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DC-DC Converters for Utility Trucks: Harnessing the Secret Power

Posted by Ernest Herz / March 10, 2016 / NEWS
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When trucks first came into popular use, nobody would have dreamed of the numerous specialty applications evolving in the ensuing decades. In those days, only a fraction of homes had electricity. Today one is hard put to find a building that does not, thanks to the existence of the electrical power grid.  The maintenance of the functionality of the power grid is made possible through the capabilities ofutility trucks and their trained operators.

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Choosing a DC-DC Converter for PLC (Programmed Logic Controllers)

Posted by Ernest Herz / March 07, 2016 / NEWS
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Programmed Logic Controllers are used in many facets of automation control of electromechanical processes. The range of applications has expanded to include managing robotics on automotive assembly lines to controlling chemical sprayers and amusement park rides. Much of PLC circuitry is comprised of relays, and electronic circuit cards, which use DC power as their source.  As PLC’s have evolved, so has the need for them to become mobile for many of their uses. Some of these mobile adaptations include incorporation into:

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Can I Use a Computer UPS to Power a Pellet Stove?

Posted by Ernest Herz / November 06, 2015 / NEWS

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When people install a new pellet stove, one of the first questions they have is whether or not they can use a computer UPS, or uninterruptible power supply, to run their appliance in the event of a power outage. Many pellet stove owners’ manuals will say that the answer is yes, but there are some risks and considerations associated with this practice that every pellet stove owner needs to be aware of.  

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How Does a Pellet Stove Battery Backup Affect Insurance?

Posted by Ernest Herz / November 02, 2015 / NEWS
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As fuel prices rise and people continue to seek alternative methods for heating their homes, pellet stoves are becoming continuously more popular. In response, homeowners' insurance companies have had to consider these alternative heating appliances when writing policies for their customers. Despite the positive cost- and energy-saving benefits of installing a pellet stove, many people wonder how the stove may affect their homeowners insurance. Can using a pellet stove battery backup help reduce your insurance rates? We explore the answer below.

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How Long Will My Pellet Stove Run on a Battery Backup?

Posted by Ernest Herz / October 28, 2015 / NEWS

***Scroll down to find a calculator tool that will help you determine how long your pellet stove will operate on a battery backup.***

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