What To Do If Your Laptop Is Plugged In But Not Charging



Sleuthing out laptop charging problems doesn’t have to be so daunting. Brian Westover takes you through the troubleshooting process step by step when your laptop is plugged in but not charging. For more, check out the full guide on PCMag.com: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2404104,00.asp

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Web Hosting – A Guide for Beginners

So you're looking to learn about web hosting and what it has to offer or you may not know much about web hosting? There is no shame in not knowing this information. Everyone has to start at the beginning at some point. On that note, lets begin learning about web hosting.

First off, what is web hosting and how does it work?

Web hosting is the business practice of providing space and bandwidth on a high-powered computer server that is connected to the Internet at very high speeds. Hosting companies maintain large networks of high-powered web server computers in a physical location known as a data center. These computer servers are connected to a very fast, and generally redundant, Internet connection. The data centers have primary and backup power, a fast connection to the Internet, and a security monitoring staff.

The web hosting companies provide a share of disk space and available bandwidth to a customer for a monthly fee. Once the customer is signed up, they can upload files to their personal space on the web server and the information is then viewable to anyone interested on the Internet. The monthly fee the web hosting company charges is much less than what it would cost to run a server out of your own home or data center. This is the reason these companies exist. They take care of all the hardware, software, and other technical needs for you.

Types of web hosting

There are many different types of web hosting offers, but the main three are shared, reseller, and dedicated. Each type of hosting is for a different purpose.

Shared Web Hosting

Shared web hosting is the most popular form of hosting. Shared hosting is a portion of disk space and bandwidth provided to you by the web hosting company on a high-powered server. There are many other web sites hosted on this server, and the hosting company is likely to have quite a few of these servers in a large data center. The resources of the server are shared by as many other websites as are allocated to that computer.

Shared web hosting is the best form of web hosting if you are looking for a great price and do not have more than a couple thousand daily visitors to your site.

Reseller Web Hosting

Reseller web hosting is a popular, low-cost solution to starting your own web hosting business. There are two types of reseller hosting, private-label and a reseller of services.

The private-label is the best type of reseller plan because it allows you to retain full control over your customer's websites. A private-label plan allows the reseller to keep the full monthly payment of the web-hosting customer, but the reseller must pay a monthly fee to the larger hosting company for the reseller space. The more hosting accounts a private-label reseller can sell, the higher the profit for them. Private-label hosting allows you to host many more websites than if you were using shared hosting for each. This is a great solution for someone who has many sites that they need to host in one location to save money.

The reseller of services plans resell the regular web hosting plans of a larger web hosting company, but you get a discounted price for providing the customer and earn a monthly fee for as long as they remain a customer. This plan does not allow control over customer web sites and you only keep a portion of the potentialally monthly revenue.

Dedicated Web Hosting

Dedicated web hosting is the most powerful and cost effective solution of hosting a busy web site without resorting to buying your own equipment and paying hundreds of dollars per month for a fast Internet connection. Dedicated hosting consists of single server with no one else hosting on that computer. This allows for the greatest of configuration options. Anyone who has a busy website will find restricted hosting is the necessary choice.

Web Hosting Considerations

Wondering about all the other information listed in web hosting plans? In this section, I will explain the most important considerations in choosing a good web host.

Price

The price of web hosting services is one of the most important. There are many hosting companies out there with cheap hosting packages, but they may be lacking in other areas. Do not let the price of a hosting package fool you. There are some hosting companies out there who have great prices and the other features are just as good. Price may be one of the most important decisions of a web hosting plan, but there is much more to consider in choosing a quality web host.

Disk Space / Storage Space

Disk space is the amount of physical storage space a web host gives to you to store your web files. Hosting companies these days have plans with disk space being measured mainly in terms of gigabytes, but some are still offering plans in the megabytes for storage space. Depending on your needs for file storage space, you may need more or less. Usually the more disk space offered, the better.

