Questions tagged [component-selection]

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pwm ic in switch mode power supply [closed]

Generally in smps for pwm we use integrated circuits that have in built mosfet like viper etc. what is the advantage of using an inbuilt mosfet ic over the one where we have to use mosfet externally?
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12VDC 3-Position Axial/Rotating Connector

I am looking to source a connector suitable for use in a 12VDC light. I need to assemble/disassemble the 3 components- a base, stem and head. The 'tricky' part is that I also want these connectors to ...
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Should I take Ohm's law for granted?

I have started recently on the study of electronics. One of the most basic statements that I learned about electricity is the relationship between the voltage and the current across a conductor. I did ...
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DFROBOT Gravity SEMG sensor component identification

Well, a wire got pulled, and a pin came off. I have a DFROBOT EMG sensor that has a broken smd component. I need to identify what it is. The picture is shared. I couldn't find a schematic so from what ...
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Smallest Footprint Source Only (No Sink) Buffer Solution [closed]

I'm currently in the process of designing a cable snake cable tester for recording studios that involves testing for connectivity between a large number of inputs. This involves using a ...
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Why do manufacturers specify typical values, not just maximum and minimum?

Why do manufacturers specify typical values? I am still going to have to design my circuit so that it can accept values within the maximum/minimum values. What is the probability of getting a "...
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is it OK to replace higher ampere TRIAC for a washing machine?

I have a 6 year old top load washing machine which requires a TRIAC replacement for wash motor. The actual TRIAC that came with factory PCB board is NXP BT138X-800 and the one I am looking to replace ...
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Swimming pool depth sensing

OBJECTIVE: A device that floats on the water's surface and measures the depth. If any changes occur in the depth, it sends a report to a remote receiver. MY RESEARCH: I have considered the following ...
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Choice of mosfet transistor for linear operation (voltage controlled dummy load / current source)

BACKGROUND I have built very simple dummy load to test thermal behavior of some switching power supply (5V 5A). Vbat is 8-9V from 6F22 battery. Resistors are oversized to reduce working temperature. ...
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How do I make sure my part matches with the eagle part selected?

I need help matching the part I have with the eagle part. I'm using a RPX-1.0 data sheet pdf: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/468/RPX_1_0-1903909.pdf It is a 3mm by 5mm qfn with 16 pins but it ...
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Why do DC/DC switching controllers seem to favour the buck-boost topology over similar ones like Cuk, SEPIC and Zeta?

I am looking at various DC/DC converter topologies for a power system I am designing. The most suitable topology for me is one that can perform both step-up and step-down functions, so I am looking ...
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Are there smaller packages for Standard rcl (resistor, inductance, capacitor) than 0402mm

I need to miniaturize a PCB as much as possible. Are there packages available on mouser for standard components like resistors (100k) or inductance (Up to 30nH) or Cap (Up to 100pF)?
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How to read Diode Numbering System

How do I read diode numbers. I read that the numbering system for US diodes is the JEDEC system. But I don't think the JEDEC system applies to diode numbers after 1N. Everywhere I look I cant only ...
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Step up 3.3V to 5V to use as power of op-amp

In my previous question I was thinking about how can I "reuse" this circuit (0-10V, 0-20mA and digital contact input), when I only have 3.3V regulated power available from my LoRa Node: ...
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What is the purpose of this thing on NiMH rechargeable batteries ? Can't figure out what this component is or its purpose

What is the purpose of this thing on NiMH rechargeable batteries? I can't figure out what this component is or what it is for. I'm trying to change the batteries in a Hoover automated vacuum cleaner. ...
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Understanding MOSFET characteristics

I am trying to select an n-channel MOSFET to switch a 12 V power rail. The use case here is to switch on/off a couple of LEDs which are wired in series. The LEDs (datasheet) can draw a maximum of 700 ...
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How can i make this circuit to switch between two terminals? [closed]

I want to make a circuit so that with a push of a button(hardware one of any kind) i can switch this to this Using micro-controllers is also an option just as a passthrough
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How can I reduce the number of microprocessor pins I need to use?

In my circuit, 5 choices are made by the user through jumper. Please look at the picture: I have to use 5 pins of microcontroller in this method. How can I reduce this number of pins? Is there a ...
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Need help determining if a component is acceptable for use in a production design

For the sake of not going too broad, I am only referring to this single OLED LCD board component from Newegg being used directly within a prototype device that I have designed. My end goal is to take ...
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MOSFET Selection criteria considering conduction losses, switching losses and working frequency

I am trying to choose a suitable MOSFET for my full-bridge resonant converter for wireless power transfer. The circuit topology is something like the following. Specifications: rated power \$-~500 W\$...
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Choose of components for a rgb led strip

I'm pretty new to electronics. I have some basics from my student life but it is not much. I want to progress in it and the best way for me is to do it with a project. Anyway, my goal is to power a ...
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How would I build a data acquisition system for SiPMs?

