An inductor is a 2 terminal passive device that stores energy in a magnetic field.

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Missed ordering 10uH inductors for ICs, do I need them?

Well dumb me apparently forgot to order these 10μH inductors. I'm assuming the L and the C and the R are used for band-pass-filtering/stabilizing the input voltages. I really don't want to make an ...
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external power treatment in the powered board

I'm working with an audio board (company project) that is powered by a external 9V power supply. Actually an ordinary AC adapter, like this one: http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MAud9v500. The ...
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How does this single-ended to balanced circuit work?

This comes from the sparkfun jamboree bluetooth audio board schematics (https://cdn.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Wireless/Bluetooth/Purpletooth_Jamboree1.pdf) How exactly does this work? With S7 in ...
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How do I pick an inductor(s?) for an LC filter on a power rail?

I'm using a TI SN6501 transformer driver to provide an isolated power supply for a project I'm working on. However, it is imperative that the output power rail be as clean and noiseless as possible, ...
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step response of a circuit having an inductor loop

What is the step response of \$I_1(t)\$ in the following circuit? (I mean if we apply step as input I what will be the I1? I simply used Laplace transform and calculated the step response, but it was ...
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Boost SMPS getting very hot. Why?

I tried to experiment with boost SMPS with multiple supply rails and I almost burned myself when touching parts when running. Here is the circuit and the part getting hot: simulate this ...
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Is there a difference between a choke, a reactor, and an inductor?

I've seen all three of these terms used interchangeably. But once when I did so, I was told I was using one of the terms incorrectly. Are these terms, in fact, equivalent? Or are there differences ...
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How to measure the bonding wire inductance in lab by myself?

Very curious about the IC design. Everytime when we get our chips , we always need to bond wire the chip to connect the PCB. Even though the factory always claims that the bonding wire is 0.8nH/mm for ...
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Winding my own inductor-resistance

I am building a boost converter 12VDC-24VDC with output current of \$I_{out}=250\:\mathrm{mA}\$ and input current of around \$I_{in}=600\:\mathrm{mA}\$ and need to design an inductor for it. I've ...
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Why does the current rise and fall linearly in a DC-DC converter?

I don't understand why the current in a DC-DC converter rises and falls in a triangular waveform pattern. I think it has something to do with the energy in the magnetic field, but I don't know any ...
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Alternative ways to catch an inductor's flyback current

This guy had a bit of problem installing the flyback diode to his relays due to physical obstruction. Now if that is really an issue will this be a good alternative way, for perfboards and ...
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This is an inductor symbol, right?

This is from the PCB in a microwave oven. On the right side, there are two symbols with the labels DU and OMIF. They look like inductors. Is that correct? sidenote: this is found underneath a relay, ...
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20AWG wire inductor and 8A, possible?

I have a inductor made up of ~5cm of 20AWG wire. Switching frequency of the inductor is 500kHz. And the duty cycle is somewhere between 10-30%. Maximum current through the inductor is 8A at around ...
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Estimate current through inductor in DC circuit with PWM control

I am designing a circuit to control an electromagnet (coil with iron core) through a N-channel MOSFET driven by a PWM signal. I can't figure out how to derive the relationship between the PWM duty ...
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How to calculate the Back-EMF energy on an Inductor?

The Back-EMF generated by an inductor in Volts is: \$V = -L\dfrac{di}{dt}\$ Where \$L\$ is the self-inductance and \$\dfrac{di}{dt}\$ the rate of current change. Now, let's say I want to store those ...
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Is an LR Phase Shift Oscillator possible?

All the phase shift oscillators I've seen use RC stages each of which produces a 60degree phase-shift. Is it possible to inductors instead of resistors? My understanding is that inductors also cause a ...
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What is this symbol on the schematic?

What is this element on the far right of schematic described as "270 OHM"? Is this some kind of inductor? What is its purpose in this device (this is a reference design of dc-dc power supply of sim900 ...
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Buck converter design problem/confusion

I have problem with designing buck converter. I have tried to design it by using instructions from this site: Buck converter And here are my parameters: V input - 72V max V output - 12 V ...
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Floating simulated inductor. Simple implementation?

I would like to build an analog delay line (basically many stages of LC filters). To get a long enough delay I need pretty big inductors, in the 500mH+ region and I need many of them (at least 16, ...
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Trying to understand this oscillator… there's no emitter grounding or bias

I dissected and drew up this oscillator circuit from a cassette machine the other night. It's purpose is for biasing the tape. I'm curious though as to how this oscillator functions since the base is ...
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Electrical behavior of holding magnets when you pull them apart

I'm going to buy a holding electromagnet and a strike plate to hold some things, and I want to design my circuit (arduino-controlled) not to fry like bacon. I'm aware that since a holding magnet is ...
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Can this gyrator handle high current and/or high voltage?

Since I first got introduce to the Antoniou Inductor while in university, I've always been amazed at it. I've never built or used one, but I am thinking about using it to simulate an inductor for a ...
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Electric current of inductor

I have a homework problem that was solved by our instructor: "Calculate the electric current of the inductor at \$t=0^+\$." He calculated \$1/30\$ but the answer sheet was says \$-1/30\$. Which ...
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Coil Winding Sense of Inductor/Transformers and Output Polarity

Given a solenoidal coil, if it is wound in one sense (say clockwise), would the output from it, in terms of polarity, be equivalent to another coil, wound in the opposite sense (counter-clockwise), ...
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When do I twist the wires going to transformer winding terminals, and why do I do it?

