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JCB QS Generators now available with LiveLink

The full range of JCB QS diesel generators can now be supplied with JCB LiveLink, a global telematics monitoring and diagnostic system. JCB LiveLink for diesel generators allows the monitoring of equipment in real time remotely from any office, making them ideal for fleet managers, especially in the rental sector. This prevents low fuel situations, ensures timely service work can be [...]

2017-10-03T16:39:28+01:00February 27th, 2016|Technical|

Length or Girth for a Happy Outcome?

The question as to which lets you go further and perform better is especially topical in this season of outdoor Christmas lighting displays, with pretty lights spread far and wide, so this month James Eade explains which will keep Santa’s eyes twinkling brightest during the cold winter nights…. As mentioned in a previous article on [...]

2017-04-26T18:14:38+01:00December 17th, 2014|Technical|

Bedroom Antics of an Electrician

Electricians often debate how big their bonds are, where they should place them and how. Are they financial things you’d find in a stock market or is it about something that should be confined to the bedroom? James Eade gets his clamps out and prepares for action…… Everyone will have seen birds sitting on power [...]

2017-04-26T18:14:38+01:00November 26th, 2014|Technical|

Earth – An electrician’s best friend?

Why do electricians get obsessed with sticking metal rods in the ground when setting up temporary power systems? How can the ground we stand on give rise to a risk of electric shock? Is it all a bit of brown stuff or an important tool in electrical safety? James Eade gets his spade out. Many [...]

2017-07-24T13:05:33+01:00October 26th, 2014|Technical|

‘It’s alright Guv, it’s got an RCD on it…..’

Are RCDs really the panacea for electrical safety? James Eade finds out the ‘residual’ outcome of the arguments for and against. RCDs are sensitive devices and - as anyone who has had unwanted operation at the most inopportune moment would probably agree - sometimes they can appear just a bit too sensitive. So, as a [...]

2017-07-24T13:17:56+01:00August 26th, 2014|Technical|

Do You Prefer Rubber or Plastic?

Well, both are waterproof so it does not matter so much from that point of view. Both can be comfortable to handle and both can offer adequate protection, if used correctly, too. The question is, protection for what, exactly? Chartered Engineer James Eade explains all…… People rarely pay any attention to the cables used to [...]

2017-07-24T13:17:40+01:00July 26th, 2014|Technical|

Quietest 5Kva Generator…

We're after the quietest 5kVA there is... Can you help? Was the question posed to Midas from Manchester based production company Ear to the Ground, specifically to power part of the Samsung promotional display touring the UK with the Olympic Torch Relay. The brief was simple... a 5kVA with sound levels at no more than [...]

2017-04-26T18:14:43+01:00April 26th, 2014|Midas News, Technical|