Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-it-yourself Guide

Paperback | August 27, 2013

byStan Gibilisco

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UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTO

If you've ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it's grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back—then thisbook is for you! Making Everyday Electronics Work: A Do-It-Yourself Guide explains how electricity works andshows you how to take care of the electronics and electrical systems around your house.

Save time and money by doing your own electrical diagnostics with help from this practical resource! Learnhow to measure electrical current strength, test for electromagnetic interference, and trace failures in circuits. Save power and even replace your current power source with alternative forms of energy. And don't let a tangle of cables and an alphabet-soup of electronics terms keep you from installing a new entertainment system.You'll learn all the practical information you need to know in this easy-to-understand book!

  • Learn the basics of electronics--DC/AC, batteries, power supplies, electromagnetics, semiconductors, digital logic, taking electrical measurements, and more
  • Assemble a practical workbench and acquire essential tools for DIY testing and repairs
  • Manage your breaker or fuse box, circuits, and outlets
  • Explore alternative electricity sources such as generators, fuel cells, and solar, wind, and hydro power
  • Learn how your car or truck's electrical system works
  • Successfully set up a hi-fi stereo, TV, or home theater system
  • Resolve problems with interference among wireless devices

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UNDERSTAND, MAINTAIN, AND IMPROVE THE ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS IN YOUR HOME AND AUTOIf you've ever felt lost when choosing a home entertainment system, wondered how to test an electrical outlet to see if it's grounded, or puzzled over how to make the Wi-Fi in the front room reach the back—then thisbook is for you! Making Every...

Stan Gibilisco has authored or coauthored more than 50 books on physics, electronics, mathematics, and computing. He began his career as a radio-frequency design engineer, a technical writer, a magazine editor, and a wireless broadcast technician. The American Library Association named Stan’s McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Personal Comput...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:9.1 × 6.9 × 0.64 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071807993

ISBN - 13:9780071807999

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Let's Start with the Basics
2. Tools of Your Trade
3. What Goes Where
4. Untangling the Cables
5. The Wireless Jungle
6. Alternative Electricity
7. Electronics in Your Vehicle
8. What Else Can You Do
Glossary
Suggested Additional Reading
Index