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Wiring a siren to an alarm system, siren isn't going off when the alarm is triggerd

Hello I have an alarm system of Jablotron Oasis 80. I want to hard wire a sirene of another brand to it Aritech S290. When the alarm goes off then the beacon of the siren is flashing, but there is no ...
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Safely wiring a 120v smoke detector externally

I am building a relay box that will cut power to an outlet if an attached 120V smoke alarm detects smoke. The relay box itself will be a grounded metal electrical box hardwired to a 3 prong plug. It ...
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How do I make a keyboard cable detachable with a USB C female port?

Alright so I'm new to all of this but I've been modding my keyboard recently and would like to get a custom cable for it. I saw this video on how to do this with a USB micro connector, however I know ...
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Why does this give me a red wire in Logisim?

Why does this gives me a red wire? Is it a bug? I'm pretty sure my wirings are correct.
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USB wiring transition [closed]

I'm searching around the net for an answer, so I hope someone will help me here. What is my project? I have Momento M5 dash camera with rear view camera. My rear camera stopped working and I do not ...
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Converting an electrical schematic into a physical panel layout

I'm an undergrad researching physics, my job has been to make this electrical schematic, can I get some help figuring out the physical layout? I've basically self-taught myself enough of solidworks ...
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Wiring a switch to a new power supply for a 12v lamp

I am trying to fix a sign that wouldn't light up anymore and I got confused when it came to installing the actual switch. It does work now but with the "fix" (replaced electronics of the ...
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help verifying battery schematic

The diagram below is for wiring up a 6 cell laptop battery. Visually, there are four batteries in one row, and two batteries in a second row. The cells are the usual 3.7v 18650 cells. I am pretty sure ...
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Where are the power, ground and LED connections on this car air conditioning PCB?

I ordered a PCB for my car air conditioning, as the old one was chewed off by rat. I lost the plug and I'm totally confused which wire would fit where. Can someone please help me in locating which pin ...
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Can I splice a standard AC power plug onto a 2-pin DIN table lamp cord?

I've acquired a table lamp with a 20W 12V bulb (possibly from IKEA?). The cord terminates with a female 2-pin DIN (41529) connector that I do not have an adapter for. Am I correct to assume that it ...
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What is the name of this wire-piercing probe?

I'm looking to get can bus data without cutting the wires. I would like to know the name of the probe pictured below and where to find it.
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Connecting a blind cable to electrical system [closed]

I am trying to connect a blind cable, (cable that doesn't have any end point connected to the grid), to the grid. This is how electrical wiring looks like. X's are lamps. and black lines in the first ...
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Headphones wiring issue jack (ground loop?)

I replaced my 3.5mm jack 4 pole but it had 5 wires shown in the image below. I connected the mic ground and stereo sound ground and soldered together in the same slot on the 3.5mm jack. BUT my friends ...
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Wiring in Thermostat (Rittal 31100) as a 24V Temperature Switch

I want to wire in the following thermostat. https://proax.ca/en/product/205417/RIT3110000 And am having a hard time understanding the wiring diagram I think I get that 5 is L and can be connected to ...
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guitar wiring ground connection

I am rewiring an old used guitar, typically you solder all the grounds to the switch or the pot case, connecting also all the cases to have a common ground. Has anyone tried a pcboard strip with ...
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Crimping tool where to crimp

I have a very cheap crimping tool and am trying to confirm where to crimp to ensure a good connection is made. I’m using red 18awg wire but the dot doesn’t really align with a spot like most crimpers. ...
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How to power solenoid valve?

I'm pretty new to electrical work in general and was wondering how I would open and close a solenoid valve. It says on the specifications that it needs 12 VDC. Do I just take a 12 volt battery and put ...
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Can I solder a plug to the end of my irrigation system power supply?

I got a new sprinkler head unit that only takes power input from a barrel plug, here is an ebay listing for the transformer it came with. It's 24VAC AC/AC transformer. Problem is my old head unit was ...
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How to wire a single phase, 3 wire motor?

So i bought a motor off of kijiji, it was an old furnace motor. I am trying to build a flat lapidary machine and use this motor to power it. However, there is no wiring diagram on the motor anywhere ...
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Wiring for solar powered house [closed]

I am trying to design electrical wiring for a small 1-bedroom house which will be only powered from solar panels. The minimum appliances in a house would be: Appliances available in 12V DC: LED ...
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Powering ws2812b led strip with ATX power supply [closed]

So, I'm planning on doing a little project. I have 8years old ATX power supply from an old PC, and I want to use it to power my LED strip (ws2812b). It is a 300 led strip (5m strip). I know for that ...
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Generator AVR Wiring Question

I'm replacing the AVR of a Honda EX4500s. However, the new AVR came with a 4-prong coupler plus two other wires (red and white), as opposed to the original 3-prong coupler (just like the 4-prong, but ...
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Help with connecting two passive speakers to a 3.5mm stereo jack

Help, I want to learn how to repair my speakers. I have a 2.1 system (subwoofer + 2 stereo speakers) which sounds really great and it would be a shame to lose it as I've grown fond of the sound, and ...
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going from 2AWG wires down to 14AWG

So I basically have a 2 AWG power wire, but I want to end up with about 5 or 6 14AWG wires so I can put the power through a connector. Does anyone have methods of going from a 2AWG to multiple 14 AWG ...
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HP Pavilion DV6000 webcam wiring

How can I wire this 4 pin webcam from my old HP Pavilion DV6000? I can't find any website that can help me with this 4 pin webcam. As you can see it the image below, the wires black and blue are ...
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What is the 5th wire used for in the USB optical mouse?

