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

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Multipoint Ethernet cable as an RS485 data bus

How can I create multipoint connections with an Ethernet cable an retain the high reliability / low noise achieved by the wires being twisted in couples? I think I need to create Faraday cage, but I ...
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How to turn on gauge lights from multiple sources

I have limited experience with relays, diodes, ect. so I need a little help. I'm currently building a rock crawler (off-road buggy) from ground up and I'm into the electrical and need some ...
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Auto-Transformer: how to understand the following diagram?

I have a question about the CW Auto-Transfomer that I will be using. The wiring diagram is above. As you can see, the equitment takes 277/240/208/120V as input. But on its specification sheets, it ...
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Wiring laser diodes in parallel [closed]

I'm a beginner, so please have mercy. I have a lasercap and notice that on the negative side of each laser diode, the negative wire TO the diode and the negative wire FROM that diode (to the negative ...
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This light won't turn on [migrated]

So, I was around my partners house the other day and they have a light on the landing that does not work - I don't think it has ever worked since they moved into the house and being an electronic ...
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Solenoid Valve - Transistor or Relay?

bit of an amateur looking for some advice. I looked at the other question concerning my problem but i didn't find what i was looking for. I need to switch ON and OFF a solenoid valve using my RPI. I ...
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Wire up multiple slave Arduino devices to a master Arduino device

I want to use serial communication between a master and multiple slaves. I've already connected the RX of the master to the TX pins of both slaves, and vice versa (thus connected the TX pin of the ...
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How to wire a slave circuit

I have 7 120 volt coils. I want to energize 6 of the coils independently and the 7th coil every time I energize 1 of the other 6. I have an eight momentary push button pendant (single pull/double ...
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compressor wiring resistance [closed]

Hi I have a standalone freezer that stopped working. It has a single phase compressor. I read that the resistances between three terminals should add up, i.e. R1 + R2 ~= R3. However, my compressor ...
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Need to connect neutral wire?

In 3 phase machines have L1,L2,L3,N and PE(Protective earth).some time Neutral wire is not connected to the power supply.But,Machine have a neutral wire.What will happen if not connect neutral ...
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Flat profile IDC type connectors and cable replacement

Hello guys I am looking to replace IDC connector on my project board with something flatter like the ones found in laptop. The problem as I do not have any guide to go around to look for the right ...
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What's the reason for wiring a relay this way?

I came across the following automotive wiring diagram: One thing I don't quite understand is the way they wired the relay. I've got two main questions. It appears to me that they used the exact ...
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Design of an electronic device to disable remote access ability of contactless payment cards without visible alterations and damage to the card

Question: How could I build an electronic device which disabled the remote interaction functionality of contactless payment cards while not affecting the functions which are accessed via the on-card ...
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Questions About Wiring High-Power Robotics Motor Chassis

I recently ordered a Wild Thumper 6WD robot chassis to build for a school robotics club project. I've built smaller, simple robots before, but I haven't built one with such high power requirements ...
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Wires for home theater system

May I use two 16 gauge insulated wire in lieu of one 14 gauge wire for the speakers of a home theater system? Thicker wire is better for the quality of sound (or so do they say). So do two 16 gauge ...
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ACS758KCB Wiring Diagram

I am using the ACS758KCB Hall Effect sensor for a project. On the front page of the Datasheet it list a .1uF capacitor between Vcc and GND, in addition it lists a capacitor, Cf, between GND and ...
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Where do I connect earth wire?

I'm trying to use this delay timer to control an exhaust fan. I have a 3 pin connection (with earthing wire) powering this fan and it works fine. If I have to insert this delay timer module in ...
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Wiring RS485/422 to RS232 converter to a given device pins [closed]

I'm trying to establish a full-duplex and then a half duplex communication and need to wire a device output to an RS485/422 to RS232 converter. Here is the device output pins for full and half ...
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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 ...