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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…

Transistor as a Switch

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

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…

Light-Pulse Switch

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

Miscellaneous Diode Applications

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

Flyback Switch Mode Regulator Calculator

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A calculator for computing several parameters needed in the design of a flyback switch mode regulator

The Silicon-Controlled Switch (SCS)

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

Switches

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

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

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…

Basic Electromagnetic Relays

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Switches, Hand Actuated

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

Polyphase Motor Design

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

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Protective Relay Circuits

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Flip-Flop Circuits

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

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

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…

Time-delay Relays

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What are Time-Delay Relays? Some relays are constructed with a kind of…

Switch Contact Design

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

Motor Control Circuits

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

Step-up and Step-down Transformers

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So far, we’ve observed simulations of transformers where the…

Switches, Process Actuated

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It is very important to keep in mind that the “normal”…

Performance-Based Assessments for Digital Circuit Competencies

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Series Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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In the previous section, we explored what would happen in simple…

Active-mode Operation (IGFET)

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

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Parallel-in/ serial-out shift registers do everything that the…

A Binary Adder

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Suppose we wanted to build a device that could add two binary bits…

Pulsed-light Sensor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6-volt batteries One NPN…

Encoder

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What is an Encoder? An encoder is a circuit that changes a set of…

Network Topology

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Point-to-Point Connecting two digital devices with a network, would…

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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

Half-wave Rectifier

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

Zener Diodes

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

Design Project: AC-DC Power Supply

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

Conductor Ampacity

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

Depletion-type IGFETs

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Insulated gate field-effect transistors are unipolar devices just like…

Bridge Circuits

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No text on electrical metering could be called complete without a…

What Are Electric Circuits?

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You might have been wondering how charges can continuously flow in a…

Voltage Divider Calculator

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The voltage divider is a circuit used to create a voltage less than or equal to the input voltage.

The Pentode

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Another strategy for addressing the problem of secondary electrons…

From Electric to Electronic

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Introduction This third volume of the book series Lessons In Electric…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Thermoelectricity

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Length of bare (uninsulated) copper wire Length of…