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Understanding Rectifier Diodes

This article explains the characteristics and use of diode rectifier circuits, as well as detailed information regarding the process of rectification. The article also deals with testing procedures in simple steps that can be very handy for new electronic enthusiasts.Introduction: A diode rectifier is a semiconductor device and comes under 'active' electronic components. Its basic … Continue reading Understanding Rectifier Diodes

Functions of Resistors in Electronic Circuits Explained

In an electronic circuit, the basic function of a resistor is to limit the current to a safe value so that the associated sophisticated parts can function properly. Read the article to understand what is the function of a resistor, through illustrated examples and formulas. Introduction Resistors come under passive electronic components and are extensively … Continue reading Functions of Resistors in Electronic Circuits Explained

Mandela laid to rest in Qunu(HIS CHILHOOD VILLAGE), ending a journey that transformed South Africa

Former South African President Nelson Mandela as his family lays his body to rest in his hometown of Qunu, South Africa, on Sunday December 15. Mandela's body traveled from Pretoria by air to Mthatha in Eastern Cape province, and then by road to Qunu, where was buried Sunday. Mandela died December 5 at his home … Continue reading Mandela laid to rest in Qunu(HIS CHILHOOD VILLAGE), ending a journey that transformed South Africa

Electricity: New Owners Demand Increase in Tariff

New operators in the nation’s power sector have asked for increase in electricity tariff in the midst of worsening power situation in the country. The operators have already jerked up service charge from N750 to N1,500 monthly. This came as the Federal Government and organized labour are meeting today to review labour issues in the … Continue reading Electricity: New Owners Demand Increase in Tariff

China’s first lunar rover landed on the moon Saturday, less than two weeks after it blasted off from Earth.

The landing makes China one of only three nations -- after the United States and the former Soviet Union -- to "soft-land" on the moon's surface, and the first to do so in more than three decades. Chang'e-3, an unmanned spacecraft, will release Jade Rabbit (called Yutu in Chinese) -- a six-wheeled lunar rover equipped … Continue reading China’s first lunar rover landed on the moon Saturday, less than two weeks after it blasted off from Earth.

What is a resistor

A resistor is nothing magic. Take a long wire and measure the resistance, and you will realize that resistance is just a normal property of wires (except for superconductors). Some resistors are made up of just that. A long wire. But you can also find resistors made of other types of materials. Like this carbon … Continue reading What is a resistor

What’s the Difference Between AC and DC Electric Shocks?

What are the physical differences between shocks by AC and DC current? Both are dangerous and can be lethal in high amounts. Learn more here. Difference between AC and DC CurrentAn AC current is alternating in nature and follows a sine curve. It is continuously changing direction and passing through zero to a maximum positive … Continue reading What’s the Difference Between AC and DC Electric Shocks?