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November 23, 2007

Mtg: Switch Safety – It’s a Snap! (Or is it?) – and election of 2008 officers

by @ 9:15 am. Filed under ALL, Computers/Software, Electrical/Power, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

TUESDAY November 27
SCV Product Safety Engineering Chapter
Speaker: Ian McDonald, Underwriters Laboratories
Time: Dinner at 5:45 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: none for presentation
Place: Optional dinner at El Torito Mexican Restaurant, 2950 Lakeside Drive, Santa Clara; Presentation at Applied Materials, Bowers Cafe, 3090 Bowers Ave, Santa Clara
RSVP: not required


One of the most basic electrical components is the switch.? All it has to do is open and close, right?? What could be so difficult or interesting about that?? When you realize that everything from computers to circuit breakers depends on opening and closing switches, you may reconsider!

November’s presentation is back to the basics:? what switches really have to do and how we make sure they can do it safely.? The speaker will consider various types of switches, when and where they should be used, applicable standards and tests, and also touch on some of the issues that can arise if switches are not given the serious consideration they deserve.?

Come and find out about what turns on almost every piece of electrical equipment in the world.? It might turn you on, too!


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