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Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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In the course of learning about electricity, you will want to…

Step-up, Step-down, and Isolation Transformers

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

Low-pass Filters

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By definition, a low-pass filter is a circuit offering easy passage to…

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Practical Considerations - Capacitors

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Capacitors, like all electrical components, have limitations that must…

Printed Circuit Board Layout and Manufacture

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When a PCB designer speaks of dimensions in thous or mils, what does…

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Electrical Connections

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What, exactly, is necessary to establish electrical continuity between…

Basic Ohmmeter Use

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Explain how an ohmmeter is able to measure the resistance of a…

Basic Electricity Worksheet

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

Microstrip Max Current Calculator

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A calculator for solving the maximum current a microstrip can handle.

Microstrip Crosstalk Calculator

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This tool is designed to calculate cross-talk coefficient and coupled voltage for a microstrip.

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Creating Custom Calibration Resistances

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Often in the course of designing and building electrical meter…

Induction Motor

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PARTS AND MATERIALS AC power source: 120VAC Capacitor, 3.3 µF…

Special Transformers and Applications

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Impedance Matching Because transformers can step voltage and current…

Meter Check of a Diode

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The Functionality of Diode Polarity Being able to determine the…

Design Project: Power Inverter

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

Soldering

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Both soldering irons and soldering guns are tools used in the process…

Re-drawing Complex Schematics

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Typically, complex circuits are not arranged in nice, neat, clean…

Embedded Microstrip Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of an embedded microstrip.

Copper Wire Ampacity Table

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Ampacities of copper wire, in free air at 30o C: INSULATION TYPE…

Make Your Own Multimeter

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Sensitive meter movement (Radio Shack catalog #…

Basic Ammeter Use

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Show how this ammeter would be connected to the light bulb circuit to…

Series-Parallel DC Circuits

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

Polyphase Power Systems

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Explain the difference between a balanced polyphase system and an…

Symmetric Stripline Impedance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the characteristic impedance of a symmetric stripline.

Performance-Based Assessments for Basic Electricity Competencies

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Temperature Coefficients of Resistance Table

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Temperature coefficient (α) per degree C: Material Element/Alloy…

Ammeter Design

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Ammeters Measure Electrical Current A meter designed to measure…

Boolean Rules for Simplification

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Boolean algebra finds its most practical use in the simplification of…

A Very Simple Computer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Three batteries, each one with a different voltage…

Shift Registers

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

Setting Up a Home Lab

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In order to build the circuits described in this volume, you will need…

Kirchhoff’s Laws

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

Stripline Max Current Calculator

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A calculator designed to calculate the maximum current that a stripline can handle

555 Audio Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two 6 volt batteries One capacitor, 0.1 µF,…

Rectifier Circuits

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What is Rectification? Now we come to the most popular application of…

“Long’’ and “Short’’ Transmission Lines

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In DC and low-frequency AC circuits, the characteristic impedance of…

Automotive Alternator

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Project Parts and Materials Automotive alternator (one required, but…

Active Versus Passive Devices

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Passive Devices Components incapable of controlling current by means…

Dielectric Strengths for Insulators

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Dielectric strength in kilovolts per inch (kV/in): Material*…

Wire Over Plane Inductance Calculator

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This calculator helps you compute the inductance of a wire-over-plane setup.

Magnetic Units of Measurement

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In electric circuits, the three basic quantities are voltage (E or V),…

Logic Signal Voltage Levels

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Input Voltages for Logic Gates Logic gate circuits are designed to…

Regulated Power Sources

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

OpAmp Oscillator Circuits

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

Phase Shift

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply Two capacitors, 0.1…