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

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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? ...
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PMSM inductance in DQ domain

The “abc <-> DQ” transformation matrix used for transforming currents, voltages and magnetic field can they be used for transforming inductances also? as given below-
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Design steps for a choke inductor

I want to filter out high frequency noise on my power line. At first, I was considering to use an LC filter on the line; but then, I learned about choke filters are used exactly for this purpose. ...
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Can inductor voltage and capacitor current change abruptly?

I understand that inductor current and capacitor voltage cannot change abruptly, but can inductor voltage and capacitor current change abruptly? I have a feeling the answer is no but I cannot explain ...
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Convert a ringing telephone voltage of 90V AC to 3.3V 1000mAh DC current so that it only triggers when the telephone is ringing?

How can I convert and step down a ringing telephone voltage of 90VAC current to 3.3V 1000mAh DC current so that it only triggers when the telephone is ringing? Bridge rectifier? Inductor? Step Down ...
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Re-winding an inductor to decrease inductance

I found a bunch of good size inductors in a bunch of old boards (16 of them, more to desolder). Luckily I had the service manual of said boards and I know the specs of the inductors: 22uH 9A 500V. I ...
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Question with solving for complex power, S, for each component

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Hi! So I have a couple questions that I have already tried to solve that I think I am going in a little bit of the wrong ...
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What operation could cause the inductor or the capacitor to explode?

In really early days of electronic school, the teacher used to say something about not unplug power too quickly at an inductor or capacitor and we were used to slowly turn the voltage generator from a ...
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Low-DC-resistance inductors?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I have a 5V DC source that passes AC noise (alternator whine, spark plug discharge through the smoke-lighter-to-micro-USB ...
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Inductors in series with different currents

I'm having trouble finding the differential equation that describes the circuit, at t=0 10A flow through L1 and 0A through L2, since current can't change instantaneously. But they're in series so ...
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Calculation of inductance of rectangle coil

I'm currently working on a project about inductance. I want to calculate the inductance of a rectangle-shaped coil with a pitch different from zero. I tried this by applying the law of Biot-Savart. If ...
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Quiet inductors?

Are certain types of inductors more likely to create an audible sound than others when under use? Is there any sort of best-practice or guideline to minimize such humming or buzzing sounds? I.E. ...
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Electromagnet for string vibration

I recently read a lot about guitar sustainers, for those who don't know what are they - it is basically an electromagnet with an amplifier. It takes an input from pickup, amplifies it and then ...
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Check My Inductance Calculation

I'm trying to find the components for a buck step-down converter. I found this equation online to calculate inductance. * L=(Vin-Vout)(Vout/Vin)(1/fsw)(1/(LIR*Iout)) Where L is inductance, fsw is ...
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What is this inductor-like part?

In a laser printer's power supply board I have desoldered some of these passives. I think it is a inductor, because it's legs aren't exactly aligned and the round body could be the coil. Does ...
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Running single-phase through two or three windings of a three-phase inductor; why does the direction of the middle winding matter?

I have a three-phase inductor, MTE RL-00403, nominal 9 mH. I have some experimental results that don't make sense to me, which appear to be related to the fact that all three chokes share a single ...
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Inductor value given in OHM/Amp

I've been trying to figure out the inductance in Henries from a schematic of a Rabbit Microprocessor development board, however, instead of finding an inductance value over the components in question, ...
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Floating Inductor Simulation Using Only BJTs?

I know it is possible to replace large-ish floating inductors (~ 5mH) with a gyrator, typically using two opamps: What I've unsuccessfully tried to solve is : can we build something equivalent to ...
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Inductor selection for a switching regulator

This is somewhat related to this question, but hopefully a bit broader. I'm selecting components to fill out an lm2734. This regulator will take a 9-12V (11.1V nominal) input down to 5v @ 1A max. ...
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Single Phase Diode Bridge Rectifier - Inductive Smoothing Question

So I don't understand how the answer is 2.124 volt-seconds when if you put the equation through a calculator it comes out as -0.174. Is there an additional mathematical step to do on the cosines in ...
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Noise in Inductor Current : Buck Converter [duplicate]

Source DC: 300v DC Output DC required : 160v DC Load Current : 7A DC Buck Converter Topology : IGBT as switch @ 8khz 1.1 mH Ferrite Core Inductor Measured Inductor Current ...
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Spikes in Inductor Current : Buck Converter

What could be the reason of such spikes in inductor current at each Switch ON-OFF. ?? This spikes are also getting affected in load current. Please help me to reduce / remove this spikes. ( ...
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A cubical LC circuit

I would like to solve for currents through inductors and the voltage across capacitances of the attached circuit. I am trying to figure out a correct method to solve such circuits which could have the ...
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Why Inductor reactance 180 ohms?

Why is the inductor reactance 180 ohms for designing Voltage controlled Oscillators ( or oscillators maybe ?) I came across a few resources for designing oscillators, colpitts and hartley ...