Questions tagged [current]

Use this tag to refer to the volume of electricity traveling through any given wire at any given time. It is measured in amps.

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Can too much power consumption cause NodeMCU to trip?

I made a home automation setup that involves a NodeMCU and a 5v relay module. Now, this setup automatically disconnects from the WiFi randomly. It sometimes connects immediately, sometimes it takes ...
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Current consumption of a buzzer

I want to use the buzzer KPEG2000 in my Arduino application. I would like to know if a GPIO can directly drive this buzzer, without destroy the uC (a GPIO can deliver 40 mA max). In the datasheet, we ...
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Handling arduino output current

I need to power an actuator that requires 12 volts and consumes between 5 and 10 amperes depending on the weight it is charging. Therefore I bought a power supply of 12 volts and 10 amperes. My ...
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ACS712 Module inaccurate reading in some devices

I'm currently trying to isolate what's the problem with a current sensor build I'm working on right now. I'm using a ACS712 that can handle 30A, I've used the code at http://henrysbench.capnfatz....
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Min/Max current for supply input of mega2560

What is the min and max current the mega2560 can take for the 5v supply input voltage of the chip itself, not just the arduino mega?
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Shall an active piezo buzzer module draw as much as 10mA on its signal pin?

I have connected an active piezo buzzer to my arduino: KY-012 Active buzzer module. I was a bit surprised that it drew like ~10mA on the signal pin from my nodemcu, which I find a bit weird, since ...
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How many Amps can a Nano Arduino hold for LED project

I'm really new at this, and here is my doubt. What if I need to light 120x WS2812B (5v)LEDs (link: LEDs) using an Arduino Nano? if it takes 60 mAh each pixel, the total amount needed should be around ...
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Connecting DAC output from Arduino Due to another arduino

I have an Arduino Due and I want to connect the output from the DAC as an input to an Arduino Uno's analog input pin. From this link http://forum.arduino.cc/index.php?topic=164763.0, user DuaneB ...
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How do I provide a negative current?

I'm trying to use an ATMega328 board to control a board of a broken UPS device. I replaced all the internals of the UPS by custom components, so the only things which remain are the chassis and the ...
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Outputting 400 mV using Arduino Nano PWM pin

I am trying to output analog voltage (400 mV) using Arduino Nano PWM pins. Is it okay to directly connect (using jumper wires) the PWM pins to the Vin+ of the INA219 current sensor? I badly need it ...
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Arduino max power supply limit

What is the maximum current that can be supplied to an Arduino Mega board before frying/breaking? Basically i have several components connected to my board which draw a total current of 1.6A (which i ...
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Selection of External CT for my application

Here I have attached my ckt for my application. My application is Motor protection Relay. Based on Current sense of 3 CT tripping of relay will occur. Tripping might due to under/over/SC/Locked rotor ...
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Can I put a resistor in the ground connection of my DHT22 sensor?

I'm building a project that uses a couple of Adafruit DTH22 temp/humidity sensors. (https://www.adafruit.com/product/385) I have them wired into my project box through 3.5mm mini plugs (The kind that ...
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Can you current-limit Arduino 101 GPIO pins?

A number of questions ask about max possible in/out current on a GPIO pin, that's not my question here. I'm asking if it's possible to set a maximum current limit on a GPIO pin, such that any attempts ...
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Checking Arduino 5/3.3V under load

Is there a way to use common/cheap components to put the 3.3V and 5V pins on an Arduino under load, in order to measure if they are giving a correct and stable voltage? Can I calculate a certain load ...
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Trying to power multiple servos at once using a Arduino Mega

Recently I have been trying to do a project for my end of year project, it involved making a humanoid arm. I am still a newbie at these things, I usually have my friend do the wiring, but since he ...
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Question about controlling servos with PWM while being able to accurately read the current from a sensor

Hi I am hoping to design a custom board ATMEGA32u4 with practically a Arduino leonardo bootloader. I plan to control up to 12 servos while being able to read back the current sensor voltage of an ...
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Detect power interruption on NodeMCU

