Power-handling capabilities of inductors
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Power-handling capabilities of inductors

App note from Coilcraft on how to calculate the power dissipation of an inductor. Inductors are not typically rated by power, however an approximation of the power-handling capability of an air core or ceramic core chip inductor can be estimated using the data sheet specifications for...

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Building an extremely high powered 1-12V lab power supply on the cheap
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Building an extremely high powered 1-12V lab power supply on the cheap

Matthew Millman has published a new project: For a number of years now I’ve had a couple of high powered switching power supply units made by Power-One. They’re typically found in I.T. equipment and provide a single output rail of either 12 V or 48 V with a very high current...

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Hioki PQ3198 Power Quality Analyzer For Easy Investigations of Power Characteristics and Problems
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Hioki PQ3198 Power Quality Analyzer For Easy Investigations of Power Characteristics and Problems

The Hioki PQ3198 portable power analyzer is a best in class power measuring instrument for single to three-phase lines, offering a high degree of precision and accuracy. Verify power problems in accordance with IEC61000-4-30 Class A. Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced the Hioki PQ3198...

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Joulescope: Precision DC Energy Analyzer
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Joulescope: Precision DC Energy Analyzer

Joulescope™ enables designers, engineers, and makers to quickly and easily optimize the energy consumption and battery life of a target device. Joulescope is designed to automatically handle wide current ranges and rapid changes in energy consumption, while allowing the target...

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The USB-C Explorer helps to get started with USB-C
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The USB-C Explorer helps to get started with USB-C

Jason has designed a development board for USB-C and Power Delivery, that is available on GitHub. The board is also on sale at Tindie for $79 + shipping. The USB-C Explorer is a development board with everything needed to start working with USB Type-C. It contains a USB-C port...

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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells
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Researchers Developed Highly Durable Washable And Stretchable Solar Cells

Scientists of Japanese research institute RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have successfully developed a product that allows solar cells to continue to provide solar power after being washed, stretched and compressed. Takao Someya of Riken Center for Emergent Matter Science, a...

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How to Select a Voltage Regulator
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How to Select a Voltage Regulator

Sanket @ octopart.com tipped us with his latest blog post about voltage regulators and how to select them. All electronics projects need power. Power can come from either stored energy in a battery, or directly from mains AC voltage or DC power from renewable sources such as solar...

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Raspberry Pi ATX Power Board
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Raspberry Pi ATX Power Board

Control 16 Relays with your Pi, supplying 12V to 16 DC jacks. All powered from and ATX Power Supply, with sensor support on board. You can find more details on the author's website. by Rodney Balent @ kickstarter.com: I started out with the simple goal of wanting to automate a few...

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