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EMF radiation from an open AC circuit

When I pass my EMF radiation meter near an electricity cable (a cable that is connected to the home mains), it shows me that there is a radiation. But if there is an extension cable for example, and ...
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Motional Emf confusion

I know that in motional emf V=Blv where B,l,and v are perpendicular to each other. When one of them isn't, then there would be no emf. What formula supports this?(mathematical evidence) Can anyone ...
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How will equivalent EMF and resistance of cells be calculated

In the image, three cells are arranged in a circuit. But the cell in the centre is installed such that the positive terminal is connected to the positive terminal of one cell and the negative terminal ...
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Harrington rod from spinal fusion might be acting like a human EMF antenna [closed]

In 1994, I had a spinal fusion surgery to correct Scoliosis which was a result of my medical condition, Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type II. I've used a wheelchair my entire life. Because my upper body ...
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Should I be worried about a surge protector near my pillow

I have just realized how close my surge protector appears to be to my pillow. It is about 20-30cm away. Should I be worried about any EMF/radiation/something else? The surge protector itself is new ...
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Which EMF frequncies provide power to field powered implants? [closed]

What EMF frequencies provide power to field powered implants? There are in ear phones and some implants which obtain power through EMF fields. They produce sound in the ear and some other implants are ...
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How do I calculate the regulation of the generator in a Ward-Leonard system?

I have a DC motor with independent excitation, power by a ward-leonard system. The nominal voltage applied to the motor is 250 V. I have to calculate what regulation(%) to apply to the generator so ...
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Question: AC Voltage and Current variables

So I know how alternating current is produced, but I'm curious to what determines the voltage and amount of current moving within the wire. Does the frequency of the alternations give more voltage/...
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Grabbing EMF meter magnifies signal 10fold

I have a Tenmars tm‑195. Holding it in my hand arm's length, still, I read \$2 \mu W / cm^2\$. In exactly the same spot, without me holding it, I read 10 times lower, \$0.2 \mu W / cm^2\$. I can ...
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Shield EMF from power cable with aluminium foil

There is a big electric cable behind a wall. On the other side, I read around \$2 \mu W / cm^2\$ of EMF at distance about 3 feet from wall. Is there any way to shield this using aluminium foil? I ...
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Is it normal for 24" LED monitor to emit 1000 odd mV/m?

I have a 24" LED monitor, we have a cell phone tower on a building next to ours, so we bought an EMF meter to see if there was any high radiation from it. Throughout the house, the radiation was above ...
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How to calculate the emf with flux density given instead of flux

So I have the following question What is the emf in a coil of 2000 turns and c-s area 10cm2 when a flux density of 0.4T density in it is reversed, i.e. in a time of 20ms. Also what would be the the ...
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Is there a way to measure or predict how much a 10.5 microns Aluminum foil attenuates EMF radiation? [closed]

Is there a way to measure or predict how much a 10.5 microns Aluminum foil attenuates EMF radiation? And at what frequencies? Is it enough to use as Faraday shield?
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Back EMF of an H Bridge

I am building a H bridge to control a motor in the middle. As an example, when power is fully removed (24V... 80V in the picture below), there is some back EMF that will drive the 24V input rail. ...
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Hall effect current sensor and proximity to EMI

I am preparing to layout a PCB. I have an ACS723, that I want to use to sense the current going through a relay. In addition to the relay I have a Meanwell IRM-12-20 to supply ac to dc voltage to the ...
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Pancake Coil Magnetic Field Strength

I am trying to measure the magnetic field strength of a pancake (flat) coil. I know the turns, inner radius, current, and frequency from an AC input and am trying to measure the magnetic flux so I can ...
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Charging a capacitor with a ferromagnetic generator

I am doing my internship and the company is making a ferromagnetic generator which indeed uses magnetic transition to create a flux and finally EMF. I am assigned to design a circuit which takes the ...
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How does DC braking stop an AC motor without considering current direction?

When a motor is coasting to standstill, if I apply a DC voltage across the windings I will brake that motor... We'll at least that's what I've read. Now here's the thing. With reverse current ...
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Why is the air gap between the stator and rotor on a motor kept as small as it is?

Between the stator windings and rotor is a small air gap. What would happen if this gap were larger than it is? Surely the magnetic field set up by energizing the stator windings would still cut the ...
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How Does Resistance Affect EMF Measurements?

I have very little electrical engineering knowledge, but am working on a simple Arduino project that detects electromagnetic fields. The original project specifies that three 1M resistors should be ...
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Does 20 Millegausse near outlet with nothing plugged in suggest faulty wiring?

Meterk EMF meter showing 20+ millegausse near two outlets only. Both outlets have nothing plugged in. Possible live and neutral wires faulty?
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EMF - Dangerous uT levels? [closed]

Live in 7 floor apartment building directly above electrical room for entire building and old elevator. Noticed static electricity or excessive charge and have been investigating. Measured EMF ...
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DC Shunt Motor Load Loss

I have three DC shunt wound motors in series. Each motor has a coupling to a transmission. I am trying to work out (mathematically, as opposed to intuitively), what happens if the coupling was to drop ...
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How do I connect a four way key in a potentiometer?

I asked this question in Physics stack exchange and had an answer, but I couldn't understand it well. A comment said this stack exchange was a better fit for the question. Question: How do I connect ...
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Why aren't homopolar generators more commonly used?

In particular with the advent of HVDC(high voltage direct current). Using mercury(metal), the resistive losses can be greatly reduced. There has even been some experimental research into neon plasma ...
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What happens in a generator so that we get a sinusoidal voltage as an output?

