All posts by: Bill Schimandle

Programmable LED strips are fantastic when it comes to adding color patterns to almost anything. But one thing to keep in mind is the power that will be required to run them. Yes, LEDs use much less power than incandescent...
If you’ve ever dimmed a programmable led, you have certainly noticed that the response is non-linear. If you ramp up the duty cycle from zero to one hundred percent, you’ve noticed that the led gets brighter very quickly at the...
Most consumer electronics products use indicator lights to display the status of the unit to the customer. Is the power on? Has the unit booted? Is it receiving traffic? These indicator lights are used by technical support personnel to help...
When looking for a USB charger, you must first understand the power requirements of the device that you want to charge. Early cell phones and power banks could only use 1A of current, so any wall or car charger would...
History of USB Universal Serial Bus, or USB, was invented by a consortium of companies (Compaq, DEC, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, and Nortel) in 1994. The intent was to replace the myriad number of cables that were used at the...
Have you ever seen an advertisement for “Left Hand” USB cable and wondered just what the heck that even is? Well, you’ve come to the right place, because we’re going to tell you all about how to define and shop...