Dive into datasheets to explore several key characteristics of resistors. Learn how to read the component datasheet to identify a resistor's tolerance, power rating, and working voltage.
- [Narrator] In addition to capacitance,…there are several important characteristics…to consider when selecting capacitors for a circuit.…One of the most important considerations…is the voltage rating that a capacitor can handle.…Capacitors are rated for the maximum amount…of voltage that can be applied across their terminals.…These voltage rating commonly range…from just a few volts up to several hundred volts.…And if you apply too much voltage…and exceed the rating of capacitor it can be destroyed.…
The voltage rating for electrolytic capacitors…is usually easy to find cause…it's printed on the side of the package.…But when you're using ceramic capacitors…you'll need to refer to the…components data sheet for that information.…As a rule of thumb, I chose capacitors…that are rated to handle at least twice…as much voltage as I expect them…to ever experience within my circuit.…For example, if I was going to use a capacitor…as a buffer between ground and a five volt power supply,…I would chose a capacitor that was…
- Reading electrical schematics
- Building circuits on breadboards
- Reviewing types of static and variable resistors
- Reading resistor color codes
- Measuring resistance with a DMM
- Measuring resistive sensors with an Arduino microcontroller
- Making electrical signal measurements with an oscilloscope
- Measuring AC voltage with a DMM
- Understanding the time domain and frequency domain
- Designing passive low-pass and high-pass filters
- Reviewing reactive RC and RL circuits
- The relationship between capacitors and inductors
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1. Building Circuits
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3. Resistive Circuits
4. Oscilloscope Measurements
6. Alternating Current
7. Electrical Signals
8. Reactive Circuits
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