Converting Pounds Thrust To HP

Ok, this is quite a can of worms… I suggest you settle down with a brew but hopefully we can shed some light on this for you! How many ways can you skin cat? Certainly than there are ways of trying to make sense of this…. Why is this important? Well petrol outboard motors are …

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Electric vs Petrol Which Is Better?

I’m going to put it out there, I have a horse in this race… We’ve used various petrol outboards over time. I’m a petrol head. I like thrashing cars, particularly those with large V8’s with tonnes of power and torque. But, out on the water I’ve not been happy about petrol outboards for a long …

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Convert AWG to MM

AWG to MM Conversion Guide When selecting and buying electrical cable, many UK and international buyers face difficulty confusion when looking at AWG sizing. Conversely, when American buyers see mm, confusion reins. The AWG (American Wire Gauge) system was created by the Brown & Sharpe company and accepted a standard n 1857 and is a logarithmic stepped …

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How Does A Lead Acid Battery Actually Work?

We all know what batteries are and what they do for us, but how exactly do they work? What exactly is a “lead acid” battery? There are lots  of new different battery technologies coming into the mainstream such as lithium batteries so are lead acid batteries still of any use or are they obsolete? How …

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Understanding Amps, Watts, Volts and Ohms!

We’re all increasingly dependent on electricity. How many of us know the difference between a 60 watt and a 100 watt bulb, or how the voltage from the wall socket supplies the power to charge our mobile phones?   Let’s get a basic understanding of the terminology and how they relate to each. This will …

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