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An open collector is a common type of output found on many integrated circuits (IC).Instead of outputting a signal of a specific voltage or current, the output signal is applied to the base of an internal NPN transistor whose collector is externalized (open) on a pin of the IC. The emitter of the transistor is connected internally to the ground pin. If the output device is a MOSFET the output is called open drain and it functions in a similar way.

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Can someone confirm the typical application circuit of MAX664x Fan controller datasheet?

I'm planning to use the MAX 6644 for a simple fan control application. All in all the IC is very straight forward to use. However after analyzing the typical application circuits in the datasheet I ...
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Why does this solid state relay circuit work sometimes and not other times? (stuck closed)

It's a very simple open collector output from one device driving a solid-state relay (VO1400) in another device. You can see the power transistors (BS868) that drive OUTn.n in the circuit diagram. ...
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Pullup resistor for automotive protocol like CAN and LIN

I understand that how open collector works on protocol like I2C. However, from my understanding, the automotive protocols like CAN and LIN also use open collector to talk to other devices. LIN is ...
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Tying open-collector outputs to TTL inputs

I know that open collector outputs are effectively either 0 V or high-Z. I also know that TTL chips tend to read a disconnected output as high, but that really you should have something like a 1 kΩ ...
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Power Consumption for Open Drain Communication

When using an open drain communication scheme, like I2C, it seems that the majority of power consumption comes from the sinking of current through the pull up resistor when a logic 0 is transmitted. ...
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Drive NPN from Voltage Regulator?

I am trying to get two disparate camera systems to talk to one another, specifically an Arri camera with a Preston system, and specifically to transmit a tally signal when the camera is recording. ...
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5V Device Open Collector with 3.3V Controller

I am new to electronics being a mechanical engineer. My question is this: I am about to use an Allegro A314x Hall Sensor, powered by 5V. Datasheet (link) says, data pin is open collector. I want to ...
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Knowledge requested for WS2811 Based RGB LED driver Module

Design of LED Module based on WS2811 LED driver IC (Only Red-channel is shown). To the right of the schematic you will find a simple, cheap and robust constant current LED driver. The current for the ...
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How to interface MCU with open-collector output?

I have a 3.3VDC microcontroller (based on Nordic nRF52840) with digital inputs which I need to interface to a device that outputs slow pulses (1 second) via an "open collector output". The ...
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Difference between no input and a zero input in digital electronics

I'm new to digital electronics and try to understand how logic gates works. In books many times Zeroes​ and ones are referred as Low and High respectively, is Low and High used as an indication of ...
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Minimizing pulled open collector output rise time on 74LS09

I have a circuit that calls for one open collector buffer for driving a shared line (/WAIT via Zilog Z80) and one typical AND gate. I've consolidated these into a single 74LS09 open collector quad 2-...
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Why are the outputs of these gates tied together in the Apollo Guidance Computer?

In looking at the AGC schematics, I'm finding a lot of instances where the outputs of some of the NOR gates are tied together when feeding into another gate. The most dramatic example being here, ...
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Open-Collector to Push-Pull

In a project I am using a 74LS05 to provide an ESP32 microcontroller with 6 open-collector outputs. Actually this is fine for 5 of the outputs, but for the remaining one I'd rather have a full push-...
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Purpose of base-collector resistor in open-collector opto-isolated GPIO output

I've been working with an opto-isolated output for a high-speed camera I'm interfacing with and was a little puzzled by the circuit they were using for an opto-isolated open collector output. As far ...
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When using an open-drain output to drive an NPN transistor, can the base resistor be replaced by a pull-up?

Assuming the value of R1 is the correct value for the base resistor for the given motor L1, is it okay to omit the additional base resistor, used in push-pull applications, for an open-collector ...
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Define the purpose of these components in the operation of this low side driver

I am trying to understand the operation of the following low side driver circuit I found in a schematic of an old pinball machine (redrawn for clarity): L1 is a Solenoid and Q1 is a Darlington BJT (...
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Can this be done with the TLP2368 optocoupler (open collector)? (Toshiba)

I have tried to write to Toshiba technical service, but no one responds. I have the layout of this optocoupler (TLP2368). According to the datasheets, the VCC voltage to GND is a maximum of 6V, so I ...
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Open Collector Output connection to a relay

Hey sorry if this question is too simple, as i am not an expert in this. I have a device ( industrial router, works at 0- 30vdc) which has a Galvanically isolated Open collector ( External 0-30 VDC, 0....
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Does the 74LS09 have an adequate internal input pullup?

I want to feed an output of the 74LS05 open collector inverter into one of the inputs of the 74LS09 AND gate. The internal schematics in the datasheet shows that there is an internal resistor and 2 ...
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Connection of two open drain outputs to control common LEDs by PIC32MZ

I want to use this Single Cell Li-Ion Battery Charger (MCP73833). The pins STAT1 STAT2 and /PG are an open collector outputs and it will be connected to low power LEDs as shown in the schematic. If I ...
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How to drive pin to open drain/collector?

I'm looking at a datasheet for a bit of hardware I am adding to a design. However, one of the pins on the chip is listed as: ON/OFF - 1.8V must be driven to open drain/collector It does not specify ...
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Help understanding open collector comparator

I am working on a simple circuit based on the LM311 comparator. It has an open collector, which is not something that I've used before, and I have a few questions. First, my understanding of the open ...
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Explanation for parallel darlington behavior

I've built and simulated the circuit below in real life, LTSpice and Stack-Echange-Spice. It behaves in a similar fashion in all of these Environments. When the "LAMP2" load is disconnected, the Base ...
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What is the purpose of this schottky diode reversed across the BJT base resistor?

