Electronics for the Electrician

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Author Newton Braga takes an innovative approach to helping the electrician advance his or her career. Electronics have become more and more common in the world of the electrician, and this book will help the electrician become more comfortable and proficient at tackling the new tasks required.
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Overview

Author Newton Braga takes an innovative approach to helping the electrician advance his or her career. Electronics have become more and more common in the world of the electrician, and this book will help the electrician become more comfortable and proficient at tackling the new tasks required.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780790612188
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.31 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author

Newton C. Braga is the technical director of the brazilian magazines Revista SAber Eletronica and Eletronica Total (since 1976). He is a contributor and member of the Consultive Staff for magazines Macatronica Atual and Mecatronica Facil. He also teaches Physics, Electronics, and Mechatronics in Guarulhos (Teacher). More than 60 books published in Brazil, South america, Europe and USA - Four with Delmar Learning.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii
About the Author ix
Section 1 The Differences Between Electricity and Electronics 1
Fundamentals 2
Section 2 Electronic Components 41
Wires 41
Fuses 43
Switches 45
Cells and Batteries 47
Resistors 50
Variable Resistors 55
Incandescent Lamps 58
Neon Lamps 60
Light-Dependent Resistor or CdS Cells 63
NTC/PTC 65
VDR 67
Capacitors 69
Variable Capacitors 74
Coils or Inductors 76
Transformers 78
Relays 81
Solenoids 84
Motors 86
Loudspeakers and Headphones 88
Magnetic Transducers 91
Piezoeletric Transducers 92
Semiconductors 95
Diodes 97
Zener Diodes 101
LEDs 104
Special Diodes 109
Bipolar Transistors 111
Phototransistors 122
Optocouplers 126
Darlington Transistors 127
Unijunction Transistor (UJT) 132
Programmable Unijunction Transistor--PUT 137
Field-Effect Transistor--FET 140
MOSFETS 145
Power FETs 148
Isolated-Gate Bipolar Transistor--IGBT 152
Silicon Controlled Rectifier--SCR 154
Triac 162
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) 167
Diac 171
Quadrac 172
Silicon Unilateral Switch--SUS 172
Silicon Bilateral Switches--SBS 174
Liquid Crystal Displays--LCD 175
Tubes 179
Integrated Circuits 184
Section 3 Troubleshooting and Repair 217
The First Step 218
Safety Rules of Troubleshooting 218
The Multimeter 221
How to Use a Multimeter 223
Reading and Interpreting Multimeter Values 227
Finding Parts 227
Practical Circuits: How They Work 230
Flashers 237
Automatic Lighting/Emergency Lighting 243
Alarms 245
Doorbells And Chimes 249
Battery Chargers 250
Fluorescent Lamps 253
AC/AC Converters 254
Power Conditioners 255
Intercoms 256
Wireless Systems 258
High-Frequency Appliances 262
Surge Protectors 264
Conclusion 265
Index 267
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