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230v adapter on 220v socket [on hold]

I live in Europe so 220v is the standard. I have 3 guitar pedals purchased from company called Digitech. Each requires output of 9vDC and 300mA. Previously I have used an adapter of a less known ...
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How to create a circuit to reduce my H-Bridge Inputs from 4 to 2, much like the 4427 Dual Driver does?

My H-bridge is identical to the one here: http://www.robotroom.com/BipolarHBridge2.html I'm trying to reduce the number of inputs from 4-2 so I can control it with my arduino using the 2 inputs. In ...
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Custom PC input peripheral

I would like to somehow plug an extra button to my computer that when pressed would execute some shell script. Backstory: I'm a programmer and I very much wish I had a big red button to commence the ...
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Input and Output Impedances In Transistor Configurations [closed]

Why does a common base configuration have low input impedance and high output impedance ? And Why does a common collector configuration have high input impedance and low output impedance ?
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Atmel Xmega ADC input voltage range - Can the ADC be damaged by exceeding it's reference voltage, if the input is still less then VCC?

I've been working with Atmels ATxmega parts a lot recently, and there is one question I still have that I have not been able to find a answer to, even after scouring the datasheets. Basically, The ...
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Any ADC for 100ksps to 10Msps? [closed]

I have to sample 50 kHz signals having BW of ~30 kHz (35 kHz-65 kHz). For this purpose I'm looking for ADC's with Programmable Sampling rate ~100 ksps to 10 Msps Dual channel (14-bit) Can you ...
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How to work out or calculate this circuit?

I'm not an engineer, I understand a lot but I fail to understand how it works and how to calculate this for a 24vdc input:
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dsPIC 33EP128MC506 will not read RB8, appears to be software problem

I'm using a dsPIC 33EP128MC506. I have two PCBs with this chip, both displaying the same symptoms, implying it's not one-off damage. RB8 is definitely being driven to 3.3 volts, confirmed with a ...
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dsPIC 30F6012A will not read RD9, appears to be software problem

I'm using a dsPIC 30F6012A. I have two PCBs with this chip, both displaying the same symptoms, implying it's not one-off damage. RD9 is definitely being driven to five volts, confirmed with a ...
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Utility of two pins requiring same voltage

I have a LED backlight driver, which has input pin assignment as: Pin Function 1,2 12V Input 3 Brightness control PWM : 100Hz~20KHz DC : 0.5V~2.5V 4,6 ...
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Whats the name of a BMW iDrive type of encoder? [closed]

I am looking for a component that some people call a 7 way encoder switch. Basically, if you look at the center piece of the BMW iDrive, its that. It's a knob looking piece that if you turn to the ...
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Voltage detection / Universal uC Input => CLD, PTC

I'm currently developing a open-source "Home-PLC" for home automation. Every thing runs fine so far and I have a module with fixed voltage AC inputs and outputs. In the next step I want the build ...
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Arduino all input pins same value

Here's the situation: I have an Arduino mega 2560 and I'm trying to analogRead from 2 different pins. code: ...
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What is the use for non-inverting input resistance in a negative feedback opamp?

Here in the Figure R5=50K. This resistor value is not in the equations to obtain output voltage, and in many tutorials non-inverting input is directly grounded without a resistor. What might be the ...
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Problem Reading PIC18F4550 Input

Hi I am facing some problem with Reading the input from a PIC18f4550 , for a simple arrangement where when a switch on (switch = 1), few led should glow., and on releasing the switch the led should go ...
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PIC - How to skirt around low maximum ADC input impedance?

Reading a 9V battery on a PIC is nothing new. The most simple and straightforward way is with a voltage divider. I'd like to keep the divider resistances cranked up into the hundreds of kohms so I'm ...
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Recommended voltage/current for dry contact input?

What would be a reasonable value for voltage and max current to used in conjunction with a remote dry contact output so that it can return to my MCU (through isolator)? I plan on using this input for ...
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Differential Voltage Range vs. Clipping Level

The data sheet for the AD835 analog multiplier mentions that its inputs have a "Differential Voltage Range" of ±1V and a "Differential Clipping Level" of at least ±1.2V (typ. ±1.4V). What is the ...
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ATtiny45 pin change interrupt PB5?

On the ATTiny45 data sheets it states that PB5 can be used as a digital IO pin and I want to use it to trigger a pin change interrupt, my only issue is that it is also the reset pin and the moment I ...
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How can I get this to not read an arduino digital input?

I have been working on this for a while. It is a small part of a much bigger code. I have a digital input pin connected to a on/off switch and another input pin connected to a momentary push button. ...
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What does it mean for an input impedance to be “differential”?

In a specs of a data acq. device the input impedance is shown as "20 MΩ differential". Does that mean the measured impedance in diff input case? If so how can I calculate the input impedance for ...
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PIC (16F627A) inverted inputs

I'm having problem with inputs of my PIC. There is somethink like "default value" on all inputs set to logical 1 so if I want to change the state I need to pass GND. How can I turn it "otherwise"? ...
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Digital input ports of the dsPIC30F4011/4013 not working on the dsPICDEM 2 Development Board

I have a Microchip dsPICDEM 2 Development Board with two microcontrollers on it: a dsPIC30F4011 (Motor Control Family) and a dsPIC30F4013 (General Purpose Family). I'm programming in C using the MPLAB ...
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ADC Input Stage Impedance

I plan to use the TI ADS1178 (datasheet) ADC. The ADC specifies a "Differential Input Impedance" = 140kOhms (low-power mode). Would this input impedance be the same for single ended inputs when using ...
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How to limit negative voltage on uC input pin

I'm trying to design a pulse induction metal detector to increase my EE skills a little bit. I started to sketch out the transmitting stage, which is just a MOSFET that switches current through a ...
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CD40106 output voltage

I'm testing some CD40106BE from Texas Instrument, CMOS Hex Schmitt Trigger (Datasheet Here). Vdd = 5V (Pin14) Vss = GND (Pin7) Vin = 5V I measured a Vout = 3.8V on every IC I tested, with a Led on ...
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How to wire a button for input on an Attiny85 using Arduino code?

