Don’t throw your appliances away! Recycle your electronic appliances at home and help save our environment.
That’s simple. Know the 3Rs: recycle, reuse and reduce. Here’s what you should know. Electronic appliances are made of ICs and other semi-conductors. Some of them, like the blender, water heater, and others, are just made of simple transformers and capacitors. If you know the basics of consumer electronics, you can do simple repair at home. These semi-conductors are just inserted in sockets in PCBs or printed circuit boards. You can even assemble them at home. But don’t think about that for now. Here are facts I’m laying down. These facts are interconnected with climate change and global warming. Remember, if you throw your appliances away, you are helping increase the intense heat that we are experiencing right now.
More appliances manufactured by businesses means more garbage. Recycling helps in reducing carbon dioxide emissions.
Do you know how a television set was made? I’m particularly interested on the TV because for others it seems really ordinary, yet intriguing, or even impossible. And personally, I’ve spent years mastering the workings of a television electronic circuit. Like you, I was really puzzled from the start.
How did that TV newscaster’s personality and voice ever enter into that tube and speaker when I just bought this little thing from an appliance store? Everybody who is not familiar with an electronic circuit will ask the same question. How did the voice and picture enter the television? It’s not an illusion. It’s not magic. It’s simple electronics applied scientifically.
The voice or the sound signal enters the components through the micro and milli-volts in small transformers inside. So do with the picture signal – it enters the picture section of the television through the super-small voltages inside.
How does a television set work? I’m going to simplify this question so it would be very easy for a novice or anyone like who hasn’t gone to a vocational school. I’ve spent years repairing and “rebuilding” electronic appliances in my small shop in my community. I’m careful not to throw the parts that I have “dissected” from inside the electronic appliances so as not to aggravate environmental degradation in my community. And with the countless television sets and electronic appliances that I have repaired and recycled, I have done a bit in fighting climate change and global warming.
You see, those appliances become “monsters” once you throw them away. They are made of plastic and chemicals harmful to the surrounding, our garden and the atmosphere.
Appliances in our home operate with semi-conductors, transistors, capacitors, resistors, and complex ones like ICs or integrated circuits. New brands of television and other electronic appliances are made up of ICs inside that they can be mass-produced and manufactured by hundreds of thousands. You can just imagine how this can affect the environment.
How can we help in reducing the manufacture of appliances? Or you may ask, how can you recycle if you don’t know how to repair? By just knowing the simple details inside the television set and other electronic appliances, you can have simple repair. By knowing how to repair a busted fuse, you are helping the environment. By orienting yourself of the semi-conductors, transistors, capacitors, resistors and ICs, you are preserving our environment. Right away, buy yourself a multi-tester and learn to use it. There are instructions inside on how to use a multi-tester. If not, watch out for my simple basics in electronics. I’m offering it for free.
Also, know the basics of electronics, such as a power supply. All electrical and electronic appliances have a power supply. This is the heart of the working appliance. It is connected to the power cord and into the electrical outlet in your home. To me, this is very simple, but for you, some basic can help you get started. There’s only one word that you have to know before anything else – safety. Then read and read.
I can provide you with the readings and the basics of recycle, reuse and reduce.