A signal or power being generated by one system for consumption by another, or a connection for that purpose.

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Correct Way to Limit Op Amp Output Current

I'm planning to use an AD817 op amp in the output stage of my function generator (datasheet). I'm worried about how the part would stand up to a short, so I ran some simulations. The simulation below ...
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NE555 output voltage is too low

I'm trying to make a simple astable circuit. It should be one of the easiest ones in history of electronics, but I can't figure out what's wrong with my design: simulate this circuit – ...
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How to connect input and output on Bistable Multivibrator

I built the circuit below on my breadboard. I've checked every connection and it doesn't work. The thing I didn't know how to do was connecting the output (a LED) and the input. (a button) I did ...
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Input output voltage problem in PIC32 starter kit & IO expansion board

I have a PIC32 Ethernet Starter kit and IO expansion board. I have a made a simple input output program in which if ...
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HDMI Output to VGA Input [migrated]

I have a computer with only an HDMI output and a monitor with only a VGA input. I would like to have the computer extend its display onto the monitor. However, I have read that VGA outs cannot be ...
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How can a speaker have a higher output power than input

Looking around the internet, there haven't been many answers to this questtion. Here is one which doesn't fully explain it: Power input smaller than output? How can this be? So I am confused. I know ...
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Programmatically turn on PIR device with Arduino

I have a D203S PIR sensor operated device. I want to simulate motion detection with my Arduino and then let the device operate as normal. I have seen that shorting the PIR sensor for a couple of ...
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Simple function generator: is current-limiting/short circuit protection/impedance matching necessary?

I have designed a function generator with the intent to provide test signals to a microcontroller or ADC of some other device. However, I may forget that a year down the line and plug it into some ...
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What happens to voltage source if I take out both volt and current with separate circuit using diodes and then combine both separate circuits?

I have 3.8V and 1.2Ah battery. I will use a step up circuit that gives 5v and 200mA output using 2v in (from my battery). Then I will use blocking diode to take voltage only(5v) and I don't need ...
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Question about output current

I've got huge three-phase transformer, primaries are connected in Y configuration, secondaries in Delta, then goes to 6 diode bridge rectifier. Output is about 200 amp 52 VDC. In short, how many ohm ...
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Deactivating NE555P with a latch

I wish to use a two gate latch to control a 555 timer.The goal is to turn off the output by shutting down the IC.Will this happen if I disconnect the positive supply or the ground so there will be no ...
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Arduino - Controlling 8 RGB LEDs (beginner question)

First time poster here. I have an Arduino Uno project that will require 8 RGB LEDs to be controlled. They will be turned on and off with pushbuttons, cycling through red, then green, then blue, then ...
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Current limit on data out pins of Microchip HV5623

I am working on a project that uses the Microchip HV5623K7-G Serial-to-Parallel converter. As part of the design process I need to determine what would happen if the board I am designing is plugged in ...
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555 Timer Min Max Expected Output Voltage Value

Could someone please tell me what are the min and max output values that should be expected from a 555 timer Output (pin 3) given X volts as the voltage source? For example, assuming that the 555 ...
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Why do we short the input when calculating the output impedance?

I believe the title says everything about the question. My issue has to to do with the following: Consider a two-port given by: $$V_1 = Z_{11}I_1 + Z_{12}I_2$$ $$V_2 = Z_{21}I_1 + Z_{22}I_2$$ Cleary ...
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What does pulldown resistor from Arduino's output pin to ground do? Is it necessary?

I came across the first picture below. But I am not able to find out how such arrangement is necessary or beneficial when you want to switch a load with an N channel MOSFET? Question number 1: Is ...
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Why the led is blinking instead of keeping on atmega8

I wrote a very simple sample code into my atmega8 via avrstudio here it is: ...
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DC Op-Amp Output at an unexpected voltage?

For some reason Op-Amps are impossible for me. I'm experimenting with them a little bit. I have the following circuit... simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab This ...
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Understading negative feedback [duplicate]

There is a question here about something similar, but it's asking about the internals of an op-amp. I'm having trouble understanding the function and use despite several hours of YouTube tutorials. ...
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can i use a 20V, 2.0A for my laptop that needs 19V, 4.74 A? [closed]

i have a laptop that needs 19V and 4.74A my laptop's charger broke and i replaced it with a 20V and 2.0 A the laptop seems fine but i noticed that the charging goes on and off for like an interval or ...
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Low frequency low voltage Sine wave generator

I want to build a low frequency (around 10 Hz) and low voltage (about 3V) sine wave generator to drive an electro magnet. It would be very helpful, if you can suggest few efficient ways of doing this. ...
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Boost Converter High output impedance

at no load my boost converter, will be the same as in the photo. I'm thinking without a load at the end of the boost circuit the output impedance will be very high which will make the potential ...
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tri-state / high-z / high impedance output with gpio input

The Li-ion charger I'm using (MCP73831/2) has a tri-state status output. The datasheet says that the STAT pin outputs High-Z when inactive or complete, and Low while charging is active. Whats the ...
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What is drive strength a measurement of?

In microcontrollers and the like that have programmable drive strengths for GPIOs, said drive strengths are defined in mA. For example you might have a choice of 2mA, 4mA, 6mA, 8mA, etc. My ...
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Ghosts? Speakers playing sound from Raspberry Pi 2 without being connected [closed]

Yesterday I discovered something really strange: my speakers were influenced by my Raspberry Pi without having the headphone jack plugged in. Well okay, that does not sound very special, since they're ...
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arduino output pins collapsing voltage - is it dead?

