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Ultrasonic transducer circuit

Can someone explain how these work ? I want to make my own ultrasonic bath, but I can't find any useful specs. Do I need some specific circuit to run them or it's just 'plug and play' ?
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How can I electronically generate a signal similar to the one produced by striking a piezo?

I feel like this is a bit of an unusual request so I'm having a hard time figuring out how to research it. My question is: is there some way that I can use an Arduino to programmatically generate a ...
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What are the components of this sensor? [closed]

Attached is a schematic that looks like an accelerator or a combo sensor with plenty of inputs/output. Can you please assist in helping point out the pull up resistors, voltage regulator, and any ...
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How to determine LVDT sensitivity?

I performed an experiment using an LVDT where I used a generator voltage of 4.84V. I determined the secondary voltage at the beginning position, obtaining 2.48V and at the end (displacement os 22.5 cm)...
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wiring Tamura 4 pin hall effect current transducer to differential daq

How do i wire a 4 pin hall sensor: 200A model below https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/397/L03SXXXD15-469349.pdf I don't understand the wiring schematic below I currently have +15 to pin 1, -15 to ...
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Signal lines from transducer made common by op-amp

I am trying to amplify the difference between signal lines off of a Wheatstone bridge based force transducer. I've wired up an LM358N Op-Amp as shown below in a differential amplifier. With R1=R2=...
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What type of ultrasonic transducers are used in medical ultrasound devices?

When I search on DigiKey for ultrasonic transducers, all I get back is the circular transducers that are sold for the various DIY projects. i.e. the picture below: However, the "medical" ultrasound ...
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What happens to current transducer if the line it is attached to short circuits?

I am using a SCT013-30 current transducer to measure current to an AC line. I hook it up to an ADS1115 16bit Analog Digital Converter. I would like to know what happens to the signal when the AC line ...
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Magnetic sensor preamplifier using op07

I am using this circuit to amplify a sensor signal (220mV p-p) to about 5Vp-p and measuring by microcontroller ADC: When I connect the input signal, the input voltage level goes up (changes from ...
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How to properly place AC current transducer sensor in the circuit

Hello i am going to setup current sensor like this (datasheet) in my home, and would like to know where is it proper to put these sensors in the circuit. Consider the two setup below: rent ...
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ensuring transducer (transmitter) and receiver polarity

I am trying to implement a simple phased array of 7 transmitters rated 40 kHz. I have a few receivers to measure the acoustic field generated to validate if it works. What is a simple way to measure ...
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Reduce Power of High frequency output signal (40khz)

I want to try and make the output power of the following driver board adjustable. At full power it runs at 100watt I. The board itself does not have an option to reduce the power output. The output ...
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Operating ultrasonic transducers [closed]

I have constructed my circuit as shown in the picture. I am using raspberry pi to generate PWM to the transistor base and an MCP3008 to convert the anolog signals from the receiver. However, both the ...
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What is the type of this transducer?

I am working on how to use ultrasonic devices to inspect some products. I am completly new to this. After searching around the Internet and reading the specifications of this transducer, I only ...
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Vibrating mesh transducer not nebulizing

Currently, I am trying to use a vibrating mesh transducer that's regulated using a high-voltage driver (100±5kHz, 65±5V), that's Grove Water Atomizer board. Two problems have been arising, which I've ...
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What to do with ground wire? [closed]

I have a few I/p transducers(which work on 4-20mA loop current) and I have made a single cable for all of them, they each have posititive, negative and Ground wires. The controller I have for these I/...
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What type of sensor connection would be the most suitable?

I have a pressure transducer with a 6 pin bayonet MIL-C-26482 male connector. I need to wire this connector with a 9 pin female D sub analog input connector and I am not sure how to do so. Schematic ...
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How to use a pressure sensor (transducer)? [closed]

I have this pair of pressure sensors that are addressable transducers. I want to use them for a project but I don´t really get how to get them to work. I´m used to the type of sensor that has 3 cables(...
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When using mA on analog devices, does the other wire go to 0V or Earth?

On the Schneider analog input module (link) we have IC, IV, IS, 0V and Earth terminals for a single channel. I've seen people connecting the signal wire from a transducer to the IC terminal and the ...
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Dummy Ultrasonic Transducer

I have several HC-SR04 modules which I wish to modify. There are two modifications in particular I want to ask about First, I am going to use two modules in parallel to determine location as opposed ...
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Why is there a negative value on the scada when the analog input wire is disconnected from a field instrument?

I'm an apprentice electrician at an fmcg company. I've been seeing a trend recently, at the plant, where the scada actually reads a negative value instead of zero when a field device such as a ...
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Confusion with mapping a transducer range to a different output voltage range

A pressure transducer with a range +/-200Pa has both serial and analog outputs. I'm only interested in positive pressure besides sometimes the negative pressure needed to be measured when there is ...
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Is it possible to suppress oscillation at reactive load (non inverting amp)

I am using a non inverting amp with B class voltage follower to drive a piezoelectric transducer (used as sonar for fish scanning in boats). I am using trains of 20 sinewave pulses (85KHz), like the ...
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What's the circuit diagram symbol for a variable reluctance sensor transducer?

