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Half-Wave Rectifier in a Power Supply
Half-Wave Rectifier in a Power Supply

In our previous topics about diodes, we’ve learned about the pn junction, and how a diode ...

In our previous topics about diodes, we’ve learned about the pn junction, and how a diode works in forward bias and reverse bias. We have also ...

In our previous topics about diodes, we’ve learned about the pn junction, and how a diode works in forward bias and reverse bias. We have also discussed LEDs, which is a ...

6 Most Important Things from Circuits 101
6 Most Important Things from Circuits 101

When you take a class in school, sometimes you’re not sure what you’re actually going to ...

When you take a class in school, sometimes you’re not sure what you’re actually going to use later or what you’re never going to see again. We put ...

When you take a class in school, sometimes you’re not sure what you’re actually going to use later or what you’re never going to see again. We put a list together of the top 6 ...

Zener Diode as Voltage Regulator - Conceptual Overview
Zener Diode as Voltage Regulator - Conceptual Overview

In our previous topics relating to diodes, we’ve discussed the operation of a Zener diode ...

In our previous topics relating to diodes, we’ve discussed the operation of a Zener diode as well as its important specifications. We’ve learned ...

In our previous topics relating to diodes, we’ve discussed the operation of a Zener diode as well as its important specifications. We’ve learned that a Zener diode is a ...

Bluetooth Controlled Robot - Part 12 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)
Bluetooth Controlled Robot - Part 12 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)

Hi! The time has come to have some fun! After the “meaty” tutorial devoted to the UART, we ...

Hi! The time has come to have some fun! After the “meaty” tutorial devoted to the UART, we need to relax and make something interesting. Thus, I ...

Hi! The time has come to have some fun! After the “meaty” tutorial devoted to the UART, we need to relax and make something interesting. Thus, I decided to show you how you can ...

Diode Circuit Analysis
Diode Circuit Analysis

So we've learned about diodes in previous tutorials. But today we're going to be solving ...

So we've learned about diodes in previous tutorials. But today we're going to be solving circuits with diodes and then we're going to be finding ...

So we've learned about diodes in previous tutorials. But today we're going to be solving circuits with diodes and then we're going to be finding what the quiescent or Q-point ...

Bridge Full-Wave Rectifier Operation
Bridge Full-Wave Rectifier Operation

In our discussion with half-wave rectifiers, we’ve learned that half-wave rectifiers only ...

In our discussion with half-wave rectifiers, we’ve learned that half-wave rectifiers only rectify the half-cycle of the AC input. Though they can ...

In our discussion with half-wave rectifiers, we’ve learned that half-wave rectifiers only rectify the half-cycle of the AC input. Though they can be used in some applications, ...

Bridge Full-Wave Rectifier - Practical Demonstration
Bridge Full-Wave Rectifier - Practical Demonstration

Welcome to this tutorial about full-wave rectifiers. We've done a tutorial on half-wave ...

Welcome to this tutorial about full-wave rectifiers. We've done a tutorial on half-wave rectifiers and now this is an opportunity to see why ...

Welcome to this tutorial about full-wave rectifiers. We've done a tutorial on half-wave rectifiers and now this is an opportunity to see why full-wave rectifiers are even ...

How to wire a transformer (Series versus Parallel)
How to wire a transformer (Series versus Parallel)

If you get a transformer that has a dual primary side and a dual secondary side, there may ...

If you get a transformer that has a dual primary side and a dual secondary side, there may be some questions about how to connect the leads so ...

If you get a transformer that has a dual primary side and a dual secondary side, there may be some questions about how to connect the leads so that the transformer is setup ...

Communicating with a PC using UART - Part 11 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)
Communicating with a PC using UART - Part 11 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)

Hello again! This time we will try to establish the connection between the PIC10F200 ...

Hello again! This time we will try to establish the connection between the PIC10F200 microcontroller and a typical personal computer. Obviously, ...

Hello again! This time we will try to establish the connection between the PIC10F200 microcontroller and a typical personal computer. Obviously, we can’t connect it to the PC ...

What is a diode?
What is a diode?

We use a lot of different components in our electronics devices but diodes are usually the ...

We use a lot of different components in our electronics devices but diodes are usually the first non-linear component people use in a circuit. ...

We use a lot of different components in our electronics devices but diodes are usually the first non-linear component people use in a circuit. Whether it’s because they’re ...

Servo motor, indirect addressing, and electronic lock - Part 10 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)
Servo motor, indirect addressing, and electronic lock - Part 10 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)

Hi there! After the last two tutorials, we are confident about dealing with buttons. Today, ...

Hi there! After the last two tutorials, we are confident about dealing with buttons. Today, we’ll expand this knowledge and learn how to check the ...

Hi there! After the last two tutorials, we are confident about dealing with buttons. Today, we’ll expand this knowledge and learn how to check the state of the several buttons ...

What is a variable capacitor diode – how does it work?
What is a variable capacitor diode – how does it work?

In our discussions about diodes, we have learned that a PN junction is a boundary formed ...

In our discussions about diodes, we have learned that a PN junction is a boundary formed between a P-type and N-type semiconductor when they are ...

In our discussions about diodes, we have learned that a PN junction is a boundary formed between a P-type and N-type semiconductor when they are combined. When a PN junction is ...

Christmas Lights Special - Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)
Christmas Lights Special - Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is coming soon, so it’s time for some magic. And I’ll show you some ...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is coming soon, so it’s time for some magic. And I’ll show you some real magic today. As we all want to feel relaxed before ...

Ho! Ho! Ho! Christmas is coming soon, so it’s time for some magic. And I’ll show you some real magic today. As we all want to feel relaxed before the Christmas holidays, I ...

Zener diode and how does it work
What is a Zener diode and how does it work?

Have you ever wondered why we operate a Zener in reverse bias unlike normal diodes that are ...

Have you ever wondered why we operate a Zener in reverse bias unlike normal diodes that are operated in forward bias? This is because Zener diodes ...

Have you ever wondered why we operate a Zener in reverse bias unlike normal diodes that are operated in forward bias? This is because Zener diodes are meant to ‘break down’. ...

Button Inputs - Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)
Button Inputs - Part 9 Microcontroller Basics (PIC10F200)

Hi again! After the meaty last tutorial, I think it would be good to rest a bit and ...

Hi again! After the meaty last tutorial, I think it would be good to rest a bit and consider something relatively easy and short. Also, I haven’t ...

Hi again! After the meaty last tutorial, I think it would be good to rest a bit and consider something relatively easy and short. Also, I haven’t provided a homework solution ...

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