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Normally closed relay failing due to shock and vibration

Relay in use: https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Omron-Electronics/G5LE-1-DC3?qs=Mrnyg3lK62ERI7jHW9tK%2Fg%3D%3D Vin = 12V Imax = ~5A My application for the relay is to cut off downstream power with ...
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How to connect E 610 piezo amplifier module to the piezo sensor for vibrations? [closed]

I have a piezo amplifier from PI instruments (model: E 610) that has to be connected to a cylindrical vibration sensor(piezo). I do not know how to make it vibrate using the amplifier and a function ...
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Intercepting I/O on this simple vibration alarm / glass break alarm

I got these vibration alarms, but they're far too sensitive to leave as is. I want to use HomeAssistant or something to get a notification and decide whether to trigger the alarm, and maybe do some ...
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Powering vibrator for clearing vacuum cleaner filter

I've found that one easy way of clearing the corrugated filter in many vacuum cleaners is to tap it lightly with a hammer. I suspect that using a vibrator would be more effective, and I would like to ...
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Trilateration of vibration sensors - achievable resolution?

I would like to determine point of impact of 4.5mm pellet on a steel plate. In order to do so I will measure the time difference of the same impact for the 3 sensors and use trilateration. Do you ...
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Vibration transducer to ADC of STM32

I'm trying to design a circuit to read the vibration value from a vibration transducer and I need some help with it. The signal from the transducer has DC component of 12 volts and a varying AC ...
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USB-C connector's suitability in a moderate- to high-vibration environment

Garmin has long deployed USB minis in aviation and it has seemed to work out. I'm curious if there is any data out there about USB-C's history in moderate- and high-vibration environments, such as an ...
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What components can be used as an alternative to vibration motors?

I am building a project that will vibrate at certain times. The item being vibrated is 300-700 grams (still working out the material). It needs to be a noticable vibration (like a phone vibration), ...
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I need to create a mechanical vibration of 40 kHz. What would you suggest?

For research purposes, I need to make a vibration of 40 kHz modulated at 200 Hz. I have a DDS signal generator that can output this specific signal. I tried to amplify this signal, but I'm nowhere ...
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Is it possible to make a PCB vibrate by pulsing traces?

I want to make a PCB vibrate at ultrasonic frequencies like in the TI's lens cleaning demo video. Is it possible to make a PCB vibrate by pulsing the PCB traces at high frequencies?
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How to improve instrumentation amplifier circuit?

I´m trying to rebuild a circuit whose schematic I have. I am using a different instrumentation amplifier but the same sensor. Using an oscilloscope at the output and putting the (vibration) sensor on ...
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Vibration and noise pickup from a "quiet" machine base

I am trying to do a noise/vibration profile on a piece of machinery in an incubator. Ideally, it should not be subject to vibration, but inevitably there will be some. In addition to the internal ...
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Sensitivity too low in piezoelectric vibration sensor circuit

I run a parking facility that has recently suffered a rash of thefts, accomplished by cutting through our chain link fence. I am trying to design a simple circuit using a piezoelectric vibration ...
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Generating 50-300 Hz oscillations with piezoelectric stacks

I am currently working on a project that prompts me to find/design sources of mechanical oscillations, similar to the ones generated by a motor with an eccentric load used in mobile phones and similar ...
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Suitable sensor for very faint vibrations in metal

What is a suitable sensor for detecting very faint vibrations on metal e.g. on a railroad where the train is miles away? Is this even feasible? Just a hobby project for experimentation. I thought ...
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Using the WS2811 as a vibration motor control

First of all I wanted to indicate that I am a novice and the solution to this question is probably obvious so I appreciate the readers taking time to leave a constructive comment. I also wanted to ...
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Contradictory relationship between quality factor and damping

I am studying control theory and mechanical vibrations. From control theory aspect, I know that bandwidth and response time is inversely proportional, which means bandwidth and damping as well. The ...
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Creating vibrations from an electromagnet

I am trying to produce vibrations using an electromagnet, with a permanent magnet armature. (Picture below.) Are the vibrations being produced from the fluctuations in the AC current? Does the ...
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Electrolytic capacitor failure mode

In a project we're working on, we had an electrolytic capacitor explode on us. It was a surface mount device, UCM1H470MCL1GS from Nichicon: So far, we've seen our project run for many hundreds of ...
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Can I measure vibrations with an IMU that has lower frequency than the vibrating object?

I’m using Arduino 33 Sense IMU to measure vibrations and I have tweaked it up to about 400Hz. However, the object (motor) I’m measuring can have a vibration frequency of up to 10kHz. My question is; ...
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Flexible flat cable formerly connected to vibration motor got torn off, does anyone know how I could go about fixing this?

Here are some images to show you what I'm dealing with: From what I can see, the cable used to be glued onto the motor, with solder on the top. I'm not very experienced with such repairs, to attempt ...
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System being subject to vibrations and G-forces : Crystal Oscillator or MEMS?

I'm planning on making an audio system that will be used in vibration-inducing environments (roller coaster rides that can reach up to 5/6G peaks and public transportation systems). One of its ...
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How can I get a full guide to choosing the right IC package?

I often find a variety of IC packages options for one chip. I select among them randomly according to the availability, despite my concern about the vibration and shock reliability I googled ...
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Generate vibration and sense with the same piezo

I would like to build a sensor that generates some vibration on a material and then sense the vibration of the material. The simplest approach seems like using a piezo transducer. Ideally in ...
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3 phase controlled soft starter and motor vibration

I want to make a soft starter for 3 phase induction motors. TRs are SCR pairs and ZCs are the zero-cross timing respect to line voltages (400V), not phase voltages (230V). I control the firing angle ...
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Vibration test failure

I have designed a power supply card using V7805-2000. Copper thickness is 70 microns, board size is 5 cm × 5 cm. When this underwent vibration test the regulator came off, broken into two pieces(...
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Why do we need to measure the vibration of rotating machinery (e.g., acceleration, velocity, and angular velocity) in three axis?

