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How to detect a magnetic field going over a coil?

I have a coil with solid core, there is an small magnet that pass over it (like on the image) but not touching the coil (there is an small plastic between them, no more than 0.5mm thick). I need to ...
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Effect of magnets on LCD monitors? [closed]

Do speaker magnet's have any effect on the LCD monitor. because few month's ago one of mine went faulty dark patches produced on it which when pressed behaved like liquid i.e. when i pressed the the ...
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What are the physical mechanisms of core loss, and how can they be minimized?

Suppose you have an inductor in a boost converter. The core gets hot. Why? What are the physical mechanisms that cause core loss? Eddy currents? Magnetic domains flipping? Coupling to materials ...
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How do I determine safe distance from a choke to prevent accidental coupling?

In most of my power converter applications, I end up with a choke of some description, somewhere in a steel chassis. I have seen and heard tell of situations where the choke couples to the steel of ...
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How to track motion of a moving ovendoor

At work, we are measuring various parameters to test out a newly designed oven prototype. To make things more efficient, I am trying to create an electronic setup to automate the measurement, in ...
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Protective insulation for magnet installed in earth

My this question is a part of a question I earlier asked sensor to detect magnetism. So please don't refer it as non-engineering question. I had to install some neodymium magnets in the earth. Their ...
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Magnetic Field Transmission

I have heard from here that if you put 1 turn of wire around your house, you can hear music all around inside your house. It doesen't tell me very much on all of the components etc. to drive but I am ...
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Electromagnet duty cycle

I have a project where I would like to use an electromagnet to lift an item for a longer period of time. I was looking at a magnet like this one: http://www.ebay.com/itm/110880874455?ssPageName=STRK:...
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How to Estimate Rotational Velocity of a Beakman's Motor?

What is the equation to determine the rotations per second of a Beakman's Motor (a.k.a. half-motor or single pole pulse motor, composed of a power source and a single coil with 1/2 exposed coil leads ...
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Electromagnet interference with motorcycle

I just got a sport bike which the frame is aluminum the engine is aluminum the swing arm as well. Basically this bike is made up of mainly aluminum and plastics with very little steel or any other ...
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How to route Gigabit Ethernet, remote PHY or remote RJ45 connector?

I need to design a 10/100/1000 BASE-T “backplane” board that contains multiple PHY outputs from Ethernet controller chips. On the board ,the LAN specifications are very strict in regard to how the ...
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Amperian loop to measure solenoid's magnetic field

My textbook proves the formula \$B =\mu_0In \$ for a solenoid by taking a rectangular Amperian loop as shown here: The problem I see with this though is that it only takes into account the ...
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Magnetic Encoders - Tips and Tricks

I am new to encoders in general and I am thinking about using a magnetic encoder in a personal project were I will need to make my own servo, and thus get an absolute position reading (instead of the ...
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magnetic field outside solenoid

It is written in our course book that the magnetic field outside a solenoid is negligible and almost zero. Why is it negligible? Is it negligible compared to the field inside solenoid or is it nearly ...
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Am I following the procedure to set the sensitivity in Try Mode for the A1362 Hall-Effect sensor correctly?

I am following Figure 5 pg. 18 of this data sheet: Vp(HIGH), Vp(MID), Vp(HIGH), followed by 0-255 Vp(MID) pulses that increase the sensitivity each time Vp(MID) is applied. However, when I bring ...
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Differences between a planar coil and coplanar waveguide to create a local 1D AC magnetic field

Coplanar waveguides (for example picture look here) are often used in research to create a local in-plane magnetic field. Now if compared to a planar microcoil like this, driven by a AC voltage in ...
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Sensing magnetic pulses from a rowing boat impeller

I'm a mechanical engineer at uni who has some basic experience in electronics and programming. I'm building a system for my rowing boat to help me with my training. This will give me feedback on a ...
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How to choose a reed switch and magnet?

I need to use a reed switch and a magnet on a shaft. When it get turned to a specific degree the magnet will trigger the reed switch. The shaft only turns one way and is turned by hand. The problem ...
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Ethernet Without Magnetics?

How / can you connect Ethernet devices together without magnetics? How do you wire it up? What sorts of practical limitations are there on doing this? To clarify, I'm not trying to connect two ...
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How to convert a three wire hall effect sensor to a 2 wire sensor?

Would there be any possibility to convert a three-wire hallsensor to a 2-wire equivalent. The connections are a V+, GDD and OUT. The voltage between V+ & GDD would be 24V and the OUT port would ...
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What sensors are commonly used for vehicle detection?

