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What is Capacitance | Definition & Formula

What is Capacitance

Definition: Capacitance is a property that opposes any change in voltage. A capacitor is a device that temporarily stores an electric charge. A capacitor accepts or returns this charge in order to maintain a constant voltage. Schematic symbols that are used to represent a capacitor are shown in Figure 1. …

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Wire Gauge Sizes | Chart | Circular Mil Area


Conductors are the pathways that allow electrons to flow through an electrical circuit. Conductors can be made in various shapes and sizes. They can be made from a number of different materials. The most common conductor you will encounter is copper wiring. Copper is an excellent conductor and can be …

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Electrical Schematic Diagram | Elementary & Wiring Diagram

Electrical Schematic Diagram

Electrical Schematic diagrams convey specific information to the technician. They illustrate such items as the size, type, component part number, and component location in relationship to the other circuit components. Diagrams can be used for installation, fabrication, troubleshooting, or to explain the circuit’s operation or purpose. Symbols are used to …

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Solenoid Characteristics

Solenoid inrush current

The two primary characteristics of a solenoid are the amount of voltage applied to the coil and the amount of current allowed to pass through the coil. Solenoid voltage characteristics include pick-up voltage, seal-in voltage, and drop-out voltage. Solenoid current characteristics include coil inrush current and sealed current. Coils Magnetic …

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Solenoid Types & Construction

A solenoid is an electric output device that converts electrical energy into a linear mechanical force. The magnetic attraction of a solenoid may be used to transmit force. Solenoids may be combined with an armature, which transmits the force created by the solenoid into useful work. An armature is the …

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Scientific Notation Rules and Examples

scientific notation

The goal of this module is to provide students with the tools they need to use scientific notation to represent quantities, apply electrical units of measure, convert metric units, and express measured data with the proper number of significant figures. Objective A learner will be able to: Use scientific notation …

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