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3 Methods for Compensating Localized Heat Generation in Smart Thermostats

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This video goes through one of the most prominent issues with thermostat design, accounting for the…

3D Time of Flight: Understanding the system trade-offs

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SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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Memory Devices

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Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

Safety Grounding

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Boolean Algebra

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Linear Computational Circuitry

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Networks and Busses

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

Other Specialized Motors

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

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

AC Motor Theory

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

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Principles of Radio

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One of the more fascinating applications of electricity is in the…

Introduction to AC Motors

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After the introduction of the DC electrical distribution system by…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

AC Commutator Motors

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Design Project: DC Motor

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

DC Mesh Current Analysis

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Complex Voltage and Current Calculations

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There are circumstances when you may need to analyze a DC reactive…

Electronics as Science

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Electronics is a science, and a very accessible science at that. With…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Bandpass Filter Calculator

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This calculates values of the inductance, capacitance of an inductor and capacitor used in a Butterworth LC bandpass filter.

Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…

Edge Coupled Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of an edge coupled stripline.

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Permeability and Saturation

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The nonlinearity of material permeability may be graphed for better…

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…

Timer Circuits

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Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Potato Battery

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One large potato One lemon (optional) Strip of…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Inductance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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This calculator gives the reactance and admittance of an inductor or the inductance given the reactance of an inductor

Positive Feedback

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As we’ve seen, negative feedback is an incredibly useful…

Oscillator Circuits

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Phase shift oscillator. R1C1, R2C2, and R3C3 each provide 60° of…

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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It is a common phenomenon for the electrical resistance of a substance…

PC Oscilloscope

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PARTS AND MATERIALS IBM-compatible personal computer with sound card,…