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

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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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Remind me, 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?

I have a 5V DC source that passes noise (alternator whine and spark plug popping getting through the smoke-lighter-to-microUSB port). The device it powers needs under 100mA (bluetooth ...
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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 ...
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Common Mode Inductor Inductance?

I want to buy a 1mH inductor. I am just making a basic LC filter and I see that there are "common mode" inductors. I found one here with a data sheet: ...
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What is the low frequency limit for ferrite cores in audio applications?

I've searched high and low through the ferrite magnetics catalogs and this list for an answer and can't find data on ferrite core permeability below 10kHz. My application is for audio use and I need ...
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Read/calculate permebility from BH curve

I need to find the permeability from a non-linear BH curve. B is given in mT. and H in A/m.
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Is it practically possible to use mutually coupled capacitors as we use mutually coupled inductors? [duplicate]

Inductor and capacitor are dual to each other in Physics. One comes from Electric Field Theory while the other one comes from Magnetic Theory; the both theories expose strong duality with each other. ...
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Formulae for induced back-EMF

I'm doing AC theory, and I'm looking for different formula to find induced back-EMF. Given inductance, voltage, current, frequency, I'm able to find inductive reactance, current and voltage on each ...
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Estimating Inductance

Here is an inductor I found lying around, and I have no idea what the inductance is. In order to estimate the inductance, I am using the equation \$L=\mu \dfrac{N^2 A}{l}\$. Here are the relevant ...
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Finding the Equivalent Inductance Across the Terminals a and b with a Wire Included

Find the equivalent inductance looking into the terminals a and b of the circuit below. ( Answer : L(eq)= 7H ) Now I try to transform it to be the following. simulate this circuit – ...
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I need to create a planar inductor with a specific value of 28 nH on a 4-layer PCB. How do I determine the proper trace geometry?

I am using a Linear Technologies LT-1534 part an need to create a planar PCB surface inductor with the specific value of 28nH; i.e., the inductor will be a copper trace on the PC boards Top Surface to ...
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What values can I change when replacing a 200uH 2Amp coupled inductor?

I am replacing a coupled inductor (with corrosion on it) on a liquid handling robot board, in hopes to fix a blowing fuse problem. The part number is not coming up in any search I have tried so far, ...
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Calculate Capacitance in inductors

I have an air core inductor, and I need to know the capacitance for a tesla coil design- "Secondary Coil Capacitance", not the Top Load capacitance, though. I have already figured out the inductance ...
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300W Boost converter design

I am designing a boost converter. I know maybe the specs I want would suit better in another topology like Half-Bridge or Full-Bridge but the boost topology is simpler and inductor winding is simpler ...
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How do you calculate the value of the inductor and capacitor in a parallel LC circuit?

There is a parallel LC circuit with unknown values for the inductor and the capacitor. How exactly can I identify the value of the inductor and capacitor? I know I can apply an sinusoidal function ...
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Does winding a choke inductor produce a transformer?

I obtained schematics and build instructions for a device which generates low current, high voltage (50-100V) signals. The high voltages are generated from a normal 5V USB supply. The instructions ...
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Iron Core in LTSpice

I'm currently assembling a circuit in LTSpice which makes use of iron core transformers and inductors. There's only 1 type of inductor in LTSpice, which is also used to make the transformer. I would ...
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Axial inductor vs winding inductor

I'm doing my DIY project as an FM transmitter. When finding somewhere to buy a winding inductor, I found another type of inductor called 'axial inductor'. It's very strange to me; if it's an inductor, ...
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How can I tell if my current is continuous in a first order DC circuit with a switch

Assuming this circuit has been running for a long time (switch SW1 is closed), and in t=0 the switch (SW1) opens, and I'm being asked about the current that runs through the inductor L1. I know that ...
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Why is inductance (L) proportional with turns-square (N²)?

We start from the Maxwell's Equation $$ \mathbf{\nabla} \times \mathbf{B} = \mu \mathbf{J} + \overbrace{\mu \epsilon \dfrac{\partial \mathbf{E}}{\partial t}}^0. $$ We take surface integration of ...
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Polarity of the induced voltage on inductor for an applied magnetic flux according to the Lenz's Law

I'm trying to visualize the Lenz's Law on a practical inductor. The Lenz's Law says that $$ \mathcal{E} = -\dfrac{\partial \Phi}{\partial t} . $$ Now, assume that there is a magnetic flux inside ...
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Simple resistors, inductors first order circuit

Asuuming the following circuit has been turned on for a long time: I need to find the current Il=current that goes through the inductor. I know that the indoctor acts as a short circuit, but i still ...
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How to visually tell the difference between axial inductors and common resistors?

Is there a simple way to tell axial inductors and resistors apart in through-hole type PCBs? I do find the color code on both very confusing. Is there an obvious difference that I am missing? As a ...
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coupled inductor in series

I'm planning on using a dual inductor in series mode to increase the inductance. I realize that the total inductance will be L1+L2+2M where M is the mutual inductance (when the polarity is connected ...
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Value of inductor

I need to wind an inductor with a value between 47uH - 200uH. I have a 10 mm (in diameter) ferrite core from an RF choke used in an old radio (probably lossy ferrite). The core is 3 cm long (I also ...
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Shorts in parallel - out of curiosity

Normally a current would take a simpler route, hence why a resistor in parallel with a short gets no share in current. Again two equal resistors in parallel get equal share in current. These ...
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Where to salvage inductors?

I need a toroidal inductor for my ZVS flyback driver. The value should be between 47uH to 200uH. It should be able to handle 6A. Where can I salvage them from?
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Inverse Laplace Transform of RLC Circuit

The voltage across the power source equals the summed voltage across the resistor, capacitor, and inductor at any time (t). This is shown in the equation below: ...
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Axial inductor between the plates of a cylindrical capacitor

What happens if you put an axial inductor between the plates of a cylindrical capacitor (capacitor supplied with AC signal)?
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Inductor specifications for AM circuits

I am working with the book "Build Your Own Transistor Radios" by Ronald Quan in which he has a lot of AM projects. I am having a hard time figuring out what I need to buy from his specifications. For ...
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what will be the resistor to find the time constant?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab What resistance should I use to find the time constant? is it 30 ohm or 1130 ohm? what if the capacitor is an inductor will I be ...
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How to find the complex power for a current source?

The relevant circuit is shown below, We should first find the complex power delivered by the independent source. I derived it but my answer was different than the answer given. So, I am wondering ...
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Properties of inductors with a magnetic core

If I take an Iron core,for example a simple nail, and coil wire around it, I create an inductor. Now if I strongly magnetize the iron core, will any properties of the inductor change?
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impact of inductor and capacitor at resonance [closed]

It is said that inductor and capacitor cancle each others effect during resonance bt do they still have any effect on the circuit??