An electronic device which supplies electrical energy to a load. Can be AC or DC input. Typically DC output.

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Supply voltage of stepper motors

I'm going to use the following stepper motor drive chip: http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/CD00255075.pdf And I have choosen the following AC/DC converter: ...
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Aluminum winding in inverters

I am planning to buy inverter. I finalized one model; however, I was told that it uses aluminum windings whereas the other model has copper windings. They recomended I should buy the one with copper ...
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How to power a Arduino Yun with a 6V battery?

I would like to power my Arduino Yun board with the following battery: Arduino Yun has a VIN pin that represents the input voltage to the Arduino board. The official documentation says: Unlike ...
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heat air with nichrome wire

108 rows of grapevines, each row 650 feet long. Suspend a nichrome enameled wire along each row in order to raise the temperature of the air within 18 inches of the wire 6 degrees Fahrenheit. What ...
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SMPS with two outputs ,12v 3A(max) , 24V 2A(max)

Hi all , I am new to designing circuits. I am building an SMPS using the fairchild Semi FSGM300N Power switch. here is the datasheet http://www.farnell.com/datasheets/1526530.pdf they have given a ...
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Can I use one battery to power up two circuits?

I 'm planning to use a zinc–carbon 9 V battery to power up two circuits (the one that battery belongs and one more). I 'm thinking of using a breadboard in order to achieve this. The second circuit ...
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PMOS Inrush Current Limit - Where to place Capacitor

In order to reduce back-EMI of a Buck converter a LC input filter is to placed in front of the converter. To limit the inrush current when those caps are charged I consider to use a PMOS with a RC ...
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Debugging power on issue [on hold]

First off I don't know if this is the correct fora, for this kind of question. My personal Acer Aspire 5745G has an issue, namely that it usually has issues powering on. The issue is that when the ...
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Voltage on circuit input different than on power supply

I'm using a really good 5V-35A switching power supply to power some mini PCs (Cubieboards if that matters) as below. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The weird ...
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Reduce discrete linear voltage regulator dropout

I am investigating the following circuit taken from here which works fine in simulation. However, while Vout rising linearly with Vin it shows a ~800mV dropout, which I don't quite understand. ...
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High voltage drop across H Bridge [closed]

I have a circuit built with the schematic below. When I connect it to the motor and turn on the power supply, the voltage drop is big. My power supply voltage is set to 12V but when it is turned on, ...
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What kind of circut is needed to wire multiple 12 volt power supplies in parallel?

I would like to build a circuit to allow multiple 12 volt power supplies to share a load. Each supply is rated for up to 100 Amps @ 12 Volt output what kind of circuitry do I need to achieve this ...
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Documentation on Apple's USB Chargers? [closed]

I'm worried if someone charges my single-cell lipo with an Apple USB power supply that it'll get damaged. Is there documentation on Apple's USB chargers? I'm imagining I want to be able to support ...
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Charging 7.4V Li-Ion battery

I'm making a battery out of two 3.75V Li-Ion cells to go into a speaker system that powers an amplifier. I was wondering on the PCM, how many volts would be max to charge these cells? The cells I have ...
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Powering a Raspberry Pi from 12 V DC

I new to electronic engineering and am trying to learn electronic engineering by creating little projects. I have a few questions about powering my Raspberry Pi (5 V DC @1000 mA) from a ...
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Calculating capacitance required for a pulse duration of time T using a class AB amplifier

Firstly I apologise if this question is similar to another one I asked a while ago. But, as you will see, this is question is slightly different. I have an amplifier which is a common emitter driving ...
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How do variable current limiters work in power supplies?

Bench top power supplies often enable you not only the set the voltage, but the maximum current. How do these bench supplies provide this variable current?
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Do N-channel MOSFETs require a pull-down resistor?

I'm using an N-channel mosfet to supply power to a servo. The problem is that even with the gate set at low, I'm still getting some amount of voltage (~0.9V in a 5V system) coming through. Do I need a ...
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Stepper motor causing Arduino brownout?

I'm trying to build what amounts to a single-axis CNC machine running off a 12v automotive type electrical system. Here's a basic description of the build: Arduino Uno Just for testing, I'm using a ...
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How to charge double cell lipo battery with single cell charger?

My setup is simple: I have this bluetooth module with a built in single-cell Lithium ion/polymer battery charger. I have this double cell LiPo battery and I also have an arduino nano that I will have ...
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Decoupling a power supply

I'm building my first biped robot, using a Raspberry Pi as the brain. My problem is, I want to decouple the battery before I use it to power the Pi. The reason I want to decouple the battery is ...
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Getting 9V and 400-500mA out of a 24V power supply

I recently bought this power supply to power a microstepping stepper motor controller (which requires an input voltage of 24V). My project requires the ability to dynamically turn on and off an ...
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Can i use a power supply that supply slightly higher current than the rated current from my dc motor? [duplicate]

I got a 12v ,0.9A dc motor.Currently i got two 12v dc supply which borrowed from my friend.The current of the 2 dc supply is 1.0A and 0.5A. Is it safe for me to use the higher current supply from 12v ...
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Current flow due to capacitor in a basic power supply circuit

In a basic power supply like this one below, for a positive half-cycle the capacitor is charged up along with the rectified load current. For negative half-cycle diode is "off", so no conduction from ...
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Arduino overheating with 5V addressable LED strip

I've got one of those 1-meter addressable RGB LED strips from Sparkfun (link) connected to an Arduino. The Arduino is powered by the recommended 9V DC 650mA power supply through the barrel jack. ...
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Power Supply for LED Project

I am working on a project where I have to power a 5 meter long LED strip (https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12022) and 54 3.4V 20mA LEDs and control them all from an Arduino. My current idea was to ...
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How to power servos externally in Arduino

I tried to control 2 servos with my arduino. It worked fine but if I try to control 5 servos with my Arduino, it doesn't work. I want to power up the servos externally but I don't know how to do it. ...
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5V wallwart to 4 USBs and 3Pin fans

I am working on a small Raspberry Pi cluster that I am going to use for web hosting, home automation, cloud storage, VPN, and so on. I plan on using the 3D printer and laser cutter/engraver at my high ...
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Why would this logic gate use negative voltages?

