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Simple Electric Motor [on hold]

I want to make a really efficient but simple brushless motor by using a magnet, ferrite core, and coil. What are the formulas I would need to calculate the force/ power of the magnets and coils? ...
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Physics behind magnetic storage [closed]

What is the physics behind magnetic storage ? I know magnetic storage are built of ferrites, but how does the hysteresis help in storing large data ?
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using a magnet to trigger a traffic light

Here is the link to the Traffic Detector Handbook from the Federal Highway Administration: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/publications/research/operations/its/06108/02.cfm This will explain more about ...
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Where are Ćuk converters

According to "the art of electronics" (p 651) and other internet sources, the ćuk switch converter has the most desirable properties: continuous input and output current waveforms, boosting and ...
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Effects on the exterior magnetic field from a field induced by a wire?

I have an experimental set-up where I place a conductive wire in a magnetic field created by an electromagnet like so: There is current flowing in a wire as well(aside from the electromagnet) ...
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Reed switch sensitivity

I've built a setup where I've placed a reed switch near the water meter in my house. Every 0.5 litre the switch gets triggered and my Raspberry Pi does the rest of the work. My gas meter also outputs ...
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Closed loop shapes with zero mutual inductance?

I have done numerous searches trying to find any mention of theory or experimentation done on determining closed current loop shapes that have zero mutual inductance and...no dice! Of course you can ...
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Magnetically shielding an actuator

We need to magnetically shield a solenoid that activates this valve (shown below) Just slipping a mild steel cap over the end does not do the job, nor appears to have any screening effect at all. ...
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How to increase an electromagnet's magnetic field size

So i made this electromagnet out of a microwave oven transformer by taking out the secondary coil. It very strong but it can only attract the metals if i bring it really close. How do increase the ...
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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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Putting together a flyback converter development platform

At this stage of my independent study of off-line flyback topology switching converters, I'd like to start building some working converters to get a hands-on feel for things and to perform ...
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Ways to use electromagnets to pick up metal shavings at a distance

I work at a rotor machining plant and there is an issue for shutting a line down to clean up metal shavings, causes too much down time. I was thinking of using a strong electromagnet to have a "pick ...
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Formula for electromagnet strength parallel, outside the coil

I am working on a electromagnet project to collect metal shavings off the floor after machining. I have a formula for the magnetic strength at a distance from the ends, but not parallel to the coil. ...
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Overcoming rotor magnetic field when magnetizing stator in a Halbach motor

I am currently building a high static torque motor using electropermanent magnets arranged in a circular Halbach array as so: I've coiled magnet wire around the 12 alnico magnets making up the ...
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Magnetic switch with no moving parts

Is there a magnetic switch (like a reed switch) but with no moving parts? I need a switch that can be turned on by a magnetic field but won't move around due to tremendous shock absorption.
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Core loss appearing in buck converter ripple current

I have been told (and have also seen experimentally) that an inductor with a high core loss will introduce "glitches" to the ripple current in a switch mode power supply. I have tried researching ...
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What is the difference between a transformer and a coupled inductor?

Transformers and coupled inductors seem very similar. Is there a difference in construction? Or only in use? This question asks something similar, but the answers don't address my question: Coupled ...
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What is the difference between the magnetic H field and the B field?

Wikipedia provides a mathematical explanation. Can I get the intuitive one? I'd like to, for example, understand a ferrite datasheet. These usually have graphs of H vs B, and the definition of ...
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Hall effect device for circa 1 tesla gaussmeter

I'm thinking about building an unsophisticated bench instrument for measuring magnetic field density, just to support my learning about electromagnetism and building magnetics for power electronics ...
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Externally toggle relay

Is it possible to force a relay to toggle without changing the input to the coil? i.e. if the relay (a sealed SPDT, say) has 0V on the coil such that NC is connected, it is theoretically possible that ...
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Why are reed switches made in glass tubes?

Why are reed switches made in glass tubes? Reed switches sense magnetic fields, and glass is not the only material not affected by a magnetic field. They can use plastic for example. Why are most of ...
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Suggestions for moldable ferromagnetic material?

I'm trying to build a sort of three-axis stepper motor that consists of a sphere with a permanent bar magnet embedded in it surrounded by a cube (slightly smaller than the sphere, so that the sides of ...
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Magnetic modulation/ induction

I've been looking for a viable means of communication under water (other than sonars), be it short or mid-ranged, and I have come across MM and MI. I am no engineer, so I need help with this, and 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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Danger of Saturation of Primary Coil in a Flyback

I was reading a book, "switching power supply design - Abraham Pressman", specifically the section about flyback converters. One part I'm not quite sure I understand is where he says that the ...
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Tracking rotation with extremely high accuracy

I would like to track the angular position of a fairly slow motorized rotating arm (direct-drive; see illustration below) -- but require angular accuracy of under 0.05°, and similar resolution. As ...
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Will plastic influence a magnetic field?

First of all sorry for my English. If, for example I will "create" magnet by passing current through a coil. And than I will "wrap" this piece with plastic or some other material, will the "magnet ...
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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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neodymium magnet - how it affects a circuit

I am trying to develop a connector which can join both sides by a magnet. I got the idea of using a neodymium magnet , but I was thinking that if this could in one way or another affect circuit ...
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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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why cannot use permanent magnets for large electricity production

Why cannot use permanent magnets for large electricity generation as they donot require power to produce strong magnneticfield
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DC MMF and flux density variation in space

If flux density produced by DC current is sinusoidally distributed in space why do we say that DC MMF is space invariant?
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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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Ferrite core characterization

I need to make a dc dc converter and have some ferrite toroids but I don't have the datasheet of the cores so I need to know how much energy are capable do store the core and what current can they ...
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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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Is there a way to shield the fluidics of a solenoid valve from its magnetic field?

Are there any solenoid valves on the market that specifically shield the fluidics from the magnetic field of the solenoid actuation? Either by physically redirecting the fluidics around the coils or ...
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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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Why don't Inductors have voltage ratings, but transformers do?

Inductors don't have voltage rating, but transformers do... why is that? Why not just put a current, frequency, and turns ratio for transformers and be done?
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How is the current induced in this circuit?

Rectangle FBCE is the conducting wire. The circle is where magnetic field exists.The perimeter of the circle is NOT a conducting wire. R1,R2,...are different resistances. If the magnetic field(B) ...
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Opposing EMF's with an odd change…?

A conductor in case 1 has two separate uniform magnetic fields \$B_1\$ & \$B_2\$: The magnetic fields(the blue rectangles are the field regions parallel to the conductor, while X's are the ...
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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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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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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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Value of inductor

I need to wind an inductor with a value between 47uH - 200uH. I have a 10 mm (in diameter) ferrite core from an RF choke used in an old radio (probably lossy ferrite). The core is 3 cm long (I also ...
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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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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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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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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 ...