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Best household energy storage [migrated]

We recently had photoelectric panels installed. We have 8 kw. In Germany this is subsidised and we reckon to break even in about 9 years, just by selling it and by own use during the daytime. ...
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What determines the maximum rotational speed of a hard disk drive?

Through my background research I understand that the limit on the rotation of a hdd is largely the product of heat and the specs of the physical disk, but I am puzzled by the round numbers advertised ...
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Ziplock Bags: OK for electronics project storage?

Are plastic "ZipLock" bags OK for short-term storage of projects? Context: beginner's Arduino class, carrying Arduino, breadboard, and wiring.
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Interfacing with SATA in embedded systems

Would it be possible to use a SATA interface in an embedded system, for example a MP3 player or a video camera? (speed not critical) What is the typical way to do this? On chip peripherals, external ...
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How to store more waveform after trigger and less before?

I have a Rigol DS1074Z and can't figure out how to lower the time the scope spends pre-sampling to open up more memory for the actual data I want to see. Here is a nice image that will hopefully ...
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Determine the output voltage of an integrated ciruit

I'm planning to use an HPA674A (bq25504 EVM) which is based on the bq25504 IC to connect a device (wsn) that works from 2-3.6V which is connected to the Vstor pin and the storage element is connected ...
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Storing household batteries

I am looking to ways to best store my miscellaneous batteries, which consists mostly of AAA/AA batteries (both alkaline and NiMH), a few Lithium batteries, and assorted button cells. I think I have ...
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Best temperature storage IC? EEPROM or SRAM IC

I am trying to integrate a temperature sensor along with the storage capability with it. Both temperature sensor and the storage device will be controlled by FPGA. Which device would be the most ...
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What are the most common data storage devices in small consumer electronics?

What are the standard ways of data storage in small consumer electronics (routers, phones, etc.)? For simple devices I guess microcontrolles with in-system programmable flash are enough, but for ...
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Is there any option to store AC voltage?

Almost every power plants produce Alternating current. It is not necessary that entire energy that they produced are consumed in real time. Does they have any option to store excess energy?
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What do you call this- ASIC or SOC?

I am new to the field of electronics engineering as I'm originally an electrical engineering graduate (Read Power Systems, machines and HV engineering) so I studied only 'basic electronics' in my ...
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Storage of lead-acid batteries

I need to store/conserve a sealed lead-acid battery (Bosch S4) for 9 months. There are two options I am considering: Leave battery disconnected and recharge before use. Charge with solar panel ...
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Wi-Fi solution for network storage?

We are in the process of developing network storage with integrated Wi-Fi. Here we are facing problem. We have checked various solutions from Texas instruments and Microchip. But CC3000 from Texas ...
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How to measure energy stored in a battery

I have just designed a solar panel prototype, how do i measure the energy stored in the battery that is connected to it? What device can i use? i will place the solar panels with car battery ...
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How can anyone use a microcontroller which has only 384 bytes of program memory?

For instance a PIC10F200T Virtually any code you write will be larger than that, unless it is a single purpose chip. Is there any way to load more program memory from external storage or something? ...
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Car Battery, storage, home reserve [closed]

Where I live there is a $.05per kilowatt differential in electricity costs called time of use. Everyday for at least 12 hours it is at its cheapest. From here I understand a car battery stores about ...
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Calculating the model complexity for wireless sensors

I am coming from geoinformatic background and I do not know anything about the electrical issues. I have a model for outlier detection for wireless sensor and I want to assess the energy complexity ...
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Ideal temperature and humidity for preventing problematic ESD conditions?

I know manufacturers often keep components sensitive to ESD problems in climate controlled rooms and I'm just wondering what the ideal temperature and relative humidity is to prevent ESD problems?
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Access Register/signal from Multiple Modules (Shared Memory)

I want to implement a data register to store up to 256 8 bit chunks (VHDL). I also need to to be able to access and modify these values from multiple vhdl modules. One module will access the register ...
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EEPROM or SD card storage for a general logger application?

If you need to store data, let's say numbers (one byte each), and you need a capacity for at least 100,000 readings in a low power sensor (3.3 V and less than 20 mA in stand-by operation), ...
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Best way to remove pins from IC storage tubes?

I often buy ICs that come in clear plastic storage tubes like this: There are plastic pins on either end that keep the ICs from sliding out. I'm sure you're all familiar with this.. Sometimes I ...
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Advantage of SanDisk iNAND?

I'm looking for a low-power microSD card for a datalogger, when I came across SanDisk's iNAND technology. What are some real-world advantages of those vs. microSD cards, except for their smaller ...
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How to store parameters on a microcontroller

I'm currently working on a Project which needs to store some values (in the form of parameter lists). These values can be of some defined types (uint32, char[], ...). Now I would like to make these ...
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physically deinstall/access phone/tablet internal memory

I've never seen the circuits inside of a smartphone or a tablet . Anyone has managed to do so , please tell me how the memory chip is installed ? Here by memory i ...
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How do I keep my inventory items well-organized and tidy?

My personal lab at home is a total mess! I was keeping my inventory items in small storage cabinets like below: But as my inventory expanded in time, they became inadequate to hold all of my items ...
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How data is stored in memory beyond 0s and 1s?

I am working as software Engineer. As far as I know the data being stored in memory (Either HARD Disk or RAM) is 0s and 1s. I am sure beyond 0s and 1s there are different ways data being stored in ...
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How to properly store components efficiently and effectively [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the best way to store and categorise resistors/capacitors/ICs/etc? I have MANY resistors and many other components as well and currently I am using a very ...
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Basic ESD common sense for breadboarding and 300+ component storage?

I've purchased a large batch of items, varying from capacitors to potentiometers to ICs and would not like to ruin the investment in a careless mistake. I have a metal filing cabinet from IKEA that ...
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What file formats do oscilloscopes export?

Many digital storage oscilloscopes can export data for further analysis. What kind of file formats do oscilloscopes use to export capture data over USB, Ethernet, or on a USB stick? Which ...
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Cost-effective storage of solar & wind generated power for home use [closed]

What would be a cost-effective means to store power obtained from solar and wind generators for home use? Batteries are very expensive, and I'm looking for alternatives; e.g.: a (hare-brained?) idea ...
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Organizing electronic parts?

I've got one of these cabinets, which I intend to use for storing electronic components: It has 24 drawers (each 175 x 69 x 37mm). Every drawer can be subdivided into up to six compartments by ...
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How to correctly store spare Cell Phone Battery?

I've got a spare battery for my cell phone. I'm wondering what the correct way to store it would be, so as to maximize the battery time. Should I recharge the battery to 100%, then leave it aside, or ...
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What's the highest theoretical energy density for a chemical battery?

This is more a physics/chemistry/nanotech question, but what's the theoretical best energy density you could get out of a chemical battery (or fuel cell), if you could arrange atoms in any manner you ...
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Alternative Energy Storage

Can anyone suggest an alternative to energy from a battery? I'd like a system to replace my deep cycle leisure battery, I currently use this 110 AH leisure battery with a 1200W inverter. I run my ...
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Inventory tracking ideas

My bench is overflowing with stuff ... I have several racks of little drawers, and another bench that has heaps of stuff on it. My label maker works hard. And yet, stuff gets temporarily lost all the ...
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What's the best way to store and categorise resistors/capacitors/ICs/etc?

I did a big cleanup of my collection of parts today and I now have a big pile of parts on my desk (the majority of which is resistors). My previous method of finding the resistor value I wanted was to ...
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Creating a compact flash controller

Does anyone know how to create a cf controller in order to read data from cf card?