An electrical actuator converting electrical energy into rotational motion.

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What is meant constant voltage control of h-bridge

I am using LV8075LP as the h-bridge to drive small 3V, 90mA coin vibration motor. I came across a few terms that I need to understand. Constant voltage control Output full drive Also, can I use ...
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How to troubleshoot soldering issue?

I have circuit working perfectly on a breadboard - motors are spinning as expected. But same circuit with same components is not working when I soldered it - motors barely can spin (you hear buzz ...
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How does vibration motor create motion in particular direction?

I am building an autonomous robot for robot swarm reasonably small in size (say 30mm x 30mm). I was analyzing such robot's locomotion and found that coin vibration motors are used widely as opposed to ...
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How do I find power flow and shaft torque of induction motor?

A 50Hz induction motor has a synchronous speed of 3000 RPM. The motor has 2 poles and is initially running below the synchronous speed. An external force is applied and the motor is now rotated at ...
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Level Shifting & Amplification

I am trying to design a crane load (Weight) measuring unit using motor current measurement technique. For some reasons we can't use load cells here. Part of schematic I have drawn here An air core ...
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How does this H-bridge circuit work?

I am trying to repair an old radio-controlled toy car. It would only go backward, and forward movement would stutter. After some investigating, it turned out that one of the H-bridge NPN transistors ...
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Why do refrigeration compressors stall when switched off and on quickly?

All of the air conditioners I've worked with have the following words on them: Before restarting, wait three minutes. In the event the air conditioner's compressor is switched off and back on ...
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Battery voltage changing drastically after use

I have a NiCd 2000mAh 7.2V battery that drives two motors. If I run the motors for 30 seconds, the voltage reduces from 7.60 to 5V. Once motors are stopped, it takes a minute to come back to 7.50V at ...
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how to select Dc Motor

I have air conditioning application where i want to run blower @ 1500 rpm. Motor is rated for 48-56v DC. The operation of motor is continuous mode. Let me know calculation involved here Minimum ...
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Best way to drop 12V fan to 7-9V? [closed]

So my Xbox one PSU died and microsoft doesn't sell official ones yet, so I bought a third party one and the fan that is in it is a 12V blower fan with 2 wires running right to the board (it says 12V ...
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What is the lifetime of eccentric-weight haptic actuator? [closed]

Typically 40ms duration, few thousands times per day. What would be its life expectancy?
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Whats happening with my pond pump at reduced voltage? [closed]

So, I wanted to slow down my pond pump, and I have a variac or variable transformer that I used to reduced the voltage going to pump. I guess I probably needed to vary the frequency, not the voltage ...
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Drawing 2A from 1.5A source. What are the risks? [duplicate]

I have 220V to 12V converter with 1.5A output. My simple motor draws 12V and 2A. Are there any potential risks, when the difference is so small (besides motor being slower)? I cant figure out if ...
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How to create an electronically controllable resistance to a physical movement?

What is the best way to create an electronically controllable resistance to a physical movement? For example, at the gym you control the resistance to movement by putting more load, more weight. Is ...
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Controlling motor direction, usage and speed

I want to build a machine that can follow a set of simple rules by which it controls a motor. These rules are yet to decided, but the patterns are as follows: Turn motor clockwise for ...
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How to connect SINAMICS V60 driver to RaspberryPi

I have a Siemens motor with SINAMICS V60 driver (10A). Here is the Getting Started Manual (28MB PDF) . I want to connect this driver to the GPIOs of my raspberry Pi board. The purpose is to control ...
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Generating a Trapezoidal Motion Profile

I'm working on a project which involves the use of a servo motor to pull an object along a track. The servo motor will have a quadrature encoder to calculate the position. I'll probably implement this ...
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Supply voltage for MOSFET driver in high-voltage (110v) PWM regulator

I am designing PWM speed control for 110v DC motor. Since it is 110v, I am going to power it from bridge rectifier connected to mains, with MOSFET on low side for switching. For driving MOSFET I plan ...
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12 V relay instead of 9 V?

My RC car uses 2 relays (9 V, SPDT) for it's forward/backward movement, as image below indicates: However, RC car isn't able to be driven anymore. Specifically, servo works fine but motor can't ...
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Voltage increases speed/ current increase torque?

I don't understand how current reduces speed in an electric motor,while voltage increases it. Wouldn't a stronger magnetic field mean there is a stronger "force" thus should be a higher acceleration, ...
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Can I use pwm to control speed of at motor driver?

Ive got this motor driver from Sparkfun, https://www.sparkfun.com/products/9670. Where I get it that setting ENA and IN1 to high will enable connected motor 1 to og full speed in one direction. But, ...
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Get motor ratings from unknown DC motors

I've purchased bulk cheap DC motors for a robot problem. But I don't know their ratings. Is there a way for me to find out? For instance, I would like to know their max DC voltage input using basic ...
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Arduino Motor Shield overcurrent detection & protection

I have motor on my Arduino Motor Shield that draws <500mA when running and maximum 1A when stalled. I want to add some form of stall protection so that when the motor stalls the power is removed ...
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Motor Control For Overload

I am using PIC 18F45K80 for four phase dc motor control operation. The maximum load current is 30 Amps. If it exceeds 30 Amps, I have to call stop_motor() function in my coding in order to switch off ...
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Why are rectifiers-inverters used to drive AC motors instead of using the rectified current to drive DC motors?

