Category: How-To

The Basics of Reading PLC Panels and Wiring Diagrams

PLC Panel Overview  In industrial applications, an electrical panel is basically a service box that connects the main power line to an electrical device and distributes electric currents to various other circuits within the system. In an industrial setting, you don’t simply plug a PLC controller into a wall socket, instead, an electrical panel is…

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Tank Circuit Calculator

Tank Circuit Resonance Calculator Capacitor Value picoFarad (pF) nanoFarad (nF) microFarad (µF) milliFarad (mF) Farad (F) Inductor Value nanoHenries (nH) microHenries (µH) milliHenries (mH) Henries (H) Results Resonant Frequency (MHz) What is a Tank Circuit? A Tank circuit is also called an LC circuit, a resonant circuit, or a tuned circuit. It is an idealized…

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Capacitor Charge Calculator: What is Capacitor Charge and How is it Calculated?

Capacitor Charge and Time Constant Calculator ​ ​ Supply Voltage Volts (V) V Capacitance Farad (F) milliFarad (mF) microFarad (µF) nanoFarad (nF) picoFarad (pF) Series Resistance Ohms (Ω) Ω Results Energy (E) Time Constant (τ) ​ What is a Capacitor?  When it comes to electronic devices and electric circuits, energy is typically stored in either…

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Twisted Pair Impedance Calculator: What is Twisted Pair Impedance and How is it Calculated?

Twisted Pair Impedance Calculator Wire Diameter mil cm mm µm inch Separation Between Wires mil cm mm µm inch Substrate Dielectric Constant Results Impedance Ohms (Ω) Delay ns/in Inductance nH/in Capacitance pF/in Twisted pair cables  You can create an electrical signal transmission line using two conductors. Twisted-pair (TP) cables are known to make the most…

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Torque Conversion Calculator: What is Torque and how is it Calculated?

Torque Conversion Calculator Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds Newton-meters Foot-pounds Inch-pounds What is Torque?   Torque is a measure of the force which can make an object rotate about an axis. In linear kinematics, the force causes an object to accelerate linearly, similarly, torque is what causes an object to acquire an angular acceleration. It’s a vector quantity,…

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