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A circuit to measure an unknown resistance.

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Am I overloading my circuit?

I'm using op-amps as schmitt trigger and with the resistors in the wheatstone bridge I am trying to control the flow of current in the load. When the load resistance is not connect between the outputs ...
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Instrumentation amp giving only positive output (with + and - power supplies)

I'm using an instrumentation amp for a bridge circuit for strain gauges. However, the output range is always positive (the lowest value I can get is zero). The amp I use is AD620. For power supply I ...
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Ratiometric AD conversion with high excitation voltage

Still working on a Wheatstone bridge sensor (a load cell); for reasons unknown it insists to be excited with at least 8V (manufacturer gave no assistance, simply state 10V as nominal excitation) ...
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Wheatstone bridge

I need help with solving the following Wheatstone bridge circuit. I don't know the value of the resistances nor the capacitor. Where or how do I get started to calculate them? The variable resistance ...
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Is it possible to connect a Vin to a ref of an instrumentation amplifier?

I have a circuit in which I need an instrumentation amplifier (INA128 (datasheet)) to be connected correctly for it to work. I don't know if it needs another resistance or if the input needs to be ...
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Can I drive a bridge sensing circuit with a voltage reference?

On the specification sheet there is this application circuit where the sensing bridge circuit is driven by the same voltage reference IC that sets the voltage reference (REFP) of the ADC. I remembered ...
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How to improve HX711 to feed two or more load cells in parallel?

HX711 datasheet Load cells I'm using I have typical load cells and want to connect them in parallel directly to the HX711 "A" section of the amplifier. The load cells have an input ...
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How can I calculate the values of the four resistors in a Wheatstone bridge?

I measured black-red = 400ohm, green-white = 350ohm in a 5kg loadcell. How can I calculate the resistor values?
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How to read four load cells with a single ADC input?

I am currently using strain gauge based load cells and want to weigh 1-5kg granular products on whatever container with 4loadcells beneath. I encountered a problem with connecting load cells in a ...
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how to calculate the output voltage of specific circuit using superposition law

Hi, How to calculate the output voltage of the circuit is shown below. Using the superposition principle is the best or the one that you recommend. I'm using strain gauges based on the Wheatstone ...
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How does temperature compensation work for pellistors in Wheatstone bridge?

Pellistors are used to detect combustible gases. Basically, the gas is burned inside the pellistor and the heat released will change the resistance of the detection element. The concentration of the ...
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Is there an affordable way to balance a bridge without using expensive resistors?

I have a full and balanced bridge circuit with four through-hole \$ 350 \,\Omega \$ resistors and an instrumentation amplifier AD8293G80 that has a gain of 80. Both the bridge and the amplifier are ...
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LM358 Differential Two Stage Amplifier Misbehaving (unanticipated output voltages)

Hello all and thank you in advance for taking a look at my problem. I have made a circuit which takes a differential voltage from a Wheatstone bridge (pressure transducer) and converts to an analog ...
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Switching the GND of a Wheatstone bridge using NPN

I am trying to turn on and off the power supply to this bridge by using a micro controller. Can I use the following switch using an NPN ? Edit: A switch using a MOSFET - a better option?
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RTDs: Resistive Divider or Wheatstone bridge

I've inherited a PCB design in which the circuit for reading a 1k 2-wire RTD sensor is a simple resistive divider. The R_rtd is the pulldown part of the divider. The voltage of the divider is read ...
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How to make an accurate strain gauge conditioner

I need to measure tensile strains between 0 and 0.01%, with an accuracy between 1 to 10% within that range. It seems like all systems that read strain gauges rely on a Wheatstone bridge to amplify ...
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Why I am I unable to turn on a load when Wheatstone bridge is connected in series with the load

I am trying to switch on a load by using a Wheatstone bridge and planning to provide the differential voltage to the transistor. Before doing that, I am trying to use two batteries (second one ...
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How do you get a Vout of 2.29 in the simulation with a differential opamp and a wheatstone bridge? [closed]

I made a circuit to read the resistance of a PT-1000 (a platinum RTD [Resistance Temperature Detector] of 1 kΩ at 0°C) and I know I messed something up with the linearity; whatever I try, I can not ...
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Use Wheatstone bridge to measure unknown resistance

I have a question about using Wheatstone bridge to measure unknown resistance in practice. It is often stated that if there are one unknown resistor, two known resistors and one variable resistor, ...
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Proper grounding of a half open measurement bridge with zeroing variable resistor

I am designing a circuit to read a differential pressure sensor. The manufacturer gives the following diagram of the half-open measurement bridge: My understanding is that I am designing a circuit to ...
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Need help understanding schematics in LT1019 datasheet

We are currently using AD7795 to get ratiometric reading of 4 load cells. It works, but the chip stocks are rather volatile. So, I am thinking on using much cheaper and easier to come by MCP3424/...
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For this Art of Electronics circuit, why aren't the transistors specified? And what transistors do I use?

If I were going to EE school, then there would be a lot of knowledge transferred just by going through all of the usual things -- labs, homework, exams, etc. In teaching myself, it's so hard when they ...
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How can I show that there is no current over resistor

I made a contest question regarding find the entire current provide from voltage source 45V connected between a-c terminals. Follow the picture below: Original circuit My resolution I can made it ...
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Wheatstone bridge with 3 op amps breadboard help

I have a wheatstone bridge like the following: I then want to connect it to a couple of op-amps: I tried doing it like this: Op-amp pinout: However, I can't seem to get it to work. Have i ...
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Why is the Wheatstone bridge configuration almost always used for sensors over a simple voltage divider? [duplicate]

Everywhere it seems to be taken for granted that a Wheatstone bridge is more precise, accurate etc. I don't see why it would be any better than a voltage divider if I am directly measuring the voltage ...
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How to choose a resistor value for Wheatstone bridge such that it is a balanced circuit?

