How wires connect to terminals and to each other; coloring and organization schemes; appropriate wire selection and installation techniques

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How do I splice multiple (more than two) wires in-line?

When I look at many wiring diagrams, like this one: (source), I see wires which need to be connected to multiple points. This suggests that the wire will require multiple three-way splices in ...
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Shall I connect inverter with boat GND?

A friend of mine is building a boat. On this boat, he has 12V batteries with a 230V/13A transformer. Recently somebody suggested he should connect the null with the ground. With DC, this is common ...
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Wiring CanaKit Relay and Southco EM-05 Electronic Lock

I am attempting to wire this relay http://www.canakit.com/4-port-usb-relay-controller.html to this lock http://www.southco.com/en-us/em-05. I have done some work with Arduinos before, but I am not an ...
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Using LM2575 switching regulator

The LM2575 is a step-down voltage regulator. I want use it to step down from 9V to 5V in order to power my Arduino board and Bluetooth module. However, I'm not sure how to wire this into my ...
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How do I wire speakers in multiple rooms to one amp? [closed]

I would be happy if anyone can help me with the following project I wish to build : I have an old amplifier 4ohm impedance with A and B zones, support for mono and stereo and playing both A and\or B. ...
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What's wrong with my static relay connections?

Im trying to use a static relay for the first time. It is an HFS5, supposed to turn on/off at ~5V. Soldering is not clean but I have triple checked with a multimeter that the connections are ok on ...
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How can I connect a thin relay to a 220V wire?

Im almost an absolute beginner in the electrical field. I have bought a relay and wires (for a 60W light), however once unpacked I see that the relay is very thin. I have tried to use a crocodile ...
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Connecting parallel DC loads

Consider the following power supply interface. I'd like to power a number [1,N] of bitcoin miners, 12V, 5A each one. question is: do red wires must be connected with V+ pins ? do black wires must ...
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Need help identifying a strange symbol in a wiring diagram

I have this simple wiring diagram for an old tractor, and there are some symbols that look almost like diodes, but not quite. I have highlighted most of them in red in the attached image. Do these ...
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How to wire Mean Well RT-65D power supply?

I'm not very familiar with electronics. Especially I have never wired a 230 V power supply manually. There is a Mean Well RT-65D power supply. I have a rubber connector with open wires blue, brown ...
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Connecting a surround system without jacks [closed]

I have recently bought a house which has already the sound cables passing through the walls. These are raw cables without any jack connectors. My question is, when you go to buy a 5.1 surround ...
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Splicing barrel jack shapes

TL;DR: How can I "splice" two different cords for different barrel jack sizes? I'm rather new to this sort of stuff, so bear with me here. I am attempting a project where I need to create a port on ...
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How to wire up a single-phase electric blower motor

I have an Electro ADDA C80M-2 0.75kW single-phase blower motor that I need to hook up, switched, to power a cyclonic dust separator that I've built. I thought it would be a piece of cake: pop off the ...
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How to determine bipolar stepper motor wiring (came from a 3.5 inch floppy drive)?

I have extracted a small stepper motor from a 3.5 inch floppy drive, that I intend to use with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi. The problem is: initially a thin ribbon cable was attached to it, with no ...
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Why is the chassis used as ground in automotive electrical circuits

Automotive electronics generally use the metal chassis as the negative ground connector for the DC circuits. Obviously this saves something on wiring. Is there an electrical reason for this approach? ...
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Do they make triangle-shaped headers?

I've been working with some PIR sensors from Panasonic, and I was wondering if there are any types of female headers/connectors that I could use to wire the three pins of the sensor without directly ...
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Reading corresponding pins from a circuit diagram

I am completely new to Arduino tinkering and am trying to make sense on how to wire a 8x8 LED matrix using the following diagram: This chart is supposed to correspond to this 8x8 LED, 12x12pin LED ...
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How do metal cases work with connectors & isolation?

I have troubles understanding how do metal cases behave in some cases. Case 1: I made passive attenuation box for amplifier(basically L-pad resistor), simple configuration: Amplifier => attenuation ...
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What will happen if i connect a bulb across 2 AC sources of different voltage [closed]

I was just trying to decode whats happening in my house wiring I have a Fault line indicator bulb for each phase,Sorry i dont know How its connected or anything ... Recently i installed Home ups And ...
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Adding diodes to easy driver stepper motor driver

I had an easy motor driver damaged by removing the motor while the drive was energized. I sent an email to Brian Shmalz to see if there was anything that could be done to protect the board in these ...
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Trigger Relay Only from one specific grounding path?

I have a car wireless door lock system I want to modify. The basic operation is that when the key fob's button is pressed, a light relay is triggered, to flash some of the car's lights, to indicate ...
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What is a good single conductor wire-to-wire connector?

I'm currently using 3-position JST connectors with two of the wires cut off, but this is unsatisfying. The 3 position JST is also bulkier than I'd like, and has lots of "barbs" and corners to catch on ...
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Running up to 40M (130Ft) of WS2801 IC LEDS

After many hours of searching the internet for information and gathering what I could, I have run into my final problem that I am having trouble finding an answer for. I have 40 Meters (130) Feet of ...
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Power supply for 144 LEDs in parallel?

