Online Parts International – Global Parts & Suppliers

The Non-Centralization of a Global Parts Network Register as user Register your business Although finding replacement parts, spares and components for any level of industry has never been simpler it has also become more time consuming to sift through the tons of data available on the internet. What has become […]

Global Parts


Genset driven UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supplies)

UPS and Generators (marriage made in hell) The harsh reality of many gensets used in the home is that they will enable switching between mains and battery of a line interactive uninterruptible power supply.  This will inevitably cause eventual shut down of the UPS when the battery becomes exhausted or […]

Fall in line with Geek Speak and BBB

Geek Speak and the Triple B In a previous article we covered the internet of things which to sum it up really means interconnectivity. Possibly using the TCP/IP protocol. Financial news correspondents love using phrases which are meaningless, maybe your broker as well. Fancy terms are either lost on the […]


Line Voltage Regulators

[CAUTION: This article is in response to a reader’s mail. It’s a guideline – there many ways to skin a cat. We do not have nine lives – take caution. We will not be held responsible for incorrect wiring, circuitry and/or modifications that our readers carry out themselves. Always consult […]

Power Inverters – the real thing

Inverters and UPS Buck, boost, invert, batteries and PWM – where does all this fit in? [Editor’s note – this article covers the emphasis of the use of inverter circuitry inside UPS systems. There are many different types of UPS systems available in the market, some only powered by a […]

Inverters used in UPS

Stero Amplifiers - the original Crown DC300A

Stereo Systems vs Multi Channel

Why do we still want stereo systems? Recently an elderly reader sent a personal email to us complaining about all the parasites chasing him at the AV stores trying to sell him a 7.1 sound system when all he wants is good quality stereo.  Well here’s the good news – […]

The Power of Two

Power Amplifier Kits For builders of electronic audio kits there is a plethora of stock been advertised either from the East or Europe. Whilst I am sure many of these kits are good quality, with a few exceptions, buyers should be cautious of the overzealous power ratings advertised. A case […]

Power - the Safe Operating Area

The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things

The Internet or Nothing Is IoT another load of hype coming your way? Do you talk to your toaster? An interesting fact about the web over the last 20 years has been how it has grown to be the single most used tool along with the laptop, home computer or […]

Honda CBX 1000

A collector’s bike -the Honda CBX 1000 Like the first landing on the moon, the Honda CBX 1000 was as exciting and as intimidating. Sharing the road test in a local newspaper as a picture of Britt Ekland (I think it was 1978, my first big screen actress crush), both […]

Honda CBX 1000

Circuits - measure current through the Ampere Meter

Electronic circuits – projects listing

AF, Video Amplifiers, Timers, Light Control, Arduino, Raspberry Pi Circuits Rediscover electronics as a hobby and link to this page for every circuit known to mankind. Unfortunately as we all know, links come and go, pages may become obsolete or links inactive without us having the time to amend. Also, […]

Workshop Tools – try these at home!

Tools – what to buy? Having worked both at home and professionally with spanners, screwdrivers, drilling machines, milling machines and lathes all my life there is no greater emphasis on you get what you pay for.  I won’t go into detail as to which brands to veer away from – […]

Tools - Woodworking Tools