Thermistors, or thermally sensitive resistors, are ceramic semiconductors that are capable of exhibiting a resistance change in response to shifts in temperature. Commonly used as temperature sensors for applications ranging from refrigerators to aerospace applications, thermistors are an important component for countless systems. To help you better understand the functionality of thermistors, their types, and their benefits, we will discuss them more in detail in this blog.
Electronics have quickly become the backbone of countless processes in our daily lives, allowing us to easily communicate over long distances, improve work productivity, have instant access to news, and so much more. Despite electronics coming in various shapes and forms, almost all rely on conductor and cable components that ensure their proper functionality. These components, alongside many other electronic parts, are often sensitive to strain which results from bending, pulling, tugging, or sheathing. As strain can quickly degrade the health of various components, it can be very useful to have a basic understanding of cable strain relief and protection.
While many are familiar with how peripherals such as mice and keyboards may be used to control a single computer, some may not know that such devices can extend control over multiple computers simultaneously. Commonly being relied on for data centers, the simultaneous management of multiple devices can permit a more efficient workflow if the same task needs to be conducted for multiple devices. To make such control possible, a hardware device known as a KVM switch is used.
While wireless internet and network connectivity has become widespread and commonly used by many, ethernet switches still remain an integral part of most data networks. As the most common form of network switch, ethernet switches may range in size with small to large variations being available, and they are also found in industrial control settings where they can excel with their robust performance qualities. In this blog, we will go over ethernet switches and how they assist the various networking devices and electronic hardware that they are implemented in.
Switches are extremely commonplace electronic devices, allowing for control to be assumed over a system in order to actuate various processes, switch between power modes, and much more. The rocker switch in particular is a very popular form of switch featuring a mechanism that may rock between two or more positions when actuated. Also known as see-saw switches, rocker switches will often have a side raise when another is depressed, allowing it to visually and mechanically alter between two states with a central pivot point. Depending on one’s particular needs and the application in question, there are a number of rocker switch types that may be used.
Many aircraft are equipped with either a 14- or 28-volt direct current electrical system. Some systems are more advanced than others, but the basic aircraft electrical system comprises the following components: alternator/generator, battery, master/battery switch, alternator/generator switch, bus bar, fuses, & circuit breakers, voltage regulator, ammeter/load meter, and the associated electrical wiring. In this blog, we will discuss the main parts of aircraft electrical systems.
The aircraft hydraulic system is an extremely important element of numerous aircraft, allowing for high amounts of energy to be transferred for the actuation of systems and flight surfaces. As a system that relies upon contained liquids under pressure, hydraulics may be used for opening cargo doors, deploying landing gear, actuating aircraft rudders and spoilers, operating windshield wipers, and much more. As hydraulic systems help both small and large tasks be carried out, their proper functionality is paramount. While a number of factors can affect the functionality of hydraulic systems, the most important are temperature and pressure.
Networks are critical for supporting business, fostering communication, providing entertainment, and beyond. A key component of every network is the network switch, which allows devices within the network to connect to transmit data and share resources. The network switch operates at the Data Link layer of the OSI model (layer 2). It receives packets being sent by devices connected to its physical ports and redistributes them through the ports that lead to the device to which the packet is intended to go. They are also able to work at the network layer, layer 3, where routing occurs. While switches are used in networks based on ethernet, Fibre Channel, ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode), and InfiniBand, the majority of switches use ethernet.
For a computer system to efficiently carry out its standard operations and execute various programs, it requires memory for data handling. On standard motherboards, a device known as a memory socket, memory slot, or RAM slot is provided for the insertion of computer memory. Depending on the configuration of the motherboard, there may be two to four memory slots, and the slot types present will dictate what type of RAM may be inserted. In this blog, we will discuss memory sockets and RAM more in detail, allowing you to know how to procure compatible computer hardware for your computer system.
Whether they are electromechanical or solid state, relays, solenoids, and contactors are all examples of switches. However, they all have differences and unique characteristics that make them better suited to different applications. This blog will cover all three and discuss certain considerations to make when deciding which device is best for you.
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