This article explores the IEC 60730 Class B standard for functional safety to address both mechanical and electrical design in appliances. Learn what the standard entails and controllers to help meet these standards.
December 01, 2020 by Chad Solomon, Microchip Technology
Soldering surface mount components by hand can be done, but reflow soldering in an oven is much quicker and produces more consistent results. Building a microprocessor controlled reflow oven is well within the abilities and budget of many hobbyists.
February 05, 2016 by Charles R. Hampton
In the last installment, we built the hardware to control an AC waveform with a TRIAC as the first step in a DIY solder reflow oven. This tutorial continues the project by showing you how to set up the low-level hardware to measure temperature, read the zero-cross detector, drive the TRIAC, and print to the serial terminal using a USART.
November 17, 2015 by Patrick Lloyd
Tesla Motors was founded in 2003 and is an American automotive and energy storage company. This article will focus on how Tesla's Roadster electric motor works. The basics of the car are pretty standard and straightforward, but the intricate details are much more intriguing. It will also detail the key differences between an internal combustion engine and Tesla's electric motor. At just about the size of a watermelon, the motor converts electricity into mechanical power and also acts as a generator, turning mechanical power into electricity.
October 31, 2015 by Donald Krambeck
The core concept of power processing can be explained together with several significant applications of power electronics. Power electronics is the technology of processing and controlling the flow of electric power by modifying and supplying the voltage and current in a form that is best suitable to the customer at the load end.
June 01, 2015 by Editorial Team