After a while i came back to my arduino UNO R3, and attempted most simple program, that sets digital output pin high. I measured voltage over that pin, and got 5 volts, but when I connected an LED, ...
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Measuring Output Amps From a Power Supply

I am in the quest to build a cheap bench power supply, i have successfully designed, built and tested the entire voltage circuitry. The device includes a graphic LCD screen that displays the voltage ...
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How do I read my AC Adapter label. [duplicate]

My AC adapter reads... Output: +12V DC symbol 12.5A Input: 100-240V~ 50-60Hz 2.5A I would like some clarification on if i'm reading/understanding this ...
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Input and output resistance of an opamp circuit

Recently we have been working with opamps in the lab and I never can understand how to determin the output and input impedance of a circuit with op-amps (not the input and output inpedance of the ...
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Non-inverting op-amp output problem

I have built very basic non-inverting op amp circuit and for some reason it outputs just 4V DC line instead of amplified sine wave. It happens only on breadboard, simulation works ok. I'm pretty sure ...
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10V DC Linear power supply

Currently I am using an Allen Bradley Analog output card to get a variable -10VDC to +10VDC output as defined by the PLC program. However the PLC will only supply 100ma with that voltage. The device ...
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Outputting 10V from 7 ports, low current

I'm working on a school project with a lighting unit that has seven inputs that read between 0-10VDC. I need some sort of microcontroller, relatively inexpensive, that can be programmed to output what ...
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tramsformer input output

I have one machine with transformer from 208 3 phase to 400 3 phase, what will happen if I connect the transformer to 360 V 3 phase as input is it will be okay or not? Because the machine comes from ...
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Selectively outputting 2 inputs based on a third input

I currently have 2 inputs that can be on or off, they could be 00, 01, 10, or 11. I want to output them only if a third input is active. I figured BJT transistors would do the job, but they seem ...
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When a datasheet specifies output current is it per pin or aggregated for all pins?

When a datasheet specifies something like output current, as with the 74FCT244 or for example, is this referring to the aggregated output current between all pins or the capacity of a single pin ? ...
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Get an output (like a voltage or dry contact closure) from any/most typical digital alarm clocks?

New to the community and less than a hobbyist so please advise if this question should go elsewhere. I am not noting a particular alarm clock or model because I would like this to be repeatable ...
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Fuse blown indicator circuits compilation

I have been working in a compilation of circuits to use that basically show to the user that a fuse has blown up, this is particulary useful in the bench, needless to say I haven’t tested all of them ...
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Confusion with output wiring and signal conditioning

I’m little confused about wiring and signal conditioning the following instrument: http://www.skypowerinternational.com/uploads/documents/4.3351.x0.140-161_WG-Geber-firstclass-advanced_analog_eng.pdf ...
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Do I really need the open loop output impedance of an op amp?

There are several answers on the internet and here on how to calculate the output impedance of the opamp with a given feedback. My intention, though, is to find this value with an open loop ...
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OUTPUT Impedance

I wish to find the output impedance of the circuit in the attachment. I have drawn the AC Equivalent of the circuit but I don't know how to come out with the Formula for the Output Impedance. I would ...
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How to read a push-pull output

I recently came across a sensor that had a "push-pull" output. I can't find anywhere how to read such an output: Is it some particular kind of analog output? I would want to read it with the ...
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using AD620 with load cell

I am currently using an AD620 to amplify the signal coming from my load cell. I am supplying it with single supply of 5V and 0V. Below is my preliminary circuit. I am feeding half the supply to the ...
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JK flip flop random start outputs

I am working on a project for college and I have to implement a sort of alarm using only MUX's and JK flip flops and a bread board. The problem I encountered is that whenever I power the whole circuit ...
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Is there a way to find the transfer function from only your input and the steady state response?

I know that a transfer function has the general form of $$ G(S) = Y(S)/U(S) $$ where \$Y(S)\$ is the output and \$U(S)\$ is the input. However, if given the output \$u(t)\$ and the steady state ...
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SN74HC138 demultiplexer. How do I implement a switch?

I have this demultiplexer and I need to configure it in such a way that I can control 8 transistors using its outputs. They NEED to be NPN transistors, so when I select an output using the addresses, ...
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How to obtain a 50 hz 240 Vac from a 3 phase PMG unstable frequency supply?

I have read about using a rectifier, buck/boost then a inverter at the end to achieve my goal. But is there any easier way to do this? I may fix my generator rpm, but it may result in low frequency. I ...
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How to tristate output digital pin on a pic 16 series microcontroller?

I know that I can set digital output pins as high and low like this in c: OUTPUT_PIN = 1; OUTPUT_PIN = 0; Is there any way to set that said pin as tristate or ...
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Analog and Digital Output protection?

I know it's important to protect analog and digital inputs. My question is should you also protect outputs, both analog and digital? For the inputs, right now I'm using clamping diodes, an MOV, a ...
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How to calculate theoretically Output Impedance of a Linear Voltage Regulator

I am trying to calculate the output impedance of the following circuit, a linear voltage regulator. What is confusing me is the feedback coming from R1 and R2. I used R4= 500 ohms, R3 = 1K , R1= 25k ...
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Calculated output is greater than the op amp can produce?

I had to analyze a differentiator and integrator op amp. I am now asked the question of what would happen if the calculated output is greater than the op amp can produce? I am given a hint that it is ...