Banana Skins – February 2021 (#316-321)

A number of people who had been enjoying weightless activities in the non-spinning central hub of Virgin Space Ltd’s newest hotel “Arthur C Clarke III” found themselves trapped on the ‘ceiling’ for 15 minutes...

Banana Skins – January 2021 (#307-315)

Typically, regular voltage quality spot checks are made throughout a local distribution system with additional measurements taken when a customer asks; is there a voltage problem?

Banana Skins – December 2020 (#302-306)

302.  Early colour TV interference from early police radio handset, warns criminals About the time of the introduction of ‘Panda’ cars in the UK came a new Police hi-tech system known as the Personal Radio... Read More...

EMC and Safety for Installations: Part 1

In Part 1 of this two-part article, we’ll discuss the development of “grounding networks” and the shift to meshed structures to reduce damage from overvoltages. Part 2 will appear in our November 2020 issue.

Banana Skins – June 2020 (#278-285)

The Banana Skin columns were compiled by Keith Armstrong, of Cherry Clough Consultants Ltd, from items he found in various publications, and anecdotes and links sent in by the many fans of the column.

Banana Skins – April 2020 (#265-268)

The regular “Banana Skins” column was published in the EMC Journal, starting in January 1998. Alan E. Hutley, a prominent member of the electronics community, distinguished publisher of the EMC Journal, founder... Read More...