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J. Gieseke

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Here, There and in Between

Posted by J. Gieseke on Aug 19, 2015 5:33:38 AM

You learn things when you build a car, and if it takes you long enough, you'll learn enough to improve on your orginal plan by the time you get to the later stages. This is part, but not all, of what accounts for having to do everything three times. In our case, that is nowhere truer than in wiring up Scarlett's LS3 416 to the FAST XFI computer and ignition box...Read More.

 

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Ensuring On-going Compliance with the RoHS Directive

Posted by J. Gieseke on Apr 29, 2015 9:32:55 AM

Fundamentally, RoHS restricts six substances: 4 heavy metals (lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium) and two flame-retardants (PBBs and PBDEs). The concentration limits for all these substances is .1% of any homogenous material – except for cadmium (.01%). Despite the fact that RoHS only applies to electrical and electronic equipment (EEE ) placed on the EU market, it has been highly influential in pushing similar (but NOT identical) requirements in many other geographies.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Regulatory, RoHS

IP Code

Posted by J. Gieseke on Mar 17, 2015 11:02:20 AM

The IP Code, International Protection Marking, IEC standard 60529, sometimes interpreted as Ingress Protection Marking, classifies and rates the degree of protection provided against intrusion, dust, accidental contact, and water by mechanical casings and electrical enclosures.

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Topics: Industry Updates, Resources & Tools, Regulatory, IP, Ratings & Standards

Overcurrent: Eliminate the Hazards

Posted by J. Gieseke on Mar 6, 2015 3:00:01 AM

When considering the generic application for circuit protection within the confines of appliance or equipment design, there are 3 significant categories of consideration.

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Topics: How To, Circuit Protection, Overcurrent

Simplified Wiring

Posted by J. Gieseke on Jan 26, 2015 7:42:35 AM

Multiplexing is a technique that can simplify your wiring. In traditional systems, the wires run from each switch to the device they power. In a multiplexed system, a module containing at least one microprocessor consolidates inputs and outputs for an area of the vehicle. With more and more devices in vehicles each year, multiplexing is necessary to keep the wiring from getting out of control. In a multiplexed system, a module containing at least one microprocessor consolidates inputs and outputs for an area of the vehicle.

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Topics: How To, Wire & Cable

Copper Tumbles to Lowest in More Than 5 Years, Oil Rout Weighs

Posted by J. Gieseke on Jan 13, 2015 3:55:32 AM

LONDON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Copper prices slid to their lowest in more than five years on Monday as further weakness in oil kept commodity markets under pressure, investors worried about excess supplies and speculators kept up their selling.

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Topics: Industry Updates

Everything You Need to Know About Tier 4 Final

Posted by J. Gieseke on Dec 8, 2014 7:58:09 AM

New diesel engines will be cleaner than ever, the results of a decade long evolution in technology.

January 1, 2014, was a bellwether day for off-road diesel engines, when new regulations went into effect requiring the majority of diesel engines sold in the U.S., Japan and most of Europe to begin meeting the strictest exhaust emissions standards in history.
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Topics: Industry Updates, Resources & Tools, Regulatory

How to Improve Your Fleet's CSA Score

Posted by J. Gieseke on Jun 5, 2013 3:37:40 AM

Lighting infractions are one of the leading reasons a fleet's maintenance score can deteriorate. In 2012, they accounted for 4 of the top 11 violation categories, or nearly 25% of all violations. It may be hard to believe, but lighting violations are also one of the easiest categories to prevent and control.

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Topics: Industry Updates, How To, Fleet Management, CSA, Lighting


 

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