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Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)

Bangladesh University of Business and Technology (BUBT)


Laboratory work on Electronic Circuit-1 (EEE-202)

BASIC GUIDELINES
All experiments in this course have been tried and proven and should give you little trouble in normal laboratory circumstances. However, a few guidelines will help you conduct the experiments quickly and successfully. 1. Each experiment has been written so that you follow a structured logical sequence meant to lead you to a specific set of conclusions. Be sure to follow the procedural steps in the order which they are written. 2. Read the entire experiment and research any required theory beforehand. Many times an experiment takes longer than one class period simply because a student is not well prepared. 3. Once the circuit is connected, if it appears dead, spend few moments checking for obvious faults. Some common simple errors are: power not applied, switch off, faulty components, lose connection, etc. Generally the problems are with the operator and not the equipment. 4. When making measurements, check for their sensibility.
5. Its unethical to fiddle or alter your results to make them appear exactly consistent with theoretical calculations. So, dont do it.

LAB INSTRUCTIONS
1. Each student is responsible in submitting 1 lab report upon completion of

each experiment. The report must be submitted on the next lab. 2. Before beginning connecting up, it is essential to check that all sources of supply at the bench are switched off.

3. Starts connecting up the experiment circuit by wiring up the main circuit path,

then add the parallel branches as indicated in the circuit diagram. 4. After the circuit has been connected correctly, remove all unused leads from the experiment area, set the voltage supplies at the minimum value, and check the meters are set for the intended mode of operation.
5. When the experiment has been satisfactory completed the students may

disconnect the circuit and return the components and instruments to the locker tidily.

LAB REPORTS A. Report format and Evaluation: The following format should be adhered to by the students in all their laboratory reports:
1 1 1 Objective Brief Theory Data and Result 3 Discussion & Conclusion Problem 3

(i)

Objective Brief Theory Data and Result Discussion & Conclusion Problem

(1 mark) (1 mark) (3 marks) (3 marks)

(ii) (iii) (iv) (v)

(2 marks)

Of those listed above each section included in a report should be clearly mentioned with the appropriate heading. The information to be given in each section is outlined below: (i) Objective This should state clearly the objective of the experiment. It may be the verification of law, a theory or the observation of particular phenomena. Writing out the objective of the experiment is important to the student as it emphasizes the purpose for which the experiment is conducted. (ii) Brief Theory In this section, the related theory of the experiment must be discussed briefly. This section is important to assist student in making conclusion by comparing the experimental results to the theory.

(iii) Data and Result

All experimental data and results which have been approved by the lab teacher (including graphs) must be attached in the report. (iv) Discussion & Conclusion Once the analysis of the results is complete, the student must write his/her own view about the experiment. Usually this involves mentioning whether the final results show that the aim of the experiment has been achieved or not, and if they verify some law or theory presented to the student during the lectures. Comments and comparison asked in the lab manual must be discussed in this section. (v) Problem There will be some problems or questions for the students to solve or answer after each experiment. B. Presentation of Lab Reports:

All students are required to present their reports in accordance with the following instructions.
(i) (ii) (iii) It is recommend to write in hand all the reports Writing should appear on one side of each sheet only. All sections such as objective, brief theory and so on, should be titled on the left hand side of the working space of the page. Each type of calculation in the experiment should be preceded by a brief statement indicating its objective. All calculations are to be shown in sufficient details to enable the reader to follow their procedure. All formulas used are to be written in correct symbols prior to the substitution of the known quantities. Necessary graphs are to be drawn on graph paper in blue or black ink. Other colors may be used for identification. The abscissa and ordinate are to be drawn in all times and scaled with the value clearly indicated at each major division. The quantity at each axis represents and the unit in which it is calibrated should be clearly indicated. Each graph is to be titled so as to indicate clearly what it represents. The cover of the report must be as follows:-

(iv) (v) (vi) (vii)

(viii)

C. GRADING

The Distribution of marks for Lab is as follows: Attendance 10%


40% 3 0% 10% A t te nd a n c e L a b Q uiz a n d P e rfo rm a n c e L a b R e p o rt V iva 2 0%

Lab Quiz 30% and Performance Lab Report 20% Viva Total 40% 100 %

Signature of Laboratory Instructor

(LABORATORY REGULATIONS AND SAFETY RULES)


The following Regulations and Safety Rules must be observed in all concerned laboratory location.

1. It is the duty of all concerned who use any electrical laboratory to take all reasonable steps to safeguard the HEALTH and SAFETY of themselves and all other users and visitors. 2. Be sure that all equipment is properly working before using them for laboratory exercises. Any defective equipment must be reported immediately to the Lab. Incharge. 3. Students are allowed to use only the equipment provided in the experiment manual or equipment used for senior project laboratory. 4. Power supply terminals connected to any circuit are only energized with the presence of the Instructor. 5. Students should keep a safe distance from the circuit breakers, electric circuits or any moving parts during the experiment. 6. Avoid any part of your body to be connected to the energized circuit and ground. 7. Switch off the equipment and disconnect the power supplies from the circuit before leaving the laboratory. 8. Observe cleanliness and proper laboratory house keeping of the equipment and other related accessories. 9. Wear proper clothes and safety gloves or goggles required in working areas that involves fabrications of printed circuit boards, chemicals process control system, antenna communication equipment and laser facility laboratories. 10. Double check your circuit connections specifically in handling electrical power machines, AC motors and generators before switching ON the power supply. 11. Make sure that the last connection to be made in your circuit is the power supply and first thing to be disconnected is also the power supply. 12. Equipment should not be removed, transferred to any location without permission from the laboratory attendance. 13. Software installation in any computer laboratory is not allowed without the permission from the Laboratory Staff. 14. Students are not allowed to use any equipment without proper orientation and actual hands on equipment operation. All these rules and regulations are necessary precaution in Electrical and Digital Laboratory to safeguard the students, laboratory staff, the equipment and other

laboratory users.