AT THE 2015 NECA SHOW IN SAN FRANCISCO, A PANEL OF JUDGES
representing different industry disciplines selected 23 Showstopper Award winners from
188 entries displayed in the Showstopper Showcase area. Judging was completed prior to
the exhibition hall’s opening on the first day of the show. Later in the day, award placards
were placed with the winning entries, and the exhibitors received their awards.
Sponsored by ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR, the Showstopper Awards and Showcase provide
a highly visible platform for introducing new products and services to the electrical mar-
ketplace. To be eligible, entries must have been introduced after Jan. 1, 2014, be currently
available, and not be a previous Showstopper winner.
BY JEFF GRIFFIN
2 AMPROBE The PRM- 6 motor and phase-rotation tester
can test the motor rotation of three-phase systems and verify
three-phase receptacle wiring and phase sequencing with
test leads. In addition, wireless motor-rotation detection
senses motor-rotation direction without using test leads. This
is particularly useful for fast-running motors when the motor
rotation cannot be visually determined or when the drive
shaft is not visible.
1 AMPROBE The AMP-310 600-ampere (A) alternating current (AC) True rms
clamp meter is designed for general electric; electric motor; and heating, ventilating
and air conditioning testing. It has core motor-testing capabilities, including motor
rotation, three-phase sequence testing, and in-rush current measurement for
motor-startup monitoring. It also offers a full range of standard multimeter features,
including AC current, AC/DC voltage, frequency, True rms, noncontact voltage
detection, resistance, continuity and a CAT III, 600-volt (V) safety rating.