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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 1 'SWITCHED N' TRADEONLY EVENT 30 INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITORS TECHTALKS &SEMINARS SEPTEMBER 10AMTO7PM IT'S BACK DUBLIN'S GREEN ISLE HOTEL Electrician to Engineer Apprenticeship Innovation Day Schneider Electric Ei Electronics Anniversary Celebrations the magazine & website for the Irish Electrical Industry Issue 64 | July / August 2023 electric ie FREE To subscribe to this magazine, please contact us at info@electric.ie | website: www.electric.ie

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 3 Rittal: ABB - Mapping the future of E-Mobility - Page 23 DUBLIN tuesday 5 sept A KNOWLEDGED PACKED INFORMATION DA CONTACT DAN ECKERSALL 8:30am - 3pm Stag Industrial Estate, Ballyboggan Road, Glasnevin, Dublin, D11 NX27 T: 00353 (0) 1 882 0770 - E: Dublin.713@eeil.ie - w DOMESTIC, COMMERCIAL AND FLEET EV CHARGING SOLUTIONS EV Charging TRADE DAY breakfast and refreshments available Edmundson EV Trade day.indd 1 Fantasy Lights - Controls are the future of Energy Efficiency - Page 26 CEF Golf Outing - Page 45 Antique Brass ue brass finish for Definity™ Complete exudes a warm and luxurious feel, uch of sophistication to any domestic or commercial building interior. 01 2811122 | sales@clicklitehouse.ie | www.clicklitehouse.ie MODULAR SWITCH PLATES All Definity™ Complete switch plates are modular as standard, allowing you to create virtually any switch plate you require. The MiniGrid® modules are all easily and quickly exchanged or mounted onto unfurnished plates by means of a simple single screw fixing. 22/06/2023 10:14 11 5 Editorial. 7 Demesne Electrical 'Switched On' Trade Event is Back in 2023!. 8 Siemens eMobility team up with Kellihers Electrical in Ireland. 11 Definity Complete – the all-in-one solution from Click Litehouse. 13 Finding ways to boost your business with Schneider Electric 15 AECI Electrical Trade Show and Seminars 2023. 19 Hager - Manage lighting in buildings effectively. 21 National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition 2023. 23 ABB - Mapping the future of E-Mobility. 24 Wallbox - Utilising renewables to drive the EV revolution. 26 Fantasy Lights - Controls are the Future of Energy Efficiency – FACT. 29 Government approves publication of legislation to address windfalls in the energy sector. 33 Hitachi Energy Ireland reach a 2,000 day incident free milestone. 33 Climate Conversations - National consultation on the Climate Action Plan 2024. 35 Phoenix Contact: Multi-level terminal blocks with Push-in connection. 35 Phoenix Contact: Comprehensive control cabinet solutions for all industries. 37 Energy Crisis & eMobility discussed at this year’s Schneider Electric Innovation Day. 43 Glamox D70 G2 - Versatility within a unified design. 45 CEF Golf Outing. 47 Move from Electrician to Engineer with an Apprenticeship. 49 Ei Electronics to Host Open Day. 51 KNX Sensors light the way for new hospital to become'Greenest' in Switzerland. 52 Phoenix Contact Celebrate 100 Years. 53 H&MV Engineering Marks Global Expansion and 700 New Jobs with Opening of New HQ. 54 IEBA Golf Outing. 57 Professional LED Lamps now under the LEDVANCE Brand. 58 Rittal - The Heat is On: How to prevent your electrical drives having a meltdown. 61 Only 40% Of Old Tech Is Being Recycled In Ireland. 62 Appointments / Golf Results. 65 Buyers' Guide. 52 Contents

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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 General 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 We are pleased to include reports, on a very active period for the industry, in this issue of ELECTRIC.ie. Very positive feedback from visitors and exhibitors to the recent very successful AECI trade show and conference. Also, good support from electrical industry at recent National Manufacturing and Supply Chain event in the RDS. Some good photos from both events included in this issue. Not all work! Great weather for golf! The annual IEBA golf outing drew full support. Photos of golfers and presentation of prizes included. CEF also attracted a full and enthusiastic attendance to their annual golf outing at Powerscourt golf club. Save the date! The IEBA ball will take place in the Intercontinental Hotel on November 17th. More information to follow shortly. Back to business, Demesne Electrical are holding their 'Switched On' trade event trade event on 21st September. This year it will be held in the Green Isle Hotel. they will have 30 leading electrical manufacturers in attendance (Page 6). Ambitious to progress from Electrician to Engineer? Great offer detailed on page 47. An interesting article on page 11 from CLICK to introduce their unique ‘Definity Complete’ Process, which simplifies the ordering of the fabulous Definity Range of wiring accessories. Mark your calendars for Edmundson Electrical's EV Charging Day on September 5th, a must-attend event for those eager to explore the world of electric vehicle charging. Hitachi Ireland, celebrated an incredible milestone of over 2,000 incident-free days (See page 33). Kewal Ghag, Schneider Electric at the National Manufacturing Exhibition in RDS. Pat Tully and Cel O'Reilly of the IEBA present the Golf Winners Trophy and other prizes to Joe Walsh, General Manager of Siemens Ireland. The winning team was Dave Rooney, Darren Whelan, Keith Justice and Keith Bolton (absent). Eoghan Nelson, Country Manager celebrating 100 years of Phoenix Contact at the RDS. AECI Vice President Darren Kinsella presents prize for "Product of the Show" award for the Strut-Lock to Bobby Macken of Gomac Cables.

