Tag Archives: power

Experimenting with Buck Converters

If you’re like me, the first thing you do when wiring up a new circuit is to connect the power and ground rails (with the power source initially turned off… maybe).  And you’ve probably got at least one power supply … Continue reading

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Review: Agilent U8002A PSU

There’s a lot of debate out there over the merits of asking someone what they want for Christmas.  Does it defeat the purpose of buying thoughtful gifts which show how well you know someone?  Or does it accomplish the real … Continue reading

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Heatsink or Swim

Apparently I have a thing for testing.  I rather love to run experiments, even when there’s no immediate need for the results.  I guess I just enjoy trying stuff, and hey, maybe even learning a thing or two. So last … Continue reading

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Measuring Telluric Currents – First Trial

Way back in November of last year (2010), I wrote a short little article on telluric currents, their history, and related applications.  Now, in case you’re unfamiliar with this topic (as I was prior to November of last year), here’s … Continue reading

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Plasma for Waste Disposal?

Plasma.  You’ve probably heard of it before (and hopefully somewhere outside of Best Buy).  It is the fourth state of matter (the first three being solid, liquid, and gas), in which molecules have been split apart into their most basic … Continue reading

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