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39 votes

"Ground" vs. "Earth" vs. common vs. negative terminal

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If the energy meter sees a reactive load, will it register a lower reading?

33 votes

How does an antenna radiate (how do currents flow through the wire)

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Why is an inductor not a good antenna?

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What is the process of going from machine code to electrically controlling individual transistors?

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How critical is winding a solenoid/electromagnet neatly?

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Why is there no net current in a wire without a voltage applied?

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Why does a neon lamp indicator on a power strip switch flicker in the dark?

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Why can current flow through the reverse biased base-collector junction (N-P junction) in a BJT with a forward biased base-emitter junction?

14 votes

What is the purpose of the IR-diode Cover on Remote Controls?

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Will a battery short out when the terminals are directly connected together or will internal resistance save it?

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Silicon Diode Threshold Voltage 0.7

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How can there even be an input voltage on a long-tailed pair?

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How is it that two electric currents can travel in opposite directions on the same wire, at the same time, without interfering with each other?

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Blasting copper off a substrate with a 808nm laser diode- viability

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My scope detects a 50Hz signal when the probe is not connected to a circuit, is this normal?

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Why do we "need" resistors (I understand what they do, just not why...)?

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If Conventional Current is wrong, how can I trace the flow of current in a schematic?

9 votes

where is the closed path in tesla coil?

9 votes

How is it possible that emitting electrons create alternating charges in the cavities of a magnetron?

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How can tungsten be a conductor and also have high resistance?

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How does this transistor dual LED flasher circuit work?

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Tesla coil and Tesla tower

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What is the physical model for energy flow in or around a lossless conductor during transient analysis? (Veritasium Electricity in Wires)

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Learning the principles of op-amps - Why are there so many?

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How does this continuity/mains tester work?

7 votes

How can energy "physically" be fed back into the grid?

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How do ZOR antennas work?

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Current flow intuition in a circuit

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Lower than 0.7-0.6V voltage drop on sillicon diodes

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