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Common mode error formula from TI seems counter intuitive

I'm working on an application to measure current in a buck converter using a current sense amplifier. According to this video from Texas instriment, the equation for common mode error is same as eqn 1 ...
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Current sense amplifier working principle

i am running a bldc motor Infineon TLE9879 chip. Now i want to measure the current flowing through the motor. so i use the current sense amplifier where the motor current is converted to a voltage by ...
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2000A current sensing using STM32

Is there any chance to read 2000A using STM32? I searched the Internet for low-value shunt resistor but nothing found. maybe some kind of current transformer could do the job!! any help will be ...
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I am looking for a 40 input OR gate which minimize PCB space

I am using 40x ICs INA301 to measure overcurrent in 40 interfaces Finally I want to have 1 single "output" to signal if there is an overcurrent in ANY of the 40 interfaces I don't want to utilize any ...
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How to measure very low current by amplifying it?

I am trying to measure current from a DC circuit. So it basically I am trying to make an ammeter. I am using ACS712 20A current sensor and Arduino UNO. Theoretically, I can measure a minimum of 50 mA ...
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Overcurrent Sensing

I am designing an overcurrent protection circuit. I am sensing current with a LEM sensor across a sensing resistor of 16.5 ohm. The voltage drop for maximum current is 2 V. In the next stage I am ...
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Real Time AC Current Sensing [closed]

I'm trying to analyse the harmonics present in different household devices's current waveforms. For this, I need a CT based current sensor which can sample data quite accurately and quickly (around 5% ...
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Converting a 4-20mA 24V signal to 0-5V?

How do I convert a 4-20mA 24V signal to a 0-5V signal, suitable for A-D conversion with a 5V microprocessor? Can this be done while isolating the 24V from the 5V output?
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Current sensing on negative 1.1kV DC rail

I searching for a way to do high side current sensing on a -1100V DC rail. My HV is generated from the hamamatsu C9619 High voltage power supply module and it powers the hamamatsu R647P ...
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INA168 vs INA169 High-side current sensing

I have read the datasheets of the INA168 and the INA169 and can't see any difference, other than internal resistors value and quiscent current (25uA for INA168, 60uA for INA169). Those two were even ...
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MAX9919 Thermal Pad

I am designing the thermal outline plane of this current amplifier ic in a 4 layer board using Eagle Pro. This board will be made using ENIG process. After spent so much time trying to understand in ...
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Detect power outage and disconnect heavy loads from the UPS [closed]

I am looking for a simple system to detect power outage and disconnect heavy loads from the UPS backup to maximize the longevity of the power backup. The UPS works on a 24-V battery. The UPS switch ...
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Current Sense Amplifier Potentials

I'm trying to implement a current sense amplifier in my application, but I have a question about setting it up with regards to current flow. Basically, in this case, you put a very small shunt ...
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Current Sensing on positive and negative voltage rails

I'm working on a design that uses two separate buck regulators to generate a positive and negative voltage, and I'm trying to implement current limiting with a current sensor. However, I am running ...
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How to connect multiple sensors to single PLC input?

Hello. I have a scenario where I have multiple PNP "error signal" from several sensors (let's assume 3 for now). If the sensor output is HIGH, then there is error. If the sensor output is LOW, then ...
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Current transducer - understanding of turns ratio connection

I'm using a LEM LAH 25-NP current sensor and I don't understand the recommended PCB connections in the table from the datasheet. I understand the first one, but what is with the second and third? What ...
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FOC sensor vs sensorless

I am trying to understand the hardware difference between the sensored and sensorless FOC 3-phase Induction Motor Drive circuit. So far what I understand is that FOC require following sensors: 1. ...
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Sensing Mobile Battery full and cutting down power on V_bus line

I just come across the situation to cutoff the power when mobile battery full is detected (by breaking the +5v line) .I planned to implement this using high side current sensing method.When the ...
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Turn vacuum on when another load (eg. drill/saw/etc.) is active [duplicate]

I need to turn ON (and OFF if possible) a vacuum when another DIY tool, like a drill, is activated/deactivated. The idea is: "I start working and the vacuum start sucking dust automatically. Then it ...
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Inexpensive field deployable non-invasive current sensor [closed]

Is there an inexpensive way to MacGyver a non-invasive current sensor together in a field (yes, a literal field), assuming some prior planning? The context here is an event similar to EMF Camp or OHM,...
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Bipolar high-dynamic range current sensing

I'm working on a project that will necessitate bipolar current measurement across a wide current range. It will need to accurately measure current from 750 mA down to 1 nA, although greater. The ...
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Power outage detection to kickstart a safe shutdown and data retention process

I plan a system that operates on a 5v rail. The power is supplied from an outside DC source. The 5 V powers an RPI CM4 and other components that are controlled by it. The whole system requires up to 5 ...
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How do you analyze this simple circuit? [closed]

I want to plot Vout vs time graph (which software do you suggest) and also want to find out max and min output voltage (Vout) of the circuit. How can I find the max and min manually? Can I find them ...
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non-inverting current sense op amp output unstable during the measurement

I would like some advice on how to solve the following problem. The following circuit is motor driver with current sense circuit. The circuit run motor at cca 30mV when is not under load, but when the ...
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Compact Voltage-Controlled Current Source Array

I'll start by asking what it seems to me a trivial but I don't know what is the most efficient solution. Electronics is not my main occupation, so I may need some indication to proceed: I need to ...
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Adjustable CC/CV supply with voltage and current limiting having no output voltage at low voltage levels?

