An electrical actuator converting electrical energy into rotational motion.

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MOSFET Driver Stress

I am using an Allegro Microsystems A4935 3-phase MOSFET driver in a brushless speed controller. I recently got the motor spinning, but when I began increasing the voltage, my commutation started to ...
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High voltage (70V) amplifier

I need to generate a 400Hz 26V rms signal with at least 200mA drive capability. 26V rms means 72.8V p-p is required. It is to drive the rotor winding on a synchro system. I was planning to use 2 x ...
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What happens if we run 415V 3 phase motor running on full load on to a 240V 3 phase supply?

I have a 415V 3 phase motor, but during emergency situation a 110V DC to 220VAC 3 Phase inverter comes into place. What will be the effects on the motor
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DC motors, AC motors, and Kv

As I understand it, DC motors have Kv values because their speed is determined by the applied voltage. AC motors don't have Kv values because their speed is determined by the frequency of the AC ...
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Arduino UNO not working with L293D

I am creating a simple robot that is controlled by an Arduino UNO, and given instructions by a button matrix. One can press 4 buttons for Forward, Backward, Left and right on on the matrix array, ...
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Unknown resistive disk in parallel with AC motor capacitor

This assembly is the motor connector for a Grundfos U15-38SPA circulating pump, which interfaces to the capacitor (2uF) and power supply (220VAC). Between the two brown wires leading to the cap is ...
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Monster moto shield + Arduino +Pololu 12V, 29:1 Gear Motor Encoder hardware problem

Overflow enthusiasts! I am trying to build a balancing robot with two wheels, using the polulu gear motor as mentioned above. In order to have a strong motor driver,the monster moto shield is used in ...
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Controlling a treadmill motor

I'm recycling some spare parts of an old treadmill for a new project. I have the motor with its driver board, the elevator piston and the controller board. All works out of the box, but I need to ...
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Gear motor with encoder: minimum drivable step

I am fancying this motor http://www.pololu.com/catalog/product/2271/specs to motorize an X-Y stage. (Alternative High rpm motors with high reduction ratio and high encoder counts/rev are welcome ;) ...
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Purpose of resistors from phase to phase on 480V motor

I have inherited a project with a motor circuit that I cannot figure out the purpose of some resistors. It was initially designed for operation in Europe at 400V 50Hz. Since it is operating here in ...
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Measuring and classify stepper motor

Hi guys I've got a little projet running and need your help: I am going to use a stepper motor and a motor driver, in my mind that should work (maybe with a heat sink for the driver). What do you ...
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Is this motor suitable for my project?

i have a project which have 4 18volt DC motors, each motor rotate a screw which is 8mm and pitch 1.25mm and 200mm length vertically, load connected via nut in screw, every motor has 3.5 KG load and ...
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What is the differene between zero leading and zero lagging?

The armature reaction of an alternator will be completely magnetising when load power factor is A unity B zero lagging C zero leading D 0.8 lagging Though ...
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In field controlled dc motor, why does the armature current remain unchanged even if it is affected by field flux?

Basically in a field controlled dc motor, the armature current is kept constant (via some constant voltage source) while the field current is varied which will vary the field flux and interacts with ...
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AC relay switch-off optimum phase?

I have a circuit which turns a 230V 50hz AC motor on and off by use of a relay. I've tried to arrange it so that the relay would be turned off when the current through the motor is zero. Of course, ...
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Draw relation of rotation speed and output power of PMAC generator with brake resistor

I would like to draw a graph showing the relationship between rotation speed and power of an ideal Sinus PMAC generator with a brake resistor R(load) to be defined controlled via a 4Q Controller ...
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AC Motor operating region

I've been using an ABB IRB 2400 robotic arm to gain experimental data and write a report based on the data. I found that when I operated it at different speeds for pre-programmed paths, I got a ...
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How much has the power density of electrical motors and generators changed in recent decades?

I would like to know how much lighter (if at all) a matched combination of an electrical motor and generator with a given power output would be today, compared to a similarly powerful combination ...
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No output at H bridge during quick power drop

I used a H bridge with PMW control to drive DC motor in two directions. I observed a strange phenomenon that during quick voltage drop, the PWM output at M2 is cutoff, although the T4 gate PWM input ...
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Why doesn't this relay circuit work?

