Tag Archives | Capacitors

The Many Sizes And Shapes Of Capacitors

 The Many Sizes And Shapes Of Capacitors   You’ll find one or more capacitors in almost every electronic circuit you build. And capacitors come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, influenced mostly by three things: the type of material used to create the plates, the type of material used for the dielectric, and the […]

Loaded With Electronics – The Car Of The Future

Electronic Components Of All Kinds  Imagine all the electronic components that there will be in these cars? Diodes, transistors, resistors, potentiometers, capacitors, LED’s, MOSFETs, Zener Diodes, Schottky Diodes, Rectifiers, just to name a few and there are just as many electrical devices as well. Here at ES Components we are able to supply many of these electronic […]

The Truth. Innovation Is Going On With Passive Components!

 Innovation Is Going On With Passive Components! What’s a component? Isn’t it anything we design into an electronic product? That’s probably a discussion for another time. A component is anything we use that isn’t memory or a device that executes a program from memory. When we learn about electronics, we’re usually taught how resistors, capacitors, […]

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town. Take The Quiz!

Transistors – Relays – Transformers – LEDs – Capacitors – LCDs – Diodes – Resistors – Zener Diodes – Inductors  Do you know your electronic components? Take a break today and find out how much you know. It’s really simple, all multiple choice questions. In the spirit of the Holiday Season, I have presented a […]

Electrical & Electronic Engineers – Must Have Apps!

I’m not sure but I would guess we would have to resort to using pencil and paper to figure out these calculations. Ohms Law calculations, Voltage calculations, Resistance calculations, Reactance Finder, Capacitor conversions, Current calculations, Resistivity, etc. It would take you a little while to figure these out with pencil and paper. Do you think you could […]

Tell Me – What Are Active & Passive Components?

What Are Active & Passive Components?   If you are anything like me, I always seem to get confused on what Active & Passive components are. Let’s see if we can shed some light this and try to understand just what are Active & Passive components and what the differences are. Active Components: Those devices or […]

Tell Me – What Is Surface Mount Technology?

Surface mount devices (SMDs) are used in a growing number of commercial and industrial products. Due to their small size, prototype manufacturing, rework, and repair can be difficult and are best performed using specialized techniques specific to this technology. So, just what is surface mount technology? Follow along and we will try to explain AND […]

Tell Me, What Is A Capacitor?

In really simple terms, a capacitor is a passive two-terminal electrical component used to store energy electrostatically in an electric field. A capacitor holds a charge, similar to how a bucket holds water. The world’s first capacitor was in the shape of a jar and was  named the Leyden jar. Invented in the 18th century, it was a glass […]

Fighter Jets – Lots Of Electronic Components

  Fighter jets indeed are loaded with all sorts of electronic components. You may know one or two electronic components, but for those who do not we will go through some basics of what is in a fighter jet.   A military aircraft designed entirely for air combat is considered to be a fighter aircraft. […]

Know Your Electronic Components? Take The Quiz!

Transistors – Relays – Transformers – LEDs – Capacitors – LCDs – Diodes – Resistors – Zener Diodes – Inductors Do you know your electronic components? Take a break today and find out how much you know. It’s really simple. 10 questions. Multiple choice. Compare your score to others. Click here to take the quiz […]