February 16

Insurance For Your Car

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South Africa has a very high frequency of accidents and incidents. People have to make sure you have sufficient insurance coverage for your car. Many people do not know what type of car insurance is right for your situation. Auto insurance depends on a variety of factors. Some of these factors include the type of vehicle, number of years that the vehicle has been in use, mileage, etc. while buying car insurance you have to give complete and accurate information to the insurer, without which policy would be canceled and a criminal offense brought against the individual. To save on car insurance is important to note that the premiums calculated are different, since they are based on a variety of factors and many web sites provide all the information regarding the savings in premiums and get multiple quotes. Too often insurance rates for women drivers are cheaper compared to those of men and women tend to be more aware of security and unity for shorter distances and tend to have fewer accidents . If you have a car accident that is vital to obtain all necessary information, such as the names of the drivers involved, insurance details and names of witnesses to ensure that your claim can be processed quickly. Be sure to tell the insurance company as soon as possible if you have an accident. In order to avoid rejection of your claim by insurance, please make sure the car is roadworthy and was not damaged in the accident. For this reason, we must take proper care of your car. Also, while car insurance is important to understand that insurance policies do not cover default elements inside the vehicle, such as car radios or CD players. Auto accident coverage available. Before you sign a car insurance should shop around the different offerings that best meet the needs of the individual. Take my advice and cut out the middleman and deal directly with insurers and always use lower premiums when saving money. If you take the time to talk with a few insurance providers and to individual research, you should be armed with enough information to choose the policy that best suits your needs and your pocket.

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February 13

First Car Rental’s Top 10 Camping sites in South Africa Part 1

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South Africa’s breathtaking landscape, amiable climate and amazing wildlife make an ideal setting for a thrilling camping experience. First Car Rental lists the top 10 camping sites in South Africa.

1. Driehoek Farm, Western Cape Located 240 kilometres from Cape Town on the N7, the Driehoek Farm nestles at the heart of the Cederberg Mountains and offers a picturesque camping site. This camping site makes the perfect base for hiking to well-known landmarks like Tafelberg, Sneeuberg, the Maltese Cross and the Wolfberg Arch. Prices: From R150 for up to 5 people Contact: 027 482 2828

2. Tankwa Karoo National Park, Western Cape The 143 600 hectare Tankwa Karoo National Park lies on the southern boundary of the Northern Cape with the Roggeveld Escarpment in the East, Cederberg in the West, and Klein Roggeveld Mountains in the South, and is home to a fascinating diversity of life. Price: From R100 for 2 people Contact: 023 415 2828 / 9

3. Yellowwood Forest Campsite , Morgan Bay, Eastern Cape The grass-covered, forested camping sites at the Yellowwood Forest Campsite in Morgan Bay are an ideal pick for campers with kids. You can enjoy a guided tour on arrival; pick interesting arts and crafts at the gift shop; and the kids can enjoy themselves in the play area. Price: From R170 for up to 6 persons Contact: 043 8411598

4. Glen Reenen Rest Camp Golden Gate National Park, Free State The 11 600 hectare Golden Gate National Park lies at the foothills of the Maluti Mountains and is 22km East of Clarens in Free State. The brilliant shades of gold cast by the sun on the sandstone cliffs of the Park certainly make it a great camping site. Price: From R165 for two persons Contact: 012 428 9111

5. Magalies Sleepy River Campsite, Gauteng Located just 60 minutes away from Johannesburg and 30 minutes from Krugersdorp, Magalies Sleepy River Campsite gives you a quick getaway into a peaceful environment that is surrounded by lush vegetation. The massive shaded campsite on the banks of the Magalies Riversets is the perfect backdrop for your outdoor adventure. This campsite is a good base to visit the nearby Maropeng and Sterkfontein Caves. Price: From R100-00 per site per day Contact: 072 674 2291

Rent a car with First Car Rental and you can explore South Africa’s top camping sites. With 46 branches nationwide, your car rental is quick and easy.

