- Series: Newnes Circuits Series
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Newnes (December 4, 1996)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0750698799
- ISBN-13: 978-0750698795
- Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 0.8 x 9.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,112 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Detector Circuits (Newnes Circuits Series)
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"Why waste time combing through huge encyclopedias when you can go directly to a book of specialized circuits already sorted by application?¦Providing fast, easy access to more than 300 ready-to-use detector circuits the volume is designed with the needs of the engineer, technician, student and hobbyist in mind."-Popular Electronics
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This series of circuits provides designers with a quick source for detector circuits. Why waste time paging through huge encyclopedias when you can choose the topic you need and select any of the specialized circuits sorted by application? This book in the series has 250-300 practical, ready-to-use circuit designs, with schematics and brief explanations of circuit operation. The original source for each circuit is listed in an appendix, making it easy to obtain additional information.
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Both are actually right, as the series depends on your goals. Since a lot of the info is outdated, it also means a lot is public domain, and you can find some real "gem ideas" that have been forgotten, and with modern component updates, can become the material for a new patent, or components thereof. Circle M's are usually abandoned within 9 years, and didn't even exist back then.
In that vein of advanced scanning, another advanced requirement is the ability to calculate missing values and spot mistakes. Eg. Graf gives a digital power monitor circuit with a missing reset switch and only one (R2) of two resistor values. You can use VSense=r1 + 10K/10K * 2.3, for example, to solve for r1, and use vsense over your VTP, with test values, to get your max voltage.
So, for the newbies, hobbyists and new inventors. Hey, with the right attitude, figuring out the mistakes (without blowing yourself up or burning your garage down) can be a challenge! If you compare circuits with online resources and the awesome McGraw Hill circuit (troubleshooting) series (volume 4 is awesome but very rare and expensive-- had to buy if from India: McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 4), you can become the Sherlock Holmes of the design world with this series! Think of it as a puzzle and you won't get as ticked off as some of this series' reviewers seem to!
I test circuits, especially for law firms and inventors, at payroy dot com, for reference, so my perspective and bias is new as well as experienced inventors. If you're an inventor and combine these series with, for example, Practical Electronics for Inventors, Third Edition, you'll have a wonderful and huge set of resources to compare TO the modern web or even smartphone app circuit resources. They say a chess grandmaster has 50,000 positions memorized, I'm guessing that the best inventors eventually have thousands of circuits in mind too! Learning to judge the bad from the good is what the other reviewers who trash this series know how to do-- but studying both good and bad is a GREAT way to learn the difference, as well as spot undiscovered or forgotten gems. Old isn't always bad!!!
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1 Air-Flow Detectors ____ p.1
2 Bug Detector ____ p.4
3 Decoders ____ p.6
4 Demodulators ____ p.18
5 Descramblers ____ p.22
6 Electrostatic Detector ____ p.26
7 Flow Detectors ____ p.28
8 Gas/Smoke/Vapor Detectors ____ p.32
9 Hall-Effect Detectors ____ p.47
10 Ice-Formation Detectors ____ p.54
11 Level Detectors ____ p.57
12 Lie Detector ____ p.61
13 Liquid Detectors ____ p.63
14 Metal Detectors ____ p.76
15 Miscellaneous Detectors ____ p.81
16 Moisture Detectors ____ p.89
17 Null Detector ____ p.94
18 Optical Detectors ____ p.96
19 Overspeed Detectors ____ p.104
20 Overvoltage/Current Detector ____ p.109
21 Peak Detectors ____ p.115
22 Phase Detectors ____ p.129
23 Power-Failure Detectors ____ p.135
24 Proximity Detectors ____ p.139
25 Pulse Detectors ____ p.148
26 Radar Detectors ____ p.154
27 Radiation Detectors ____ p.157
28 Rain Detectors ____ p.166
29 Stereo Balance Detectors ____ p.169
30 Telephone Detectors ____ p.172
31 Tilt/Level Detectors ____ p.179
32 Touch Detectors ____ p.183
33 Voice/Sound Detectors ____ p.197
34 Window Detectors ____ p.202
35 Zero-Crossing Detectors ____ p.210
Sources ____ p.214
Index ____ p.221