A simple guide to electronic components.

A simple guide to electronic components.

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  1. I thank you so much, as I,m learning as I watch. I subscribed. I,m a retired tool & die maker with very little knowledge of electronics. At 74 years old it is never to old to learn.

  2. Thanks for the video. Very helpful but i have to offer some constructive criticism. You should consider scripting these videos because there are so many random thoughts and "ums and uh's," and "actually, well," and pauses or backtracking made me have back up the video several times to make sure i didn't miss something. I know i probably sound like a jerk lol but i only mean ot as a suggestion to make a good video even more effective and easy to follow. You're covering a lot of things quickly and my ADHD is running wild. A more structured approach would help me personally and maybe others. Just a suggestion! Thanks for the video, very helpful. Keep em coming!

  3. I mean, the color codes are in rainbow pattern, that in itself isn't easy enough to remember? πŸ§πŸ€“πŸ˜‰

  4. Watched 3 minutes and have learnt more in that three minutes than in a lifetime!! Your water analogy is excellent, the only other good analogy I ever saw about volts and amps was someone with a big mallet they said the Mallet represented amps but the swing represented the volts they then took the big mallet and tapped an egg to show that you can have many amps but if the voltage is low it's fine, then they took a small hammer and hit the egg hard and said that was small amps but large voltage. I like the water analogy because it also explains current. Be back later to watch the rest. Thank you Clive. πŸ™‚

  5. WOW that saying at the end isn't about being politically correct…its not rude its nasty…shame…and it was going so well.

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  7. hey i have a question ………..Can i replace bc 149c transistor with bc 547 or 549????/ Please reply. i have a old audio amplifier and bc 149 transistor (bc 149 a, bc 149 b , bc 149 c) is present in this amplifire. The bc 149 a and b look like bulb but it isn't a bulb. Iam not sure if it works. But in case if the transistor is faulty with what transistor can i replace it??? please someine help…

  8. Your analogy of the water and the resistor isn’t very good, as you have created a Venturi the water would speed up not slow down πŸ‘

  9. After seeing the fairly colorful components, hearing "Diodes come in various flavors" made me laugh more than I should have

  10. The water analogy has been used to teach electricity fundamentals in the past. This is where the term Valve came from to describe a Vacuum Tube.

  11. ur way of giving examples and teaching is very cool and good bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    these examples with water did really made the electronics pretty simple for me bro!!!!!!!

  12. I know it's a habit to say current flows, but in actuality current conducts. I think the term flow comes from the water annology which is a easy way to look at it in terms of electricity. It simply conducts what's already there, passing on its electrons from atom to atom.

  13. "Stupid" question. I have a small 4-inch, 7000 ma fan from a treadmill console.
    Looks to me to have a very small, orange-brown, American football shaped capacitor. It is wired between the two terminals, and one terminal is marked "+".
    Any thoughts on its size and type?

  14. excuse my french, but what's a "nanofart" he's talking about in around 7 minute? instructions unclear, penis stuck in wall outlet

  15. the mechanics of the diode were not explained as you did with the resistor and the capacitor – I started getting a bit lost at transistor section

  16. The very good nature of the orator shows thru the video. This is a very good natured person who loves his subject matter and joyfully teaches it to others. πŸ™‚

  17. Thanks for the review,on capacitors I was taught that as it charged the electrons in the dielectric formed an eliptical orbit around the nucleus pushed by the voltage.

  18. This is the way I was taught to remember the resistor code in the Navy was, Bad Boys Rape Our Young Girls, But Violet Gives Willingly so (Get Some Now (refers to the tolerance bands Gold, Silver or None)) This one will probably get us both in trouble. Keep up the good work.

  19. If I want to hook a 12V battery to a single LED, I attach a resistor to thd LED to drop the volts down, but if I have it attached to an on and off switch also, do I need a transistor?

  20. Very nice video and good explanation of the basic workings of the components. You have a nice calm voice and your videos are always nice to watch.

  21. Lol the best way to remember the color code value is to learn the rainbow and the chakra system should be obvious other than those racist (rude) phrases

  22. Since this is an into video, you should tell people what a micro-farad[sp] is. I'd also trim down the inner workings of the components. At this stage, the basic function is all that's needed.

  23. Everyone saying wow this is 40 mins. But I’ve learnt much more in this 40 minutes than 2x 80 minute lectures at school.

  24. My problem with the water analogy is that with a squeezed part of the pipe, this would imply it increase the pressure and thus voltage. I would model it was a squeeze with a hole in the pipe too so that the voltage stays roughly the same, and the flow, or current still decreases.

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  26. The try and fail is very important to learn and one of the best ways to learn something. Screw up and then figure out where you screwed up and see if you can fix it. The other best way to learn is via an apprenticeship where you work under someone and learn from them. Then after your through with the day you can come home and do your own trial and error. The absolute 2 best learning methods.