Bandwidth / Data Transfer

The amount of bandwidth available can make a big difference in choosing a quality hosting plan. In general, the more bandwidth a hosting company makes available to you, the better. This means you can support more traffic to your web site as your business grows. Be wary of web hosting companies that offer unlimited or unmetered bandwidth. While many of these are legitimate offers, there are some out there who are overselling their bandwidth in hopes the average user will not use much.

Customer Support

In any business, it is very important to provide exception customer service. Web hosting is no exception to this. Many of the hosting companies are available all day and night in case you have a problem with your web site, but there are some who are just available specific hours of the day. If your web site goes down in the middle of the night when they're not available, this means lost revenue for a business. You should make sure the web host you select is always available for support.

Money Back Guarantee

Most web hosting companies will provide a thirty-day money back guarantee. Some will provide one even long, but be wary of the ones who offer no money back guarantee. I would not purchase web hosting services from a company who does not offer at least a 30 day money back guarantee, unless they have proven themselves to be a leader in the industry and have an excellent reputation.

Operating System

An operating system is a piece of software that controls the interaction between the computer user and the physical hardware of the machine. A vast majority of all web sites on the Internet run on the Linux operation system. Linux is generally much more stable than Windows. Stability is critical in running a web site. For this reason, I prefer to host my web sites on the Linux operating system. Some sites have specific requirements that only the Windows operating system can satisfy, but there are always alternatives to those requirements.

Backup

A good web hosting company will have a regular schedule to backup the data on all the web servers. The more often the data is backed up, the better. At the very least, a web hosting company should backup web site files daily.

Control Panel

The control panel is the point of contact the web site administrator will have between the host server and their own machine connected via the Internet. It is essential to have a well organized and easy to use control panel interface. My favorite control panel is cPanel, which is one of the leading web hosting control panels out there today. Plesk is another good one, and many companies will create their own control panel for you to use. Most web hosting companies will provide a link to a demo of the control panel that they use with their hosting plans. The control panel used is a matter of preference, but it should be user friendly.

Email

Email is essential part of communication on the Internet. Most web hosting companies out there will give you more email addresses and more space to hold email messages than you will ever need. What you need to watch out for is the companies that have decided to have a little strict on their email accounts and only offer a small number or a small amount of message space.

Uptime

Uptime is a term used to describe how often the average web site hosted by a company is available online. No company should be expected to provide an exact 100% uptime. This is impossible due to things such as hardware, software, and power failures. A vast majority of the companies are very good with uptime, and they guarantee it. It is still a good idea to be conscious of the uptimes posted by the company. If it is not at least 99.5%, it is probably not worth hosting with that company.

Statistics

As a webmaster, it is nice to know how many visitors you've had, where they came from, how long they stay on your site, and how much bandwidth they've used. This information is compiled by the web server and is placed in a log file. A statistics software package can read this data and provide meaningful information to the webmaster. The information gathered from these logs can be very valuable in improved services to the viewers of the web site.

FTP

FTP stands for file transfer protocol. It is a way of quickly uploading or downloading many files to and from a web server. Most web hosting companies will allow their customers access to their web hosting accounts via FTP. FTP is very useful and is a great feature to have when paying for a web hosting account.

Scripting

Since the World Wide Web began, many scripting languages ​​have been created and have evolved into the dynamic and interactive environment we enjoy today. A scripting language is a way of adding functionality to a web site, whether it be to calculate numbers or to load information from an external database. Scripting languages ​​have made electronic commerce possible. Some of these languages ​​include PHP, ASP, JSP, Coldfusion, VBscript, Javascript, and Perl. I will not go into the details of these in this article for the sake of complexity. If you know how to use these languages, you should know what to look for in a web server for them.

Databases

A database is a place to store data that can be used in a large variety of ways. Databases are used on the Internet for applications such as shopping carts, message boards, and product catalogs. The more databases the web hosting provider allows you to create, the most applications you can deploy on your web server. Databases are used by the more advanced web master, but information is freely available online should you be interested.

