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Electric-Gecko
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Why aren't there any 3-phase domestic power-outlets, or any interest in 3-phase for household (mains) power or anything relatively low-power?

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Why are electrical solders with antimony not more common?

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Are there any true direct-current motors?

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How does the length of a transformer's core affect its properties?

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Can Toroidal-core Transformers be mounted with bolts going directly into the core?

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Why are EI-cores (shell-type) most common for power transformers?

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In an induction cooktop, what happens to the coils resistance when there is no pot? Does it vary between pots? How does the appliance respond?

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Why do soldering guns use copper as a heating element?

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Who do IGBT rectifiers have floating gates (unlike MOSFET rectifiers)?

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Is there a 3-phase to DC converter that draws current proportional to voltage?

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Why do single op-amp DIP packages have 8 pins, rather than 6?