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February 10

Electric Motors A Brief Overview

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In an age where every single aspect of life is rule by electricity, one cannot afford to stay back in darkness. Human beings with their uncanny ability to invent and innovate things brought in a drastic change into the overall scenario. Electric motors form one of the major elements amongst them.

Human beings have cashed in the benefits of Industrial Revolution to its fullest. Being intelligent and sensible, they realized the immense potential it has within it. Numerous inventions and innovations started hitting the shore. Amidst them, electric motor is one; lets’ have a look at it in a bit closer way.

Very simply defining, an electric motor is one which converts electrical energy into mechanical energy. These generally operate through the interaction of magnetic fields and current carrying conductors to generate force. Electric motors and generators are also referred to as electric machines in a simpler sense.

Moving back to history, the first direct electric motor was invented by British scientist William Sturgeon in 1832. Following that, a commutator type direct current electric motor was made. The primary intention behind its invention was commercial use. But since zinc electrodes were quite expensive, and usually depended on primary battery power, they were commercially unsuccessful.

Electric motors are found in applications as diverse and industrial fans, blowers, pumps, machine tools, household appliances, power tool and disk drives. These are usually powered by direct current, for example battery powered portable device of a motor vehicle. It can also be powered by alternating current from a central electrical distribution grid or inverter. The smallest of these kinds of motors are found in wrist watches. Medium size motors of highly standardized dimensions and characteristics provide convenient mechanical power for industrial uses. Motors bearing a very large size are generally used for propulsion of ships, pipeline, compressors and water pumps with ratings in the millions of watts. These motors are generally classified by the source of electric power, by their internal construction, by their application or by the type of motion they produce.

The main principle through which mechanical force is produced was recognized in 1821. This is done through an interaction of an electric current and a magnetic field. Electric motors of increasing efficiency were constructed and produced throughout the 19th century. But commercial applications of these on a large scale required efficient electrical generators and electrical distribution networks. Certain devices convert electrical energy into motion. But they usually don’t generate usable mechanical power as a primary objective and so are not generally referred to as electric motors. Magnetic solenoids and loudspeakers are usually described as actuators and transducers respectively, instead of motors. Some electric motors are used to produce torque or force.

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February 10

Motorcycle Battery Trickle Chargers – How To Revive A Low Voltage Battery With A Motorcycle Battery Charger

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If you own a motorcycle, you have probably dealt with a motorcycle battery charger that would not work because the battery voltage was too low. Most motorcycle battery chargers or motorcycle battery trickle chargers have this problem. Pulling the battery voltage down too low is easy to do. Just leave a load turned on your bike and come back in a few days and you have a low voltage battery.

If you have a severely discharged 12v battery (below 9v), you can begin to experience some problems with a motorcycle battery trickle charger. Most motorcycle battery chargers can only charge a 12v battery within a certain range, such as 7-13 volts for a 12v battery. If the voltage falls below 7 volts, the motorcycle battery charger cannot recognize the battery and cannot begin charging. In this situation, you would need to jump start the battery to increase the battery voltage to allow the motorcycle battery trickle charger to begin charging. This can be extremely frustrating. With you are looking for a new motorcycle battery charger; make sure you do some research on how low the battery charger can charge a 12v battery. Some of the high-end motorcycle battery chargers can charge down 2 volts. It is not uncommon to pull a 12v battery down to 2-3 volts. Just stick a 12v DC light onto a battery and see how long the light will stay illuminated. I highly recommend the higher end motorcycle battery trickle chargers for this reason. Some of the higher end motorcycle battery chargers also have a supply mode. This is an awesome and useful charge mode because the battery charger does not care what the voltage of the battery is. This is one of those features that you do not realize how important it is until you have a severely discharged battery.

