How does a car Air Conditioner work?

Air conditioning works continuously and has refrigerant continually circulating around a sealed system. Most automotive A/C systems are made up of six main components:-

  1. Compressor and mounting brackets
  2. Condenser
  3. Receiver/ drier
  4. Expansion Valve
  5. Evaporator
  6. Hose & fittings

How does a car Air Conditioner work?

The easiest way to explain how the system works is to trace the refrigerant as it flows through the system:- (more…)

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How does a speaker work?

Speaker is a device which converts electrical signal into sound waves. By
its property, sound is made when an object makes the particles around it
vibrate. These vibrations travel through the air, and reach our ears. Our brain
interprets this motion as sound. The amplitude of the waves corresponds to the volume level we hear and the frequency decides the nature of sound. (more…)

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How does a scanner work?

Scanners are used to create a soft copy of available photos and documents.

When we open the scanner we can see a glass plate. We have to place the
document that we need to scan over the glass plate. (more…)

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Optical Mouse

The Optical mouse was introduced by Agilent Technologies in 1999.  In this technology uses a tiny camera that takes thousands of pictures per second to determine position and speed. A very small light emitting diode is used in the optical mouse. Commonly preferred LED is red LED. The light from the LED falls on the mouse pad or desk surface and bounces back onto a CMOS (Complimentary Metal Oxide Semiconductor).

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How Does an incandescent Bulb Work?

 


In an incandescent light bulb, light is produced by the heating of filament. It has a carbon-based filament in the center of the bulb connected to the two terminals and maintained at vacuum glass chamber. This filament has a high resistance to electric current. (more…)

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How do CFL’s work / How are they different from Incandescent Lights?

CFL’s are a type of fluorescent lamps. Light is produced by
them when an electric current passes between two electrodes called cathodes in
a tube filled with low-pressure mercury vapor. It also contains inert gases
such as argon and krypton. The electric current passes through the electrodes
it excites the mercury vapor in the tube, generating radiant energy, primarily
in the ultraviolet (UV) range. The tube consists of phosphor coating on the
inside. When the UV radiated by the mercury vapor falls on the phosphor
coating, it is converted into visible light. Changing the composition of the
phosphor powder inside fluorescent tubes changes the spectrum of light
produced. Mercury is present in the lamp in both the phosphor powder and in the vapor. Whereas in incandescent lights, a filament is heated in a vacuum until it glows and gives off light and heat. During this process an enormous amount of
energy is wasted as heat.

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Operation of generators

The generator is a device which converts the mechanical energy into electrical energy.

Construction

GeneratorIn order to understand the operation of a simple generator, consider rectangular coil ABCD placed in a magnetic field as shown in the figure. The two ends of the coil are connected to the two copper half rings (or split rings) R1 and R2 called commutator. There are two carbon brushes B1 and B2 which press lightly against the two half rings.

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