Aim Dynamics: September 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Arming Your Clients against Electric Shock

When you’re in the business of providing power monitoring equipment, you should always be ready to offer safety precautions to your customers. With the potentially fatal hazards associated with electrical systems, your customers should be fully aware of the risks and invest on ways to prevent them. By giving them useful information, you may even bring them to better appreciate the technologies you provide.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Notes when Using a DC Transformer

Nearly all households in the U.S. are using AC (alternating current) power, mainly because it is easier to change the voltage of this type of electricity than DC (direct current) power. However, some household appliances, like a TV, require DC power to run properly, making a DC current transformer at home important.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AC Current Sensors and More—Power Monitoring Systems for Businesses

One of the major expenditures a business has is its power consumption, so any company hoping to maximize its budget should consider installing a dedicated power monitoring system. In fact, a single accurate DC current sensor along with reliable transformers can help pinpoint where power usage is wasteful or inefficient. To illustrate, here’s an excerpt from Jon A. Bickel’s article for Electrical Construction and Maintenance concerning the benefits of installing such a system.

Energy Tracking: Why It’s Done and What You Need

As a retailer of power monitoring equipment, your customers are going to request for various devices for different purposes. You have to be familiar with the principles and the tools needed for these purposes, so you can assist your clients well. Here are some common reasons why energy tracking is done and what devices may be needed:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Daily Physics in Action: The Underrated AC and DC Current Transformer

You should learn as much as you can about the electrical devices around you—especially if it’s your business to do so. It’s also essential that you purchase only from efficient suppliers like Aim Dynamics as they have most of what you’ll need, from transformers to a reliable DC voltage transducer.

The Pros of Using a Split Core Current Transformer

Power measurement systems require transformers to work properly. There are two main types of transformers for this use: solid core and split core. These devices vary in terms of performance and cost, the latter being one the major reasons some users choose solid core over split core transformers. However, split core transformers have many advantages over solid core.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Tips for Data Centers—Cost-Cutting to Flexible Current Transformers

Replacing damaged or inefficient servers with ones that use lower power server chips to reduce energy wastage. To get a picture of how efficient your servers really are, utilize an auditing software to monitor all operations of machines. Cutting out ones that are not useful saves more. Of course, all of these efforts won’t make sense without monitoring energy consumption—and this can be done with the help of sub-metering via a reliable flexible current transformer.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Tracking Electricity with the Use of Split Core Current Transformers

According to, split core CTs are “for measuring currents from 100 to 5000 amps, with windows in varying sizes from 1″ by 2″ to 13″ by 30″. Since one end of a split core CT is removable, the bus bar or load conductor doesn’t have to be disconnected during installation. This is why quality split core current transformers are easy to install, without even interrupting power supply or systems.