6 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • DON'T MISS THE LATEST INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICAL INNOVATIONS & TECH TALKS SEPTEMBER GREEN ISLE HOTEL, DUBLIN 22 FOR ELECTRICAL INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS Demesne Electrical 'trade only' event is back this September 21st in Dublin's Green Isle Hotel, from 10am until 7pm. Register Your Interest Here - www.info.demesne.ie/switched-on-2023 REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TO ATTEND & WE WILL SEND YOU UPDATES PLUS A CALENDAR INVITE TO BLOCK THE DATE. ALL ATTENDEES WILL BE IN WITH A CHANCE TO WIN A GIFT CARD VALUED @ €1000 REGISTER, ATTEND & WIN WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Electrical Industry Professionals Machine & Panel Builders Electrical Contractors Consultant Engineers Data Centre Professionals Installation Engineers Electrical Wholesalers Original Equipment Manufacturers Facility Suppliers Industry Purchasing Managers Maintenance Engineers Training Centres 10AMTO7PM 30 manufacturers from across Europe will be exhibiting the latest innovative products. Tech Talks also taking place throughout the day! 'SWITCHED N' TRADE EVENT

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 7 Demesne Electrical Demesne Electrical 'Switched On' Trade Event is Back in 2023! The Demesne Electrical Trade Event is back this year, taking place on 21st September in Dublin's Green Isle Hotel. Don't miss the industries leading event where you'll discover the latest and greatest innovations in the world of electrical products. On the day there will be 30 manufacturers from across Europe exhibiting their latest products. This is a must-attend event for anyone working in the electrical industry. In addition to the exhibits, there will also be Tech Talks throughout the day, where you'll hear from industry experts about the latest trends, techniques, and strategies in the eld. You'll leave with a wealth of knowledge that will help you elevate your business to the next level. The event will be held on September 21st in Dublin's ‒ Register your interest and enter a draw for a €1,000 Gift Card. Green Isle Hotel. It's an exclusive, trade-only event, and registration is required to attend. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to experience the latest products, learn from industry experts, and connect with other professionals in the eld. "By registering your interest today, you'll be entered into a competition for a chance to win a €1,000 gift card"

8 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Siemens The announcement takes place as the Irish government aims for 1 million electric vehicles (EVs) on Irish roads by 2030 coupled with a ban on new sales of internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles by 2030. This relationship helps create the charging infrastructure required as charging an EV in a private location places different demands on the network than charging on public charging stations. Owen Murray- Technical Sales Manager: “Electromobility is vital for achieving climate targets and making mobility in Ireland climateneutral. Kellihers Electrical has a well-established Energy Solutions team in place with a high level of technical knowledge and market expertise which aligns very well with where we want to place Versicharge AC charging systems in the market, ie. targeting commercial/workplace parking, semi-public locations and new build, non-residential sites. The Energy Solutions team at Kellihers Electrical has a proven track record in developing and delivering high value, complex projects making them an ideal trading partner for Siemens eMobility.” Damien Phillips, Country Manager for Rexel Energy Solutions in Ireland, added: “We are delighted to add the Siemens EV charging range, and particularly VersiCharge, to our offering. Siemens is a strong brand which are committed to the Irish electric vehicle charging market, and have great plans in place to support our installer customers”. Versicharge The Siemens VersiCharge portfolio offers options and functions speci cally designed for commercial ‒ Siemens and Kellihers Electrical, part of Rexel Group, have launched the Siemens Versicharge product range across the country. With 24 branches across Ireland, Kellihers Electrical is the largest electrical distributor in the country and is a strategic supplier of Siemens eMobility products in the region. Siemens eMobility team up with Kellihers Electrical in Ireland demands: for example, there’s the option to incorporate a modem to connect to cellular networks. VersiCharge provides a scalable charging range up to 22 kW and to save space they can be wall or polemounted in locations like parking areas. A feature rich charging station providing both static and dynamic load balancing capabilities when operated on the market leading Fuuse backend charging management platform. For more information please visit siemens.com/versicharge. Sicharge D Other products in the Siemens eMobility portfolio include the award winning DC high power charger SICHARGE D, with a rating from 160KW up to 300kW, which can reduce charging times to approx. 16 minutes and is extremely intuitive to operate. Recently awarded the prestigious iFDesign Award the functional yet clever hardware engineering and design was of cially honored by the iF-jury. The Siemens SiCharge D features a 24" screen which guides users intuitively through every step of the charging process. All operating elements are arranged logically and satisfy important criteria when it comes to full accessibility. Up to three vehicles can be charged in parallel at two DC fast-charging sockets and one optional AC socket. Using a dispenser, the system can be expanded to have up to 4 fastcharging sockets. Damien Phillips, Country Manager, Rexel Energy Solutions and Owen Murray, Technical Sales Manager, Siemens. Sicharge D

