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Questions tagged [voltage-measurement]

Act of measuring voltage

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Protecting against over voltage but with minimum leakage current

I have a circuit where I sense an input which is a voltage divider with resistor. Since the voltage divider needs to have high impedance, the current flowing through is in the range of 10's of uA. I ...
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What kind of tool is used to record a voltage over time to a PC file like a waveform?

I don't have any training but am doing some hobby electronics. I would like to record a change in voltage over time, sampled at around 100+ kHz. Ideally, I'd like to record around 20-30 min of two ...
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Autoranging Ohmmeter [on hold]

Note: before i explain my issue i would like to note that I am a beginner in electronics please pay attention to that when providing solutions and explanations. Thank you. I have succeeded at making ...
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Measuring floating gate potential with minimal leakage current

I am working on a sensing device where the voltage of a floating node is dependent on the quantity to be sensed, as well as the net charge stored in the node. I would like the device to be only ...
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Can I add an INA219 voltage\current sensor to this USB powerbank?

I have a Raspberry Pi Zero in a small robot that I have been powering off a USB powerbank and it works great. Unfortunately when the USB battery goes flat the power is cut and the Pi crashes. I want ...
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Measuring AC voltage without a transformer using a microcontroller

As I have no practice with AC voltages, I'm asking if the following circuit is reliable for measuring AC voltages about 110Vca and 220Vca 50Hz/60Hz. I have already made it with a small transformer. ...
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Measuring input voltage with 3.3V ADC MCU

I am designing my very first DC motor driver circuit. Right at the start, I want to be able to measure the input voltage to the system. The system supposed to work with external DC power supply from ...
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Is it appropriate to use a 300V RMS CAT I rated oscilloscope to measure 230V RMS of a power inverter?

Yesterday I decided to look at the waveform of my portable power inverter. The inverter specs are the following: Input: 12 V DC Output: 230 V RMS Rated power: 300 W I powered my inverter from a ...
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Measuring SuperCap current leakage avoiding voltages drops in ADC

I have a circuit with a SuperCap used as a battery. I want to know the curve of SC voltage in time to finnaly measure its self-discharge. Is this can be done with a simple arduino or another ...
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How to determine DC input voltage of a device without its charger? [closed]

Had a MotoMaster (Canadian Tire) 27/3 LED flashlight for 4 years now. Model was discontinued 2-3 years ago. Lost the charger at least 2 years ago and the light's battery FINALLY died today (!!) I ...
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INA219 measure voltage of battery with RPi

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I want to measure voltage of 12V battery powering something by INA219 connected parallel to this battery and read it with RPi via I2C. ...
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Is there some way to measure mains voltage with the ACS712 sensor?

Last year I went to a maker event where some guys used an ACS712 sensor with an Arduino to monitor the mains voltage and current to monitor the energy cost in the house. One thing I saw there is that ...
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Why do I measure (almost) no voltage between 230V phase and my body?

The other day I was experimenting with a multimeter and checked the voltage in one of the electric plug at home. Without surprise I measured around 230V between phase and neutral and also 230V between ...
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Advantages and disadvantages of voltage output vs. current output PMT modules

Context: I am building a custom right-angle static light scattering setup to measure aggregation of biomolecules in aqueous solution. I need the instrument to be as sensitive as possible, to allow ...
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How come no voltage is meassured across my electrolysis tank?

I've built myself a electrolysis tank, using a plastic barrel as the container, rebar as the sacrificial cathode, a 12v 15A car charger (DC), and a Sodium Carbonate solutions as the eletrolyte. The ...
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Measuring 200 volts safely

While I can measure line voltage safely, I need to write a procedure to have someone else measure the voltage. The load is pure resistive,and I want to measure the voltage across it, with a battery ...
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Trouble with biased measurement for Oxygen Sensor EC410

I need to achieve a -600mV bias between Vsense and Vref for a potentiostat circuit. I'm trying to replicate the design for an Oxygen Sensor (EC410) by following the above image from the application ...
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Ground loop via pull-down resistor

I'm developing an STM32-based device, one of whose functions is to periodically monitor the main power 12V battery voltage. I created a simple switching circuit with a voltage divider. I have added a ...
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Measuring small strain with strain gauge, how nullify errors?

I have a similar circuit like https://www.egr.msu.edu/classes/ece480/capstone/spring15/group05/uploads/4/7/5/1/47515639/ece_480_app_note_justin_bauer.pdf 2. page bottom Wheatstone bridge: 2x 350 ohm ...
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in-amp for strain gauge

I'm working on a project where I should send an overload signal if the strain is bigger than 40 ppm. So far I found this answer: Strategy to balance a Wheatstone bridge for strain measurement The ...
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Can one voltage output from OpAmp read with two ADC inputs?

this might be a little silly question, but please advise me. I am trying to use two photodiodes (one for the absorbance measurement and one for the source of the light as a reference) and the voltage ...
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Topological observibility in OPP problem

I have a short question about observability analyzing constraint in optimal PMU placement problem in power system. Observability analyzing has two method: numerical and topological. Most of papers use ...
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Rectified X2 circuit gives 2 voltages depending on how the powerplug is connected to the wall (EU)

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab I'm trying to control a mosfet directly from a phase shifted 50Hz sine wave. But when I was trying to understand the voltage drop with ...
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LTspice modelling for the end terminal side

So I have this model. I am trying to build a current/voltage converter circuit for a bus carrying current to the other end of the bus, because I need to give this voltage output from the amplifier to ...
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Step up transformer protection

simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab Hello, i have question regarding the short circuit current at both primary and secondary side of the XFMR2. Given the values in the ...
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Measuring crystal drive strength without a current probe

TL;DR Is there a means of measuring the crystal drive level reliably using voltage measurements (even with a differential voltage probe)? Background: I am attempting to measure the crystal drive ...
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Non contact voltage tester

I built myself a very simple non contact voltage tester with a couple of transistors, an LED and a wire at the end to work as an "antena" like the picture demonstrates: It's for a school project and ...
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How to measure output voltage and current of a VFD?

