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Why does a Tesla car use an AC motor instead of a DC one?

43 votes

How can I tell the size of a barrel power connector?

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Waterproofing outdoor wiring

16 votes

For a lower voltage drop one could use Schottky diodes, but what are the disadvantages of Schottky's?

15 votes

How does a fuse blow at its current rating, regardless of voltage?

14 votes

What is a Class 2 Transformer

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Why do batteries not last as long in a cold environment?

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How can I safely charge multiple deep cycle batteries simultaneously?

12 votes
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How can I find out which wires are the primary wires on this transformer?

12 votes
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What kind of knob fits a slotted potentiometer shaft?

10 votes
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What is this component, and how can I use it?

10 votes
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Modifying an automotive 12V power outlet to disable power when car is off?

8 votes
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Pull Switches - why so expensive

8 votes

How can I design a circuit that will turn on when a wire is cut?

8 votes
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Garage Power is low...any way to boost?

8 votes
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What lamps are out there that don't flicker and give off warm light (like incandescent)?

8 votes
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Testing the condition of an old sealed-lead-acid (SLA) battery

7 votes
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Arduino and Backup Battery Power

7 votes

AC polarity detection

7 votes

Ways to determine polarity (dc) without a meter

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Why do some laptop charges have ferrite cores on them?

7 votes
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Conductive Lubricant for Connectors?

7 votes

Thin profile wire joins and forks

7 votes
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Measuring voltage while maintaining isolation

6 votes

What happens if I put two batteries in series with different amperage?

6 votes

Large difference between specced values and real values for LED strips?

6 votes
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Looking for identification of an electrical component

6 votes

Why would this wire be shielded?

6 votes

AA cells depletion

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Using a 555 instead of 7555