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Transistor amplifier circuits

What is the ac collector resistance for the transistor Q1? I am having trouble finding which resistors are in parallel with each other in the circuit above. I want to find the voltage gain and power ...
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using double powersupplies

I have 2 computers (home PC's). Both are connected to the internet through a router/switch. The router is always powered, regardless when one (or both PC's) are going standby. Idea is, to power the ...
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Why can't you divide a series + parallel circuit into branches to get total current?

Suppose we have a circuit like this where \$R_1 = R_2 = R_3 = 1\$ simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Why can we not divide this into two branches, \$ B_1, B_2 \$ ...
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connect series of batteries in parallel?

I have eight sealed lead–acid batteries connected to my photovoltaic array in the way you can see in the image below. A friend told me, that it was a bad idea to put those light-green cables in the ...
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Series vs parallel for microphones (electric guitars)

I want to create a passive "mixer", with which I can connect two of my guitars to one amplifier, so basically one with two 6,3" input jacks and one for output. For passives without a transformer as ...
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Parallel RLC Step Response with Voltage Source

I am learning about RLC circuits in my Circuits Analysis class and I had a question regarding Parallel RLC step responses. In the book, they only provide examples of RLC circuits with a current ...
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How does wiring resistors in series and parallel affect their errors?

In an experiment I am conducting, I am trying to measure low currents by wiring a radio device in series with a small-resistance resistor setup, composed of 9 of 1 ohm +/- 5% resistors in series and ...
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Adding phasers in a parallel circuit problem

Below is a practice question that I am having trouble progressing further with. The (abbreviated) question and progress as follows: A circuit of 90V's supply is in parallel with two branches. Branch ...
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How Do Batteries Behave In Series-Parallel (Verify)

Hi I am confused about How batteries behave in series and parallel. I read online and saw that as you stack more batteries in series, the voltage adds together and the mA's stay the same, and if you ...
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Concerns About Solar Charging Tree House Lights

I'm Building a lighting system for my tree house with 4 LED work lights I picked up at the hardware store. I want it to have solar charging and be operable via one switch. Theres alot of background so ...
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how to parallel mosfet

i want to build induction furnace i parallel 16 power mosfet(irfp460) 8 fet for high side and 8 fet for low side for half bridge i use ir2104s and bd139 and bd140 totem pole for drive mosfet. like ...
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Simplifying Series/ Parallel RC circuit

I was doing some exercises on transfer functions and ran into this RC Circuit. I thought that I was allowed to add up the two resistors since they are in series. Which makes that the voltage across ...
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Issue replacing 27C256 ROM with 62256 RAM

I'm trying to replace a 27c256 ROM with a 62256 RAM, to be able to easily change the memory content. I thought this would be pretty straight forward. Not quite, it seems. I made an simple ...
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Single LED connected in parallel to conducting wire does not light up

LED connected in series to resistor. All is well. This doesn't work. Neither does this. This would be the schematic diagram. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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Does running parallel circuits for LEDs decrease their output?

Sorry if the questions here are elementary but my electrical knowledge is limited. I am planning to build an aquarium light fixture and I am having trouble grasping how to best use a driver. The ...
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Multiple DTMF circuit interfaced to one microcontroller, will it work?

I already tested this circuit with only one modification, I changed the R2 to 300kOhms which worked in my case. I interfaced this circuit to a microcontroller where they shared a common ground. I ...
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Simple RS232 to 8 bit Parallel circuit

I want to make a simple rs232 to parallel (8 bit) converter. I would like the input to 1 wire and the output can just be 8 bit with no strobes etc. and run at high speeds (ideally up to 1Mbps, put ...
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Question on parallel resonance

I cant interpret what this question means. Can anyone help me answer it. Thanks in advance
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Final voltage of two parallel (switched) capacitors

I am trying to obtain a resistance-circuit equivalent to a switched-capacitor circuit. It is the first stage of a ladder filter. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab ...
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getting more from batteries via series connection

Let's assume I have a 100W load. If I run this load on two 2000mAh 3.7V batteries in parallel then I should get a continuous run time of 8 min 53 seconds (given the 27 amp draw). However if I were ...
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RC Filter Circuit Question

Given the image below, we know that the second filter circuit is a Passive Low Pass Filter circuit. I'm assuming it is still a Passive Low Pass Filter with a different corner frequency. Am I correct? ...
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Constant current power supply and 2 LED - series or parellel?

I have a very limited understanding of how current works in parallel or in series. I am trying to connect a pair of LEDs to a constant current power supply (1200ma) in which the power supply ...
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Calculating resistance of series/parallel circuit

If I have a configuration of 5 resistors as follows: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab How can I calculate the expected total resistance between A and B, given ...
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Panic button alarm system circuit [closed]

I'm a homeschool mom with absolutely minimal knowledge of electronics. How should the following panic button alarm system circuit look? Four cells connected parallel or series, two panic buttons ...
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Can 2 boost converters outputs be put in parallel at the same voltage?

I have a slight doubt here. Can the outputs of 2 boost converters set to output the "same" voltage (isolated, they would never be exactly the same obviously) be safely tied together, as long as there ...
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Principles of Electronics Question Parallel Circuits

In a four-branch parallel circuit, there are 10mA of current in each branch. If one of the branches opens, the current in each of the other three branches is a) 13.3 mA b) 10 mA c) 0A d) either (b) ...
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Solar Panel Cellphone Charger - Not Enough Current?

