Transfer Huge Files Online Fast And Free

Written by Jim Edwards

f this problem hasn't hit you yet... it will.

Withrepparttar ever-increasing popularity of sharing home-videos, mp3 audios, and other large files online, actually transferring those files to your customers, friends, and family presents a problem.

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To solve this problem, a new breed of website file transfer service has emerged to helprepparttar 145429 technically or time- challenged masses share their huge files online.

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I discovered this website as most people discover new sites, I saw someone else using it.

A friend wanted to send me a 10MB "zip" file while he traveled from San Francisco to Boise.

He couldn't use his ftp program to upload it torepparttar 145430 Web, and his ISP wouldn't let him send such a huge file.

So, he logged on to and completed a 4-step process.

(1) He entered my email address, (2) choserepparttar 145431 file he wanted to send by browsing his hard drive, (3) entered his email and typed in a brief message, and (4) clickedrepparttar 145432 "send" button.

The service uploadedrepparttar 145433 file torepparttar 145434 web and sent me an email message with a link to downloadrepparttar 145435 file from their website.

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If I didn't bother to click that link,repparttar 145438 server would automatically deleterepparttar 145439 file after 7 days.

A few things make this service unique.

First, it allows you to send files without forcing you to register as a user; it's totally anonymous.

Second, it allows you to send up to a 1 gigabyte file.

Surge Protector: A Simple Mechanism Description

Written by T.L. McMullen

A surge protector [AKA surge suppressor] is an electrical plug-in device designed to distribute safe electrical voltages to other electrical or electronic devices. Surge protectors resemble power strips in appearance; however, they are more sophisticated and deliver a constant, continuous power supply.

In addition to connecting multiple devices to a single power source, surge protectors provide protection from frequent problems that plague conventional utility power. The most common of these problems are surges (temporary increase of voltage) and brownouts (temporary decrease of voltage). These disturbances slowly degrade many power supply units and cause premature equipment failure. The rising demand on our nation’s power grids is causing more brownouts than ever before (Gamble; Power Protect Your Computer).

The Inside of a Surge Protector

Toroidal Choke Coil: The toroidal choke coil is an electromagnet wrapped in wire. It filters out line noise asrepparttar hot wire passes through it.

Metal Oxide Varistors (MOV’s): An MOV has three parts: a piece of metal oxide material inrepparttar 145174 middle and two semiconductors joined torepparttar 145175 hot and ground wire. As a protective connecting unit it shifts unsafe voltage levels torepparttar 145176 ground wire.

Neutral Wire: The neutral wire is common in modern wiring practices for safety. It is used in conjunction withrepparttar 145177 hot wire andrepparttar 145178 ground wire.

Hot Wire: The hot wire holdsrepparttar 145179 passing current which contains excess voltage.

Fuse: A fuse is a resistor used to protectrepparttar 145180 wiring from getting too hot. Fuses “blow or burn out”, thereby preventingrepparttar 145181 electrical current from traveling further.

Ground Wire: The ground wire protects users from getting an electrical shock. It receives excess voltage from fromrepparttar 145182 MOVs. Most surge protectors contain a parallel circuit design wherebyrepparttar 145183 extra voltage is fed away fromrepparttar 145184 standard path to another circuit. Another design is a series circuit whererepparttar 145185 electrical current is slowed; moreover it detects high voltage, storesrepparttar 145186 electricity, and releases it gradually (Harris).

The majority ofrepparttar 145187 electrical currents diversion is done throughrepparttar 145188 metal oxide varistor or MOV. The MOV acts as a pressure-sensitive valve: based onrepparttar 145189 level of voltage,repparttar 145190 electrons inrepparttar 145191 semiconductors behave differently either creating lower or higher resistance. Whenrepparttar 145192 voltage is correct, an MOV doesn’t do anything (Harris).

Specifications and Quality Considerations

Energy Absorption: Surge processors are measured in joules (the amount of energy they can absorb). The higherrepparttar 145193 number,repparttar 145194 betterrepparttar 145195 protection: 200 joules provides basic protection, 400 is good and 600 or high is superior protection.

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