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Contactors

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

Three-phase Y and Delta Configurations

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Three-phase Wye(Y) Connection Initially, we explored the idea of…

Wire Loop Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire loop.

Intro Lab - Circuit With a Switch

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will control a light with a switch and learn the basics of connecting toggle (on/off) switches into circuits.

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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Any kind of switch contact can be designed so that the contacts…

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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In ladder logic symbolism, an electromechanical relay coil is shown as…

Wiring Color Codes Infographic

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Wiring Color Codes Infographic. Released under the Creative Commons…

Copper Wire Gauge Table

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Solid Cooper Wire Table Size Diameter (inches) Cross-sectional area…

DIY EE Lab - Setting Up a Home Electronics Lab

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To build the DIY electronics projects described in this textbook, you will need a small work area, a few tools, and some basic electronics supplies. This page describes the setup of a low-cost home electronics laboratory.

Wiring Color Codes

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

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Switch Contact Design

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

Contact “Bounce”

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

Conductor Ampacity

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

Antiderivatives of Power Functions of e

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  Note: this is a very unique and useful property of e. As in…

Specific Resistance

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Designing Wire Resistance Conductor ampacity rating is a crude…

Common Antiderivatives

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Connectors

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

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Conductors and Insulators

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

Series and Parallel Component Equivalent Values

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Series and Parallel Resistances     Series and Parallel…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

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.

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

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

Advanced Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Transistors, junction field-effect (JFET)

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Note that the direction of the arrow at the gate indicates the…

DeMorgan’s Theorems

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A mathematician named DeMorgan developed a pair of important rules…

Wattmeter Design

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Power in an electric circuit is the product (multiplication) of…

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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

555 Lab - Blue LED Flasher With Voltage Doubler

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a blue LED flasher using a 555 timer and learn the basic theory of a voltage doubler using a transistor switch and a capacitor.

Class A BJT Amplifiers

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

Capacitance, Reactance, and Admittance Calculator

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A calculator for solving the capacitance, reactance, and admittance of a capacitor.

Multi-Stage Transistor Amplifiers

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

555 Lab - Oscillator With Hysteresis

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an oscillator with hysteresis from a Schmitt trigger and learn how to use it to create an RC oscillator and a method to configure a 555 timer as an astable multivibrator.

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

The Tetrode

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As the name suggests, the tetrode tube contains four elements: cathode…

IC Fabrication and Packaging

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What does it mean if an integrated circuit comes in DIP form? What…

Δ-Y and Y-Δ Conversions

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In many circuit applications, we encounter components connected…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Wire Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a wire microstrip.

Servo Motor Systems

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

Contributors (10)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Power Conversion Circuits

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

Operational Amplifier Models

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While mention of operational amplifiers typically provokes visions of…

An Analogy for Ohm’s Law

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

Power Quality Measurement

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It used to be with large AC power systems that “power…

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Tracking ADC

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A third variation on the counter-DAC-based converter theme is, in my…

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Binary Overflow

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One caveat with signed binary numbers is that of overflow, where the…

Time Constant Equations

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Value of time constant in series RC and RL circuits   Time…

Safe Practices

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If at all possible, shut off the power to a circuit before performing…

Electrical Energy Calculator

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This calculator will determine the instantaneous energy, sustained energy, and power consumed by an electrical system given two of the three electrical parameters (voltage, current, or resistance) and the time.

Intro Lab - Build an Electromagnet

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an electromagnet and learn about electromagnetism including the relationship of magnetic polarity to current flow.

Binary Subtraction

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We can subtract one binary number from another by using the standard…

Introduction to Karnaugh Mapping

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Why learn about Karnaugh maps? The Karnaugh map, like Boolean…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Intro Lab - Resistor Power Dissipation

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will examine the heat generated by resistors and maybe even make one smoke! Also, learn to calculate power dissipation using Joule's law and resistor power ratings.

Bit Grouping

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The singular reason for learning and using the binary numeration…