Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Branch in Alexandria!

We couldn't be happier to announce the addition of a new branch to the Dominion family - and a new pickup location for our customers! 

Richard Smith, YES Electrical Supply, has a few things to add for his customers:  "After 24 years as the owner of YES Electrical Supply Inc., I have decided to transition into retirement. On September 18, 2012, certain assets of YES were acquired by Dominion Electric Supply Company. To insure that the acquisition process runs as smoothly as possible, I will continue to work with Dominion Electric Supply in their Sales Division at the same address 5380-B Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, Va. I am excited about this new opportunity. Dominion is planning on remodeling the store and expanding the inventory offering. I am confident we can continue to serve you well.

Thank you for your patience during our transition. Feel free to contact me with any questions at the shop, 703-823-6603.

And Thank you for your business over the years and I look forward to seeing you soon. Smitty"

Remodeling is just about done and our staff and inventory is there.  Hope to see you soon.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Energy Watch: News Updates for the Week of November 19

I always enjoy Bill Attardi's Energy Watch blog. Full of good green information. And now he's made it even easier to share.

Looks like Ford and Toyota will lead the plug-in Electric Vehicle Sales and they are figuring out a way to repackage the batteries:

Energy Watch: News Updates for the Week of November 19: 1.       Osram Sylvania Wins Race to Offer 100W-Equivalent LED A-Lamp - Just a few weeks back, Philips Lighting announced that it was...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle

Now an even better USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle.

Leviton's USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle offers a ground-breaking 2.1A of charging power and a 15A/125V Tamper-Resistant Receptacle. For the ultimate in convenience, this state-of-the-art device has the capability to charge up to two USB powered electronic devices simultaneously utilizing the USB Ports, leaving the receptacle free for additional power needs. The USB Ports, Type A, 2.0/3.0, are controlled by a smart chip which recognizes and optimizes the charging power of your device.
Engineered for compatibility with the latest technology, the Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is designed to charge tablets*, smart and mobile phones, gaming devices, e-readers, digital cameras and a host of other electronic devices.


The Leviton USB Charger/Tamper-Resistant Receptacle is compatible with a wide range of electronic devices including, but not limited to, the following:
- iPad®    
- Nintendo 3DS™    
- iPhone®   
- PlayStation® Vita
- iPod®    
- Bluetooth™ Headsets
- Tablets  
- Digital Cameras
- Mobile Phones
- Kindle™, Nook e-readers 
- Blackberry®, Android Phones - GPS
- Galaxy Tab™ - Much More
*USB Ports are not intended to charge two tablets simultaneously.

Check out their promo video:

Friday, November 2, 2012

How to address water-damaged equipment and make repairs

Leviton Manufacturing just sent me an email that is very worthy to share. Thanks Leviton!:

Hurricane Sandy has disrupted lives and caused extensive damage to homes, businesses and government structures. Now people are anxious to repair the damage and get on with their lives. Electrical professionals need to know how to address and repair water-damaged equipment.

NEMA (National Electrical Manufacturers Association) has developed a comprehensive report that details how to address water-damaged equipment and make repairs.

>>Link to NEMA Report Here

NEMA also provides a chart identifying specific types of electrical apparatus and if they can be reconditioned or simply replaced after exposure to water and wet environments.

>>Link to NEMA Chart Here