Components are the most basic elements in an electronic circuit. Characteristic is that they're in a single package. There are passive and active components, from as simple as a zero -ohm resistor to as complex as a multi-billion transistor IC.

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What is *actually* a *standard part*?

This is something that has bothered me for ages. I wasn't sure it could be made up as a question here, until Olin Lathrop suggested it to me in a comment to another thread. We all know what we are ...
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What is the difference between LT, LTC, and LTM prefixes for Linear Technologies' parts?

I know there are other questions about standard naming, such as this one, but so far I have not found any answers to this particular question: "What do Linear Technology's components' prefixes (e.g. ...
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Which glass encapsulated component is this?

I'm trying to reverse engineer this Chinese power supply and I came across this component: Here it is on the circuit board: And here's a close-up: It has a glass packaging, similar to a diode ...
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Identify small black cubic component with 2 pins

I found this component between my supply of resistors, motors, Arduino etc: (ruler for scale) It is a small black cuboid (.4cm x .4cm x .2cm) with 2 pins (1.7cm) connected to it. On the front face ...
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What kind of components are these?

Parts is in red boxes. This is from a Chinese android TV box and I am searching for a replacement part. I searched around and it might be an a shielded SMD power inductor but not sure what to replace ...
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Help with electronic components

Hello im completely new at this subject, so this might be a "newbie" question, but i need some help with finding some components, if they exist. I would just like to know the names of the components ...
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These 105ESM components appear to be capacitors. What are they, and which datasheet may I refer to?

I received a mixed-bag of various components from a friend and while I can identify the majority of them, there were a few of these inside. They appear to be small ceramic capacitors with a resin ...
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Impact of permanent magnet on component storage

This may sound like a silly question, but it got me thinking. Apart from my lab at work, I have an electronic workbench at home. Most of my components are stored in small, plastic cylindrical jars (...
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Passive components swapping and replacement

I am trying to writte a small note for our staff when they purchase components. Quite often some resistors, capacitor, inductor, diode and transistor (NPN and MOSFTET) may not be availble on the ...
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Help for identifying pinout of unknown mp3 chip

I'm trying to use a cheap mp3 player to play song using Arduino, I couldn't find the datasheet of the main chip but I made some progress identifying some pins. ...
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Design of custom package in ARES to make custom device in ISIS will not work

I've been trying to construct a package in ARES that I can append to custom made device in ISIS. It's version 7.6 SP0 for both. To make clear immediately: there is no diagram of a circuit or an ...
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What are the uses of Lugs?

I've seen various projects using copper lugs and compressing them with bench vices but what is the actually use? Can't you just use wires without the lugs?
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Input and output relation of ACS712 Hall effect current Sensor

ACS712 works by the use of the hall effect principle. When i went through the datasheet, i found out that the relation between input current and output voltage is varied largely ie. 66 mv/A to 185 mv/...
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How to hide/delete the symbol pin types (named as pas/sup) from the eagle schematics?

Hi there, I was trying to do something and not sure what I did without knowingly those small green circles along with names has appeared on ever pin of all the components I had in the schematics. ...
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Best way to get components for a new electronics lab [closed]

I recently joined a lab that is still in the process of getting set up. Our approach to acquiring electrical components (e.g. resistors, caps, opamps, etc.) so far has been to just wait until we ...
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120v power supply section 220v adaptation

I'm building a very simple tube overdrive, power supply section of the schematic can be seen above. as you can see the circuit has been designed for 120v. I will be dealing with 220v instead of 120v, ...
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What kind of DC motor should I get for raising my blinds? [closed]

I have large blinds that cover sliding glass doors in my condo. Unfortunately, the draw string to raise / lower them pops out regularly. I've decided I want to automate the raising / lowering with a ...
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Date code in components marking

In some datasheet (two example in links below) I see only this information, about production date, in marking code explanation: Date code (A : 1997.1) If there ...
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Eagle CAD Multiple individual parts in one device

Good day, I am trying to place multiple parts in one device. My use case is a foot print for a XBee chip. The device has two identical 10 pin 2mm SMT headers (NPPN101BFLC-RC: digikey link). There is ...
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Read Thyristor(Triac) specification

I have this Triac which I believe is failed because of a hight current we had in the house. The varistors that were next to it were totally burned. I am trying to buy some online, but I really don't ...
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Altium Import components parameters

When I import components parameters using the Supplier Search function to import parameters directly into components who are in the schematic, Altium automatically insert the Part number inside the ...
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Component choice and Swap

I have two questions in one: I have collected some schematic from datasheet from manufacturer of chip. Inside the datasheet there are the following circuit shown below. 1./ The manufacturer don't ...
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Help identify a component on VS-TY2662-V1 LCD driver board

I just received what seems to be a faulty driver board for a 7inch LCD touchscreen. As soon as I opened the package, one of the components fell out of the static-protection bag. I'm now trying to ...
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Can you tell me what is this component

I found this electronic component in the road, but I can't tell what it's tend to be because I'm not an electronics guy, can you please tell me what is it ? Thank you in advance
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No datasheet for SunFounder ADXL345 - can I use a datasheet for the same part number from a different manufacturer?

