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Contactors

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

Electric Shock

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It is sometimes said regarding electrical safety that, Ït’s not the…

Brushless DC Motor

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Brushless DC motors were developed from conventional brushed DC motors…

DC Generator Theory

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

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

Servo Motor Systems

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Explain the operation of this “H-bridge” motor control circuit: At…

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.

Pulse Width Modulation

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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) uses digital signals to control power…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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At first it may seem pointless to have the four buffer gates following…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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Read-only memory (ROM) is similar in design to static or dynamic RAM…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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

BJT Quirks

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An ideal transistor would show 0% distortion in amplifying a signal.…

Early Tube History

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Thomas Edison, that prolific American inventor, is often credited with…

Introduction to Complex Numbers

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If I needed to describe the distance between two cities, I could…

Analog and Digital Signals

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Instrumentation is a field of study and work centering on measurement…

Contributors (7)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Scientific Notation in SPICE

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The SPICE circuit simulation computer program uses scientific notation…

DC Lab - Precision Potentiometer

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build a precision potentiometer from three lower precision potentiometer and learn about voltage range compression and parameter interactions.

Coax Inductance Calculator

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A calculator for computing the inductance of a coaxial cable.

Encoder

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

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.

Tube Parameters

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For bipolar junction transistors, the fundamental measure of…

Resistors

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Shown here is the schematic symbol for a resistor: What is the purpose…

Optical Data Communication

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A modern alternative to sending (binary) digital information via…

Passive Filter Circuits

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In very simple, qualitative terms, rate the impedance of capacitors…

DC Lab - Rate-of-change Indicator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog differentiator circuit that outputs a signal proportional to the rate-of-change and learn about one of the advantages of analog circuits.

Historical, Nonmechanical Memory Technologies

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Perhaps the most ingenious technique was that of the delay line. A…

Parallel R, L, and C

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We can take the same components from the series circuit and rearrange…

555 Lab - LED Flasher with Inductive Flyback

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, build a multiple LED flasher and learn how to use inductive flyback to generate a voltage pulse that is greater than the supply voltage.

Series-parallel R, L, and C

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Now that we’ve seen how series and parallel AC circuit analysis…

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Zener Diodes

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

Analog Lab - Voltage Comparator

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In this hands-on electronics experiment, you will build an analog voltage comparator circuit and learn how open-loop operational amplifiers function.

Review of R, X, and Z (Resistance, Reactance and Impedance)

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Before we begin to explore the effects of resistors, inductors, and…

Emergency Response

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

Voltage and Current Calculations

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There’s a sure way to calculate any of the values in a reactive…

Contributors (5)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Decibels

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The Bel is Used to Represent Gain In its simplest form, an…

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Contact “Bounce”

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

Voltage Signal Systems

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

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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As an electric current is passed through a coil of wire, it creates a…

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…

Static Electricity

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What does it mean for an object to have an electric charge? Give an…

How to Use Thevenin’s Theorem

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This page will walk you step-by-step through the process of…

Series Resistor-Capacitor Circuits

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In the last section, we learned what would happen in simple…

Complex Vector Addition

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If vectors with uncommon angles are added, their magnitudes (lengths)…

Peak Detector

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A peak detector is a series connection of a diode and a…