Switches are an important part of any electronic circuit, as they ensure the flow of current when the status is ON and stop the flow when the status is OFF. There are various types and configurations of switches, with some being application-specific. Switches are either manual or automatic. Switches are either electronic or mechanical devices used across industries as well as in homes, commercial spaces, and so on. This post focusses on different types of switches based on their application.
In AC or DC power supply, the phase is defined by current flow and load. Generally, this power supply is categorized into two types depending upon the load requirement- one-phase and three-phased power supply. For higher loads, 3-phase power supply is required, especially for businesses and industrial units. In this case three or four cables share the current flow load. Most times, a single-phase power supply is enough for residential consumption. In case of 1-phase power supply, one or two cables are enough.
PCB terminal blocks are the modular devices used to connect two or more wires in a printed circuit board system. These terminal blocks are used for securing the connection between two wires and/or to terminate it. These PCB terminal blocks are often used in complex PCB designs and multilayer wired boards. There are various types of PCB terminal blocks on the basis of their structure, connection devices, and connection types. This post offers an insight on different terminal blocks and their beneficiary features.
Electronic circuits equipped are with several components and devices that contribute to their functionality. Switches are one of the important devices that help turn on/off the electric circuits. Today, they are available in several varieties, capacities, and functionalities for use in homes, offices, as well as industrial and commercial areas. They are an integral part of our lives. These push button switches are most commonly used in the industrial unit for switching devices on or off. Often called as push switches, they are classified as normally open, normally closed, and double-acting push buttons.
The electronic components used in various industries are driven by the electric flow via electronic circuits. We all use these components regularly but they are rarely acknowledged. Electronic passive components do not participate in energy generation, yet they store and/or dissipate and/or release the electric energy in the circuit. Since these components have no active part in energy consumption or generation, they are pronounced as passive electronic components.
Wire harnesses are important connecting devices used in industrial applications for electrical power or signal transmission. These wire harnesses are available in different specifications. It is important for a buyer to understand important terminologies of different parts of wire harness assembly before making a buying decision. This post presents a glossary of wire harness terminologies and definitions.
Connectors play a vital role in all reliable system operations as they secure the transmission of data and power. The ideal connector not only makes your system smaller but also easier for the user to operate. They help in avoiding costly recalls, repairs, and more. With a variety of options out there, finding the right one for your project may be a challenging task. This post highlights certain essential considerations that must be taken into account when selecting connectors and cables for your application.
Moisture control is an important aspect in electrical and mechanical devices and equipment used in industries. There are several elements that may produce moisture individually or in combination. The choice of material used for making these devices is one of the prime reasons among them. For instance, wood is a natural material, which may have some moisture content left in it. Some amount of moisture is there in most objects that appear dry on the surface.
Infrared thermometers or IR thermometers have gained immense popularity in recent times owing to the advantages they offer. They measure surface temperature given off by all objects without physical contact.
Over the years, sensors have been widely used in various electronics applications such as automatic door opening systems, HVAC systems, industrial automation systems, and indoor and outdoor lighting systems among others, which has made our life easy.