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Understanding custom battery packs: options and applications


Many electronic systems can benefit from using customised battery packs that can be installed quickly to reduce product assembly costs, are designed to fit snugly into the available space, and facilitate easy connection to both the systems and to cha...


Improving process control through more precise pressure/temperature switch design


Switches that are designed to activate in response to temperature, pressure or other pre-defined physical variables are found in processes ranging from pharmaceuticals to petrochemicals. At its simplest, a pressure or temperature switch controls elec...


Building in the advantages of USB 3.0 connectivity


Author: Dave Mellor, Director, Cyntech Components The convergence of different types of smart computing and consumer devices, in conjunction with new media formats and large and inexpensive storage, means that user applications are requiring signi...


CEC Level V implications for designers


From April 1, CE marking of electronic equipment requires new levels of efficiency from external power supplies   Dave Mellor, Director of Cyntech Components advises ‘buyer beware’ What’s meant by ‘efficiency’ with respect to exte...


Cooling power supplies


A comparative analysis of power supply single speed air mover and an entire electronics enclosure system fan. Typical densely packaged electronic systems and power supplies use a fan for forced air cooling. Power supply cooling technology often empl...