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resistor selection for TPS3700DDCR undervoltage circuit

I am designing an undervoltage circuit for a lipo battery project. I found this tutorial here which lead me to the TPS3700. I am wanting the undervoltage condition to be 3 volts. The part that I am ...
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Combine voltage sources [closed]

I have a Baldor DG6E generator. It must produce 120V/240V but I bought it and it has three wires as outlets - every one produces 120V. I want to combine two wires to produce 240V. How can I combine ...
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Should I add an undervoltage protection for lithium battery-powered projects?

I am designing a board with a microcontroller (an ESP32) that will be in deep sleep most of the time. The board will run on a 1-cell lithium battery (not sure if I will use a Li-poly or a Li-ion). ...
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Can undervolting damage my laptops fans?

so I started reading a lot about undervolting etc. and tried it myself. I use a lenovo yoga 920 and I dont do any hard workloads, but the fan noises annoyed me as lenovo is known for its loud fans. I ...
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How can I use 2 Tp4056 as protection circuit for diy 2s li ion battery?

Hi I want to use 2 Tp4056 modules as over-discharge protection circuit for my DIY 2s li ion battery pack. Those will not be used for charging! hence will not share input! The load is an arduino nano ...
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Voltage protection with 555 timer not working

Briefing I am using Multisim to simulate a circuit before building it. The voltage protection circuit with a regulator works fine and the timer circuit works fine as well separately. When I try ...
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MOSFET Gate-Source voltage in protection circuit

I'm creating board which is supposed to withstand OV/UV and reverse voltage. I've chosen LTC4365CTS8#TRMPBF(datasheet) IC to deal with this problem. In reference schematic for 24V input they are using ...
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What is a better way to prevent over-discharge in this low current circuit?

I made a nightlight and was very happy with the dim yet usable output and runtime (months), but my assumptions about battery safety were wrong. I expected the LDO 3.3 V regulator to stop output when ...
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Will this UVLO work?

I'm referring to one answer here What if (power supply) was 24V, the VCC is 3v3 delayed by 1 second? If you apply power then your (power loss detect) will be higher than the Vcc rail for 1 second? ...
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Undervolting BLDC motor on electric bicycle

I plan to build a DIY electric bicycle using a standard geared BLDC hub motor (36V and 250W rated, 500W peak). To get 36V rated battery, at least 10 Li-ION 18650 cells are to be connected in series (...
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How to supply either 5V or 0V without the gradual PSU voltage bleed?

I have a 200W 5VDC power supply (Meanwell LRS 200-5). When I shut off the AC it takes about 60s for the supply to drain fully through the connected sensitive components (processors and storage drives)....
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A device used to logically turn on a circuit with voltage being the input parameter

I’m working on a project which utilizes a power-source which is liable to vary. I have a micro-controller sitting at the output of an LDO (Low Dropout Regulator). I’m concerned about the LDO ...
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Under-voltage lockout programming on Delta D12F200 DC/DC converter

I recently decided on the Delta D12F200 DC/DC converter for my current project (datasheet: https://www.mouser.com/datasheet/2/632/DS_D12F200-1141659.pdf). My project will be powered by lithium ion ...
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Smart undervoltage protection

what is the simplest way to regulate the min DC voltage in a circuit? ...
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Motor-side of BLAC supply goes into overvoltage when regenrative braking using an LM5060

I am currently using an LM5060 for protection of the motor supply on my BLAC motor driver. Everything works well until I decelerate the motor quickly, this makes the supply voltage peak above the OVP ...
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UVLO for Energy Harvester circuit

A good background on the problem can be found in the document: (Under Voltage Lock-Out Design Rules for Proper Start-Up of Energy Autonomous Systems Powered by Supercapacitors). The above document ...
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Reducing the start-up voltage of a low voltage cut-off circuit

I just built this circuit, with the intent to use it as a low-voltage cut-off switch for a single li-ion cell. It works great, but once it's triggered it needs about 7 volts to turn back on, so I ...
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Understanding Undervoltage in LTC2965 - 100V Micropower Single Voltage Monitor?

