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Fire Risk Prompts Recall of GM Sedans

An issue with the electronic parking brake arm on Cadillac XTS and Chevrolet Impala sedans has prompted General Motors to issue a recall of more than 221,000 vehicles. The parking brake arm may not fully re... Read More...

Bed bug heating units recalled

Nuvenco, Inc. of Fort Collins, CO. is recalling about 9000 of its Pack-Tite brand heating units for bed bug control. Nuvenco reports that the bed bug heating units can overheat and/or melt, potentially causi... Read More...

Thermal Testing: A Primer

Thermal testing, also known as heat testing, is one of the most critical tests required by the majority of regulatory safety standards in determining the safety of a product.
Excessive heat is the number one enemy in any electrical or electronic circuit. Designers are perpetually trying to improve the way to reduce heat or partially cool their products because they are being asked to design products with higher power density into smaller sizes, while operating temperatures of components or devices have not changed greatly over the past few decades. This means that component temperatures must be well controlled to avoid any failure and to increase the reliability of the product.