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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,…

Hysteresis

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Thyristors are a class of semiconductor components exhibiting…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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What is an Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT), and what…

Time Constant Calculations

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

Electromechanical Relay Logic

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

CMOS Logic Gates

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

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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Just as devices have been made to measure certain physical quantities…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

TTL Logic Gates

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

Boolean Algebra

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

The S-R Latch

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A bistable multivibrator has two stable states, as indicated by the…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

The J-K Flip-Flop

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Another variation on a theme of bistable multivibrators is the J-K…

Contactors

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Protective Relay Circuits

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Protective relays are special power-sensing devices whose job it is to…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

Resonance

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The Q factor of a series inductive circuit is given by the following…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Boolean Algebra

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

Motor Control Circuits

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

Switches

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

Circuit With a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6-volt battery Low-voltage incandescent lamp…

Simple Combination Lock

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4001 quad NOR gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

Inductor Commutating Circuits

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A popular use of diodes is for the mitigation of inductive…

The Bipolar Junction Transistor (BJT) as a Switch

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

Monostable Multivibrators

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We’ve already seen one example of a monostable multivibrator in…

Permissive and Interlock Circuits

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A practical application of switch and relay logic is in control…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Switches, Hand Actuated

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

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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

Torque Conversion Calculator

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A tool designed to convert between units of torque

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Other Specialized Motors

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

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Logarithms

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Definition of a Logarithm     “log” denotes a…

Basic Oscilloscope Operation

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An oscilloscope is a very useful piece of electronic test equipment.…

Ohm’s Law

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Positive Feedback

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

Noise Figure and Noise Temperature Calculator

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This calculator computes the noise figure and noise temperature in a system

Contact “Bounce”

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

Trigonometric Derivatives

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    RELATED WORKSHEETS: Calculus for Electric Circuits…

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

Switch Types

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

IGBTs

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Because of their insulated gates, IGFETs of all types have extremely…

CMOS 555 Long Duration Flyback LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Half-Adder

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As a first example of useful combinational logic, let’s build a…

The Unijunction Transistor (UJT)

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Unijunction transistor: Although a unijunction transistor is not a…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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Define the following terms: energy, work, and power.

Fuses

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Normally, the ampacity rating of a conductor is a circuit design…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (JFET)

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Control Circuits

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Reluctance Motor

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

Time Constant Equations

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

Decibel Measurements

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During the early development of telephone technology, a unit was…