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billd700

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With a background in electronics and electrical engineering, with a keen eye on innovation and how things work.

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Measure PCB current without breaking the circuit

Current measurement is simple when you can break the circuit or clip a clamp around the current carrying conductor, but in the case of a multi-layer PCB this is not always practical or possible, unless you have an I-prober form Aim-TTi

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Taking the Heat out of your Designs

Minimizing the heat within any printed circuit board design is critical, as excess temperature can reduce the operating life of the components. Fluke RSE Series infrared cameras enable you to pin-pointing the issue without making physical connections

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Save time with RS Pro Multifunction Installation Tester

As well as not needing to carry around multiple instruments to perform installation tests, having a single instrument like the RS Pro Multifunction tester, can help speed up testing and save you money.

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billd700

Test and Measurement

4 weeks ago

Diagnostic Videoscopes for the harshest industrial environments

The advantages of videoscopes are well known, with their ability for non-destructive inspection and giving you the inside view of hard to reach locations, however some don’t give you the full picture as they have limited resolution or not rugged.

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Test and Measurement

1 month ago

10 Dumb things “Smart” people do when testing electricity

As an engineer, it has always been drilled into me to think safety first, so when I came across an article from Fluke on the top ten dumb things smart people do when testing electricity, initially I thought these were obvious, but then thought again!

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Test and Measurement

1 month ago

Look beyond the Pixel with Fluke

You need to look beyond pixels in thermal imagery to see the difference, as pixels are only part of the overall equation, you need to also consider the Focus, Optics and Spatial Resolution (which are pixels and field of view).

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Test and Measurement

2 months ago

Arbitrary function generators – your results are only as good as the test signal

Whether you’re designing, testing or troubleshooting, your results are only as good as the signals driving the device under test, using the TGF3000 arbitrary function generators from Aim-TTi , you'll be using class-leading performance.

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Test and Measurement

2 months ago

Testing to the 18th Edition of the Wiring Regulations with Fluke

The 18th Edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is published in July 2018, which details that an insulation test between all live conductors is needed, which can potential damage appliances if connected. Fluke 1664 FC has a PreTest to stop damage

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Test and Measurement

2 months ago

Help Prevent Costly Shutdowns with FLIR Exx Thermal Imaging Cameras

Predictive maintenance is essential within any production facility to prevent equipment failure, which can lead to a costly shutdown. Heat is often the first sign of failure, which can be detected using thermal imaging cameras.

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Test and Measurement

2 months ago

Cloud-Connected Data Loggers – Your Data. Anytime. Anywhere

Often products and locations need to be monitored, for temperature and humidity, but this may be very time consuming or simply in a difficult or inhospitable location, the solution can be found with PRO MOTE cloud based data loggers

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Test and Measurement

2 months ago

FieldSense Technology – Measure Voltages without Test Leads

Taking voltage and current measurements can be time-consuming and also carries a potential safety risk. Open-fork technology has been used for some years to measure current, but now FieldSense technology allows voltage measurement without test leads.

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Test and Measurement

3 months ago

Focus on product quality.

Food safety and food quality are two of the most important keywords in terms of food processing and distribution, so when using data loggers what is it best to measure and where?

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