Im using a 5v 1A power supply and connected to VIN pin on the NodeMCU. I also use 18650 battery to keep NodeMCU running in case the power supply shuts off due to power interruption. I'm planning to ...
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Transistors to use for eight voltage sweeps from two PWM Arduino pins

On my Arduino Mega, there are two PWM pins open. There are eight analog voltage inputs to a datalogger. They are connected through a PCB, and I need test them with a DC voltage sweep. (There are many ...
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Addressable RGB LED Strip

I am looking to create an addressable RGB LED strip circuit with my NodeMCU v3 Wi-Fi. I am looking at a strip of 150 RGB LEDs, 5 meters long, so 30 LED/m. But I am only going to use about 50 LEDs for ...
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Arduino UNO socket

As I learnt so far is that Arduino UNO board has a socket for power input. The available power input range is between 7V - 20V, but the optimal usage range is 7V-12V. Here I am wondering: ---> if ...
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Powering arduino and node mcu [closed]

I want to power up my Arduino and my Nodemcu via 12 V , 1 A power adapter (it's an AC to DC power Adapter). Recently I have two voltages regulators: a 5 V for nodemcu and 9 V for Arduino Uno. The ...
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How to connect Mg995 and arduino nano since nano can only output 40mA at max?

Datasheet for Mg995 shows: Current draw at idle 10MA No load operating current draw 170MA Stall current draw 1200MA Maximum current that an arduino nano can output is 40mA. So, what ...
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Is it correct to use a 9V 1A transformer to power my project?

I have a quick question: I have a small alarm project running on an ArduinoNanoV3 (a chinese clon). Counting sensors, actuators and the arduino itself the consumed current (theoretically speaking, ...
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Controlling voltage and current from chip?

I'm well aware that this question perfectly showcases my spectacular ignorance, but oh well. It's a simple enough question, so here we go. I have a 595 chip (SN74HC595) wired up to an Arduino, fed by ...
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Motor shield not providing enough current to 2 12V DC fans

I have 2 fans and they require up to 3A current, but my motor shield (Arduino Motor Shield Rev3) on my Arduino MEGA can only provide 2A per channel (4A max). Is it ok to run the fans at a lower speed ...
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Only one of 4 LEDs are lighting up

Before you ask - I've checked that the LEDs worked before putting them in my circuit. They all work. I've connected 4 LEDs, shown in the arrangement below, up to my Adruino Lilypad. Pin 9 was used as ...
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Max current per pin is 40 mA. But it is always 40 mA?

I need to calculate resistor for a PNP transistor. To do this I need to know the voltage and current. I know voltage is 5 volts as it is easy to find in the internet, but how about current? I mean ...
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Attiny85 appears to be drawing 0.2mA current but battery running down more quickly

I am trying to get a temperature sensor (tmp36) working with an Attiny and if possible I would like it to run for several weeks. I have tried to power down the Attiny and it appears to be drawing only ...
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simultaneously read 16 hall sensor and maximum current allowed by Arduino

My question is about maximum current allowed by Arduino. I know it's 200mA in Arduino and 40mA in every pin (lower in arduino mini). Just wondering if simultaneously read 16 hall sensor (than can be ...
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Designing around Output pin limitations

I'm new to Arduino and am working on a project with my son. We are using the LillyPad USB board (schematic) to drive a bunch of LEDs (LED Datasheet). Our project is based loosely off of the 'Turn ...
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Circuit works on breadboard but has power problems on protoboard

I'm building a simple circuit that takes data from an IMU (using MPU6050), sends it to a microprocessor (Arduino Pro Mini 5V) to apply data smoothing and averaging, and then this data is sent using an ...
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Grove A12-200 current sensor

I am trying to measure current from an LFG with Arduino Uno and Grove current sensor (A12-200). I found a code at this link you can see Arduino code here. The code works, but there are some ...
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Combining code for multiple sensors (Current and Voltage Sensors) in one program

