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Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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Most AC motors are induction motors. Induction motors are favored due…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)

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

Pressure Unit Conversion Calculator

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This calculator will convert pressure values to ten different standard units for pressure.

Instrumentation Amplifier Gain Calculator

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The instrumentation amplifier calculator will assist in the design and analysis of a conventional instrumentation amplifier circuit by calculating the required resistor values and gain.

Electrical Isolation

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SPICE analysis of Electrical Isolation Aside from the ability to…

Relay Construction

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Electricity and Magnetism An electric current through a conductor will…

Tube Lab - Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build an audio amplifier using a vacuum tube (triode) and learn about voltage transformers, how to build a high-voltage DC power supply, and how to use a transformer for impedance matching.

Network Protocols

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Aside from the issues of the physical network (signal types and…

ElectroStatic Discharge

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At the start of this book, we discussed static electricity and how it…

Network Topology

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

DC Lab - Potentiometer as a Rheostat

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will use a potentiometer as a variable resistor to control the speed of a motor and learn how to connect a potentiometer as a rheostat.

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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Calculate the voltage output by the secondary winding of a transformer…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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Many electronic circuits use what is called a split or a dual power…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Wheatstone Bridge Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the resistance of a variable resistor within a Wheatstone bridge circuit or the differential voltage created across the bridge terminals.

Parallel Resistor Calculator

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Calculate the equivalent resistance of up to six resistors in parallel with ease while learning how to calculate resistance in parallel and the parallel resistance formula.

AC Lab - Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a simple AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

AC Lab - Large Induction Motor

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In this hands-on AC electronics experiment, build a large AC permanent capacitor split-phase induction motor and learn the principles of AC induction motor function.

Lenz’s Law and Faraday’s Law Calculator

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This calculator uses Faraday's and Lenz's laws to calculate the magnitude and polarity of the induced electromotive force (EMF) caused by a change in magnetic flux through a closed-loop coil.

Conductors and Insulators

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

The Thyristor

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A thyristor is a device that has a number of unusual characteristics.…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

AC Motor Theory

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Electromechanical watt-hour meters use an aluminum disk that is spun…

Analog Lab - High-impedance Voltmeter

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a high-impedance voltmeter and learn about circuit loading and how to use op amps to reduce loading effects.

Frequency and Phase Measurement

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An important electrical quantity with no equivalent in DC circuits is…

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.

Finite-length Transmission Lines

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A transmission line of infinite length is an interesting abstraction,…

Transistor Ratings and Packages (BJT)

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Like all electrical and electronic components, transistors are limited…

SPICE Quirks

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“Garbage in, garbage out.” —Anonymous   SPICE…

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Contactors

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

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A common topology for DC-AC power converter circuits uses a pair of…

Special Diodes

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

DC Lab - Current Divider

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build resistive current dividers and observe how Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's current law function in real circuits using a voltmeter and an ammeter.

What is a Filter?

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It is sometimes desirable to have circuits capable of selectively…

Design Project: Intercom System

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Design a passive circuit that will create a "split” ( V/-V) power…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Voltage Signal Systems

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The use of variable voltage for instrumentation signals seems a rather…