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Philips PE1535 bench power supply - reason for design choice?

Just a little question about the Philips power supply PE1535. Link to original manual : http://bee.mif.pg.gda.pl/ciasteczkowypotwor/Philips/PE1535%20-%20PE1545.pdf Why the negative power supply ...
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Sample and hold amplifier to hold data from pixel array and to pass it to STM32 ADC

For some time I am trying to read the analog values of a pixel array directly by the STM32L4 ADC. There is a significant noise in the readings. I moved to 4 layer PCBs, lower ADC speed, longer ...
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How to safely read +-5V with an Arduino

I have a -5V +5V binary signal coming from a CNC controller that I want to read with an Arduino. This is the way I have it setup: The resistors are actually 10K. The left voltage source would be the ...
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Does the negative voltage regulator emit noise into ground

I am designing an inverting voltage regulator using a LT3758 controller to generate -15 V from a 12 V / 5 V input. This is a non-isolated regulator. My biggest concern implementing the design is if ...
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Contrast voltage for display from PWM with negative rail

I want to control the contrast of this display using a well-filtered PWM output. They recommend a potentiometer between Vdd and Vee (negative built-in rail): With my MCU I can generate a filtered PWM ...
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If you source a negative voltage from a power supply, should the current be negative also?

I am clear that negative currents are simply currents that flow in the opposite direction. I am unsure as to how to apply this information to the real world. (relating to positive and negative leads) ...
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DC to DC converter connection [closed]

I am fairly new to electronics and I started to have some doubts. I am going to use a DC to DC converter R1SE-0505/H2-R (5V to 5V) to have an isolated power supply for the audio components. I have ...
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Negative voltage value for AD620 amplifier

I am using AD620 to amplify the signal of a pressure sensor, and a negative supply voltage must be added to V- pin. should the negative voltage value be the same as the positive supply voltage? or any ...
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OP2177 opamp with single supply

Does anyone know if I can use "OP2177" with a single supply without a negative voltage on V- ?
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Is it OK to create a negative rail just by dividing voltage with resistors?

I want to build some circuits to learn about op-amps, and so I would like to set up a negative rail. Are there any problems in creating a negative rail by using an 18 V bench supply and then simply ...
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Improve the response of this circuit

I designed this circuit (shown below) to level shift an input PWM (10 kHz 5% duty) signal (from microcontroller, 0/+3V3) to 0 and -12V. When the input PWM is HIGH (+3V3) the output is at 0V while when ...
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PWM level shift

I have a 10 kHz PWM (0V (LOW) to 3V3 (HIGH)) which I wish to level shift as following; when PWM is high (3V3) the output should be 0V while when PWM is low (0V) the output should be -12V. Ideally this ...
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How to get negative voltage?

There's a bunch of posts about this, but they're all for very specific scenarios. I'm a newbit, and some components, like op amps, require both a positive, and negative voltage. But how do you get ...
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Trying to understand negative voltage generation with capacitors and diodes

I want to generate a negative voltage from a possitive rail. To do so, I'm reading this article. Here is the schematics it is depicting, assument the input step is +10V: I understand that when the ...
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Vestax PMC-07 Mixer PSU

I'm trying to fix a Vestax PMC-07 Mixer and I'm puzzled by the schematics. It is fed by a single +12V wall-wart switching adapter through a DC Jack. Can this configuration really produce a negative ...
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How can i generate a negative potential/current and alternate the pin-input between positive and negative potential/current using an arduino uno?

My goal is to make the barmagnet rotate by activating two coils and use both forces at the same time with an Arduino Uno. One coil should have a positive potential or current to attract the negative ...
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Virtual ground concept in electronic circuit

This is my current sense circuit that I connect to Arduino in order to measure how much current a load draws. As you can see at the bottom of the image there is a -5 V voltage source connected to the ...
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Is there any way to have a diode that have very small resistance from reverse path?

I'm trying to find a way so I will always have close to 0V at the measurement point (above the diode), when I have 0V as input. ...
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How to adjust/vary a negative voltage

I'm in the process of building a bench top power supply, based on an ATX PSU. I have nearly finished the build and have a unit which can supply +3.3 V, +5 V, +12 V and a variable voltage between +0.8 ...
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What is the problem with connecting a negative voltage to an op amp's negative lead while the possitive one is grounded?

I'm reading a manual on op. amps that presents the following schematics: And says: [Context: Vin goes from -0.1V to -1V] When Vcc is powered down while there is a negative voltage on the input ...
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Discrete negative voltage regulator oscillating under load

I'm trying to save a few volts voltage drop and use a discrete voltage regulator, having a feedback doesn't really matter because the current draw is very low. In the diagram below, if I remove C2 ...
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Using a switch detect IC with negative voltage

I am designing a circuit where a negative voltage signal can have multiple levels, eg -12, -8, -6 depending on the circuit state. I am looking at several switch detect ICs such as TI's TIC12400 that ...
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How do you calculate negative and postive voltages in a grounded circuit?

This may be a vintage question, I'm not sure. I am self-studying electronics using some old books and came upon the problem below from "Basic Electronics" by RCA Institutes, 1965. The book ...
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How does this -ve power supply work?

