Electrical engineers, abbreviated as EE, design, develop, test, and supervise the manufacturing of electrical equipment. Electrical & Electronic engineers design things such as power systems, electronics/microelectronics, signal processing, instrumentation & control systems, computers, and computer networks.
- ELEC - electric
- ELECDR - electric drive
- EMD - electric motor driven
- EPS - electric power supply
- ELECT - electrical
- ER - electrical resistance
- ELEK - electronic
- ELECTC - electronic control
- EI - electronic interface
- ES - electronic switch
- EVM - electronic voltmeter
- ELMCH - electromechanical
- EE - Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineering Subtopics
Electric Wire Materials
- Copper electrical wire - Copper (Cu) is considered the standard in wiring. Most homes and appliances use copper for two reasons. It is easy to mold or bend and it is a good conductor. Copper is rather easy to come by but not as easy as other conductor metals.
- Aluminum electrical wire - Aluminum (Al) is also easy to mold and bend but less of a conductor than copper. If you decide to use aluminum wire that will carry the same amount of electricity as a copper wire, the wire needs to have a larger diameter. Since aluminum is more abundant than copper, it makes it the cheaper of the two.
- Silver electrical wire - Silver (Ag) is the best conductor of electricity for high temperatures. However, it is hard to bend and expensive.
- Alloys in electrical wire - In manufacturing, an alloy may sometimes be used. Aluminum and copper can be used for cost and conductibility.
Electrical Engineering Associations
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- Actuator - A device used to open, close, or control valves.
- Alternating current (AC) - An electric current that reverses its direction over and over.
- Alternator - A device which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy used to maintain a charge in a car battery.
- American Wire Gauge - A measure of wire thickness.
- Ammeter - An instrument for measuring the flow of electrical current in amperes.
- Amp - Amp is a unit of current.
- Amphere - A unit of measure for the flow of current in a circuit.
- Analog - Analog or analogue is a continuous electronic variable signal caring information.
- Analog switch - A switching device able to rought analog signals.
- Battery - A storage device for energy and then discharge. Batteries can be rated by their energy capacity.
- Breaker - An automatic switching device that disconnect the power to a circut when the current or heat exceeds a certain level for a certain amount of time.
- Broadband - A transmission medium with enough bandwith to cary multiple channels, data, video and voice at the same time.
- Cell - Cells generate energy through a thermal process, chemical or optical.
- Circuit - A closed loop through which electricity can flow. The flow of current is from positive to negative.
- Conductor - A material through which heat passes.
- Contacts - Components
- Coulomb's law - The magnitude of the electrostatic force between two electric charges.
- Current - The rate of flow of electricity in a circuit, measured in amperes.
- Diode - A device allowing the current to flow as a one-way switch only and restricting the current from flowing in the opposite direction. Diodes allow the current to flow when the anode is positive and the cathode is negative.
- Direct current (DC) - An electric current that flows in only one direction.
- Electrolyte - A compound that produces ions when dissolved in water and having either a positive of negative charge.
- Frequency - The number of cycles per sec, measured in Hertz.
- Fuse - An safety device that removes electrical current from a circuit when the current is two high.
- Generator - A mechanical device that produces electrical energy from mechanical energy.
- Hertz - A measure of frequency or cps (cycles per second).
- Horsepower - A measure of power or the rate of doing work.
- Magnetic field - Magnetic fields never cross, never start or stop, where the field is strongest lines bunch togeather and can be seen clearly seen in the real world.
- Magnetic flux (\(\phi\) or \(\phi_B\)) - The number of magnetic field lines passing through a given closed surface.
- Magnetic switch - Depending on the switch configuration for on and off, the switch is activated when the magnetic field is detected.
- Normally closed (NC) - The circuit is closed when the switch is not open.
- Normally open (NO) - The circuit is open when the switch is not operated.
- Ohm - A unit of resistance.
- Ohm's law - The relationships between power, voltage, current, and resistance.
- Primary cell - A dry cell and not a rechargeable cell. A chemical reaction between electrodes and electrolites causing a permanent change.
- Parrallel circuit - The parts are arranged in branches each going their own way.
- Power - The rate of doing work and is measured by the amount of foot pounds of work done in a particular unit of time.
- Rectifier - An electrical device that convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC).
- Resistance - The ability to resist or prevent the flow of current.
- Resistor - They resist the flow of electricity.
- Secondary cell - A wet cell and is a rechargable cell. Generates a current through a secondary cell in the opposite direction of the first cell.
- Semiconductor - A type of material that has an electronic resistance between the metal and the resistance insulator.
- Series circuit - The parts are connected end to end.
- Shunt - Also called a shunt resistor, is a conductor joining two points in a circuit used to limit the speed of the current.
- Solenoid - A device made of a coil of wire. When current is introduced a magnetic field is formed around the coil (electrical energy) and the plunger is pulled in (mechanical work). When the current is removed the plunger is released.
- Switch - A device that opens and closes electrical circuit.
- Thermal insulator - Does not conduct heat readily and is used for either heat conservation or personnel protection.
- Transformer - A device that uses electromagnetism to convert one current to another current.
- Transducer - A voltage output device used for convert energy to another form.
- Transmitter (TX) - A current output device used for communication electronic signals over a distance.
- Tuner - A circuit that can pick signals from a frequency from a group of signals of different frequencies.
- Volt - A unit of electrical pressure.
- Voltage - The amount of pressure that will cause one ampere of current in one ohm of resistance.
- Voltage drop - The electricity between the meter and where it is be used.
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