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Building and Home Automation

Take intelligent sensors, smartphones, smaller scale PLC’s and mix together with IoT and PC control, and hey presto you have the basic ingredients contributing to the increase in home automation.

We don’t have to wait, the smart home of the future is now upon us, innovators are taking all that building automation provides and moving it to the home environment.

Whilst smart buildings and new technologies are changing the way we work, it’s also apparent that technology is transferring the way we live. Home automation is more prevalent each passing year and is constantly evolving, in fact in today’s world, you don’t have to be home to be home.

Both the way we are using and interacting with technology is unrecognisable today compared to the world our parents inhabited. Our environmental wellbeing can be automated in advance, so when we arrive home we find the heating set to right temperature and rooms sufficiently lit.

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Molex UK

Building and Home Automation

April 3, 2018 12:58

Applications where Molex technology is right at home

Choosing the perfect product for your design is crucial to device performance, reliability, and efficiency. Find out how Molex’s product portfolio is equipped to react to the technologies of tomorrow.

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Molex UK

Building and Home Automation

May 29, 2018 07:58

Antennas: When to Choose Off-the-Shelf, When to Go Custom?

Choosing the right antenna for your device design is crucial, but where do you start? This interview with Savvas Valsamakis from Molex sheds light on what engineers should be looking for when designing-in antennas.

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  • 1 week ago

    Hi BradLevy

    Looks like you have cracked it! Thanks so much for you input. This one was doing my head in for a while, couldn't think of the solutuion but once you see it it is obvious.
  • 2 weeks ago

    You can use a single pole relay instead of a double pole relay, but if you do, SW1 has to be capable of handling the full output load. With the double pole relay, SW1 only needs to handle the relay coil...
  • 2 weeks ago

    The attached schematic image shows a circuit to do what you want.
    It uses a double pole single throw (or double pole double throw) relay.

    Initially, power to the load is off.
    Pushing...
  • 2 months ago

    Being Scottish I have absolutely no interest in this world cup, but I do like these articles.
  • 4 months ago

    Nice , i wonder is it a python hackable device ?
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