An Introduction to Step-Down Transformer

A step down transformer is one whose primary voltage is superior to secondary voltage. It is especially designed to reduce the voltage from the primary winding to the secondary winding. On the contrary, a transformer made to increase the voltage from the primary windings to the secondary windings is called step up transformer. This type…

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The Importance of Electrical Engineers

What Electrical Engineers do for society is very important. The top areas you will find Electrical Engineers are in construction and manufacturing. Engineers are present in most all things used day to day. Technology with Electrical Engineers would be equivalent to kitchens without chefs. They attend a 4 year ABET accredited college at a minimum…

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Do You REALLY Need Home Insulation?

Whether you live in a cold or hot climate, one of the most significant measures to take in saving on energy costs will be properly insulating your home. Living in South Florida, it becomes even more important during the hot summer months. If your air conditioner is battling the heat of the summer day, it…

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Concrete Permeability and Factors Affecting It

Permeability in concrete has direct relationship with the durability of the concrete. The lesser the permeability, the more durable the concrete will be. Permeability will make the concrete vulnerable to external media attack. These media include water, chemicals, sulfates, and etc. These external media, once capable of penetrating into concrete it will deteriorate the life…

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What Foods Contain Electrolytes?

Electrolytes Explained: Electrolytes contract muscles, generate electricity, and move fluids and water within the body. Some examples of electrolytes are Sodium, Potassium, Chloride, Bicarbonate, Calcium, and Magnesium. Electrolytes are found in fruit juices, milk, and many fruits and vegetables (e.g. avocados, potatoes, bananas). It is possible to get electrolytes from many healthy foods. How much…

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Mrs. Butters’ Secret Key Lime Pie Recipe

“Frozen Key Lime Pie recipe?” Fern Butters asked. “Child, I’ll take that secret with me to the grave.” Fern Butters’ frozen key lime pie was legend. Every time President Harry S Truman went through Islamorada on Upper Matecumbe Key on his way to the “Little White House” in Key West, he stopped. More specifically, he…

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