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My light-dependent resistor gives a fluctuating serial output

I'm a high school student trying to make a light tracking single axis solar panel. I am using an Arduino Uno rev3 board. When I first finished building it, the system failed to operate. I spent a few ...
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How to test if a domestic 3 phase power company meter is reading wrong?

BACKGROUND: Domestic 3 phase 220VAC supply in Thailand. Power company meter is 4 wire GE 3 phase 15A/45A. Massive power bills when mains breakers were turned off (back in home country for 9 months ...
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How did they arrive at an expression for resistance given the power of the load?

In Anderson's 1995 Analysis of Faulted Power Systems, there is the below example I am required to calculate the sequence network for the fault occurring at C. To calculate the resistance of the load, ...
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How to reproduce these audible clicking or popping sounds? [closed]

My fluorescent lamps (and other devices) are making clicking sounds. I want to reproduce these clicking or popping sounds or get an idea of how one might produce such sounds in electrical devices or ...
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Bench PSU leaking voltage to case and not working properly

Tl;dr at bottom Recently I found old bench power supply in my closet and tried to test it but display kept on displaying 0.00v and 0.00a - the power supply is voltage and current regulated and has two ...
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Is the impedance bus matrix method the same as the Ohmic method in power system fault analysis?

There are a few methods to do power system fault analysis, like the per-unit method, MVA method, and impedance method (Ohmic method.) I am doing fault analysis using per unit symmetrical component ...
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Would ground fault cause breaker to trip if neutral not bonded to ground in main panel?

Suppose normal residential main breaker panel (not subpanel) is wired correctly except the neutral bar is not bonded to ground. Assume a 15A breaker in the panel powers an exterior light with a metal ...
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Fault Ride Through requirements for wind turbines

First a short introduction: (the question is below the first image). The capability of fault ride-through of wind turbines is the most important requirement related to national grid codes. Based on ...
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What is the fault level of paralleled transformers? [closed]

When paralleling transformers the fault level at the bus is it the sum of the individual transformer fault level?
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Reason behind coil melting

Today I managed to melt the ignition coil of my RC engine. First let me describe my circuit, I have also created a diagram, however I could not find all the parts in the designer so I think some ...
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Can a solid state relay be energized from the same 120V AC source that it switches?

Can a 120V AC input / AC output solid state relay be energized with the same 120V source connected to its contacts? This can't be done with an electromechanical relay because it generates feedback and ...
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Opamp input fault current limit vs fault duration

A usual datasheet rating for maximum allowed input current into opamps is 10 mA. Initially I thought that this is some kind of DC limit of what the clamping diodes could handle before thermal ...
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Very hot live pin on kettle plug

I moved my kettle just after boiling it yesterday and noticed the live pin was very hot. None of the other pins are hot. It's a bs 1363 type plug and socket. And a <2 year old kettle. After a full ...
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Fault recovery of a UAV using MATLAB

I'm currently investigating fault recovery in a UAV using MATLAB. I've been given several variables: phi = the roll angle psi = the yaw/heading angle beta = the side slip p = roll rate r = yaw/...
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Symmetrical Components - Three-phase D-Y transformer with unbalanced voltage and loads

I have a Delta-Wye transformer, N1/N2 = 4, and am trying to solve the circuit below, with 120VAC applied to terminals VAB only. On the secondary I have 1 ohms connected between a-n and 5 ohms between ...
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7408 quad-AND with diode latching: sporadic (and undesired) self-latching at power up

As an introduction to electronics, I am still working my way through Charles Platt's Make: Electronics (2nd edition). This issue is about Experiment 21: A Powerful Combination In circuit on ...
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Falstad - a bug with mosfets?

I have a schematic in Falstad. It is almost symmetrical (the mosfets are connected by drains and "SWAP D/S" is enable in the second mosfet to be able to connect both). And this symmetrical ...
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Detecting a high-resistance fault location (like corrosion)

I recently encountered a problem where i had a 2 wire cable, one wire with corrosion somewhere and the other wire is perfectly fine. I didn't have a replacement so I wanted to try and find out where ...
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Open circuit fault detection using an Arduino

I was able to implement short circuit fault detection of under ground cables and I was also able to add a GSM module(SIM900D) with it. I'm trying to further enhance my project by detecting open ...
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12VDC Fan rated at 0.08A only drawing 0.04A, can I increase current draw in order to bring the rpm up?

I've built a small desktop fume extractor for soldering. It uses a 120mm 1000RPM, 12V, 0.08A case fan. Not huge, but it does the job. The fan is only drawing roughly 0.04A and I have been fault ...
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Fault current indicator - what should I do?

Part of the power plugs in my flat stopped working this morning. I checked the breakers box and one of the breakers was in OFF position, with a yellow indicator. After checking the producer's website, ...
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Samd51 Handler HardFault

I am trying to upload a simple program that does nothing to my samd51. Here is the code: void main(){} I have compiled it to the exact samd51 model I have using ...
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How to diagnose thermistor problem

I have a thermistor which I believe is a NTC 3950, and which I suspect does not work properly. It is from a 3D printer extruder/hot end. The displayed temperatures and the ones I measure using a meat ...
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Best way to implement a global FAULT input

I've got several microcontrollers multiple feet away from each other in a network that must be able to be put into a shutdown state all at once, ideally before power loss. I want to trigger a shutdown ...
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How to tell if 74HC595 is dead

I just bought a few SN74HC595N and they are doing some weird stuff. I was testing them and output just does not come out. I know it's not a problem with my circuit, since I had a couple laying around ...
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Ground Earth Resistance explained in electrical system

I have several questions about the electrical systems used in the field and the grounding mechanisms. So, as far as I understand there are multiple systems that can be used to distribute electrical ...
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Why doesn't this Elektor ramp circuit work?