I'm just getting started with electronics (with Arduino) and have bought this SunFounder accelerometer with part code ADXL345 from Amazon. My problem is I can't find a datasheet anywhere from ...
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Cumulative LEDs

For a better explanation let's think something like an equalizer bar Think one of these bars. The coloumn has 16levels from bottom to top. If the level 10's led need to light up then, the all levels ...
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Is there a component inside the stun gun that limits current?

Stun guns in electronic terms are basically boost converters that allow voltage to boost to a very high voltage. Using only 9V battery, it would boost the voltage to million of volts. Where does the ...
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Reference Designator “N”

I have a component on a PCB we are analyzing to identify components. While we have identified mostly everything on the board, there are three components labelled with the reference designator "N". I ...
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What's a potentiometer with four terminals in this schematic?

I'm reading the datasheet for a TDA2005 IC. In it, there's a application circuit schematic with two potentiometers that have a fourth terminal in it. See below: The components I'm talking about is ...
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Using 220v transformer on 110v input

I've been looking for 115v primary 9v secondary 3.2va power rating PCB transformer and couldn't find any to replace the one that was fried. All I find is dual one, instead for example 4 pins it has 8 ...
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how to open a lock using RFID?

I want to use RFID to open a lock with an Arduino and I was searching in the internet about the components that will help me do that. My question is : do I need a servo motor or a relay to open the ...
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How would I add pre-existing components to the user database from the master database in Multisim?

So in Multisim there's a lot of components. Of these thousands of components there are about 50 or so that I use actively. So after a little bit of exploration I found that there was 3 databases. The ...
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Unknown (custom?) part

The photo below shows a part that I am trying to find a specification for. I suspect that it is a microcontroller, and is part of a larger device that is essentially a timer. It clearly bears the ...
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No hotspot in a component created in Altium

I have added a component to an SCH library in Altium. I have just drawn the component (just the schematic and not the footprint!) and added to it a model that I found on the TI website. I just need ...
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Sub-circuit in Altium

I am working on Altium Designer and I would like to create a subcircuit from existing components. To be more clear, I want to be able to create a new part from a schematic I already draw. For a very ...
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Schematic components

Does anyone know the names of these two components labeled 50 Hz and 60 Hz, so I can find them in proteus program?
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What Electronic Component Marking On A Circuit Board Is Designated For BF?

While looking at ESR values for capacitors on a failed Samsung refrigerator circuit board I was looking over other components for telltale signs of failure and spotted an unusual component that I ...
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What electronic component is this? - sensor part of particulate matter sensor [closed]

What electronic component is this? This is a part of a laser sensor which measures particulates.
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Searching for electronics components in mouser.com

I'm trying to get into electronics and read that mouser is a good place. I wanted to buy a couple of leds, just like this one. But searching for "led" or "simple led" yields pages and pages of results....
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Capacitors discharging

I am a beginner at electronics so excuse my rather simplistic question. I would like to know regarding capacitors, if a capacitor is connected in a series circuit (as shown below but with a dc supply)...
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an LM13700 can be configured as a “floating” voltage controlled resistor ; How resistor-like is it?

I want to use an LM13700 as a voltage controlled resistor, and I want it to act like a rheostat. When will it act non-linearly? The description of this circuit is on page 15 of the datasheet, and ...
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Raise SMD parts offset above PCB

To mount an MPXV7002 pressure sensor (SMT) on a PCB, it has to be raised above the board by about 3 mm to allow the plastic tubing to be attached to the pressure ports. This is an 8-pin device that ...
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What is that component?

Hello I've got this Component with an arduino pack and I want to know what it is. It only has one label on it "HDX" I googled it but didn't find any thing it has also one short golden leg and a ...
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MC68000 Modern Equivalent (or can/should I use NRND/EOL chips)

I am designing a SBC that will feature the Motorola 68000 (or one of its descendants) but am having trouble finding new chips. The only chips that I have been able to find on Mouser or Digi-Key are ...
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Why would I use 2N3904 instead of 2N4401?

2N3904 and 2N4401 appear to be very comparable parts in all specs. 2N4401 has a higher current rating, but otherwise they look to be about the same in price and everything else. Obviously it's ...
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Switching power supply only works when warm

Update With the multimeter and a steady hand, I've found the 3843B PWM controller Vcc pin is 12V when the supply is on, and 8.2V when it is plugged in but cold. Datasheet says it needs 8.4V Vcc to ...
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What do i need to look out for when selecting components? [closed]

I'm pretty new to electronics as a hobby - been picking it up on and off for the past 2 years or so - and there's always one thing i always stumble and doubt myself on, how do i select components? ...
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Are there gaps in the 2% resistor standard values?

I was reading the Wikipedia entry for E-series resistor values, and I decided to graph the values on a log plot. The plot shows the values nearly evenly spaced, which makes sense because adjacent ...
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Need Basic component/circuit that if given the input volatage [-2,-1,0,1,2] will output, [-1,0,0,0,1]

as a hobby I'm working on a ternary computer, using very basic building block. in order to implement an half adder, I need a very basic component/circuit, that take the following input voltage, [-2,-1,...
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what is the name of this LCD Jack?

I have a PCM-9577 rev A.2 motherboard, with a 40 pin "LCD" connector. I am trying to replace the connector circled in red with an LCD to VGA adapter, so that I do not need to get another one of ...