprecedented visibility and connectivity for electricians, without compromising on safety. The electrical industry is undergoing monumental changes, and this solution helps electricians to navigate the complex changes by providing a ready-made offering compliant to the latest regulations.” Nico van der Merwe, VP Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric Schneider Electric The next generation of Acti9 Active, which features the hybrid Acti9 Active arc fault distribution board (AFDD), brings an innovative addition to the Acti9 Isobar P range of distribution boards, incorporating efficiency, safety, and best-in-class conne tivity compliant with the latest wiring regulations 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101. Through alarms and pre-alarms the Active Safety System alerts and protects against electrical faults, providing el ctricians with the ability to dete t a fault and work ffi iently and safely to fix it. Th Active Safety System consists of three lements that bring a simplification to what would be a complex connected system: The next generation of Acti9 Active Acti9 Active device and Hybrid distribution board A single 36mm device that acts as an Active all-in-one breaker offering e hanc d visibility and gr ater protection from arc-fault l d fires. EcoStruxure Panel Server The gateway allowing the connectivity down to the final circuit in the distribution b ard. EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert The software platform that enables electricians to e sily view the information coming from the dist ibu b ard at final circuit levels. Historically, energy meters were used in distribution boards to show an aggregated view of multiple circuits. However, the Acti9 Active Safety System’s total integration of circuit prote tion, gat way, and software mean that for the first time enha ced visibility is available at the final circuit level. This allows electricians to be one step ahead of the electrical system so they can proactiv ly address potential faults and issues before they occur. Indeed, the level of information provided by the Acti9 Active improves operation l resilience and reduces overall downtime for the electrical system. By seeing what is happening within the system itself, electricians and building owners have unprecedented control, allowing them to make informed decisions to achieve their energy efficiency goals and make changes to support their sustai ability jour eys. “The Acti9 Active Safety System brings unprecedented visibility and connectivity for electricians, without compromising on safety. The electrical industry is undergoing monumental changes, and this solution helps electricians to navigate the complex cha g s by providing a ready-made offering compliant to the latest regulations.” Nico van der Merwe, VP Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric The next ge er tion of Acti9 Ac iv , which features the hybrid Acti9 Active arc fault distribution board (AFDD), brings an innovative addition to the Acti9 Isobar P range of dist ibution boards, incorporating efficiency, safe y, a d best-in-class connectivity compliant with the latest wiring regulations 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101. Through alarms and pre-alarms the Active Safety System al rts and protects against electri al faults, providing ele tricians with the ability o detect a fault and work efficiently and saf ly to fi it. Th Active Safety System consists of three elements that bring a simplification to what would be a complex connected system: The next generation of Acti9 Active Acti9 Active device and Hybrid distribution board A single 36mm device that acts as an Active all-in-one breaker offering enhanced visibility and greater protection from arc-fault related fires. EcoStruxur Panel Server The gateway allowing the connectivity down to the final circuit in the distribution board. EcoStruxure Power Monitoring Expert The software platform that enables electricians to easily view the information coming from the distribution board at final circuit levels. Historically, energy meters w re used in distribution b ards to show an aggr g ted view of multiple circuits. However, the A ti9 Activ Safety System’s total integration of circuit protectio , gat way, and softwar mean that for the first time enhanced visibility is available at th final circuit level. This allows lectricians to be one step ahead of the electrical system so they can proactively address pot ntial fau ts and issues before they occur. Inde d, the level of information provid d by the Acti9 Active improves operational res lienc and reduces overall d ntime for the electrical system. By seeing what is happening within the system itself, electricians a d building owners hav unprecedented control, allowing them to make informed decisio s to achieve their energy efficie cy goals a d make changes to support their sustainability journeys. “The Acti9 Active Safety System brings unpr cedented visibility and connectivity for electricians, without compromising on s fety. The electrical industry is u d rgoing monumental changes, and this solution helps electricians