Thermal Management Magic: Where to Mount a Cabinet Thermostat Heater

January 3, 2022

Are you a wizard? If you watch pro football, you’re probably familiar with Tony Romo. He’s the former Dallas Cowboys quarterback who has seamlessly transitioned into broadcasting. Tony has an uncanny gift for predicting plays before the snap, so much so that people joke that he must be a wizard. Check out this clip […]

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Take the “Dry” Road – Prevent Condensation in your NEMA 4 Enclosure

December 15, 2021

When it comes to designing enclosures that contain electronics for maximum longevity, many factors must be considered, including geographic location, temperature, moisture exposure, and the risk of induced condensation. Some designers assume that their NEMA enclosure is waterproof, and so…why worry about all that? In a recent Stack Exchange web post (, the author asked […]

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Reliability…to Infinity and Beyond!

December 1, 2021

In the ever-increasing demand for power and data, mission-critical telecom and electric vehicle (EV) charging stations share one common need: absolute reliability. Both telecom and EV charger manufacturers want a solution that they can rely on to perform flawlessly. EV The rapid growth of EV’s such as Tesla, Lucid, VW, and Renault-Nissan is expanding the […]

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Old Man Winter is On His Way- Is Your Electrical Enclosure Ready?

November 16, 2021

As we get ready for all things Fall & Winter, it’s time to start thinking about things like football, Halloween decorations, and cooler temperatures. Not everyone likes these cooler seasons as much as I do (my wife, for example, would prefer only two seasons: Hot and Hotter), but whether you like it or not, Old […]

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“Isn’t cooling an enclosure expensive?” Air conditioning is not the only option!

November 2, 2021

My Dad is the smartest man I know. He majored in Physics and graduated near the top of his class, in an era before laptops, graphing calculators, and the Internet. Even more amazing to me, he did all his calculations using a slide rule (pictured left). I now have my Dad’s slide rule proudly on […]

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Aren’t you just replacing hot air with more hot air?

October 19, 2021

We get it. We’re in the thermal management business, and we’ve heard the jokes about fans versus air conditioners. Usually, it’s someone asking about, for example, getting in a vehicle on a hot Summer day in the South and instead of turning on the air conditioner… why not just crank up the fan instead (cue […]

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Hysteresis… isn’t that a Def Leppard Song?

October 5, 2021

Although you may not have grown up in the ’80s, you’ve likely heard of the 80’s rock band, Def Leppard. One of my favorite hit singles from the same-titled album is “Hysteria.” Take a trip down memory lane and give it a listen (or, if you’re * ahem * much younger, just give it a […]

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Protect your investment with airflow cooling

April 30, 2021

Hot Chattanooga Nights I remember when my very pregnant wife and I were house hunting in Chattanooga, TN. The house was great, but I noticed this large “device” in the main hallway ceiling. When I asked the realtor, “What is this?”, she told us that this strange contraption was an attic fan. Before the glorious […]

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Is IO-Link Here to Stay?

February 15, 2021

The Future of IO-Link In 1896, most Americans lived on farms and made their own clothes–and even their own furniture. But a small retailer, Sears Roebuck & Co., changed all that with a simple mail order catalog, which introduced Americans to the convenience of mass-produced items that would not only change their lives but the […]

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