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LectronFan
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Hello Michael,

The Colpitts oscillator has the advantage that is uses only one inductor and two capacitors in the tank circuit.

You can clearly see these components (C4, C5, L1) in our circuit above.

This is much easier to construct, since we don’t need some kind of transformer.

A Hartley oscillator uses 2 magnetically coupled inductors and one capacitor.

This kind of circuit is mostly used in radio circuits (remember the red oscillator transformer in radio’s ?)

We will construct a Hartley oscillator later on with our Lectron set.

But there are still some more cool experiments we can do with our Colpitts oscillator 😆

Greetings,

Frank

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by Michael.
  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by Michael.