Electronic Parts

Written by Michael O'Brien
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What are electronic parts? Basically, any component that goes into the construction of an electronic device of any kind can be considered an electronic part. From the very basic to the very complicated, electronic parts come in many sizes and functions. Let's take a look at some examples.

Basic Electronic Parts Needs

The main thing to keep in mind with all electronic parts is that their functions essentially boil down to power usage and consumption. Components found on circuits and circuit boards, like diodes, resistors, and capacitors are designed to regulate and control power flow. Arranged in a certain way, these components regulate electricity in such a way that they can make certain parts of an electronic device do all the things it needs to in order to function.

A computer is a good example of many electronic components working in conjunction with one another to perform very complex operations. The power supply in the computer is how it draws electricity from an electrical outlet. Circuits all throughout the motherboard of the computer send this electricity to all of the various components to make them work. Your computer's CPU, RAM chip, hard drive, CD ROM drive, and even on/off button all function due to this power flow and regulation conducted by the circuits on a computer motherboard.

The next time you see the inside of a computer, if you ever do, pay attention to everything you see inside. It almost looks like an aerial view of a city, doesn't it? In a sense, this is a good way to look at it. Like cars create a traffic flow, so do those little metal conductors and soldered on contact points allow electrical traffic to flow in just such a way as to make a computer function.


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