In This Issue: 1U Vertical Hanging Wall Mount Bracket | Navigating Power Cord Attributes and Terminology | News to Start Your Day
Happy Thursday and Happy National Chicken Wing Day! Today encourages a frenzy of dipping and sauce tasting. With so many choices, be sure to pace yourself!
The CK Daily – Coffee is Life
So, this week has been an unusual week for me. It seems anything that could go on “out of the norm” has. It all started last Thursday when I went in for my annual physical and got some abnormal test results on my labs. It was from that moment everything has seemed “off.” I tend to overthink and freak out over stuff like this anyway, this past weekend and week, it seemed to be worse.
All of this led to me needing to have a retest and more lab work yesterday morning. If you are like me, when you can’t have something (like fasting before labs) you want it even more. That was me yesterday morning. I woke up craving my coffee. When I went downstairs to let the dog out, it was like my Kuerig coffee maker in the kitchen was mocking me. It even smelled like coffee downstairs when I went down, but I know that was just in my head. I ran and got the labs done early in the morning and booked it back home to get my coffee. When that first sip hit my lips I felt all was right in the world. My day got much better after that.
Are you like that? Do you need coffee first thing in the morning to function or at least be cordial to people? haha! What’s your go-to thing to help wake you up or
(Oh, I got a message this morning while writing this that the tests and lab work came back normal this time. Thank God!)
Have a great Thursday! I am going to finish my coffee now.
Remember a yawn is a silent scream for coffee…
Product Spotlights & Updates
Happy Thursday! Today we’re showcasing the 1U Vertical Hanging Wall Mount Bracket. This tool is perfect for use with networking, server room and for data center devices and equipment.
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Navigating Power Cord Attributes and Terminology – CK Learning Center
Navigating the jungle of terminology, acronyms, and part numbers can be daunting in the field of telecommunications. Anyone attempting to determine and buy cabling can attest to this. Improper data cabling will cause a logical error. With power cables, using the wrong type can cause physical failure such as fires and electrical shock. The stakes are higher. Luckily the abundance of documentation and regulation assure that anyone seeking direction to deploy the correct cord can find the information they need to choose the right cord and avoid common pitfalls, damage, and injury that comes with electrical failure.
Amperage (amp): This term refers to the number of electrons that are moving in the circuit. This is also “how much” electricity there is.
Voltage: This refers to how much force is behind the electrons, or how fast the electrons are moving.
When choosing a power cord there are (3) main attributes to be aware of: Connectors, Length, & Gauge
There are two basic entities that regulate power cord connections in North America:
IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission):This body publishes international standards that regulate interconnection between equipment. The standards you see below will overlap that of the NEMA specifications. This body simply makes sure that global compliance translates to compatibility.
Another factor to take into consideration when choosing power cabling is the gauge. The gauge refers to the diameter of the cable and determines its current carrying capacity and resistance. The AWG, or American Wire Gauge, is the common unit of thickness measurement for electrical wire in America. The smaller the number, the thicker the wire. Below you will find two charts. The one on the left contains the AWG number and actual thickness in millimeters and inches, as well as the resistance in ohms for the appropriate thickness. The chart on the right contains the amperage needed with the appropriate length of cable each respective gauge can carry without loss.
Read the full article on the CK Learning Center here.
Today’s News to Start Your Day:
- Smartphones have so far been mostly shielded from the chip shortage, as large manufacturers stockpiled critical components. Recently, Apple CEO Tim Cook warned silicon supply constraints would affect sales of the iPhone as well as other products like the iPad.
- Wingstop has laid out plans to expand its presence in Manhattan with dozens of new locations set to open in the market. Many of those locations will come in the form of ghost kitchens where the company will lean on digital orders and delivery services in the highly dense market.
- Netflix is instituting a vaccination mandate for the cast and crew of all of its U.S. productions.
- With the news that Simone Biles was out of the women’s all-around competition, all eyes were on Sunisa Lee as the American gymnast who was most likely to become Olympic champion by the end of the day. Lee was up for the challenge. The 18-year-old put together a string of masterful performances to edge Brazilian Rebeca Andrade (57.298) for the gold medal with a total score of 57.433.
- Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz made history becoming the first athlete from the Philippines to win gold at the Olympics. The 30-year-old set an Olympic record, lifting a combined weight of 224 kilograms, to clinch the top spot in the women’s 55-kg class in Tokyo.