To Assume is human – to Know is Divine

To Assume is Human, To Know is Divine This is a brief history of wasted time, effort and money by one of THE LEADING (their words) Cable Internet Companies – it serves as a good third party reference, and litany of errors, that show how ASSUMPTIONS can affect bottom...

‘Tis the Little People

This week’s blog is about a testing experience I had some years ago while testing the resistance of Safety Earth Ground – This blog is taken from a section in my book on the subject and is in conjunction with the release of an updated version of my Book on...

US – UK – EU MRA What and When

US UK EU MRA and what is reality vs. expectations. Continuing from last week’s blog on Brexit Update, we focus this week on the potential of MRA’s being disused both by the UK Government as well as the MRA between the EU and the US.          First:- The...

Brexit Update 2018

In March 2017 the UK began the process of formal withdrawal from the European Union. We are now crossing into year Two of Britain’s formal two year period of withdrawal (known as Brexit). Where Are We? What’s Been Decided? The result so far? Precious...

Self-Checking Relays Part Two

Self-Checking – high integrity relays – PART 2 of 2 The challenge we issued in our last blog began with two relays (wiring their normally open contacts in series as in Figure 7). This is a simple way to improve the reliability, but the improvement is marginal at best...

Self-Checking Relays

As we begin our blog series for 2018 Phoenix Technical Group wants to remind you that first and foremost we offer cost effective technical advice in the form our Kindle technical books, print books on Amazon, as well as the blogs we post twice each month. If you have...

Conclusions of Reach and RoHS Blog 3

Conclusions of REACH and RoHS Blog 3 In the first part (#1) of this blog we considered why REACH – RoHS are Different from Product Safety and EMC and how to reduce component and of holding stock costs ….. In  (#2) of this blog we looked further into environmental...

Reach and RoHS Conclusions

  Conclusions of REACH and RoHS #1 and #2 In the first part (#1) of this blog (published Nov 24th) we considered why REACH – RoHS  are Different from Product Safety and EMC and how to reduce component and of holding stock costs ….. In this second part (#2) of this...

REACH – RoHS Why They Are Different

REACH – RoHS and why they are Different from Product Safety and EMC  and how to reduce component and costs of holding stock  ….. The European Chemical Agency (ECHA Pronounced “EK – HA”)  is charged with Chemical aspects as they relate to EU Environmental...

Salute to Kidde’s Product Recall

We would like to offer a salute to Kidde for the extremely good job of issuing a product recall for certain fire extinguishers with plastic handles. It happens to everyone – and so it is important to give a clear – concise and simple when warning to...