I read this online, " For a travelling magnetic field in a circle, the induced magnetic field in the armature of the generator will be sinusoidal. That's why the generated voltage is a sinusoid, ...
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Are headphones with EMF measurement of 10,000 milligauss harmful to me?

I used a EMF detector app on my phone and measured the EMF output on my wired headphones. It measured around 10,000 milligauss on one part of both ear cups. Since wearing these headphones on my head ...
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What is the SI unit of magnetic force?

As derived from F = qvB sinθ, what is the unit of magnetic force, and why? Edit: I mistakenly asked about magnetic field before. -- I'm asking the magnetic force.
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EMF from power lines [closed]

My new house flat is near an overhead power line. It's a steel structure so it's the higher energy lines. The line is about 1200 feet away at the closest point, I guess that is fairly far and you'll ...
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Calculating a voltmeter reading

I'd like to preface with saying that I'm quite new to this. Given emf E = 9 V, and that both resistances are equal, R = 1 kΩ, ...
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Strategies to reduce EMF radiation

During a long-term, almost six month long, data acquisition in a proximity of scanning electron microscope I have found a significant source of magnetic field noise, which is altering the results. I ...
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Stepper Driver signal noise problem (Ground Loop)

I have an BluePill board (Arm Cortex M3 Dev. Board). Also a a4988 stepper motor driver. BluePill is powered from usb of my PC. Stepper motor driver is powered by external power supply which is 220V -> ...
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PC monitor flickers/resets when washer motor switches on or off [closed]

My room is next to our laundry and I've recently got a new PC monitor. I've noticed each time the motor in the washing machine is switched on or off, my monitor flickers/resets. The monitor is 32" but ...
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Cancelling Ripple With A 7555

Friends, I did this once but don't remember the detail. A very sensitive circuit which switches a relatively heavy load. I used a 7555 IC to momentarily blank out any ripple or instability caused by ...
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Sparks on grounded metal bodies on lighting strikes in the nearby (two miles)

I have a strange phenomenon in our mountain cabin, on the Italian alps: lightning strike on the nearby (not so near: < 2 miles) causes audible / visible sparks on: electric / fire wood water ...
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EMF - DC Permanent Magnet Motor

I am using FEMM to design a dc permanent magnet rotor. I am trying to calculate the EMF that is induced to the rotor. Since each coil has a different position, the induced emf will be different. In ...
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Circuit approximation of Induction in guitar pickups

I was trying to learn the way basic guitar circuits work, the other day, and I stumbled upon a thing that I couldn't fully understand. According to this site, a simple guitar circuit can be made as ...
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What is the canonical form based on sinus of the autoinduced EMF in a coil

I am stuck with this exercise as I can't really find the expressions I need in order to solve this. Please help me & guide me theoretically, so I can finish this. Deduce the canonical form based ...
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Using 2 Tank Circuits to Determine the Position/Direction of a Wire

I am building a robot that uses 2 LC tank circuits with some gain and analog filtering to determine the position of a "Track Wire" that has an AC current of a specific frequency traveling vertically. ...
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Zener diode for solenoid

I am new in electronics and this is old subject but still. I started new Arduino project where I control 4 solenoid valves independently via Arduino 4 chanel 5 V Relay module. From the beginning I put ...
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A simple motor using Copper coil

This is a simple motor made with a magnet, a battery and a copper coil. I am curious to know how can it be explained using physics. I know that the copper is diamagnetic but not enough that it can ...
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Is there an actual need for the concepts “emf” and “back emf”?

Given a two-terminal element where you can only measure the voltage across terminals \$v(t)\$ [\$v_{ab}(t)\$] and the current \$i(t)\$ defined as entering the positive [a] terminal, there doesn't seem ...
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Thermal EMF (seebeck effect) on PCBs

Can poor PCB fabrication process / assembly, and the type of solder used cause thermal EMF (seebeck on PCB) problem? Is it affected by the type of the material used? For example, quality of plating, ...
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Using an analog temperature sensor near 3-phase 150V , 40A Motor Controller?

I'm looking for suggestions on what type of temperature sensor to use. I need to have it attached to the heat sync of a 150V, 40A 3-phase motor controller. The motor controller is in a enclosed space ...
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Question about coil emf

Hi I am a Korean student studying physics. Recently I was solving a physics problem about coil emf and I have a question. As you see in this circuit and the graph, when you close the switch the emf ...
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Question about Stepper Motors

I have a need to sometimes manually turn the lead screw on a stepper motor controlled CNC system (which I have not purchased yet). So IF I put a switch in the wires of the stepper motor and open the ...
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Relating DC motor with the Fleming right hand rule

I am studying DC motors and I know that what the direction of the rotation will be given by the left hand rule. If I compare the right and left hand rule, if I point the thumb and the first finger ...
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AC Circuit Having Only Capacitor

In my book, it is written that at any instant, PD across the Capacitor Plates = Applied EMF ---------(1) Assuming that it's a pure Capacitor of Capacitance C, I think if Voltage across Capacitor ...
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basic differences between voltage and emf?

what are the basic diff between the emf and voltage? is it that the voltage of a battery is emf and voltage is potential diff between two points,and also please give me some suggestion how to take ...
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What properties of metal makes make them suitable as EMF shielding material?

What properties of metals make them effective at shielding against EMF, and which metals are typically used? How does Aluminium, Steel, Copper and Lead compare?