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Staying in Phase On The Grid

I have been an EE for over forty years and never did find out the right answer to this one.... How do power-stations and transformer switching stations ensure that the power they are feeding into the ...
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splitting sensor signal line

Is it possible in circuit design to split like say a temperature sensor line reading into 2 wires, and read by 2 different system/circuitry? My motive is to tap the signal line in a safe way without ...
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Why choose a PMOS over an NMOS or vice versa?

I know it sounds dum and that I sound dum but theres such a large amount of MOSFETs out there, there are N-channel and P channel devices that have extremely similar functionalities, capabilities, ...
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Why to use 50/60 Hz Frequency and Not other Higher/Lower Values? [duplicate]

At our homes and utilities, the frequency is 50/60 Hz. Why not use any other value such as 500 Hz, 200 Hz or a small value 40 Hz, 30 Hz. Previously I searched it over the StackExchange but I want to ...
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Why does a turbine with PMSG and full converter system draws reactive power when turbine is stopped or there is no wind?

Our turbine has a permanent magnet synchronous generator and full converter system (rectifier diods for rectification and IGBTs for chopping dc link voltage and as inverters) which means its generator ...
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How current is steady after pinch off voltage?

I was studying the JFET. In the books and other material it is mentioned that when the voltage between the drain and source is increased then drain current is also increased. After a certain point (...
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Maximum power transfer theorem [duplicate]

Im very stuck on where to go with this question. The examples in class used complex numbers, where as this doesn't seem to need them. Im aware that Zs = Zl, but does Zl=Cl+Rl? Any help with how to ...
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How could the Gate-Source potential difference be neglected?

I’ve been reading the book Electronic Principles by Malvino In the Voltage-Divider bias section of JFET, if gate current is negligible then how did Gate Voltage attain a negative value, given Vdd ...
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Using Thevenin's theorem, how do you find the Thevenin voltage?

The above image shows a circuit. It is required that we simplify the circuit using Thevenin's theorem to find the Thevenin voltage, current and resistance. I've done a countless number of problems ...
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Impedance load matching

So I've done this so far, and know one of the components is a 50ohm resistor. However I dont know where to go from here. How do i decide if its an inductor or a capacitor? This is a past paper exam ...
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I don't quite understand how voltage and current work. Please help [closed]

So I've been reading a book about electrical engineering and I still don't understand this: In a series circuit, the current stays the same, right? But when there is a resistor, it resists the current ...