A voltage divider is a circuit that produces an output voltage that is proportional to the input voltage. One typical configuration consists of a pair of resistors in series from the input voltage to ground, with the output voltage taken from the junction of the resistors. As an example two equal ...

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Voltage divider with ADC

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I am a newbie and this may not be a tough one. I am using Arduino UNO and trying to find the unknown resistance with the above ...
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Voltage divider not working

I have been experimenting on transistors recently with this simulation , it works as expected and all make sense except the V1 value. In the schematics below I ...
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Signal offset using FRDM-KL25Z

I am developing a voltmeter using FRDM-KL25Z and I needed a voltage divider with a 1.65V offset, and here is the circuit I am using: Does the offset work well? Is there any other (easy) way to do ...
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How to build a “stable” voltage divider?

I'm trying to build a EMG (electromyography) acquisition circuit. In order to power the operational amplifiers I'm using a voltage divider with 6.2k resistances and the voltage from the wall is 18V. ...
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Wiring a membrane potentiometer to give two outputs

I'm using a softpot membrane potentiometer in a project and I have found that pressing two fingers on the strip gives strange results. I was expecting it to short to the lower resistance value but in ...
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Feeding a load with very low impedance

I need to provide a reasonable amount of power (40-50W) for a heat pillow, how should I design the power supply circuit if the load (Enamel Insulated Resistance Heating Wire) is 2,5 ohm. I can't ...
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How to combine LED and voltage divider

I want to detect the presence of a 8.4V voltage source from an Arduino, so I'm using a voltage divider to step it down to a voltage safe for the Arduino to read with an digital pin. However, for when ...
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I do not completely understand the intuition behind equivalent sources used in source transformations

My book states that two circuits can be considered equivalent if they produce the same voltage and current in any resistor connected to the two ends of the circuit. The book then goes about proving ...
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Esp 8266 doesn't replaying for AT commands [migrated]

I am working on esp8266 module with arduino uno board. This is my program. ...
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Can I use a voltage divider for shifing logic levels?

I'm trying to drive a 3.3V IC from an Arduino which has 5V logic pins, so I need to shift that 5V down. There's no data from the 3.3V device to the Arduino so I don't need to shift back up. Can I use ...
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convert [-24V,24V] range to [0V,3.3V] range

I need to realise a circuit that converts an analog signal from [-24V,24V] to [0V,3.3V] before sending that signal to an ADC "MCP3208", I found the circuit in the picture above,it works perfectly in ...
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Resistor failed open

I am using this voltage divider circuit on a control board. Customer brought a board back stating the board wouldn't function after a few months in the field. After inspection, I found the 4.3kΩ ...
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How do I vary the range of output of a variable voltage divider

A voltage divider follows a fet in an audio booster. The pot in this divider is 250K and I'm reading a range of 0 to 6vac in my circuit. Because I want to build this into a volume pedal I'd like to be ...
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Ohms to volts i [closed]

Hi I am not sure if I understand this! Ok if I have a power source of 5 volts which then has a resistor of 6ohms and another resistor of 4ohms in parallel with a volt meter would I add the two ...
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Voltage Drop on parallel resistor

I am trying to verify voltage drop across a resistor as seen on my multimeter with basic ohms law calculations. As shown in below circuit (from Electronics for DUMMIES). The multimeter shows a ...
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Resistive ribbon sensor multiple readings

I created a resistive ribbon sensor using a resistive strip as follows: When making contact between A0 and the resistive ribbon (e.g. at the location of the red circle) using a bridge, I can ...
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Is this clamping voltage divider for a high-impedance input a good, robust design?

I have an AC input as follows: Can range from ±10V to at least ±500V continuously. Runs from roughly 1 Hz to 1 kHz. Needs > 100 kΩ of impedance on it, otherwise its amplitude changes. May ...
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Voltage divider output with analog voltmeter

I'm using a voltage divider to bring down 24V to 5V and attaching the output to an analog voltmeter gauge. So my question is should I be counting the resistance of the analog gauge into the value's of ...
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Loaded Voltage Divider

Could I get some help with this question: Set up an equation for the I (V) containing constants E, R1 and R2 and variable U, when the voltage in M1 is loaded. RL shall not be included in the ...
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What resistor values should I use for a voltage divider that has to operate at low temperatures?

I'm designing a flight computer for a lightweight pico balloon - it will (hopefully) operate in the upper atmosphere down to around -40C. To keep the weight down, the whole thing is going to be ...
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Voltage Mixer with 3 Resistors

The above is the requirement, I have configured a circuits as shown below simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I have solved the above schematic using ...
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Power Supply Issue, Voltage Drop Under Load

I have the Ardupilot Mega flight control board (APM), which outputs 4.8V. I want to power CC3200 MCU with it, which needs at least 3V for stable operation. I power APM using a power module connected ...
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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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Reducing the AC voltage using resistors

I want to reduce 220VAC to 5VAC and using one 100K Ohm resistor and another 2K Ohm resistor. Two resistors are connected in series and measuring the voltage from middle of two resistors. I am happy ...
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Is voltage divider applicable on circuits where there is no ground?

For the circuit below, if the bottom terminal is -Vin and not grounded, is applying voltage divider possible at all? If this is the case, what would the equation be? I never heard of a voltage ...
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Voltage divider equation in Bruce Rosenblit's Tubes and Circuits

Tubes and Circuits introduces filters and transfer functions in the same breadth. I'm having some embarrassing issues with the first voltage divider equation that he introduces. He's already solved ...
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How Do I Limit My Motor Current While Maintaining Voltage Drop Across It?