Conclusions

Web hosting can be a very difficult decision with the many thousands of hosting companies out there. It is critical to find a plan that fits your needs and to have a good hosting company. I hope this article was useful in making your decision about which company to host with. Happy Hosting!

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From the Depths – Neter Campaign, Part 23 – Tearing Up The Hoods



Shout-out to DarCowNova for the animation!
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Review thread: http://www.fromthedepthsgame.com/forum/showthread.php?tid=36678

Outro Music: : Different Heaven: OMG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tua4SVV-GSE

Other music used:
Crypt of the Necrodancer OST (various songs)
Bastion OST (Various songs)
Red Alert 3 OST (Various songs)
Age of Mythology OST (Various songs)
Sang Froid OST (Various songs)
Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers

ABOUT THIS GAME
Summary:
In From the Depths you can build and take first-person command of battleships, planes, submarines, space ships, hot air balloons and more! The game is currently in alpha and contains a wide range of single player content including:
A creative mode allowing you to push your designs to the limit and ensure the total annihilation of your opponents.
A campaign waged over hundreds of islands against eight unique factions.
A Story Mode where you can (eventually!) play 15 missions as each of the eight factions – a fantastic mixture of strategy, design and wild battles! Defend your fleet against waves of enemy forces in a series of extremely tough challenges that unlock new components.
An expansive multiplayer and co-op element is planned for the coming months!

Key Features:
Design and build your fleet, fortresses and structures however you want. The alpha currently has over 400 unique components blocks, not including 29 different components for making missiles, torpedoes, depth charges and bombs.
The sky’s the limit, you can equip your vehicle with – cannons, lasers, mines, bombs, missiles, torpedoes, propellers, rudders, jet engines, wings, hydrofoils, hot air balloons, anchors, fire control computers, blueprint spawners, repair bots, air pumps, automated control blocks and many, many more!
Realistic physics – every block destroyed or added affects the vehicle’s functionality, physics and control. Drag, inertia tensors, buoyancy and sealed compartments are all updated based on the design of your vehicle and the damage sustained.
Be part of a fantastic community: (http://www.fromthedepthsgame.com/forum), with new releases made on average once a week. Community organised challenges and blueprint sharing make it an extremely friendly place to hang out!

Customisable Components:
The customisable components in From the Depths allow a unique level of engineering customisation:
– Design custom missiles, bombs, depth charges and torpedoes by combining various warheads types, fuse types, IR seekers, laser beam riders, laser designators, thrusters, navigation algorithms, fuel pods, sonar seekers, buoyancy compartments and propellers, to deliver a truly bespoke weapon.
– Design custom cannons by combining four different barrel types and lengths with autoloaders, warhead types, ammo boxes and auxiliary components to create everything from AA cannons to howitzers.
– Design custom AI by combing an AI mainframe with ‘AI cards’ slotted into motherboard blocks. Add radar detection, laser detection and tracking and local weapon controllers to give partial or full control to AI. Create anything from a fully AI controlled aircraft carrier to a battery powered drone.
– Design custom engines using crank shafts, cylinders, carburetors, super chargers, exhausts and fuel injectors. Electric engines, generators and chargers are also available for backup power supplies and drones.
– Similar systems exist for the creation of anti-vehicle and anti-missile lasers, as well as drills that can cut even the largest of battleships in half.

I had nothing to do with the development of this game. All rights to From the Depths belong to Brilliant Skies Limited. Please do not upload this video elsewhere without my permission.

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iPhone Charging – Best Practices To Get Long Battery Life



I show you how to maximize your overall iPhone battery life and how to get the most from years of battery use on iPhone.

