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Do energy storage systems really improve the quality of the energy?

I know that an ESS (energy storage system) improve power quality issues avoiding interruptions, controlling the voltage and the frequency, injecting reactive power into the grid thanks to the ...
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Are IC rail tubes sufficient protection for ESD-safe storage?

I've ended up with a collection of spare IC chips and am wondering what lengths I need to take to store them properly with respect to ESD. Depending on their size they tend to come from the supplier ...
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What is the difference between “Storage Temp”, “Ambient Temp” and “Operating Temp” mean?

To my understanding, ambient temperature is the temperature of the surrounding area while the unit being worked on is powered. While operating temperature is the temperature of the unit itself under ...
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Could static electricity from trading card binder pages damage SMD components?

I bought a trading card binder to hold SMD components. I chose it because its card-sized sleeves can hold more than just tape strips and also it has a zipper. However my concern is that the clear ...
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Old tvs, how did storing settings work, and what changed in the tv when we tuned a channel?

I don't have an EE background, but I would like to understand some aspects of old TVs. When we tuned channel what exactly changed inside the tv. Was there a circuit card in the tv where something ...
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How do you store ICs used in hobby electronics?

I've recently started working on a project and I need to find a way to store some ICs that I'm using. I have around five different ICs and someone said I could just put them all together in a small ...
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What replaces SD card in industrial applications

I am using a SOM (something with Zynq 7000) that boots from an SD. While SD provides a lot of storage, i can't use it in industrial applications in a long term- it is not rated for temperature range ...
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Saving a voltage with ONLY analog components. Best idea?

I am challenging myself to create an analog voltage storage device. I came up with some ideas and I would like some inputs on what is bests and maybe new ones. Ideally, I could store a voltage in a ...
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Internal and external storage for a FPGA

I want to store at least 2Mbits on a FPGA. What is the normal practice for storing data on a FPGA internally? Also, if I wanted to store 4GBytes externally, how would I go about doing this? Is it ...
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Is there anyway to fit a breadboard into a 1.5 inch wide space?

I am working on a model rocket and want to add electrical parts to it via a breadboard inside. The space I have to work with is only about 40mm wide. Is there any kind of breadboard that can fit in ...
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How real an issue is static for hobbyists (Arduino etc.) for parts storage?

The parts I buy come in all kinds of packaging: Here we have a USB charger in a basic anti-static bag, Kapton tape and MOSFETs in ESD bags and a small development board in a plain plastic bag. I'm ...
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How can I build a circuit to drive a 12V solenoid from a 3V source, so up 3V to 12V by storing in capacitors, charge and discharge cycles?

No electronics background, noob, but I want to drive a small solenoid to cycle it everytime I push a button. I wanted to use 2 AA batteries in series as they fit the size of my project well. I will ...
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Microcontroller with SATA III interface [duplicate]

im new in here go easy on me, I plan to securely erase an HDD with a microcontroller. The ATA secure erase commands can be used to securely wipe HDD, is there a way that it can be reproduced by a ...
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FAT filesytem and flash endurance

I am considering replacing a SD card in a tiny embedded system (Cortex M4 running a RTOS) by some kind of dedicated flash storage chip. However, I am worried about the chip's endurance. The embedded ...
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User controlled storage devices existence

Today's memory devices have a lot of logic embedded before data is actually written onto the NAND pages. An example could be wear levelling algorithm , FTL functionalities etc. The typical life of a ...
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What is the effect on lithium ion batteries from long term storage in sub-freezing temperatures?

I am designing an off-grid power system for a mountain cabin that is not used in the winter. The ambient temperature can get as low as -20deg F (-29deg C) during the winter. Due to snow and other ...
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Storing solar panels in direct sun

What is the best way to store solar panels when not hooked to a charge controller in direct sun? I was thinking about hooking each panels pos and neg mc4 connectors to itself so it will not be ...
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Capacitor Storage Circuit Having Lower Voltage Than the Simulation

I designed a circuit to store a pulse of 8 volts and duration of 40 micro seconds. When I simulated the circuit it reached 3.5 volts and discharged.The circuit and the simulation is given below; In ...
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Capacitor Selection for high voltage

I have a circuit which has about 10 kilovolts input and I want to store that voltage on a capacitor. I calculated and drew the circuit but I am now using an 18 nano farad capacitor at the end. I ...
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Charging a capacitor with a ferromagnetic generator

I am doing my internship and the company is making a ferromagnetic generator which indeed uses magnetic transition to create a flux and finally EMF. I am assigned to design a circuit which takes the ...
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I've seen many conflicting answers online: For optical storage, does a pit represent a '1' bit or does a land represent a '1' bit?

I've seen many conflicting answers online so: When reading an optical disk, which one of these is true: A 'pit' represents 1 and a 'land' represents 0 or A 'pit' represents 0 and a 'land' ...
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Storage of electrolytic capacitors - how long?

I have a high voltage (750V) high value electrolytic cap about as big as my forearm. It has been in my storage box for about 20 years. In general, do electrolytics degrade under normal storage ...
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Can Flash controllers make a card readonly?

It is said in this answer here that Some of them have a controller chip that will permanently lock them to read only if they detect a write error, as a preservation measure. Is it possible for ...
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How to evaluate the assembly Storage temperature?

Question about the Storage Temperature after soldering in general. If the components were all specified with, for example: Storage Temperature Tstg : -65...+125°C; Operating Temperature (or ...
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Are anti-static bags needed for storing electronic components?