  27. Color code……… Bad Boys Rape Young Girls But Violet Gives Willingly……. of course you can't say that today because it's Politically Incorrect LOL.

  28. On smd resistors (and capacitors) it would be written in numbers, but with same logic as with colors, so for eg: 103 => 10 with 3 more zeros => 10000 ohms (10KΞ© ). For capacitors it would be the value in picofarads, so 104 would mean, 10 with 4 zeros, 100000pF (which equals 100nF).

  29. Can you please make a series explaining electronics? Your the only person I can actually understand and there are no videos that I can find and understand

  30. I wonder if electronics drives people to drink.
    The one I was first told was Bad Beer Rots Our Young Guts But Vodka Goes Well.

  31. I took a few electric and digital electronic classes in college. I'm wanting to get back as I haven't touched it since I graduated 15 years ago. I wish I had a teacher like you back then. You make this all very clear, concise, and simply informative. Amazing video!

  32. So… basically, making a circuit board just about balancing all components towards a use goal while satisfying the given conditions of Voltage, Current and Power.

  33. So about the illustration of the water pipe pressure and flow of water applying to resistance and the flow of electricity… would this concept apply to gas and air flow as well?

  34. Very good concept i like it, its help also for my YouTube channel. My channel it's more hospital equipment troubleshooting. If you have time check my channel. Thanks

  35. i am not negative as i like the video but start of the video was simple and understandable for who like me wants to understand the word of electronic, part of the word actually. i just watch until the start of the capacitor because i did not get and did not need to get those explanations. thanks for the video.

  36. you don't need mnemonic to memorized something like this,
    that is so lazy, one should use spatial/ visual memory, yeah the one you use for the alphabet and numbers,
    each color it already in order with the exception of gray, gray should have been in either 5 or 6th position,
    instead gray was placed in the 8th position.
    0 = black = no color or energy
    1= brown= color in between black and red if you were to combine them
    3=orange=color in between red and yellow if you were to combine them
    4= yellow=
    5=green= color in between yellow and blue if you were to combine them
    6= blue (cyan)=
    7= purple=
    8= gray= should have been 5 or 6 since it 50% the between black and white (50% Red, 50%green, 50%blue hue when combine)
    9=white= full or combine energy
    this encodes better in your memory and it becomes permanently fix and fast to identify.
    I learn this when I was 15yrs , it been 28yrs since and still remember this as if it was yesterday

  37. Thanks for sharing the simple guide to electronic component .its help me understand the function of resistors , capacitors. diodes and transistors .

  38. I built a shortwave radio from kit in 1968 and recently replaced its bad 4 section capacitor and it works again. Tubes are usually not a failed component on old equipment. As far as understanding electronics, I have not learned much more since the 1960s but the industry has sure changed!! I remember reading then how LEDs would one day replace Incandescent Bulbs. I thought: Crazy!!! Now we are there!! The average person would be stunned how many transistors are in a smart phone. Especially if you think of the transistor size in the period when I first handled one.

  39. What is trending on YouTube: Gaming, music, movies……….

    What it should be (in my words) : IC chips, transistors, resistors, diodes, PCBs, computers, microprocessors, microcontrollers, …………………… And also everything related to creativity (I don't like arts)

  40. SIR, I would like to tell you that this is the MOST INFORMATIVE, MOST INTERESTING AND MOST KNOWLEDGABLE video I have EVER seen on youtube, you are a VERY SMART MAN,, I'm teaching myself the componets of circuit boards and this is perfect for me to learn all the componets. THANK YOU for doing this for beginners like myself,, WELL DONE

  41. I bought a couple of LED bulbs that have a photo resistor, that I want to cancel. I want the light to still turn on in sunlight. I looked for the resistor to cover with tape. I couldn't find any of the obvious components with a zigzag line.
    How do other photo resistors look? Google photos just shows the ones with the zigzag line

  42. What's the best way to reduce a 48 volt e-bike battery down to 36 volts? The batteries are generally 10 to 20 amp hours, but the current is usually 15 amps. So the bike can operate anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and 15 minutes depending on the size of the battery.

  43. Very interesting and humorous video. Maybe another one covering inductors (wind a coil ?) apply a source and watch a small compass swing…low voltage transformers (IF type ?) in a little circuit to show coupling of different elements…

  44. "Vertical" = like a "virgin" having sex (standing up)
    "Horizontal" = like a "whore" having sex (laying down) same as horizon.

  45. What is "IN SHA Lation"? Also, I'm watching part about caps and I'm finding that I'm very frustrated firstly that you keep saying "in sha lation", but secondly, the fact that you didn't bother to explain firstly what capacitance is. I think that would have been very helpful for someone who knows basically nothing to begin with. You're cutting your little example over and over, and stating and showing that it changes the capacitance each time, but, so what? What does that mean? You get what I'm trying to say. Thanks.

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