When a project is cancelled, warehouses are liquidated, or there are manufacturing overruns an electrical surplus inventory is generated. Local surplus dealers were once the only sellers of electrical surplus inventory. Today however, surplus equipment can be purchased through e-commerce platforms. It is important you should proceed with caution when you come across surplus electrical component’s suppliers online; research and asking the right questions when buying online is crucial. Below you will see how you should proceed when buying electrical surplus online.
Asking the right questions when buying surplus electrical
equipment online helps you make the right purchase. These questions should include:
- Is the equipment a product that is from the
- Will the new surplus inventory come in a sealed
- Are there any visible structural damage like
fractures or cracks in the equipment?
- Do the products being sold contain any proof of
safety and reliability?
- Are there any signs of the equipment being
burned in any way?
- Has the equipment been in use, when?
- Has the product failed? What were the circumstances of the failure?
- Do the products come with a warranty? When does
the warranty expire?
- Does the equipment have a period in which it can
be returned if it does not meet the required standards?
Essentials to Consider When Purchasing Surplus Electrical
Voltage Ratings Input/Output
Know the voltage rating of the surplus electrical product as well as the voltage rating of your power sources. This will determine if the equipment is suitable for your application. Incorrect voltage ratings risk short circuiting, arching, and electrical fires.
Continuous Current Rating
The continuous current rating will allow you to know if the
device will be able to perform properly in varying environments. This is listed as Amperes. They represent the continuous current that
can be carried when used in the temperatures it is calibrated for.
Current Rating, Short-Circuit
Short-circuit current rating, SCCR, is a current rating that defines the maximum short-circuit current the product can safely handle. Individual SCCR components for the electrical assembly are calculated to determine the SSCR for the entire electrical panel.
Electrical Current Frequency
Pay attention to the current frequency at which equipment or
breakers are designed to operate properly.
The electrical current frequency determines the highest current a device
can handle operating at without issue.
Don’t compromise the quality of surplus equipment by purchasing from a less than a reputable electrical component supplier. At J & P Electrical, we assure quality and competitive pricing. Contact us today to discuss your needs.
J & P Electrical Company is a full-service electrical company that supplies contractors, end users, and supply houses with new surplus, quality reconditioned, and obsolete electrical equipment. We offer a wide range of electrical equipment such as bus plugs, bus ducts, panel switches, and transformers. Services include asset management, product reconditioning, and electrical products. More information can be found at https://www.jpelectricalcompany.com
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