Should I keep the sensors in the anti-static bags or are the bags only needed when shipping? As the anti-static bags are inconvenient and often too big to put the sensor into a compartment in my ...
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Possible to replace worn out NAND chips in solid state drives?

I understand that SSD endurance is typically much greater than advertised and disregarding any form of data recovery, is it possible to replace NAND chips in solid state drives (with the exact same ...
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Can I store lawnmower Li-Ion batteries in cold storage during the winter? [closed]

I purchased a Li-Ion battery powered lawnmower. I'm not entirely sure what the actual exact battery chemistry is, but I believe it is not lithium iron phosphate due to its voltage typical of non-...
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What is or what “fast-ramping batteries” means at this context?

I'm trying to do a economics report of Battery Storage, but I'm from Brazil, so I have to find especific words used in portuguese to describe certain things in electrical setor. I find this term "fast-...
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Capacitor Storage Temperature vs Rated temperature

I have a device that contains this capacitor: https://search.murata.co.jp/Ceramy/image/img/A01X/G101/ENG/GRM21BR71H104JA01-01.pdf The rated temperature range was listed as -55°C to 125°C. However, in ...
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Flash storage: Limited read cycles?

Comment from http://electronics.stackexchange.com/questions/356185/nand-flash-retention-using-usb-charger/356190?noredirect=1#comment855287_356190 claims that reading from flash storage is no lossless ...
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NAND flash retention using USB charger?

NAND-based digital flash data storage devices such as SD,SSD,USBstick,eMMC,UFS,etc. do have transistors, where the small amount of electrical charge does slowly leak over time, resulting into data ...
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How to store a Bit?

This is page 16 from But How Do It Know?: I don't understand this part: If 'i' and '0' were on before's' got turned off, gate 3 had both inputs off, and gate 4 had both inputs on. When 's' goes off, ...
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Is it possible to read the memory from a Holtek HT46R064B OTP(!) chip?

I am trying to get data from a Holtek HT46R064B. I know that the Chip is an OTP (One-Time Programmable) Chip. I ask myself if it is possible to read some parts of its memory. In my case the chip is ...
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Ram USB storage device [closed]

I have been searching for a storage solution that can be written to an infinite amount of times, and RAM comes up every time. So is it possible to connect RAM to a controller and use it like a ...
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How did the Motorola 68000 handle instructions on 32-bit data?

The Motorola 68k, despite its 16-bit external bus, had 32-bit data and address registers, with support for .L-width instructions over four bytes -- which is 32 bits ...
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Protection from leaking capacitors - store upside down?

I collect many vintage computers. Most of them use through-hole capacitors, some axial, etc. Some also use SMD caps. When I store my computers, I always remove any batteries. Anyway, I was ...
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Solutions to store GUI elements in an embedded systems

I have a project in mind to create a GUI using a STM32F4 microcontroller. I am currently working/playing with a STM32F469I-DISCO board that embeds a MIPI Display. I understood how to display images ...
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What is this plastic chip packing material called?

When I order ICs from larger retailers, they are delivered in a plastic housing that prevents the pins from becoming bent during shipping. With a chip included, they look like this: I would like to ...
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Short-term data storage in between wake cycles

I've been working on making a gardening system using an Arduino or an ESP32. To conserve energy, I will have the MCU sleep for long periods of time (I was planning on using pin-change interrupts to ...
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How does aluminium foil or esd foam protect ICs from esd damage when stored

I see people storing ICs in plastic containers with aluminium foil or ESD foam on the bottom and then put their ICs on top of it to prevent ESD damage. I dont understand this concept tbh and im ...
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How to store a credit-card-sized FPGA+CPU board?

This might sound like a really dumb question, but I'm trying to figure out how I'm supposed to store a Parallella board board that is always running a Linux server and is physically connected to a ...
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physical 0 and 1 signals in communication and storage systems

How are 0 and 1 signals actually encoded in today's communication and storage systems? Would their actual encoding cost the same or differently? My intuitive guess is that there must always be some ...
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What is the difference in storage of a usb flash drive and sd card? [closed]

So I am working on a usb mass storage driver, but I am using a sd card to test it. I don't know if the same driver will be able to fetch the data from a USB drive, as the theory about usb flash ...
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Hard Disk Drive Storage Space [closed]

I have been wondering for sometime now why Hard Disk Drives define storage space in thousands (1000) instead of the real (1024). So, for example, 1GB = 1000MB; 1MB = 1000KB. Is there any significance ...
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IC storage using conductive cases?

I am trying to plan a set-up to store/organize DIP ICs as my am starting to build up a small collection. I would prefer to keep them inserted in a sheet of appropriate foam in a case. I found these ...
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Impact of permanent magnet on component storage

This may sound like a silly question, but it got me thinking. Apart from my lab at work, I have an electronic workbench at home. Most of my components are stored in small, plastic cylindrical jars (...
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Using capacitor as a rechargeable battery

As part of my learning of electronics, I'm currently trying to develop my own network of sensors. So far, I've managed to make myself a satisfying small setup : A few nodes, built with an ...
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what type of internal memory do most digital cameras use? (not talking about SD cards or other removable storage)

I am looking into something for work and I need to know what type of flash-memory storage is most common in digital cameras so we can look into how to properly eradicate all of the data on the cameras'...
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Is it possible to emulate an SD as a slave?

What I want to do is put a dummy SD card (the connector going directly to the device with a cable going to a micro controller) into a device so that when the device tries to write a file the micro ...
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Grid is capacitive in the evening

what does this term mean? "the grid in the evening is capacitive"? I work at a company and we are working on integrating a battery storage system on a utility scale for peak shaving of solar. When we ...