• 6 Dec
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    Interpreting complex data sheets for power supplies

    The operating and safety specifications for power supplies continue to become more complex, adding to the length, level of detail and complexity of data sheets.

  • 6 Dec
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    Helping utilities stop blackouts

    Schneider Electric has announced its latest solution to help utilities and operators monitor, control and protect electrical networks.

  • 5 Dec
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    As easy as CNC

    Modern computer numerical control (CNC) machines are often marketed as requiring much less maintenance than their predecessors.

  • 5 Dec
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    Surge protection for panel builders

    The wiring regulations BS 7671 will come into effect on 1st January 2019 and there will be significant changes in section 443, the risk assessment, and section 534 for the installation practices of surge protection devices (SPDs).

  • 1 Nov
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    Cover story: Emparro premium power

    Murrelektronik's Emparro product range offers a high quality solution for supplying power to machines and plants efficiently and reliably.

  • 2 Oct
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    The power of the static switch

    In this article, Alex Emms, operations director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a Kohler company, looks at the role of static switches within different UPS architectures, and how they contribute to power availability.

  • 2 Oct
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    Handling the heat of transformers

    Transformers generate heat. This is a completely normal phenomenon and is something that will occur regardless of the size or rating of the transformer.

  • 2 Oct
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    Making a solid (steel) investment

    Transformers are thought to be among the most basic electrical devices in a power distribution system.

  • 31 Jul
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    Specification of high performance Electrical Protection Systems

    Electrical protection comes in many forms from fairly standard RCD/RCBO panels and earth line monitoring equipment used for upgrade and maintenance in the industrial/commercial sphere, through to high end Rail and MOD situations where we have gained the necessary approvals through long-term experience and technology.

  • 31 Jul
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    Never underestimate electrical protection

    Proper electrical protection is the key to safely removing the effects of dangerous overcurrent due to short circuit, overloads and voltage transients from switching surges and other abnormal conditions.

  • 27 Jun
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    Corrosion resistant design of power supplies

    Corrosive gases such as sulphur dioxide or nitrogen oxide accelerate the ageing of electronics and lead to corrosion, especially in the case of metallic materials in combination with atmospheric humidity.

  • 5 Jun
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    Cover story: Solar PV and battery storage: the perfect fit?

    Battery storage and metering are being used to smooth out the challenges with solar energy and provide a means to further reduce the cost and reliance on traditional and expensive energy sources.

  • 5 Jun
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    Harmonic filter is a diamond in the rough

    CP Automation has helped mitigate harmful harmonics onboard the prestigious Debmar Pacific diamond mining vessel.

  • 5 Jun
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    Quick and smart installation for distribution boards

    Schneider Electric has launched the Acti9 Isobar P, the latest addition to its Acti9 range of low voltage (LV) distribution boards.

  • 5 Jun
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    24 Volt 20 Amp intelligent battery charger

    The latest product to be developed by UK manufacturer DSE is the DSE9476 Intelligent Battery Charger.

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