Im trying to create a power supply with an addjustable output between 0-12V or 0-3A (CV and CC adjustable). To make sure that the components don’t get damaged I'm trying to implement a protection for ...
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How to share a current sense pin on a single GPIO

The BTS7040 is a 2 channel High Side Switch with diagnostic feature, im planning on using 2 of the IC and i dont have extra GPIOs to spare. The way you read a fault from the BTS7040 is to select a ...
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INA219 current sensor not working properly with DC motor

I use INA219 module to read DC motor current for control propose. I connect INA219 in series with motor as shown in schematic. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The ...
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Microamp-milliamp Measuring Circuit: will my circuit work? Feedback/Advice

I'm developing a device which must be able to measure milliamps and microamps on one of its lines (down to 1 microamp, but also clearly seeing if it's less than 1uA). It's going to be DC of different ...
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Current sensing relay with delay on break for dust collection system

I am in the process of planning our a new workshop in a single car garage. I have a large 20A Dust Collector that needs to be on its own circuit or else it will trip. I also have a ceiling mounted ...
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Current monitor output doesn't respond to load changes

When I physically build this circuit the output voltage doesn't response to load variation. The voltage across the sense resistor is definitely increasing when decrease the load resistance, the ...
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Working Voltage for Basic/Reinforced Isolation (ACS712)

I'm planing to use current sense chip ACS712. I don't understand some values in its datasheet, page 2 (Isolation Characteristics). I understand "Dielectric Strength Test Voltage - 2100VAC" - that ...
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"ground disturbance" in current sensing with shunt resistor

There are lots of questions about "traditional" low-side current sensing using a shunt resistor. Most discussions and papers mention the drawback of "ground disturbance" introduced by the measurement ...
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Sensing Voltage and Current of an Adjustable Voltage Source

I am currently working on an Adjustable Voltage Source, the Voltage Source is built by a voltage regulator with an OpAmp with and a Darlington transistor for current amplifying as the following ...
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SMPS Current Sense Resistor Selection

I am looking into using an SPV1040 boost converter to charge a battery from a solar cell. The chip includes inputs for a current sense resistor, which are described in one of ST's applications notes ...
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high side vs low side current sensing in isolated bench power supplies, does it matter?

I'm trying to make a couple of mains isolated, transformer based, bench power supplies. Considering that the current sense resistor will be in the PSU box and external loads will not have access to ...
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Closed loop control of PWM using current sensing method

This is the block diagram of the project i am working on. I have a DC voltage range of input as 8V to 16V. The duty cycle at the PWM generation should change automatically from 10% to 90%. I require ...
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What are the two components of this waveform generated by a MS-15 hall effect current sensor?

I am doing a lab write up for school in which we measured the output of a current sensor which was part of a power supply we are using with our ELVIS boards. Here is a schematic of the basic design ...
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Current sensing relay

I have a 240v/30a table saw and want to automatically start my dust collector, 240v/20a by means of a current sensing switch and relay. I have a 30a double pole relay w/ 24v coil. A 24v transformer ...
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Multiple statuses displayed in LEDs and piezo [sometimes]

Essentially [and this may sound a little overkill] I'd like to run current sensors from three sources to indicate whether electric or EM locks are engaged and to feed off of reed sensors to feed the ...
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Current sensing relay that momentarily closes contact each time state changes

I have a 240V dust collector that I manually switch on and off using a one-button wireless remote. The dust collector is connected to several machines. I'd like to use a current sensing relay to ...
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Sensing Ground Faults on a High Voltage Pulser - Coupled Inductor Issue in LTSpice

I am building a ground-fault protected High Voltage Pulser. The pulses may be as high as 500V and as narrow as 50us (20kHz). The question of how to create GFCI protection is proving to be a ...
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CMRR error calculation

I need to calculate CMRR error for the current sense circuit. From Texas Instruments I have the following formula to calculate the CMRR error: Schematic of my device looks like this: There are two ...
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Switched Mono jack + battery: Make circuit when plugged in

I would like to replicate the functionality inside the Ampoids guitar amp (9v battery) in which the circuit is turned on only when you plugin a male 6.3mm mono jack to it I believe that the most ...
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Current Sense circuit with digitally programmable gain

I'm designing a precision source meter and I wanted to put a couple ideas out to the community. One thing I will note is that this device has 32 channels, so I need to be very cognizant about both ...
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How to average output of current sensor to get smooth output?

I am using INA138 current sensor with 100Hz, PWM duty 5%, 8-bit resolution signal load is a resistor, I getting zero readings while actual current readings also appear, edited - zero current sense ...
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Designing high bandwidth current sensors for inductor current sensing

I am designing a high-frequency current sensor, suitable for sensing +/- 20 Amps at frequencies of 200kHz. This is being used in average current mode control application in an isolated forward ...
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How to sense current AC of a sinusoide -100mA to 100mA with 70kHz

Any suggestions about a chip or PCB component that could work? I tried to use the the current sense transformer PA1005.050NLT https://www.digikey.com/product-detail/en/pulse-electronics-power/PA1005....
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Dual channel current sense circuit design

First of all if this isn't the correct place for a post such as this please tell me where I should post it. I need a circuit that will allow me to measure the current of two solenoid operated pump ...
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op-amp level shifter

I'm working on a brushed dc motor driver and I have to monitor the current. so I use ACHS-7121 current sensor. This sensor convert +-10A into 0V to +5V and have +2.5V in zero current. Now I want to ...