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- March 21, 2012

Senior Technical Editor, Steve Taranovich, will bring you the latest news, opinions and technical breakthroughs in power management on PowerSource, sometimes with a touch of sarcasm or humor to spice up your day.

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How many MIT grads does it take to hook up a light bulb?

  • 08.30.2017

Engineers weigh in on the importance of teaching the principles of engineering as well as the practice. Read More...

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Dead meters expose battery terminal design issues

  • 08.03.2017

When $1000 worth of meters die, an engineer must investigate and critique the design. Read More...

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TI’s ‘Power Tips’ series is alive and well on EDN

  • 04.10.2017

EDN’s Power Management Design Center will continue the tradition of the ‘Power Tips” blog from Texas Instruments. Read More...

Measuring appliance power consumption

  • 03.07.2017

Most engineers like to be efficient and conserve. To that end, this engineer compared two ac power meters by testing them around the house. Read More...

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Are we ready for fusion reactors in space?

  • 11.20.2016

NASA has been considering fusion power for many years as a readily attainable energy through heating and confinement of a deuterium-tritium plasma until the condition at which the plasma can heat itself. Read More...

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ON Semi plus Fairchild Semi equals power management squared for designers

  • 09.19.2016

The combined resources of these two companies under strong engineering management and marketing direction will enhance their place in the power industry. Read More...

A unique energy improvement approach to solar-powered flight

  • 08.21.2016

How can we limit the pollution that all the passenger and private aircraft produce each day? Clean energy is coming. Read More...

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Monkey business takes out a power grid

  • 06.11.2016

Power companies can be required to install blocking devices to protect large transformers and generators against EMP attacks or geomagnetic disturbances, but what about monkeys? Read More...

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Why corona-free custom magnetics solutions are needed

  • 04.26.2016

VoltBoss corona-free transformers eliminate corona failure for voltages up to 4.5 kV on a 1 sq. in. footprint. Why is this important? Read More...

An ESA power system for ion propulsion engines in space

  • 03.20.2016

A neat design for power management using a 14 kW solar array for ion propulsion engines was developed for BepiColombo, an ESA mission to explore Mercury. Read More...

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