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Automotive Type-C Charging Trends and Challenges

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Start with a review of USB-A, USB-C, and USB-PD. Briefly covering he differences, as well as what…

Automotive Type-C Charging Trends and Challenges

In partnership with Texas Instruments

Start with a review of USB-A, USB-C, and USB-PD. Briefly covering he differences, as well as what…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Digital Logic Functions

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We can construct a simple logic functions for our hypothetical lamp…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Latch Circuits

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What do you think this logic buffer gate will do, with the output…

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Boolean Algebra

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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Bipolar junction transistors (Also known as BJTs) can be used as an…

DC Generator Theory

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Generators used in battery-charging systems must be regulated so as to…

Arc Flash and Arc Blast

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Electromechanical relays used to start and stop high-power electric…

TTL Logic Gates

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

Time Constant Calculations

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

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Time-Delay Electromechanical Relays

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What does the normal status of an electrical switch refer to?…

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

CMOS Logic Gates

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

AC Bridge Circuits

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As we saw with DC measurement circuits, the circuit configuration…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Thyristor Application Circuits

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

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Commutating Diode

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery Power transformer, 120VAC step-down…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Encoders and Decoders

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Electromagnetism

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The discovery of the relationship between magnetism and electricity…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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Most ohmmeters of the design shown in the previous section utilize a…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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If we take the equivalent circuit of an SCR and add another external…

Switch Types

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Though it may seem strange to cover the elementary topic of electrical…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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Learning Objectives Rheostat use Wiring a potentiometer as a rheostat…

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 12AX7 dual triode vacuum tube Two power…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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A switch is an electrical component that can “make” or…

Contact “Normal” State and Make/Break Sequence

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

Build a Transformer

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

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Every meter impacts the circuit it is measuring to some extent, just…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

Regulated Power Sources

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

Temperature Coefficient of Resistance

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You might have noticed on the table for specific resistances that all…

BJT Amplifier Troubleshooting

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As an instructor of electronics, I am called upon frequently to help…

Series and Parallel Inductors

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When inductors are connected in series, the total inductance is the…

Wire Stripline Impedance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the impedance of a wire stripline.

Inductor Quirks

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In an ideal case, an inductor acts as a purely reactive device. That…

Basic Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Shift Registers: Serial-in, Parallel-out (SIPO) Conversion

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A serial-in, parallel-out shift register is similar to the serial-in,…

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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Parts and Materials   6-volt battery   6-volt incandescent…

Ammeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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Just like voltmeters, ammeters tend to influence the amount of current…

Emergency Response

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Despite lock-out/tag-out procedures and multiple repetitions of…

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Complex Number Arithmetic

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Since complex numbers are legitimate mathematical entities, just like…

Using Multiple Combinational Circuits

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As an example of using several circuits together, we are going to make…

Simple Vector Addition

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Remember that vectors are mathematical objects just like numbers on a…

Switches

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

Binary Addition

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The Rules of Binary Addition Adding binary numbers is a very simple…

Harmonic Phase Sequences

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

Op-Amp Data

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Parametric data for all semiconductor op-amp models except the CA3130…