How To Wire A Mains Plug

Back in the not too distant past when you bought a new television or toaster it would come without a plug on the end of the mains cable. Some retailers might fit one for you if you were lucky but normally you had to buy a plug and fit it yourself. Over the years I have come across many badly […]

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Electrolytic capacitors, the weak spot in modern consumer electronic products?

These days modern consumer electronics products tend to be pretty damn reliable, but an online video I watched recently reminded me that the one component that we often first suspect when a failure occurs is the good old aluminium electrolytic capacitor. The video I was watching was on the blog of Australian electronic engineer Dave Jones. Dave was looking at […]

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