The undervoltage specifications for this IC is a bit confusing to me as this is the first time I'm working with these kind of circuits. Aim : I want to monitor the voltage of a battery pack (...
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Short-circuit protection, reverse polarity automotive

I am designing a power circuit and would like to integrate the ic VN5160S to protect it, but I have doubts about the position of it. Would the ic VN5160S be before the DC / DC converter in my circuit? ...
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Undervoltage/capacitor problems with Raspberry Pi

My question is about the correct way to add a capacitor to a circuit with a Raspberry Pi driving a servo. I have seen undervoltage events in the logs of my app when the servo runs so I added a 470uF/...
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Why does this LTC1440 Comparator switch so slowly?

I am trying to build an undervoltage protector for a 6S LIPO battery. My idea was to use a comparator to switch off an NMOSFET when the battery fell below a preset voltage, 20V: R20, R21 and C20 ...
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DW01 2s protection

I want to protect 2 18650 batteries with single DW01. The problem is how to increase the protection voltage on DW01 . I have read that I should use voltage divider on VCC pin. I just want to make sure ...
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Calculating an operational amplifier with changing power source

I've been stuck since days to calculate an operational amplifier circuit used as an under-voltage protection. At first my design: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab The ...
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Switching between 2 power supplies upon dropping below cutoff voltage efficiently

I am making a circuit which is powered by a lipo battery of 11.1V(3.7V*3). I need to check for the lipo's under-voltage so that the circuit automatically switches to a second lipo when the first one ...
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Low voltage supply to ups

Circumstances : The power supply to our home is faulty and runs very low. Sometimes as low as 138V, most of the time 170V, but never 220V as it should. (We are in South Africa) Sometimes the UPS ...
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Lead-Acid battery discharged to 5V - how much damage?

Something in my bike (USB Charger, Hella Socket itself) has made a short circuit leading to deep discharge of Lead-Acid battery. Battery was down to 5.2V for time counted in minutes. I've ...
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What is purpose of an Undervoltage Sensing Circuit?

I am wondering what is the purpose of an IC such as the MC34064. Is it just to ensure a reset of microcontrollers upon power up or are there other reasons? I used to make a simple transistor switching ...
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Powering 4 12V 0.45Amp fans off USB?

This question actually has a few parts. Basically I have 4 12V 0.45 A computer fans,which I want to use in a DIY cooling pad project I'm currently working on. I know that as per the standard USB 2.0 ...
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Controlling BLDC with IR 2130 - stuck at fault, unable to reset

I'm working right now with the following circuit, trying to drive the BLDC motor with it. I don't exactly know how it works (especially the overcurrent sensing part) and the man that designed it is ...
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Voltage Cutoff Circuit for battery based application

Here is schematic of battery charging circuit. The battery voltage at 100% charge is 4.2V and it gradually decrease and is 3.2V, discharging below 3.2V will affect the battery life. How to make sure, ...
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Hi-voltage required for 100% SoC in LA banks?

Talking large banks of expensive true-deep-cycle cells, not the stuff you see in mass retail channels. Maybe the 6v golf cart batts from Sam's, at the "value" low end. I think end-of-life ratings are ...
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Simple Zener diode circuit for UVLO

Please see this circuit attached in this post/. Basically, I want to build a simple UVLO CCT for my LED controller and I came up with this circuit. simulate this circuit – Schematic created ...
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Laptop Charger Failure during AC supply undervoltage

My Laptop Charger is rated 240V AC Voltage. While plug in the outlet the undervoltage occurs (using multitester) the voltage is 107V. At that instant my charger is very hot, right now my charger is ...
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Can undervoltage kill a circuit? [duplicate]

