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Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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A microcontroller is a specialized type of digital computer used to…

Inverting and Noninverting OpAmp Voltage Amplifier Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Fundamentals of Radio Communication

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What does the acronym RF stand form, in reference to radio-related…

Stepper Motors

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to analyze digital…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Polyphase Motor Design

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AC Motors Perhaps the most important benefit of polyphase AC power…

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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Before the advent of solid-state logic circuits, logical control…

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Insulator Breakdown Voltage

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The atoms in insulating materials have very tightly-bound electrons,…

More on AC “polarity”

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Complex numbers are useful for AC circuit analysis because they…

The Command-line Interface

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If you’ve used DOS or UNIX operating systems before in a…

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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Safety is very important when designing and/or building a device…

Atomic Structure

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Shown here is a simplified representation of an atom: the smallest…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Rules for Derivatives

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Constant rule Rule of sums Rule of differences Product rule Quotient…

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Wavelength (TEM) Calculator

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This calculator determines the wavelength of a signal given the frequency and dielectric constant.

Waveguides

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A waveguide is a special form of transmission line consisting of a…

Oscillator Circuits

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Don’t just sit there! Build something!! Learning to mathematically…

Noninverting Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Operational amplifier, model 1458 or 353…

Circuit Components

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Remember that this tutorial is not exhaustive by any means, and that…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Voltage Regulator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Zener diode, 12…

Computer Simulation of Electric Circuits

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Computers can be powerful tools if used properly, especially in the…

Analysis Options

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AC ANALYSIS: General form: .ac [curve] [points] [start] [final]…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

Synchronous Counters

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What is a Synchronous Counter? A synchronous counter, in contrast to…

Boolean Algebraic Properties

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Another type of mathematical identity, called a “property”…

Voltage and Current in a Practical Circuit

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Because it takes energy to force charge to flow against the opposition…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

RF Power Ratio Conversion Calculator

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This tool is designed to convert power ratios to decibel

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

4-wire Resistance Measurement

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Electromagnet made from experiment…

DC Bridge Circuits

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Resonance in Series-Parallel Circuits

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In simple reactive circuits with little or no resistance, the effects…

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

Fail-safe Design

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Logic circuits, whether comprised of electromechanical relays or…

Kelvin (4-wire) Resistance Measurement

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Suppose we wished to measure the resistance of some component located…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Minimum Parts Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

VSWR / Return Loss Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the VSWR, reflection coefficient, return loss and matching loss in a transmission line

Stepper Motor Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the maximum speed, minimum time per step and maximum power of a stepper motor

Combination Tubes

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Similar in thought to the idea of the integrated circuit, tube…

Basic Circuit Troubleshooting

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Determine if the light bulb will de-energize for each of the following…

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…