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♦ Community moderator on Electrical Engineering.

I have three years of experience at a small start-up company which I would not suggest to everyone, but for those willing to teach themselves, it is an excellent opportunity.

I currently work in medical proton therapy as a systems engineer. Both the details of a functioning particle accelerator and the beam physics I work with keep me interested in the day to day of my job.

I am also currently pursuing a masters degree in electrical engineering.

I do not speak on behalf of my company, all views I express are my own.


Nov
5
awarded  Good Answer
Jun
4
comment Why are some USB chargers slower than others?
@SachinShekhar it is if they use a 1.8A usb spec charger and try to charge an iphone or vice versa.
Jun
3
comment Why are some USB chargers slower than others?
@Compro01 this does not match my knowledge of how it is implemented, but are you possibly talking about the new design cable?
Jun
3
comment Why are some USB chargers slower than others?
In addition to @bigbadonk420, if the device does not have data lines shorted your phone should only draw 100mA.
Jun
3
comment Why are some USB chargers slower than others?
Same as @SergeyVlasov. The USB charging standard has been around for quite a while, every charger you get either follows it, or the standard that iphone uses to ensure you buy their chargers as often as possible. They are different and a charger can not be complaint with both. If the device is "iPhone compatible"(or whatever their term for it is) then it wont be USB compatible and your phone will barely trickle charge from it.
Nov
26
awarded  Caucus
Sep
22
awarded  Yearling
Sep
11
comment Although I was told to charge my Android device before first use, it was already charged. Have I been given a phone rejected by someone else?
Standard for giving the batteries best life is 40% charge during storage, so often a charge of 40% is kept on the batteries until you receive them.
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent
Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Nov
14
comment How does the GPS work on Android phones?
@Doliveras, I may be mistaken, but you do not need to pay a subscription on the design side either to use the GPS satellites. I have worked with GPS before and even worked on our own receivers and there was not such cost.
Oct
13
awarded  Enlightened
Oct
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
23
awarded  Yearling
Feb
10
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
26
comment Blocks all calls not going through Google Voice?
I would be interested in the same thing, but for text messages.
Jan
23
comment Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?
@JeffAtwood, I have seen battery monitors that need this to stay 100% accurate, but it is a trade-off between battery life and knowing exactly charge left. Most people will chose to know their charge left, I just suggest that you note to people that this does age the battery significantly. You are not wrong, I just think it needs a disclaimer.
Jan
23
comment Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?
@JeffAtwood, yes I do, my answer about charging cellphones elsewhere on this site discusses it. Also, to link directly to a source, scroll down to the bottom and read the "Simple Guidlines". I have also worked with lithium batteries a lot in a professional capacity at the last start-up I worked at, and these sources are backing for me, not the source of my knowledge.
Jan
23
comment Does constant charging harm my Android cellphone?
@jeff, I have never seen an answer from you off of meta, but I must add a comment, "Although constant charging cannot hurt, it looks like you may want to periodically run the battery all the way down so the digital circuits can correctly calibrate:" is not good advice. This strains the battery, if your charging circuit has a light error on showing how much charge you have left is a minor detail, but stressing your battery can cause problems.