I try to build a radiation detector using of an arrangement of silicon photomultipliers (SiPMs) coupled to a scintillator and I want to read out the number of photons recorded by each SiPM sensor. I ...
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KA336 replacement parts

Can you replace a KA336 with a TL431 directly? I have a circuit board with a broken KA336 and I can't find it here in my country, not even the LM336. It is a 2.5V shunt regulator. The adjust pin on ...
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Help Getting Chip Part Number, Logic-Driven DIP 12V/24V Power Control

I am planning a future project, but I need the ability to have a 5V logical high enable a 12 or 24V source from an external supply, in a standard DIP package. I remember using something exactly like ...
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Estimation of Electrolytic Capacitor ESR at SMPS Frequencies

While working on compensation networks or ripple calculations, it helps to know the ESR for my output capacitors. In high voltage SMPS systems, this seems to be difficult for the following reasons: ...
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Voltage Limitations of a header being used as a voltage selector

I have an application that takes a reference voltage. These voltages could be considered 'low voltage' as they range from 0 to 1000 V. Below is a reference schematic of what I'm trying to accomplish, ...
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Allow an analogue signal through unless a digital signal is present

Does a component exist that allows an analogue signal through until it receives a digital 1, then allows that digital 1 through? As an example: Analogue sine wave going 0V to +5V is only input, ...
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Can't tell which pin is hot and which is ground on connector datasheet

I want to use the following bnc connector: 1-1634612-0 by TE Connectivity. I am looking at the datasheet but I can't tell which pin goes to ground and which pin I connect to get an input. I linked the ...
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Need mating PCB connector for Micro JST 1.25mm 2 pole Li Battery

I have spent hours to search for the mating connector fo the below battery connector. Source: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0867KDMY7/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Image: ...
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How to continuously vary inductance in the range \$[-A, A]\$, A>0?

I require an inductor whose inductance varies continuously as a function of some parameter \$p\$, like a bias voltage or something else that is easily user-controllable (not frequency as I require it ...
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Is there such a thing as a (cheap) optocoupler with a non-polarised output?

Standard optocouplers have a polarised input and a polarised output, thus: It is possible to get a coupler with a non-polarised input, thus: However, what I require is an optocoupler with non-...
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Help find component - MOSFET

I have a old motor driver board, for which I don't know the current capability. So I tried to find the datasheet of the MOSFET on the board. But without success (Bing search in various variants) This ...
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What sensors would be suitable for measuring masses of the range 0.5 g to 1g? [closed]

I am working on a project that involves measuring objects whose masses range from .5g to 1g. Preferably looking for something small and thin but at this point, anything that accomplishes the task is ...
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Connecting iM881A-M to Arduino

I want to connect iM881A-M LoRa module to arduino. And I want to ask which external parts I need to connect it. In datasheet there are many parts that I think I don't need to use. Please help me , I ...
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Sourcing Transformer with Specific Turns Ratio

I am looking at a building an electronics project that calls for a transformer with a specific turns ratio '1:4:50', and am trying to source a component. I am working on the project from this tutorial:...
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Controlling Z axis placement

What techniques are there for placing the components on a PCB at a desired height? e.g. so that potentiometers and switches can be both panel mounted and board mounted? For example, are there adapter ...
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How to choose an appropiate antenna?

I want to increase the Bluetooth Low Energy transmission range of my ESP32 with IPEX connector. How can I select the right antenna? Do I have to take a look only at a 2,4 GHz WiFi antenna, the antenna ...
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What is the name of this component? 2 pin, white connector

I need to buy the male side of this pictured component. It is in a Kokoon moon door bell, and is white with 2 pins. From hunting around, it could perhaps be a 2.54mm JST-XHP JST connector. I purchased ...
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How To Source Transformer Component for Bug Zapper Circuit

I am looking at designing a small bug zapper circuit of the type described in this post: How does this mosquito zapper circuit work? Here is an approximate schematic of what I am trying to build: I ...
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MOSFET Selection based on peak drain current

While selecting a MOSFET for application how do we calculate the peak currents which can occur in the circuit? I am designing a DC/DC interleaved synchronous Buck Converter (2 MOSFETS per rail) for ...
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RS485 Trancievers: ADM2483 VS ISO15

i'm actually doing some hardware selection about RS485 trancievers. There are a lot of different suppliers, drivers, etc... So, i've selected these two trancievers: ADM2483 from Analog Devices and ...
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Is it better to use discrete components or voltage regulators for a variable power supply? [duplicate]

I'm a recent graduate EE student and this is my attempt to gain experience and strengthen my resume so I'm eager to figure this out. I'm designing a dual channel floating output bench power supply ...
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Why is component spread a figure of merit for analog filters design?

Sometimes I read that in analog filter design, component spread is a figure of merit. The lower the better. What is the advantage (or disadvantage) of having a low (high) component spread? The only ...
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Using 555 timer with soil moisture sensor

I am using an IRROMETER sensor for soil moisture measurement. This sensor requires AC excitation, so I found an interfacing module for it from online. This is the circuit recommended by them: The ...
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Electric frequency conversion from very low frequencies

I have designs for diy home generator that at the scale I’m currently building will output a very small amount of power at a very low frequency, varying between <1 and ~2 hertz using 2 pole magnets....
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What kind of inductor for DC-DC converter module's EMC filter?

I'm looking at the datasheets for a number of switching DC-DC converters. They suggest for EMC filtering to add an inductor and a capacitor or two on the input side of the converter. The question: ...
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Converting 110V AC to 12V DC [duplicate]

I am currently moving to a location for work that has a 110v electrical connection but no water connection. I was attempting to use an RV water pump in order to create a plumbing system for my sink ...
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Audio Capacitors - NP0/C0G or Film in Loud Enviornments

I hear a lot of "audio-foolery" going around about capacitors and I have always steered clear of multiplayer ceramic caps because I was under the impression that they are microphonic. I am designing ...
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Why are these two electrolytic capacitors so hugely different in size?

I'm recapping a vintage amp, and that amp has two larger caps at 2200uF @ 50V. I have sourced some possible replacements, and I'd like some insight into why these are SO different in size, and how I ...
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What are these SMD components with 3 leads?

Full resolution link is here I am trying to repair a vacuum fluorescent display module by Futaba model code is M402SD07GS. It is seen that there is no energy on the display and Vcc and GND legs are ...

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