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comment Confusion with voltage drop equation
@OliGlaser, so whatever voltage the LED is supplied, it still is 1.8V over it? That really makes sense why people do 5-1.8/0.020 or whatnot, as you're limiting the current to it and not the circuit. I think I am really getting to understand this.
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asked Confusion with voltage drop equation
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answered Issues with resistor heating, for an LED?
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comment How to properly store components efficiently and effectively
Those baggies resistors come in are handy, until they flip upside down. Those card protectors are great, and most of the parts are even worth more then cards. ;)
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accepted Simple spark gap for ignition - Looks correct?
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comment Way to discharge solenoid without (heated) resistors?
Thank you very much for a broad explanation Russell.
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accepted Way to discharge solenoid without (heated) resistors?
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comment Way to discharge solenoid without (heated) resistors?
Yes, seems to be my misconception. The simulator's solenoid has a ceiling of 400 or so mA, no need to limit both ways. The looping discharge however takes ~30ms, however that in real time perspective it just silly.
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comment Way to discharge solenoid without (heated) resistors?
Alright, I appreciate the answer. I was picturing a solenoid having somewhat resistance, however on another question on here about a solenoid the extra resistors were hinted to reduce the current during discharge, otherwise the solenoid would throw current in a loop a hundred times longer (if you know what I mean) until it can eat it up.
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asked Way to discharge solenoid without (heated) resistors?
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comment How does an audio transformer work with DC in this circuit?
Thank you, there are just so many things to learn, it is very encouraging.
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accepted How does an audio transformer work with DC in this circuit?
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comment How does an audio transformer work with DC in this circuit?
@JustJeff, I am a little unclear, what do you mean by step function? Just "stepping up" to a voltage while the circuit is completed?
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asked How does an audio transformer work with DC in this circuit?
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comment Are solenoids/inductors dangerous to have exposed?
Thank you both of you, I appreciate the advise. It is always better to ask, and an excuse to show off safety portion of the circuit rather than just its results.
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