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Rechargeable Batteries: Are Different Types Interchangeable?

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on April 11, 2024 at 9:09 AM

When powering electronics, toys, and other devices, they may rely on rechargeable batteries to operate. Rechargeable batteries can be used repeatedly to power devices due to their ability to connect to a portable charger or be charged within the connected device. Depending on the battery chemistry, a rechargeable battery may be recharged for 500 cycles to 1,000 cycles before reaching its end of life.

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Lithium Battery Pack Shipping Restrictions: What You Need to Know

Written by Anton Beck
Posted on April 3, 2024 at 9:14 AM

Lithium batteries are used in the majority of the high-powered devices used today. From vehicles to cell phones, these batteries come in a range of sizes, watt-hours, chemistry, and volume.

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PCB Manufacturing: Deep Dive into Specialty Processes and Cost Adders

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 28, 2024 at 9:12 AM

Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs) are ubiquitous in today's technology-driven world, serving as the backbone for everything from smartphones to space shuttles. While they may seem straightforward, the truth is, no two PCBs are the same. With the advent of increasingly complex electronics, manufacturing PCBs has become an intricate task that involves a lot of specialized engineering.

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Flex Circuit Design: A Guide to Electrical and Mechanical Integration

Written by Zachary Walker
Posted on March 20, 2024 at 9:38 AM

Flex circuits, integral to modern electronics, present unique challenges in their design and application. This blog post delves into the complexities of integrating electrical requirements with mechanical constraints in flex circuit designs. We'll explore various applications, their design considerations, and industry standards, providing a comprehensive view for engineers and designers.

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Common Printed Circuit Board Design Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Written by Angie Brown
Posted on March 14, 2024 at 8:27 AM

At the base of all printed circuit boards is the material. We have to start somewhere, so, let’s talk about the material. PCBs are built-to-print products, and although they are very similar, no matter the shape, size, or layer count, they are unique and have their attributes.

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Exploring the Complexity of Pricing Printed Circuit Boards

Written by Ed McMahon
Posted on March 6, 2024 at 9:18 AM

Navigating the world of printed circuit boards (PCBs) can be complex, especially when it comes to pricing. Unlike off-the-shelf products, PCBs are custom-engineered, each having unique specifications and functionalities. Understanding how these specifications contribute to the overall cost is crucial for effective planning and decision-making.

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RF Printed Circuit Board Design and Issues You Need to Consider

Written by Ed McMahon
Posted on February 28, 2024 at 9:13 AM

Developing a successful RF printed circuit board (PCB) design requires careful consideration of various factors to ensure optimal performance and reliability. RF PCBs are essential components in wireless communication systems, radar systems, and other applications that rely on radio frequency signals.

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Navigating the Challenges of Custom Cable Assembly Prototyping

Written by Steven J Goodman
Posted on February 21, 2024 at 9:09 AM

In the ever-evolving world of electronics and engineering, the significance of custom cable assemblies are paramount. These vital components, often overshadowed by more prominent elements, play a crucial role in the functionality and efficiency of various systems.

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Low Layer Count PCBs – Why They Are Not All Created Equal - Q&A

Written by Epec Engineered Technologies
Posted on February 19, 2024 at 8:39 AM

At the conclusion of our webinar, Low Layer Count PCBs – Why They Are Not All Created Equal, we had several questions submitted to our presenter, Ed McMahon, CEO at Epec. We have compiled these questions into a readable format on our blog.

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Navigating Fracturing Challenges: Non-Plated Holes in PCB Engineering

Written by Chris Perry
Posted on February 16, 2024 at 8:46 AM

In the realm of printed circuit board (PCB) engineering, the design incorporates through holes as a means to establish connections across the board's various layers or secure the card during the assembly process. These through holes come in two distinct categories: plated and non-plated.

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