Andrew Carter's Blog - A Great Beginner's Resource

 

\Andrew Carter has a great series of blog articles covering the basics and not-so-basics of electronics components on the EEWeb site.  EEWeb is a great resource and worth checking out.

Andrew's articles so far include:

These short articles are definitely worth reviewing.  You might be surprised at what you'll learn.

Be sure to keep an eye on Andrew's posts.  I suspect many more winners are on the way.

 

 Updated List as of 27 December 2011

Here's a list of current blog topics.   Rather than spending an hour entering links to each section, follow the general link below.

  • Resistance, Resistors and Ohm’s Law
  • Capacitor Basics
  • Introduction to Carbon Composition Resistors
  • Overview of the Film Type Resistors
  • Get To Know the Wirewound Type Resistors
  • How to Read Resistor Color Coding Scheme
  • Capacitors in Series
  • Capacitors in Parallel
  • Resistor Values Calculation
  • Series Combination of Resistors
  • Dealing with Surface Mount Resistors
  • Learning About Resistors in Parallel
  • Know More about Voltage Divider Circuits
  • Series-Parallel Combinations of Resistors
  • A Look at the Power Rating of Resistors
  • Getting To Know the Potential Difference
  • Behavior of Resistors in AC Circuits
  • Identifying the Characteristics of Capacitors
  • Let’s Talk About Capacitance and Charge
  • Parallel Connections of Capacitors
  • Characteristics of Inductors
  • Studying the Color Codes of Capacitors
  • Getting Familiar with Capacitors
  • What’s More Inside A Capacitor
  • Capacitor Types
  • Series Connections of Capacitors
  • How Capacitors Behave in AC Circuits
  • Choosing the Type of Inductor
  • Inductance, Power and Energy of an Inductor
  • The Basics of Inductor
  • More of Self Inductance and Mutual Inductance
  • Series Connection of Inductors
  • Parallel Connection of Inductors
  • Inductive Reactance
  • RL Circuits
  • The Basics of Semiconductors
  • Describing the P-N Junction
  • Introduction to Diodes
  • Types of Diodes

Andrew Carter's Blog


Posted: 6 years 4 weeks ago by Jon Chandler #9257
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Sorry about all the forum posts regarding this article...trying to fix them.
Posted: 6 years 4 weeks ago by W4GNS #9251
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Maybe someone will suggest to Andrew a new topic for example, How to download and read a datasheet
Posted: 6 years 4 weeks ago by Graham Mitchell #9254
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Sorry about all the forum posts regarding this article...trying to fix them.
It's a known issue atm Jon, sorry mate.

It's a bit hard to pin down .. myself and another developer are working on it.
Posted: 5 years 10 months ago by Jon Chandler #9832
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Here's an updated list for Andrew's blog. As predicted, there's a lot of worthwhile information here.

Resistance, Resistors and Ohm’s Law
Capacitor Basics
Introduction to Carbon Composition Resistors
Overview of the Film Type Resistors
Get To Know the Wirewound Type Resistors
How to Read Resistor Color Coding Scheme
Capacitors in Series
Capacitors in Parallel
Resistor Values Calculation
Series Combination of Resistors
Dealing with Surface Mount Resistors
Learning About Resistors in Parallel
Know More about Voltage Divider Circuits
Series-Parallel Combinations of Resistors
A Look at the Power Rating of Resistors
Getting To Know the Potential Difference
Behavior of Resistors in AC Circuits
Identifying the Characteristics of Capacitors
Let’s Talk About Capacitance and Charge
Parallel Connections of Capacitors
Characteristics of Inductors
Studying the Color Codes of Capacitors
Getting Familiar with Capacitors
What’s More Inside A Capacitor
Capacitor Types
Series Connections of Capacitors
How Capacitors Behave in AC Circuits
Choosing the Type of Inductor
Inductance, Power and Energy of an Inductor
The Basics of Inductor
More of Self Inductance and Mutual Inductance
Series Connection of Inductors
Parallel Connection of Inductors
Inductive Reactance
RL Circuits
The Basics of Semiconductors
Describing the P-N Junction
Introduction to Diodes
Types of Diodes

Andrew Carter's Blog
Posted: 5 years 10 months ago by be80be #9856
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There some nice stuff over there check this power supply out

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Posted: 5 years 10 months ago by be80be #9870
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Yes I would put a fuse in front of R1 But it's a nice energy meter And we resale power
That idea would be simple way to show the renters there power use.
Posted: 5 years 10 months ago by be80be #9867
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The supply is a nice idea for what it's being used for And I sure people will like
to read it. There a lot of people that ask about this kind of thing

And there a lot of Transformerless Power Supplies about haft of the supply's that run things like network router used them. http://www.eeweb.com/design-articles/tr ... capacitive

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Any way Thanks Jon for bringing His blog up I was glad to have found the page I read.
Posted: 5 years 10 months ago by Jon Chandler #9868
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Moderator's Note:

In the interest of safety, comments have been added regarding this power supply design and transformerless designs in general. This type of supply is fine where it is totally enclosed in an insulated housing. Power supplies of this type are at line voltage potential and can be fatal if parts are touched. Understand the hazards before constructing a supply of this type.

Several messages in this stream have been deleted; they had to do with warnings about the power supply shown above.

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