Is it possible to measure the output of a Variable Frequency Drive without relying on it's display data? I tried to measure the line voltage with a DMM and current with a clamp meter but it shows ...
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circuit for mesure positive & negative voltage + Vref resolution

i would like to make a "voltmeter" to read from +2V to -2V and connect it to an Arduino ADC ( 0V to 5V ). I found different configurations for do this job: From this site: Bipolar to unipolar ...
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Can I use a twisted pair for 5V and ground?

I'm going to use a RS485 modbus connection which requires a twisted pair. Now I also need power, that will be a 5V line and a ground. The distance will be about 3 meters max. Can i use a twisted pair ...
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Avoiding accidental earthing, voltage rejection, and voltage dividers for a motor control output circuit

I'm trying to connect up an integrated control DC motor with a 24V output (Motor manual - relevant page p32) with my 10V PLC (PLC Manual), and looking for a little help please. I don't understand why ...
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Whats the equation to calculate the Vo-w and Vp amplitude of this Wien Bridge oscillator?

Im trying to find the equation to the amplitude of this wien bridge, if you could help me that would be awesome
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Problem with mesuring value from current sensig pin on VNH2SP30

I connected the Monster Motor Shield (based on the VNH2SP30) to the Arduino Uno and successfully drive the engine, but I can not measure the value from the CS pin on this board (the voltage at this ...
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Is a 90V output spike normal for a 45V buck boost converter?

The LT5176 buck boost converter outputs a short 90-91 volt spike at at the output in the 2nd second after startup, applying power to Vin. Schematic More details at Why does this buck boost with ...
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Isolation of voltmeter via DC->AC->DC conversion

I bought a combination ammeter/voltmeter which has the restriction that the measurement/display circuitry must be powered from a different source than the measured voltage. What is the underlying ...
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Sensor that identifies the number of objects in a stack of casino chips

I am not a technical person so please bare with me and don't laugh of my technical descriptions or wording. I'm working on a new invention that requires a sensor to identify the number and position of ...
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Interfacing external high speed ADC techniques

I am designing a power converter for solar micro-inverter based on fly-back topology (step-up). I have to extract maximum power from the solar panel and for this I analyze voltage and current change ...
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Precision battery voltage meter, Auto adjustment by R-2R

For a more precise measurement of a battery voltage I'd like to apply auto adjustment. The input voltage ranges from 2.5V-4.2V (single cell) to 20V-72V (module). At the moment the input voltage is ...
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Resistor Discoloration

I am working with an existing design and seeing a 200Ω, 2W resistor becoming discolored in the field (customer questioned its condition), but not appearing to fail. I measure resistance and is 203Ω, ...
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Voltage divider to measure 12v battery with arduino low consumption

I want to measure 12v. Car battery with arduino. Three questions: Is the R1 and R2 the best values? The car battery can go from +10v. To +15v. How and what can I use to save power between the ...
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Measure High Dc Voltages 0-150V using a STM32F446RE MCU

Does anyone have any suggestion on how to build a circuit that can convert high Dc voltages from 0-150 V to lower voltages so that I can use my MCU to read them and display them on my 16x2 LCD?. I ...
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How To Detect If Two Voltages Are The Same And Trigger An Output If They Are

Basically, I'm struggling to design a circuit with the following requirements: Requirement 1: Output is high (say 5v) when the two input voltages are different. [If it makes it any easier the output ...
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Use LEDs to indicate voltage

I want to design a circuit that has 3 LEDs connected to it. When the voltage of the power source connected to the circuit is... 3.6 volts I want only the first LED to light. 7.2 volts I want the ...
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Is a fuse the right way to measure current

I saw my friend in a workshop use fuses to measure current of a generator and he said that a fuse is more accurate than connecting a light bulb because the light bulb works in current range. My ...
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How is the voltage across a capacitor measured in a passive LPF circuit with no ground?

Say we have a low pass filter circuit as the one that follows: If I want to study how the charging/discharging of the capacitor works, I need to apply the universal equation for voltage. However, ...
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Max allowed measurements error

Since it's not possible to know with 100% accuracy about what's going on in a circuit and its components, and I have to trust my multimeter on measurements, what's the usual approach to managing ...
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Is it possible to measure the voltage and current of a load with this circuit and Arduino?

I'm trying to measure the voltage and current for a DC-AC converter in my car with Arduino. I know it would be easier, more accurate and cheaper to use breakouts with INA226 like this. But this ...
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Measuring the minimum voltage square wave

I would like to measure if an 1 kHz square wave signal ±12V 10-80% duty-cycle has a minimum voltage of -11V at Vm. simulate this circuit – Schematic created using CircuitLab So I would like to ...
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Automated voltage measurement: Tradeoff between PLC and averages

I am setting up an automated voltage measurement of a precision device. In my case, I am using a Keithley 2000 and controlling it over RS232 from MATLAB. The voltages I am measuring have to be quite ...
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Anomalies while using transistor as switch

I have started learning Transistors from this Tutorial by Sparkfun - https://learn.sparkfun.com/tutorials/transistors . I understood that while using Transistor as a switch it operates in Cutoff or ...