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Hall effect sensor operational distance from magnet

I want to use a this hall effect sensor to detect the presence of magnet. I'm pretty sure I understand how to use the hall effect sensor, but I'm not sure how to calculate the distance the sensor can ...
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Magnetic field of a current carrying conductor

why magnetic field of a current carrying conductor is produced in the form of concentric circles and why doesnt magnetic field converge or diverge from the conductor carrying current. A metal is acts ...
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Building an electromagnet to work over an air gap

I am currently working on a project where I am building an electromagnet that works over an air gap. Specifically a gap of about 0.3 inches. The electromagnet type was selected because I need to be ...
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Long Term effects of saturating isolation txfr

I have a 1:1 isolation transformer that's rated for 25VA. I'm consuming 30VA, 20W. I've noticed because I'm saturating it, the txfr is no longer 1:1, it's more like 1:1.1. Other than this issue, for ...
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Can a transformer work if the core is not circular?

I am trying to build a transformer to convert 12V AC power to 5V AC. Here is what I have right now: I haven't adjusted the coil ratio yet but I tried it just to see if there would be any output ...
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Magnetic Field vs E-M Field

I have got some questions on this topic based on the best answers I get to these: -1- If magnetic fields arise due to electric currents in conductors, we say they are not E-M waves in nature; it is ...
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magnetic flux cut by a magnet

I have two magnets A and B: Magnet A is movable, Magnet B is fixed. Magnet A is smaller and weaker (surface area of 1 Square cm) , where as magnet B is stronger and bigger (surface area of 4 Square ...
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Clamp Meter Working Principle

Basic theory of clamp meter to measure rms of current wave. What I have in mind is that wire creates the changing flux that induces voltage in the meter.This voltage is calibrated ? Also how does the ...
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Bricked IMU using a magnet?

I think I may have bricked my IMU or seriously damaged it earlier this week. I have the Adafruit 9-DOF IMU Breakout - L3GD20H + LSM303 (link: http://www.adafruit.com/products/1714) which has an ...
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Where can I find correct documentation of old floppy drive formats?

I have an old drum machine with an ancient proprietary 3.5" SONY floppy disk drive with no information on the device itself that I have seen. The performance is spotty and it's very picky about disks. ...
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Potential lose of time-dependent currents in presence of static magnetic fields

A time-dependent current (either DC or AC) that creates a changing magnetic field around the wire, in absence of other materials, only lose current in heat proportional to ohmic resistance of wire ...
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Proximity activation

My boss wants me to implement a system that only lets "allowed users" to use the machineries in our shop. Since I am an IT, I do not have any idea how to process this. I came with the idea to ...
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Can a planar transformer replace a laminated transformer for 50Hz AC conversion?

I have seen planar magnetics transformers even with isolation up to 20 kV. However those devices seem to be designed for DC/DC conversion in 100 kHz range. I am wondering whether low frequency ...
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Hall-sensor replacement for reed switch

I have a device in which a reed switch is encased in potting compound. (So impossible to identify.) My problem is, that for my application the switch is too slow. I am considering replacing it with a ...
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questions on shielding static magnetic field

It seems that using ferromagnetic materials is the easiest way to shield static magnetic field. But is it still working in strong field strength(up to 5T)? Another question is that are mu-metal ...
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Flux in transformers

I have found it very difficult to find what actually happens with primary and secondary generated flux in transformers, I understand the normal transformer theory but it doesn't add up in reality! I ...
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How do electric and magnetic fields affect electronic circuits?

I have come across those requirements: "The equipment shall not be susceptible to DC magnetic fields of up to 60 μT." "The equipment shall not be susceptible to electric fields of up to 140dBuV/m ...
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POE external Magnetics Alternative to magnetic RJ45 jack ieee803af

I can't use a magnetic jack for this POE PD (ieee803af), because we use another connector (M12). Looking for components to replace the internal magnetics, I found that almost all components and ...
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Inductor Core Loss: Volt-uS vs. Irms vs. Switcher Frequency

For DC to DC application, I see these charts often for inductors, but I don't understand what they actually mean. What does this chart mean, and how does it relate Volt-uS, Irms, & Freq? Edit: ...
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How does a transformer transmit power from the primary to the secondary?

I'm trying to get my head wrapped around transformer operation and in the process regretting the times I snoozed in my Electromagnetics class as a EE student back when I was a lad :) I'm looking for ...
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Why is HV kept open in OC test of transformer?

Why is HV kept open in OC test of transformer? Also, why is LV shorted in SC test of the transformer? (Generally this is preferred - why?)
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Create a vest to detect contact

I want to make a laser hunt type game with my son using Nerf Guns. I can modify the Nerf bullet to put some sort of device on the top of the bullet (obviously something not too heavy). It would be ...
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Magnetic contact circuit

Which is the best circuit for using a magnetic contact for turning on a LED strip? I would like to turn on a strip led with 12V 7A battery, but: 1 - if I use only the magnetic contact it will be ...
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Extend an rj45 Jack

I want to extend the Ethernet port (of my raspberry pi) using a short bit of cable plugges in into the Ethernet Port and solider to another rj45-jack. In the jack I have here, are some built-in coils ...
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Which is the best material to create a magnetic field?