I sometimes see the wires of winding are twisted outside of the transformer (or inductor), as seen in the images below. What is the purpose of this? When should I twist winding wires and when ...
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Can a tank circuit store energy for a simple AC system?

If you take the circuit below, with the switch closed, assuming the Tank circuit is tuned to resonate at the same frequency as the source, then I would expect the tank to become charged, and the ...
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How to make a RF Choke?

I am a high school student and am making a project on FM receiver for class 11. I am following this circuit diagram: The L2 in this diagram is a 22µH RF Choke. The part listed in the website has ...
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why do not we connect inductor in dc circuits. And what are the physical significance of connecting a capacitor or inductor in a circuit [closed]

Why doest an inductor not connected in a dc circuit? What happens? And why it is connected in ac circuits? Explain one more thing that why do we need to connect an inductor or capacitor in a circuit. ...
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Can I build a high-frequency SMPS choke out of an arbitrary coil of wire?

Suppose I want to build a boost converter that runs at 100 kHz, with an input voltage of 600VDC and an input current of 100 amps. (This is hypothetical, I know the semiconductors involved would be ...
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SMPS Inductor oversized vs properly sized

I am working on an SMPS for boosting an input voltage to drive a single string of LED's. The input voltage range is from 18 to 32 volts. The output voltage needs to be about 60V and the drive current ...
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Inductor held with hands

I have a fairly simple problem, but as I am a newbie in electrical circuits I was hoping someone might help me understand the principles of things. I have a circuit with an inductor of L = 0,102H a ...
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Is this an antenna or an inductor or both? And does the wire length/core diameter matter?

I have a small transmitter, and attached to it is this device: However, one of the wires attaching the circuit board to to circular red device is broken. I figured that since I have it all taken ...
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Why don't over damped and critically damped circuits oscillate?

The reason underdamped LRC circuits oscillate is because the energy keeps flowing between the inductor and capacitor. The energy is being constantly exchanged between the capacitor and inductor ...
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Inductance in Transformers inductors

How can I find a transformers inductors value by using the derivative formula? If I want to generate high voltage spikes from a square wave generator of 10V p-p with a source resistance of 50Ω. I want ...
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Inductor burning out in a GPS bias tee circuit

I've got a tracking device that uses a Telit GE864-GPS combined GSM/GPS module. The GPS antenna is connected to the Telit module via a bias tee circuit, as shown below: ...
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Is it possible to design cascaded LC filters with inductors sharing the same core?

I want to design an higher order LC filter for filtering out a power signal. In the theoretical design, the inductors are supposed to be on separate cores. But in practice, it will be very costly and ...
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Is Faraday's Law not working?

Faraday-Lenz's law was easy when I was in 12th standard. But it became more complex when I jumped to Engineering. Recently when I was studying about inductors and how they oppose changes in currents, ...
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What are the failure modes of resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistors in conditions of overvoltage or overcurrent? [closed]

What are the failure modes of resistors, inductors, capacitors, diodes, transistors in conditions of overvoltage or overcurrent? Example: ...
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How to make a 40mH inductor

We are working on a project that requires us to use a high-valued inductor, with at least 10mH and ideally 40mH inductance. There's nowhere in our area that sells inductors with these values, so we ...
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Rogowski Coil High Frequency Limit

I'd like to do some experiments involving high frequency (1.296GHz to be exact) that involve an 50ohm inductor that has minimal RF losses. The obvious candidate is to drive a Rogowski coil (driven as ...
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Modifying an amp evaluation board to bias the coax?

I'm normally a software guy, but a recent project requires me to dip my toe in the ocean of electrical engineering. I'm trying to (cheaply) capture GPS signals to process in software, and I have an ...
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A simple RL circuit, getting transfer function, matching with results

I'm doing little lab exercise with an RL circuit. I need to check if I did this analysis right, because the numbers I got and the numbers that should theoretically be there are so far off, I figured ...
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Odd MOSFET behaviour (in Multisim)

I have this circuit that's behaving in a strange manner. I am getting a surprisingly low current value flowing through the inductor when the path includes the N-channel MOSFET. Please could someone ...
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Testing high power inductors

We are using inductors in 180KVA converter circuits. To measure the inductance value of the inductor we are following the process of pumping the current up to 300A and voltage up to 30V. After ...
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Calculate equivalent inductance

Here is my task: to calculate the equivalent inductance between A and B; I really don't know how (generally) this is solved. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ...
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How to maximize inductance of a homemade coil?

So how can one maximize inductance of a homemade coil made out of copper wire? I assume adding a ferromagnetic core to the coil increases inductance? Also how can we calculate this inductance ...
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How to remove energy from inductor using semiconductors?

So I have this coil and I'm driving dc current through it. This coil has inductance and thus stores energy from the dc current. I have to remove this energy before I can change the polarity of my ...
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How do I solve for this circuit? (Coupled inductors)

I am trying to solve for the following circuit (mainly getting a function of voltage on capacitor C): However, I tried my best using node voltage method or mesh current method, in time domain and ...
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Inductor selection for obtaining a noiseless analog power rail

I interface an image sensor, and the design schematic for power supply is: How do I choose one from the available 3uH inductors based on the specs? I figured the maximum current and dc resistance ...
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What does an inductor's current stabilize to in DC?

As you can see from the below graph, after an inductor is turned on, the current is stabilized to approximately 6.5mA. My question is: what does the 6.5mA represent? Where did that number come from? ...