This data sheet (linked from the product page of Rapid p/n 61-6211) covers an adapter for LVDS displays, that can provide various different voltages. This includes a 'VGL' signal that is set at -6.8V. ...
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Pulling down positive voltage to limit negative voltage current

Below circuit is the negative rail of a dual tracking power supply. How do I detect voltage drop on Node1 and pull down Node2 to limit the current without using an op-amp? Edit: I just want to define ...
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Problem with a tracking LM337 stability

I'm building a dual rail tracking power supply, for the negative supply because the current is not going to exceed ~200 mA I decided to use LM337 both for simplicity and stability of the circuit (so I ...
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4BIT DAC has negative voltage at op amp output

My school task was to simulate a 4BIT DAC converter in multisim. Im supposed to simulate the circuit when the switches are on/off and measure the output on the op amp. I think the circuit works fine ...
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Modifying SMPS power supply to produce a negative voltage

In SMPS power supply that uses a single transistor to generate the switching signal ( no control IC), which component must be modified so the output voltage could be negative? I tried to reverse the ...
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-30V power supply for HTS6520

Story Received a Philips HTS6520 for free however the subwoofer (and remote) is missing, no cables at all, so unable to use it because the sub also provides the power (read on to see what I have done)....
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How is the -3.3VA voltage in this circuit generated

I understand the +3.3VA, but I don't kown how the -3.3VA generated?
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Switching load with changing polarity

From a bespoke board I'm receiving 18vdc that I need to switch. This 18vdc will usually be +18vdc but at times can be -18vdc. The load is .35A. The polarity is being changed via a H-Bridge and ...
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Inverting boost converter by using MC33063A/MC34063A: Where does the IC get ground connection?

I want to design an inverting boost circuit by using MC33063A. I want to generate -5.75V from a +5V supply. My question is, how does the IC connect itself to the ground? The 4th pin is the ground pin ...
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Does 7905 needs minimum load current?

In the 7905 negative voltage regulator datasheet, it didn't mention that it needs a minimum load current to operate. The 7905 that I have is outputting -7 V but adding a ~2 mA load causes the voltage ...
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Can a transistor send negative voltages when used as a switch?

I have used relays as a switch in order to turn on and off things. This is how I do it: My IC is my integrated circuit call it arduino. With a small current I am able to turn on and off things and I ...
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Some doubs regarding AC/negative voltages in an audio signal

I know that audio signals are AC signals (negative/positive voltage). Assume a typical Fuzz (guitar pedal) effect circuit below. It seems signals stay between 0 and 9 V (9V is the power/battery ...
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Two power supplies with different current in series

Does the schematic in the picture work with these powersupplies from China? Both are rated with 5V but one with 20 amperes and the other with 2 amperes. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33042313383....
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Problem with wide voltage range CC sinking

I want to sink ~10 mA of constant current at wide range of voltages even lower voltages like 10 mV, below circuit suggested to me in one of my older questions: simulate this circuit – Schematic ...
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'Inverted' voltage follower with an opamp

I'm trying to figure out how I can achieve an 'inverted' voltage follower. That is if I'm feeding 1V I output -1V, if I feed 2V, -2V etc. I'm only going for positive tension to negative, I have +15 ...
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What voltage range will I need for my multiplexers?

I'm trying to make a Fuzz guitar pedal effect (for a guitarist in the bands I play in), and I found this one: The Fuzz of 1000 Faces Made by Randy Randofo. Below is the circuit from that site: I ...
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Power Circuit to Subtract a Voltage by a Known Amount

Using a charge-pump it's possible to add voltages together (i.e. source 10V + PWM 5V = 15V, ignoring diode drops) simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Surely there must ...
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DIY op-amp power supply

I purchased a DIY op-amp kit from eBay. The parts arrived in a baggy, I soldered it all together, but have no idea how to wire the power supply? I am hoping to use 9V batteries, and realize I might ...
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Advice on generating a negative supply rail (-5V) in an embedded, mixed signal design

I'm designing a board that can take an input DC supply of between +8 and +36V DC (+12V nominally) and needs rails of +5V, +3.3V, +2.5V and +1.8V. My current design uses a step-down regulator (LMR23625)...
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BJT - finding Ic with two opposite voltages connected to base

Here's a question from my homework: Find \$ I_C \$ and \$ V_{CE} \$ for the circuits below, assuming \$ |V_{BE}| = 0.7V \$ and \$ \beta = 100 \$. I understand circuit (a), but for (b), I don'...
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Logic Level Converter for Negative Voltages

Here is logic level converter mostly used for converting signals between 3.3V and 5V. (Other positive levels such as 1.8V are also possible). What if I want to convert from 3.3V to -5V logic (negative!...
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Positive-negative voltage from dual supply

I'm trying to build a low cost hifi (Hiraga Le Monstre) but I have two old computer PSUs at hand so I tried to use it as power source. The Monstre needs +12V and -12V, computer PSUs have both, but the ...
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Stepping up from 12vdc to 100vdc/-100vdc

I am looking to power a phone ringer circuit that requires +100 V DC and a -100 V DC. I have found a circuit here but this converts it to 120 V DC with a transformer. Is it possible to get +/-100 V DC ...
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Is it possible to make a ±3.3 power supply from 9V battery?

I am trying to make a little audio amplifier with a ±3.3V power supply I and would like to power it with a 9V battery. Is there a solution to this? simulate this circuit – Schematic created ...
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Negative voltage from multi-tap transformer

If we have a multi-tap transformer like this: Is it possible to use two of the taps to generate negative voltage and use other taps for positive voltage?
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Constant Offset Floating Supply

What circuits can be used to provide a voltage supply capable of sinking around 1A of current that will always float 10ish volts below a given supply, that could be from 12 to 200 volts? I have ...
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How to generate positive and negative power supplies from a single supply with high current driving capability?

I am trying to build a 1553 military standard bus transceiver (analog front end) and I am required to use a single power supply of 3.3 V. To be able to receive, my comparators need supplies of +/- 3.3-...