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Measurement is the assignment of numbers to objects or events. All measurements consist of three parts: magnitude, dimensions (units) and uncertainty.

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uncertainty estimation for a DMM voltage measurement

My DMM has a accuracy of 0.0030% of reading + 0.0030% of range, when the voltage range is set to 100mV. If a measurement with this DMM gives 0.1mV, then is the true input voltage between 0.1mV - 3....
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How I can simply measure interwinding capacitance in a transformer with electrostatic shield

I want to measure which is the effect of the connection of the electrostatic shield (between primary and secondary) to ground (or to neutral) in reducing the interwinding capacitance in my transformer....
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RMS power and phase angle control

We have a piece of industrial equipment using a phase angle controller (PAC), and are having some issues calculating the RMS power used by the load. Personally I am of the opinion that you measure ...
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Measure Power Consumption of Battery Charger?

I want to ask how to measure power consumption of battery (Li-On 18650) charger module (TP4056 and USB Boost) and the total power consumption, if i have this circuit: I have already know the power ...
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Current mode operation of a Source Measurement Unit (SMU)

I'm studying semiconductor parameter analyzers. In particular, I have difficulties in fully understanding the circuit in the following slide, which represents an SMU operating in I-mode (i.e., it ...
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How can I measure the actual magnetic strength of my electromagnet to compare against my calculations?

I am interested in building small scale electromagnets and I wanted to measure their actual magnetic strengths to compare against my calculations. What are possible ways to measure the difference?
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Best method to determine current in ESR meter

I've recently found the need for a ESR meter(My daughter and her boyfriend brought me 8 broken LED/LCD TVs and 6 have power problems). I also decided to go all out and build a full blown ESR meter. ...
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What test points to do for a switching system measurements?

I am working on a high-performance switching system. I the old ones there was no big issue in just touching a gate with an oscilloscope probe, but this time I have high voltage and very short (5nsec) ...
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Why are oscilloscope input impedances so low?

My question is two-fold: Where does the input impedance come from? I'm wondering where the input impedance of your average multimeter or oscilloscope comes from? Is it just the input impedance to ...
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differential measurement vs ground

I am looking to measure an incoming V vs ground with an ADC (MCP3424 or equal). The Vin vs Gnd can be anywhere from -1.5V to +2.0VDC. I looked at using an op amp with level shift, when I came across ...
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Can CMRR of a data acquisition input be measured this way?

I want to check a data acquisition input or overall CMRR of a signal chain roughly by a simple method. Normally for a daq input CMRR is defined as: CMRR = 20×log10(Vin/Vout) where Vin is the common ...
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Interchangeable resistor

I have a PCB board where I am measuring the voltage drop across a resistor which is placed on the Vdd path of a small micro-controller. I would like to have a method for easily interchange the ...
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Is it possible to measure lightning discharges as Nikola Tesla? [closed]

Nikola Tesla stated in his patent, Art of Transmitting Electrical Energy Through Natural Medium, that he used sensitive instruments to measure lightning discharges: In the course of certain ...
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Finding Wilson Current Mirror Output impedance

I am trying to confirm my output resistance calculations with my simulation. How can I measure the output resistance seen by Q4 in order to confirm my calculations? How I measured \$r_{o2}\$ (image ...
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Why do long cables measured with a VNA show a “drop” in their attenuation curve?

I'm measuring the attenuation of several cables with a VNA (Keysight N5234A). When I measure the attenuation of long cables (10 m, 30 m, 40 m or 50 m) I realize that a "drop" appears at 500MHz (see ...
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How can I detect that a ZVD-style 'backpower protection circuit' is operating correctly?

I'm designing a circuit that needs a 'backpower protection circuit', similar to what the Raspberry Pi HATs use. This is meant to block voltage from the secondary board when the primary board is ...
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Correcting DC offset in op-amp based controlled current source

In an attempt to develop an automated potentiometer measuring device I have implemented the following op-amp based voltage controlled current source, controlled by the output of a DAC. The voltage ...
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Hspice : find max of measurement result in Hspice

i need to calculate efficiency of a circuit for diffrent parameters and then, find MAX of these efficiencies in Hspice.( also related parameters that refers to it) i ran i .DATA transient simulation,...
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Correct way to ground components for solar panel measurement

I'm currently doing a project where I'm supposed to measure the current and the voltage from a solar panel and am unsure of how I should ground all the components in the circuit (since electrical ...
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Photodiode to detect light

For a university purpose I am preparing a project, actually I am thinking of using a photodiode in reverse bias in order to measure intensity of light. I divided this project in some phases: 1) ...
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Reading digital wafevorms via VXI11 from the LeCroy wavesurfer 510/MS-500

I automating a test with an osciloscope via VXI11 with python's vxi11 package. I am using the remote control manual given by LeCroy. I am trying now to extract the raw Waveformdata according to page ...
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Measuring integrated current

I want to measure the amount of light striking a photodiode in a specific time window (about 1ms). In this window, we get \$10^6-10^7\$ photons, which get converted into electrons with about 80% ...
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Elimination of interfering voltage

I have a problem deriving a formula I will be using in my bachelor thesis. It's about eliminating interfering voltages during measurement. To understand how the interfering voltage is going to be ...
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What instrument is used for measuring very low current / voltage? [closed]

I'm wondering whether galvanometer can be used or not ?
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Resistance measurement and standard uncertainty

In a text there is a section regarding a basic example for uncertainty calculation of a resistor. Here is the related part: Above the text uses the the accuracy of the current source and the ...
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What is the correct name of a job involving mainly programming measurement instruments and making measurements on electronic components? [closed]

While revisioning my resume I found out that I do not know what is the industry standard name of one of my previous job. I simply called it "Software developer" but I don't think it fits properly. ...
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Impedance/capacitance measurements

I'm trying to do some impedance measurements on passive components with the simple circuit shown below. I find it difficult to make sense of the results and hope somebody can help me understand what I'...
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High PWM frequency weird shape

Using a STM32F407 if I generate a 200 Hz signal it looks like this: If I want a higher frequency, for instance 10 kHz I get this: I am using a PicoScope 2205A, resolution 8 bits at 200Ms/s, ...
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How to take resistance reading when value is effected by measurement?

