Electronics question..

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Electronics question..

Post by Kyosho » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:31 pm

I'm relatively new to electronics, and I've got a question which I hope has a good answer.

Is there a way to allow current to go one way on a wire, but not the other? Lets say I have a wire which I want power to be able to travel from right to left, but not left to right. Is there something I can solder in, in between the two ends of the wire, to do this?

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Re: Electronics question..

Post by vb_master » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:33 pm

Kyosho wrote:I'm relatively new to electronics, and I've got a question which I hope has a good answer.

Is there a way to allow current to go one way on a wire, but not the other? Lets say I have a wire which I want power to be able to travel from right to left, but not left to right. Is there something I can solder in, in between the two ends of the wire, to do this?
Diode.

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Post by atari2600a » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:39 pm

I apologize for the following, but it just has to be said! I can't physically not type this at a moment like this!

<img src="http://www.ilstu.edu/~tjsanos/images/n00b.jpg">

Sorry...

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Post by vb_master » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:43 pm

Nice one!

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Post by atari2600a » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:46 pm

Your's looks kinda MS-Paint'ed. Did you make that yourself, or just Google it?

(Before you edited your post...)

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Post by Skyone » Mon Jul 31, 2006 7:56 pm

Sheesh, aren't we a bit mean to this guy? Yes, it is a diode.

http://www.americanmicrosemi.com/tutorials/diode.htm

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Post by Kyosho » Mon Jul 31, 2006 8:00 pm

Thanks guys. Well, some of you. Heh. :)

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Post by Triton » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:17 pm

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Post by Skyone » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:44 am

Image

I really just felt like sharing this image with the world.

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Post by atari2600a » Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:51 am

Nice! You should go w/ PNG on screenshots though (Assuming it's a simple HTML hack & not a Photoshop...), since the compression of JPEG gives it that horrid (compressed?) look...

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