Sense of security

From pressure-activated mats and wireless sensors to a good old-fashioned siren, today’s security systems include a bewildering array of features.

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The shocking truth

Practise safe techs and you’ll never have to worry about an unpleasant discharge

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Sine on the line

An inverter is the crucial accessory you need to run mains-powered devices from battery-supplied DC.

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Speaker engagement

Long gone are the days of cumbersome stereo systems existing as permanent fixtures in the living room.

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Take control and stay in charge

Learn how to manage the power generated by your solar panels to ensure efficient charging and long battery life.

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Heat of the moment

Using a liquid-filled glass tube to check temperature is positively a relic of the last millennium.

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Tag, you're it

Discover the applications of RFID and how easy it is to integrate it into a security system.

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Starting from scratch

Developed with children in mind, Scratch and similar block-based programming applications represent the perfect entry point for learning to code.

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Three colours into millions

As children, we learnt that red, yellow and blue paint can be mixed to form other colours – so why do visual displays rely on red, GREEN and blue?

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Iron mighty

The soldering iron has come a long way from the days of a pencil you plug into the AC.

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Hear the World

Listen in on transmissions from other countries with these powerful yet compact devices.

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It's Hip to be Squared

How is it that RMS is used to describe both audio output and mains power?

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CB or not CB?

Today's UHF transceivers are much more than glorified walkie talkies

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Get the Jump on a Flat Battery

Rescue your vehicle from a sticky situation with a portable jump starter

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Electrifying Network Options

How to make your mains wiring do double duty and effectively transmit data.

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More Power to You

Check out these fantastic four state-of-the-art ways to charge your mobile device

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The Mod(ule) Squad

These top 5 input/output devices for Arduino will get your creative juices flowing.

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Prove Your Concept

Get started in prototyping with these top tips on how to make your vision a reality.

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Features by the Meter

Learn about the more advanced functions of this toolbox essential.

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The Eyes Have It

The sheer visual intensity of this ultra-HD format must be seen to be believed.

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We have opened our first concept store...

The new Jaycar flagship store is open and it is unlike any other Jaycar store you have ever seen.

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This is it... A look into our flagship store and maker hub

A traditional retail store with modern collaborative maker spaces dedicated to the electronics enthusiast. It's Jaycar like you've never seen us before. Come check it out!

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Downloadable Guides

Here you will find extensive primers* and valuable application notes on many subjects.

Ammeters and shunts
Primer-Ammeters & Shunts-Jaycar.pdf

Batteries
Primer-Batteries-Jaycar.pdf

Batteries - lead acid
Primer-Batteries-Lead-Acid-Jaycar.pdf

Batteries - lithium rechargeable
Primer-Batteries-Lithium-Rechargeable-Jaycar.pdf

Car amps
Primer-Car_Amps-Jaycar.pdf

Decibels
Primer-Decibels-Jaycar.pdf

DMX512
Primer-DMX512-Jaycar.pdf

Firewire
Primer-Firewire-Jaycar.pdf

Fuses
Primer-Fuses-Jaycar.pdf

HDMI
Primer-HDMI-Jaycar.pdf

Indoor TV antennas
Primer-Indoor-TV-Antennas-Jaycar.pdf

OBDII
Primer-OBDII-Jaycar.pdf

Primary cells and batteries
Primer-PrimaryCellsAndBatteries-Jaycar-.pdf

Speaker crossovers
Primer-SpeakerCrossovers-Jaycar.pdf

TV broadcasting in Australia
Primer-TV Broadcasting in Australia-Jaycar.pdf

Video camera basics
Primer-Video-Camera-Basics-Jaycar.pdf

Deutsch plug connection guide
Primer-DeutschPlugConnectionGuide-Jaycar.pdf

Breadboard breakdown
Primer-Breadboard-Breakdown-Jaycar.pdf

*Primer n. any small book of basic instruction.


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