Why do we need to measure the vibration of rotating machinery (e.g., acceleration, velocity, and angular velocity) on all three-axis? Why aren't single-axis vibration signals (e.g., only X or only Y, ...
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Amplifier circuit for Bently Nevada velomitor 330525

I'm in need of measuring vibrations and I have access to these Bently Nevada velomitors. I'm not sure how to design a ampliefier circuit for the signal. The datasheet is says that it is a piezo ...
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Time interval vibrating motor

I am a beginner in electronics and am trying to build a small device that vibrates every n seconds while the device is on. I have done some research and found that the materials I most likely need are:...
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Inductor Lead Fatigue Failure

I recently had surface mount inductor fall off my board due to vibration fatigue. The lead actually broke off on the component where it enters the gray material. https://www.digikey.com/en/products/...
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Hardware for Generating Low Frequency Vibrations

I am interested in having a small device generate low frequency vibrations in the range of 1Hz - 10Hz which can be adjustable. Doing my research, I came across small coin shaped motors which are ideal ...
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Sleep current of automotive device increasing over time

I have something like a tire pressure monitor. It is battery operated. I haven't done automotive before and it is a whole other world besides consumer. I put in all high temp components (i,e, 40-125C ...
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Why the same sound source (low frequency, possibly infrasound) has different frequencies in different rooms of the house?

Can someone explain me why the same sound source has different frequencies in different rooms and if there is some type of correlation between the vibrating frequency and the distance between the ...
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Recording USB digital output (24-bit A/D) [closed]

I have found a 2-channel, USB-powered, ICP® sensor signal conditioner with USB digital output (24-bit A/D). It is supposed to provide me with a digital output that I should be capable to read from my ...
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Calibrate/adjust sensitivity of a 801S Vibration Sensor Module

I have some 801S Vibration Sensor Module I want to use for a project, but I need to make sure they have the same sensitivity. The sensor module has a potentiometer which makes it possible to adjust ...
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Understand an accelerometer data sheet correctly

I want to use an accelerometer to measure vibrations. Most important for me is the operating frequency range. Reading a sensor data sheet, section dynamic specifications, there is (mostly) nothing ...
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Connecting 10AWG wires to PCB

I have 4 wires 10AWG stranded, that I need to connect to a PCB that I'm designing. They will be in a high vibration environment, so direct through hole soldering may not be the best solution. I've ...
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Why would an AC motor heavily shake when driven with certain frequencies?

I have an AC motor from an old TCL 160 Boxford NC Lathe, it has three wires named U V and W. I thought that incorparating the original driver to a modern control interface card would be difficult or ...
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Interpretation of the pole of a transfer function of a vibrating platform

I am not able to understand what the frequency where the hydraulic pole occurs (as in the diagram) signifies? To give an overview, there is a vibrating platform and we are seeing its response motion ...
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VME64 vs PCI Bus for vibrating environment

I have to select between VME64 bus and PCI bus and one of the important decision metric is concerned with the connector types used in these buses. My application is in a vibrating environment. I ...
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Why do vibration sensors use a negative voltage?

I've started looking at some industrial vibration monitoring sensors for a project and it seems like there's a number of brands that use negative outputs voltages. Many are eddy current sensors with ...
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Placing piezo disk in vibration sensor

I am designing a vibration sensor in enclosure to be placed on vertical surfaces, like windows, doors, etc. My first try was with ready made sw420 module, but looks like it is to sensitive for my ...
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What style of semi-permanent power connector for vibrating environment?

With the only constraint being that the connection is "easily" removable (e.g. not soldered, but common tools are fine), what style of power connectors work best for vibrating environments? ...
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using a vibration / noise sensor as edge finder in a CNC machine

I have a desktop CNC machine which has just the basic functionalities like controlling the speeds and position with a somewhat reasonable accuracy / precision. I also have an edge finder which I can ...
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PCB hanging upside down in its enclosure

Would this be a problem in a moderately high vibrations / shocks environment (passenger car interior) ? The screws are 1.8 mm thread diameter, 5 mm long, the PCB being some 90 x 60 mm with nothing ...
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Detecting a feather touch [closed]

New to the forum here, but I have a need to detect a feather touch. Is there any sensor that is recommended? This will be in a vibrating environment, so audio is probably out of the question. Is a ...
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Creating a vibration device based on bass in audio [closed]

First, I'll admit that I haven't done any real electrical engineering in years so I'm quite rusty. But here's a fun project to contemplate: I'm building a device that "rumbles" with the bass in the ...
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How to build a multi LED blink circuit triggered by vibration sensor?

I'm wondering how to build a module just like the ones that are in kids shoes that light up. I've taken a few of these out and would like to make my own circuit but I'm not sure if it is possible. I'...
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How do we measure capacitance by change in vibration

A capacitively based MEMS affinity glucose sensor. link to the IEEE paper, from where I've got this doubt. The gold electrodes are separated with some distance and the permalloy is vibrating with ...
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Vibe Table: Increase Peak Force Output?

I'm driving a small, benchtop vibe table (shaker) with two Crown DSI-1000 PA's, and also cleaning my signal with a DBX 231s EQ. Currently running the system at 6.8 GRMS, but I'm looking to increase my ...
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