How Inverter Drives Work
09 Jan

How Inverter Drives Work

Electrical motors are everywhere in daily life, moving and running things behind the scenes, but most of the time we don’t give them a second thought. All these motors run on electricity and need to have an output that corresponds to the amount of energy coming in.

The speed of a motor should match the energy required for the task it is performing, if it doesn’t it will mean inefficiency and wasted energy. The way to control these motors and conserve energy is to use an inverter drive.

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The Importance of Electrical Supplies and Materials
02 Oct

The Importance of Electrical Supplies and Materials

Electrical Supplies & Materials

Electrical Supplies and Materials supplied by TCAD

Electrical materials such as electrical connectors and electrical conduit fittings are widespread in our daily life and form a major part of every household. They include everything ranging from AC and DC power supplies to electrical lighting fixtures, connectors, and wires. All equipment that is used in an electrical system is referred to as an electrical material. You can find dealers and manufacturers who have a variety of wholesale electrical supplies, to serve consumers looking for one source of their electrical equipment. Read more »

A Background on Gewiss Enclosures
27 Sep

A Background on Gewiss Enclosures

Junction Box

Gewiss Enclosure Provided by Total Control & Distribution

Safety, discreteness, and style are important when it comes to electrical wiring. The junction box that covers the wiring components needs to be up to standards; it needs to store away the wires safely, but it also needs to offer easy access whenever. With Gewiss Enclosures, you are guaranteed just that, and so much more.

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Unusual Sockets Special: Designer Sockets
31 Aug

Unusual Sockets Special: Designer Sockets

How designer sockets can add a touch of class

Designer sockets post image by Innershadows Photography (via Shutterstock).

The common and garden white UK 3-pin socket. Typical of many homes and offices across the United Kingdom. Image by Innershadows Photography (via Shutterstock).

Everywhere you go from Penzance to Kirkwall, the bog-standard British three-pin socket is made of white plastic. Sometimes, aluminium with a bit of white plastic around the pins. In some homes, hotels, and offices, common and garden sockets eschew white for brass or chrome. The former offers a classic Victorian feel, in spite of the fact very few places had electricity. Back then, the National Grid was a mere fantasy.

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In Video: a Look at Rittal Enclosures
21 Aug

In Video: a Look at Rittal Enclosures

For your viewing pleasure, a selection of video clips featuring various Rittal Enclosures

Stainless Steel Rittal Enclosures image by Elena Pominova

Stainless Steel Enclosures image by Elena Pominova (via Shutterstock).

We at Total Control and Distribution are very proud of the products we sell. All of which are sourced from high quality manufacturers of international standing. These include Rittal, Pepperl+Fuchs, and SES-Sterling. On our website, we have shown you the aforementioned products in still photography form. In this blog post, we shall be showing you a collection of videos featuring Rittal enclosures.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy our carefully chosen selection of video clips, featuring Rittal’s range of enclosures. Designed for all weathers and environments.

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The Importance of Cable Glands And Their Uses
18 Aug

The Importance of Cable Glands And Their Uses

A plain English guide on the merits of cable glands and why they matter

Cable glands.

A red cable gland. Or a red cable connector – as they call cable glands in America.

With badly managed electrical installations, we all know the repercussions too well. For example, electrical fires; your lives at risk; also, at best, confusion. Exposed ends are a no-no, whether you are dealing with electrical cables or fibre optic wiring. This is where cable glands perform a vital role.

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An Everyperson’s Guide to Stainless Steel Enclosures
21 Jul

An Everyperson’s Guide to Stainless Steel Enclosures

Why stainless steel enclosures are a must for any road, rail, electrical, and telecommunications networks

Stainless Steel Enclosures image by Elena Pominova

Stainless steel enclosures image by Elena Pominova (via Shutterstock).

Of any electrical or telecommunications based installation, stainless steel enclosures are a most important part of the system. Without which, our electrics or broadband access would go to pot. If you travel by train, and are familiar with disruptions due to cable theft, the system grinds to a halt. Without enclosures, rain and rats can disrupt the system and electricians would be electrocuted on the job.

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Unusual Sockets: The Wandsworth 3 Pin Socket
13 Jul

Unusual Sockets: The Wandsworth 3 Pin Socket

Continuing our look at unusual sockets, we look at Wandsworth’s take on the 3 pin plug

Wandsworth Pins Configuration

Like a 3 pin plug though with a circular Earth pin.

Wandsworth are one of the oldest manufacturers of electrical equipment in the UK. In 1904, they were formed in Birmingham as the Wandsworth Electrical Manufacturing Company. They settled on the name from this part of London, as one of the founding members hailed from there. In 1952, they moved to a new site on the outskirts of Woking, where they remain today. Read more »

All You Need to Know About IMO Precision Controls
11 Jul

All You Need to Know About IMO Precision Controls

What we know about IMO and its precision components

ER2.5, ER4BLUE

In the great scheme of things, being in business for 45 years is quite a good innings. Especially as a lot of new businesses fail within their first year. IMO, based in London off the North Circular Road, have been going since 1972. Their customers include a variety of public and private sector operations, with the Royal Navy being its most notable contract to date.

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