RCD teardown

This is a teardown of 230V 16A AC RCD/GFCI based on CL4145 IC. The control IC senses fault current with differential current transformer and drives solenoid that keeps output contacts closed when everything is ok. Posted from WordPress for Android

How to Buy a Multimeter

Are you planning to buy a multimeter and need help? Here are some timps How to Buy a Multimeter covers what you need to know to select a meter for DIY electronics. It focuses on the needs for audio electronics, but it’s purposely kept general in nature. Handheld Digital Multimeters are mainly used to measure

Car USB charger teardown

Here is a teardown of a cheap car USB charger (few us dollars). It worked well for years, but started to be unreliable one day. So I had to take a look what is inside: The issue seemed to be bad ground/- connection. A little bit of soldering could fix this.. Posted from WordPress for

PLC teardown

PLCs have a long and storied history, with Allen-Bradley itself coining the term “programmable logic controller” in 1971 when it introduced its version of what was then called the “programmable controller.” For anyone who cut their teeth on ladder logic can testify, PLCs at the time were an elegantly simple solution to an age-old problem:

Legoland technology

Here are some “teardowns” and tech pictures from Legoland. Trains seem to be battery powered, charged on station. Cars seem to be battery powered charged with wires on ground at charging stops. Inside car cases built of Legos there seems  to be normal RC servos and other RC car stuff. How they follow their programmed

Are electronic locks safe?

Lock picking is the craft of unlocking a lock by analyzing and manipulating the components of the lock device without the original key. It has been done to many mechanical locks if you know what to do, but what about electronic locks? Are they safe from lock picking? Teardown: An Electronic Master Lock article presents

LED filament lamp teardown

An LED Filament light bulb is an electric light bulb which produces light with a LED that is shaped as a filament. Compared to other LED lights, LED Filament lights are omni-directional and have look similar to old fashioned light bulbs.  So how exactly those bulbs are built? Hackaday article [Mike] Illuminates us on LED