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 9 SieRmiet tnasl Battery System Siestorage NEO The integration of charging solutions into an existing infrastructure can quickly exhaust the available grid capacity, this issue is particularly prevalent in Ireland where deploying charging stations at key locations can be problematic due to grid constraint. Expanding the grid capacity, however, is timeconsuming and costly, and makes the development of charging infrastructure challenging. Although self-generated energy in the form of wind, solar, biomass or hydro power helps to increase the available electricity of the grid, it is often unpredictable. Therefore, balancing generation and consumption is key and this is where Siemens provide the solution with SieStorage Neo Allowing high power charging on weak grid connections, storing self-generated energy, balancing peak loads, smart and ef cient load management, and power factor correction – these are only some of the key features of SIESTORAGE NEO. The base con guration of the battery storage system provides 184 kW of power, with a capacity of 164 kWh. This can be extended up to 368 kW of power and a capacity of 656 kWh at any point in time, with various options for project speci c customisation. SieStorage Neo distinguishes itself with its compact and space-saving design, containing all components in one housing. Its proven industry components – made in Germany – make it robust against outer in uences and thus a reliable system for any location. Its modularity and scalability allow for different storage power, capacity and further set-up options, all speci cally tailored to your needs. With Siemens cost-ef cient energy storage solution, you can optimise your CAPEX and OPEX by avoiding expensive extension of the grid connection and costly power peaks. For more details please visit siemens.com/siestorage Sicharge UC Siemens are very active in the bus and truck charging space and can offer depot charging solutions up to 600KW and have delivered a number of successful depot projects in the UK and around Europe with up to 40 high powered DC chargers per depot. Siemens are now the of cial charging provider for Volta Trucks in the UK and France as part of their Truck as a Service offering. Siemens Sicharge UC range can be con gured from 150kW600kW and offers a scalable and modular solution for electrifying bus and truck depots providing eet operators with the peace of mind that they have a future proofed, interoperable solution. For more information please visit siemens.com/sichargeuc Service and Support In addition to supplying DC charging products, Siemens can also offer a choice of extended warranty and service options including remote support and 24 hour on site support that can include a 4 hour response time to site in all 32 counties on the island of Ireland if required. Financing Siemens Financial Services can provide a wide range of nance options for turn key installations to include the charging hardware along with associated Civil and Electrical Works over periods of up to 15 years. For more information or to arrange a meeting to discuss the available options contact Owen Murray, Technical Sales Manager. E: owen.murray.ext@siemens.com T: 086 0753155 Siestorage NEO Battery System Sicharge UC

10 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • HEPA Filter 0203 564 9164 – sales@atc.ie – atcelec.co.uk ATC Tiger ECO High Speed Hand Dryer Ultra Modern Design Ecosun Low Temp Ceiling Heaters ATC Pacific Unvented Water Heaters For Wash Stations ATC Dahlia Hand Santiser Station Wash—Dry—Sanitise • Automatic No Touch Operation • Hygienic • 36,000 Operation Battery Life • Battery Powered: 6 x AA batteries • Wall mounted in Minutes • Free Standing Station • No Power Required • Sturdy yet Portable • Adjustable Heights • For use with Dahlia Hand Sanitiser Dispenser • Hygienic No Touch Operation • Dries hands in 15 Seconds • Low Energy (550/1200W) • Super Silent—70dB @ 1m • Optional HEPA Filter – removes 99.97% of bacteria particles • Two panel sizes 600mm x 600mm and 1200mm x 600mm • Energy efficient low energy costs • Draught and Noise free • Ceiling mounting allows flexible use of floor and wall space • Designed for quick and easy installation to suspended ceilings • 3 Sizes: 5, 10, 14 Litres • ERP Rated B • New Safety Valve • Glass lined tank • External adjustable • Thermostat control • Quick recovery element • Wall & Floor Mounted ATC Dahlia Hand Santiser Dispenser Wash—Dry—Sanitise Wash – Dry – Sanitise Restaurants Schools Sports Facilities Universities Stadia Hotels Experience Unique • Soap Dispenser • Automation Water Tap • High Speed Hand Dryer ATC Eco Tap Wash Room System Antique Brass The new antique brass finish for Definity™ Complete exudes a warm and luxurious feel, adding a touch of sophistication to any domestic or commercial building interior. 01 2811122 | sales@clicklitehouse.ie | www.clicklitehouse.ie MODULAR SWITCH PLATES All Definity™ Complete switch plates are modular as standard, allowing you to create virtually any switch plate you require. The MiniGrid® modules are all easily and quickly exchanged or mounted onto unfurnished plates by means of a simple single screw fixing.