Context I am trying to measure the wiper resistance of a potentiometer. This is performed by leaving the potentiometer wiper in one position, and measuring from each terminal to the wiper (\$R_1\$ ...
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Measure pulse width generated in one pulse mode using HAL

I need to generate pulse in one pulse mode and measure width of this pulse using HAL. I'm using STM32F446RE board. I managed to configure timer to generate pulse but I have no idea how to implement ...
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How do induction cookers measure temperature?

This is not exactly about electrical circuitry, but I hope it's close enough not to get me kicked out. Please redirect me if necessary. Almost all induction tops advertise possibility to "keep ...
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Wrong measurement of DSO-5200A?

I'm using a DSO-5200A from Voltcraft and noticed the voltage measurement represented incorrectly (it is doubled). Any ideas how to reset this? Channel 1 (green) measures a (noisy) 5V and has a Vmean ...
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Is there any way to noninvasively/invasively measure the current/voltage (Power) to get actual power consumed by load?

One of the application im working on needs three phase power measurement to be done through micro-controller. The power measurement is in the range of 90kVA. Is there any way to noninvasively/...
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Converting ADC output to real values [closed]

On a custom board I have an ADC which measures -5V to +5V. And outputs in Hex via SPI like this: ...
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How to eliminate oscilloscope channel DC bias

When I set channel 1 as DC coupling, there is always -5.6v bias, even no cable is connected. Can someone tell me how can I eliminate this bias? Thank you
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Count car weels without using visible light (camera/laser etc) and without interaction [closed]

For this project we need to count weels of a car (if possible at all), one side only. The scenario is within the following scope: The car is always passing in a straight line It is cars only, so all ...
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Sensors to detect vehicle height from the side

I am looking for a way to determine vehicle height measured from the side. The application is for a drive-through ATM, the sensors being mounted inside the ATM enclosure. Some ATMs have a roof as ...
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Amplifying pulse signals causing pulse lengthening problems

I am currently trying to design a circuit that would sense a voltage change at its input, convert that change into rapid "on"/"off" change at output and amplify same switching voltage to high current (...
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Differences in voltage measurement at the input of a circuit

I am trying to understand the difference I am seeing in voltage signals, that I am applying to my circuit's input. So the basic layout is shown in the diagram, I have a connection, A from my function ...
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How to measure the impedance of a given coil? [duplicate]

What's the best way to measure the resistance and inductance of a coil at a given frequency? I need these parameters for my LTSpice-Simulation which assumes an RL series circuit. The coil has 8 ...
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Methods to measure inductance with high (1%) precision using standard equipment?

I am modeling the fine behavior of interacting oscillatory circuits. I have looked up a couple of methods for measuring inductance. I believe I am following the procedure faithfully, but the values I ...
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Why do LCR meter manufacturers give the details of measurement frequency to us?

When you want to purchase a DMM, more probably you don't see at what frequency the DMM you considered would work, but in the situation you're considering to purchase an LCR meter, manufacturers give ...
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Can I use a RF and/or Time-domain reflectometer to find 'wet contact'?

Friends of mine have a circuit where the RCD trips but only after prolonged rain. There are a number of garden and security lights on that circuit so I very much suspect there is a junction box where ...
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How isolation is achieved in isolated channel oscilloscopes?

I tried to search something about this but found only a small amount of information. What confuses me is that all isolation amplifiers, optocouplers etc. I could find usually work at much lower ...
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Darlington Transistor TIP142 same type but different values

I have a bunch of Darlington NPN Transistors TIP142 that are removed from two separate identical boards. The 1st one have the TO−218 CASE (left side of the image) and the 2nd the TO−247 CASE (right ...
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Measuring current in the case of bridge amplifier at several MHz

Is there a way (or some chip) to measure current at about 5 MHz when the bridge amplifier is used? The output is a sine with amplitude 15 V. I need to measure accurately both amplitude and phase (the ...
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How can I make my measurements of full-wave rectified AC using an A/D match a Fluke meter on its DC range?

I am trying to measure the DC voltage of a full-wave rectified 60Hz AC signal using an A/D and have it match what a Fluke meter reads on its DC scale. My current approach is to take as many (16 bit) ...
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Measuring a magnetic pulse using a coil, and circuit adjustments

I have the following circuit, I am using it to create a pulsed magnetic field, in the coil. I am trying to measure and verify the magnetic field in the coil. I am testing it with 40 V to drive the ...
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Non-intrusive measurement of current and voltage

Sorry if this question is too basic for this forum... I'm an interested amateur but far from a professional. I'd really appreciate information from someone more informed than myself. Hypothetical ...
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Measuring Inductance

I have been looking the number of methods to measure inductance of a coil if you don't have an LCR meter available, and I have had some difficulty. I designed and built a coil and I would like to ...