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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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Motor Control Circuits

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

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…

Safety Grounding

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

Design Project: DC Motor

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

SPICE Models

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The SPICE circuit simulation program provides for modeling diodes in…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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A wound rotor induction motor has a stator like a squirrel cage…

Induction Motor, Large

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Thevenin’s, Norton’s, and Maximum Power Transfer Theorems

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Suppose a 12 volt lead-acid battery has an internal resistance of 20…

Electric Shock

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

The Importance of Electrical Safety

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With this lesson, I hope to avoid a common mistake found in…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

Induction Motor

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

Conventional Transistor Overview and Special Transistors

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

Reluctance Motor

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

DC Motor Control Circuits

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

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Other Specialized Motors

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

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

Power Density Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the power density of an antenna

Phase-Locked Loops

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This is a schematic for a simple VCO: The oscillator is of the RC…

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

Simple Series Resonance

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A similar effect happens in series inductive/capacitive circuits. When…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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In the last section, we saw how the 3rd harmonic and all of its…

JFET Amplifiers

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Band-pass Filters

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How to Create Band-pass Filter There are applications where a…

Non-right Triangle Trigonometry

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The Law of Sines (for any triangle) The Law of Cosines (for any…

Voltage-to-Current Signal Conversion

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In instrumentation circuitry, DC signals are often used as analog…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier,…

Table (portrait view)

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Periodic table of chemical elements.

AC Negative Feedback OpAmp Circuits

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

Complex Circuits

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What do we do if we come across a circuit more complex than the simple…

Junction Diodes

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There was some historic crude, but usable were some historic crude,…

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

Resistance, Reactance, and Impedance

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What will happen to the brightness of the light bulb as the iron core…

Multiplexers

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A multiplexer, abbreviated mux, is a device that has multiple inputs…