I have a 3V sine wave input and I want to measure resistor precisely from 1 ohm to 40ohm. I have tried using Arduino to measure the resistor using voltage divider but it became obvious that I will not ...
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(Almost) Wheatstone bridge

I have this wheatstone bridge: Rmeasure is the impedance of my voltmeter between A and B. My goal is to have the equation of R1/R2. Because Umeasure changes if \$R_2\$ or \$R_1\$ changes. the values ...
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Respiratory rate monitor

I have this project to build an instrumentation system to measure the respiratory rate. We decided to use a thermistor to measure the variation on the temperature of the air inhaled and exhaled. To ...
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What are the trade-offs between different values of resistance for a wheatstone bridge?

I have a loadcell with a bridge resistance of 10k and I've asked the manufacturer for a new design with RTDs and a slight mechanical change, and as a consequence, the manufacturer's proposed new ...
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Why increasing bridge ratio improve efficiency?

From The Bonded Electrical Resistance Strain Gage by Murray & Miller where it says: For operation with a single gage, and under some conditions with two gauges, the efficiency can be improved by ...
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Wheatstone bridge to create offset

While comparing schematics of two old analog oscilloscopes (Tektronix 475 and Goldstar 9020,) I was expecting many differences to get better frequency response since the first is a 250MHz and the ...
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Wheatstone bridge: Modifications for different temperature sensor resistance

I am trying to build a Wheatstone circuit to detect temperature changes of a low resistance (about 10 ohm) wire. For a first try I would like to use a circuit proposed in this Maxim Application Note ...
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Lead resistance of 3 wire RTD100

I am using a three wire RTD100 as a temperature sensor. I know the advantage of the 3 wire RTD100 is that it gives accurate temperature output by canceling the lead resistance. First the resistance ...
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How to fit this schematic into my circuit

I am trying to learn how to put schematics onto a breadboard and currently I have this wheatstone bridge used for measuring the voltage change when my R2 resistor is affected by temperature. Now I ...
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How to determine if a load cell is quarter-bridge, half-bridge or full-bridge?

Im looking to purchase 4 disk type load cells for weighing applications but it doesn't mention what configuration it is in (quarter bridge, half bridge etc.) Is it safe to assume 2 wire load cells = ...
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Why are two pairs of a wheatstone bridge of opposite direction?

I wonder why are, e.g. when using a wheatstone bridge in combination with strain gauges, two of these SGs do have a positive k-factor and the other two a negative k-factor. Gladly, there is already ...
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4-Wire Strain Gauge Measurement

I want to accurately measure the resistance of a single strain gauge, unaffected by lead wire resistance and with ratiometric ADC conversion to compensate for excitation drifts. I know for RTD ...
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Deriving Wheatstone bridge equation

I have the following circuit: Here I have obtained the equation of Ud = U * ((deltaR / R)/(4+2(deltaR/R))). But I'm stuck on the part on how to derive that formula. Any help or guidance is ...
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Anemometer with opamp

This is related to an earlier question of mine, but I have a different follow-up question that I wanted to make a new post for. I'm trying to understand more about how the below circuit works, ...
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Constant-temperature anemometer circuit not behaving as expected

I'm testing a circuit design for a constant-temperature anemometer using an NTC thermistor as the sensing element, and the behavior of the circuit has me confused. After struggling with various ...
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How to measure multiple objects' weights with load cells and Raspberry Pi 4?

I am working on a class project that involves a raspberry pi and strain gauge load cells. . The goal is to measure the weight of two or more objects using a set of two load cells (In the picture it ...
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How to calculate gain of wheatstone bridge+differential amplifier? [closed]

Can someone help me solve this task? The schematic shows that the sensors are connected in series parallel and that the measurement is done using a Wheatstone-Bridge and a difference amplifier. A) ...
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Confusion with Wheatstone bridge resistor terminology in datasheets

An off-shelf instrumentation amplifier manual has the following indication for Rb: And this force-transducer gives the following resistance parameter: I guess Rb is each single resistor value of ...
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How to make a full Wheatstone bridge with 4 tee-rosette strain gauges?

I am in the process of making a full Wheatstone bridge. I was told to use 4 tee-rosette strain gauges (with axial and radial components in one gauge) to temperature correct the signals. I am ...
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How a wheatstone bridge is used in operational amplifiers? [closed]

How a wheatstone bridge is used in operational amplifiers?
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How do I get a stable 15V signal without a variable power supply?

I'm studying mechanical engineering (inb4 easy major), so my knowledge of EE is limited and sequestered to blind application. I need a stable 15V supply for a wheatstone-bridge strain sensing circuit,...
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Using an op amp to balance a Wheatstone bridge by heating a sensor wire

I'm attempting to create my own hot wire liquid water content sensor, the control circuitry of which is similar to many hot wire anemometers: simulate this circuit – Schematic created using ...
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How to handle disconnected resistive sensor?

I'm trying to connect a PT100 thermo probe to an Arduino project to measure water temperature. After some research I have found and adopted a design using a Wheatstone bridge and an instrumentation ...
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How to calculate the value of the thermistor based on the output voltage of this circuit

I recently bought a board that consists of this circuitry. It came without an instruction whatsoever, so I have to figure out how to measure the temperature based on the output voltage at the To. The ...
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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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