Quite Shocking- UL 1077 DIN Rail Circuit Breakers with 24% Space Savings at a Competitive Price!

2 ways of saving - Savings in raw Product Cost and Savings along the DIN Rail of nearly 25%. Wow, why not look further?  American Electrical, Inc. (AEI) sells the Circuit Breaker Industries (CBI) line of DIN Rail mounted Circuit Breakers. These UL 1077 Breakers may have the SAME UL 1077 rating that you currently purchase - with two catches - 13mm THIN (NOT 17mm) our UL1077 Breakers provide a space savings along the DIN... More

See the Light! Fuse Blocks with Indication Help YOU (or your customer) Troubleshoot!

American Electrical, Inc. (AEI) offers many different versions of fuse holders from 1 amp to 50 amps with and without fuse failure indication.  What is fuse failure indication?  It’s a tiny circuit that measures the voltage across a fuse.  This circuit has a resistor and an LED in series.  During normal operation, the fuse is good so there’s no differential across the fuse.  When the fuse blows, the supply side is high and the other... More

Push-IN Terminals Save Time and Money

The PYK series Terminal Blocks are one of American Electrical, Inc.’s "Push In" style DIN Rail mounted tension clamp blocks.  Designed by Klemsan, wires are simply pushed into the entryway and secured by the tension clamp inside.  Wire ferrules may or may not be used - to remove a wire, simply insert a screwdriver in to release. Four reasons to use tension clamp terminals:In many Industries, tension clamps are preferred due to their vibration proof... More

Shield Grounding- Pro Tip

The Easiest Way to Ground Cable Shields:Easyconnect cable grips by AGRO AG , are by far, the EASIEST, FASTEST and most RELIABLE method to ground Cable Shields in the WORLD. That’s a big statement that can be backed up by hundreds of thousands of successful applications and installations all over the planet. American Electrical, Inc., in Richmond, VA stocks thousands of AGRO AG products, including EASYconnect cable grips.Interested? Check out the 1 ½ minute video... More

Why Are You Still Crimping Ferrules by Hand?

If you have only a small volume, we understand. However if you are crimping over a few thousand a year then please consider upgrading to the MC 25 - Automatic Wire Ferrule Crimping Machine. The MC 25 Strips and Crimps 20-14 AWG wires and applies an insulated wire ferrule in 1.5 seconds!  The machine holds 1000 wire ferrules on a reel (500 for 14 AWG) and weighs only 28 pounds so it can be moved... More

Increase Productivity - Outfit Your Techs with the Crimpkit

Why not consider outfitting your techs with all the wire ferrules, tools for cutting, stripping and crimping they need to do their jobs?  No more hunting for the right tool or the right wire ferrule.  Think of all the time that's wasted.The Crimpkit comes complete with a stripping and cutting tool, a wire ferrule crimper and an assortment of insulated wire ferrules from 24-10 AWG.  All this in a rugged metallic sectioned box that can... More

Save Time and Money by utilizing POE injectors

POE, or Power Over Ethernet, utilizes twisted pair spare wires in an RJ 45 (CAT 5) wiring set. Only 2 of the four twisted pairs are being used for LAN transmit and receive, and created an opportunity to simply use the same LAN cable to transport power (48VDC). This comes in handy since many devices like cameras, wireless access points, network switches and VOIP phones can operate with 48VDC. Imagine not having to run a... More

The Case for Molded Case Circuit Breakers

7 important facts for Engineering consideration:We’re talking about protecting your entire control panel - pretty important isn't it?  Molded case circuit breakers have held the number one position for this application for many years.  Molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs) offer several advantages that make them a popular choice in electrical applications, specifically the main power feed disconnect and protector.  Here are seven important facts concerning MCCB’s:1.  Overcurrent Protection: MCCBs are designed to protect electrical circuits... More

Let’s talk about DIN Rail - are you buying it AND are you cutting it?

Let’s talk about DIN Rail - are you buying it AND are you cutting it?  If so, let American Electrical, Inc. help you in both cases!AEI sells all types of DIN Rail - steel and aluminum in solid or slotted AND shallow (7.5mm) or deep (15mm) versions in one or two meter lengths.  AEI’s wide variety of DIN Rail is available for shipment from Richmond, VA for an extremely competitive price - and if you... More