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February 8

Buying A Second Hand Car In Zambia

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So, you are thinking of buying a second hand / used car in Zambia, but you do not know where to start, what to look out for, and how much you should spend on what. Remember, to find that perfect second hand / used car you need to have patience and some knowledge- it will take effort to source a good second hand car in Zambia and you will need to restrain yourself until you find the right car at the right price.

Never rush into buying a used car in Zambia. This part is where the patience comes in! You need to start with a list of cars you would like and then start finding car sales and used car dealers across Zambia. Make sure to not only look for a used car dealer in the city you will be residing, but also look in other major cities like Lusaka, Ndola and Kitwe- in the end you must be sure that you know exactly what the Zambian car market has to offer.

Now, the question is where will you start looking for a used car in Zambia? If you’ve already checked the major car dealerships, the next step would be to take a look at the local newspapers like the Times of Zambia, Post Newspaper Zambia and the Daily Mail(specifically the classified sections) and surf the Internet for used cars by just going to one of the major search engines and typing in “car sales Zambia”, “used cars Zambia” or “second hand cars Zambia”. You can also contact local auction houses who are selling bank repossessed cars.

Some newspapers or publications we recommend include the Times of Zambia look out for the Post Newspaper Zambia. The Times of Zambia in Lusaka or the Goleka.com, which is also available online, will have plenty of cars to choose from. The Post Newspaper Zambia have a pull out weekly called Sangwapo all have sections where you can look for second hand cars and used car sales.

As the new owner of a used car you should enquire as to the costs for repairs and availability of spare parts. This will all give you an idea as to what the first service will put you back. Foreigners also need to apply for a Traffic register number before being able to register or licence their new car. For this you will need two colour passport size photographs and a copy of your Passport.

Always remember that when you are buying a used car you should read through the sales documentation carefully. In most cases the car is bought or sold without any warranty at all and in the condition as is.

This in effect means that you have to buy the right car. Buying a cheap car that isn’t in a good condition and will break in 3 months just is not worth the time and hassle.

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February 6

The Motorcycle Radar Detector For Your Safety

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Nowadays, you may find that the radar detector is no longer used by the car only. But you may also find the motorcycle radar detector. Actually the radar detector is not designed for the motorcycles but since the popularity of the motorcycle is increasing, people then demand for the motorcycle radar detector.
Before buying any radar detector, it is better for you to find the laws in using the radar detector in your state. There are many states in the America which have the illegal radar detectors. But, you may also find the devices with many functions but working as the radar detector. It is not illegal. But still, it is better for you to find the legal detector.
You need to do some researches to choose the right detector. While researching, you will find the radar detector which can fill your needs. You will find that many radar detectors are cordless with the earpiece. Many radar detector manufacturers program the product to be programmed and upgraded by users according to their needs. This feature will help you to hear the alerts which are usually given inside the motorcycle helmet. Do not choose the radar detector hastily. It is very important to find the right detector for your motorcycle.
It is better for you to consider some aspects when buying the radar detector. They are the price, the range of detection, the band detection, and the jamming capabilities. When buying the motorcycle radar detector, you should ask the information you need related to the detector.
After buying the radar detector, you can install it to your motorcycle. Install the detector according to the instructions given. By installing the detector properly, the device will work in the proper way. Before going outside, you should use the radar detector. Do not forget the source of the detector in certain period. If your detector batteries are weak, you should replace the batteries as soon as possible. It will be dangerous if your detector does not give any response because it does not have enough power.
In giving the alert, the radar detector uses the audio alert. It can be said that it is rare to see the radar detector gives the alert through the light alert. The main reason the light is not used is people will have any difficulty in seeing the light alert on the instrument panel. As the replacement of the light alerts, the audio alert is used. The audio alert method is used by the military field but then the method is applied in many technologies.
By using the radar detector for the motorcycles, you can have enough time to react if something happen. The components of the detector are waterproof. You still have the freedom in driving when using this detector since it can stay on your motorcycle. If you do not want to be depended on the batteries, you should find the detector with the electrical power.