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 11 IndCuliscktryLitNeehwousse Up until now, Click Litehouse’s popular Definity Screwless wiring accessories range has been supplied as two separate elements – insert and cover plate – with each requiring its own separate product code. In a move to simplify the ordering process for customers – particularly with online ordering in mind – Definity inserts and cover plates will now be supplied and packaged as one unit with one product code. Since it was rst introduced in 2008, De nity has continued to be a popular choice for contractors, designers and end users. The smooth, clean lines of De nity products provide the ultimate nishing touch to this feature packed range of decorative domestic electrical accessories. De nity has evolved from Click’s well-established De ne at plate accessory range and features all of the same attributes including modular switching but without the visible xing screws. De nity goes one stage further by incorporating screwless, push- t face plates in a range of nishes. The face plates are supplied independently of the electrical inserts which means that the initial installation of the product can be carried out and any subsequent maintenance or decoration completed before the nal xing of the face plate. For the installer, this means a greater degree of exibility in the timing of the installation of the insert. The inserts are available in black, white and grey and when Click De nity was rst launched 15 years ago, there were ve cover plate nishes to choose from. Since then, in response to feedback from installers looking for an alternative premium nish for interiors, the range has been expanded and now boasts eight finishes – metal black, matt black, metal white, Definity Complete– the all-in-one solution from Click Litehouse ‒Embracing feedback from the contractors installing the products, as well as wholesalers stocking their ranges, is what drives product development across the Scolmore Group of companies. In response to the latest feedback Click Litehouse has taken its popular Definity Screwless Wiring Accessories range and simplified the ordering process. white, brushed steel, stainless steel, polished chrome and the most recent addition to the range which is antique brass. The Click Litehouse De nity range has been chosen across a range of projects by installers looking for smooth lines and a contemporary nish, with the screwless at plates adding to an overall clean nish. A key element in the selection of De nity is that they allow the installer to t the back plates, with the decorators then able to complete the painting of the rooms before the front plates are simply clipped on. For the homeowner, they offer a simple solution to future decoration projects, allowing the plates to be easily removed and then replaced upon completion. They can also change the colour of the front plate in future to meet any décor requirements. Today the Click Litehouse De nity range of products includes switches, power socket outlets, fused connection units, 45A switches, control switches, socket and blank plates, telephone and data sockets, satellite and coaxial outlets and media plates. The full range can be viewed on the Click Litehouse website – https://clicklitehouse.ie/. The De nity product brochure can be downloaded from the website as well as from the Scolmore Group app. The De nity Complete range can be viewed here – https://youtu.be/pKh4ObpJVRI Scolmore House, Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7UL United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1827 63454 | F: +44 (0)1827 63362 E: sales@scolmore.com | W: scolmore.com Scolmore House, Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7UL United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1827 63454 | F: +44 (0)1827 63362 E: sales@scolmore.com | W: scolmore.com Technical Specification Specification is subject to change without notice. Errors & Omissions excluded. Page 1 of 1 (17-05-2023) Product Code: SFAB1536BK Description: 13A Ingot 2 Gang Doubl General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 142.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) Plate Dimensions (mm) 146 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 120.6 Style Screwless Complete Finish Antique Brass Insert Colour Black Compatible Cover Plate SCP436# Materials Cover Plate: Stainless Steel Rear Housing: Urea Terminals: Brass Contacts: Silver “on-lay” Copper / Brass Earth Strap: Mild Steel Anti Microbial Certified No Rated Voltage (V~) (Ue) 250 Resistive Load Rating (A) 13 Termination Type Screw Terminal Size (mm) Ø5 Te Terminal Capacity - Solid (mm²) 3 x 2.5 or 2 x 4 Double Pole Switch Yes 3 Pin Safety Shuttered Yes Twin Earth Terminals Yes Minimum Back Box Depth (mm) 35 Ingress Protection IP20 Operational Temperature (°C) -5 to +40 Warranty (Years) 10 Standards BS 1363-2 Additional Information For cleaning / polishing of products, use only a so Ensure that the mains supply is isolated before co with the relevant product. Bare earth cables must always be covered with a The safety shutter will only fully open when all thr shutter. Inserting the earth pin alone will not open shutters. Scolmore House, Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7UL United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1827 63454 | F: +44 (0)1827 63362 E: sales@scolmore.com | W: scolmore.com Scolmore House, Mariner, Lichfield Road Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B79 7UL United Kingdom T: +44 (0)1827 63454 | F: +44 (0)1827 63362 E: sales@scolmore.com | W: scolmore.com Technical Specification Specification is subject to change without notice. Errors & Omissions excluded. Page 1 of 1 (16-01-2023) Product Code: SFBK786BK Description: 13A 2 Gang Switched Saf Outlets General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 142.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) Plate Dimensions (mm) 146 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 120.6 Style Screwless Complete Finish Matt Black (RAL 9011) Insert Colour Black Compatible Cover Plate SCP486# Materials Cover Plate: Polycarbonate Rear Housing: Nylon Terminals: Brass Contacts: Silver “on-lay” Copper / Brass PCB: Mixed Components Anti Microbial Certified No Rated Voltage (V~) (Ue) 250 Resistive Load Rating (A) 13 USB Output Type USB Type “A” & Type “C” USB Number Of Outputs 2 US USB Charging Voltage (V DC) 5 U Termination Type Screw Terminal Size (mm) Ø5 Te Terminal Capacity - Solid (mm²) 3 x 2.5 or 2 x 4 Single Pole Switched Yes 3 Pin Safety Shuttered Yes Twin Earth Terminals Yes Product Marking DC, 5V 3A, 5V 2.4A max, 4.2A Minimum Back Box Depth (mm) 35 Ingress Protection IP20 Operational Temperature (°C) -5 to +40 Warranty (Years) 10 War Standards BS 1363-2: 2016 +A1: 2018 BS EN IEC 62368-1 BS EN 62680-1-1 Additional Information For cleaning / polishing of products, use only a so The USB circuits within this socket outlet are desig Ensure that the mains supply is isolated before co with the relevant product. Bare earth cables must always be covered with ap Independent Charging: 5V DC, 4.2A – USB Type A Dual Charging: 5V DC, 4.2A - USB Type A (1.2A), US Technical Specification Product Code: SFMW019PW Description: 10AX 4 Gang 2 Way Plate General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 142.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) Plate Dimensions (mm) 146 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 120.6 MiniGrid Plate (Gang) 2 MiniGrid Single Width Module Quantity 2 x 2 MiniGrid Double Width Module Quantity 2 Style Screwless Complete Finish Metal White Insert Colour Polar White Compatible Cover Plate SCP404# Materials Cover Plate: Stainless Steel Rear Housing: Nylon Terminal Screws: Steel & Yellow Passiva Internal Busbars: Formed Pressed Brass Anti Microbial Certified No Rated Voltage (V~) (Ue) 250 Inductive Load Rating (AX) 10 Load Rating Comments Suitable for Inductive Loads Termination Type Screw Terminal Size (mm) Ø3.5 Te Terminal Capacity - Solid (mm²) 4 x 1.5 or 2 x 2.5 Antique Brass (AB) Stainless Steel (SS) Matt Black (MB) Technical Specification Product Code: SFCH424 Description: 10AX 4 Gang 2 Way Tog General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 142.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) Plate Dimensions (mm) 146 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 120.6 Style Screwless Complete Finish Polished Chrome Compatible Cover Plate SCP224# Materials Cover Plate: Stainless Steel Switch Front & Nut: Cast Zinc Terminals: Brass Contacts: Silver “on-lay” Copper / Bras Earth Strap: Mild Steel Anti Microbial Certified No Rated Voltage (V~) (Ue) 250 Inductive Load Rating (AX) Load Rating Comments Suitable for Inductive Loads Termination Type Screw Terminal Size (mm) 4.9 x 4.1 T Terminal Capacity - Solid (mm²) 4 x 1.5 or 2 x 2.5 Modular Rocker Switches Yes 2 Way Switch Yes Minimum Back Box Depth (mm) 35 Ingress Protection IP20 Operational Temperature (°C) -5 to +40 Warranty (Years) 10 Standards BS EN 60669-1 Additional Information For cleaning / polishing of products, use only a s Ensure that the mains supply is isolated before c with the relevant product. Bare earth cables must always be covered with a Intermediate toggle switches modules are availa MD9125CH for polished chrome finish. Polished Chrome (CH) Metal White (MW) Technical Specification Product Code: SFPW052PW Description: 13A Doub Outlet General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 82.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D Plate Dimensions (mm) 86 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 60.3 Style Screwless Complete Finish Polar White Polar White (PW) Metal Black (MB) Technical Specification Product Code: SFMB023BK Description: 20A Double Pole Plate Switch With Neon & Optional Flex O General Information Insert Dimensions (mm) 82.5 (W) x 82.5 (H) x 2.5 (D) Plate Dimensions (mm) 86 (W) x 86 (H) x 4 (D) Plate Fixing Centres - Horizontal (mm) 60.3 Style Screwless Complete Finish Metal Black (RAL 9017) Stainless Steel (SS)

