Abstract: A thermo-magnetic engine apparatus includes a magnetic element having a high temperature end to which hot energy is supplied and a low temperature end to which cold energy is supplied, a magnetic-field applier device, and a power source device. Curie temperature of the magnetic element is set between a temperature of the high temperature end and a temperature of the low temperature end. The power source device gains a magnetic power generated between the magnetic element and the magnetic-field applier device as kinetic energy.
Abstract: A connector mounting structure includes a circuit board, a surface mount connector mounted to the circuit board, and an electronic component. The connector includes a connector body and a plurality of conductive terminals. The connector body has a base portion placed on a front surface of the circuit board and a tube portion. The terminals are disposed in the base portion of the connector body. The tube portion has a first opening portion for partially receiving the circuit board and a second opening portion for communicating with an external device. The electronic component is mounted to a back surface of the circuit board. A space for the electronic component is provided approximately beneath the base portion, between the back surface of the circuit board and the first opening portion of the tube portion.