I want to make a vehicle detection prototype. I find there are multiple choices of sensors that can be used to detect a vehicle, such as acoustic, ultrasonic, infrared, magnetic inductive sensor. I ...
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Automobile ignition coil (spark coil)

Question: How is this possible to get 1:1000 electric potential scale while primary/secondary loop scale is only about 1:100?
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Controlling temperature of a water bath with induction plate

I am thinking of building a sous-vide cooker using some kind of prebuild heater, controled via an AVR and temperature sensor like the LM35. There are a lot of references around using rice cookers, ...
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How close can I place two transformers?

I need to place two of these transformers in a case. How close am I allowed to place them? Can they touch each other (of course, they will be electrically isolated)? Is their orientation with respect ...
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Does magnetism affect SD cards?

Would a strong magnet have any effect whatsoever on a thumb drive (I'm assuming not) or on an SD card? It seems unlikely, but I'm hoping someone can give me a definitive answer, since I'd rather not ...
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Do magnetics connectors exist?

Conventional connectors, where the plug and socket have metal parts which touch, suffer from the following problems: Limited mating cycles or expensive plating. Impedance mismatch (relevant for high ...
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Building a coil for galvo motor

I'm building myown galvo motors and for that I need some coils that I'll have to build myself to fit into the dimensions I need. Is there any technique for winding the wire or is it just straight ...
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How to check whether a component can work in strong magnetic fields?

I want to design my PCB to operate nicely even when we place it next to a neodymium magnet. How to check whether my component can work in such condition without shielding? Edit: I haven't face any ...
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How big a magnet do I need to wipe my portable HDD?

According to this article, I need a really big magnet to wipe the data off my HDD. Thing is, I don't know how strong a "laboratory degausser" is, so I'll ask it in my own terms: I have a pair of ...
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How is the state of a bit position on a hard drive measured?

Firstly, I am not the EE type, but I do have a petty good foundation on physics work on a pretty low level. I was wondering what mechanism it is that measures the magnetic indentation on hard drive ...
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Sending data over a magnetic field

I need to find a way to trigger this Hall Effect Sensor with a non-permanent magnet. Does anyone know if an inductor's magnetic field would be strong enough? Or am I going to have to build an ...
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Controlling an electromagnet with Arduino

I'm just starting up with electronics and looking to control an electromagnet with the Arduino. I'm wondering what hardware setup will make the most sense to use to turn the electromagnet on and off ...
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Which type of Ethernet magnetics should I choose for PoE?

I'm trying to find a suitable PoE MagJack for use with my Phy, KSZ8051MNL. The problem is that I can't find one with the same suggested magnetics topology. The closest one I can find has one extra ...
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Discrete Ethernet magnetics

Rather than using an Ethernet magnetics component, is it possible / reasonable to simply use individual isolating transformers? Inside the magnetics component, it's clearly made up of individual ...
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Fine-grained sensing of distance between two permanent magnets

(disclaimer: bit of an electronics newbie here) I have a bunch of little magnet ball-bearings that I was playing around with the other day. I formed them into a strand, then fixed both ends leaving ...
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For remoting 1000Base-T ethernet connector, is it better to remote PHY from magnetics or magnetics from connector?

I'm in need of remoting the gigabit ethernet connector from the main board to a back end board that has all the other connectors. I plan on doing this with a high speed board to board connector (...
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Using the audio input port as a voltmeter

I'm a physics undergraduate currently studying electromagnetism. I have no experience at all with playing with electronics. I'm trying to see the effect of a changing magnetic field on a closed ...
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generic term for inductors/capacitors/transformers for power-handling applications

Can anyone think of a generic term to cover capacitors and magnetics for power-handling applications? (is there one?) I want to distinguish from power semiconductors and signal-level capacitors/...
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Magnetometer dynamic calibration

I am working on a Magnetometer AK8975 being a part of an IMU. Which seems to be very tricky for me. This chip gives a 3D vector as output describing earth's magnetic field at any place on earth or ...
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Do diamagnetic material exhibit induction?

Silly question perhaps, but do metals with the property of diamagnetism also exhibit inductance? Would a fluctuating magnetic field induce a current in a diamagnetic metal?
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Ethernet: how important is the magnetics topology?

I have some Ethernet issues with a set of boards (6/10 are bad). They're possibly just assembly house mistakes... but I'm very concerned about my magnetics jack. I could have sworn I saw a example ...