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CFL and CCFL difference: Can I use CFL balast like CCFL inverter?

I want to ask where is the difference in CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) and CCFL (cold cathode fluorescent light) in the meaning of thier elctrical circuit. I know it's two different types of ...
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Connecting a 10V variable source across a load (without ground) [closed]

I have a problem. I am a second year Electrical Engineering student. But the problem I experienced is from first level electronics (for which I could not find a solution). I have been recently ...
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0-12V Adjustable Home Made DC Source not working [closed]

I have a home made dc source that is made a few years ago. Solders at the back of the board are very bad so I can not track the connections very good. But it's circuit diagram is very similar to the ...
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Expressing the current through a dependent voltage source

Consider the circuit below: The task is to find the node voltages V1, V2 and V3 (labelled 1, 2 and 3 above). In order to solve the problem I apply the node voltage method; summing all the currents ...
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Calculating currents with a current source in series

Is this circuit correct? I am not sure if I can consider I5 as a current source. I remember that current sources cannot be in series. Or is this as easy as it looks. Specifically I am getting ...
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Current and voltage sources

What happens when a current source is connected in series with a voltage source? I mean to ask, what will the current be through the series combination and voltage across it? Is it allowed to make ...
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Need to a good source for know electronic component (for newbies) [closed]

About 1 year, I tried for find a complete source for all components of electronic but, I couldn't find a good refrence. As you know, A good electronic engineer should know all components untill use of ...
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Logic gate using current source and diodes

This circuit is supposed to work as a logic gate. I need to find out the logic operation it performs. Suppose the diodes are ideal. https://www.circuitlab.com/circuit/egg3wh/logicgate/ ...
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Low voltage/current power supply for wide range of inputs

I was thinking of simple low voltage/current power supply that can accept wide range of input voltages, up to the hundreds. Let's say, the input is 20 to 160V DC and output has to be 10V with 20ma ...
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current controlled current source

Objective I am trying to build a gain-of-1 current controlled current source (current mirror) that is less sensitive to resistor value variation. The designs i have been making are highly resister ...
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Driving Relay Board with Shift Register (Shift vs Sink)

I am trying to drive some ebay bought 8 channel relay boards. They are pretty simple, have a launchpad or arduino toggle a pin and the board turns on. However, I need to use a shift register with ...
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Use transistor to auto swap power source

Basically I'm looking to use a simple transistor circuit to diconnect one V+ (or ground) when another is connected and automatically switch back when the switching source is removed. Like having a ...
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Purpose of these two transistors

Hi does anybody know what's the purpose of the Q1 and Q2 transistors, sounds to me like they are constant current sources. Am I wrong? Could somebody explain me the purpose of those Q1 and Q2 ...
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Converting a battery powered pocket heater into a portable 5V power source

I bought the attached pocket heater. The elevated element seems to be heater spirals so the red cables seem to lead to short circuit - capable circuitry. Background: So I built this tight case for ...
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Capacitor discharge and 1/2 terminal voltage sources

I understand that this is really basics of electronics, but I would really appreciate if somebody clearly explained following question. So here is a small set of questions related to similar topic: ...
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Understanding a transistor configuration

I started watching this video series on a DIY lab power supply by Dave @ EEVBlog. On his video he's analyzing mostly simple constant current circuit. However, at the top of the circuit there's two ...
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Current source with pulse option

I am seeking a very fast (10nsec rise time) transistor based fixed current source that I can use with my CPU. The CPU will use the GPIO to turn on or off the current source. This will be used to ...