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International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

What Is Switching Mode Power Supply?

Hi Guys, Switching mode power supply (SMPS) is also known as switched mode power supply, an electronic power supply unit (PSU) that uses a switching regulator. Switching mode power supply alternates power transistors between cutoff and saturation. This method is advantageous because it results in better efficiency as the alternating transistor dissipates very little power in the "On" state as well as the "Off" state. So, by taking that much of knowledge I want to more view on switching mode power supply. Thanks and Regards, Rodger Hooks  (Nov 4, 2012 | post #1)

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Electricians, Wiremen, and Linemen)

How to Install a Rack Mount?

Hi Guys, As I know that rack mounts are primarily used in studio and live music settings. Constructed from steel, these L-shaped bars have pre-drilled holes on one side to accept rack mount screws. Rack mountable audio gear is installed between a set of rack mounts. This allows the user to stack multiple units of gear in an organized manner while protecting them inside the case or desk containing the rack mounts. But, I have no more idea on installation of rack mount. So anyone having brilliant idea on it, please share with me. Thanks and Regards, Michel Jone  (Nov 4, 2012 | post #1)


How to make own hydroelectricity generator?

Hello Everyone, In the presence of a fast-moving water source, hydroelectricity is a viable option to generate some of the electricity needs of a home. This electricity is generated by the water source spinning a water wheel, which then turns a generator, producing electricity. So, anyone having more idea to make own hydroelectricity generator, please share with me that will help for my mission. Thanks a lot! Rodger Hooks  (Oct 30, 2012 | post #1)


How to Replace a DC Power Jack?

Hello Friends, DC power jacks have spring contacts to secure physical and electrical contact with an insertion type barrel connector. Over time and repetitive reinsertion, the strength of the springs and contact will diminish. Corrosion will eventually render the jack unusable and it will require replacement. So, what steps have follow to replace a DC power jack, share in this site. Thanks in advance! Rodger Hooks  (Oct 15, 2012 | post #1)


What Is a U on a Server Cabinet?

Hello all, Generally, Cabinets enclose a rack, which is a frame that provides a means for mounting electronic equipment. Cabinets come in a variety of styles, colors, and many contain baffles, fans, and other features. But, I am in doubt that what is a " U" on a server cabinet and its main purpose. So, to clear my confusions I need some basic fundamental on it. I hope anyone having idea on it, will help me. Thanks a lot! Rodger Hooks  (Oct 9, 2012 | post #1)


How to Troubleshoot a PC Power Supply?

Hi Friends, A computer power supply is responsible for drawing electricity from an outlet and converting it into energy that a computer can use safely. If a computer's power supply is malfunctioning, it is likely to cause crashes and eventually, the computer may not be able to start up at all. I just hear from my friend that there are several methods to determine whether a power supply is defective, though the best way to avoid problems caused by a poor power supply is to install one that has plenty of power to run all of the computer's devices. But, he did not tell me about the procedure of troubleshoot a PC power supply. I need some valuable view for my problem. Hope any suggestions and view about it, then kindly help me. Thanks a lot! Rodger Hooks  (Oct 4, 2012 | post #1)

Computer Security

Riser card PCI express/SLI?

Hello Friends, I have an Optiplex GX270 (the biggest one) with 1 GB of ram Intel pentium 4 2.80/ 2.79, WIndows Vista Ultimate, EVGA 7800 GS (AGP) and 4 PCI slots. I have recently found by doing a scan that my computer is SLI ready. But My pci slots is not big enough. I have just discovered riser cards and was very excited because i did not have to buy an other PC. I think my PCI slots are 8x but I need 16x. Can a riser card make my slots into an pci express 16x, if so where do I buy and what to look for please help. Thanks In Advance hadrwork12  (Sep 27, 2012 | post #1)


Looking for an external hard drive without a separate pow...

Hello Friends, Like it says, I am looking for an eternal hard drive that doesn't need an external power supply (between 500gb-1tb). Does anyone have any suggestions of brands or whatever? Thanks in advance.  (Sep 2, 2012 | post #1)

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What is the difference in electronics and electrical?

Hi friends I know electronics deals with low power and electrical with high power, but i want to know more technical difference. Thanks a lot Rodger Hooks  (Aug 27, 2012 | post #1)