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Father’s Day for the Handyman

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Looking for that perfect gift for the handyman in your life? With Father’s Day around the corner, it is time to start thinking of how to celebrate your husband, father, grandfather, or any other significant role model in your life. Shopping for these people is not easy. However, Weaver might be able to alleviate some of your stress. Give him a gift he will actually want. Check on your handyman’s current project and see what electrical component he needs. Weaver may just have exactly what he is looking for to finish the job. Imagine the surprise when you gift him...

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Why are Circuit Boards Green

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Have you ever wondered why circuit boards are green?? With current circuit boards, the top lay of the circuit board is known as the solder mask layer. The solder mask layer’s chosen color is green. Why green? What made electricians choose green? It all started because circuit boards used to be made of a glass-epoxy which appears green. Some of the very earliest boards   were made of Bakelite and appeared green with a brownish tint. (Think of the retro coke bottles, the glass appears to have a green tint.) While this is where it started, the green trend continued because...

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What Each Colored Wire Indicates

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Being a part of a world full of electrical components means that Weaver Electric in Denver is very familiar with electrical wires. It’s not as hard as you might think! An easy indicator of a wire’s type is the color! Electrical cable colors can be used to better understand what each wire is used for. Why would this knowledge be helpful? SAFETY! Knowing the electrical color code insures that accidents won’t happen! It will aid in the correct configuration of an electrical system. Below are what each wire color indicates: Black: This is the most common wire color and they...

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What is a Variable Frequency Drive and Why are They Important?

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If you go to our website and take a look through our inventory, you will find that Weaver offers a wide variety of electrical components and used electrical supplies. This blog will focus on one of those components known as a variable frequency drive or VFD. A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) is a type of motor controller that drives an electric motor by varying the frequency and voltage supplied to the electric motor. In other words, it acts as sort of a remote control for an electrical motor. It gives you the power to monitor the voltage that is given...

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How To: Refurbish Old Electrical Equipment

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“My husband loves refurbishing old electrical equipment, so when I found Weaver’s website, I knew I had hit a gold mine! Now it’s his go-to website whenever he needs an obsolete part.” –Janessa Maybe you are like Janessa’s husband and have found a hobby that entertains both your mind and allows you to work with your hands. Maybe you have found a sort of joy in tinkering with equipment from the past. Or perhaps necessity has driven you to hunt down hard to find, or obsolete, parts. If either one of these cases is where you find yourself, this blog...

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