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Would this isolated AC peak voltage detection circuit work?

I have adapted the circuit from Michael's circuit in Efficient method for isolated detection of AC voltage without a stepdown transformer to detect on either side of the positive half-cycle peaks, ...
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How to set the appropriate values to my overvoltage detector using UJT in Multisim?

Overvoltage detector using UJT in Multisim: Online class isn't really helping. I've tried experimenting with values of the components to see if this device is working. I copied its circuit diagram ...
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Why I am seeing small voltage in the voltage display from detector?

I am using this detector to detect the brightness of an LED (powered and controlled by controller). When I use this multimeter to measure the detector output, I see the range of detector from 0-12.13V....
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Cheapest HV AC detector

I need to detect AC voltage with MCU for ensure relay health condition, the cheapest and smallest solution are most welcome. I have no hard time restrictions or noise canceling\debounce requirements (...
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Voltage detector with ajustable time delay in a THT package or build own simple small time delay?

For my project I need to delay the enable signal from an esp32 for a 50MHz clock by a bit - The examples I use on how to do that only ever use a BD523 with non-inverted output. For testing I want to ...
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Zero crossing detector output to another optocoupler

I will use the configuration below to build a zero crossing detector to connect to a PLC. I will change the output voltage to 24VDC and the correspondig resistor to 50K. The problem is that the input ...
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Why is my 50-600V voltage tester able to detect 3V? [closed]

I used non-contact voltage tester to test burned out Christmas lights. It says it can only detect in the range of 50-600V. One of the strings has 40 bulbs in series and none of the lights are burned ...
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How The no Contact Voltage Detector circuit work?

I saw the no Contact AC voltage detector circuit on some video on youtube and tried to make the circuit except that I wanted to replace it's led with an active buzzer with internal oscillator Problem ...
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Detecting very high voltages

I work for a plastics molding company and we manufacture containers that we need to verify do not have holes in them. I am looking design a fixture that will apply a very high voltage (about 15-30KV) ...
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How do I detect the output voltage of the charging controller?

My project uses Li-ion battery charger LTC4099 (https://www.analog.com/media/en/technical-documentation/data-sheets/4099fd.pdf). And S6E2DH FM4 microcontroller (https://www.cypress.com/file/224786/...
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Need a circuit to detect if something has gone from off-on or on-off

I'm new to circuit design but I'm trying to design a circuit for a power antenna that will send a 5 second pulse whenever it detects a a wire has gone from off-on or on-off. So far I have designed ...
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HCPL-3700 voltage detector opto influencing DUT due to low input impedance. Pump float and controller

I am trying to monitor the state of a float in a septic tank using the HCPL-3700. The float is connected to two screw terminals on the controller panel. This float is normally-open with 120VAC ...
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Detecting very low voltage audio signal

[Note: the initial text of this thread was edited] I'm trying to do the simpliest circuit possible for muting tpa class-D amp boards (tpa3118, 3116, and so) in the absence of input sound/music - yeah,...
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Defect LED detection for car lights

The schematic beneath is a new project of me. The theory behind this is: My car has a very fool proof bulb failure detection and warning system. CANbus proof LED bulbs can't fool the car and just a ...
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Automatic watt/volt/amp switch

Google has failed me so I'm asking here. I am looking for an automatic switch, which will change state depending on the number of Watts/Volts/Amps flowing through the circuit. As an example: When ...
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Signal Superposition and divider?

I am all out of MCU pins and would like to add a voltage sense function. This will only be necessary when the device first starts up. I have a somewhat sensitive signal already connected to my ADC, ...
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Can I extend the allowed Vin range of a voltage detector IC with a simple zener shunt regulator?

I'm trying to solve a particular corner case in the behaviour of a system I designed. The issue can be boiled down to this: I don't want a particular LDO to operate if it's input voltage is below 4V (...
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Fast mains outage detector

What is the fastest mains outage detector at <1ms? Anything that uses a 12V DC adapter or a mechanical relay is not an option for me because it has a long delay. Is there an AC driven static/solid ...
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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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Open drain voltage detector NCP301LSN45T1G

I have to use a voltage detector to detect a decrease in voltage to reset a microcontroller. I have found the NCP301LSN45T1G to do this. But I have a question about the Reset Output current (N-...
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Voltage tester pens

This is my first post here so please have patience with me: I understand, there are at least two kinds: a direct contact tester which basically is a neonnlight, and a resistor a non contact AC meter ...
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How do I make a discrete voltage detector?

I would like to design a circuit which has outputs LOW when the voltage it is connected to is below a threshold, like 3.3V. There are some ic's you can buy to do this, but I would like to make my ...
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How do non contact voltage detectors work on open circuits

I’ve seen how people use non contact voltage detectors to check whether or not a socket’s live wire has power. Non contact voltage detectors take advantage of capacitive coupling that occurs in AC in ...
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Why does a non contact AC voltage detector detect voltage on a DC line that is not flowing

I have two non contact voltage detectors (Klein and Greenlee) ..both are rated to detect AC voltage with a sensitivity range from 50 to 1000 V. I used these detectors on 9 different cell phone power ...
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Flip a Schmitt-Trigger when current flows through a Zener diode

I am trying to design a circuit using an intermitent power source (a bicycle hub generator), which is rectified and filtered, and regulated at 6,8V. Now I want to "detect" when the power source is ON ...
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Non contact (contactless) AC or DC detection?