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 13 Schneider Electric Finding ways to boost your business with Schneider Electric The industry is in a state of flux and vendors have an important role to play in supporting independent contractors and electricians, guiding them through this pivotal energy transition. As a company, Schneider Electric is dedicated to supplying high quality, easy-to-use, regulatory-compliant solutions for corporate, industrial, and residential applications around the world. We are committed to building a community of tradespeople where every member has the accessible tools to upskill and educate themselves about the latest innovations, technology, solutions, and more. That’s why we have launched our Business Booster incentive, designed to give electricians help where they might need it most for their business. This could be a new social media marketing initiative, website design, or even new workwear. Entering the competition couldn’t be easier - Our Business Booster awards three lucky electricians, one winner per month from the Schneider Electric community the chance to win €/£1,000 to spend boosting their business. All you need to do is register or log in to the mySchneider portal as an electrician to be entered into the prize draw. ‒The world around us is changing – fast – especially when it comes to the latest technology and regulations surrounding electrical installations, energy innovations, and emission reductions. It’s often hard for tradespeople to stay on top of changes when they already have so much on their plate. If the competition wasn’t incentive enough, the mySchneider portal is a hugely helpful tool, containing everything electricians need to know about the latest innovations in technology and home energy management. Homeowners are now - more than ever - concerned with their energy consumption. To combat this issue, Schneider Electric offers the Wiser Home Energy Management system – a one-stop shop for homeowners to better manage their energy usage, reduce emissions, and ultimately save money. On the mySchneider portal, electricians can not only access vital training information but also get Wiser Approved Installer Training. This means that they can provide the most cutting-edge solutions for new, sustainability-minded, costconscious customers. It also allows users access to helpful Schneider Electric resources, such as brochures and e-guides, so there is no need to keep paper booklets to hand. The site also gives access to the latest how-to guides and in uencer-led videos, detailing new and costeffective ways to use and install different applications. Learning from peers in the industry has never been this simple. mySchneider also gives immediate access to the latest promotions and giveaways. So, if you don’t want to miss out on these, be sure to sign up today! Schneider Electric www.schneider-electric.com