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February 5

Essential learning about induction motors – basics of AC drives and VFD

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PID controller – a PID is the most commonly used feedback controller. A PID controller calculates an “error” value as the difference between a measured process variable and a desired set point. The Pid controller attempts to minimize the error by adjusting the process control inputs. The PID controller calculation involves three separate constant parameters, and is accordingly sometimes called three-term control: the proportional, the integral and derivative values, denoted P, I, and D. .

Auto tune controller – Auto tune controller provide economical control for a wide variety of processes, including heating, cooling, and heat/cool. When auto tune controller is used with the proper transmitters, these devices can also control pressure, flow, humidity, motion, or pH. The front panel is NEMA 2, 3R, and 12 rated for waterproof protection and are corrosion resistant. The sophisticated design of auto tuner controller incorporates the latest microprocessor and surface mount technology, compressing an unprecedented number of standard features into a compact 1/16 DIN package. The user can program control functions from the front panel; input types are DIP switch selectable. Multiple tuning modes allow the user to select from 3 standard tuning presets, manual tuning, or auto tuning.

Electronic motor drives into two categories: AC and DC. A motor drive controls the speed, torque, direction and resulting horsepower of a motor. A DC drive typically controls a shunt wound DC motor, which has separate armature and field circuits. AC drives control AC induction motors, and-like their DC counterparts-control speed, torque, and horsepower. A VFD controls the speed, torque and direction of an AC Induction motor. If you are not using VFD you are wasting energy and throwing money out the window. An AC drive may be considered by them as the variable frequency inverter and motor combination. It may even include the motor’s pulley.People in the electrical field and electrical suppliers usually refer to a variable frequency inverter unit alone, or an SCR power module alone (when discussing DC drives) as the “drive” and the motor as the “motor”. Manufacturers of VFD used to refer to the drive as an “adjustable speed AC drive”. To make matters worse when a motor is included in the package it may be referred to as an “adjustable speed AC drive system”.

A VFD is an adjustable speed drive. Adjustable speed drives include all types; mechanical and electrical. About AC drives, the main power components of an AC drive have to be able to supply the required level of current and voltage in a form the motor can use. The controls have to be able to provide the user with necessary adjustments such as minimum and maximum speed settings, so that the drive can be adapted to the user’s process.

Injection Moulding Controller – Manufacturers of Injection Moulding Controller provide total closed loop control for any Injection molding controller.

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February 4

Seeking Opportunities Associated With Filling The Demand For Boats And Outboard Motors

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When it comes to recreational activities that many individuals enjoy, not many activities can match the recognition that exists with boating. Boating enthusiast’s come in a broad range of characteristics from the individual who enjoys the power and speed that is associated with the ski boats to the individual that likes the quiet and relaxing opportunities of fishing boats.
When you are set up with all the right tools and gear to pursue these interests it becomes quite easy to enjoy. Although, when you’re lacking the equipment you require to enjoy these hobbies; it could prove difficult to enjoy. Instead of being out in the water you are traveling from shop to shop or spending hours on the phone searching for a resource which provides the very best goods at the most reasonable prices.
There are two avenues that you would be able to pursue when you are looking for ski boats or fishing boats. You can go to all the leading suppliers of these vessels seeking a good investment opportunity or you could seek the private dealers in order to get a greater discount on what may only be a vaguely used vessel.
One way to eliminate a great deal of the hassle is to look for the opportunities relating to ski boats or fishing boats that can be found online. When you access the best sites for these vessels you will find a one stop shopping opportunity which would assist you in finding the best vessel for you and get quotes from competing companies, providing the very best chance for discounts.
If you already own a vessel and are unhappy with it’s performance, there are a couple of alternatives available to you. Whilst your vessel might still be in a high quality condition, your dissatisfaction might exist with the power coming out of your outboard motors. Instead of purchasing a new vessel you may be able to simply eliminate your dissatisfaction by investing in Yamaha outboards or Mercury outboards to suit your need for extra power or performance. This choice would be able to save a boat enthusiast a considerable amount of cash since the exchanging of an old outboard motors to Yamaha outboards or Mercury outboards is quite a simple task.
Once again you can turn to the opportunity of the internet to find the best financial opportunity regarding this investment. In fact, when you’re able to access a singular web-site providing the individual with information and investment opportunity on ski boats and fishing boats, and also quotes on Yamaha outboards, Mercury outboards and other outboard motors you will have unlocked your best way to save. Boating is a common passion for many and when you can invest in your own boat it opens a world of possibility.

