Electrical Engineers on-the-go can now use their smart phones for technical calculations, testing equipment and even to measure light. There are many apps in the market, but here are some apps we would like to feature for Android and iPhone users:
1. Engineering Unit Converter & Calculator (Free)
A streamlined, powerful, user-friendly unit and currency converter designed for engineers by engineers! No dials to turn, no gimmicky interfaces, no need to type your unit… just enter a value in the unit you have and see the conversion for the one you want as well as others all at once. All laid out in big, easy to read text with an intelligent, customizeable display system.
2. Resistor Calculator (Free)
This is a great multipurpose resistors calculator! This application is a must-have for students or hobbyists. Not only does it give you the information you need, but it provides intermediate information to help students understand how the processes work. Multiple screens allow you to perform various calculations related to resistors.
3. Circuit Wizard (Free)
Circuit Wizard is designed to help electricians and enthusiasts determine wire sizing for a given installation based upon specific parameters using ABYC and Blue Sea Systems specifications. Based upon the popular web application located at http://cw.bluesea.com/, this version is designed to be run completely offline which should be useful in situations where an internet connected computer is not available.
FOR ANDROID PHONES:
1. Hex Converter Plus (Free)
Most calculators display only a single row of digits – this one displays five lines at once. Primarily used for converting between number bases, this app can also be used for simple calculator functions and the advantage of showing simultaneously the same number in Decimal, Octal, Hex, Binary and ASCII.
2. ElectroDroid (Free)
One of the more popular Droid apps for electrical engineers, the ElectroDroid is a powerful collection of electronic tools and reference. It includes a resistor color code decoder (3-6 bands), Ohm’s law calculator, voltage divider, and several more applications.
3. Droid Tesla (Free)
The DroidTesla app is the only electronic circuit simulator (for now, at least) for Android. It solves basic resistive circuits using Kirchoff’s Current Law (KCL). The simulator systematically forms a matrix in accordance with KCL and then proceeds to solve for the unknown quantities using various algebraic techniques such as Gaussian elimination and sparse matrix techniques.
For more apps geared towards Electrical Engineers, check out the full list by ElectronicProducts.com.
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