Questions tagged [power-consumption]

Power consumption is the actual energy demand made on existing power supply (e.g. battery). Consumption of electric energy is measured in watt-hours, Wh.

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When to factor duty cycle into power consumption calculations?

This is probably a simple question for most of you. I am calculating the power consumption of a device. The load is driven using a square PWM signal. At what point do I factor in the duty cycle? For ...
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Can we reduce power consumption of digital interfaces by using high impedance transmission lines?

Transmission lines must be terminated with the same impedance as the transmission line has itself to get an impedance matching and avoid reflections at a high impedance end point. This termination ...
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Is power balance a relevant factor in the consumption of a house?

Where I live, houses receive up to three phases from the electricity provider. There is a company advertising a power balancing service. They claim that if one of the three phase cables is overloaded,...
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Estimating GPRS power consumption

I'm designing a telemetry station for air quality measurement. Right now, I'm trying to estimate the power consumptions of different hardware configurations, but I'm struggling with the GSM/GPRS ...
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How can I know the number of units consumed by each A.C. in a home

The question is fairly simple. I have three air conditioners in my home and the bill for their electricity consumption comes combined as only a single meter is installed. My question is Is there any ...
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Power consumption in voltage detector

I am quite new in embedded system and circuit design. I have designed a system in which I have to add voltage detectors. I need to find the accurate power that the detector can consume in each cycle ...
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What is the peak current for CR, LIR and AA batteries?

I'm working on a project that requires low energy consumption. In standby mode, it will consume about 11uA. However, when it starts working (it will transmit data in RF), the current goes up to 121mA. ...
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Why different SOCs have different CPU power voltages for given frequency?

Recently, I studied dvfs tables for 3 SOCs: exynos8890(LITTLE cluster), exynos7880, snapdragon 625. Here is the result: octave source code The point is, that different SOCs with pretty same ...
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How much power does a “smart meter” use? [closed]

How much electrical power does a typical domestic “smart meter” use on average, in watts, for its own operation? I have searched the internet for an answer to this question but have been unable to ...
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Current consumption calculation + Full wave Bridge rectifier

I am facing to calculate the current consumption in a segment of a circuit as shown in the picture below.I have used the formula (showed in the picture) without considering the impedance of the ...
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AC noise to electronic circuitry

I find some random issues that is still unknown. I'm using mean well SMPS 12v, 3A for supply and charging 2 cell battery 7.4v with a charging current 1.2A. The supplies are parallel which is switched ...
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Low DC power consumption: RMS or mean?

I've been measuring low DC-powered devices consumption, by measuring the current at the needed frequency (able to detect the fastest consumption changes). I can then have the mean, max, min. To get ...
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Will the choice of prescaler and period while configuring a timer influence the MCU load and power consumption?

Let us say we want to configure a 16-bit timer to generate an interrupt every 1 second with a clock running at 8 MHz. We can use several pair of values for the period and prescaler. Let us take the ...
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New consumer unit and MCB calculations [closed]

I am planning on running a new circuit from my current board to a new unit in the loft that I am turning into a mini studio. I am trying to work out what Amp MCBs I would need, however am not sure I ...
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CCTV Camera power consumption [duplicate]

I have 3 cameras each rated 12V, 200mA. Please i had like to know if i can powered all the 3 cameras with a single 1Amps or 2Amps 12V power adaptor.
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Measuring power draw of more complex loads such as switching PSU

I'm trying to create an extension cord capable of measuring the power draw of devices connected to it. My approach is using a microcontroller with a non-invasive HWTC current sensor. I am using an ...
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LM4890 amplifier and CR1616, how to improve power consumption?

I'm a hobbyst trying to design a simple circuit for amplifying the PWM audio output of an ATTINY85. I'm using an LM4890 (1W amp) and a 1W microspeaker. The problem comes when I supply 3V with a small ...
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NodeMCU with JHD162A Lcd module display issue

I have uploaded a program to NodeMCU, to print "hello, world" on JHD162A 16x2 LCD module. But the text doesn't appear on the LCD display. Instead just black blocks appear on the first row on the LCD. ...
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Powering refrigerator using solar inverter

I have got a 3 kVA (2400 watt) solar hybrid inverter (pure sine wave) which is connected to a 1280 watt PV array and 2 x 12 volt 150 Ah batteries. It is supposed to switch to utility mode if the ...
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Measure low AC Power consumption (oscilloscope? MCU?)

I would like to measure AC power consumption of devices such as AC/DC charger, AC LED bulb or an electric circuit in the main box of a house. However, their power consumption are quite low and the ...
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How to chose between 9V or 12V (or others) DC power supply [closed]

I see a lot of devices working either with a 9V DC input or a 12V DC input, usually provided through a DC jack connector. I was wondering about advantages and/or inconvenients of both voltages. ...
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Power Monitoring on nVidia Jetson TX2

I'm performing an analysis of power consumption of CNN ( with the trtexec tool ) on Jetson TX2, varying the Host and Device frequencies. In the past I have performed this power analysis through a ...
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power consumption of sensors

How to measure the power consumed by a temperature sensor theoretically? The datasheets mention the supply voltage range and output current. So, to calculate the power supply current will be used in ...
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Does Camera Power Consumption Lower Without Output?

I have a camera with power consumption listed at 24 VDC +10% @ 1.5 A max. That same camera has a built-in output for an external light, 24VDC @ 750 mA max. Without the external light output, will my ...
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Power consumption for an in-wheel motor

I'm trying to estimate the power consumption of an in-wheel electric motor. I used the formula $$P = T\cdot\omega + K_m\cdot T^2$$ where T is the torque, ω is the motor angular velocity and \$...
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How is the energy consumption of a ciruit component calculated?

