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Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Motor Control Circuits

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

Tesla Polyphase Induction Motors

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

Oscilloscope Trigger Controls

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A very useful tool for observing rotating objects is a strobe light.…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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A three-phase motor may be run from a single-phase power source.…

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

DC Motor Control Circuits

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How is it possible to electrically measure the torque output by a…

Stepper Motors

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Stepper Motor vs Servo Motor A stepper motor is a…

Servo Motor Systems

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

Inductive Reactance

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

AC Motor Control Circuits

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Perhaps the most challenging aspect of interpreting ladder diagrams,…

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

AC Generator Theory

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If an electric current is passed through this wire, which direction…

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Basic Troubleshooting Strategies

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A chandelier has five light bulbs in it, and one of them is not…

Intermediate Electromagnetism and Electromagnetic Induction

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

What is Alternating Current (AC)?

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Most students of electricity begin their study with what is known as…

DC Motor Theory

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If the ends of a wire loop are attached to two half-circular metal…

DC Generator Theory

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

AC Instrumentation Transducers

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

Stepper Motors

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

Pulse Width Modulation

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

AC Commutator Motors

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Charles Proteus Steinmetz’s first job after arriving in America…

Other Specialized Motors

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Shaded Pole Induction Motor An easy way to provide starting torque 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

Design Project: DC Motor

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The armature windings of your DC motor will have very low resistance.…

Microcontroller Principles

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Read the following quotation, and then research the term…

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…

Design Project: Stepper Motor Driver

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

Rectifier Circuits

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

Electric Shock

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

Contactors

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

The Cascode Amplifier

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While the C-B (common-base) amplifier is known for wider bandwidth…

NOR Gate S-R Latch

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

Power Supply Circuits

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There are three major kinds of power supplies: unregulated (also…

DC Transducers

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Research and describe what the Hall effect is, and list some practical…

Heat Sink Calculator

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This calculator helps determine the maximum temperature a device can withstand

PWM Power Controller

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 100 µF…

Node Voltage Method

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The node voltage method of analysis solves for unknown voltages at…

Asymmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an asymmetric stripline

Control Circuits

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Series Circuit Rules

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Current Components in a series circuit share the same current: Itotal…

Voltmeter Impact on Measured Circuit

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

Diode Ratings

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In addition to forward voltage drop (Vf) and peak inverse voltage…

Component Failure Analysis

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The job of a technician frequently entails…

Basic Algebra and Graphing for Electric Circuits

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Many different equations used in the analysis of electric circuits may…

Simultaneous Equations for Circuit Analysis

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Solve this equation for the value of x: x + 5 = 8 How many exact…

555 Timer Astable Circuit

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In an astable circuit, the output voltage alternates between VCC and 0 volts on a continuous basis.

Component Modeling

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When plotted on a curve tracer, the characteristic curve for a normal…

Series and Parallel AC Circuits

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

Differential Transistor Amplifiers

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

Right Triangle Trigonometry

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  A right triangle is defined as having one angle precisely…