Current sensors, also commonly called current transformers or CTs, measure the current flowing through a wire by detecting it and producing a proportional output. They work for both alternating and direct currents, allowing us to measure current passively without any interruptive interference in the circuit. They are positioned around the conductor in which current needs to be measured, and are generally used for proof-of-operation, monitoring, and logging applications. With the basics in order, let us now learn more about current sensors in detail.


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Generators are important pieces of equipment, often serving as backup or emergency systems that guarantee power for a building or aircraft when main power systems go offline. Despite being redundant systems to ensure power, generators can also fail themselves. As continuous power can help uphold safety, operations, and efficiency, it is crucial that generators are well cared for and maintained over time. As there are various common sources of generator failure, it can be beneficial to understand each.


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Within both private and commercial settings, the management and distribution of electricity is crucial for powering appliances, protecting personnel, and establishing a more efficient space. While there are a number of components and devices that may be used for managing electricity, two of the most important equipment pieces for power distribution and safety are switchgear and switchboard devices. With both types of equipment, circuits may be serviced with distributed voltage in order to maintain the functionality of all connected systems. While many people may use the two words interchangeably to refer to the same piece of equipment, switchgear and switchboard devices do serve different uses and hold varying functionalities. As such, it can be useful to understand their differences in order to best manage the electrical circuits and systems within your home or building.


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One common misconception that often comes up during aircraft alternator evaluations is the belief that an alternator being offline can cause it to stop working. This is not entirely true as it can be more a direct issue with the cowling, but also a result of insufficient troubleshooting. In this article, we will go over what you can do to troubleshoot your alternator to get your vessel equipment working sufficiently.


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Electrical wires and cabling are utilized in nearly all sectors including commercial, private, military and other areas. While they are often used interchangeably, there is a distinct difference between the two. Though they both act as the electric delivery system at home, wires indicate that they are simply one electrical conductor and cables indicate that they are a group of wires encased in a sheathing.


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