Both carabiner hooks and snap hooks are used commonly by mountain climbers, rescuers, students, boaters, and other people who are using these devices in order to carry and pull additional weight. Carabiners are dependable and easy to use hooks that open when pressure is applied inwardly, while snap hooks require pressure applied downward. Both these types of hooks have spring-loaded gates, but their functions vary depending on the hook you select.


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Efficiency has risen to become top priority in electrical systems in response to the demand for lower carbon dioxide emissions. Whether including more smart devices in electrical supply grids or the electrification of our automobiles, this global trend is driving the need for more efficiency in our electrical circuits. One major tool for achieving greater efficiency has been implementing more current sensing circuits which is a circuit that can measure current flowing through it. They are often used in battery systems to detect current while also monitoring for overcurrent situations, a short circuit, and the battery system’s state of charge. In addition, they keep systems safe and can protect from dangerous conditions like fires. In this article, we discuss two major methods of current sensing along with some general information about current sensing circuit uses.


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When you are working with multiple printed circuit boards (PCBs) for your electronic applications, it is more than likely you will rely on a backplane to provide interconnections between all of the boards as a means of creating a larger system. A backplane is an advanced type of advanced board that combines elements of high speed design, mechanical design, high voltage/high current design, and even RF design. As they are complex mechanisms used for mission-critical defense systems and other highly important applications, backplanes must meet additional standards beyond the average reliability requirements in IPC. This being said, the concepts involved in layout and routing are familiar to many users who have worked with PCBs before. As such, this blog will offer some tips and tricks for users looking to optimize their PCB and backplane designs for ease-of-use.


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In cabinet carpentry, there are countless cabinet and door style options that make narrowing down your choices difficult. The selection process begins with looking at special features, finishes, and aesthetic preferences. In this article, we will outline how to choose the right cabinet hinge for your next commercial or residential project.


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A larger and faster Bombardier model than the Dash 7, the Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8) is a model of regional airliners that runs on turboprop power to carry up to 90 passengers. This model of aircraft is common among short-haul regional airlines, so this blog will act as your complete guide of all you need to know about the Bombardier DHC-8.


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