The Hall effect is the production of a voltage difference across an electrical conductor by a magnetic field.

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speed sensor signal pickup [on hold]

Hie guys .Help please .I am trying to design a closed loop feed braking system to control the brakes using a PLC for a locomotive (10 gauge). I was planning on using a Hall Effect sensor to pick up ...
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Reduce noise from a Hall effect sensor

I am currently working on a magnetic levitation project using a Hall effect sensor for distance measurement. I drive the coil using two 12 V car batteries in series to form a 24 V DC source, ...
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Why do I need I large resistor to the GATE of my MOSFET?

I tried to control the brightness of a LED using a Linear Hall Effect Sensor fed to an Arduino, and PWM output to the gate of a MOSFET connected to a 12V battery. The LED was flickering a lot, and ...
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Weird Hall Effect Sensor output

I have just bought 3 linear hall effect sensrs of type SS495A. However, when I hook them up to my Arduino Uno's analog input, I get some really weird results. I use a 5V power supply, and my output ...
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bipolar linear hall effect sensor choice

ANSWER: This is the best one I found for my purpose mouser.be/new/Texas-Instruments/ti-drv5053-hall-effect-sensor I'm doing a project where I use Hall effect sensor as a proximity meter. Using to ...
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Does placement (high side vs low side) of a hall effect sensor matter?

So I ran into something interesting today. I have a hall effect sensor (L18PXXXD15) and I was attempting to measure current of a 30Vrms sine wave across a 50 ohm load. However, when I connected my ...
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How build coil for respiratory magnetometer or find a better option (hall effect)?

I am trying to build an respiratory magnetometer. This device is no longer widely used even thought it was well liked. The reason it is no longer used is due to the fact that the coils used in it were ...
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Variable Reluctance Sensor Type

I am trying to inpret the signal from a crankshaft speed sensor. The sensor is a variable reluctance sensor. There are two wires running to this sensor and the waveforms (when viewed through an ...
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Dual Analog Hall Effect Sensor to Digital Conversion

I already have a Dual Analog Hall Effect Sensor with 4 pins (VCC, GND, Output1, Output2) and i would like to convert the output into digital and if possible Speed and Direction outputs like this chip ...
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ACS758KCB Wiring Diagram

I am using the ACS758KCB Hall Effect sensor for a project. On the front page of the Datasheet it list a .1uF capacitor between Vcc and GND, in addition it lists a capacitor, Cf, between GND and ...
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Certain hall switch operation

I have a question regarding a Hall sensor IC. I cant quite understand how is it possible that it can operate only on 2 wires, instead of 3. The way I can think of it is that 2 wires provide Vcc and ...
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All sorts of fail converting Schematic to Bread Board

Schematic: Fritzing BB View: Total n00b: I am trying to layout my breadboard based this schematic, but I'm not sure if I've even come close. The LM34 in the graphic is actually a SS494B hall ...
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Turn off LED with Hall effect sensor?

I have seen many circuits which allow you to turn on an LED when a magnet is placed close to a Hall effect sensor. But I need a circuit that will turn off the LED when the magnet is close to the ...
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simple way to measure wheel spinning speed with Adroid phone + magnet (and maybe Reed Switch)

I'm trying to create the simplest/easyest/cheapest possible way to measure the speed at which a wheel is turning (like a bicycle speedometer) with a smartphone. On the phone the information will be ...
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Why isn't this LM2917 circuit working to turn off a transistor?

