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Two identical DC power supplies in parallel for redundancy?

I'm trying to design a power backup system for my saltwater aquarium. In short, the system will be powered by a 12VDC power supply while the mains power is on. On power failure, the system will ...
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What happens if you put two coils in parallel

I want to build an LC-Filter from a tutorial I found (German language, if anyone is interested, I'll add a link). In that tutorial, a 330uH Coil with a max amp of 1A is used. I have some 330uH ...
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How to sum resistors in parallel and series?

I know how to add resistors in parallel and resistors in series, but i don't understand how to differentiate between resistors in the format shown: simulate this circuit – Schematic ...
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What resistors to use for 60, 8000mcd LEDs, with 4 * 1.5v battery source? [duplicate]

I currently have 60 LEDs in a parallel circuit. I am using 4 1.5v batteries as the source. The LEDs have a forward voltage of 3v-3.4v (8000mcd, wavelength 460nm). My questions are: Can I just use ...
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Parallel connection of two 2-ports

In the N-port theory, it says that the total admittance matrix for the parallel connection of two 2-ports is the sum of individual admittance matrices "if it is possible to connect them in parallel". ...
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When will parallel LED voltage drops become an issue

The following circuit will cause problems because of voltage drops: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab It should be changed to look like this: simulate ...
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Is there a limit to the number of parallel LED if each has its own resistor?

I am building a circuit with 6 parallel LEDs, powered by 5 volts through a transistor array which can provide 300ma. If each LED is allowed 20ma (by setting the correct resistance for each), I should ...
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Maximum inductance of parallel circuit [closed]

Three inductances, 1 henry, 2 henry and L henry are in parallel. Find value of L such that the equivalent inductance is maximum. At this value of L, what is the value of equivalent inductance?
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diode and resistor in parallel with resistor

how do you calculate V\$_{R3}\$ in the circuit below? V\$_{in}\$, all the resistor values and the type of the diode are known. By simulating this circuit one can see that V\$_{D}\$ is increasing ...
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voltage divider in series and parallel circuit

I have these two series and parallel circuits and I want to know how I should find the voltage through R1, R2, R3 and R4. I know I should use the rules of voltage divider but I don't know how when I ...
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How do I calculate voltage using the complete diode method?

Doing extra examples for a electronics class, came across a section uses the Complete Diode Model (We haven't covered it in class in much detail, only the definition). The question is: Determine the ...
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Operating different current batteries in parallel with a UPS

I have a 24V UPS and I use a pair of 12V batteries in series, each with the same current rating (130A). Often I charge the batteries with an external 24V charger to achieve a faster charging time. I ...
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Wiring 2 audio output transfomer secondaries in series or parallel

I want to know if wiring 2 audio output secondaries in series is doable. See problems with this schem? Would parallel be a viable alternative?
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Connecting power sources in series or parallel?

Basic question: Lets say i have two power sources, one supplying 1V and 100mA, the other supplying 2V and 200mA What would be the difference if i connected them in series or in parallel? As far as ...
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parallel rlc voltage source

I am learning about circuits and I have some questions regarding circuit initial condition: - no initial energy stored before switch is closed - there is current at L1 at t = 0- I am wondering: ...
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Should I wire my electrical actuators in series, parallel or a combination of both?

I'm working on a project that requires four (4) electrical linear actuators to work together. They must be driven at the same speed, simultaneously. Let's assume that I have four identical actuators ...
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Circuit redraw. Series and parallel resistors [duplicate]

I just wanted to ask you if I redrew the circuit correctly and if you could help me what to calculate first or if you could help me to redraw this circuit even simpler. And to tell me a few tips for ...
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Equivalent resistance of resistors

Can somebody help me solve this. I need to find the equivalent resistance of these resistors. I really don't know where the trick here is. If somebody could help me I would really appreciate it
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Series parallel resistor. Circuit redraw

Can somebody help me redraw this circuit so it'll become easier to see what resistors are in series and what in parallel. Thanks in advance Have I redrawn the circuit correctly. Are R1 and R3 in ...
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eMMC interface : Parallel vs SDIO

I want to use an eMMC card for my application. After searching on different websites,I was not able to find any parallel interface supported eMMC chip. Is parallel interface available for eMMC ...
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Why do we use two parallel capacitors in a voltage regulator circuit? [duplicate]

C1 and C2 are parallel capacitors and their total capacitance is 1000.1 uF. I think C1 is ...
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Wiring 5mm IR LEDs in parallel [duplicate]

Im trying to wire 9 5mm IR leds in parallel using a 9V battery. the forward voltage is about 1.5 and Im looking for about 100mA instead of the ussual 20mA with a standard LED. When I punch these ...
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What Circuitry is needed to charge in parallel, but power in series?

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I've read several other battery posts, and didn't find the answer I was looking for. My question is, can the Diagram I've ...
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LEDs in parallel [duplicate]

If I have 4 identical* LEDs wired in parallel to a single resistor so that the overall current available is 30 mA, do I still run the risk of premature burnout? The LEDs peak forward current is 30 mA. ...
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Calculating things inside a circuit with resistors (parrallel and series)

I have gotten the flowing practice exercises that I need to do: I have done 3 and 4, but I don't understand exercise 5. I have calculated the amperage that goes trough R1 (I think): R1 = 50 Ohm so ...
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Can devices be added in parallel infinitly?