I know I've seen the symbol before, it's something like a circle with an open triangle facing in the direction of current flow with a line through the middle. I'm specifically thinking of the ...
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Acoustic Emission Sensor

I wanted to use Acoustic Emission for the detection of termites. I was going through some research paper and they suggested that it can be done using an acoustic emission transducer of 60khz frequency....
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Voltage spikes in h-bridge inverter square wave output

I apologise if this is a repost but I couldn't find the problem anywhere else. I am trying to power an ultrasonic transducer using an h-bridge inverter design to convert arduino signal into a higher ...
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Help identify a water level sensor in humidifier

I have this ultrasonic humidifier that looks like this: It has a piezoelectric transducer that produces the vapor. It also has a sensor that turns it off when the water runs out. The unit now just ...
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Ultrasonic Piezoelectric Pulse Amplification

I am working on a project that is going to use an IC similar to the Maxim MAX35103. I have not decided on the exact IC yet, but for ease of this discussion, we will assume the MAX35103. This MAX35103 ...
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Current Transducer Usage

I'm just a bit confused about this current transducer/sensor https://uk.rs-online.com/web/p/current-transducers/1383472/ Datasheet: https://docs-emea.rs-online.com/webdocs/15c5/0900766b815c5532.pdf ...
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How to conclude the necessity for unbalanced to balanced signal conversion for this scenario?

This is a bit specific system related question about simultaneous data-acquisition for several transducers. Therefore hope you don’t mind for the long intro and the question. It would be too implicit ...
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Any cheap and easy ways to isolate analog signals?

I want to isolate some transducer signals. Everything I've looked up is pretty expense/requires a lot of supporting circuitry which, because of volume, is not ideal. What is the easiest/cheapest way ...
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Ultrasonic transducer actual bandwidth for filtering

I have a pair of ultrasonic transducers with a "Thick Resonant frequency" of 975 kHz ±30kHz according to the data sheet. I did a frequency sweep test where I could see that they performed best at a ...
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Confusion understanding a transducer manual for wiring

In the Setra Model 270 transducer manual the following instructions are given: Do they mean that the excitation negative terminal should be separate with the output signal's ground? And the shield is ...
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Why is the damping RC used in these accelerometers?

What is the damping capacitor resistor couple used for at force balance accelerometers?: Can you explain what happens as a malfunction if it doesn't exist?
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Ultrasonic transducer for NDT short circuit

i have bought several transducer for NDT test from some manufacturers, but before i tried them, i checked that the impedance between the positive and negative transducer just around 2 Ohm, and it didn'...
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Pressure transducer being read using Labview

I understand this is not a typical question for this forum, and that NI Labview forum would be better (I posted there too), but I am hoping that someone who is proficient in Labview will see this. I ...
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How to amplify a low Amplitude, High frequency signal from Ultrasonic Transducer?

I am working with some ultrasonic transducers, the receiver gets a signal of around 10 mVp-p at 125 kHz and for its purpose needs a gain of around 10. So far have a simple inverting OP-Amp setup, ...
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Transient Response Suppression

In my project i am using an ultrasonic transducer. The transducer has a high Q-factor so that it's zero input transient responses decay rate is quite low and i am suffering from that because the ...
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Transducer impedance decreased when Amplifier is connected

I am trying to measure beam pattern and impedance curve of a transducer from 70 to 120 khz. To get a nice plot, i have to use an amplifier(op-amp +-14Vs and Gain=14db) between a Signal Generator(Whose ...
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Creep on a load cell

I am working with a 50kg load cell. In the datasheet(https://www.sparkfun.com/datasheets/Sensors/loadsensor.pdf), the creep is defined by (3min)%FS. What does it mean?
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Purpose of PNP transistor in ultrasonic driver circuit

This question is related to my other question What is the purpose of Q2, R2, C1 and C6 in the circuit in the original question? When I remove these components from the simulation nothing appears to ...
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SPICE modelling output/input coupling in ultrasonic transducer driver

The real device is this. The LT SPICE model is here. The schematic of the driver part of the circuitry (omitting power supply circuitry and relay circuitry that basically switches the driver between ...
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Can we think of an impedance or an admittance as a case for a transfer function?

We define impedance as the complex ratio of potential (voltage) over flow (current). We can describe it as how much a system "impedes" the flow according to a potential applied to it. But wouldn't it ...
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How to figure out SNR of a transducer

This is a novice question. There is an accelerometer which outputs -10 to +10V voltage output. If I sample the output for constant output(accelerometer is not moving), can I say anything about ...
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Some questions about power supply noise and transducer wiring

A 24V SMPS power supply is used to create a +/-12V bipolar supply. This bipolar supply then powers this accelerometer transducer which converts small mechanical vibrations to amplified voltages. The ...
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Through-Glass WiFi Antenna

I used to install a lot of in-car UHF radios & hands-free cell phone kits. I mostly worked on trucks & commercial utility vehicles fitted with bull bars, upon which I would mount a big, bulky, ...
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High frequency Ultrasonic transducer for finer mist making

I am looking to make Mist/Fog from water using ultrasonic transducer mist maker. A typical mist making products in the market are using 1.7 MHz ultrasonic transducer to make 5 Micron size Mist/Fog. ...
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A question about replacing voltage outputs with 4-20mA current outputs

Some transducers have both voltage and current output options. I currently use voltage outputs with around 15m BNC cables single-ended. So they are open to interference as well. Sometimes during data ...
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7MHz Transducer Measuring Doppler Shift

I am currently messing around with a project I thought would be fun but am having some issues. My goal is to use a signal generator to send a wave through my 7MHz (Steminc) piezo s-configuration ...
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How to converting an alarm to ultrasound emitter?

I've heard that it's much more cost effective to convert alarms to ultrasonic emitters vs outright buying ultrasound transducers. How would you go about tackling such a project?