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Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Contact “Bounce”

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When a switch is actuated and contacts touch one another under the…

Characteristic Impedance

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The Parallel Wires of Infinite Length Suppose, though, that we had a…

Networks and Busses

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

Resistance

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The circuit in the previous section is not a very practical one. In…

Circuit Wiring

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So far, we’ve been analyzing single-battery, single-resistor…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Connectors

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An electrical connector, is an electro-mechanical device used to join…

Common Sources of Hazard

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Of course, there is a danger of electrical shock when directly…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Wires and Connections

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Older electrical schematics showed connecting wires crossing, while…

Switch Contact Design

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

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Contactors

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All About Contactors When a relay is used to switch a large amount of…

Derivative of a Constant

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    (“c” being a constant)   RELATED…

Safety Grounding

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

Rules for Antiderivatives

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Constant Rule     Rule of Sums     Rule of…

Conductors and Insulators

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Given two lengths of metal wire, which one will have the least…

Derivatives of Power Functions of e

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Example Derivatives of e Proportionality Constant When we say that a…

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Multiplexers and Demultiplexers

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

AC phase

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If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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

Design Project: Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) Signal Generator

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What shape of voltage waveform would you expect to measure (using an…

Build a Transformer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Steel flat bar, 4 pieces Miscellaneous bolts,…

Microstrip Patch Antenna Calculator

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This tool calculates the dimensions of the microstrip patch antenna given the desired operating frequency.

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

JFET Quirks

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Physical Effects of Electricity

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Certain substances are known to physically deform (shorten or…

Wound Rotor Induction Motors

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

AC Network Analysis

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

Band-pass Filters

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

Switches

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What is the purpose of the switch shown in this schematic diagram?

Power Added Efficiency Calculator

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A calculator designed to compute the power-added efficiency (PAE) of an amplifier

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Junction Diodes

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

Polyphase Motor Design

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

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Performance-Based Assessments for Network Analysis Competencies

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PC Oscilloscope

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

Practical Considerations of ADC Circuits

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Perhaps the most important consideration of an ADC is its resolution.…

Integrator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Operational amplifier, model…

Binary Math

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

An Analogy for Divided Feedback

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A helpful analogy for understanding divided feedback amplifier…

Encoders and Decoders

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What does it mean, in general terms, to encode something? Conversely,…

Tubes versus Semiconductors

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Devoting a whole chapter in a modern electronics text to the design…

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator

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This calculator computes for the capacitor charge time and energy, given the supply voltage and the added series resistance.

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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

Demultiplexers

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A demultiplexer, sometimes abbreviated dmux, is a circuit that has one…

555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

Algebraic Equation Manipulation for Electric Circuits

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The electrical resistance of a conductor at any temperature may be…

Contributors (11)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Factors Affecting Capacitance

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There are three basic factors of capacitor construction determining…

Table (portrait view)

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  Periodic table of chemical elements.

Peak to Peak Voltage Calculator (VP-P)

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This calculator shows the peak-to-peak voltage (VP-P) value from the peak voltage, RMS voltage, or average voltage.