I know that USB cables usually have 4 wires - power, ground, data+ and data-. In this optical mouse cable I have there is a 5th. It is black, but also thicker than the others, almost suggesting that ...
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How to wire this pogo pin header strip

manufacturer number (Mill-Max): 855-22-010-10-001101 datasheet (2x5 pins) Can I directly solder something to the bottom pins ? The manufacturer has some solutions but it requires expensiv tools which ...
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Led ON on Spike Guard Even When Switch is OFF [closed]

I have this spike guard and it's middle led is ON even when the spike guard switch is off. I can see there are various combinations of the led and their meaning. But I see the middle led on when the ...
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Can you split an AC power cord into a 'y' to feed two AC loads?

I usually work with low voltage DC stuff, like little Arduino circuits and things. I've had no problem powering multiple things from a single power source that need roughly the same voltage (or using ...
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Wiring Diagram Help - 6v 'Power-Wheels' Ride-On Upgrade

Hello, I have a 6v Ride On toy car that I want to upgrade to 12v without upgrading the entire electrical system as it is only design for 6v. My issue? I'm not in the electrical trade and i'm trying to ...
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Can I connect the frame ground on a PSU to the 'ground/earth' on a UK plug?

I have a PSU which has 'FG' (Frame ground), is this just the ground which I would attach to the ground pin of the UK plug? Image of the Live, Neutral & FG : Thanks
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Why is this circuit using a branched 5V wire?

There is an article for using MQ-135's 5V analogue output with a Raspberry Pi. The picture below is from the article. I only added the [1] mark and pin explanations on it for the sake of question. At [...
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Is my wiring for this 5m 2812B Led Strip correct?

I'm building one of those infinity mirror cubes: and I have some questions regarding the wiring. This is what I came up with: Green is data, black is ground and red is 5v power. Every strip has 18 (...
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How would I wire this battery to the tablet?

I purchased a replacement batter for an old tablet -- and was prepared to follow the instructions to install it. Unfortunately, the replacement-battery comes with wires coded differently -- whereas ...
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Wiring problems on the TP4056 Module

I have been thinking of putting a 18650 Li-ion battery salvaged from an old laptop power battery to use so, I bought a few of those cheap TP4056 battery protection and charge circuit modules and I am ...
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Making connections sturdy [closed]

TL;DR: How should I connect the LED strip 3 wire JST connectors to the breadboard so they are less likely to fall out Found the answer I think: Terminal Blocks How should I connect the LED strip 3 ...
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How to wire LED strips into my display cabinet?

Let me start by mentioning that I have little knowledge in this field. LEDs I have: 12v 1Meter Rigid Double-row 3pin LED strips with 1.8A total draw (0.9A each row). For some reason, they have massive ...
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18 Gauge wire to 12 Gauge?

I have a wire that I believe is an 18 gauge stranded wire that needs to be lengthened. Unfortunately I only have 12 gauge wire and a 20-22 gauge single-stranded wire. Would it be possible to use ...
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Why do we connect neutral and ground at the transformer? [closed]

Why do we connect neutral to ground at the transformer, why can't we just connect that neutral to the ground at our house?
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Validation required for wiring of a 3 pin illuminated rocker switch

I'm trying to reproduce a setup for an induction heater. This is the one I am looking to do, but I ended up buying a rocker switch that has an integrated led, and it has 3 pins. Now I did find a guide ...
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Correct AC input wiring for electronic door lock PSU

I have a small PSU that outputs 12v DC for use with electronic door locks, but I'm a bit uncertain about the AC input. From the diagram it looks like there is two AC live wires, and a single earth. ...
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How to connect two load cells to one HX711?

I have two 5 kg load cells and one HX711. The project's goal is to connect them together, and measure the weight of the same object. I would like to get the average in order to make my calculations ...
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Short LED-strip wiring

Look past the fact, that this will electrocute me - just for now. I am building a small bowl with LED-strips inside it, and I need to wire it. The question is - how? This is my bowl with 24 * 15cm LED-...
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Is my Wiring OK? - WS2811 LED Strips

I am looking to install WS2811 LED Strips inside coving on walls for a down lighting effect. I have drawn up a wiring plan but i am not sure if it is correct / the best way to do it. Is there any ...
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What's the use of neutral wire in single phase home supply? [duplicate]

I am aware that the neurtal wire provides a return path for the current to the power source. But that neutral wire too, is connected to the ground at somewhere between the load and the source. My ...
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Carry 2A over AWG28

I'm looking at a (relatively popular) slip ring which uses AWG28 wires and has a rated current of 2A/channel. However, this chart suggests that AWG28 is only capable of carrying 0.226A for power ...
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Cable type identification required

I'm not an electrical person, and need to identify the type of wiring used on my Asus adapter for my router. Beneath the outer insulation is a set of copper bindings that wrap a white insulation layer ...
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DIY solar setup related questions on following topics: VSR, storing batteries correctly, wiring diagramm, misc

Please keep in mind I am not an electrician, however I have spent a lot of time researching the basics to obtain a fundamental understanding of the topic. Also, this project is an enhancement to an ...
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Wiring a single phase electric motor with a run and start capacitor

I have a single phase electric motor provided with the following wiring diagram. The wiring diagram unfortunately omits the active line and neutral connection details. I've had a look at several other ...
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How to wire this 12v switch

I need to wire this switch, but I have no idea how. I thought I was buying a normal 3P rocker switch :) The power source is 12v battery and the load is LED flashlight.

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