Resistors are commonplace components in a wide range of electronics, serving to implement electrical resistance as a means of managing current flow, adjusting signal levels, terminating transmission lines, and much more. Film type resistors in particular are those that are manufactured through the deposition of pure metals or oxide film onto an insulating ceramic or substrate, and carbon film and metal film resistors are two primary variations. While belonging to the same general category of resistors, each type differs in its construction and capabilities, allowing them to benefit different applications. In this blog, we will provide a brief overview of both resistor types, allowing you to have a better understanding of their advantages, applications, and more.

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         When operating with electronics or setting up an ,electrical circuit it is paramount that there are protective measures put in place in order to ensure the well-being of sensitive electronics and the safety of those around them. Circuit breakers are one of the most essential safety mechanisms for buildings and their electrical circuits, ensuring that excessive current is restricted to prevent fires, equipment failures, and shock. In this blog, we will discuss what circuit breakers are, how they protect electrical systems, and a few of the common types that are available on the market.

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As technology and aircraft continue to advance, analog modems and mechanical components are rapidly being replaced with state of the art electronic hardware. As an increasing number of aircraft parts now rely on electricity, having an efficient and operational electric powering system is a critical need. While these systems can be fairly complex, being aware of some of the basic components can go a long way in understanding the functionality and operations of various systems. In this blog, we will discuss some of the base electrical system components within an aircraft, including switches, solenoids, relays, fuses, and circuit breakers.

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At one point or another, you may have confused a capacitor for a battery. They are similar in size, shape, and function; however, the applications in which they are used distinguish them from one another. A capacitor is an electronic device that is capable of storing energy in the form of an electric charge. The amount of energy it can store is 10,000 times smaller than that of a battery, but it still contributes to the overall success of circuit designs. Let’s take an in depth look at how capacitors are created, as well as how they function.

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