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Achieve Precise Measurement for Smoke Detector Designs

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This video provides an introduction to the internal components of typical smoke detectors.

Automotive transients introduction

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A 12-V automotive battery rail is subject to many transients. The purpose of the front-end power…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

PWM Power Controller

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

Power Supply Circuits

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

Maximum Power Transfer Theorem

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The Maximum Power Transfer Theorem is not so much a means of analysis…

LED Sequencer

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4017 decade counter/divider (Radio Shack catalog…

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Inductance

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∫f(x) dx Calculus alert! One of the fundamental principles of…

Single-phase Induction Motors

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

Timer Circuits

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

Bipolar Junction Transistors as Switches

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Solid-state switching circuits usually keep their constituent…

555 Hysteretic Oscillator

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PARTS AND MATERIALS One 9V Battery Battery Clip (Radio Shack catalog #…

Shift Registers

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

Biasing Techniques (BJT)

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In the common-emitter section of this chapter, we saw a SPICE analysis…

Junction field-effect transistors (JFET)

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

Insulated Gate Field-Effect Transistors

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

Synchronous Motors

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Single Phase Synchronous Motors Single-phase synchronous motors are…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Performance-Based Assessments for Analog Integrated Circuit Competencies

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Ring Counters

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If the output of a shift register is fed back to the input. a ring…

Other Diode Technologies

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Varicap or varactor diodes A variable capacitance diode is known as a…

Performance-Based Assessments for DC Circuit Competencies

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Parallel Batteries

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Four 6-volt batteries 12-volt light bulb, 25 or 50…

TTL Logic Gates

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Counting practice: count from zero to thirty-one in binary, octal, and…

Voltmeter Usage

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Multimeter, digital or analog Assorted batteries…

Battery Construction

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The word battery simply means a group of similar components. In…

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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All About Diodes A diode is an electrical device allowing current to…

Mesh Current Method and Analysis

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The Mesh-Current Method, also known as the Loop Current Method, is…

Component Modeling

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

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Electrical Noise and Interference

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Define what noise means, in the electrical sense of the word. How does…

The Common-base Amplifier

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The final transistor amplifier configuration (Figure below) we need to…

How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current

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Parts and Materials   6-volt battery   6-volt incandescent…

Stepper Motors

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Capacitor Impedance Calculator

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This tool calculates a capacitor's reactance for a given capacitance value and signal frequency.

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

AC Power

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If a sinusoidal voltage is applied to an impedance with a phase angle…

Voltage Multipliers (Doublers, Triplers, Quadruplers, and More)

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A voltage multiplier is a specialized rectifier circuit…

Transformer—Power Supply

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Power transformer, 120VAC step-down to 12VAC,…

Current Signal Systems

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Current Source It is possible through the use of electronic amplifiers…

Voltage and Current

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As was previously mentioned, we need more than just a continuous path…

Battery Ratings

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Because batteries create current flow in a circuit by exchanging…

Transistor Biasing Calculations

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Although transistor switching circuits operate without bias, it is…

Winding Configurations

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Transformers with Multiple Secondaries Transformers are very versatile…

Systems of Numeration

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Roman Numerals The Romans devised a system that was a substantial…

Induction Motor

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

Building Simple Resistor Circuits

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

Demultiplexers

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A demultiplexer, sometimes abbreviated dmux, is a circuit that has one…

Introduction to Operational Amplifiers (Op-amps)

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What is an Operational Amplifier (Op-amp)? Operational Amplifiers,…

Light-Pulse Switch

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It is fairly important to use large value resistors (10 MΩ works…

Practical Power Factor Correction

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When the need arises to correct for poor power factor in an AC power…

Sequences

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Arithmetic Sequences An arithmetic sequence is a series of numbers…

The Junction Field-effect Transistor (JFET) as a Switch

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Like its bipolar cousin, the field-effect transistor may be used as an…

Analog-to-Digital Conversion

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The circuit shown here is a four-bit analog-to-digital converter…

NAND Gate S-R Flip-Flop

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 4011 quad NAND gate (Radio Shack catalog #…

AC Inductor Circuits

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Resistors vs. Inductors Inductors do not behave the same way as…

Voltage Divider

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Calculator (or pencil and paper for doing…

Capacitor Quirks

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As with inductors, the ideal capacitor is a purely reactive device,…

The Gated S-R Latch

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It is sometimes useful in logic circuits to have a multivibrator which…

Design Project: Radio Transmitter

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Research the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) guidelines on…

Design Project: LED Stroboscope

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A technician uses a stroboscope to “freeze” the rotation of a…