It was suggested to me that I should post a new question (original question here: Minimal Hall effect sensor circuit to keep something off after certain RPM achieved). The below schematic is for ...
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Difference between a magnetic field sensor and a hall effect sensor

I can't understand the difference between a magnetic field sensor and a hall effect sensor, to me are both the same. I have a voltage detector pen that I can use when I troubleshoot my house I ...
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Minimal Hall effect sensor circuit to keep something off after certain RPM achieved

I have a somewhat limited understanding of electronics and circuits. I'm trying to build a circuit that will keep a transistor in an off state after a given threshold of RPM is achieved using a A3144E ...
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Hall effect sensor or Reed switch unique identification

I would like to use a hall effect or reed switch as a proximity sensor, but also want to get identification of the item being sensed. There would be about 30 unique items. Does anyone know of an easy ...
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Using shielded cable on an ebike hub motor, what ground to use

I have been having strange issues with an ibike that I have built, in that interference keeps being generated from the motors phase wires into the RX/TX lines on the hall sensors. I have been advised ...
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What are the advantages of a shunt resistor vs. a hall effect sensor?

I'm constructing a boost converter, and I need to measure both the input current and the output current. Currents range anywhere from 25A to 200A, depending on the model. My controller is referenced ...
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Linear hall sensor to detect large fields with digital output?

For an application I need to measure magnetic fields in the range between -200mT to +200mT with sub-mT resolution. Additionally a microprocessor is available but I don't have a high resolution ADC and ...
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Two ICs actively driving same line

For a hobby project, I want to connect my own circuitry to a PCB which I have not developed. On the PCB is a linear hall sensor which outputs a voltage at about VDD/2 when a magnetic field is not ...
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Amplying hallsensor Output

I am planning to use Hall sensor.I am trying to measure The high DC current up to 20A .Is any can share link to Build ampilfied network to amplify hall out put and feed back to Arduino. And another ...
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Hall effect sensor as toggle switch

I know little enough about electronics to have to ask basic questions :P If I wanted to use a hall effect sensor as a toggle switch what is the minimal circuit that could be used? Essentially want ...
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Detecting position — Hall effect sensor?

I have an extruder that is producing a molten plastic filament that cools after a brief while (2-3 seconds). The plastic stream needs to be a consistent diameter, and one method of doing this is to ...
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hall effect sensors for magnet position

this may be more of a geometry question than an EE one, but i'll ask it here anyway. I'm trying to build a weather vane, and am looking at using several linear hall effect sensors (such as the allegro ...
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Why don't hall effect current sensors exist for low currents?

There do not seem to be hall effect current senors available for small currents, say on the order of 500mA. I'm guessing this is due to some technical or physical limitation. What is it?
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What exactly is the purpose of a Hall sensor in a BLDC?

I was reading an articles about brushless DC motor, used in CPU fans, from this link. First I thought that the Hall sensors are used only for measuring the speed, but that is not correct, it has ...
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Connecting linear Hall Effect sensor directly to microcontroller ADC

I am planning on connecting an Allegro A1318 Hall Effect sensor to a 12-bit ADC on an NXP LPC1751 micro. My application is to compare relative differences in magnetic fields between various magnets. ...
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How to pass +12V onto a wire without a relay?

I am working with hall effect sensor, which sends 10.75V on output wire when sensor fully active (the sensor is used in clutch pedal switch to tell the vehicle when clutch pedal is pressed or not). I ...
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How to decode the hall-effect sequence from a motor?

I have a motor running in open loop (voltage controlled PWM/ freq.) and am reading the values of the 3 hall-effect sensors via UART. Ideally, I thought the data would show 6 commutation states with 6 ...
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Analogue Hall sensored brushless outrunner motor position control

I would like to produce a low cost high power:weight servo drive using a brushless outrunner motor, like those use in radio control planes: Some of these motors leak enough magnetic flux out the ...
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Is the Holzer effect the same as the Hall effect? (looking for replacement sensor)

I was looking for a replacement component for what I thought would be a "Hall effect sensor" (used in an electric scooter throttle handlebar). I had bought a replacement throttle about a month ago, ...
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How to implement a radial encoder with a diametrically magnetized magnet using a hall-effect sensor?

