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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...