Every electrical network depends on its electrical power connectors to make the junctions it needs. To fit a myriad of circuit system applications, there is a variety of connector types to choose from. Generally, power connectors are classified by how much voltage they carry, that being either low, medium, or high voltage. In addition, connectors may be categorized by their mating components, materials, and purpose. In this blog, we will be examining the major types of electrical power connectors available and dig into how each of them can be used.
Electronics and integrated circuits are typically sensitive components, requiring a constant voltage at a set value to efficiently operate without issue. As such, it is important that voltage is well managed within electrical systems so that each component may be properly powered. While a resistor may be used to control voltage, such components are dictated by the current flowing through them. As such, current may drop and voltage can spike, resulting in high amounts of damage. To better manage voltage without depending on load current, most electronics rely on a device known as a voltage regulator.
Microcontrollers are semiconductor integrated circuit chips that contain a number of functional blocks, allowing them to serve as small computers contained in a single package. Microcontrollers are often used for automatic control purposes, and they are regularly found in industries related to automobiles, medical devices, embedded systems, and various appliances. Coupled with their compact size, low power consumption, and affordability, microcontrollers are very useful devices that serve numerous applications.
A resistor capacitor circuit, or RC circuit, is an electrical circuit composed of resistors or capacitors that may be driven by a voltage or current source. They are designed to prevent or significantly minimize the occurrence of arcing and noise generation in relay and switch contacts. The simplest type of RC circuit is a first order RC circuit and consists of one resistor and one capacitor component. RC circuits can be used to filter a signal by blocking certain frequencies and allowing other ones to pass through. The two most common types of RC filters are high-pass filters and low-pass filters. Band-pass filters and band-stop filters typically require RLC filters, though they can be made with RC filters.
When working with power distribution and handling equipment, transformers are an electrical device that may be used to transfer electrical energy between circuits. Since the advent of transformer technology in 1885, such devices have become a standard facet of the transmission, distribution, and utilization of AC electrical power. For the transformer to provide their intended functionalities, they rely on a number of standard components such as coils and cores. Due to the importance that transformers serve for electrical distribution, it is beneficial for anyone operating with such devices to know their general component makeup and functionalities.
A resistor is a type of electrical component that may be implemented within a system in order to provide resistance to a network. Depending on the type of resistor and its characteristics, such components may be used to divide voltages, terminate transmission lines, adjust signal levels, and much more. As the most common types of resistors on the market, thin and thick film resistors cater to a variety of applications with their characteristics and capabilities.
When receiving incoming electronic components, it is always important inspections are conducted to ensure that parts are not counterfeit or are non-conforming. This is beneficial to ensure optimal production flow, and to ensure that customers and clients receive high quality electronic components that they may rely on. There are various methods of inspecting electronics, ranging from simple cross-referencing to more complex DNA marking. In this blog, we will discuss how electronic components are inspected through various methods, as well as the tools used to conduct such tests.
To put it simply, a frequency changer or frequency converter is an electromechanical or electronic gadget that changes over rotating current (AC) of one recurrence to substituting current of another recurrence. The gadget may change the voltage of a device or of a converter though not typically. In the occasions it does, voltage transformation of substituting current is a lot simpler to accomplish than frequency transformation.
Have you ever looked down on a city from a vantage point and marveled at all of the tiny little buildings below, interconnected by intricate streets and sidewalks? Each and every building serves a purpose. The streets that intertwine the city allow people to travel from one part to the other, making all the buildings accessible. The way cities are arranged, their interconnectivity, and their accessibility all contribute to the vibrancy of it and make it so much more than the sum of its individual parts. The same concept can be applied to electronic equipment.
Both delay-on-make timers and delay-on-break timers are classified as time delay relay systems. In other words, these components are considered control relay devices with time delay functions built in. Though both mechanisms are not typically noticeable, we see them quite often in everyday life. When you step through a door and a fan overhead turns on, you’ve activated a delay-on-make. If you’ve adjusted a thermostat or air conditioning system, you have encountered a delay-on-break. Electronic parts manufacturers label both systems under the same umbrella because the processes of these electronic part types are essentially the same, but the results differ.