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Voltage stepdown spikes in solar power system during night time

Intro: I have a personal weather station out in the mountains, so going out everyday to fix things is difficult, and it runs on solar power. I have a pro star charge controller, which has low and high ...
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DC Motor Speed Control Board (MSCB)

I have a DC motor speed controller (diagram attached) it works very well, however in circuit there is a 5000K POTENTIOMETER that controls the actual voltage (speed) to the motor. I am controlling a ...
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One battery discharges faster than the other in my solar power system

So, I have solar power system and it is as follows: 2 AGM batteries each 100 Ah 2 solar panels 24-Volt , 250 Watts each a controller an inverter the batteries are connected in series to give a ...
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A question about a speed-controller

I need to use this controller with an external applied voltage to control a fan: http://docs-europe.electrocomponents.com/webdocs/1394/0900766b81394cac.pdf Currently it is controlled manually by a ...
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Difficulty in understanding charge controller for solar and wind energy

I am having difficulty in understanding one control box which is used to charge the battery using solar and wind energy as well as power the load at the same time. I have attached the picture below ...
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How to improve my digital filter to extract DC from noises?

Digital filter description: The filter's input are sensor data and output will be provided to a PID controller. Sampling rate: 64kHz Noises spectrum: from DC to 10kHz Filter target: to get DC ...
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How are lanes managed on PCIe 3.0 controller embedded on recent Xeon processors?

I'm using several PCIe 3.0 extension cards (GPUs and Infiniband interconnects). I'm wondering how lanes are actually managed and if I may optimize my devices by changing ports or by using some ...
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How to build an Electric Vehicle (explain like I'm five) [closed]

I'm a business major investing time to learn more about Electric Vehicles. For starters, I wanted to understand the elements that come together to make a simple Electric Vehicle, maybe a scooter. I ...
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Terabyte memory controller ICs [closed]

I am thinking of creating a PCI-Express card to support from 1TB up to 8Terabytes of RAM (for servers). I will have to modify glibc in order to use it, but it is not a problem. The problem is to make ...
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Is it possible to directly interface a MEMS ADMP541 microphone over I2S with any Microcontroller?

I have bought a MEMS ADMP541 Evalution kit to record voice samples with arduino controller MEMS microphone will produce digital o/p , I2S communication protocal My question is should I directly ...
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Looking for right component in my simple diagram

I am not electical engineer therefore stumbled upon this simple issue. In need to activate a 120VAC 1HP motor from sprinkler timer that has 4 individual channels providing 24VAC up to 400mA voltage ...
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designing PID controller using Ziegler Nichols algorithm

I'm trying to use Ziegler Nichols algorithm to design PID controller for the following transfer function: G=w^2/(2*xws+w^2), w=1 , x=0.2. so since the step response for this function is a second ...
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digital controller design and mapping analog signal to digital integer values

I have a specific situation i am trying to wrap my head around but i think it should have a general formalism to address the problem. I have designed a BiQuad controller for a buck converter and i ...
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9-pin mini-DIN - zero resistance between some pins [closed]

There's a volume knob connected to a speaker system with 9-pin mini-DIN. The volume knob contains potentiometer to control volume and is also in charge of turning the system on and off (by turning the ...
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3.3 powered microcontroller interface with 5V powered ADC

I want to use uC LPC1769 (3.3V powered) for interfacing with 5V or 3.3V powered ADC. Controller --> LPC1769 ADC --> AD7705 If we power ADC7705 with 5V, then Vref = 2.5V. But, if we power ...
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Is it possible to control a DC motor with Microstepping driver?

Today I found that electronics dealer have shipped me a Microstepping controller (A4988 -module: http://www.robotshop.com/media/files/PDF/datasheet-1182.pdf -on-board chip: ...
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charging batteries with automatic car charger through solar charge controller [closed]

Rustic cabin off grid. Seperate wiring for 110AC and 12VDc. Using solar panel through a Steca PR1515 charge controller to charge 2 12v batteries in parallel. If not enought light (at night) to charge ...
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Unused Ethernet pins

I want to use the LAN9500AI controller in an application. This is a USB <-> Ethernet bridge with access to the MII interface. Since I just need the USB and MII interface, the ethernet interface ...
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PWM led controller

I need to control 12V/10W led brightness by a pwm signal. I know I can do it with an arduino and some TIP120 or another power transistor, but the question is, is there another method to generate a 95% ...
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Self-Tuning PID Controller to implement in a PLC without having the plant model?

I need to implement a Self-tuning PID controller in a PLC. I know the behavior of the plant (I mean, I know that if the speed is reduced the tension get high and vice versa), but I do not have a ...
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Understanding a PID controller

I have a couple of questions regarding the PID controllers; maybe it is that I have not understood the concept very well. I will formulate my question with a case: I have a system which consists of ...
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How Home HVAC controller send commands for Cooling, Heating?

i want to know how the Hvac controller sends commands to the hvac for cooling and heating. i mean when we push on + or - button for example to adjust the temperature, what happens on the other side? ...
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Gradually increase and decrease voltage on this circuit

I am using this circuit for a model lift up and down functionality. Vin is +12V. The output voltage is controlled by the 10K linear potentiometer that varies the final output from 3V to 12V. The ...
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Touch sense controller Dout pin loading

I am working on Touch TFT LCD project where LPC2138 is host (main) controller and TSC2046 is touch sense controller for implementing touch interface. TSC2046 is having SPI interface with conventional ...
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Why are there only PID controllers, no PIIIDDD (higher order) controllers?