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 15 Industry News AECI Electrical Trade Show and Seminars 2023 Lucan's Spa Hotel played host to the AECI Electrical Trade Show on May 24th, showcasing innovations and advancements in the electrical industry. The event brought together industry professionals, manufacturers, and enthusiasts alike, providing a platform for knowledge exchange and collaboration. This years event seemed to have a nice relaxed atmosphere to it. The seminars started at 8.30. There was such a demand that they had to run them again at 1.30. Seminars: John Geraghty of CWPS spoke about the pension landscape in 2023. Safe Electric talked about certi cation procedures. Gavin Edwards of Fagerhult discussed the future of lighting. Eirin Madden, Schneider Electric spoke about circuit devices relating to IS10101. After the rst round of seminars Cel O'Reilly of the IEBA declared the event open. Re ecting the changes in the industry in recent times, there was a number of companies that specialise in EV Chargers and accessories. The winner of the raf e for a GARO Consumer Unit was Ray Lynch of Sumera Electrical and second prize for a Gilet sponsored by CHINT went to Ger Geraghty of Fenlon Electrical. Congratulations to GoMac Cables who won the Product of the Show Award for the Strut-Lock. The golf outing sponsored by Arachas/Aviva was won by Derek Murphy of William Farrell Electrical taking the cup & James Donegan of CWPS winning the Exhibitors prize. The footfall was extremely good throughout the morning and did quieten a little bit in the afternoon after the 2nd round of seminars. The AECI would like to thank all 40 A very busy Hager stand. Darren Kinsella with DDLETB Class of Apprentice Electricians Phase 2 and Instructor Avril Fitzgerald. Sean Meally and Marc Crowe of Ei Electronics chatting to customers. ‒ The Association of Electrical Contractors (Ireland) trade show and seminars were back at the SPA Hotel in Lucan on 24th May. Cel O'Reilly, IEBA opens the show with Chris Lundy and Darren Kinsella. Eirin Madden, Schneider Electric showing customers the new consumer unit. Derek Murphy winning the golf cup presented by the sponsors Arachas/Aviva exhibitors and all those who took the time to attend the show and seminars for their support of the Electrical Contracting Industry in Ireland. Gavin Edwards of Fagerhult discusses the future of lighting.

