Auto Restart Function
The auto restart function refers to the ability for a fan to restart on its own without any damages following mechanical obstruction (such as being stopped by hand).
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A condenser is a passive electrotechnical component. A non-conductive and thus isolating material (dielectric) is placed between two metal plates (or between a metal plate and an additional conductive material). Where possible, the condenser is used as an energy storage device or in combination with other components like a filter or converter.
A dual rail is a 12V power supply voltage divided between two sub-rails. During the splitting of the individual voltage rails, the voltage remains at 12V, although the current is divided between the two sub-rails.
DC-DC (direct current to direct current) is an innovative technology used by power supply manufacturers. Conventional power supplies use a transformer to generate the 3.3V, 5V and 12V current. With DC-DC technology, only the 12V current need be generated in the transformer. Potential transformers are used to create the other two voltage rails.
ErP is a guideline for energy-powered devices. It came into effect in August 2007 and is the basis for a separate law in Germany, the Energie-Betriebene-Produkte-Gesetz (EBPG). ErP requires increased energy efficiency from electronic devices to reduce the negative impact on the environment (such as increased CO2 emissions). ErP ready means that the electronic device affixed with that title complies with the ErP guidelines.
FDB (Fluid Dynamic Bearing)
FDB stands for Fluid Dynamic Bearing. In essence that is a bearing with a dynamic oil film. The lines on an FDB bearing feature a v-shaped profile. The oil circulates as the axis rotates, creating sufficiently high oil pressure at the defined points between the bearing and the face so that they do not touch. This reduces friction, with less thermal energy and longer-lived and quieter bearings.
GPU stands for "Graphic Processing Unit", and refers to the graphics chip or graphics card. The GPU processes image information for subsequent output to the monitor. The two best-known producers of GPUs are AMD and Nvidia.
Hybrid mode deploys two graphics cards in combination. When in hybrid mode, a less powerful but energy-saving graphics card is used for 2D applications. A more powerful graphics card takes over when it comes time for 3D work, however. The classic combination includes an onboard graphics card paired with a supplementary high-end graphics card.
A computer's hard drive is often referred to solely as the HDD. This stands for "Hard Disk Drive". It is used to store data for recall and editing at any time.