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Remote switching in rural village

How might we control a valve >2000ft away in a remote village. We're thinking that we power the system with a 12 v or 24 v solar powered/ battery backup. The spot in the village with line of sight ...
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How to determine the maximum power required by given devices? [on hold]

I need to power 4 devices with these power input specs: ...
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How can I detect which DC power source to send to an underwater camera housing?

I have a small problem and hoping someone can help: I am trying to design and build a reasonably universal underwater housing for some different cameras. there is a breakout box on the surface and ...
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Connecting two PSU's in series

Good day, I found this question asked before (not exactly this) but the answers were wrong (at least at some level). So i have two 300W PSU's (different manufacturer so different schematics too). I ...
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Materials required to convert NiMH rechargeable 24V/6Ah circuit (20 C-cell) to Li-Ion rechargeable circuit

Below is a picture of a battery shell for a NiMH circuit for a power assist wheelchair battery. I'm taking a guess that each of the 20 batteries is 1.2V because the entire circuit is 24V. These are ...
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24V proximitiy switch, NPN transistor, Arduino interrupt input

I build circuit which take proximitiy sensor as input to circuit (24V). With this 24V we switch on and off NPN transistor. On the side is Arduino with interrupt enable when pin is LOW. So I need ...
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Arduino Ethernet shield

I have some problem with Arduino and Ethernet shield. I have a small project with Arduino. Sensors send data to webserver. Everything works fine when arduino getting power from PC usb but when i give ...
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24 VAC source unable to drive servo motor

Here's my power supply (schematic except without the transformer since my source is already at 24 V AC and using a 100 uF electrolytic as my smoothing capacitor): 24 VAC rectifier -> 100 uF smoothing ...
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24V power supply for MCU+USB

I'm designing a home automation controller in college. The system is on 24V (relays and sensors). I'm using TI Cortex M3 MCU and i want to control it over USB. This picture of the system is currently ...
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Calculating peak current of solenoids

I'm a electronics newbie, and I'm making a project with 8 24v solenoids playing percussion quickly. I want to power these all with the same power source, so I'm being careful. This is similar to ...
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24VDC servo motor does not start

I have a 24VDC servo motor (servo motor specs) I want to use to move a small linear stage. The servo output is 20,6W. It requires 5000steps per revolution. I have the motor connected to a servo ...
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Can I use a 12V 70A source to convert/boost to 24V 5A supply?

I have a self built custom made computer that is using a Ultra X3 1000 watt power supply. Over the years I have been reducing the power needs by adopting more energy efficient hardware. My computer is ...
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24V failsafe switch that cuts power untill power is removed and reapplied

Does anyone know of a device that when current is applied it will stay on for a certain period of time then turn off until current is removed and reapplied? Basically I have a float switch that, ...
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12V LED strips in series with a 24V power supply?

I am purchasing 50x - 1Meter / 12V / 72 LED /Rigid SMD 5730 strips directly from china. I don't know the LED manufacturer, nor the resistor being used. (yes, this is a gamble) The strip is one that ...
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Can this dimmer really handle 144W?

I was looking for a dimmer to control an LED strip with following characteristics: 5 meters long 14,4W (max) per meter, so 72W in total 24V I found a dimmer on ebay that says it can handle 144W, ...
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24vAC to Multiple DC Supplies

I am trying to put together a power circuit which will take a 24vAC supply to the following DC supplies. +24vDC (700mA) - Powering DC relays and OpAmps. +5vDC (500mA) - Powering MCU, Ethernet etc. ...
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Driving a load with 1.8V input

I have a Gumstix expansion board and want to make it communicate with some 24V PLCs. I've read these topics for reference: 1.8V to 5V, still not comfortable with transistors Transistors: why are ...
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24 to 96V Boost Converter independent from the load

How can i build a boost DC/DC Converter that can boost from 24 to 96V without the output voltage depending on the load? Why? Because i need to charge a battery system that has already been designed ...
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Can I get 24V from ATX PSU using 12V and -12V cables?

ATX PSU's have one -12V cable, and a few 12V yellow ones. Could I power up a 24V device by connecting 12V to + on the device and -12V on -?
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Choosing Fuses or MCB in 24VDC vehicle circuit

I am currently designing a 24VDC circuit for a small vehicle. I personally prefer using MCB's since they are simple to reset and easy to detect faults in the system, although i do find it rather hard ...
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24v brushless DC Driver Pinout

I have some Brushless DC Motors with drivers and I need some help finding the pinout of the drivers. Please take a moment to view the pictures here, clicking on a picture will show its ...
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Simple design to switch 24v from PIC

If I were wanting to drive i.e. industrial relays which require 24v from a Microchip PIC what would I need to look at in terms of a general transistor circuit (and it's pitfalls when driving such a ...
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Can I recharge 12V batteries individually while why are attached in series? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Charging two lead-acid batteries connected in series, separately (with two solar panels) I have 12V Solar Panels and 12V batteries. But my laptop needs 17V to recharge. ...
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Data over power line in a car

I am trying to build a communications system for a car, for turning gadgets on or off. One idea was to parasite on power lines, but what kind of components and signaling could be used for this? I am ...
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How to set a digital out to 24V Vcc

I want a curcuit with 3.3V and 24V supply. The micro will use the 3.3V supply, which needs to be able to set multiple industrial 24V digital outputs. My plan was a simple op amp, but as far as I know ...
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24V 3A from ATX power supply?

I am looking for a cheap way to get +24V DC max 3A from computer power supply. I prefer easy soldering solution like DIP, and standard components that do not need to be purchased over internet. Any ...