Buy better products: Learning the language of electronics

Not everyone can be too concerned with all of the writing on the package of a product when looking to make a purchase. Even if they are willing to spend a decent amount of money, as long as the item is proven to do the job this is all that counts. Of course this is an easy attitude to have and in most cases it is ultimately acceptable. It is a very tedious task to try to learn all of the criteria in, for example: cooking, cooling, heating and lighting… And in more cases than not, we would be quick to agree that this is fine.

However there are times when the lack of knowledge can lead to a domino effect down the road where multiple items are purchased where one seems to render another obsolete. We see this all the time in computer software, or perhaps even our smartphones. Ever blown a fuse? Without getting into full details about watts and volts and the entire handy mans vocabulary, we’d simply suggest typing some of these keywords into www.youtube.com or www.wikipedia.org. Before buying an item, check out some reviews. Research and try to determine some patterns in customer experience. Look at what your conditions are in regard to using this item before purchasing and try to align your situation to avoid having to go back to the hardware store and get the right adaptor, cable, light fixture, etc.

Learning a few of these keywords can save you much time and money down the road, consider them as a simple life hack. Try checking out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Small_appliance to examine a broad range of products to start working, little by little on your handy man vocabulary.