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Why isn't stripping wires by burning with a lighter a more common practice?

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Why do fundamental circuit laws break down at high frequency AC?

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What are those weird wires in the audio cables?

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Is it a bad idea to plug the other end of ESD strap to wall ground?

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What is the meaning of "ΩK" on a wirewound resistor?

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Why do banana plugs need these holes?

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If we use potentiometers as volume controls, don't they waste electric power?

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CRT Oscilloscope - part of the plot is missing

41 votes

What is this flange with wire windings in a conical / horn shape?

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What is the purpose of a carrier signal in communication technology?

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Will using a resistor in series with a LED to control its voltage increase the total energy expenditure?

39 votes

How are "long push buttons" done? (For example, a "factory reset button" that has to be pushed for five seconds.)

39 votes

Should I take Ohm's law for granted?

38 votes

Why do Americans use fuses and not differentials and breakers like Europeans do?

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Mysterious LCD interface without wires

35 votes

Can a 12V battery give you a shock or not?

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Unknown component in an electronic dictionary

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Autoroute or not?

32 votes

What happened to electrolytic capacitors in the 21st century?

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How do I desolder these specific points?

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How do constant current constant voltage devices work?

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H-Bridge with emitter followers

29 votes

Where do overtones in a 555 generated square wave come from?

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Metal bar on DMM PCB

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Help me understand this circuit - unexpected LED behaviour

26 votes

How can a reed switch be used for high current applications?

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What is this component? White SMD part marked "W"

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Why do radiation hardened IC packages often have long leads?

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Are all linear regulators bad at filtering input ripple? (or really as bad as Dave suggests)?

26 votes

Why do 0 dB attenuators exist?

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