I'm assuming not. But say you added devices with the same resistance in parallel. All I've learned is that they would receive the same voltage and the current into and out of the voltage source would ...
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Photomultipliers in Parallel

I have a photo-multiplier going into a preamp then two stage shaping amp (PC250 and PC275 board from Amptek). The photo-multiplier is attached to a plastic scintillator and then a beta emitting ...
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I want to use many parallel LEDs. Can this IC (BP3309) help me to control them? [closed]

I want to use many parallel LEDs. Can the BP3309 IC (datasheet in Chinese) help me to control the LEDs? I want consistent brightness.
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Help to join 3 resistors in parallel into 1 (power equiation?)

I want to join 3 resistors connected in parallel into one. Like this If for the total resistance I use Rt = R/3 But what about the power of them?
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Circuit analysis (Intro to Parallel Circuits & Series)

We are just in the beginning phases of learning how to simplify circuits by finding equivalent resistance. I've gotten every problem right except for this one. The answer says its 2000 ohms, but I ...
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Old Text Book Current Question [closed]

Can anyone help my 13 year-old with an assignment? I have little knowledge about electricity and I need to teach her about circuits. We have a question from her seventh grade science book that has us ...
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Why is wiring some LEDs in series better than wiring them all in parallel?

I noticed a lot of guides for making an LED array or matrix prefer to wire their LEDs in series first and then wire strips of leds in series in parallel. What is the benefit of this Vs wiring them all ...
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Capacitors in parallel without resistance

For the following circuit, at time 0, the switch switches from A to B, figure out the voltage wave form at B. The question I am concerned with is whether the voltage across the capacitors will ...
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Can i double max current drawn, putting batteries in parallel?

Im dimensioning a quadcopter,and from my math, everything will draw a maximum load of 58-63 A. I need to choose Lipo batteries that can handle that current draw. From what I know: Max current: ...
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Parallel Piezo Pickup Problem

I've an electronic drum machine - which involves electronic drum pads with piezoelectric transducers in them (which pick up you hitting the pads with your drum sticks) which feed into a magic drum ...
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Help connecting solar cells to be 12 V

I just purchased a lot of 40 solar cells each with 1.8 W, 0.5 V, and 3.6 A. This gives a total of 72 W. Ideally, I would like to connect the cells in a manner to yield 12 V. I know I can connect two ...
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Capacitors in parallel

I am using a old disposable camera to charge and discharge my Cap. I got 4 Caps and Connected them in Parallel (Hots to hots as is Grounds to Grounds). Can I use this just like normal? Can I just hook ...
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Parallel bus trace width and spacing

I have been working on designing a PCB for a Z80 computer that I plan to sell a few times for interested people. The Z80 will work at a maximum of 8 MHz and has parallel lines going to a system ...
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Connecting different batteries in parallel - how to calculate the voltage?

I have an exercise: I have two ideal battieries connected parallel: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I calculated a resistance of the whole circut: 0.666 ohm. ...
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Review my PCB? Mosfet to parallel leds

Can someone please review my PCB? Simply, I'm running 24 IR Leds at medium power, from a 5v arduino MCU pin, all pulsing together (38khz). Big fat traces, lots of space, SMD components. The LEDS ...
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How to drive paralleled mosfets with a microcontroller? [closed]

I want to make a DC switch with mosfets as follow: Now I want to know does this circuit work with reliability? And I want a circuit between avr microcontroller and this circuit to drive the mosfets ...
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Smartest way to charge 18650 batteries when they are used in series

I'm wondering how I could/should charge the 18650 batteries used in the following circuit. I want to charge them via USB in a power bank case like this. But I probably won't be able to use the ...
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Best way to multiplex button lines on existing circuit

I have a target device that has push buttons that when pressed send a constant 3.3v signal to the MCU button input GPIO's until released. Externally from a different device (perhaps a Raspberry Pi) I ...
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Supplying more current to a current limited DC motor

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Added requested schematic. Current circuit is on the left. Proposed additional circuit is on the right. I've never seen two ...
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Is it ok to connect batteries in parallel?

I've seen some questions about connecting batteries in parallel to increase capacity, and the answers all indicate that it's fine to do. But why? Isn't that creating a short if the batteries aren't at ...
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Converting 12V capacitors from parallel to series: do they need to be rated for 250V?

I have designed a DC-to-DC voltage multiplier. It works by first loading 21 capacitors in parallel with +12VDC and then switching them to series using my homemade 42 pole relay. The output would be ...
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Simple parallel SMD LED circuit(need help)

I'm going to make some LED circuits, but I'm not sure if it will work. The problem is that I want to use Red and Blue leds, but they have different drop voltage. Will this circuit work?
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How to calculate the total resistance fo a parallel circuit in series

I have a simple question on resistance calculation but I can't work it out. The diagram is from the site all about circuits. I can't figure out why the top parallel total resistance for example is ...
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12v battery banks and amp hours

So I'm new to the battery banks. One bank is (6) cells made of (2) 6v, 12 amp hour sealed lead batteries each. Wired parallel to make a 12v, 144 amp hour bank. Is that correct? Next I have a smaller ...
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Can I use multiple 18650 batteries in parallel with a standard MicroUSB 3.7V charger board?

There is this Bluetooth Audio Reciever/Amplifier board that I'm looking to get from ebay, and according to the diagram, there's a MicroUSB 3.7V lithium battery charger component in it. With my ...