I'd like to detect AC or DC current (not the current level just nothing or something => ON/OFF) in a wire with a (DIY) sensor just in contact (glued) with the wire plastic insulator. At the end the ...
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24 VAC Detection Using Optocoupler

I have been using an HCPL3700 to detect 24VAC, but they are large and relatively expensive. I have tested the design shown in the figure (AC input to the diode, and measuring output collector-emitter ...
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Detecting power loss in a microcontroller to save context

I am trying to detect sudden power loss in my micro controller to save its state before the MCU dies. I have been thinking to utilize one of my GPIO pin to detect the supply voltage and use a large ...
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detection of dc pulse

following is a pulse which i obtained from a circuit and i want to get a count when the pulse is initiated. My circuit is to detect a lightning and i obtain this pulse in our high voltage laboratory ...
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Measuring direction of a three phase motor (400VAC, 50 Hz) within a 5V-circuit

I've got a lot of motor controller boards, without the actual motor, and I'm interested in measuring at the output terminals (U,V, W) to see if there's any voltage. This to just check rudimentally if ...
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How to find status (on/off) of any applicance ( light, fan, etc.) connected to an electrical circuit

There are 4 appliances connected to an electric circuit, how to determine which applicance is on/off and pass that information to an electronic device in binary form. The idea is to make an ...
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Detect Sound From Google Chromecast Audio

Recently I have brought a Google Chromecast Audio and the audio signal is fed directly to my stereo. I want to detect on the sound level in order to turn the stereo on and off. Then I successfully ...
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Controlling NMOS

Can I control a NMOS (don't look the reference in the schematic) to shutdown a LDO with a voltage detector like so ? Or is there missing something? simulate this circuit – Schematic created ...
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Simple, low power way to buffer a 500mV threshold signal to an open collector output?

I have a signal that is 0-500mV when low and 600-900mV when high. I'd like to buffer this signal to an open collector output. The output must withstand a maximum of 3.3V be capable of sinking 60uA. ...
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Will this circuit suffice for low battery detection for any microcontroller?

I'm making a major digital circuit powered by two 3.6 volt cordless phone NiCD rechargeable batteries, and one thing I want to include is a low battery detector. To protect the rest of the circuit ...
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Detecting presence of a voltage without drawing too much current

I am working on a microcontroller project for a garage door opener. Rather than supply additional magnet+reed switches or other kind of detectors for sensing whether the door is full-open or full-...
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Separating Phase and Neutral in AC?

I need determine if a cable is connected to a wall-socket (230V) on the other end with a timer in-between. 230VAC---TIMER---CABLE Depending on how the timer is ...
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Efficient method for isolated detection of AC voltage without a stepdown transformer

What is an efficient method to detect the presence of Line AC power in an isolated method? My first thought would be to use an optocoupler, but in order to do that, you need to supply the current ...
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Why can't a control unit detect this 12 volt signal while my multimeter can?

I work as a contractor installing stop request signs on busses. The stop request sign is basically a device that illuminates when a rider pulls the stop cord. When it is pulled, 12v is sent to the ...
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How to detect a signal if it is greater than VDD or smaller than 0?

I need to detect a signal if it is greater than VDD or smaller than 0. I can't use comparator because the input signal is outside of common-mode input range and I have only one power supply VDD. Is ...
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Detecting when AVR ICSP header has a cable connected

I have a bunch of Atmega16A MCUs laying around so I want to use them with an ESP8266 to relay temperature and such in each room of my home to a server. The thing is, if I need to update the firmware ...
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Is there anyway to detect lowest voltage of a signal like capacitor and diode do for the high one?

Is there any simple (not the best one) way to detect the lowest value of a signal, like a diode and capacitor detect the peak value, I want to do it for detect the lowest value of a signal.
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HDMI 5 port switch detecting LED with Arduino

Hey all I am wanting to make a project for this HDMI 5 port switch I have. I want to be able, with an Arduino, to detect which of the 5 ports are being used (only 1 can be used at any given time). ...
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Can a logic level converter be used as a replacement for a relay for detecting if a buzzer is currently active?

I have a small microcontroller (VoCore, runs Linux, has wifi and GPIOs) and i want to use it to hook into another system (basically a doorbell) to make the state of the doorbell-buzzer available over ...
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Digital Voltmeter - TriColor LED Output

I'm very new to electronics and I wanted to start with something that would hopefully simple, but also useful. I'd like to make a circuit that can read a DC input voltage (between 9V and 20V) and ...
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Diode detector strange discharging

I am building a diode detector circuit in order to detect ASK signal with 125 KHz carrier frequency and 8 KHz data rate. However, I realized I would say a strange behaviour and discharging of ...
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Detect alternating current using one contact only and arduino analog input

I am trying to setup an arduino so it can detect an AC where it only has access to one pole. (kind of like these "electricians screwdrivers" that you put in one of the connections of an electric ...
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Sensitive audio detector

Here's the link to the project I'm currently working on: http://www.allaboutcircuits.com/vol_6/chpt_4/5.html. I have a question about this transformer. I haven't been able to find an audio ...
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Why are non-contact voltage detectors sensitive to vibration?

I have noticed that if I slap a non-contact voltage detector against my palm, the LED blinks. I have tried this with four six different detectors, each a different brand, and each clearly a different ...
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