Joseph C. wrote:Best of luck in your new career!
TylerDurden wrote:Doing conversions on gassers is a good start. It will force you to acquire and apply the knowledge.
I can't think of a good EV metaphor for "walking the talk", but if you want credibility in an EV career, you'd best be driving one or riding one.
There might even be a market for conversions in IRL. Here in the US, fuel is still cheap (by comparison) and everyone drives fast. But, UK drivers are more accustomed to smaller cars and reasonable speeds.
fechter wrote:One less lawyer in the world?
That's a tall order. I've been learning this stuff all my life. I'm mostly an analog guy, so I tend to gravitate toward that. Start with the basics and work up.
Here's a great (and free) handbook on op-amp design. Op amps are still widely used in all manner of EV circuits.
A few more tidbits here: http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=1580
I'm sure we can find more later...
Invest in a good DVM. I have Fluke meters from the '80s that still work perfectly. It is the most useful single weapon in your arsenal.
I learn by doing better than by reading. You need to let the smoke out of some parts to really learn. With a power supply, voltmeter, and a breadboard, you can build thousands of basic circuits that are excellent learning tools. It helps to have a huge pile of junk to harvest parts from for cheap.
Another book I found to be very useful is the ARRL Radio Amateur's Handbook. It goes from the basics to more advanced topics, but always in a practical way. I hate the heavy math stuff.
One more tip: Read datasheets. Lots of them. They're free on manufacturer's websites and there are links to them from Mouser and DigiKey. Application notes are also good reading and also free. Pick any part, read the datasheet, and you'll be able to learn what a particular part can and can't do. Absolute maximum ratings given in the datasheet tell you when the smoke will come out.
fechter wrote:I've generally found that if you need calculus, there is a computer program that can figure it out for you. Basic algebra is good enough for most things, and I use it a lot for calculating resistor values, current, voltage etc. Mostly Ohm's law stuff.
When I read an app note or text that goes into differential equations, I stop immediately or at least skip that section.
Miles wrote:The first chapter of this book is the best place to start learning motor theory.
JohnC wrote:The grass is always greener.
If it were me changing careers, I’d just get the EE degree and the license. You want to be taken seriously.
If that’s not feasible now, just buy the books in the attached EE syllabus from your alma mater.
https://sisweb.ucd.ie/usis/w_sm_web_inf ... code=dn150
You're still young. Good luck
Erin go bragh
Miles wrote:Good general resource:
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