In general, gas turbine aircraft use one of two types of electric starting systems: direct cranking electrical systems or starter generators. Direct cranking electric starting systems are mainly used on small turbine engines, such as auxiliary power units, and some small turboshaft engines. Adversely, starter generator systems are found on gas turbine engines. The two systems are similar, except that after functioning as a starter, starter generators feature a second series of windings that allow it to operate as a generator once the engine has reached the appropriate speed. This saves weight and space within the engine.


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Within the world of computers and electronic devices, a number of components have greatly revolutionized our electronic capabilities and their power. The metal–oxide–semiconductor field-effect transistor, or MOSFET, is an insulated-gate field-effect transistor and semiconductor device that is implemented within electronics for the means of switching and amplifying electronic signals. With its capabilities, the MOSFET serves as the basic building block of all modern electronics and has become the most manufactured device in all of history. In this blog, we will discuss what MOSFETS are, how they function, and their common applications.


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Within a process plant, upwards of 1,000 mechanical switches may be used in order to govern hard alarms, fans, emergency shutdowns, and more. While these mechanical switches have served their purpose well since their implementation, they can often take up a great amount of space, may be nearing the end of their service lives, and present various downsides in their operation. Additionally, such mechanical switches can also be replaced with more efficient and productive alternatives that continue to be developed with high capabilities. In this blog, we will discuss the main alternatives to mechanical switches, offering considerations that should be made to decide whether it is time to make the switch.


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Heat sinks are utilized in electronic gadgets and gatherings to give supplemental cooling that is required to forestall overheating of segments. These components are planned and upgraded to guarantee that electronic gadgets work inside the temperature ranges given by producers. Basically a heat sink is for preventing overheating on machines and mechanisms. Below you can find some important things to take in account before using a heat sink for such purposes. 


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While electricity has changed the way we interact with the world forever with advanced technologies and capabilities, it still remains a volatile force that must be controlled to avoid damages and dangers. Wirewound resistors are electrical components that are placed within a circuit to limit or restrict the flow of current. Wirewound resistors are typically constructed by winding a metal wire around a core, and coatings of enamel or molded plastic form a barrier around the resistor. The typical wirewound resistor is engineered to withstand temperatures of up to 450 degrees Celsius, and they are present in many high power and industrial applications. In this blog, we will discuss some of the primary types of wirewound resistors that are commonly used for electric applications, as well as their individual properties and uses.


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