Objective: A device to prevent automatic restart of a motor (or pump) after power failure. Background: It is well known that aquarium fish are curious and will explore items in the tank. In the ...
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Old variable speed AC motor wiring

As a disclaimer, I have a little electronics knowledge, but I'm no expert. I've been given an old 1940's Hunter fan and I'm working on fixing it up. I took the base apart and wiring is pretty bad - ...
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L298N shield gives relatively low ouput voltage and current

I am using a L298N shield together with an Arduino to drive a 42mm 2 phases bipolar stepper motor. The driving voltage for the motor is 12V and the logic voltage for Arduino and the L298N shield is ...
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Why do my outputs look exactly the same for the Allegro 3901?

I am trying to capture results shown in Figure 8 of Allegro 3901 data sheet . My circuit looks like this: The channels above coresspond to the oscilloscope screen captures below: In the image ...
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Hacking a self balancing scooter wheel/motor

The wheels/motors of self balancing scooters seem to offer great opportunities to hobby robotics. The motor is completely housed inside the wheels, the motor seems powerful & are pretty cheap ...
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Explain please this half bridge circuit by ChaN

I'm analyzing ChaN's passive stroboscope project and have some troubles in understanding the motor bridge circuit: Here the full circuit. I don't understand why need C3, D3 (both), D4, and L2. And ...
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What type of motor is it that I am after?

I would like to actuate a linkage using a motor from one end. Meanwhile, this linkage can be manually actuated from the other end. I would like to use a 12V motor which I can use to actuate the ...
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Piezomotor control

I'm trying to control a piezomotor, here is his datasheet, and drive it with the TMC261, however I've read that a piezomotor requires a sinusoidal wave so an DAC in indispensable but also I've found ...
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drv8833 motor driver with lipo-2s problem

I am using a drv8833 motor driver for brush motor and i have one problem. When i'm connecting its VIN and GND to powerbank battery, brush motor to BOUT12 and BIN12 to atmega 328p, setting BIN1 to '1' ...
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Why does a servo motor reset to a different neutral position occasionally?

I have a servo motor that I am trying to control with an arduino board. Its pulse width range is from 900-2100 us with a midpoint at 1500us. It has a range of motion of 180 degrees. Occasionally when ...
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arduino relay with 3 motors

I am doing a project where I require to control 2 DC motors and probably 1 stepper motor. The DC motors only have to work in one direction whereas the stepper motor has to be reversable. (the stepper ...
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Invertek Optidrive E2 Modbus

Has anyone communicated to an Invertek Optidrive E2 using Modbus? Even when I follow the way the user guide indicates it should be done, I get responses consisting of a whole lot of zeroes. E.G. I ...
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ringing shunt resistor on induction motor

I'm working on a three-phase AC induction motor driver. The main supply is 48V and I plan to operate in the 0-40A range. The six MOSFETs are driven by PWM signals via a gate driver. The PWM signals ...
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Driving LRA actuator with a driver

I'm using a driver DRV2605L to drive a LRA from the link below. https://catalog.precisionmicrodrives.com/order-parts/product/c10-100-10mm-linear-resonant-actuator-4mm-type The problem is that the ...
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How do I calculate the number of turns per slot on a stator?

I am in the process of winding a split phase permanent capacitor motor running 1/3 at ~1720 RPM 120V 60Hz. It features 4 poles and 24 slots on the stator. The motor had 18 AWG magnet wire. I am ...
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electric wheelchair

I'm making an electric wheelchair . I want to lift a total weight of 100kg on it with a max speed of 4mph. So help me choose appropriate motors(dc geared , stepper, or .....) and batteries (12 or 24 ...
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Servo motor horizontal steering movement

I wanted to replace existing DC motor - Spring based steering system of an RC car with a servo motor. The existing setup is shown in the image attached. I need to know what would be best method to ...
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Overload relay nameplate

The following information appears on the nameplate / description of an existing thermal overload relay (for motor protection) I need to replace with a modern unit of same functionality: IEC 292-1 ...