I am trying to "shrink" my arduino project to an Attiny85. But for some reason I cannot get an input button to work on the Attiny85? To simply the circuit and to make sure I didnt make a mistake ...
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What's mean these microcontroller pin input/output modes?

I bought an stm32f103ret6. When I saw the reference manual, I saw that it has several I/O modes. For input: floating, pull-up, pull-down For output: analog, open-drain, push-pull I have already ...
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What is a “dry contact input”?

I'm a PC software guy, a newbie to electronics. Recently, I've got a project in which I need to source for a DAQ that can provide dry contact inputs to an interfacing digital output controller. The ...
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How is this 5-24V input circuit working?

Since I require some kind of wide range input (going to a microcontroller) for a new project, I looked through some designs that are already in use (or were considered at some point) for other ...
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button input staying high?

I have a setup with 12 buttons. 10 of them connected to the arduino pins 0, 1, 6, 7, 8, 9 and analog 0, 1, 2, and 3 (these are all configured with pinMode as inputs in the setup-part of the sketch). ...
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A 4.8v reading on a loose pin 0?

I have a setup that demands that I use all my I/O's on my Arduino Uno R3 board - including the serial pins 0 and 1. So I've initialized those pins as inputs, but when I make a reading on pin 0 it ...
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Microcontroller I/O configuration

I have been using PIC microcontrollers and have been using MikroC for the programming but I am little bit confused about the ports. On a PIC16F84A the port is defined in mikroC as ...
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How can I check input of USB?

I have following wire as shown below, one end has male USB connector and other end has four wires. I know, when connected to laptop, the RED one acts as voltage source and BLACK as ground. If I give 2 ...
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Should I use a resistor between an input pin of MCU/CPLD and VCC/GND?

Some times, I want my MCU or CPLD to input a static logic. So, I choose to tie it to VCC or GND. The problem is that should I put a resistor in series to limit the current? I just think by myself for ...
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Connect different devices (Ground/Voltage mismatch)

To begin with, I realize that voltage is relative but I do not get how to get a common ground so that everything is relatively correct to go in and out of the chips. The picture summarizes the setup: ...
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Using TLP280-4 with STM32F1xx MCU

This is a continuation of my previous question. Olin Lathrop explicitly explained me the previous question, but also set thinking on the exact way of connection the optocoupler to a MCU input. I ...
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Bipolar Op Amp w/ Near Zero Offset?

My understanding is that if source resistance is low, a bipolar op amp has 10dB less noise than a JFET. I prefer the JFET op amps because the input offset is so low that you can eliminate coupling ...
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Using Single Ended Output with Differential Input by Grounding one Input

I am making a frequency generator using the AD9833 (programmed from the PIC16F876). I wish to use a Programmable Gain Amplifier to adjust the signal level before being sent to a power amplifier ...
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Continous rotary input?

I need something to work as an input for a rotary device. It must be able to rotate continously, accurate to a degree of rotation, and so that any extra full rotation will have no effect on the input, ...
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How to use the PIC16F628A's PORTA,4-7 as inputs?

I'm working on a countdown timer and I want to use the MSN of PortA for my switches. I'm using MPLAB. I can't use C to program the PIC because the collage taught us to program in decimal, and they ...
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What is the correct term for this type of USB Input devices?

Hi, I'm working on something where I need to use a huge amout of these little guys (picture attached), probably around 32 or more for a start.. The problem is, I need to be able to connect all of ...
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How do I extend the number of analog (input) pins available to me?

I already know how to extend the number of digital pins on an Arduino using a multiplexer. I want to increase the number of analog input channels that I have. One solution is to add another Arduino ...
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Why the Locking Buttons? (Project for blind user)

I was trying to build this: http://www.shaungehring.com/2013/01/03/raspberry-pi-project-1-pandora-streamer/ for a blind user. The large buttons are a key aspect for this target user. But, I've noticed ...
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5v output to 3.3v?

I have a microcontroller and a Raspberry Pi, both running off of the same 5v supply, in parallel. The microcontroller has 4 5v output pins and the other is a Raspberry Pi, that can only accept inputs ...
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How do we OR two bits in ATxmega128?

I am working with ATxMega128 and programming it in C. I have two inputs coming from a sensor and I want to turn on an LED when I get output from either of the sensor. I can blink my LED if i get ...
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Build an Audio Toggle Box

I want to build a small box with two audio inputs and two audio outputs, with two switches to control the current input/output. Something like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQzLnt0_-zU I've ...
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Digital Circuit question - sensing input across power rails using a micro

In the Circuit shown below, I am trying to achieve the following (I know my circuit is not correct, it is an attempt). Problem: WHen INPUT_N = 0V, the input to the microcontroller does not go low. ...
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LD1117 vs LM1117

If I'm driving, say, a 500mA load, would you guys think that I could use these two parts more or less interchangeably? ...
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How can we read two digital inputs simultaneously from ATxMega128?

I am new here.. I have two IR sensors that give digital output (0 when there is something in front of it and 1 when there isn't). I am using a ATxMEGA128 to run motors using these sensors but I am ...