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Design Project: Power Inverter

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

AC Power

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

Sources of Electricity

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What is the difference between DC and AC electricity? Identify some…

Power Sources

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There are many different types of power sources, and here some of the…

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

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Voltage is commonly defined as “electrical pressure.” The unit of…

Regulated Power Sources

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

Energy, Work, and Power

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

Transformer—Power Supply

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

Special-purpose Diodes

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Schottky diodes Schottky diodes are constructed of a metal-to-N…

A Very Simple Circuit

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

Resistor Color Code Calculator and Chart (4-band, 5-band or 6-band)

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A handy tool for reading resistor color code values

Electrical Signal Types

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With BogusBus, our signals were very simple and straightforward: each…

Ohm’s Law Practice Worksheet With Answers

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

Introduction to Network Theorems

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Anyone who’s studied geometry should be familiar with the…

Linear Computational Circuitry

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

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Capacitors and Calculus

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Capacitors do not have a stable “resistance” as conductors…

Basic Operational Amplifiers

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

N-Way Power Divider Calculator

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This calculator determines the total path loss provided by an RF n-way power splitter.

Wiring Color Codes

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Wiring for AC and DC power distribution branch circuits are color…

Trace Resistance Calculator

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This calculator determines the resistance of a microstrip trace

R, L and C Summary

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With the notable exception of calculations for power (P), all AC…

Clamper Circuits

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The circuits in the figure below are known as clampers or DC…

Digital Communication

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

Introduction to Diodes And Rectifiers

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

CMOS 555 Long Duration Red LED Flasher

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Two AAA Batteries Battery Clip (Radio Shack…

Successive Approximation ADC

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One method of addressing the digital ramp ADC’s shortcomings is…

Introduction to Electron Tubes

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An often neglected area of study in modern electronics is that of…

Sensitive Voltage Detector

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PARTS AND MATERIALS High-quality “closed-cup” audio…

High Voltage Ohmmeters

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

Introduction to Junction Field-effect Transistors (JFET)

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A transistor is a linear semiconductor device that controls current…

Specific Troubleshooting Techniques

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After applying some of the general troubleshooting tips to narrow the…

Single-phase Power Systems

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Single phase power system schematic diagram shows little about the…

Electric Fields and Capacitance

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Introduction Whenever an electric voltage exists between two separated…

Microstrip Wavelength Calculator

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A tool designed to calculate the guided wavelength inside a microstrip.

Electromagnetic Induction

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While Oersted’s surprising discovery of electromagnetism paved…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

DC Metrology

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Define the following metrological terms: • Uncertainty • Accuracy…

Susceptance and Admittance

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What is Conductance? In the study of DC circuits, the student of…

Reluctance Motor

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The variable reluctance motor is based on the principle that an…

Introduction to Conductance and Conductors

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By now you should be well aware of the correlation between electrical…

Coax Impedance Calculator

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A helpful tool for calculating the impedance of a coaxial cable.

Ohm’s Law - How Voltage, Current, and Resistance Relate

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The first, and perhaps most important, the relationship between…

Digital Signals and Gates

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While the binary numeration system is an interesting mathematical…

Read-Only Memory (ROM)

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

“Ladder” Diagrams

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Ladder diagrams are specialized schematics commonly used to document…

Basic Logic Gate Troubleshooting

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

AC Resistor Circuits (Inductive)

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Instantaneous Values in AC Circuits Pure resistive AC circuit:…