New Requirements for MOVs Used for Surge Suppression on AC Mains Ports: Metal oxide varistors (MOVs) are widely used for surge protection on the AC mains ports of electronic products. MOVs have been very popular for many years due to their low cost and their remarkable ability to handle large surge currents.
The European Commission’s Latest EMC Directive Guidance: The European Commission published its latest “Guide for the EMC Directive.”Updated to reflect the 2014 recast of the Directive, the Guide addresses various issues. This article reviews the content of the new Guide, highlighting key changes from the previous edition of the Guide published in 2010.
How to Get The Resources You Need: This article explores a problem faced by all engineers and engineering managers: persuading your manager that you need a new item of test equipment, or you need to add something to a product that is not in its technical specification.