The RC delay element is a way to create a time delay in your circuit by connecting a resistor and a capacitor. It’s super simple. And very useful. The ‘R’ is a resistor, and the ‘C’ is a capacitor. That’s where the ‘RC’ comes from. And here’s how you connect the two:
Basic Electronics Resource Library
Without a good understanding of basic concepts such as current and voltage, it's going to be hard (or impossible) to understand how different circuits work.
But it doesn't have to be hard. Do *not* confuse basic electronics with "all electronics theory that exist". A lot of books and blogs make this mistake. And it's discouraging for beginners.
Basic electronics is easy.
This page is a library of resources to help you learn the real basics of electronics.
A circuit simulator is a tool for “seeing” what a circuit does. In comparison to mechanical machines such as a bicycle and a lever, electronics cannot be easily inspected by the naked eye. When you look at a bicycle you can observe it and see that stepping on the pedals makes a chain turn, and […]
I recently got a question about chosing a pull-up resistor value: Hey! In Monostable button triggered circuit, why did you connect 10 kΩ specifically? Does it contain any calculations? You can use resistors for many things. In the following circuit that he was referring to, the resistor R2 is a pull-up resistor with a value […]
Kirchhoffs law of current and voltage are two laws that are really useful when you are working with circuits. Knowing them will make it much easier to understand circuit diagrams, design electronics, repair electronics and everything in between. Though they might sound complicated (*), they’re not. After you’ve learned them, it’s not really something you […]
A short circuit is a connection that was not meant to be there. For example, if you accidentally connect the plus to the minus of a battery, you have a short circuit between plus and minus of the battery. Which is not good. You can use it as a verb as well: “I accidentally short’ed […]
Sometimes I really enjoy diving into electronics books with a freshly brewed coffee by my side. Just immersing into some interesting subject. But it is really important to not get stuck in the books. You need to get your soldering iron out and practice what you learn. Otherwise it’s no use learning it, right? There […]