I need to operate 2 different sensors (Current and Voltage) simultaneously. I have managed to run each one of them separately and I don't know how to manipulate the code so they could work together. ...
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Light Powered Motor Troubles [closed]

I'm working on a small car (<1 kg) which will drive when there is light and stop when there isn't. Below is a plan with code drawn up (the only numbers I know for sure are the current gains for the ...
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Arduino Voltage Divider

So am doing a project which involves the reading of voltage and current generated by Solar Panel. Now I learnt that Arduino cant Read Voltage directly above 5V. To read above that you need to add a ...
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Unstable ESP8266 - flickering lights

A while ago I have bought NodeMCU board along with few sensors to play with. I have coded everything, and, when powered via USB, works like a charm. Problem begins, when I try to use my contraption as ...
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Non intrusive current sensor with unreliable (strange) readings

I have a project where I will mount 6 non intrusive current sensor model SCT013 (100A/50mA) manufactured by yhdc.com on an Arduino Mega. Virtual ground and Burden resistors are 1% tolerance. To ...
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Voltage divider for 6 non intrusive current sensors

I have an Arduino project where I intend to use 6 non intrusive current sensor model SCT013 (100A/50mA) manufactured by yhdc.com As reference voltage on examples I find at the internet it is ...
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Powering arduino sensors - what resistor should I use?

Recently I have asked a question, why my sensors do not work on external power supply (link). I have found out, that I was limiting the current too much with the resistors. I have tried using two ...
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Arduino current output [closed]

Simple question: I'm researching before buying. Can any of the Arduino products output current on a 4-20mA scale? I've seen them with Analog inputs but not outputs. And if they do not, are there add ...
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Detect if a 3 phase AC submersible pump is on

I need to know when a 3 phase AC submersible pump is turned on, for the sake of logging it to a online database. Thing is, I do not know how tell if it is ON, or OFF. I've given a thought to using a ...
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Setting reading frequency SCT013 current sensor code using Arduino Uno

I found this code below for the Arduino platform to obtain current measurements from the SCT013 sensor, and I am wondering how can I define the 'delay' or 'frequency' of my readings? I'd be looking ...
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In a circuit with a switch and a pull-down resistor, why does the high impedance of the input not discourage current from flowing into pin?

I'm a beginner to Arduino and circuits. I've spent the last couple hours hung up on the concept of how current flows through switches and pull-down resistors, having read every thread and watched ...
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Current Draw for LED Projects

I am working on a project with LED strips that would consume 12V and 20A. The problem is that the household wall outlet limitation is 15A, and 20A current draw would potentially start a fire. I have ...
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PWM output maximum current

i made a project with arduino in wich I used arduino to activate 18 n-ch mosfet with PWM. I used the softPWM library to use PWM in 18 output pins, I used a nano v3. The question is about the maximum ...
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Controlling ceiling fan speed using Arduino [closed]

Reference: https://arduino.stackexchange.com/a/12000/37585 Based on this post, if I want to control a 120V AC ceiling fan with an Arduino, there's a complicated bit of electronics that needs to be ...
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Arduino Mega and other modules power consumption [duplicate]

I have an Arduino Mega 2560 to which I have connected: Arduino GSM Shield 2 Waveshare 10 DOF IMU sensor Waveshare NEO-7M-C (B) GPS module HC-05 ZS040 Bluetooth module I am feeding my Arduino a 12V ...
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Arduino digitalWrite not working

I am trying to control this OWI Robotic Arm using the Arduino's digital outputs (I am using pins 12 & 13). If I wire up the wires to ground and 5V it goes one way, if I switch the wires, it goes ...
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Arduino Pro Mini maximal and recommended current per pin

In Arduino Pro Mini (3.3V) specs indicated the maximal and recommended current per pin, 40mA and 20mA respectively. Does these values means input current (i.e. safe input current Arduino can handle) ...