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Apple Battery Tips: https://www.apple.com/batteries/maximizing-performance/

Battery app: Lirum Device Info Lite –
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lirum-device-info-lite-system-monitor/id591660734?mt=8

Wallpaper: https://i.imgur.com/llWZYgD.jpg

Outro Music: “Sunday” by Otis McDonald – Available in the YouTube Create Audio Library

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Car+Vehicle Jump Start Guide EverStart 100 Electric Battery Charger



How to use a battery charger/jumper to start a vehicle. EverStart Starter 100 Battery Charger Directions.
Step by Step guide! Just what you need!

Old video I shot a couple years ago and never got around to editing or posting it till now.
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Wireless Charging Buying Guide



What to look for in a wireless charger for your iPhone. All wireless chargers are not the same. Here’s what you should consider before you buy.

Mophie Charge Stream pad+
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RAVPower RP-PC069 wireless charging stand
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RAVPower fast wireless charger (includes QuickCharge 3.0 adapter)
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Battery Tender Products Video Buying Guide from DelTran



Click here http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/battery-tender to see all of the most popular Battery Tender items and accessories.

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How to connect a car battery charger



In this short video I demonstrate how to connect a battery charger. The important thing here is to ensure you are connecting it up to the right terminal. If you get this wrong you could damage the battery and the charger. Enjoy 🙂

Battery charger specification

MAYPOLE MP7423 INTELLEGENT BATTERY CHARGER 6V/12V 4A

•Suitable for use with 6V & 12V lead-acid and 12V AGM batteries of 1.2Ah to 120Ah.
•Input : 230V AC 50Hz 0.6A
•Outputs: 6V: 4A DC 12V:4A DC
•Automatic detection of battery voltage & condition
•Automatic charging current selection
•4 charging modes : 12V Standard, AGM & Winter; 6V Standard
•5 step charging including recovery & maintenance cycles
•Memory function automatically re-starts charging if interrupted
•LCD display with battery level indicator & dual colour backlight
•Interchangeable 1.5m battery clip & ring terminal connector leads included
•Overload, reverse-polarity and short circuit protection
•Manufactured to European electrical safety standards
•Suitable for low maintenance and maintenance-free batteries
•Not recommended for use with GEL batteries

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Onboard Battery Charger: Multi-Bank Battery Charger Buying Guide

If you need an onboard battery charger that features multiple banks, you have a pretty serious battery setup that probably includes a house battery, a starting battery, a trolling motor battery, and more. A multiple bank onboard battery charger can save you a lot of time and frustration over rotating a one or two bank battery charger among batteries or bringing a battery charger onto your boat each time your batteries need recharging.

You’re also being smart because choosing a multi-bank onboard battery charger over rotating, or attempting to charge multiple batteries simultaneously with a single charger, allows you to apply all the benefits of a modern charger maintainer to each battery according to its own needs. This is likely to prolong the life of each battery and save you money in the long run.

Today’s onboard multiple-bank chargers are smart chargers with built-in microprocessors to control their multi-phase charging and maintenance processes and may also include desulfation and recover functions. They can deliver better battery performance and longer life. They are also likely to allow you to maintain all of your batteries through the off-season unattended automatically so that your boat is ready when you are in the Spring.

What should you look for in a multi-bank onboard battery charger?

Power

How much power do you need? The output you need from a multi-bank system is closely related to the application of each battery. Here’s a quick guide to amperage output for some applications:

o Low Output – (6 amps or below) A low output model may be applicable for maintenance use or any low amp hour battery application.

o Medium Output – (9 – 15 amps) A medium output model would be applicable for medium use or occasional use perhaps only on weekends for a trolling motor.

o High Output – (15 amps or above) A high output model would be used in high amp hour battery applications (150 Ah for example), or any situation where repeated rapid recharging is required.

Be careful when choosing the amperage output based on its description. Vendors and manufacturers usually publish amperage in two ways. One way is to publish the total amps by multiplying the output of each bank times the number of banks. For example, they might publish the output as 40 Amps, but what they are really telling you is that the charger produces 10 Amps output for each bank. The other way and more useful is to publish the output per bank.

