Tag Archives: Electric Power

Direct current electrical motor simulation

One of the many great learning objects from Walter Fendt (http://www.walter-fendt.de/html5/phen/index.html).

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Tea Time Britain

http://www.bbc.co.uk/britainfromabove/stories/people/teatimebritain.shtml Power surges called the TV pickup are unique to Britain. The engineers at the National Grid control centre brace themselves each time Eastenders ends and 1.75 million kettles get switched on.

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A dozen USB chargers in the lab….

Just when you thought that a charger is a charger – be careful what you plug into an expensive device. http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-dozen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html (This has a lot of relevance to students studying the Further Electronics detailed study

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BBC Discovery Power Transmission

As power generation becomes increasingly mixed and demand increases, what does the grid of the future look like? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0268cd5

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Transformer simulation

(View in full window) This animation shows the operation of a transformer, designed to step voltages up or down for more efficient & safer transfer of energy. The primary & secondary wires are wrapped around a solid iron core. Changing … Continue reading

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Power cost calculator

(View in full window) Calculate the cost and amount of CO2 produced to run electrcial devices. Downloads: Flash source file (.fla)  Flash (.swf) Mac application (.app) Windows Application (.exe)

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