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Can a variable frequency drive be connected to a motor driving a hammer mill to save energy? [on hold]

Inductive motors are largely used to drive pumps, hammer mills etc. When used with pumps are there benefits of connecting a Variable Frequency Drive(VFD) to a motor. Does tha same hold true of driving ...
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How to convert joules to watts for wireless sensor network?

This model for energy consumption in WSN by Heinzelman has the units joules. I want the result in watts, as far as I know there is time component for converting it to joules. How is that?
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Measuring Active power through current sensors

i want to measure the AC current - with 220 V AC 50 HZ at home - i will use a current sensor then find the power factor through comparing the signals of the V and I then find the power then i ...
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Energy meter measuring AC power

I am investigating building an energy meter probably using an Arduino and trying to understand the main principle of operation. We have a solar installation on our roof and already have meters for ...
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is one “bigger” psu more efficient than two small?

I'm going to replace my router and network switch, and question is if both devices comes for example with 5v 1a power supply, is it good idea to buy one 5v 2a power supply and connect both devices? I ...
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Gates and energy loss [closed]

i read in a book that when we have for instance a NAND or NOR gate ,the processor doesn't lose energy because we do not have direct current transfer from Vdd to Vss so the processor does not consume ...
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How to calculate the energy consumption of a liner sensor array?

I'm trying to determine the energy consumption of a device in kilowatts, but I'm having trouble because the datasheet provided only gives me estimated voltage and not amps. DATASHEET: http://pdf....
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How to calculate energy transfer in inductive heating?

I designed an inductance heater. Its inductor is calculated 50 uH as below: And I draw 9.4 A AC current at 33 Khz of it. But, I want to know how to calculate the transferred energy to the ...
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Good DC motor for producing energy [duplicate]

I am trying to design a small electric generation unit. So I have tried 6-10 different DC and AC motors and none of them are great for what i want to do. I need something that has very low torque and ...
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Transformer drawing 29x more current than it needs

I have an old transformer (20+ yrs) in a building I manage (GE Model 9T23B3872), it takes 277V 3-phase and converts it to 120V 3-phase. It seems very wasteful. It is drawing a combined 8.7 A @ 277 V ...
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Range of Electromagnetic Waves/Radio waves? [closed]

What basically determines that how far the electromagnetic waves will travel away from the source ? In our world where there is air and other materials how electromagnetic waves would generally ...
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Q: What is the power of this signal

Determinate the power of the discrete signal: $$x[n] = u[n] + (-1)^n + (\frac{-1}3) ^n * u[n]$$ where: $$u[n] = \begin{cases} \ 1, & n \ge 0 \\[2ex] 0, & n \lt 0 \end{cases}$$ The answer ...
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Combining of two or more ultra low voltage DC/DC step up converter chip's (LTC3108) output

I want to use one LTC3108 with micro solar panel and other LTC3108 with TEG panel. Can I connect two LTC3108s' output to the one battery charger chip's input (max1555 for example)?
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Energy stored in capacitors connected in series

I am confused with calculating total energy stored in capacitors connected in series. To calculate a energy stored in a single capacitor in terms of joules is ...
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Understand boost converter's voltage conversion ratio

Below is a boost converter with its inductor current waveform operating in DCM. The voltage conversion ratio of the converter is as follows: M(D1,D2) = V/Vg= 1 + D1/D2 where V and Vg are output and ...
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Where does all energy go?

If I apply a voltage V to an inductor's terminals and wait for all transients to cease it will store an energy given by the formula: \$L \frac {i^2}{2}\$ If i remove both terminals rapidly enough to ...
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Ungenerated Voltage across the DMM and random spikes across the Oscilloscope

I am working with piezoelectric material known as PZT-P-43 MY PZT datasheet (please look at the red outlined). So far I have been trying to find the Energy that is being delivered to my 100uF ...
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Maximum power out of thermoelectric generator?

The conventional method to extract maximum amount of energy from ThermoElectric Generator (TEG) is to load it with a resistance equal to the TEG's internal resistance as the maximum power transfer ...
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What does a RF wave carry? [closed]

Other than an AC (Alternating Current) can a RF wave carry anything else ? How can the energy a RF wave carry be measured ? Would the frequency of the wave be related to the transmitted energy of the ...
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Help determining power and energy of various signals [closed]

I need a bit of help. My problem is to determine the energy and power of each of the following signals: ...
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Storage for High Power High Current Pulse

I am currently developing a high voltage, high current amplifier for an EMI test pulse generator. I have been able to generate the pulse in 5V level so far and I am now trying to boost the pulse (in ...
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Wireless Sensor Network Lifetime Estimation

I am attempting to replicate a calculation for estimating the lifetime of a wireless sensor network based on the measured energy draw of each operation. These values are given in a table which I have ...
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repeatedly turning an incandescent light bulb on and off every 20 seconds will cause damage to the bulb?

I have seen similar questions to this one but none of them were asked in the range of seconds only minutes. I just finished building a incubator for chicken eggs and I am using an incandescent light ...
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Replace some LEDs with Diodes [closed]

I have a COTS solar battery charger that has a number of different LEDs identifying the battery level, if its charging, etc. Its going to live in the shed, so 99% of the time no one will see its ...
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How do I work out energy stored in a capacitor bank?