I was fooling around with a DFPlayer Mini MP3 player, which looks like a really nice and easy to use device. For some reason I couldn't get mine to output sound on its speaker outputs, so I decided it ...
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Voltage supervisory circuit selection

I am trying to understand how to choose a suitable voltage supervisor IC for a given project. I have two questions: if I have a digital IC, in its datasheet there is information about the minimum ...
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Avoid voltage drop on DC motor start-up with h-bridge

I'm trying to control a 12V DC brushed motor (4A with load ) with an H-bridge , TLE5205 datasheet ( 5A , 6A peak , 40V , integrated free-Wheeling diodes ), but when using a 3S1P lipo battery ( 11.1V , ...
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Low voltage cutoff circuit with Zener and BJT

I have a circuit that's supposed to cut off at <4V. It instead caps the voltage at 3.3-ish and reduces the voltage linearly below that. Zener - 3.3v Source - 5V +-5V
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Is there any benefit to using a voltage booster (such as Batteriser) on “dead” batteries?

The Batteriser [Edit: removed dead, harmful link] is a crowd-funded product intended to extend battery life by boosting the voltage. It is basically a joule thief that is in a tiny package that slips ...
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How bad is it to undervoltage a 12-volt lead-acid battery?

I had a heated discussion with a few colleagues today revolving around how low of a voltage was alright for 12 volt lead-acid battery; they were in the opinion that the low voltage warning buzzer and ...
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Help with high current single cell lithium charging

I am designing a system to charge a single cell lithium battery. It requires pass-through, path-selection, over and under voltage protection. The bottom line is this system needs to power a device ...
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To protect a LiPO cell from undervoltage, how low current is low enough?

This may seem like a topic beaten to death, but bear with me.. this is an apparently ignored wrinkle. Over the past several weeks I've been designing various circuits to protect a LiPO cell from under-...
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Motor undervoltage

In the situation of a motor losing voltage, say it's rated for 240vac, but it's only receiving 190vac, what happens in terms of the power triangle? Does current increase, does it slow down and reduce ...
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USB current limiter and under/overvoltage protection

I know recent motherboards already provide these, but lately USB ports are also available in many different gizmos (smartphone chargers, TVs, standalone players, etc.), which I am often tempted to use ...
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ST1S10 step-down regulator - can I drive the EN pin from the voltage divider?

The ST1S10 step-down regulator (http://www.st.com/web/en/resource/technical/document/datasheet/CD00169322.pdf) has an INHibit (active low) / ENable (high) input terminal, like any other DC-DC ...
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Driving TEC below rated voltage

Can a TEC driving IC such as the MAX1979 rated for TEC voltages up to 6V be used to control a 12V TEC - can TEC work under their rated voltage, with the amount of heat moved controlled by current, or ...
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Stabilizing the UVLO feature on a DC/DC converter

Very many DC/DC controller IC's utilize an under voltage lockout feature by way of an external pin monitoring the applied voltage and comparing it with some internal reference, putting the IC into ...
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Are there any single chip solutions for single cell LiPo battery protection? If not, any references?

I can't seem to find one, but does anyone know of a single chip solution for LiPo battery protection on a single cell/3.7V battery? Looking for things like over-current/overvoltage/undervoltage ...
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Choosing values of resistive divider, versus pullup resistor value

I have a slight Catch-22 with my circuit portion shown below. The ADM6320 is, among other things, an undervoltage detector with factory threshold of 2.93 V (thus Reset output pin toggles when VCC <...
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Choosing Fuses or MCB in 24VDC vehicle circuit

I am currently designing a 24VDC circuit for a small vehicle. I personally prefer using MCB's since they are simple to reset and easy to detect faults in the system, although i do find it rather hard ...
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Decoupling capacitor across Raspberry Pi GPIO input (+ Arduino + robotics)

I've been messing around with a robot kit from Parallax (the BOE Shield Kit), which has a 5xAA (7.2 V?) power source. The BOE shield includes its own 5 V regulator, which is used to control ...