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by John D. Lenk

This compendium combines the traditional circuit "cookbook" with state-of-the-art troubleshooting techniques and is an unmatched resource for electronic circuit designers, technicians, students, and hobbyists worldwide. All 600+ predesigned circuits, which have not appeared in the earlier volumes, are conveniently grouped by function. Debugging and troubleshooting routines make it easy to integrate circuits into existing systems
Download McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 2 epub
ISBN: 0070376115
ISBN13: 978-0070376113
Category: Engineering
Subcategory: Engineering
Author: John D. Lenk
Language: English
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional; 1 edition (May 1, 1996)
Pages: 707 pages
ePUB size: 1983 kb
FB2 size: 1726 kb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 215
Other Formats: lit docx mbr azw

The ISBN code reveals this listing is for volume 2, even though that's not mentioned in the title or description.

Here are the ISBN-10 codes for this series

Volume 1
Hard cover - 0070376034
Paperback - 0070380767

Volume 2
Hard cover - 0070376107
Paperback - 0070386115

Volume 3
Hard cover - 0070377162
Paperback - 0070377170

Volume 4
Hard cover - 007038116X
Paperback - 0070381178

That 007038116X value is given for the vol. 4 hard cover in both (HC and Pbk) versions that I have, so I'm assuming it is not a misprint.

Hope that helps those of you looking for certain volumes and/or versions.
John Lenk wrote this four volume series of McGraw Hill Circuits in the late 90s, and they have now become classics, some (especially volume 4) going for over $300 at various times, depending on supply fluctuations. Sheets also wrote a 7 volume series at the same time that was filled with bad circuits, mistakes and a truckload of inaccuracies and non working circuits. In contrast, Lenk's books are true gems. We've tested the majority of the circuits in all four of his volumes and there are only a few minor errors in the WHOLE series!

For reference, I'm the head of Engineering at Payroy dot com, and my job is to spot pirated circuits and get their inventors credit and proper pay. Just like older algorithms, some (ahem) "foreign" engineers comb old volumes for either forgotten or public domain circuits they can either poach or re-patent with a few minor tweaks. Each of Lenk's volumes have NEW circuits not covered in the previous editions, and cover both analog and digital.

Of course 17 years later has brought a lot of new movement in quads, parallel processing, etc. that obviously aren't covered, and Linear has come up with many new circuits in that field both in a series of new books and online. One of the best new (2012-2015) series is Platt's Encyclopedia of Components, which give sweet spots and limitations for components, not just circuits. The first volume is Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 1: Resistors, Capacitors, Inductors, Switches, Encoders, Relays, Transistors and the second is Encyclopedia of Electronic Components Volume 2: Diodes, Transistors, Chips, Light, Heat, and Sound Emitters.

To help you find the Outstanding Mcgraw Hill series, I've posted this review on all four volumes. The Amazon link comes and goes and varies with keywords, so here also are the most current Amazon locations for all four:

-- McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 1
-- McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 2
-- McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 3
-- McGraw-Hill Circuit Encyclopedia and Troubleshooting Guide, Volume 4

Volume 4 is the most expensive (600+ key circuits) and Volume 3 takes a lot of wrangling with Amazon's search to access.

In addition to a wealth of circuits, this series was and is still renowned for "troubleshooting" -- which means a LOT more than that. Lenk actually ANALYZES the circuits for defects, performance limits, applications, typical problems and innovative and creative solutions! These take decades of experience to figure out. Unlike the Sheets series or even online circuits, this gives designers, engineers and hobbyists a real leg up, as the others are often just copied out of manufacturer's cut sheets, and of little value in explaining, testing, trying or learning. Even the most modern CAD software isn't loaded with these tips, which is why the McGraw series is of such lasting value, and belongs on every designers reference shelf. Old doesn't always mean useless!

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