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Encyclopedia of Electronic Components, Volume 1: Resistors, by Charles Platt

By Charles Platt

Need to know tips to use an digital part? this primary booklet of a three-volume set contains key details on electronics components in your projects—complete with pictures, schematics, and diagrams. You'll research what each does, the way it works, why it's worthy, and what versions exist. regardless of how a lot you recognize approximately electronics, you'll locate attention-grabbing information you've by no means encounter before.

Convenient, concise, well-organized, and precise

Perfect for lecturers, hobbyists, engineers, and scholars of every age, this reference places trustworthy, fact-checked info correct at your fingertips—whether you're clean your reminiscence or exploring an element for the 1st time. novices will speedy clutch vital ideas, and more matured clients will locate the categorical info their tasks require.

  • exact: the 1st and basically encyclopedia set on digital parts, distilled into 3 separate volumes
  • enormously exact: contains info distilled from 1000s of sources
  • effortless to browse: elements are essentially geared up through part type
  • Authoritative: fact-checked by way of professional advisors to make sure that the data is either present and accurate
  • trustworthy: a extra constant resource of knowledge than on-line resources, product datasheets, and manufacturer's tutorials
  • Instructive: every one part description offers information about substitutions, universal difficulties, and workarounds
  • entire: Volume 1 covers energy, electromagnetism, and discrete semi-conductors; Volume 2 comprises built-in circuits, and lightweight and sound assets; Volume 3 covers quite a number sensing devices.
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    When high current melts a fuse, it is said to blow or trip the fuse. ) A fuse can work with either AC or DC voltage, and can be designed for almost any current. In residential and commercial buildings, circuit breakers have become common, but a large cartridge fuse may still be used to protect the whole system from short-circuits or from overcurrent caused by lightning strikes on exposed power lines. In electronic devices, the power supply is almost always fused. Schematic symbols for a fuse are shown in Figure 4-1.

    The NiCad pack at top-left was manufactured for a cordless phone and is rapidly becoming obsolete. The 3V lithium battery at top-right was intended for a digital camera. The 10 Figure 2-9. Top left: NiCad battery pack for a cordless phone. Top right: Lithium battery for a digital camera. The other batteries are rechargeable NiMH substitutes for everyday alkaline cells. NiMH battery packs are available to deliver substantial power while being smaller and lighter than lead-acid equivalents. The NiMH package in Figure 2-10 is rated for 10Ah, and consists of ten D-size NiMH batteries wired in series to deliver 12VDC.

    This NiMH battery pack is rated at 10Ah and delivers 12 volts from ten D-size cells wired in series. Values Amperage The current delivered by a battery will be largely determined by the resistance of the external load placed between its terminals. However, because ion transfer must occur inside the battery to complete the circuit, the current will also be limited by the internal resistance of the battery. This should be thought of as an active part of the circuit. Since a battery will deliver no current if there is no load, current must be measured while a load is attached, and cannot be measured by a meter alone.

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