Transfer function of a PID controller is: \$I\cdot s + P+\dfrac{D}{s}\$ Are there controllers like: \$A\cdot s^2 + B\cdot s + C+\dfrac{D}{s} + \dfrac{E}{s^2}\$ ? If so, are they common? Why do ...
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Use different footprint for a SATA connector

I am designing an Linux Board which needs a SATA connector. Now im faced to choose between 2.5 HDD SATA connectors and the new mSATA (mini PCI express) connectors. For compatiblity and usuabillity ...
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How to calculate solar panel setup?

I have an equipment which draws 550W at a constant level, no peaks. I want to power this unit with solar cells only during the day when there is light using a simple car battery. Because I don't want ...
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Difference between a controller (e.g PD) and a compensator(e.g Lead)?

Really.What is it?Can't find anything anywhere related to it...Please don't give fancy examples.Just tell me the difference
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microphone to a microcontroller. very simple

I want to take a microphone and send it to a micro controller. I then want that microcontroller to evaluate if the audio is above a set db reading and then send a yes or no single to turn on a light. ...
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Drum trigger controller

I'm planning to make a drum controller (something like arduino) for pc using a piezo transducer as sensor, some electronic circuit, keyboard PCB connected to usb and sampler for drums in pc. I found ...
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Ethernet Generic Controller [closed]

I am a Software engineer and I need to make some program (TCP/IP client) that connect to Ethernet with more than one Ethernet controller devices (TCP/IP Server) that control some electrical components ...
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How to controlle a motor with arduino

I have 2 og those 12v motor and a 12v battery http://www.enigmaindustries.com/Motors/Bosch_EV_Warrior.htm I want to know what s the best solution to controle the motor with an arduino Uno. Is the ...
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What do I need A0 in a USB Controller (PDIUSBD12)?

I'm reading the datasheet of the USB controller PIDUSBD12, but I can't understand what the goal of the A0 pin. In the controller there is a data bus (D0-7) and this A0 pin, the datasheet says that ...
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What is the difference between a Controller and Microcontroller?

I read, that I need to use a controller, if I want to communicate with a device over Input/Output Adressessing. It is sad, that I need 3 steps: Put the I/O-adress on the motherboard bus The hardware ...
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What is a disable input for on a motor controller for?

I'm trying to figure out this motor controller I recently got and it has two pins called PWM / D2 and PWM / D1, disable inputs. I don't understand the description for them and don't know what they are ...
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Two voltage sources - selecting with digital signal

I'm trying to build a fan controller based on Arduino. It will be (at least I hope so) possible to either control with pure PWM or voltage regulator based on buck converter. Now what I'm trying to do ...
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Solar panel - voltage regulator

I am contemplating the possibility to run a trolling motor (to push my canoe) with a 250W solar panel. Electrical Specifications: Peak power: 250 W (minus 0, plus 5W Tolerance!) Optimum operating ...
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Solar Charge Controller Function Details

I am planning to make this controller: I would like to understand the way the components work to switch from charging to dumping and vice versa at set points. Note that the 555 timer is not being ...
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isolation between lcd 20*4 lcd and tm4c123 [closed]

power suply required for my launchpad is 3.3 v and that required for lcd is 5 v. I want to isolate lcd and launchpad. What should I do? do i need to put optoisolator between each pin of lcd and ...
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Designing Or Customizing A HDD/SSD Logic Controller

I read this post which answered most of my questions, but was a bit disheartening. So, this one may need to be deleted. I have also done my other research looking through articles like this. Is it ...
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Lead-lag process control

What is the locus of the following system, and for what value of \$\alpha\$ is the damping ratio 0.5?
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finding a system behaviour [duplicate]

Why is step response so important? for finding properties of a system we use step response of a system why we don't use other basic signals such as impulse or ramp? thanks for your responses.
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Using a TFT display that has no controller

I have been using LCD screens (with the controllers) for my projects for a long time. Now I thought of learning how these screens actually work, the part before they go to the controllers. Well ...
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What is the difference between disturbance and noise for dynamic systems?

In most references from dynamic system theory, the following linear continuous dynamic system is considered. $$\frac{\text{d}x(t)}{\text{d}t}=Ax(t)+Bu(t)+Dd_{1}(t)\quad (1)$$ $$y(t)=Cx(t)+Ed_{2}(t) ...
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How can I auto tune raspberry pi with a PID controller, so that I don't need to connect it to my PC everytime I have to run my controller

I am building a level controller to check the water level in my home using raspberry pi. I have a control system designed for it. But I found that to operate raspberry pi we need a wireless sensor ...
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Motor controller diagram

I have been reading about motor controllers, and I found this article online (Introduction to Motor Drives and Encoders), but I am having a hard time understanding the diagram (figure below). Can ...
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PLC unit power issues

I am creating my own PLC, just for practice with PLCs (as I am an electrical apprentice). I have bought a power supply which changes 240V AC to 24V DC. When it is connected to my PLC unit, and I read ...
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LEDs and buttons - ready made [closed]

We want our first semester students to learn programming and see the results of their exercises on a LED matrix. Unfortunately, we can not start soldering with the guys in the first week, so we are ...
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How to calculate the reset time?

I have a little difficulty on my project. Can I calculate Reset Time (Ti) if I just had the value of P gain, I gain, D gain, Process Variable, and Manipulated Variable? Is there any reference about ...
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Motor controller - transistor taking up 3/4th of the voltage

I am trying to make a motor controller for a DC brushed motor. The design is fairly simple, see below - motor represented by inductor The problem I am having is that if we imagine A to be HIGH and ...