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18 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Motion and presence detectors On Demand Energy efficient lighting Our detectors allow you to manage and automate lighting in residential and commercial buildings easily and efficiently. You can choose detectors to suit different environments, with options that include presence and/or motion sensors plus a choice of flush or surface-mounting. We also offer specific systems for buildings with highceilings/high bay and a very discreet mini version. With minimal standby consumption of only 0.3 W and energy savings of up to 90%, it’s the right choice. More information on hager.ie Lighting

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 19 The construction sector accounts for 20% of greenhouse gas emissions. Lighting represents over 10% of total annual electricity consumption. The 2020 Environmental Regulation (RE2020), in force since 1 January 2022, prioritises energy efficiency and reducing the carbon intensity of energy. In this environmental and regulatory context, constraints on lighting management are a particular priority for residential and commercial buildings alike. For example, it must be possible to turn off lights in the various common areas of unoccupied commercial premises. Our range of detectors lets you choose the most effective way to manage lighting and meet these requirements. Reliable detection Our detectors allow you to manage and automate lighting in residential and commercial buildings easily and efficiently. You can choose detectors to suit different environments, with options that include presence and/or motion sensors plus a choice of flush or surface-mounting. We offer detection systems for basic, mini, large area, corridor and high-ceilings/high-bay environments. The new motion and presence detectors are equipped with sensitive passive infrared (PIR) technology. They react to differences in temperature and motion and can detect body movements as well as smaller movements. Quick installation The surface mounted detectors consist of a detachable lower section with screw-fit connection terminal. It can be attached to any standard socket or mounted directly on the ceiling. The upper section, in which the detection optics are located, is then plugged in and screwed into place. Once that’s done, it’s all ready to use! The flush installed detectors are equipped with a rapid mounting system consisting of spring clamps – robust enough to keep the detector resistant to vibration on the suspended ceiling, yet flexible enough that it can be taken out to adjust the settings on the potentiometer. To link it up, simply connect the cables via a plug-in terminal. Strain relief with cable ties ensures long-term secure contact. “energy savings of up to 90% and standby consumption from only 0.3 W” Motion and presence detectors Manage lighting in buildings effectively Long-term savings Electricity costs are rising. According to figures released by Eurostat for the end of 2022, when compared to the average price for the EU-27 countries, Ireland’s electricity prices were 45% higher. With energy savings of up to 90% and standby consumption from only 0.3 W, that’s two good reasons to invest in a detector. www.hager.ie/detectors Master/slave operation To extend the detection area, it is possible to connect additional devices (slave) in parallel to the master. Easy to set up The user can set up and adjust all major lighting parameters via two easily accessible potentiometers: Potentiometer 1 adjusts the response brightness (between 5 and 2000 lux), allowing the lighting to be optimally adapted to the daylight. Potentiometer 2 controls the duration of the luminescence (between 5 sec and 60 min). EER503 EER513 1 2

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ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 21 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 47 IndIunsdtur ystNr yeNwesws Dublin played host to the highly anticipated National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition, held at the RDS on May 23th and 24th. As industry professionals and enthusiasts flocked to the event, it quickly became apparent that this year's conference was poised to be another resounding success, delivering an abundance of insightful discussions and showcasing cutting-edge innovations. With a diverse range of exhibitors spanning various sectors, the conference offered attendees a comprehensive snapshot of the manufacturing and supply chain landscape. From large-scale machinery manufacturers to software solution providers and National Manufacturing and Supply Chain Conference and Exhibition 2023 sustainability pioneers, there was something for everyone, regardless of their speci c industry or area of interest. Throughout the two days, attendees were treated to a captivating lineup of expert speakers and panel discussions that covered a wide array of topics. From supply chain optimization and digital transformation to sustainable practices and workforce development, the presentations delved into the most pressing issues facing the industry today. EMDA members such as Demesne Electrical, Kempston Controls, RS Ireland, Schneider Electric, AP Haslam and Phoenix Contact all exhibited their latest product offerings. Phoenix Contact celebrate 100 years. On Tuesday evening Phoenix Contact held an event at the main stage to celebrate 100 year anniversary of the company. There was a great atmosphere as people began to relax after day one of the show. Guests were treated to some drinks and food. Eoghan Nelson, Irish Country Manager took to the stage and said a few words. He welcomed everyone and spoke about the journey that the company had taken throughout the years. He then ran an interesting video on the history of the organisation since its beginning in 1923 and how it has grown to a staff of around 22,000 people worldwide today with a revenue of about €3.6 billion. ‒ This annual event took place in the RDS Simmonscourt on the 23rd and 24th of May. Kempston Controls (TEC) had an impressive new display stand. RS Ireland, Kieran Murphy chatting to a customer. AP Haslam had a fine range of products on display. Demesne Electrical with the OEM Group. L to R: Derek O'Connell, Feargal Mac Aodha, Conal O'Reilly, David Redmond, Eoghan Nelson. Eoghan Nelson, Country Manager, Phoenix Contact. At the end of Day 1, Phoenix Contact held an event on the main stage to celebrate its 100 year anniversary. See Page 52. Paul and Keith Haslam. Phoenix Contact 100 Year Anniversary Cupcakes. Eoghan Nelson speaking to the guests.