I know that watts are equal to amps times volts, and that watts are a rate of energy consumtion. I have looked at some circuits, but I am unsure of how the total energy use is being distributed. My ...
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Does the switching frequency and ON/OFF time duration of LED affect the power consumption of LED?

I want to drive the electronics consisting a controller with different peripherals on its I/O pins, one of which is LED, with 3V coin cell battery supply. I want to determine if its switching ...
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how do LED controllers work

I’m trying to find out if a device only draws the watts it needs to run or if it takes all available For example I have led light that’s says max 0,75 watts and the led controller says output 144 ...
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Relationship between I2C drawn energy / power consumption and data rate

Referring to just what the I2C lines draw, am I wrong thinking that the higher the clock frequency the shorter the time there will be (the same amount of) current flowing through the pullups and thus ...
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Power consumption measurement on the bench

I've been using the Atmel Power Debugger to sort out power consumption issues on some µController based circuits... and have been pretty pleased. Unfortunately, it's limited to a maximum of 5.5 volts ...
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Battery capacity calculation/method [closed]

While calculating battery power capacity requirement for a circuit consisting of multiple loads having different power consumption, how should one proceed to avoid any error? How it is done in ...
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Battery Run-time/capacity calculation

Problem is to find the difference in run-time between: a. Using 12V 10Ah battery vs 24V 5Ah battery. PS: Load is rated at 12VDC and 24V to 12V step-down conversion is available.
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How can I calculate power consumption of the amplifier from its datasheet?

In datasheet of the transistor, CGHV40100, I could not find the power consumption of its. How can I calculate the power consumption? Datasheet of the CGHV40100
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Doubt with current across several resistors (serie) and Resistor Power Rating

I have read that the current that flows across a circuit of several elements connected in serie is always the same but, as far as I understand, resistors consume current and disipates it in form of ...
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Needed capacitance calculation

I have a circuit in which I have a Li-Ion 3.6V battery, then a voltage regulator that outputs 3.3V and then the circuit. Also it contains a couple of tiny 1uF decoupling capacitors in front of and in ...
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Exascale Supercomputers Power Consumption

I don't know if its the right place to ask. I have read a lot of articles about exascale and found out that it may consumes approximately 20MW power envelope. Is it a daily basis or a yearly basis or ...
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Battery Life Calculation, Sleeping and Wake modes

I have a circuit that consumes 1.6μΑ during sleep mode and 40mA during awake mode. The awake period lasts for 3 seconds and the circuit is on awake mode every 30 minutes. The circuit is powered by ...
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Adapter label and electricity consumption

My surveilance cam label states 5==1A. I am not an electrician, but is it right to say that based on tha label, to compute for Power (watts) consumed by the device: 1A x 120 volts = 120 watts For ...
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variable regulation source

I am learning electronics and I want to make a , variable regulation source for a soldering iron, which works at 50W, how much voltage and amps should have the output? For the soldering iron works ...
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BU2505FV current capability

I plan to use the BU2505FV Digital Analogic Converter in my design. After some simulations on LTSpice I've concluded that each of the analog output will consume 700µA maximum. Is this component able ...
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What does the 20-80A rating on an energy meter mean?

On the energy meter nameplate is a current rating 20-80A, which I can assume has something to do with max current. I'm particularly interested in the "20" part, though. What does this rating mean? I ...
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How to calculate 18650 battery use time?

I am currently powering my mini fan using a normal power bank (the one used for smartphone) which is 5V, 2A output and can last for around 6-7 hours. If I power my fan using two 18650 3.7V 2300mAh (...
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Measure the power consumption of a circuit with Arduino

I need to measure the power consumption of a circuit I have built. The components are as follow: Lipo battery 500mAh Accelerometer RTC RedBear Nano 2 Usually I measure the consumption using an ...
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Required Power Supply Driver for Peltier Module TEC12715? [duplicate]

I am making a Mini-Air conditioner based on Peltier TEC12715. I'm going to use 10 peltier elements for better cooling. 1 peltier module requires: Umax(V):15.4 Imax(A):15 Max power consumption (watt):...
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Power consumption of Nucleo L432KC board

I'm currently developing an IoT LoRa node using a Nucleo L432KC. I want the node to be alive more than a year, so I want to test its energy consumption very carefully. I intended to cut off any ...
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Energy of small E-Paper display modules

Has anyone used small 2"- 4" epaper modules similar to these, and measured the actual energy consumption of them? e.g. in J/erase/write or J per 1/4 rewrite. Have you compared the power crossover ...
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Matrix of WS2812b powered in 24v (LEDs 5 by 5)

In order to reduce the power for a large quantity of WS2812b matrix, I would like to power it directly by 24V, by intuition, chaining in series 5 LEDs (for the power only, the data will be one by one ...
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Solar panel selection

I have a project being setup in my garden for an aeroponics system its basic components are: 1. Esp8266 2. Single channel relay board 3. Temperature & humidity sensor 4. 12v 3a - 100psi pump 5. 2 ...
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How do I calculate the power consumption when my circuit draws AC and DC current and I only have a cheap DMM? (Joule Thief) [duplicate]

:) So. How do I correctly calculate the power consumption of this circuit? :) I don't have an oscilloscope or an DMM that measures I. My DMM is an Extech EX330, which is quite good for it's price. ...
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How to calculate the switching loss of an OR Gate?

This is the datasheet of the OR gate. Current consumption as per the datasheet is 25 uA. (Electrical Characteristics table - Page 4 Input current Icc = 25 uA). I am wondering how power consumption ...