by Gregg Kervill
Synopsis: The following spoof article by Gregg Kervill, has been compiled to expose that ever present belief (in the words of Isaac Asimov) that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge”. It is published, and we trust will be received, in the spirit in which it is written [...]
It’s funny how the same issues come round regularly. The first time I saw these was in the mid 90′s when I was shown a family of power supplies that had been built into the sort of plastic boxes you can get from Radio Shack.
Now, there is nothing wrong with plastic boxes from Radio [...]
“Which came first the design requirement or the production drawings?”
It’s easy to see that the design requirement came first, now ask the question “Which came first the regulatory requirements or the product design?”
Here it is not so easy to give a clear answer because the final product will be influenced by both [...]
For most of us, the term “ground” reminds us of something our parents did to us when we were teenagers. To the electrical engineer the term “ground” is synonymous with “earth” and is considered a generic term that refers to a wide array of methods that offer electrical current a common return path to the [...]
The charter of the responsible electrical engineer is to design as many safety features into the product as can be imagined, learned, or anticipated. As today’s electrical engineers move out of the picture and into retirement, companies will be challenged to retain the knowledge that has come with their experience. It is imperative that engineering [...]
Electrical systems and devices are at the same time inherently safe but also dangerous by definition. Considering the relentless proliferation in electrical appliances, devices and power generation facilities within the last century, electricity has to be considered one of the safest forms of energy that we humans interact with. Electricity and the tools that use [...]
There is no debate that for over a century electrical energy and the products associated with this power source have been on an exponential growth curve that shows no sign of flattening out. The computers and the components used to build them are infinitely more sophisticated than anything that was commercially available even 10 years [...]
Now is as good a time as any to start a new commitment towards product safety. Making your products safe and compliant is not only an ethical business practice, it is a great way to avoid dealing with regulatory bodies and all the fines and costs associated with them. In that spirit, we reached out [...]
Another day, another modification: so goes life in the tumultuous world of EU regulation. Understanding and evolving with EU regulation is our job here at Phoenix Technical Group, so when we hear news of any updates from the regulatory front we like to pass them on to you.
Apparently e-waste (electronic waste) is a big [...]
What’s the real meaning of Christmas?
We have different regulations for this.
Is it a celebration and a reflection on one’s own faith? Is it about getting together with loved ones and sharing a feeling of togetherness? Is it about embracing our sense of giving and sharing? Well, if you’re an eight-year-old the answer [...]