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Vishay Intertechnology Sfernice PLAC 100

Planar transformer handles as much as 22W for SMPS applications The Sfernice PLAC 100 user-configurable planar transformer targets switch-mode-power-supply applications, including flyback, forward, push-pull, and half-bridge converters. Using the vendor’s software allows adaptation of the transformer to a range of applications by setting the power-supply type and desired level of input voltage, output voltage, power,… Read more »

Waterproof Bat Handle Toggle

We want to provide  a short description of what a Toggle switch is and how it can be incorporated into your design. We are featuring NTE’s Waterproof Toggle and below you will find a link with the specifications for various kinds. http://www.nteinc.com/switches/pdf/waterproof.pdf  A toggle switch is a mechanism that does one of only two things:… Read more »

Using Thermally Protected MOVs in TVs or Power Supply Applications

  By Paul Traynham, Field Application Engineer, Littelfuse®, Inc. Pat Bellew, Product Test Engineer, Littlefuse®, Inc. ABSTRACT Metal Oxide Varistors (MOVs) are commonly used for transient over-voltage suppression in many  applications  such  as:  Transient  Voltage  Surge  Suppressors  (TVSS),  Uninterruptable  Power Supplies  (UPS),  AC  Power  Taps,  AC  Power  Meters  or  other  products.  Events  such  as  lightning,… Read more »

Bye, Bye Bad 2009, Welcome to a Sunnier 2010

By Rob Spiegel, Contributing editor — Electronic Business, 1/5/2010 It goes without saying that 2009 was a tough year for the electronics industry. With the notable exception of laptops “ which grew in unit shipments throughout the year“ and LCD-TVs, most product segments suffered significant declines. That started to change in the third quarter as… Read more »

Clean Energy Debate

Below you will find an interesting article written back in Oct 2009 by Brian Coppa from the Green Business Examiner As the health care debate winds down, the next major national debate will focus on energy reform. The investor coalition Ceres and the Clean Economy Network organized a clean energy debate forum this week at the… Read more »

Revolution in Clean Energy Technologies

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2009 (ENS) – Liquid metal grid-scale battery technology that could enable constant energy supply from intermittent renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power…  A bioreactor that has the potential to produce a flow of gasoline directly from sunlight and carbon dioxide using two microscopic organisms and ending U.S. reliance… Read more »