I want to implement a rotary encoder that doesn't use optical sensing or physical contacts. I found the following solution using a diametrically magnetized magnet on the shaft, and a dual axis hall ...
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AH276 hall effect sensor with microcontroller (sensor already in circuit - brushless fan)

I'm currently trying to read an AH276 hall effect sensor using an AVR microcontroller. The sensor is built-in in a brushless fan I'm using and it's operating as the fan's controller. The sensor has ...
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How do I know what the right signal amplifier to use is in order to program a hall-effect sensor?

I am trying to look for a signal amplifier in order to program the sensitivity and offset of the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor. Doing a simple google search reveals: ...
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How to use PIC A/D converter with ACS712 Hall effect current sensor

I have built a one amp power supply and want to use a Sparkfun ACS712 Hall effect current sensor with a PIC and 7 segment LED display to show the current in milli-amps. The PIC A/D input has ground as ...
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How do I know if my hall-effect sensor is working correctly?

On pg. 18 Figure 5 of this data sheet you will see a pulse train required to program the sensitivity of the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor. I am using the following circuit: Using Figure 5 from the ...
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Is it possible to program a hall-effect sensor with an Arduino?

On pg. 18 Figure 5 of this data sheet you will see a pulse train that allows for programming the sensitivity of the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor. So far I have tried to manually apply required voltage ...
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Am I following the procedure to set the sensitivity in Try Mode for the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor correctly?

I am following Figure 5 pg. 18 of this data sheet: Vp(HIGH), Vp(MID), Vp(HIGH), followed by 0-255 Vp(MID) pulses that increase the sensitivity each time Vp(MID) is applied. However, when I bring ...
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Why do my 3 custom voltage pulses stop working as soon as I plug in the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor?

Why does the Vout pin in the diagram below receive 8 volts with Vcc = 0 volts, but becomes 2 volts when Vcc=5 volts. If switch SW9 is closed, circuit theory says Vout should always stay at 15 volts ...
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Why does the data sheet for A1362 have conflicting procedure to program sensitivity?

This data sheet shows two different ways to program the sensitivity of the A1362 on pg. 18 2nd paragraph under "Hold Mode" says "Powering the VCC supply automatically causes the device to enter the ...
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Sensing magnetic pulses from a rowing boat impeller

I'm a mechanical engineer at uni who has some basic experience in electronics and programming. I'm building a system for my rowing boat to help me with my training. This will give me feedback on a ...
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What values for Vin, V1, and V2 should I use to correctly program sensitivity parameter for A1362 sensor?

On pg. 15 of A1362 Programmable Linear Hall Effect Sensor you will see Voltage Pulse {High, Med, Low} defined for the Allegro A1362. Using observed values of MSP430's digitization, I need to select a ...
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What is the proper way to set the offset and sensitivity parameters for Allegro A1362 so MSP430 properly digitizes them?

What is the proper way to set the offset and sensitivity parameters for Allegro A1362 Programmable Linear Hall Effect Sensor so that TI MSP430 5528 properly digitizes them? Using observed values of ...
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How do you find accurate slope for these two hall effect sensors?

I'm looking at two current sensors. ACS712 and L18P005D15 At this stage, I'm just trying to understand how the Vout is related to Iin. Looking at the ACS712 sensor, I see the following Does this ...
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How can I detect my vehicle's shifter position? Will a Hall Effect Sensor work?

I drive all Manual Transmission vehicles, and after a long battle of wills with my girlfriend, she has conceded that she would learn if there was a display that showed what gear was selected, thinking ...
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Reading a Open Loop Current sensor

I am using a LEM HAIS 200-P and I never have worked with Open Loop current sensors before. I have some questions about the datasheet: What is the difference between Primary nominal RMS current and ...
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Difference between Open Loop and Closed Loop Hall Effect Current Sensor

I think the title says it all, but in any case, I want to know the difference between the open loop, and closed loop, hall effect current sensors, such as the LEM HAIS 200-P.
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Hall-effect switch or photointerrupter

I'm dealing with a small automation project, a rack and pinion system controlled by an Arduino card with two limit switches to ensure that the rack moves within the boundaries. I have been trying both ...