I understand the advantages of using a rectifier-inverter system to drive an AC motor instead of simply plugging it into mains power, as it allows much better control of its speed and performance; but ...
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Infer the EMF amplitude of a generator from limited motor-mode data

Context: I am designing a very low speed alternator for small power devices, and I would like to select the correct motor for my application. The problem is, the cheap ones provide very little data - ...
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How do transistors work in a circuit? [duplicate]

I'm currently just getting involved with electronics, just bought an Arduino starter kit and am fiddling around with it. Currently i'm on a project which involves the use of a DC(spinning) motor in ...
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Considerations for a motor resisting a human grip

I'm trying to replicate this project at home, wherein strings attached to fingers and pulled by servos are used (instead of difficult pneumatics) to simulate an object in a glove as a version of ...
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How to move an object through 30 degree rotation? [closed]

I want to make an electronic bird feeder in which the feeder floor tips 30 degree down to exhaust the used seeds. I know how to work with PIC micro controllers to do the timing and enabling an output, ...
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Transistor Arduino Loss of Voltage

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I have a wire connected to the base of the transistor that goes to the PWM pin 9 on the Arduino Uno. On the collector of the ...
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Motor rated 7.6AMPS. How will motor behave if driven with PWM controller with 4A output?

Firstly, I apologies for having to ask such a basic question. I'm looking to buy a controller for a permanent magnet motor. The specs of the motor are: 200VDC, 1.5HP, 5700RPM, 7.6A, form factor: 1.0 ...
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DC Motor as DC Generator + Output Polarity Switcher

I am working on a hobby circuit. And got a quick question. I am using regular mini DC Motor as DC Generator. If the motor is rotated one side it generates few volts. If the motor is rotated in ...
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How to make two motors spin at the same speed?

I am currently using two identical motors to drive a robot. The motors are both controlled using relays but one of the motors is spinning faster than the other. How can I slow down the faster motor ...
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Understanding current readings from a multimeter

If you couldn't guess, I'm new to electronics. So, I've just received my 3V air pump, it didn't come with any specs, so I'm trying to figure everything out. I hooked it up to a DC variable power ...
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48V PWM Motor Controller

I considering doing an electric Go-Kart project with two direct drive rear 48v motors (considering two of these). I plan to control it using Arduino PWM pins. However, I am not sure of the route to go ...
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Drive a DC motor rated for higher than 5V

How would I go about if wanted to drive a 10V DC motor with 5V logic, suuch as the one found by an Arduino, at different rotation speeds? Is there such thing as a motor driver that accepts an ...
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XY table using motorized potentiometers

I'm trying to implement a XY table using 4 units of these motorized potentiometer, controlled by an Arduino. Since I have other uses in mind, I'd like to use as few pins as possible, wich would imply ...
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Multiplexing 4 DC motors with arduino

I'm aiming to control 4 motorized faders with an Arduino. However, I'm still trying to figure out how to best multiplex all the inputs/outputs. Each fader has two potentionmeters and one touch ...
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RPM counter using 8051 microcontroller

I am building a RPM measurement unit using 8051 micro controller. I want to measure RPM of AC motor. I have connected proximity sensor to get the pulse for each turn. I have connected the proximity ...
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How can the Arduino Uno support up to 12 servos if it only has 6 digital PWM pins?

According to this: The Servo library supports up to 12 motors on most Arduino boards and 48 on the Arduino Mega. On boards other than the Mega, use of the library disables analogWrite() (PWM) ...
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Does a multi-speed fan operate at a different wattage at different speeds? [closed]

This question has been phrased to be a non-use, theoretical question on electrical design, as it has always been intended. Note to moderators: please be careful editing or re-phrasing to reduce the ...
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Is it possible to use 2 relays instead of a DC motor controller?

I have been for motor controllers to control two 12V motors that have a stall current of 130A and at max power (expected operation) will draw 68A. I am having trouble finding low cost motor ...
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Motor PWM Controllers Too Good to be True

I am working on a project which involves driving 2 high power 60amp stall 12v motors from an arduino. I had been browsing available drivers, and everything on the market seems to be quite expensive ...
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Is It Safe To Apply 24V Across a 12V Motor?

I am trying to determine if it is safe to apply 24V across a 12V rated motor. I am working on a robot that weighs approximately 150lb and has a friction intensive drive system. I believe the motors ...
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Stepper motor stalls at low frequencies. Why?

I picked up a Howard Industries 1-19-4200 (5 wire) stepper and have been driving it on my testbench with a PIC18F2550 and L293D. I recently added a potentiometer to an analog pin of the PIC for speed ...
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Sharing the Seeeduino LiPo with a motor controller

I'd like to use a Seeeduino to control a small DC motor to wind/unwind a thin cable which will be lifting a small door. Ideally, I'd like to use the same LiPo that's being used to power the ...
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What is the torque of motor when dead weight added to the shaft? [closed]

How to calculate the torque of motor when external dead weight (say 70Kg) is hanged over motor shaft? How to find the starting of motor?
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Surge Protection for pump relay

I have a 24 volt relay that starts a 220 volt pump motor for a sprinkler system. The relay and pump are about 800 yards from the 24 volt signal generator. I have had four relays go bad and fail. I ...
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DC 5 Volts - 2100mAh Electric Motor Generator. How?

I have spent my entire weekend trying to locate a place where I can buy a 5 Volts - 2100mAh Electric Motor/Generator. My goal is to spin this motor up to a certain RPM to generate the 5 volts and ...
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Using a motor as a generator: How fast does it need to rotate?

I have a dc motor with the following specifications: ...