I built the following circuit on my breadboard, it is from an old Elektor article: It is a ramp generator that repeatedly charges C3 through the dual-PNP current mirror to build a ramp, and briefly ...
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TN-S system neutral point earth resistance

According to many sources on the internet, a secondary neutral earth resistor is added at the distribution stations (transformers) to reduce the earth fault current. My question is when using a TN-S ...
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How can there be a zero sequence current in a single line to ground fault with an ungrounded neutral

The circuit that describes a single line to ground fault in a system with an ungrounded neutral is: I neglect capacitance between phases and only look at capacitance to ground. The definition of zero ...
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LTC3780 DC-DC 5-32V converter: sudden fault and overheating

I have planned to build a variable voltage DC power supply based on the LTC3780 DC-DC 5-32V converter. I guess you are familiar with the converter, but I am attaching and image for illustration: I ...
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Why does AC input have a parallel resistor and capacitor?

Well, I am trying figure out a situation with images and a circuit diagram. I am checking all part looks normal, but if I insert this board on a machine the resistor is exploding and one leg of ...
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Why does the value increase constantly and slowly in diode mode?

I am using Fluke multimeter and trying fix electronic circuit. In diode mode fluke docs, telling briefly explained how to test the durability and accuracy of diodes. The test usually runs when I touch ...
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WAVGAT Pro Mini, no serial output

I ordered some Pro Minis however get some WAVGAT clone thingies. The first problem was it is running too slow (4x slower) when compiling with default "Pro or Pro Mini" board profile. Serial however ...
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Ground Fault Protection In Consumer Electronics

Medical devices have to meet ground fault/isolation requirements such as 60601-1 (link). Particularly galvanic isolation is required on power and data lines to avoid a fault conditions that could ...
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Motors in symmetrical fault analysis

In three phase symmetrical fault motors(Induction and Synchronous) become generators(I guess because of the inertia). When do I take in consideration of the motors? Do I even need take them in ...
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Can an electronic system be built with absolutely no single point of failure?

Is it possible to make an electronic system, where every sub-system is duplicated and absolutely nothing is a single point of failure and if a failure (or multiple failures) occurs the system itself ...
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Does this (seemingly) corrosion create problems for the operating of the chip?

We have a PCB of a VME machine of ours and it has some kind of white corrosion on it. Does this impact the functionality of the machine and what could it exactly be?
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What is the impact of Earth's magnetic field polarity on consumer electronics?

Earth's magnetic poles are known to have inverted in the past. How are commonly used circuits or component of consumer electronics (from energy production/transportation to TVs, mobile phones and PCs) ...
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fault current through a person

Say a person touches the live wire as shown in the first attachment, the current will flow through him and dissipates into the ground as shown in the second attachment right? the fault current through ...
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Power system fault analysis

I have been stuck in this problem for identify the fault location. Can anyone show me where to start on this? I'm not familiar with reading the curves so please just give me any hint. Thank you
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Difference in current transformers conection for ground fault detection

I have seen that for detecting ground faults on a 3-phase system powered by a secondary wye connected transformer, current transformers (CTs) can be connected in several ways: On the ground ...
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Line to ground faults

I am having a trouble understanding the concept of line to ground faults,and ground in general. In this simple single phase circuit, does current reach the load and the circuit operates normally? ...
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STM32F4 HardFault_Handler

I've been trying to program an STM32F412RG but my program is stucked at HardFault_Handler once debug starts. My board is an Wio LTE EU Version and I'm trying to ...
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Searching for 'ground fault' on DC power supply, 0VDC to ground

We have 3 chargers for DC power supplies (125VDC battery banks) at our facility and had a contractor come in and test them. They said there is a 'ground fault' on 2 of them in their report. The only ...
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Faults in a RLC circuit

Suppose we have a classic RLC circuit, in series and with constant voltage. Let's suppose that the resistance, the inductance and the capacitance can be affected by a fault. For which components can ...
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Power strips show fault in some outlets but not others

I'm not sure if this is on topic or not, but I thought I would ask. I have a few power strips (surge protectors) in my house that I use for computers, TV, etc. Some of these have a "fault" or "surge"...
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Calculate ground fault current leak on human contact

I am sure this is very very simple and probably realy dumb but I've been banging my head for hours and can't figure this out. Or find an answer on google/books for that matter. Even with the diagram ...
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Can a ground fault be caused by something outside the home?

Yesterday afternoon, I had a GFCI switch trip. It would not reset. I figured I had a ground fault. I left the home for a few hours and after I returned I was able to successfully reset the GFCI. The ...
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If neutral line touches the live wire, how to protect the devices connected due to neutral fault?

If the neutral line accidental touched the live wire, then due to momentary surge the home appliances connected gets damaged, what are the ways to protect the devices. Would RCCB be helpful to protect ...
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Substation grounding

I am trying to understand a grounding system for substations, fault current is something I am not getting. For example, for a small substation with some transformers, if there is a fault in the system ...