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Special-purpose Diodes

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

Power Calculations

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When calculating the power dissipation of resistive components, use…

Sources of Electricity

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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

Energy, Work, and Power

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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,…

Regulated Power Sources

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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

Power Sources

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

Design Project: Power Inverter

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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

Special-purpose Diodes

Textbook

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

AC Power

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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

Voltage, Current, and Resistance

Worksheets - Solar Energy

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

Introduction to Digital-Analog Conversion

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Connecting digital circuitry to sensor devices is simple if the sensor…

Inductor Transient Response

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Inductors have the exact opposite characteristics of capacitors.…

Meter Check of a Transistor (JFET)

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Testing a JFET with a multimeter might seem to be a relatively easy…

Negative Feedback

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If we connect the output of an op-amp to its inverting input and apply…

Design Project: DC Voltage Regulator

Worksheets - Solar Energy

It may seem difficult to even start on a project such as this, with no…

Signal Coupling

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PARTS AND MATERIALS 6 volt battery One capacitor, 0.22 µF…

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…

Systems of Numeration

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

Contributors (16)

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Contributors to this chapter are listed in chronological order of…

Conductor Ampacity

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The smaller the cross-sectional area of any given wire, the greater…

Selsyn (Synchro) Motors

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Normally, the rotor windings of a wound rotor induction motor are…

Inverting Op-Amp Resistor Calculator

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This calculator determines the bias and feedback of resistors for an inverting op-amp.

Node Voltage Method

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

Full-wave Bridge Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6 volt output) Four…

Solid-state Relays

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Limitations of Electromechanical Relays As versatile as…

Metric Prefixes and Unit Conversions

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Metric Prefixes   Yotta = 1024 Symbol: Y Zetta = 1021 Symbol: Z…

Full-wave Center-tap Rectifier

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PARTS AND MATERIALS Low-voltage AC power supply (6-volt output) Two…

Practical considerations - Digital Communication

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A principal consideration for industrial control networks, where the…

Capacitor Quirks

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

Solving for Unknown Time

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Sometimes it is necessary to determine the length of time that a…