to navigate the complex changes by providing a ready-made offering compliant to the latest regulations.” Nico van der Merwe, VP Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric The next generation of Acti9 Active, whi h features the hybrid Acti9 Active arc fault distribution board (AFDD), brings an innovative addition to the Acti9 I obar P range of distribution boards, incorporating efficiency, safety, and best-in-class connectivity compliant with the latest wiring regulations 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101. Through alarm and pre-alarms the Active Safet System al rts and protects against electri al faults, providing le tricians with the ability t detect a fault and work efficiently and saf ly to fix it. The Active Safety System consists of three ele ents that bring a simplification to what would be a complex connected system: The next generation of Acti9 Active Acti9 Active d vice nd Hybrid distribution board A single 36mm device that acts as an Active all-in-one breaker offering enhanced visibility and greater protection from arc-fault related fires. EcoS ruxure Panel Server The gateway allowing the connectivity down to the final circuit in the distribution board. EcoStruxure Power M nitoring Exper The software platform that enables electricians to easily view the information coming from the distribution board at final circuit levels. Historically, energy meters were used in distribution b ards to show an aggregated view of multiple circuits. However, the Acti9 Active Safety System’s total integration of circuit protection, gateway, and softw re mean that for the first time enhanced visibility is available at the final circuit level. This allows electricians to be on step ahead of the electrical system so they can proactively address potential faults and issues before they occur. Indeed, the level of information provided by the Acti9 Active improve operational r silience and reduces overall downtime for the electrical system. By s eing what is happening within the system itself, electricians and building owners hav unprecedented control, allowing them to make informed d cisions to achieve their energy efficie cy goals a d make changes to support their sustainability journeys. “The Acti9 Active Safety System brings unpr cedented visibility and connectivity for electricians, without compromising on safety. The electrical industry is u d rgoing monumental changes, and this solution helps electricians to navigate the c mplex c anges by providing a ready-made offering compliant to the latest regulations.” Nico van der Merwe, VP Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric The next ge eration of Acti9 Activ , which features the hybrid Acti9 Active arc fault distribution board (AFDD), brings an innovative addition to the Acti9 Isobar P range of istribution boards, inc rporati g efficiency, safety, and best-in-clas connectivity comp iant with the la est wiring regulations 5th Edition National Rules for Electrical Installations I.S.10101. Through ala ms and pre-alarms the Active Safety System al rts and pro ects against electrical faults, providing le tricians with the ability o detect a fault and work efficiently and saf y to fi i . Th Active Safety System consists of three ele ents that bring a simplification to what would be a complex connected system: The next generation of Acti9 Active Acti9 Active d vice and Hybrid distribution board A single 36mm device that acts as a Active all-in-one breaker offering enhanced visibility and gr r protection from arc-fault related fires. EcoStruxure Pan l Server The gateway allowing the connectivity down t the final circuit in the distribution board. EcoStruxure Power Mon toring Expert The software pl tform that enables electricians t easily view the info ma i c ming from the distribution board at final circuit levels. Historically, energy meters were used in distribution boards to show an aggr g ted view f multiple circuits. However, the Ac i9 Activ Safety System’s total i tegrati n of circuit protectio , gat way, and softwar mean that for the first time enh nc d visibility is available at th final circuit level. This allows electricians to be on step ahead of th electrical system so they can pr a tively address potential faults and issues before they occur. Indeed, the l vel of information provid d by the Acti9 Active improves perational resilience and reduces overall d ntime for t e electrical system. By seeing what is happening within the system itself, electricians and building owners hav unprecedented control, allowing them to make informed d isio s to achieve their energy efficiency goals and make changes t support their sustainability jou neys. “The Acti9 Active Safety System brings unpr cedented visibility and connectivity for electricians, w th ut comp omising on safety. The electrical industry is und rgoing monumental changes, and this solution helps lectricians to navigate the complex changes by providing a ready-made offering compliant to the latest regulations.” Nico van der Merwe, VP Home & Distribution at Schneider Electric

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