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 resisors 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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accuracy of a voltage divider

I have a unit under test My rectified voltage is form 0-100V and the current is 0A to 2A. I need to measure a voltage after a full wave bridge rectifier and step it down form 0-100V to 0-1V. Did a ...
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Can I use an op-amp in voltage follower configuration as variable voltage power supply?

I see that this works in theory, but I my gut feeling says there is a drawback or caveat of which I'm not aware. Basically what I want to achieve is described best by the circuit diagram below. ...
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Which one is the better way to feed analog input to my ADC?

I am planning to use an AD7730L analogue to digital converter (ADC) chip, with a quarter bridge circuit. Everything was on the track until I realised something, which indicated that things were ...
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Use GPIO to disable voltage divider

I'm using a voltage divider to read the battery level of a wireless sensor platform using STM32L151. I'm shooting to use 20k for R1 and 10k for R2, to be under the 50k limit of the MCU's ADC ...
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What current values are prone to noise?

I'm using voltage dividers to drop down from high voltages like 327V peak to 2.5V peak and read it with an ADC. (Also reading lower voltages like 5V from various sources, so the above was just an ...
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Reading a 1.2V-8.8V Signal into a 5V Arduino Input

An analog DC signal that ranges from 1.2V to 8.8V (from a thermocouple amplifier) is to be read from a input pin on the Arduino that reads 0V to 5V. Other that using a potential divider consisting of ...
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Fast 220v AC power failure detection

I'm building an AC-Detection circuit. I want to detect when the AC power has failed ASAP so that I can react very quickly. (like 1-3ms should be enough time) This was my first idea. It works in ...
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Voltage shift 5V to 3.3V for PIC16LF145x 3.3V I/O input, several approaches

For USB device detection I need a way to shift that VBUS 5V to 3.3V in order being able to connect it as I/O input pin. The input pin should be high as long as VBUS = 5V, and low as soon as VBUS = 0V. ...
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Voltage divider help

I am just getting into electronics and been reading about voltage dividers, I wanted to build one myself. I have built the below schematics on a breadboard and I am not getting the voltages I want. ...
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Voltage Divider-like circuit with multiple sources

I'm extremely new to circuits and am having some trouble with a variation on the voltage divider problems I've been doing. I'm trying to determine \$V_{out}\$ in the following circuit relative to ...
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Voltage divider biasing circuit switch, which resistors should I use?

Goal: To turn on (open) a solenoid valve valve for irrigation when the soil moisture sensor reports a value below X% and shut it off (close) above X%. X should be able to be changed between say 20-80% ...
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Use LM324AN as unity gain amplifier

I am trying to read the voltage coming out of a voltage divider with resistors that could go into the mega ohms on the ADC of my micro-controller. The impedance of the divider is too great for the ...
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Calculate resistors value in voltage divider

I have the following voltage divider circuit with a potentiomenter, and I need to find the value of the resistors. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab How can I ...
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Reducing the voltage into a speaker passively

Well not high power, low resistance. I have an unusual situation where I am directly driving speakers from an oscillating signal ( its not audio its more like a buzz ) I only have 2 inputs 12v ...
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Digital Voltmeter - TriColor LED Output

I'm very new to electronics and I wanted to start with something that would hopefully simple, but also useful. I'd like to make a circuit that can read a DC input voltage (between 9V and 20V) and ...
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Convert 3v solar cell to 1.5v

I recently bought a solar cell rated at 3v and 200mA dc to power a 1.5v dc motor that is used as an air pump for my aquarium.All the 1.5v solar cells available here have low ampere like 50mA or so. ...
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Control connectivity of resistors in voltage divider arrangement

I am building a device to measure the resistance of a resistor using a voltage divider. I added multiple resistors so that the range of the divider could be changed by switching to another ...
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Reading Flow Meters from Mic Port

I am attempting to read two hall-effect flow meters through the audio-in (mic) port of an Android device. I want to be able to read both flow meters independently. The audio-in port is a standard ...
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Ohmmeter not working as expected

I am trying to build a simple ohmmeter by creating a voltage divider and then using an analog pin on a PIC18F2550 to read the output voltage and determine the ohmic value of one of the resistors. I ...
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ADC Differential inputs

I am trying to feed a 5V signal to AD7705 which is a 16 bit ADC and expects differential inputs. Do I need to divide my 5V signal using bridge and then feed it to the ADC or can I use it as a single ...
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How to create precision reference 2.5 voltage

Can I create a precision reference voltage of 2.5V using 7805 regulator and ordinary resistors(10% error)/diodes or do I need to rely on specific reference voltage generator?
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Voltage shift from 5V to 3.3V

I'd like to use MX-05V 433MHz receiver together with a Raspberry Pi. The MX-05V operates on 5V, but the Raspberry Pi's inputs only allow 3.3V. So i need to shift the RX data output level from 5V to ...
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Current Regulation in LED Driver and PFC Circuit

Datasheet: http://diodes.com/datasheets/AL6562.pdf I am trying to understand how this IC works block by block and I am confused about over-voltage protection in the error amplifier - specifically ...
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Convert an audio signal to 0-5V using single supply op amp

I'm trying to capture an audio signal using an analog input of an Arduino Uno. The Arduino's analog input must be between 0-5V. I'd like to use a single power supply via an 9V battery, so I'm using a ...
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JFET voltage divider bias calculations

Hi im having some trouble with knowing how to perform calculations for \$I_D\$ in a simple JFET where it is biased by means of a voltage divider. I understand that use of the equation: $$I_D = ...
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Control 3.3V IC using Arduino?