I'm reading a data sheet for a hex buffer with enable- a pretty simple logic DIP. Here's the logic diagram and pin assignment: This all makes sense to me until I look at the electrical parameters. ...
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What type of power supply is this and how does it work?

I am evaluating a new controller and see a circuit I do not quite understand. I've built the circuit and I see the following (see image), but not understand why. Can someone please give me the name of ...
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What is the usage of the negative voltages on a PC motherboard?

What is the usage of theses negative voltages? Are they there only for backward compatibility? In nowadays PC power supplies, we have: +12V +5V +3.3V but also: -12V -5V But the current rating ...
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Power ATX motherboard from JAMMA

I have some arcade cabinets with computers in them, and I'm using a regular PC PSU for them, which sucks because it takes up so much space. I know there are pico-psus on the market, but I don't ...
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What's the rationale behind “wall wart” plugs? [closed]

It's more of a curiosity question than a real problem, but since I've run out of wall sockets again, I'd like to ask you - is there any particular reason or use case in which "wall wart" AC adapter ...
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ADC Analog & Digital Supply?

I'm working on a circuit based on ADC and DAC. I understand that keeping ground plane of analog and digital section different is crucial in many applications for reducing digital noise interference ...
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What is the maximum safe voltage for 1.5V and 3.7V gadgets of consumer electronics?

I know that most electronics for 1xAA battery accept at least 1.1-2V and for li-ion 3.5-4.3V. But what is probable safe maximum? Can I use li-ion with 20ohm resistor or even without it for supply 1xAA ...
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Is there a constant power supply?

A voltage source is a device that produces constant voltage, but allows amperage and power to vary, in accordance with the laws of electricity. An current source is a device that produces constant ...
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Will a spike protector work in reverse? [migrated]

Will a spike protector work in reverse? Protect the circuit from an appliance? My attic lights' blubs blow 10x faster than any other bulbs in the house. I think it's because everything in the attic ...
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Li-ion battery choose question

I am new to this forum and I hope you can help me with this. I want to build a small circuit that will have: an ATXMEGA ucontroler that uses all of its 5 USART and one bluetooth module. This circuit ...
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What is “current rating” in a battery implied by?

How battery limits current to the maximum level that is indicated in its specification? If V/R value is greater than maximum current rating then current through the device will be V/R or maximum ...
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Regulated +5V drops when relays are switched on

A regulated power supply RAC02-055C/277 provides 5V to an Arduino driving 2 relays. The power supply is rated to provide 2W of power. Connecting a multimeter between one of the leads of the power ...
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To what extent are “pure sine wave” power supplies marketing spin?

Recently, I've noticed a trend in power supply manufacturers touting their PSUs (generator or battery inverter etc.) as having a pure sine wave output. I've also seen people saying that warranties ...
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What would be the input current of buck regulator

I have a basic question about measuring input current. The buck regulator I have chosen is rated to deliver 3.3V/2A from +12V input. My question is - Is the input current 2A (load current) + few mA ...
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Powering an iComSat GSM Shield and a Gear Motor with LiPo Battery

I have an iComSat GSM Arduino Shield (based on the sim900) and a gear motor that I am planning on using with a Teensy 3.1 microcontroller. I'd like to power the whole rig using a 2000mAh LiPo Battery ...
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If your monitor screen flikkers, what could be generally the causes of this? [closed]

If your monitor screenlight (not data, just the licht behind it) flikkers, say 30 times per second orzo, what could be generally the causes of this flickering of the light generally speaking?
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How do I calculate the capacitor value (Farad & Voltage) given the pulse current, pulse duration & maximum tolerable voltage drop?

I have an electronic component with following characteristics: Operating voltage: 4.5V Peak operating current: 2000mA for 600uS every 4000uS. The device can ...
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POWER SUPPLY / CHARGER [duplicate]

I have a 14.4v NI CD power drill with a charger that outputs 18v 400mA (original charger for drill) but the charger supply lead no longer works. Looking to get a replacement but finding it difficult ...
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Any regulation needed when powering an AVR MCU from USB?

I know that USB PSU's are regulated but does that mean I really don't need anything at all in my circuit to have reliable operation? Now my circuit will be running 24/7 and should be as reliable as ...
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Maintaining 5V out from 2 Li-Ion Cells

I'm designing a product that charges USB devices from its 2 internal Li-Ion cells that are in series, how can I maintain the 5V out across the output? The batteries I am using are 2x 3.7V 2250mAh ...
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Basic question regarding power consumption of different devices

I have current values for devices measured at different DC voltages. 4.2mA at 2.4V 68.8uA at 3.0V 44mA at 2.0V 65mA at 3.4V If I were to power them at a voltage of 3.6V and would like to ...
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Can I replace a capacitor with one of lower voltage?

I have broken power supply for PC, 400W. A capacitor has failed. I don't have the same capacitor. The one I want to replace is 220μF 25V, and the one that I have to replace it with is 220μF 16V. Would ...