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

Inverters used in UPS

Power Inverters – the real thing   Recently updated !

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 […]


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 – […]

Stero Amplifiers - the original Crown DC300A

Power - the Safe Operating Area

The Power of Two   Recently updated !

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 […]


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 […]

The Internet of Things

Honda CBX 1000

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 […]


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, […]

Circuits - measure current through the Ampere Meter

Tools - Woodworking Tools

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 – […]


The OBDII Test – not the Messiah

OBDII Test – First tier diagnostics Intriguing to read about all the hype regarding onoard diagnostic testers and wondered how it went this way. One thing is for sure, the OBDII tester in the hands of an incompetent mechanic can do more harm than good.  It cost me $4 000.00 […]

OBDII

Air crash Flight 800 July 1996

Air Crash Investigation – are all pilots now unsafe?

Air Crash – bad news travels faster than a jet liner With the tragic loss of the Germanwings Airbus A320 last week airlines are scrambling to change their policies with regards to minimum requirement of crew in the cockpit at any one time. Experienced airline pilots are baffled by this.  […]


An Express Guide to the Motorcycle Wiring Harness

Looms and the Motorcycle wiring harness We spruce up our wheels, add aftermarket kits, get more horsepower, polish until the paint comes off but the wiring harness is the most neglected part of the motorcycle. What to do, what to do. Schematics  and wiring diagrams Motorcycles and automobiles share one […]

wiring harness - start run logic control