I am trying to build my knowledge of working with dc motors by using an IRF510 MOSFET to switch a motor on and off. Please refer to the schematic below to see how I hooked everything up. \$S_1\$ = ...
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BAT54c and TVS SM6T39A application usage?

I need to design a circuit for my vehicle tracking application and i am using pic micro-controller . I need to capture the iginition status of a vehicle using the micro-controller ,where i have ...
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ADC resolution after voltage divider [duplicate]

I am working on a project where I have to monitor Vehicle fuel levels using an ADC of a micro controller. My fuel signal is a 0-12V signal & my 10 bit ADC is 0-3.6V range. I have 2 questions :- ...
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Powering Arduino from a voltage divider

I'm making a voltmeter for the college senior project, and the problem is that voltage divider should equally split 17V into two 9V(nominal value of the batteries. As of now, an actual voltage is 8.5V ...
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Voltage divider with offset

I am trying to build a voltage divider with an offset. I have an input signal of 10 Vpk and I want it to have a DC offset of +1.65 V. The problem is that I don't have a DC source of 1.65 V, but I do ...
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Multiple voltages and currents required in one circuit

I have a circuit with the following components: microcontroller - 7-12V, v.low current 2x Servo - 6V, 250mA Solenoid - 18V, 14 Ohm coil Geared motor - 9V, 6A stall current Power supply - 19V, 3A DC ...
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Sensing Voltage with a Digital Pin

I am relatively new with Arduino and did a little bit of research prior to this post. But I am trying to sense when I have voltage coming from an AC/DC converter (12Vdc) so I can switch from my ...
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Weird behaviour from S1J-13-F Diode

I have the following circuit in which I expect a 1.1 V voltage (datasheet)across the diode but I am measuring 6.18 V. This voltage is output no matter what way around I have the diode, consistently ...
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DC LVDT Excitation voltage to NI CompactDAQ

I am currently working on getting reading from an LVDT for a project the present model is the DC LVDT model Omega LD620-25 As per it's datasheet the model requires an excitation voltage of 10-30V and ...
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Voltage divider, how do I calculate Vout?

I try my best to translate it. \$Z_2 = 20\Omega\$, and \$Z_1\$ is resistance variable which ranges from \$10\Omega\$ to \$200\Omega\$ I need to calculate \$V_{out}\$ for the value \$Z_1 = ...
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Why is an aluminum track not performing as a voltage divider?

I have an arm that moves along a track. I need to know its location. My idea was to have a wiper on the arm that acts as the output of a voltage divider. The voltage could then be sent to the ...
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Efficiently sense volage DC/AC?

In our current design we are sensing 50 Vdc input voltage through a microcontroller by using resistor divider network, caps for filtering high frequency noises,diodes for protection. The problem here ...
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Switchable Voltage Divider

To provide an adjustable, switchable reference voltage the the xVREF input (Iref -3uA to 3uA) of the current control of a DRV8825 stepper motor driver allowing to reduce power during stand still, I ...
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Voltage divider or zener clamp when coupling a comparator output signal to a DAQ?

As shown in above figures above, a comparator is outputting 16V pulse signal when it is ON. For some reason I want to lower this voltage around 8V pulse. In Config 1, it is coupled to a voltage ...
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Determining values of voltage divider resistors which interface an OpAmp and an input impedance? [duplicate]

Above schematics is just a representation of an OpAmp circuit coupled to a measuring device. Imagine we know the values of the following parameters: Vcc, Vout, R_feedback and R_measuring device. ...
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voltage divider — for detecting higher voltage in ADC

I am working on a BLDC sensorless motor. I need to detect BEMF Zero-cross event. My Motor is working on 24 Volt power. Now I need to detect the back E.M.F. As refered in this application note. My ...
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How to design a circuit which provides a range of voltages to test an ADC? [closed]

I designed a circuit to read analog signal, in range of -10V to +10V with resolution of 1mV. I need to validate my design by testing it in different input voltages. So I soldered a voltage divider ...
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High voltage voltage controlled linear variable resistor

I have some high voltage (300v+) analog circuits that I want to control digitally which requires the use of a voltage controlled linear resistor that can withstand the high voltages. I don't expect ...
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Thevenin Resistance and Voltage

So I've confirmed the Thevenin voltage ( between A and B ) to be .5V and a the VLoad as .3633V. I'm now supposed to verify that RLoad is 4k by redrawing the circuit as its Thevenin equivalent and ...
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Is using Zener diode with a voltage divider sensible?

I need to convert a floating 12 V voltage to more or less stable 3.3V. So I bought the appropriate Zener diode. Now, since there's such a difference in voltage, I want to make Zener's life simpler and ...
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Linear voltage controlled resistor divider

I'm working on an audio amplifier project and I'm trying sort out the solutions to certain problems. The problem that I most need to get solved is that I want to digitally control certain operations ...
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Voltage divider resistor power disipation [duplicate]

I am trying to create a power supply circuit for the ESP8266, using a voltage divider and a cellphone charger rated at 5V, 1A as power supply. I have resistors connected like this: The resistors ...
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Why is the voltage across collector and emitter pushing itself to 0.7 volts?

I designed a single stage transistor amplifier as shown in this schematic: I constructed this on a breadboard and applied the DC bias voltage to check the biasing conditions. Prior to this, I made ...
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converting 3.3v to 1.2v

I have a electrical problem that I hope to get some help with. Let me first start of by saying that I'm quite a noob in this field (I'm a IT guy), but I hope to learn something. The problem I have is ...