When was the last time PCBs were used in transformers?

Answer Polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) is a synthetic liquid or semi-solid insulating material once used in transformers and other electrical devices. After it was found to cause cancer and other health pr... Read More »

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What color are PCBs?

PCBs, or polychlorinated biphenyls, are colorless. They are also described as syrupy and odorless. They were used in various industries in many ways, including as softeners in plastics, paints and ... Read More »

When were PCBs banned?

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) are a group of chemicals formerly used in manufacturing because they can withstand high temperatures. PCBs have been linked to cancer and developmental problems. Th... Read More »

What is the chemical makeup of PCBs?

PCBs belong to a broad family of man-made organic chemicals that have long been used as lubricants because of their stability and resistance to breakdown. This stability, however, is also the reaso... Read More »

How do I solder resistors into pcbs?

Place the ResistorBend the resistor leads so they make a 90 degree angle with the resistor’s body. Find the location on the board where the resistor goes. From the component side of the board, sl... Read More »