I'm working with an IC that can't take more than 3.3V (+/- 0.2V), including on its I/O pins. I want to control it using Arduino, but its PIN's are 5V. Now I'm wondering if I can use PWM to archieve ...
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How does the resistance of the load affects a voltage divider?

Every explanation I've seen so far about voltage dividers, only consider the two main resistors (that do the "dividing"), and pretty much ignore what happens after ...
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How to regulate a 3.6 V battery to two power rails (3.3 V and 1.8 V)?

I have a 3.6 V battery from which I need two voltage rails, one that is 3.3 V and one that is 1.8 V. How should I design this circuit such that it is the most power efficient? Here is what I was ...
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What is the function of voltage divider in the below circuit?

Hello I am a beginner in electronics and eager to expand my knowledge in it. Earlier I was trying to build an Ultrasonic receiver using a transducer and some op amps. I ran searches in the Internet ...
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Clock divider circuit with flip D flip flop

I am using D flip flops in my clock divider circuit. I have started with one FF and moving up with the number of divisions I want to have in my clock. This is how I want my D ffs to work. Now I ...
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Particular current divider

Consider this circuit: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab (this part is preceeded and followed by other components). $$I_1 + I_2 = \displaystyle ...
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Alternative to V divider for high currents

I am looking for suggestions as to how to supply power to a gate drive optocoupler i am using. The supply being used is a 25V (rms) ac supply and intend to supply 10V DC at around 500mA+ from my ...
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A simple voltage divider

I attended a workshop on troubleshooting and we were asked to find the flaw in the given circuit. A guy pointed out to the organizer that R3 was short ckt and R2 was open ckt. However I was pretty ...
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Choosing the right voltage divider by load

I'm using an Android IOIO board to detect simple digital pulses from a 12v source. The input pins are 5V tolerant. Would a simple voltage divider work in this situation? I guess my concern is whether ...
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How can I rearrange the voltage divider formula for R2?

Can I please have a step by step explanation as to how I can rearrange the voltage divider formula to find R2. I dont understand how I end up with R2 = R1 x Vout/Vin - Vout.
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Sensing AC high voltage to microcontroller

I'd like to sense if I have AC 220V 50HZ available, and convert it to some logical level. I made such circuit, will it work? I use C1 as a resistor. Any recommendations what can be improved? ...
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Converting Voltage [duplicate]

I have a pair of batteries that can operate at 7.2V (series) or 3.6V (parallel) and I need to power up a device using 5V. I can use a Voltage Regulator to down voltage at 5V or I can use maybe ...
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Enable pin with maximum 3.0v

I've an Enable pin active-high that have maximum voltage rating of 3.0v, but I use a 3.3v MCU outputs. I've also a 3.0v voltage regulator on board. Should I use resistor voltage divider or there is a ...
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Voltage regulator from 24v to 3.7v [duplicate]

I need to build a simple voltage regulator that can drop voltage from 24V(from a DC power supply) to 3.7V and supply at least 2A or more(up to 5A if possibile). Can I just use a 2 resistor voltage ...
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using the Arduino internal reference 1.1v

So i want to measure a resistor of around 20 ohm in a voltage divider with an Arduino UNO R3. Is there any way on an arduino to use 1.1v instead of 5v? I want to do this to decrease the current, ...
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50 ohm terminator — voltage divider?

OK, obviously I'm misunderstanding something. I have a RedPitaya, which is an oscope+generator. Its output impedance is 50\$\Omega\$. If I send a signal from its output to its input (which is ...
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Transform a 0-10V into 0-5V and use op-amps as buffers?

I would like to transform a 0-10V into a 0-5V so I can read it with "5V MCU" (like the AVR/Arduinos). In the most basic case I would just put 2 resistors and do a divider, but since I don't know how ...
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Capacitors Not Charging Uniformly

I have 2 identical PowerStor Series XB supercaps connected in series. Voltage rating of each is 2.5V. In series their capacitance is cut in half but the voltage drop over both of them should be ...
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TDA 2030 emmiting voltage to Line in

i've build 15w amp from TDA 2030 but currently i measure from input line to ground (measure are performed from audio jack), reaching 400 mV, my question is: -is that normal? how i can remove it? even ...
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Next level of resistor divider

I know how to calculate proportions of resistor values in resistor divider, but dont know how to jump into "next level" and calculate the precise values of resistors from proportion : For example to ...
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Transfer function of an op amp circuit

Let's suppose the following circuit: I am trying to find a relation between Vs, V1 and V2 at this circuit. Please note that Vs is measured in relation to the ground. I have declared some extra ...
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How much resistance will I need to drop the voltage?

9 Volts is applied to circuit. There is an LED which runs on 3 Volts. I want to drop 6 Volts. how much resistance (\$R_1\$) would I need for that?
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How can I boost/limit a signal to TTL levels?

I am researching a data acquisition system to measure the amplitude and frequency of a 4,100Hz 5v-25v AC square wave signal. Actually this is version 2 for me, in the previous version I analyzed the ...
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Is interfacing the 5V TTL UART with 3.3V microcontroller via voltage divider possible?

I need to connect my MSP430 microcontroller (3.3V) to interact with a 5V TTL UART camera ...
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Circuit for a coarse and fine setting potentiometer?

I've tried to find a circuit for a coarse and fine adjustment (two potentiometers) voltage divider, but I don't understand it and/or they don't have a linear response. Problem: I want to have an ...