Essential elements to know
What is a printed circuit board (PCB)?
A printed circuit board (PCB) is an insulating substrate usually made of a composite material, such as FR4, on which electronic components are mounted to form functional electronic circuits.
With ICAPE GROUP, PCBs are used in a multitude of electronic applications, from consumer devices such as cell phones and computers to industrial and medical equipment. Their design and manufacture have evolved to meet the growing demands of :
Reliability of electronic devices
Power supply systems
Each type of power network is designed to meet specific needs in terms of electricity distribution and consumption, according to different geographical areas and varying consumer demands.
The choice of power plant often depends on available resources, geographical location and environmental considerations.
Medium-voltage distribution networks carry electricity to more specific areas, such as residential neighborhoods, industrial or commercial zones.
How does your home's electrical installation work?
Principle of a domestic electrical installation
The basic principle of a domestic electrical installation is to secure the distribution of electricity to meet the needs of the home, while complying with safety standards.
All domestic electrical installations must comply with local and national electrical standards. These standards govern the design, installation and maintenance of electrical systems to ensure the safety of occupants.
A fundamental element in an electrical circuit to ensure the safety of people and equipment.
Its operation relies on diverting unwanted currents to the ground to avoid the risk of electrocution and fire.
Groups together various electrical protection and distribution devices in a cabinet or box.
Key elements of an electrical installation, facilitating the safe distribution of electricity throughout a home.
Mandatory electrical diagnosis
Mandatory electrical diagnostics involve assessing the safety of a home’s electrical installation as part of a property sale.
The importance of the electricity meter
It is a central device in an electrical installation, measuring electricity consumption, enabling precise monitoring of consumption, detection of potential problems and helping to maintain the stability of the electrical network.
A section to keep abreast of trends
They use modern technologies such as sensors, communication systems and data management software to collect real-time information on electricity consumption and production.
Sensor technology in electronics
There is a wide variety of sensors, each designed to meet specific needs. For example, temperature sensors use variations in resistance, etc.
Batteries for everyone!
Advances in energy storage technologies have given rise to a variety of solutions, including batteries for different uses.
Lithium-polymer (Li-pol) batteries, for example, are similar to Li-ion batteries in that they offer greater flexibility and can be adapted to different shapes, making them ideal for compact electronic devices.