A common quick calculation to determine how much amperage output you need is to determine the amp-hour rating of each battery and add them together. Then multiply that number by 10% to get the amperage needed. In the case of four 105 amp-hour batteries, you would need approximately 10% of 420 amp-hours or 42 amps or about 10 amps per bank for a 4-bank battery charger.

Battery Voltage

Most marine systems are based on 12V or 24V batteries. Make sure the onboard battery charging system you choose can handle your boat’s battery voltages.

Battery Types

Marine batteries serve various purposes on-board your boat ranging from starting to providing electricity for all the primary systems. You are likely to encounter deep cycle, Gel Cel, or AGM batteries in a marine environment.

Gel Cel batteries require a special charging profile that can only be provided by models specifically designed to charge Gel cel batteries. Onboard battery chargers that charge AGM or deep cycle batteries alone are not equipped to properly charge Gel Cel batteries. Make sure you choose a marine model that can handle all the battery types you have.

Smart Chargers

Most modern multi-bank onboard system have integrated microprocessors. These computers run intelligent programs to charge and maintain your batteries unattended without overcharging or damaging your batteries, charger or boat systems.

Many include built-in safety features that protect against reverse polarity and can also monitor battery charging status, battery state, and adjust charger output to match the needs of each individual battery.

Harsh Marine Environment

The marine environment is one filled with moisture including direct spray and humidity. Even though your model might not be exposed to direct spray, any charger that you’re considering should be fully sealed, waterproof, and capable of withstanding the harsh marine environment.

Depending on where you’re planning to mount the onboard system, it could be subjected to everything from salt spray to even heavier splashes of sea or fresh water. In any case, you can count on an unrelenting attack by corrosion.

Mountable

Almost always, when a battery charger is characterized as an onboard model, it will come with the ability to be mounted and include associated hardware. Mounting your battery charger will result in a neater installation that reduces the risk of damage to the battery charger or its cabling.

It’s worth mentioning that it might not always be the case, so it’s worthwhile to check for included hardware and mounting brackets if you are considering mounting it on a bulkhead.

Safety

Boats that incorporate enclosed engine compartments can accumulate fumes from both batteries and fuel and if not properly ventilated pose a possible fire and explosion risk. Any onboard battery charger you choose should comply with ISO 8846 and U.S. Coast Guard Title 33 CFR 183.410 ignition protection specifications which says that compliant devices:

o will not ignite a flammable hydrocarbon mixture surrounding the device when and ignition source causes an internal explosion

o are not capable of releasing sufficient electrical or thermal energy to ignite a hydrocarbon mixture

o or the source of the ignition is hermetically sealed.

Also look for other safety features including protection against over-voltage, overload, over-temperature, and reverse polarity.

Power Inverter

Some mutli-bank battery chargers have integrated AC outlets to support additional onboard AC devices near the charger. If that’s a capability you need, check for that feature.

Warranty

Everything else being equal, a good warranty can be the tiebreaker. Given the harsh environments that marine battery chargers endure, the risk of failure is real.

Manufacturers that provide a long warranty are telling you that they have faith in their materials and workmanship. You should look for models with at least a 2-Year limited warranty.

A multi-bank mountable battery charger is a popular choice for serious mariners who need the convenience and performance it offers. The right multi-bank onboard battery charger can handle all of your marine battery charging needs.

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Digipower TC-U400 Universal Battery Charger Review



A universal battery charger that will charge lithium ion batteries of different shapes and sizes for cameras, phones and other electronic devices. It will also do Ni-CD and Ni-NH AA/AAA.

http://www.digipowersolutions.com/product/272/universal-li-ion-battery-charger.html

DigiPower TC-U400 Universal Li-ion Battery Charger
http://bit.ly/amzndptcu400

Other chargers:
http://bit.ly/bgbatterychargers

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