Two Things That Can Go Wrong When You Replace Your Car Battery

Car batteries work hard to power your vehicle's electrical systems, but even these workhorses burn out after a while. Though it's relatively easy to replace a car battery, here are two problems that may occur when you do the changeover and how you can fix them. Loss of Car Settings Newer vehicles are basically computers on wheels, run by an electronic system that seamlessly coordinates all its systems. While this increases efficiency and lets drivers enjoy some tech perks—such as connecting to your phone via Bluetooth—the system suffers from the same weakness as any other electronic device; disconnecting it from electricity can knock out all its settings. [Read More]

How Your Car's Computer Hub Helps Reduce the Automotive Industry's Environmental Impact

Your car runs on many different computers, called Electronic Control Units (ECUs) all hooked together by a singular Controller Area Network (CAN) hub. This hub coordinates the intake and flow of electronic information within your car ranging from the GPS system to the windows. This hub is important not only for your car but also for the rest of the planet. 1. Pollution Control The reasons that CANs were introduced in the first place was because of public health and safety attempts to control vehicle emissions. [Read More]

Use An Organized Approach To Power Up All Of Your Equipment

A pile of tangled cords can make it difficult to determine if you plugged in all of your office equipment and can impede your work production. If electrical outlets are located along a couple of walls in your home office, you may also be inconvenienced by needing to use extension cords for some of the equipment. A power strip will support many items that operate electrically. Surge Protection And Ample Room  [Read More]

Smarter Switching Gear and Circuit Breakers Ready for the Virtual Power Plant Era

As the era of the virtual power plant dawns, power plant safety is of foremost concern. The virtual plant is designed to manage the higher electrical loads of larger power plants. These mega-power plants are adding higher capacity conventional, renewable, and distributed power generators.  The virtual power plant aggregates these mega-power plant and small independent power loads on the cloud. Power distribution is remotely optimized across this network by balancing real-time power supply and demand. [Read More]