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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How Safe Are Pellet Stoves?

Posted by Jason Vickery / January 22, 2016 /
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Self-standing heating devices such as space heaters and pellet stoves, were attributed to be the causes of one third of reported U.S. home heating fires in 2007-2011. As with any method of home heating, there is risk involved with pellet stove use and that is borne out by the weekly news stories about house fires.

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High Power Mil-Standard DC-DC Converters: Anywhere on the Globe

Posted by Ernest Herz / December 01, 2015 /
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When challenged with naming the organizations best-equipped to meet global environmental conditions, most people would answer “the military.” US and NATO armed forces have endured operations in Iraq, Vietnam, the North Pole, and over the world’s oceans. These extreme environments challenge the equipment utilized by armed forces. Over the years, with the evolution of technology, military standards have been enhanced to redefine and increase equipment performance expectations both for active field service and transport to theaters of operation. Testing apparatus for rigorous condition simulation and instrumentation used for performance measurement have become increasingly more sophisticated.  

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SF 512 Inverter for Harman Pellet Stoves: Engineered for Proper Stove Operation

Posted by Jason Vickery / November 19, 2015 /
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We recently received an email from a customer, and the message was one we hear frequently. The emailer had purchased a modified sine wave inverter from an outside source in an attempt to create his own pellet stove battery backup for his Harman ® stove. The inverter he purchased had ample power capacity necessary to do the job. Notwithstanding, the customer ended up frying the control board in his pellet stove and footing a bill for costly repairs. He then installed an SF 512 battery backup system which was factory recommended and worked properly with the stove. He became indignant and puzzled that this SEC America Surefire product (model SF512), was able to interface seamlessly with the Harman ® pellet stove even though it also produces modified sine wave power.

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