I would like to know how to work out energy stored in a capacitor bank ? I have done my own working outs and have reached an answer of 0.192J, I don't know if this is correct ?
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Measure current of multiple loads with one sensor?

I have been doing some research for my project which requires to measure power consumption of 8 different loads. For that I plan to measure current in each line and multiply that with the voltage of ...
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Battery support capacity for inverter supply of 30A over 3hrs

I need to determine the 12VDC Ah capacity of a battery pack, to provide current to a 30A 120VAC circuit thru an inverter with 88% efficiency, where the voltage must not drop below 10vdc, over a period ...
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Power Consumption on 220VAC vs 120VAC

I have an appliance that consumes 5mA when in standby on 220VAC mains. I'm assuming on a 120VAC 60Hz system it would also consume 5mA in standby (can't measure it). Since I haven't measured it, I ...
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Is a microwave's output power proportional to the mass of its contents?

My friend and I are having a heated debate. On the one hand, he thinks that a microwave oven that is empty, consumes almost no power (not considering lights, lcd, etc). He says that once you put an ...
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How do I calculate the energy (kWh) consumed by my 5V smartphone charger?

I'm having a little trouble in figuring out how much power is absorbed by my 5v smartphone charger. I'm curious as to how to account the energy loss due to stepdown.
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Checking CS5463 Power Measurement IC

I am using CS5463 for energy metering application. Is there any way to check if IC is working properly without communicating with the IC through SPI interface? I just want to make sure that the ...
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What's the most economical way to digitally measure 240V mains voltage, current and power factor?

I'm looking to capture and analyse measurements of the mains energy that I use per circuit. I've found a few consumer products that offer powerpoint energy monitoring such as the Kill-A-Watt, but PC ...
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Why is home voltage value higher during the night?

I have been monitoring the voltage in my own home ( Mexico 120v 60Hz ) I have been graphing the values every minute and im starting to notice that during the morning voltage gets up to 127 and during ...
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Measuring Li-Ion Battery voltage during charging/discharging

I am supposed to measure a Li-Ion Battery cell's energy efficiency. For this purpose i have built up the apparatus setup which charges and discharges the battery cell to calculate its energy. One ...
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Energy efficiency of Li-Ion Battery

My question is that does the energy efficiency for Li-Ion battery varies for different C rates ? For e.g if a battery is charged and discharged at a lower C rate, would it's energy efficiency would be ...
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High capacitance electrical capacitors

Are high capacitance electrical capacitors capable of storing energy instead of using a battery. If so would they be able to hold 7 kws of usable energy for domestic home use?
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Calculate power consumption that varies every second

We know that power consumption or Energy is E = Power x Time for utility billing, we used E = kWatt x Hour But I am not ...
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How is Frequency related to Kinetic Energy?

Does producing higher frequency waves require more energy than their low frequency counterparts with same amplitudes? For example, in electronics, would a 500 kHz wave require higher voltage to ...
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using a multiplexer for a high dynamic range current sensing

I am working on a project in which I am supposed to do current measurements for a sensor node. the range of the current varies from 0-30 mA the sensor node has two modes: 1. active mode (maximum ...
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Energy consumption of a small TFT

I am looking to replace a 4.3 inch TFT (480*270 px - 400-500 mA @ 5V) by a more energy efficient one (other sizes welcome) to go with my raspberry pi driven handheld emulation console. What is the ...
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How can enabled WiFi save battery? [closed]

My Lumia 535 claims, that leaving my WiFi connection turned on can save the battery. How can that be true? I'm a layman, if not ignorant to this area of expertise, but from what I was always told ...
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Does ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 support meter data pushing from meters to a concentrator

I've had a look around but can't find a clear answer. Can ZigBee Smart Energy Profile 2.0 devices send unsolicited messages to a data concentrator without a poll from the concentrator? Like ...
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CS5453 Energy Meter IC

Recently I have come across Energy Meter IC "CS5463". I read the datasheet and it says that the internal registers of the IC stores the Power information as a percentage. My understanding is that I ...
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Highest energy density electrolytic capacitors

I'm building a project that involves discharging a fairly large capacitor through a pair of electromagnetic coils. It's electrically very similar to a coilgun, though for a different application. I ...
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What is the efficiency of electric power converted to heat?

I'm trying to understand how much heat is generated when a given amount of electric power is drawn. And from what I understand, it's pretty much 1 to 1 isn't it? Example: If I have a 1 HP motor ...
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Convert power readings to energy readings

I have some electric power readings collected from a smart meter. With each reading there is energy consumed as shown in figure at link. Some readings do not have energy values. So, I need to ...
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How to measure energy distribution

I want to evaluate the energy flow in a battery powered system. So when the system runs a specific task the energy distribution between the different loads can be obtained ( similar to a Sankey ...
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Using a microcontroller+BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) +Servo with one battery source

I am currently working on a project where I was looking for a microcontroller that is capable of BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) which determines a servo's position. Using an Arduino the project works well ...
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How could a rechargeable battery charge itself without an external source?

While I was working on my graduation project I had to charge a rechargeable battery then discharge it and so on.I was shocked when the battery charged itself without any other external sources for ...
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Capacitor vs battery which cost less per capacity? [closed]

I know that batteries have better density ie capacity per volume. But I want to get the most energy capacity for the money. Which one would would you get? I'm trying to store energy from solar for 1 ...