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Temperature vs. lifespan: the 10 degrees Celsius 'rule'

TL;DR: What's the origin of the 10 degrees Celsius rule? I have heard many times that for every 10 degrees Celsius, the lifespan of components gets halved. There are many documents on the web quoting ...
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How to roughly know if a electronic scheme will fail soon and protect from it?

I am thinking of a farming project that includes using some board like Arduino, Raspberry Pi or Onion Mega (the list is not exclusive). As the system will work with sensors and support life of its ...
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Can I use stall detection as my only obstacle detection or will that damage the DC motors over time?

I plan to build a robot that is likely to bump into a lot of things quite often. I know I can detect if a motor has stalled by measuring the amps it is pulling and would like to use that as a simple ...
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USB connector durability: plug vs socket

I've been searching for information about USB connectors durability and I have found those numbers: Type-A: 1,500 plug-unplug cycles Mini-A: 1,000 plug-unplug cycles Mini-B: 5,000 plug-unplug cycles ...
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Is there a technical reason why most touch screens use glass rather than plastic?

Most modern touch screens in portable devices are made of glass. This glass often breaks if accidentally dropped. Also, it is very reflective, making it difficult to use in strong light. I know that ...
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Frequent switching on/off a chip/module

Typically, is the likelihood higher for a chip/module with Vcc = 3.3V to break if it gets switched on and off frequently over a prolonged period? For instance, on for 3s and off for 3s, continuously. ...
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Do CPLD devices lose non-volatile memory over long periods of time?

I have devices that use Xilinx XC9572XL CPLDs. They haven't been used (as in: not powered at all) for almost seven years, and symptoms would point to the CPLDs being at fault. I couldn't find much on ...
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how can I “ruggedize” a 3.5mm jack on consumer electronics?

I'm not sure if this is the best place to ask this. I've had repeated issues with stress on 3.5mm jacks causing breaks to the solder which means either rewiring or throwing the headphones out. ...
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Why SD card is less durable than internal storage in smart phones? [closed]

For instance, Raspberry PI managed to destroy SD card in few weeks. (It seems to be a common problem.) However, internal storage in a smartphone works well for several years (5-years-old Nexus One is ...
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What makes an incandescent light bulb run out?

What is or are, the most likely and common ways - the weak links in the chain (including I assume poor electricity wiring / configured housing) - that cause a traditional incandescent light bulb to ...
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reason for degradation of photovoltaics

Photovoltaic panels can have 20 or 25 year underwritten warranties with a guaranteed remaining efficiency of 80 % of the new panel. That means, that photovoltaic panels seem to degrade somehow. Why ...
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Electromigration, are computers nowadays less durable?

I've been reading press articles and about electromigration and how it is associated with miniaturization. I have seen old computers working for decades, and I'm wondering how bad the electromigration ...
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1-row 0.1" pin spacing connectors with good connect/disconnect cycles

How can I locate connectors with a good rating on connect/disconnect cycle lifetime? (1000+ cycles) I've tried searching on google, and I've checked a couple of Molex series I'm familiar with, no ...
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Why higher temperatures shorten the lifespan of a PC component?

It is usually advised to keep the temperatures low for every component of a PC. Not only there is a fan (or similar system) for the CPU or GPU, but there are optional fans for RAM, or hard disks. ...
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Things that to be considered while choosing electronic components to get high Durability

Creating the Electronic circuits is Ok not so much complicated for experts. But needs to think about the persistence of the electronic circuits. Its very difficult ...
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Failure mode of FLASH memory

What is the failure mode of flash memory? I've got some chips rated for 10,000 cycles - what happens after 10k cycles? Do the chips stop writing properly, do you get read errors, etc.? Does it also ...