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To blow or not to blow on the joint, that is the question

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3 answers
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Is capacitor reactance [sometimes] defined with negative sign?

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1 answer
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Reason why polarized electrolyic on audio line doesn't blow up

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3 answers
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Is there a common name for this [voltage-boosting] circuit topology/idea?

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2 answers
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Was the term "shield" in use [for daughterboards] before arduino became popular?

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Why is it usually the case that the negative rail for ICs needs more decoupling capacitance (has worse PSRR) than the positive rail?

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2 answers
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Why do serpentine traces (supposedly) entail decreased ESD immunity?

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4 answers
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Phase margin analysis of a [diy] PMOS LDO [with LTspice]

3 votes
1 answer
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Were single-in-line packages (SIP) ever popular in the West? Or even used much?

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2 answers
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Transformer voltage rating vs open-circuit voltage: what's the typical load assumed for the voltage rating?

2 votes
1 answer
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Cascaded vs. non-cascaded bridge-tied load circuits using opamps

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1 answer
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H-bridge with BJTs: why do IC and discrete solutions differ (or Sziklai vs Darlington)

2 votes
1 answer
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Are these max-capacitor ratings (for a bridge rectifier) too conservative?

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3 answers
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How does one get the common PC frequencies (33.33 MHz, 48.000 MHz) from 14.318 MHz?

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2 answers
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Floating LM317 (used at high voltage) protected by two Zener diodes

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1 answer
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COTS solutions for ±18V DC (or even ±20V) and ±30V PCB-mounted power supplies in the 3-5 Watt range

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What is (roughly) the ratio of insulation-to-conductor cost in a cable? [closed]

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1 answer
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LTspice `Icrating` of BJTs

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Capacitive-load derating for bridge rectifier