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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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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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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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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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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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Ground plane and magnets

I am making a wheel encoder out of a Hall Effect sensor with magnets in a concentric circle on the wheel. The Hall effect sensor is on a 2-layer 9x5mm pcb. I usually fill in the layers by drawing a ...
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What sensors are commonly used for vehicle detection?

I want to make a vehicle detection prototype. I find there are multiple choices of sensors that can be used to detect a vehicle, such as acoustic, ultrasonic, infrared, magnetic inductive sensor. I ...
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How to work out the magnetomotive force?

I don't know which formula to use for this past exam, there are so many. I was thinking of the formula: f = HL? But then I don't know the equation symbols for flux density and what a BH curve is. ...
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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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Two RJ45s one PHY

Is it possible connecting two RJ45s to a one port ethernet magnetics? If yes, Does it require just turns ratio adjustment or other issues have to be taken into account? Thanks!