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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…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

ElectroStatic Discharge

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

Vacuum Tube Audio Amplifier

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

Networks and Busses

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The wires between the tank and the monitoring location is  called…

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

The Silicon-Controlled Rectifier (SCR)

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Shockley Diodes and Silicon Controlled Rectifiers (SCRs) Shockley…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

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…

Network Topology

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

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…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Semiconductor Manufacturing Techniques

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The manufacture of only silicon based semiconductors is described…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Network Protocols

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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Determine the output voltage polarity of this op-amp (with reference…

What Are Zener Diodes?

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What Is a Zener Diode? A Zener diode is a special type of rectifying…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Voltage Follower

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One NPN transistor—models 2N2222 or 2N3403…

Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistors

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

Polyphase Motor Design

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

Meter Check of a Transistor (BJT)

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Bipolar transistors are constructed of a three-layer semiconductor…

Resistors Types

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These are the most common types of resistors available. Resistors…

DC Branch Current Analysis

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

Waveguide Calculator (Circular)

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This tool calculates the cutoff frequency of a circular waveguide

Wire Self Inductance Calculator

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This calculator will help compute the inductance of a length of wire.

Some Examples with AC Circuits

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Let’s connect three AC voltage sources in series and use complex…

Radar Maximum Range Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate the maximum distance (range) that a radar can detect

Contributors (6)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

Class B Audio Amplifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries Dual operational amplifier,…

AC phase

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If we were to express the series-connected DC voltages as phasors…

Switched Capacitor Circuitry

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Write an equation describing the precise mathematical relationship…

Three-phase Transformer Circuits

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Since three-phase is used so often for power distribution systems, it…

Parallel Resistor-Inductor Circuits

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Let’s take the same components for our series example circuit…