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Safety Grounding

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In simple AC power systems, one of the two conductors is typically…

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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This calculator will convert pressure values to ten different standard units for pressure.

Motor Control Circuits

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The interlock contacts installed in the previous section’s motor…

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque to…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

Networks and Busses

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

Boolean Algebra

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

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Calculus for Electric Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Electric Shock

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

Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Calculator

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The instrumentation amplifier calculator will assist in the design and analysis of a conventional instrumentation amplifier circuit by calculating the required resistor values and gain.

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Polyphase Motor Design

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

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Strain Gauges

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If a strip of conductive metal is stretched, it will become skinnier…

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Voltage Divider Circuits

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Let’s analyze a simple series circuit and determine the voltage…

DC Lab - Thermoelectricity

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a thermocouple to measure temperature changes and learn about the Seebeck effect.

AC Lab - PC Oscilloscope

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, use a PC-based oscilloscope program to observe waveforms from a musical keyboard and learn basic oscilloscope operation.

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a semiconductor device that controls current with the…

Intro Lab - Electromagnetic Induction

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will learn about electromagnetic induction using an electromagnet and a permanent magnet.

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

Design Project: Dual-output AC-DC Power Supply

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

What is a Series-Parallel Circuit?

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With simple series circuits, all components are connected end-to-end…

Karnaugh Maps, Truth Tables, and Boolean Expressions

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Who Developed the Karnaugh Map? Maurice Karnaugh, a…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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When lightning strikes, nearby magnetic compass needles may be seen to…

Conductor Size

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It should be common-sense knowledge that liquids flow through…

Si Lab - Half-wave Rectifier

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In this hands-on semiconductor electronics experiment, build a half-wave rectifier circuit using a silicon diode and learn about the differences between permanent magnet motor operation on AC vs. DC power.

The TRIAC

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SCRs are unidirectional (one-way) current devices, making them useful…

DC Lab - Potentiometer Voltage Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use potentiometers to vary a voltage and learn about voltage divider ratios and potentiometer applications.

Clipper and Clamper Circuits

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

Boolean Algebra

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

Ohm’s Law Calculator

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Calculate circuit parameters using Ohm's Law

Differentiator and Integrator Circuits

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By introducing electrical reactance into the feedback loops of an…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Electronic power conversion circuits known…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

Phasor Mathematics

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Provide a definition for phasor, as the term applies to electrical…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

DC Lab - Capacitor Charging and Discharging

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build capacitor charging and discharging circuits and learn how to calculate the RC time constant of resistor-capacitor circuits.

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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Ohm’s Law also makes intuitive sense if you apply it to the…

The Triode

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De Forest’s Audion tube came to be known as the triode tube…

Decibel Calculator

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This calculator will convert voltage or power gains into decibels. Enter one of the three values and the calculator will output the other two.

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Switch Contact Design

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A switch can be constructed with any mechanism bringing two conductors…

Single-ended and Differential Amplifiers

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For ease of drawing complex circuit diagrams, electronic amplifiers…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

Passive Integrator and Differentiator Circuits

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! Calculus is a branch of mathematics that…

Diode Ratings

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In addition to forward voltage drop (Vf) and peak inverse voltage…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

High-Reliability Circuits

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