22 ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • Step 1. Choose the ABB Charger ABB have a full range of the best value chargers on the market with safety and future proofed flexibility built into every charger. Step 2. Safety and Protection As standard, every ABB Terra AC charger has DC current leakage protection. A standard Type A RCBO is required rather than a Type B. Step 3. Electrical Isolation According to NSAI regulations, an Isolator is required for all AC Charger installs. Step 4. Dynamic Load Management No more priority switches! ABB Chargers can be dynamically controlled by our energy meters. Job Done! — The home of charging Terra AC wallbox ABB is trusted by the world’s leading organisations to provide smarter mobility solutions from highway to home. One step is all it takes, you choose the ABB Charger and we will do this rest! This ensures that you have everything required to get the job done, the right way, the first time. ie-emobility-ireland@abb.com Step 1. Choose the ABB Charger ABB have a full range of the best value chargers on the market with safety and future proofed flexibility built into every charger. Step 2. Safety and Protection As standard, every ABB Terra AC charger has DC current leakage protection. A standard Type A RCBO is required rather than a Type B. Step 3. Electrical Isolation According to NSAI regulations, an Isolator is required for all AC Charger installs. Step 4. Dynamic Load Management No more priority switches! ABB Chargers can be dynamically controlled by our energy meters. Job Done! — The home of charging Terra AC wallbox ABB is trusted by the world’s leading organisations to provide smarter mobility solutions from highway to home. One step is all it takes, you choose the ABB Charger and we will do this rest! This ensures that you have everything required to get the job done, the right way, the first time. ie-emobility-ireland@abb.com

ELECTRIC.IE • The Magazine & Website for the Irish Electrical Industry • 23 Industry News ABB lays the foundations for a future of smarter, reliable, and emission free mobility, accessible by everyone, everywhere. ABB offers a total EV charging solution from compact, high quality AC wallboxes, reliable DC fast charging stations with robust connectivity, to innovative on demand electric bus charging systems, we deploy infrastructure that meet the needs of the next generation of smarter mobility. ABB Ability™ connected chargers enable fast global service and proactive maintenance. ABB has years of experience in creating, installing and maintaining charging infrastructure, including several nationwide charger networks. Before joining ABB Ireland as Market Development Manager, E-Mobility in May 2023, Keith Colton spent over twenty years working in the Irish Motor Industry throughout various roles in Sales, Service and Marketing. Q: How did you first become interested in electric vehicles? A: While studying Transport Engineering and Automotive Management in DIT Bolton St (Now TUI) I got experience of the future of automobiles with Hybrid Technology. I always had an interest in the progress of automotive technology throughout my career and requirements for ef ciency have become increasingly signi cant as we look to decarbonise the transport sector. Personally, sustainability has become important to me in my daily life and I see EV as the logical step for the evolution of the automobile industry. Q: What attracted you to ABB? A: I wanted to work at the forefront of EV technology and help actively drive its’ adaptation. ABB are a global leader with their sponsorship of Formula E and a technology partner to Ionity. There is massive potential to be part of a team that can make a real impact. Q: How do you see eMobility developing in Ireland? A: As Ireland look to meet targets under the government’s climate action plan I believe it will become increasingly important. EV sales in Ireland have jumped to almost 50% year on year with EV’s outselling diesel vehicles in April of this year. Infrastructure needs to keep up so that people can enjoy and use their cars in the same way as they would with their ICE alternatives. Charging operators need to access high speed charging equipment to meet the demands of their customers and eet operators require support as they look to electrify their vehicles. Q: What does the future look like? A: Very exciting! ABB are appointing channel partners so we can better serve the market. There is increased demand for High Speed Charging and there are various new products coming online such as the Terra360 World’s fastest charger that is capable of charging 2 vehicles at max180 kW simultaneously. There are also high voltage solutions for depot charging. On the domestic charging front, we are looking to increase the supply of our range of AC Home chargers. Keith is especially looking forward to showcasing ABB’s Terra AC wallbox "The Terra AC wallbox is easy to install and use, it will integrate seamlessly with the digital lifestyle of today’s consumers, allowing them to ef ciently manage their energy usage and contribute to a greener society for today and future generations,” he explains. ABB Ireland have put together useful video guides regarding the Terra AC charger and its components. You can nd these guides by quickly scanning the QR code on the opposite page. Mapping the future of E-Mobility

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