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February 3

Car Stickers with Different Personalities

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When I drive on the road or waiting for the traffic lights, I would find some interesting car stickers that have different personalities. Some stickers look cool, some are fun, some are cute and some seem sweet- Since then I feel interested in car stickers and here are some I think very typical and attractive ones with different personalities.

At the very fist people put stickers on their car is to remind the following car to keep a safe distance. This kind of family car sticker is normally used when parents drive with their baby in the car, so most of the family car stickers are some kind of cute baby pictures with a text like -Baby in Car-. Every time when I see a car sticker like this, I feel touched by the parent love for their babies.

Besides the safety need, people love to put stickers on their cars to show their own style and personalities. Some girls love cute cartoon stickers like Hello Kitty or Doraemon. Guys always choose those stylish and cool stickers with shapes like spider or the Transformers. Some funny guys use a car sticker of -Danger in Car- to remind the follower to keep a safe distance, which always makes me smile. It actually feels kind of cute. There’s another type of car stickers, which are used to show people’s love and support for their countries or sports teams. Some put a national flag sticker on their cars, some put a Manchester logo sticker. Anyway, car stickers are more than just some notifications to get drivers’ attention to keep a appropriate distance. They are also a way to express drivers’ own characters or personalities, a way let the world know about you a little bit. So what kind of car stickers are you using?

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February 1

eBay motor- You will find it!

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Are you searching for some unique motors for your car or self-made bike? You can find many such items on the net, but eBay has staged a new platform for all those motor enthusiasts. EBay has introduced a new site where you can buy the latest ebay motors and also make your own quick motor search. There are over thousands of motors on ebay, for every type of car, bike, truck and even your washing machine. The site has made it very easy to find exactly what obscure motor you are looking for! eBay Motor is an innovative website which achieves a huge achievement to tie together the power of the internet.

People who are really car freaks and love to collect car parts can buy them all here. You can even exchange your parts with others at cheap prices. it does no matter much where you buy your parts, eBay motor uk is the best junction online to deal about eBay motors. Visit eBay motors to get all the related information about the exact motor types you are dreaming of. There are many ideas that you can come out with once you visit the site. It is true that finding motor parts is somewhat tedious. There are many sites that offer automotive supplies but do not offer accessories and supplies for car motors. With the development and growth of internet online shopping, the whole task has become much simplified for those of us looking for motor home parts.

There is a whole list of electronic and electrical components with the most suitable categories and brands available to choose from. You can also buy audio and video systems, electrical, electronic, exterior, exhaust, performance, suspension, steering parts and accessories. Also, visit www.ebaymotors.ixvv.com, to read reviews about the products.

At ebay Motor, it is relatively easier to get in touch with the sellers. It allows users who are searching for unambiguous stuff to construct a catalog based on their needs. Like other listing formats, you are required to pick an eBay category and describe the item you want. It is then up to interested sellers to email the buyers with an active link to an auction for item they are searching for.

Also, you will be getting free catalogs and newsletters mailed to you and your name will be put in the free newsletter mailing list. With ebay, finding has become so much easier! With the availability of brand names, product warranties and money back guarantee’s lets us comfortably go shopping for our motor home parts supplies and accessories. Shipped to our front door within just few a short days. Jeep ebay Motor ensures the fun remains.

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