In a design for the popular "gotek" floppy drive emulator, as per the standard, the outputs from the floppy emulator are open-collector. An STM32 is used as the processor. This drives a 74HC04, which ...
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Help on translating 5V rotary signal output to interface with lathe's cnc controller!

I have a hall sensor (OH137 - open collector) as an index signal on my lathe’s spindle. I have the sensor pulled high by a 1k resistor and can’t change it because they’re both glued in epoxy. This ...
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Open collector and open drain logical gates

Can somebody explain what open collector and open drain mean? I'm a CS student, and I'm really a newbie in terms of electronics and I only managed to find some "expert level" explanations, which I ...
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Open collector / drain question

I'm trying to to find the best way to force an inverting amplifier to postive saturation with a gate input, but otherwise leave the function of the op-amp intact. I've come up with a few ways to do ...
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Simplest way to short two leads with GPIO

I have a piece of hardware that has an open collector GPIO as shown below: I'd like to have use the open-collector output to short two floating wires together -- they're essentially two leads from a ...
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Proper use of open collector to switch an output

I'm working with a pre-existing piece of consumer hardware that has an open collector GPIO output, as shown below: The Open Collector is able to source up to 100 mA. I'd like to switch a relay (a ...
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MCU PIN Open Drain Protection

I am trying to control a PC fan using a micro-controller(STM32F0) According Intel's PWM fan spec, the fan will pull up the PWM signal to up to 5.25V. ...
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What is an open collector?

I am new to electronics, and I'm reading a book on embedded systems and bumped into an "Open Collector". I know that a transistor has a base, which acts like a switch for the current to flow from ...
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Adapting the 74LS170 open-collector "register file" to active-high TTL input

This is a question related to swapping a 74LS170 4 x 4 register file chip for a 74LS173 single 4-bit register. In the other question I wonder if there are even simpler ways to Turn a positive clock ...
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Connecting unused input 74LS07 gate

This is open collector gate. I can not find the amount of the leakage current through the input. Also not clear what output configuration must be to minimize current: leaving it floating - then with ...
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PNP Open Collector output series resistor

I have the following circuit to drive a logical output (the input is driven by an MCU): The issue I have is that because of R4, when I want to draw a few mA from the output, the voltage drops. Right ...
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Open Collector to drive PNP without Pull-Up

I need to generate a current signal between 12V and GND, which has to have galvanic isolation. For this, I want to use an optocoupler. Maximum permittable rise / fall time: < 1µs Output side Vcc: ...
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Why is open collector output is called high impedance and what determines the upper limit of the pull-up resistor?

Is calling open collector output as high impedance due to the value of pull up resistor or due to the fact that the IC itself do not source any current? And what determines the upper limit value of ...
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IR2110 - Open Collector Output Problem

I'm trying to design an inverter and I'm using 2 IR2110 as gate drivers but my MCU board PWM outputs are open collector, I've added a pull-up and transistor to feed IR2110 with 5V pulses but it's not ...
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ULN 2003 open collector

I have searched for troubleshooting the ULN and did not find any solution. I use a ULN chip in a motor inverter for controlling precharge relay and main relay. The problem is when the motor inverter ...
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Are activated open-collector and open-drain circuits wasting energy?

Consider the following reference circuit for a 6N137 optocoupler. My understanding is that this circuit uses a pull-up resistor on the output node so when the optocoupler led is activated, the ...
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Identify this open collector serial protcol

I'm trying to analyze the serial link between two devices, respectively a motor controller board and a Li-Po battery manager, which battery powers both devices. The application is a battery-powered ...
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connecting Open drain and Push pull outputs to drive the same pin

I am designing a circuit in which has a voltage supervisor (MCP121-33)with active low output nRST connected to RESET input of the microcontroller which is straightforward. Also, there is a another ...
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LP311 collector remains at ~11V when "low"

Okay, I'm trying to monitor current going to a device, and in case current is drawn, light a led and provide a low signal (<5V) to a microcontroller. The current goes through a half-ohm resistor ...
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Connect two different sources with two Digital Ouptuts using an Adam 4055

I would like to operate an Adam 4055 module to control two different applications having their own power supply. Adam 4055 is Digital Input/Output control module over RS-485, I use only the DO part ...
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prox sensor with NPN open collector output or a dry contact

I am totally new in this field. I want to use a 5 V / TTL signal from a National Instrument to switch on/off a Red lion PXU series temperature controller. But this controller required a dry contact ...
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How connect a open collector output to led and to GPIO?

I want to use this Single Cell Li-Ion Solar Battery Charger (BQ24210). The pins /CHG and /PG are an open collector outputs and it will be connected to two low power LEDs as shown in the schematic. If ...
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Using open collector output from fan sensor to opto-isolator for MCU GPIO

I have a cooling system that uses an external temperature sensor to turn on two HDF4020L-12HHB 12VDC fans and I need to use the locked rotor sensor outputs from the fans as inputs to a MCU (5V logic) ...
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Is this optocoupler-based circuit design reliable?

Hello, I have designed this optocoupler interface to an stepper driver. However, I'm not sure if it's all right. For R1 I made (5-3.3)/10mA ≈ 180 ohms. 3.3V taking into account the two leds voltage ...
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May I connect two open collector outputs in parallel

May I connect two open collectors like this in parallel? simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab
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Using Raspberry Pi to read open collector outputs from tally connector

Please forgive my ignorance, I'm a software programmer who is new to the electrical and hardware side. Our Panasonic HS300G video switcher has a Tally connector. Below is the pin diagram and circuit ...
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Confusion with the reasons collector area being greater than the emitter region

Often I come up with the following reasoning when it comes to why collector has larger area than the emitter: For less power dissipation collector area should be more. In other words, when area ...
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