I appreciate any help as I try to figure this lightbox project. I need to wire up to 144 3V (built-in resistor) LEDs from flickering tea lights (normally battery powered). Not sure how many to wire ...
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Current “jumps” from one wire to the other

I have cable with two 1.5mm wires in it. Why does my test light show voltage in both wires even though only one of them is connected to 220V AC grid. // Also there are old cables with metal jacket ...
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wiring leds for car brake lights without throwing warning lights [closed]

Im working on led tail lights for my vehicle. the standard bulb is a 21w 12v bulb. what i need to try and figure out is whether or not i am able to recreate this same load using leds without a load ...
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Why is there a potential difference between neutral and ground (earth)?

I was surprised to find that bridging neutral and ground in a socket at home tripped the RCD. Measuring with a multimeter, there is indeed 0.1 V between them. If the RCD trips at 30mA that would mean ...
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How to test/connect the CAP-150 capacitive sensor

I am evaluating a few sensors for an application at work, and I'm having some troubles figuring out the correct way to connect/test this sensor: Gems Sensors' CAP-150. Datasheet here. I want to ...
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Wiring Harness Software

Is there any software or method out there that makes laying out a wiring harnesses easier? I can draw a wiring harness out in just about anything, but mapping all the wires, colors, lengths and ...
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How do you power 6 servos

I have 6 MG996 series servomotors. A single motor can be controlled by an Arduino board using a 5V power supply. Some specifications Running Current 500mA - 900mA @ 6V Stall Current 2.5A @ 6V ...
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Passing USB signal over short SATA cable and connector

I am working on a prototype device and I will have a daughter-board mounted at an odd angle in a custom enclosure. I need to get a USB signal, and a few extra GPIO type wires, over to the board. I ...
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Large Wires on a Perfboard

I am working on a project on Perfboard which involves controlling a motor that draws about 10A, and I am using 18AWG stranded wire to connect the MOSFET on board to the battery and motor which are off ...
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When routing power how is a safe current-carrying wire configuration determined with multiple wires?

I've been looking at a device/power-supply pair I was sent recently for a project. The device specs say it needs 24V and will draw 10A max. The power supply provides 24V @ 9A (14A peak). The power ...
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Taking power from two different feeds

Probably a silly question I know but I'm not all that good when it comes to wiring but at the same time don't want to blow myself, or my car up! I have a set of sidelights/ daytime lights that take a ...
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Extending LED length

Completely new to electronics, I've just begun to play with an Arduino. I was wondering, if I wanted to make an LED sculpture, what is the correct way to extend the legs of each LED so that they stand ...
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SPDT Relay with 8Pin

I needed a SPDT relay with 240Vac so I bought this relay from Maplin http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/15a240vac-spdt-miniature-relay-n07aw But I am heaving problem to wire this relay because it has 8 pins ...
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Sensor & power wire length & connection inquiry

I'm an experienced SW engineer, but a noob when it comes to .NETMF & hardware. I've started working on my first project (garage controller that will monitor & control the open state of the ...
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How can I power this LED Matrix?

I'm controlling a 16x32 LED matrix with an Arduino and have it wired correctly (I think) but I'm having trouble with the power. I tried to follow the instructions from Adafruit but was unsuccessful in ...
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3.5mm to 3.5mm female mount wiring

I am trying to make a detachable mic mod similar to this: Full Description I have done everything in the pictures but something in the wiring is wrong or I have the wrong cables eg: the mic ...
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Current Return Path for Plasma Experiment

I'm planning to use an old non-GFI neon transformer to produce plasma for some research I'm conducting. However, the neon transformer is center-tapped which complicates diagnostics (such as ground ...
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Wiring 24v bulbs to plug into mains

I am trying to wire sets of around 10 24v incandescent bulbs and am hoping to be able to plug them directly into the mains. I am by no means an expert in this kind of thing, but I believe that wiring ...
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Wiring and grounding stepper motors

I'm following up on an earlier question I asked concerning a stepper motor failing on a custom made "H" type plotter (Stepper motor failing. Electrical interference?). I now have 18 AWG shielded cable ...
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Need assistance in identifying wire

I'm working on a LED project similar to the one in the picture, and I need to identify the black wire that the arrows are pointing to. What are those called? Here is a picture:
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Looking for a particular solution to a wiring problem

I don't even know what such a part would be called, but here's my problem: I have a bunch of electrical equipment (sensors, relays, etc) on one side of a piece of stainless steel sheet metal. I have a ...
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Crimp terminal insulation of exposed leads

I'm dealing with an equipment which has a lot of internal wiring. The system is powered in 12V but the wires carry a good amount of current (in excess of 10A). I need to connect different units with ...
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Need connector suggestions

I have an outdoor electronics project which is running 5V DC through 12 AWG wire to power strands of LEDs through 24 AWG wires. The strands are powered in parallel like so: ...
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How to complete circuit diagram?

I have limited knowledge on electrics and wanted to ask how I can complete this circuit, how would I go about wiring it up? Bulb should ONLY be ON when Input A is ON and Input B is OFF. Bulb should ...
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Help with wiring of stereo jack

Could someone point me in the right direction. What I'm doing here is I took the insides from a cheap Bluetooth speaker and I would like to rewire it to an headphone jack (male). I have the cable ...
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Wiring Arduino Mini Pro with CP2102 USB to TTL

I have an Arduino Mini Pro and a CP2102 USB to TTL module as in the image below: I couldn't find a suitable guide for the module I have. So, how should I wire them together?
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Is the DESIGN of an MPPT Solar charger SUPPORTING combination with regular battery charger on the LOAD side? [closed]

I just got my "LCD 30A MPPT Solar Panel regulator" for my caravan, but connecting it raised an issue. It looks like this: ...