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I've read about people using solar cells to generate electricity from sunlight. How do they work?
A CIE Instructor explains what the NF on capacitors stands for.
What is Propagation Delay? -Sunday, March 16, 2014
A CIE instructor explains what propagation delay is and how it is applied to electronics.
A CIE instructor explains why in lesson 1408 that on the ohms ranges, the + lead is black and the - lead is red.
A CIE instructor discusses what happens when a soldering gun and screwdriver start vibrating.
Solid-state cooling devices -Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Q. I have heard that there are solid-state cooling devices. What are they and how do they work?
Why is there oil in some big capacitors? -Monday, February 3, 2014
I work for an electric utility and we have big capacitors that have oil in them. What are they for and why are they filled with oil?
What is a component named NEUT GIMMICK? -Saturday, February 1, 2014
NEUT Gimmicks are explained by a CIE Bookstore instructor.
Why are higher-power resistors bigger? -Friday, January 31, 2014
Learn why higher-power resistors are bigger in size.
Measuring resistors with an ohmmetter -Thursday, January 30, 2014
What does a negative number mean when I measure the value of a resistor with an ohmmeter?