The Materials : 1) 3 X 1.5W 6V Monocrystalline panels @ 320mA 2) DC-DC Variable Voltage regulator 3) 3 X 1N4001 Diodes The Problem : - I have connected the panels (which give about 203 mA ...
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Can I overload resistors when they are in parallel?

I have 10 x 100 ohm, 1/4 watt resistors in parallel, to get a total resistance of 10 Ohms. I do not have a datasheet for these, so I cannot look up the maximum ratings or anything like that, so I ...
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Can I just connect two CR2032 batteries in parallel?

I'm designing a device with a small current draw that will mostly sleep in a very low power mode and I need to use button cell batteries due to a limited thickness. I would like to double time between ...
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How will unmatched lithium-ion cells in parallel react?

We are stocking a portable power pack for USB charging. We tested them when they first arrived and found no issues but after 3 months we tested some of the remaining stock and found about 50% of them ...
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Voltage not dropping in circuit

This schematic shows the circuit that I'm trying to build. At the moment I'm not using V2, as I'm having a problem with V1. From my understanding the diode should drop the voltage by about 0.7V, and ...
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Series and parallel transformers?

I have two different transformers. The output of the first one is 15 volts and 1500 mA. The output of the second one is 5 volts and 500 mA. If I connected them in series (to get 20 volts) what will ...
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Connecting batteries in parallel (concerns)

I have been trying to understand if it is possible to connect two identical batteries in parallel (same: number of cells, manufacturer, capacity, CRate, usage). I want to create a circuit to select ...
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Why do different colored LEDs interfere with each other when connected in parallel? [duplicate]

My very basic electronics education has taught me that parallel circuits are equivalent to separated circuits. To my surprise, when I was playing around with some electronics I found the following: ...
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Is a two-element circuit series or parallel?

Is the voltage source in series with the resistor or is the voltage source in parallel with the resistor? If the voltage source is in parallel with the resistor, then why do they share the same ...
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Calculating R with 2 resistors parallel

I've ran into a slight confusion. The equation for resistance in a parallel circuit should work for any number of resistors, I assumed. So when I'd have 2 resistors in parallel, total Rt would be: ...
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Parallel Capacitor Conundrum [duplicate]

I have recently taken on a project that involves improving a circuit and there is a couple of instances where there are two capacitors in parallel with each other. The values of these capacitors ...
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For the resistor circuit shown in the picture, what must be the missing resistance to give a total resistance of 252 ohms?

After my calculations, I keep getting 1100 ohms, but the back of the book is saying 85 ohms. 85 seems to fit in better with the other numbers, but I can only get 1100 to add up. Here's my ...
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Parallel circuit with equal resistance?

If a parallel circuit has 3 paths, all the same resistance will the current divide by 3, and will the voltage throughout all of those paths be the same?
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Can you use rectifiers from different transformer sources in parallel?

Consider following circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab It uses two transformers, rectifies their output separately (so that they can't interfere), filters ...
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Can I control multiple stepper motor drivers from one controller?

I need to drive 6 stepper motors in open loop with 1/4 microstepping. The application requires all 6 motors to move by the same number of steps at the same time. There are no sensors of any kind on ...
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summing op-amp: 2 voltages in parallel

I didn't quite get how this circuit from falstad works: http://www.falstad.com/circuit/e-amp-sum.html Specifically, how can 2 voltages in parallel add up when negative input (ideally) has infinite ...
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Is there a GPIO IC that has a parallel interface?

Sorry if this is an obvious question, I come from a software background and don't know the names for a lot of components. I am designing some custom hardware based around a W65C02S processor (a modern ...
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How to optimize wiring of Christmas lights in parallel and in series? [closed]

Suppose we want to wire some Christmas lights. Should we do this in parallel, series, or both parallel and series? The answer is both parallel and series since if every light was in parallel the cost ...
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Can I solder a wire between two leads on a PCB to make up for a trace that isn't wide enough?

I have a PCB that has 2 traces on one corner who's width only supports a ~10a load. I need support for a 20a load. Actually, it really only needs to support a 15amp load but I'm trying to build in ...
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12V LED strips in series with a 24V power supply?

I am purchasing 50x - 1Meter / 12V / 72 LED /Rigid SMD 5730 strips directly from china. I don't know the LED manufacturer, nor the resistor being used. (yes, this is a gamble) The strip is one that ...
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Resistor in series and capacitor in parallel to ground

Could somebody tell me why someone would need circuit like that in supply rails? I assume it is for making DC voltage smoother by parallel capacitor. However, my 24V power supply has 500mA output ...
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Paralleling power supplies for higher current

I am looking at using two Cincon (CFM80S240 and CFM60S240) power supplies in parallel to achieve a higher current output. Is this possible? If so, can I just hook them up in parallel, or is there some ...
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Resonant frequency in parallel

I'm currently learning about resonant frequency and harmonics under ac theory in tafe, and I've read a few things about resonant frequency in parallel, and it seems as if impedance at resonant ...
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What capacitors do when it is connected in Series and parallel to a AC input

I have seen in many circuits the capacitors are connected in series and parallel with the AC line. What the capacitor actually does when it is in series and parallel. I know capacitors passes AC ...