Guest posts from Electrical Engineers

This month, we want to bring Guest posts written by our fellows electrical engineers into focus. They are from all around the world and often send us articles about their work experience and also give advices.

Enjoy our selection of the latest tips given in guest posts:

1. How to handle a difficult contractor?

2. When should I replace my electrical system?

3. Electrical project engineer career: skills and expectations

If you would like to publish an article in the blog as a Guest post just tell us by mail. You can even post directly on the forum!

You can write about whatever you want (debate, tutorial, product review, your observations, your opinion as an engineer or student, etc.).

Thanks in advance for your active contribution to our community,

The moderator team.

This month let us introduce you one of our community members: Milan

  • An aircraft maintenance engineer for multi role combat aircrafts.
  • From Belgrade, Serbia.
  • Interested about electrical engineering, telecommunications, electronics and everything connected with those areas. Tries to use and connect his knowledge to the specific aviation usage
  • Thinks that the Electrical Engineering Community is nice and tries to be up to date with it even if he's busy so not so active in online community.
  • To his opinion, what seems to be lacking is articles in different areas about electrical engineering written in a bloggy way.

  • If you want your profile to appear in the next newsletter, tell us by mail

    Switchboard and switchgear functions and differences

    The switchboard and switchgear are 2 important systems that control how power is delivered to electrical circuits. The two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. However, it is important to note that they perform different functions and usually designed to work together in series so as to provide the maximum coordination and protection.

    Since the two have different functions and capabilities, they are suited for different types of installations or at different stages of an electrical network.

    What more can you learn or tell about their functions and differences?

    Does the UPS push the generators out of scene?

    Providing emergency power or stand-by system was always a concern for engineers. We've been taught that the best substitution was always an Automatic AC Generator that works as stand-by.

    In the recent years, UPS (Uninterrupted Power Supply) has been brought as an alternative for generators and they are very common these days.

    What's the advantages and drawbacks of these 2 solutions? Does the UPS push the generators out of scene?

    Flexible Alternating Current Transmission System (FACTS)

    The Flexible AC Transmission System (FACTS) is a technology that is designed to quickly supply the transmission network with capacitive or inductive reactive power so as to improve the quality and efficiency of power transmission systems.

    The FACTS devices are designed to dynamically control the parameters such as the voltage, phase angle and impedance of voltage transmission lines. The devices are usually connected in either series or parallel configurations.

    Why FACTS are required? What's their advantages, type and ratings? Read the article to know and ask questions if you have any!


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