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] When you need information about…the characteristics of an electronic component,…look no further than the data sheet.…Most electronic components will have instruction manuals…called a data sheet or spec sheet which give you information…about what that component is capable of, and how to use it.…Unfortunately, data sheets can be a bit intimidating…for folks who are new to electronics…because they're usually written by engineers for engineers,…so they're dense and full of technical jargon.…Also, it's up to the component manufacturers…to determine which details go into their data sheets…and how it's formatted.…
That means the data sheets for two similar parts…that are produced by different manufacturers…often look very different from each other.…Finding the right data sheet can be a bit tricky sometimes.…Most online electronic components retailers,…like Mouser or DigiKey, will include links…to the data sheets for their products they sell.…If you're looking for a specific component…and you know its part number you can usually find…
- 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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