I'm trying to create a magnetic field and I'm also trying to induct electricity wirelessly to a light bulb. What I have to do is create a round coil but I'm not sure what is the most conductive ...
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3 axis magnetometer issue in one axis

I have several 3-axis magnetometers mounted on breadboards, and they all read correctly in the x and z directions. The Y direction is very strange; when turned to read ...
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Motor without magnetism [duplicate]

Every electric motor I know, takes electricity and converts it over a magnetic field, for generating movement. Is it possible to generate significant movement, based only only on electrons movement? ...
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Electrical Machines based on Electric Fields

Our teacher asked us this question during the lecture for Power Electromagnetics. We know that Electric Fields and Magnetic Fields are easily transformable into one another. And they are used greatly ...
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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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How to determine the minimum proximity of magnet to an AC line for no electrical impedance?

As the title says, I am wanting to calculate the minimum proximity for a magnet to be near a AC line for no electrical impedance. My scenario is this: I have a theoretical device like MagSafe ...
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Mitigate the effects of magnetic induction heating in a three phase AC system

To mitigate the effects of magnetic induction heating in a three phase AC system, it is common practice to group the conductors and to keep them in the same raceway. Also, three phase power is ...
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Magnetic equivalent circuit with permanent magnets

I am fighting to understand how permanent magnets are inserted in magnetic equivalent circuits. In the image below is an example, at the left, the physical representation of an Iron core with a ...
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Bit persistence on a Hard Disk Drive

I was wondering if there was a time limit to the "persistence" of bits on a hard drive, a classical SATA for example. If I'm correct, bits are written by a magnetizing head in some cells on the hard ...
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Magnetic flux outside a solenoid perpendicular to the direction of axis of solenoid

I know that using straight forward Biot-Svart law it is possible to calculate field inside a solenoid or at a point on an axis away from the circular coil. Now is it possible to calculate the Flux ...
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Maximizing force of magnetic mass accelerator

I am planning to build a coil gun to fire small neodymium magnets out of a pipe. For this I am planning to use a large 400 Farad 2.7 Volt capacitor. I am wondering how many coils of wire I should ...
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Thickness of low frequency Mu shield calculation

I am dealing with a low frequency varying magnetic field, say 10 - 100Hz with a magnitude of 0.8T. It seems shielding at this frequency gets tricky. Even though Mu is capable of doing it, there should ...
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Would proximity to water affect a magnetometer

I'm using an InvenSense MPU9150 as a tilt-compensated compass in an autonomous sailboat. I'm trying to decide where to put the the control board, with options being in a dry box on top of the "deck," ...
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Can I increase inductance using permanent magnet ?

I know that when I insert a ferromagnetic core inside an air-cored coil, the inductance increases. What if I inserted a permanent magnet with a cylindrical shape into an air-cored coil, does the ...
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Why is the Litz Wire twisted?

I understand that dividing a wire into multiple insulated pieces reduce the Eddy Currents, and that reduces the magnetic field inside the wire, which leads to increased skin depth. But why do they ...
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Super fast magnetic field by an electromagnet?

Was wondering about the possibility of creating a magnetic field in milliseconds or less? I know it's possible based on certain labs achieving 60-100 Tesla and more. But what about creating a 2 - 5 ...
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Magnet that needs power to turn off? Inverse coil?

I have never heard of such thing. But it would really suit my needs. I'm inventing a device and during it's operation, it should be able to catch an iron object any time (with a permanent magnet). ...
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Magnet strength in dynamo design

I come from a computer background, and apologies if this question sounds elementary. While designing a dynamo, I came across a problem of how to calculate the the strength of the magnetic field, and ...
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Is it necessary for EM fields to be dependent & co-exist in static conditions? [closed]

I was having a discussion today with one my colleagues in the lab about the independence and co-existence of EM fields. My argument: In time-varying fields: EM fields are necessary dependent, and ...
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Calculation of inductance of rectangle coil

I'm currently working on a project about inductance. I want to calculate the inductance of a rectangle-shaped coil with a pitch different from zero. I tried this by applying the law of Biot-Savart. If ...
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How do I determine the distance from a magnet using Magnetometer?

I have a triple-axis magnetometer and a magnet, and I am trying to calculate the relative position of the magnet from the magnetometer. The magnetometer outputs the strength of any fields detected in ...
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How to select and use Strong Magnet together with hall sensor and amplifier?

With reference hall effect IC sensor (hopefully on topic as normal EE work) used together with these silver color magnet, as this example of 20 by 10 mm from ebay, Do they have different ...
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Electromagnet for string vibration

I recently read a lot about guitar sustainers, for those who don't know what are they - it is basically an electromagnet with an amplifier. It takes an input from pickup, amplifies it and then ...
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How does this iPhone app measure the power flowing through an AC appliance cord?

My electric utility released an iPhone app called "DTE Insight" which (among other things) measures the amount of power flowing through an appliance's power cord by asking you to hold the cord against ...
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Current source for milliohm loads?

I've been working on a model maglev train as my Grand Hobby Project; something around the H0 scale. The initial idea was to use the Inductrack mechanism to keep it simple. To summarize, a Halbach ...
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Magnetic shielding

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/blog.asp?p=shielding-materials I understand from the diagrams that the magnetic field is redirected through the shield (and not canceled out.. etc) Suppose I cover one ...