Arc Components Blog

To celebrate our new 'in store' Blog feature, we thought we'd populate it with a few of our old favourite Blogs that you can find posted on our external Blog sites around the internet, along with fresh new content that we can present to inform, explain, enlighten and entertain you on your visit to Arc Components Ltd. We hope you will continue to interact with us in the same way you have been doing over the years.
 Please join in by posting comments, sharing and of course emailing us your thoughts, also feel free to send us your projects and photo's, we cannot promise to use them ‘on review’ but the team appreciates your contribution and participation.


Tuesday, 5 March 2013  |  AdrianR
Blinking Lights! What is a Flasher Unit?

  Many modern-day indicator flasher units available on the market today can trigger a flashing circuit by pulse switching; old style flasher units (like the tin can type) work differently and contain a bi-metallic strip. The strip is made up of two different conductive metals riveted, brazed or welded together, that when a current is passed through it, the two metals expand and contract at a different rate...

Wednesday, 30 January 2013  |  AdrianR
Dalek Storm Dream Project Becomes Real - Alan Clark

  It took several visits and solution discussions at the now-closed Wakefield high street store, before the inevitable question "what the heck are you building Alan?" arose, the answer back was a little unexpected...

Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  AdrianR
1953 Humber (Pig) Armoured Truck

The 1953 MK1 FV1611b Humber 1 Ton Armoured Truck, better known as a Humber Pig started life as a 1 Ton Pick-up truck and then the Army re-bodied it with the Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) body in 1959, it was designed to carry 8 troops a vehicle commander and the driver.

Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  AdrianR
1992 Honda Civic EV Conversion, New Zealand - Mike Evans

"I got the idea into my head and then bought my donor car, the EG Honda Civic is the perfect platform for conversion to an electric car, the donor car itself wasn't the biggest expense in the project".

Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  AdrianR
Fast and Furious 6 - Hollywood Hits London and the UK

When Hollywood called again to the UK at the back end of 2012, in the form of the Universal Pictures and 'Fast Productions' producers of the blockbuster franchise 'Fast and Furious', Adrian and team were ready to supply "fast and furious parts solutions".

Wednesday, 16 January 2013  |  AdrianR
Fuse Ratings Explained

 Most fuses used in automotive and domestic application now have standardisation for fuse identification, modern fuses now in production standardise the displayed rating for continuous use, in some cases and in particular glass fuses, the rating on the fuse cap can still be marked with a blow rating.


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