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Building a DC Power Supply

This device is commonly used for doing electrophoresis. Commercially available units that provide the necessary 120VDC usually cost $1,200 or more. The following one costs less than $20.

 

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Electrical Engineering Awareness and Terminology Certification - $9.99 The Electrical Engineering Awareness and Terminology Certification has been developed to assess important concepts, skills and terminology related to Electrical Engineering.

DC Power Supplies:  Fundamental Concepts
This course introduces the student to the purpose, function, and elements of the ubiquitous DC (direct current) power supply. Modern electronic devices generally require low-voltage DC sources to power their circuits. Some devices use battery or even solar power, but all others need a DC power supply, typically connected to a house or office AC (alternating current) wall outlet. These include radios, stereo systems, TV, computers, and other devices which we use daily. - 2 PDH

 

Direct current

Direct current (DC or "continuous current") is the continuous flow of electric charge through a conductor such as a wire from high to low potential. In direct current, the electric charges flow always in the same direction, which distinguishes it from alternating current (AC).

 

 

Direct Current (DC) Electricity

Direct current or DC electricity is the continuous movement of electrons from an area of negative (-) charges to an area of positive (+) charges through a conducting material such as a metal wire. Whereas static electricity sparks consist of the sudden movement of electrons from a negative to positive surface, DC electricity is the continuous movement of the electrons through a wire.

 

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