Vladislav Tverdochleb

Vladislav Tverdochleb

I am an enthusiastic leader for internal projects and initiatives in the company, hobbyist to learn new languages, culture and traditions add avid reader of technical publications. Since 2007 I have joined Schneider Electric Company in field of operational marketing and was in charge of low voltage strategic products launches. I have developed and implemented the Panel Builders policy in the region, principles and program of “Electricians Business School” for education centers. The key priority I keep in front of me is to engage colleagues, to be passionate story tellers about the company, products and solutions.

Best Electrician – Tell a story to grow your business

If you’re a top, confident electrician you’re creative. You’re a storyteller. You have a fund of tales from all walks of life and your own personal experience. Use them. How… Read more »


Best Electrician – The extra something is a solution not a device

The big electrical equipment manufacturing companies today – like the one I work for – are increasingly producing integrated solutions. They are the “extra something” confident electricians propose when they… Read more »

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Best Electrician – Learning more, earning more

As a good electrician’s reputation grows, so does his (her) business. So, too, do his (her) self-confidence and experience. Increasingly, he (or she) is able to work on his (her)… Read more »


Best Electrician – Goes Beyond Customer Expectations

All you electricians out there, what do you think makes a good electrician? Not an easy question to answer when you consider how many hundreds and thousands of you are… Read more »


IEC 60898-1 and IEC 60947-2: a tale of two standards

In response to the question “What’s the difference between standards IEC 60898-1 and IEC 60947-2?”, I’m tending to answer with another question: What do they have in common?  They are… Read more »


Cascading and backup: Why coordination should be compulsory

In our first blog we touched on the coordination of combined short-circuit devices and backup devices. Let’s delve a tiny bit deeper. Why is combined short-circuit coordination called cascading? An… Read more »

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Selectivity: Positive discrimination for maximum safety

“Selectivity”? “Discrimination”? Why do they mean the same thing? The terms denote “selective” or “discriminative” tripping. In the event of a fault, one device only – immediately upstream of the… Read more »


Setting the standard for coordination

It’s about time a standard underlining the critical need for coordinating protective devices was published. European harmonized draft standard HD50573-5-57, due out in early 2014, is poised to do just… Read more »

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IEC 60947-2 the “all-risk” insurance for circuit breakers – Part 3

This is the third part of my blog on selecting a circuit breaker. And there are still some more IEC 60947 2 requirements to consider. Reference voltages One I reckon… Read more »


IEC 60947-2 the “all-risk” insurance for circuit breakers – Part 2

IEC 60947-2 obviates risk and ensures safety and reliability. Its requirements have grown in number to keep pace with evolving technologies and reliability needs of electrical distribution. Circuit breaker categories… Read more »