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3 Applications for Occupancy Sensors in Commercial Buildings

So your building has occupancy sensors, but you're wondering how to actually use the data you've collected. Here are three applications for occupancy sensors, and how you can use technology to automatically analyze data, and generate actionable insights.

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Brushless DC (BLDC) Motors vs. AC Motors and DC Brushed Motors - Everything You Need To Know

Wondering what makes a DC brushless power tool better? Welcome to electric motors 101, where you'll learn everything you need to know when comparing different kinds of electric motors.

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Less Than 30 Minutes to Charge an EV!? How Does Level 3 EV Charging Do It?

Level 3 EV Chargers can charge an EV in less than 30 minutes. In comparison, there are 2 reasons why Level 1 and 2 chargers take hours to charge.

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Why Your Battery Charger Is So Warm + What's Inside Your Charger

Have you ever touched the charging block attached to your laptop or cellphone charger and wondered why it was so warm? Or even hot? That heat is actually wasted electricity; can this be fixed?

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What is Power Factor? Why we pay for power we're not using

Why we pay for more electricity than we use, and how we can change that: introducing power factor and its implications on our electrical bills and the environment.

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Advancements in Tech Needed to Standardize HVDC Transmission

It's worth it to work towards a world powered by DC power, but what technologies need to be developed to get us there?

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Electricity You Can Safely Touch!? - Introducing Class 4 (CL4) Power Systems

Could Class 4 power systems replace Power over Ethernet (PoE)? They enable the distribution of DC power at higher-voltages, and are safer than typical electrical systems.

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Why AC Power REALLY Won the Current Wars

Learn why Tesla's invention was chosen over Edison's.

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4 Reasons Power Grids Still Distribute AC Electricity

Conquering these technological challenges will bring down our carbon consumption.

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The Benefits of High-Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) Transmission Systems

The world is moving towards HVDC, here's why.

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5 Reasons DC Electricity Should Replace AC Electricity in Buildings

The value of commercial buildings is improved significantly with DC power distribution.

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How Buildings are Bringing IoT and AI Together with Digital Twins

IoT, AI, and Digital Twins work together, but how?

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3 Main Benefits of Smart Lighting

The easiest first step to take when converting to a smart building.

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3 Ways to Introduce Smart Lighting into Commercial Buildings

Ever wondered what the options are to implement smart lighting?

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LED Bulbs Don't Last As Long As Advertised, Here's Why

This is why your LEDs don't last as long as they claim.

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What's an IEQ Sensor? IEQ 101

Use IEQs to make life more efficient and comfortable.

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What is Power over Ethernet (PoE)?

Learn all about this new technology, and how it can be improved.

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Philosophical Reflections on Engineering-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Part 2

The Argentum vision for a better future.

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Philosophical Reflections on Engineering-Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Part 1

Lessons learned from 7 years in the start-up space.

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Scalability and Wartime Leadership - for Startups

How is it possible to scale up during a pandemic?

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How to Make Sure Suppliers Come Through

Suppliers can make or break a business, let's talk about them.

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Making Your Building Energy Efficient with Sustainable Technology

Technology is bringing buildings closer to net zero.

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How to Stay Afloat as a Start-Up During a Pandemic

Lessons learned from pivoting our business.

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Argentum Brings Buildings Into The Future

We improve the value of commercial and multifamily buildings with an intelligent DC power distribution system that's pain-free to install. It combines the benefits of low-voltage wiring practices with voltage capabilities of up to 450 Volts DC.

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